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Day 1: Oct 7, 2016

Departure

Depart IAD at 5:40PM for your non-stop flight to Dakar; meals and entertainment aloft.

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Day 2: Oct 8, 2016

Arrival

Arrival in Dakar at 6:00 AM, welcome at the airport and transfer to 4 star Savana hotel in downtown Dakar. Relax in hotel; afternoon orientation and dinner with Senegalese Family. Overnight on BB basis. (D)

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Day 3: Oct 9, 2016

Dakar city tour

After breakfast in hotel, depart for a guided tour of Dakar to see its colorful markets; the presidential palace, the popular district of Medina, and the university. Visit the “Monument of the African Renaissance;” stop at Soumbedioune handicraft market; enjoy a Senegalese lunch, and learn sand painting at the sand painting gallery; return to your hotel and overnight. ( B/L )

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Day 4: Oct 10, 2016

Day with Artists

After breakfast, spend a day in an artist village to learn painting, sculpturing, weaving, etc in workshops (B/L)

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Day 5:Oct 11, 2016

Goree Island

After breakfast, take a ferry ride to Goree Island. Tour the House of Slaves; stand in “the door of no return”; visit the historic museum and the Memorial of Goree. Lunch and return to Dakar, Overnight at Savana hotel. (B/L)

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Day 6: Oct 12, 2016:

Pink Lake and Naming Ceremony

Breakfast and depart for the Pink Lake; enjoy a very exciting drive in 4×4 vehicles across the sand dunes; visit the Fulani ethnic group and have lunch at the Pink Lake lodge.
In the afternoon, visit traditional Wolof villages where you will attend a naming ceremony to receive your African name. Interact with the inhabitants. Return to Dakar at the end of the day. Overnight at Savana hotel. (B/L)

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Day 7: Oct 13, 2016

Banjul, The Gambiai

After, breakfast, store luggage and depart for The Gambia, by road. (B/D)

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Day 8: Oct 14, 2016

Banjul city tour and surroundings

After breakfast, discover Banjul, visit the market; see colorful tie and die fabrics and in the afternoon, visit sacred crocodiles pool.
Return to Atlantic Hotel for dinner and overnight. (B/D)

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Day 9: Oct 15, 2016

Dakar and Juffureh

After breakfast, depart for Dakar, stopping in Juffureh, the ancestral home of Kunta Kunteh and Alex Haley; arrive Dakar; late check-out; farewell dinner and late departure to airport. (B/D)

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Day 10: Oct 16, 2016

Departure

Transfer to airport for 2:40AM SAA flight home; arrive IAD 6:00 AM

Additional information

LocationDulles International Airport (IAD)
DestinationSenegal, The Gambia
Duration10 days
Groupsize10
MonthOctober
OccupancyDouble, Single

Senegal remains one of our most popular tour packages. Only seven hours from New York City or Washingtown DC, a combination tour of Senegal and Gambia provides great value for the budget-minded, and those with limited time. If you are planning your first trip to Africa, the choice of Senegal is certain to generate lasting memories.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION IDA/JFK/LAX
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive 3 Hrs early for a smooth check-in process
RETURN TIME TBD
WEAR
INCLUDED
Professional Tour Guide Meals
Double-Occupanc Transportation in mini-coach
NOT INCLUDED
Entry Visa
Personal expenses while on tour

This 10 day package includes roundtrip air from Washington Dulles (IAD) on South African Airways (SAA), daily breakfast, 4 star accommodations, English speaking guides, tours, other meals as noted in the itinerary, all entrance fees, air conditioned vehicles, and all taxes.

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