Day trips
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Prices quoted generally include all costs during your journey, except drinks which you pay for as you go.  Costs are quoted as a cost per person and vary depending on the size of your party.  You can either provide your own transport or that can be arranged for you, including airport pick-up. 

If you have your own transport, but do not have space in your vehicle, your guide will arrange his own transport.  A typical day trip will include visits to two or three villages with a stop for lunch in an auberge, where food will be freshly cooked for you.  You will not be asked for admission fees or tips, which are included in the rate.  However, keen photographers may wish to purchase some cola nuts as gifts for the photogenic locals who seem happy enough to pose for a handful of these prized commodities.

For availability or to get more details of the tours on offer, please contact Barou by telephone or email.  Please note that, although tours can be arranged at any time of year, the months of April to June should be avoided due to excessive heat and July to October is the rainy season, so travel is difficult, slow and unpredictable.

The following day trips will give you a good impression of the area, although you can request specific itineraries to suit your party.  However, bear in mind that it is difficult to cover large distances in one day on the rather awful tracks.


Itinerary 1 (from Bandiagara)





20 per person per day, based on party of four

Itinerary 2 (from Bandiagara)





20 per person per day, based on party of four

Other itineraries are possible covering, for example, the Northern part of the escarpment or villages on the plateau.



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Jeremy Harrison 2005