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9 Days Tour to Guinea Bissau & Bijagos Archipelago

Starting from$2810 /per person
9days
includes:
  • .transports
  • .Flight
  • .tour guide
  • .standard meal
  • .hotels

Day 1: Bissau City

Arrival in Bissau, the capital.

Transfer from the airport to your hotel for a welcome drink and orientation.

Day 2: Bissau and surroundings

Enjoy an early breakfast and depart to explore the region inhabited by the Manjacos. This ethnic group calls their traditions "Gendiman" and keep them still very much alive. Our visits will include a collection of tiny villages hidden in the forest to discover sculptured wooden poles called "Pecab" representing the spirits of their ancestors; they are kept in sanctuaries known as "Cab Balugun". It is indeed a unique opportunity to enjoy tribal art in its original cultural context in the village.

Return to your hotel for relaxation or undertake optional activities with the aid of your guide.

Day 3: Cacheu River

After breakfast, get aboard an aluminum speed boat, which will take you onto the wide Cacheu River to discover the abundant bird life: white Pelicans, Goliath herons (the largest ones), egrets, hammerkop, storks and pink flamingos.

We depart from the main river to start an intriguing navigation through the flooded mangrove forest. After a few hours we will reach some remote villages inhabited by the Felupes and Baiotes, both tribes part of the Diula ethnic group. They live in an isolated ecosystem where, thanks to their complex "tribal technology", they manage to desalinate the land and farm rice.

Return to your hotel for relaxation or undertake optional activities with the aid of your guide.

Day 4: Magical Villages

Today, visit some of the magical villages around, where you would find an old style local rum distillery (Cana) dating back to the old colonial days and walk across a cashew nuts plantation, the main export product of the country.

Spend the rest of the day to discover the magical and animistic traditions of the intriguing Pepel people.

Return to your hotel for relaxation or undertake optional activities with the aid of your guide.

Day 5: Bijagos Archipelago

After breakfast, depart by speed-boat for a four-day journey in the Bijagos Archipelago to discover remote islands and isolated human settlements. With its wild and pristine landscapes, its genuine tribal culture and its unique fauna, Bijagos is a "geographical jewel".

Women still wear the saiya - a traditional skirt made of straw - and the rhythm of life in villages is given by initiations and secret ceremonies - for example young men have to go through a seven-year initiation rite during which they live in a "convent" without any contact with women.

The colors of Orango Island will simply fascinate you: the green vegetation, the white sand beaches, the brown rocks and the blue ocean.

Return to your hotel for relaxation or undertake optional activities with the aid of your guide.

Day 6: Bijagos villages

Today will be dedicated to the discovery of small islands and untouched villages where the arrival of a foreigner is a rare event. We leave our boat "parked" on the beach and follow paths across the islands vegetation. In Bijagos villages have always been hidden inside the islands, they were never built near the sea line in order to be protected from tribal wars and slave hunters.

Return to your hotel for relaxation or undertake optional activities with the aid of your guide.

Day 7: Island Life

In Bijagos tribal culture women play an important role, it is in fact a semi-matriarchal society and often the supreme ruler has been a woman. A 15-minute walk will take you to the sacred village of Okinka Pampa, hosting the graves of the Queens.

Return to your hotel for relaxation or undertake optional activities with the aid of your guide.

Day 8: Island Life

Today, undertake a boat excursion to Bubaque, passing by Soga Bay with its large colony of pink flamingos. Visit of Bubaque, the largest village in the archipelago and the only one connected to the continent by a ferry once a week: unpaved alleys, a tiny colorful market, local bars and traders; quite interesting also the ethnographic museum dedicated to the Bijagos culture.

Return to your hotel for relaxation or undertake optional activities with the aid of your guide.

Day 9: Bolama Island - Bissau

Departure to Bolama Island, after breakfast, the former capital of Portuguese Guinea from 1871 to 1941, before it was moved to Bissau. When the Portuguese left, native people came to live in the town which is now falling apart and is partly invaded by tropical vegetation.

Today, you can witness its large sunny lethargic avenues, its empty squares, its dry fountains, its bush-like gardens and its charming administrative buildings in neo Palladian style. In the Governor's Palace we can still admire columns in the classic style.

In the afternoon, arrival by speedboat in Bissau, the current capital of the country, where a vehicle will be waiting for you and take you on a brief tour of the tiny and intriguing capital. Optionally undertake some souvenir shopping before your transfer to the airport for check-in and departure.

Spontaneous stops based on client's interests for photography or a quick scenic gaze during the tour is allowed.

There is a possibility of witnessing a naming ceremony, join a church service or witness a funeral ceremony while tour is in session.

Cancellation Policy

Worlanyo Tours' cancellation policy is applied as follows:
Cancellations made 60 days or more prior to the start of the tour will be charged cancellation fee of 15% of the tour cost.
Cancellations made 45 to 30 days prior to the start to the tour will be charged cancellation fee of 20% of the tour cost.
Cancellations made 25 to 15 days prior to the start to the tour will be charged cancellation fee of 25% of the tour cost.
Cancellations made 15 days or less prior to the start of the tour will be charged cancellation of 100%, meaning no refund.

Trip cancellation insurance is recommended.

Domestic flight tickets are non-refundable when alternate (land) arrangements are made.

No-Shows, late arrivals, voluntary changes or cancellations by travelers of tour days or services during a tour are non-refundable. Cancellation Insurance Is recommended.

Prior to the start of the tour, Worlanyo Tours reserves the right to cancel a tour, and will provide a full refund of all payments. Worlanyo Tours has never cancelled a tour but would do so at Its sole discretion should travelers' safety be of concern. Worlanyo Tours is not responsible for expenses Incurred by travelers in preparing for a trip which is eventually cancelled.

Once travelers are at the destination in Africa, Worlanyo Tours will provide comparable alternate tour arrangements if the cancellation of a particular tour is deemed necessary. Should travelers elect not to accept these alternate arrangements, this will constitute voluntary refusal of services, and no refunds will be given.

Pro-rata refunds will be made if alternate arrangements are not comparable to the original tour services, Please note: Domestic flights may be replaced by ground transportation, if the domestic flight schedule renders flights impossible within the constraints of a tour and/or the tour dates; In this case, the missed flights ac non-refundable as the ticket price will be used to make alternate land arrangements

Worlanyo Tours prices are stated in U.S. Dollars (USD), and are subject to change until a tour deposit is received. Prices do not include international travel to/from Africa, passport fees, entry visa fees, excess baggage charges, airport taxes, immunization or other medical fees, non-specified meals, alcoholic or other beverages, insurance, tips for tour staff, laundry and other personal expenses.

9 Days Tour to Guinea Bissau & Bijagos Archipelago PRICE

From USD 2810 - based on one person

Take this tour with a friend or friends to share the cost

This tour could be done by public transport as well, with the aid of a tour guide, for low budget tourists.

highlights

cost includes
  • Round trip Airport transfer
  • 8 days Vehicle + Boat transports
  • Fuel and toll
  • Food, drinks and water
  • 8 days Accommodation with standard breakfast
  • Professional tour guide
COST EXCLUDES:
  • Souvenirs and other personal expenses
  • Tour activities and excursions
  • Gratitudes (Optional)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Total Price per person-

$2810