Mali Highlights Tour


Please note the itinerary is liable to change due to security issues in Mali.

1 21/01/2024

Arrival to Bamako

• Arrive in Bamako, where you will be met at the airport by our driver, who will transfer you to the hotel.

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2 22/01/2024


• After breakfast, drive to San.

• Upon arrival, check into our hotel before visiting the eye-catching adobe mosque and the local market.

• Overnight in San.

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3 23/01/2024

UNESCO site of Djenne

• Travel to Djenné, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and twin sister city of Timbuktu.

• In Djenné, we visit the Grand Mosque—the world’s largest mud-brick structure. We also see the ancient manuscripts library, Koranic schools, Tapama’s Tomb, and the secret well of Nana Wangara.

• Later, drive to Segou, where we will stay overnight.

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4 24/01/2024

Mudpainting workshops

• Visit a mud painting clothes workshop and various colonial buildings before moving on to Segou Koro, a village and former residence of Bambara kings located on the banks of the Niger River.

• Take a boat trip across the river to Kalabougou, where we will see women making pottery. After production, the pottery gets transported by dugout canoe to the Segou market.

• Return to Segou.

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5 25/01/2024

Return to Bamako

• Return to Bamako and tour the city. We will see colonial buildings and visit the national museum, the craft market and Point-G—the perfect spot to get a panoramic view of the city.

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6 26/01/2024

Boat trip to sand fishing village

• More tours of Bamako. We will visit the cathedral, fetish and artisan markets, and the puppet workshop.

• Afterwards, board a traditional boat from Babalabougou and visit a sand fishing village.

• Camp overnight on an island in the Niger River.

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7 27/01/2024

Return to Bamako / Final Day of Tour

• Return to Bamako in the morning, taking breakfast on the boat.

• Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.


  • - Airport transfers
  • - Air conditioned bus transport
  • - Twin hotel accommodation
  • - All breakfasts
  • - English speaking local guide and Lupine tour leader
  • - Entry fees
  • - Visa invitation
  • - Flights
  • - Travel insurance
  • - Visa cost
  • Tour Price: £1695
  • Deposit: £500
  • Single Room Supplement: £175
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