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Festival of the Desert Tour

Package Duration
12 Days / 11 Nights
Destination Covered

  • Day 1 : Sat January 2nd 2010 Bamako

    Description :

    Arrive in Bamako International flight arrives in Bamako. You will be met, Assisted and transferred to your hotel. Grand Hotel or similar.

    Day 2 : Sun January 3rd 2010 Bamako-Mopti

    Description :

    Breakfast and drive to “Mopti” which means in Fulani ‘meeting point” is Considered as the “melting pot “of Mali because of the numerous ethnics which live in perfect social cohesion: bozo, Bambara, Fulani, touareg, dogon, soninkes. That fact gives the city a harmonious life, arrival and Free afternoon, overnight at Ambedjele Hotel or a Similar.

    Day 3 : Mon January 4th 2010 Mopti

    Description :

    Breakfast and Mopti city tour (you will see the fascinating mix of Malian Cultures: Bambara, Bobo, Bozo, Dogon, Fulani, Tuareg, Songhai and Hausa): we will begin our visit by the mosque built in 1930 similar to the one of Djenne with the same architecture. Then we will continue to the handicraft center with the market where you could discover many local condiments. Lunch in the Bar Bozo; visit the fishing port which is one of the noisiest places in the day of market by the flow of local boats full of goods for selling. Local boat to Visit of some bozo villages to see how they dry fishes as fish is every one concern in Mopti at the over side of the river Niger and then to overlook to photograph the sunset, Overnight in the Ambedjele Hotel.

    Day 4 : Tue January 5th 2010 Mopti - Dogon Country

    Description :

    Breakfast and Drive to Dogon Country, considered one of the most extraordinary places on earth. Built up high on the narrow ledges of the cliffs are the villages of the Dogon people. In the 11th century, the Dogons fled the advancing Arabs coming from the north, and found shelter in one of West Africa's most inhospitable areas. This is such a unique place that the United Nations has declared it a World Heritage site. Visit the village of Songo, renowned for its rock paintings and circumcision grotto, inuation to Sangha, arrival and visit of Ogol Up and Down to discover the Hogon, the Toguna and Overnight at Hotel Guina or similar, (B) Hotel Guina.

    Day 5 : Wed January 6th 2010 Dogon Country

    Description :

    Breakfast and trekking down to discover some Dogon Villages, The Dogons are animists, worshipping their ancestors and the spirits of nature. Having preserved their traditions down through the centuries, they are considered to be one of the most riginal civilizations of West Africa. Today’s sightseeing involves walking over rough ground to visit some of the villages, and fairly steep and rough paths have to be negotiated. Experience the authentic traditional Dogon Mask Dance. Early evening drive to Bandiagara for overnight.(B,L,D) Cheval Blanc or similar.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)

Contact Detail

Balanzan Tours

Contact Person :-

Mr Coulinaly

Address :- Baco Djicoroni, Mali