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A Glimpse of West Africa - Guinea Bissau

A Glimpse of West Africa - Guinea Bissau 1280 , 8 Days
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Wander back in time, treading in the footsteps of colonial powers and the decaying grandeur of their buildings, float through rivers, abundant in birdlife, where nature still holds glorious sway, and then encounter cultures that have endured and thrived, despite the forces that have come and gone. Here you will immerse yourself in tribes and peoples who have maintained traditions over the millennia and who live in harmony with this lush and bountiful landscape.

Learn the curative skills of animist healers, be led by kings through the mystical tombs of their ancestors and enjoy the exuberance of local festivals. An unforgettable escape into paradise.


Itinerary: 

Day 1: Arrive Bissau
Arrive in Bissau and transfer to the hotel. Time for rest. City tour in the afternoon including National Museum, the Mercado (Central Market), the old colonial center of Bissau Velho, Porto Pidjiguiti. -/-/-

Day 2: Bissau – Rubane
We head to the port and continue by speed boat to the sacred Island of Rubane, one of the 88 Islands and Islets forming the Bijagos Archipelago of Guinea Bissau. Enjoy a tour of Rubane and Bubaque, visiting the market, museum of UICN, radio Dian, and local church. B/-/D

Day 3: Rubane - Orango
After breakfast, take a cruise to Orango Island. Here, you will discover a unique natural reserve inhabited by Sea Hippos, which live in mangrove salt water and often swim and frolic on the beaches. B/-/D

Day 4: Orango - Rubane
After breakfast, go on a fishing trip for the day. Enjoy a picnic lunch and return to Rubane.Time permitting witness a traditional dance by local performers. B/-/D

Day 5: Rubane - Bissau
Back to Bissau by boat. Free afternoon to relax and explore the city. B/-/-

Day 6: Bissau - Varela
Leave the city behind and head north west to Varela. This is the territory of the Diola people, and we will be able to see one of their mask dances (optional) while here – an event rarely seen by outsiders. In the later afternoon we reach the beaches of Varela B/-/D

Day 7: Varela
A day to relax and enjoy some af West Africa best beaches. B/-/D

Day 8: Varela - Sao Domingos - Bissau

On our last day we can choose either to drive back to Bissau to catch the evening flight back to Europe or to continue our journey to Senegal, crossing the border at Sao Domingos check point.  B/-/-

 


Price Includes:
accommodation in standard hotels/lodges in rooms with private facilities
all meals acc. itinerary
local English-speaking guide
all ground transport and and airport transfers
Penguin tour leader (at min. 8)

Not Included:
International flights
entrance fees. tips
personal expenses


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A Glimpse of West Africa - Guinea Bissau (Rated 4.94 / 5 Based on 10 Reviews.)
Price
1280 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
260 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Price
1280 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
260 EUR
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Group Size
8-12
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