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Guinea Bissau and the Sacred Bijagos Archipelago GB

Visiting: Guinea Bissau
Tour Duration 13 Days
  • Photo by Bruno Zanzottera
  • Photo by Bruno Zanzottera
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Moderate
  • Tour Comfort: Simple
 

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Guinea Bissau Adventure

On this adventure we sail on a local motorised canoe through the Bijagos Archipelago, a hidden gem with its 88 remote islands off the coast of West Africa. Through rivers, estuaries, mangrove forests and ocean, we discover isolated villages and local tribes practicing animistic ceremonies. This unspoilt paradise is also home to a multitude of bird species as well as the green sea turtle and the salt water hippo that we hope to spot during our journey.

Tour Highlights

  • The Bijagos Archipelago - Sail through islands of stunning beauty to discover remote villages and cultures
  • Tribal rituals - Learn about the esoteric rituals of isolated tribes in West Africa
  • Rainforest - Drive and walk through pristine rainforest
  • Wildlife - A chance to try and spot Green sea turtles, Saltwater hippos and an incredible variety of birds

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Bissau

  • 2
    Visit animistic tribes; drive to Canchungo

  • 3
    Sail through mangrove forest and visit the Felupes and Baiotes tribes; back to Canchungo

  • 4
    Drive through tropical forest and meet the Manjacos people

  • 5
    Transfer to Bolama island by motorboat

  • 6
    Visit Bubaque and the Bijagos culture museum; boat transfer to Rubane

  • 7
    Visit the Pink Flamingos Colony of Soga Island; transfer to Orango Island and follow the tracks of the saltwater hippos

  • 8
    Walk to the sacred village of Okinka Pampa; transfer to Poilao Island, one of the main nesting sites for the Green turtle

  • 9
    Visit Meio Island and Joao Viera; transfer to Rubane

  • 10
    Walk through forest and sacred villages on Canhabaque Island

  • 11
    Boat transfer to Bissau

  • 12
    Walking tour of Bissau

  • 13
    Tour ends Bissau

Tour notes

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GB_2014 Map
Included meals 12 10 10
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Boat, Minibus
Accommodation
6 nights Standard Hotel
3 nights Simple Hut
1 night Basic Guesthouse
2 nights Basic Camping
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16