Mali Explorer

Mali Explorer

Mali Explorer
10 days – 9 nights
Bamako, Djenné, Mopti, Songo, Sangha, Badiagara, Ireli, Banani, Niger River, Lake Debo, Térékongo
Ecotourism, Nature, Heritage, Adventure, Culture
This program may be operated for individual or for groups
This is a suggested itinerary – Please call us to customize

Day 1: Bamako
Assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer your hotel in Bamako. Rest of the at leisure. Dinner at the hotel. [D]

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Tour includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 9 nights’ accommodation:
    • Bamako 1 night
    • Djenné 1 night
    • Mopti 3 nights
    • Bandiagara 1 night
    • Niger River 2 nights
    • Segou 1 night
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast daily
    • 8 lunches + 1 picnic lunch
    • 7 dinners
    • 2 picnic dinners
    • Djenné Great Mosque
    • Rock paintings of Songo
    • Bongo women's house & Hogon altar
  • Traditional Dogon mask dance
  • Niger River cruise
  • Sailing on Débo Lake
  • City ​​tour of Mopti, the “Venice of Mali”
  • Mix with West African peoples
  • Térékongo sacred well of the Bobo people
  • Tomb of King Biton Coulibaly
  • Tour of Bamako
  • Private 4x4 vehicle
  • Private pinnacle (crew and fuel included)
  • Experienced English-speaking driver-guide
  • 2-day cruise on the Niger river
  • Entrance fees as required
  • Bottled mineral water with meals
  • All local taxes
Not included in tour
  • International airfares
  • Any taxes related to airfares or airports
  • Meals not mentioned under inclusions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Sleeping bags
  • Visas
  • Tips to guides or drivers
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Any item not mentioned as “Included”


Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class*
Bamako Radisson Blue 3.5
Mopti La Maison Rouge 4.5
Bandiagara Hotel La Falaise 4
Niger River Camping n/a
Segou Hotel L'Auberge 4
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
* Best in city

These programs can be customized for individuals and groups. Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
  • Airfare
We also be glad to add the necessary airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
  • Program
You may add or remove;
    • Trip days
    • Cities and sites
    • Meals
  • Other options
    • The program was designed with private services; however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
    • If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
  • Quotation
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: ML02BKO21SG

  • Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
  • We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
  • Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

Group Quotations
  • If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
  • In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
  • Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.