Please note the itinerary is liable to change due to security issues in Mali. We currently cannot travel overland to Mopti, and the whole of the Dogon region is unsafe to visit.
• Arrive in Bamako, where you will be met at the airport by our driver, who will transfer you to the hotel.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Return to Bamako in the morning, taking breakfast on the boat.
• Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.