Timbuktu Extension Tour


Join our extension tour to Timbuktu! We cannot stay overnight for security reasons, so it is a brief trip to get a taste of the highlights. For those who have not visited Mali previously, this tour joins our South and Central Mali Discovery Tour. The price for this tour is £2395 (including return private jet charter).

1 17/01/2025

Arrival to Bamako

• Meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. We will meet for a group dinner in the evening.

Day 0 photo 1

2 18/01/2025

Timbuktu and Mopti

• Early in the morning, we travel by private jet to Timbuktu. Here we will visit the grand mosque in the old medina, the centre of manuscripts, a 16th-century university mosque, and the house of Alexander Gordon Laing, the first European to visit Timbuktu.

• Afterwards, we visit the Ethnological Museum to see the Well of Buktu. We will also visit Koranic schools and the workshop of the last master calligrapher.

• Later in the afternoon, we fly to Mopti, known as 'the melting pot of Mali'. Here we will visit the Komoguel Mosque before returning to Bamako.

Day 1 photo 1

3 19/01/2025

Airport transfer / Post trip extension

• For those finishing their tour today, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

• If you’re taking the rest of the Mali tour, please see the itinerary for the Mali Highlights Tour.


  • Airport transfers
  • Private jet between Bamako, Timbuktu and Mopti
  • Air conditioned bus transport
  • Twin hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • English speaking local guide
  • Entry fees
  • Visa invitation
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost
  • Tour Price: £2395
  • Deposit: £750
  • Single Room Supplement: £50
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