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Experience the famous Dogon Country (3or 2 days)

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Included
·  Option1

·  Inclusion:

·  -Transportation by bus from Bamako to Mopti

·  -4x4 vehicle transportation from Mopti to enjoy the dogon country

·  -A trained and experienced guide+ the service of local guides

·  -Flight ticket Mopti-Bamako

·  -Meals: Breakfast in Mopti and Lunch in Dogon Country

·  -See all the listed sites

·  -Any other agency services

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·  Option2

·  Inclusion:

·  -Flight ticket Bamako to Mopti

·  -4x4 vehicle transportation from Mopti to enjoy the dogon country

·  -A trained and experienced guide+ the service of local guides

·  -Flight ticket Mopti-Bamako

·  -Meals: Breakfast in Mopti and Lunch in Dogon Country

·  -See all the listed sites

·  -Any other agency services.

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Option1

Day1: Fri Nov 11th 2011 Bamako-Djenne-Mopti
After breakfast, drive to Djenne, which history is closely linked with that of Timbuktu. Between the 15th and 17th centuries much of the trans-Sahara trade in goods such as salt, gold and slaves that moved in and out of Timbuktu passed through Djenne. This town is famous for its Sudanese-style architecture. Nearly all of the buildings in the town, including the Great Mosque, are made from sun-baked mud bricks which are coated with mud plaster. The Great Mosque of Djenne is the largest mud brick building in the world. As well as being the center of the community of Djenne, it is one of the most famous landmarks not only in Mali, but in whole Africa. Along with the Old Town of Djenne it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988. Besides the Great Mosque the main attractions in Djenne are two-storey mud houses with their monumental facades.      
After completing the tour in Djenne head to Mopti. Overnight: hotel Kanaga**** or similar basic hotel


Day2: Sat Nov 12th 2011 Mopti-Dogon Country-Mopti
Breakfast and drive to Dogon Country. This day is devoted of exploration of Dogon Country, considered one of the most extraordinary places on earth. Built up high on the narrow ledges of the cliffs are the villages of the Dogon people. In the 11th century, the Dogons fled the advancing Arabs coming from the north, and found shelter in one of West Africa's most inhospitable areas. This is such a unique place that the United Nations has declared it a World Heritage Site.

Early morning drive to Daga, Descend by 4x4 vehicles the Bandiagara escarpment and visit Dogon cliff villages. Next is Tireli famous for its pottery. Tireli is the best place to see a Dogon mask ceremony and a lively market. To reach Amani with its sacred crocodile pool you will pass hamlets of Ireli. See granaries and ancient houses under the escarpment wall and observe stones, which have turned white from decades of millet porridge being poured over them. These stones are watched out by old women performing a ceremony on behalf of villagers who wish to appease spirits of ancestors Banani is known for its Tellem buildings and a seasonal waterfall, up to Sangha visit and head to Songo renowned for its rock paintings and circumcision grotto. Your guide will explain the significance of the many sacred objects. Rich in culture, the area is famous for its unique architecture, granaries and fetish houses then drive to Mopti by night and overnight in hotel Kanaga**** or similar basic hotel. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.
Day3: Sun Nov 13th 2011 Mopti-Bamako end of the tour  
Breakfast and drive to Mopti airport, flight to Bamako and end of the tour.


Option2

Day1: Sat Nov 12th 2011 Bamako-Mopti
Breakfast and flight to Mopti, the Malian venise, arrive and this day is devoted of exploration of Dogon Country, considered one of the most extraordinary places on earth. Built up high on the narrow ledges of the cliffs are the villages of the Dogon people. In the 11th century, the Dogons fled the advancing Arabs coming from the north, and found shelter in one of West Africa's most inhospitable areas. This is such a unique place that the United Nations has declared it a World Heritage Site.

Early morning drive to Daga, Descend by 4x4 vehicles the Bandiagara escarpment and visit Dogon cliff villages. Next is Tireli famous for its pottery. Tireli is the best place to see a Dogon mask ceremony and a lively market. To reach Amani with its sacred crocodile pool you will pass hamlets of Ireli. See granaries and ancient houses under the escarpment wall and observe stones, which have turned white from decades of millet porridge being poured over them. These stones are watched out by old women performing a ceremony on behalf of villagers who wish to appease spirits of ancestors Banani is known for its Tellem buildings and a seasonal waterfall, up to Sangha visit and head to Songo renowned for its rock paintings and circumcision grotto. Your guide will explain the significance of the many sacred objects. Rich in culture, the area is famous for its unique architecture, granaries and fetish houses then drive to Mopti by night and overnight in hotel Kanaga**** or similar basic hotel. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.

Day2: Sun, Nov 13th  2011 Mopti-Bamako
Breakfast and drive to Mopti airport, flight to Bamako and end of the tour.
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