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Sahara Desert Salt Road Tour :

Timbuktu - Taoudenni - Timbuktu

by 4-wheel drive vehicle

11 days / 4 nights hotel, 6 nights camping

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Every tour is private, scheduled on dates of your choice, beginning on a Friday and ending on a Monday in Bamako; there are no fixed-date scheduled departures.

Contact us for prices. Groups of any size are welcome. Be sure to specify the month/year of travel, and how many persons are in your party—prices are digressive, so a better value per person for a party of four than a party of two, etc.

Regretfully this desert tour is temporarily unavailable, due to insecurity in the desert.



ITINERARY
Day 1
Friday
Arrive in Bamako, MALI
Your international flight arrives in Bamako in the evening; airport-to-hotel transfer; overnight in Bamako
Grand Hotel, or similar (no meals)
Day 2
Saturday
Bamako – Timbuktu (by air) – Sahara desert
Transfer to the airport for your early morning flight to Timbuktu; meet your Tuareg guide and depart into the desert by 4-wheel drive vehicle; dinner and overnight camping in Azoya
camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Sunday
Araouane
Resume driving across the dunes, and arrive in Araouane for lunch; dinner and overnight camping in Araouane
camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Monday
Oued el Hajar
Desert excursion continues, to Oued el Hajar; overnight camping
camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Tuesday
Taoudenni
To Foum el Alous, and arrive in Taoudenni; visit the salt mines of Taoudenni; overnight camping
camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Wednesday
Ounanes
Drive to Ounanes; overnight camping<
camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Thursday
Araouane
Drive to Bou'Djebeha; lunch at Araouane; dinner and overnight camping in Araouane
camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Friday
Return to Timbuktu
Drive to Taganet for lunch, and continue to Timbuktu at day's end; overnight in Timbuktu
Hotel Hendrina Khan, or similar Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9
Saturday
Timbuktu
Full day in Timbuktu to visit this former metropolis at the edge of the desert: visit the ancient mosques and former universities, the museum, the explorers' houses, the city market, the artisans' center; overnight in Timbuktu
Hotel Hendrina Khan, or similar Breakfast
Day 10
Sunday
Timbuktu – Bamako (by air)
Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Bamako; check into your hotel day room and take the rest of the day at leisure; overnight in Bamako
Grand Hotel, or similar Breakfast
Day 11
Monday
Bamako / final departure
Bamako city tour in the morning: visit the Muso Kounda Museum, the city market, the artisans' village; in the evening, transfer to the airport
day-room Breakfast

NB: camping is no frills, sleeping on a ground mattress in a small tent; there are no campgrounds, so no running water, no latrines. Camping in Mali is not recommended for inexperienced campers.

NB: Domestic flights are subject to availability; if flights are not available, add two days for roundtrip overland transportation to/from Timbuktu.

NB: Hotels subject to availability.


Tour includes:
  • Bamako hotel, 2 nights, double occupancy, with breakfast
  • day-room in Bamako on the final day
  • domestic flights Bamako-Timbuktu and Timbuktu-Bamako (priced separately)
  • all airport transfers for domestic flights
  • Timbuktu hotel, 2 nights, double occupancy, with breakfast (B)
  • 6 nights camping in the desert; bring your sleeping bags, other camping gear provided
  • all-inclusive desert excursion: 4-WD desert vehicles with fuel and drivers; Tuareg desert guide; camp cook; all meals (as outlined above) and bottled mineral water in the desert
  • military escort in the desert
  • all hotel taxes, local tourism taxes and site visit fees, as per tour program
  • airport transfers for international arrival and departure in Mali (Bamako)

The price does not include international travel to/from Bamako; Mali visas; non-specified meals, drinks/bottled water; sleeping bags; tips and personal expenses.

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