Day 1: Oct 7, 2016
Depart IAD at 5:40PM for your non-stop flight to Dakar; meals and entertainment aloft.
Day 2: Oct 8, 2016
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)
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 )
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)
Day 5:Oct 11, 2016
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)
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)
Day 7: Oct 13, 2016
Banjul, The Gambiai
After, breakfast, store luggage and depart for The Gambia, by road. (B/D)
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)
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)
Day 10: Oct 16, 2016
Transfer to airport for 2:40AM SAA flight home; arrive IAD 6:00 AM
|Location||Dulles International Airport (IAD)|
|Destination||Senegal, The Gambia|
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 TIME||Please arrive 3 Hrs early for a smooth check-in process|
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.