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Christmas Expedition Cruise To Cape Verde & The Bissagos Islands

13 Day Dakar to Dakar

Festive adventure
Your special Christmas adventure begins in the colourful streets of Dakar. You’ll travel to two island archipelagos filled with historic sites, contrasting cultures and stunning landscapes. Our final stop before returning to Dakar is Banjul, Africa's smallest capital city.

Island life
Explore the amazing volcanic landscapes of Cape Verde as we cruise to Santiago, Fogo, Santo Antão and Boa Vista. Watch for hundreds of different bird species as well as rare saltwater hippos, manatees and more in the Bissagos UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. We’ll also meet the Bijagós people, who retain their nature-based spiritual beliefs and traditional culture.

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    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Dec 16, 2024Dec 28, 20243,967 4,337
    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Dec 16, 2024Dec 28, 20243,967 4,337


    DAY 1
    Welcome to Africa!

    DAY 2
    Visiting Île de Gorée

    DAY 2
    Bound for Cape Verde

    DAY 3
    Diverse Santiago

    DAY 4
    Volcanic Fogo

    DAY 5
    Rugged Santo Antão

    DAY 6
    A piece of the Sahara

    DAY 7
    Bound for the Bissagos Islands

    DAY 8-11
    Christmas in the Bissagos

    DAY 12
    The Gambia's tiny capital

    DAY 13
    Return to Dakar

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    • Transfer from Dakar airport to the ship on day of embarkation
    Post-Programme in Dakar after the expedition cruise
    • Dakar City Tour, day room at hotel in Dakar, including lunch
    Expedition Cruise
    • A stay in a cabin of your choice
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurant Aune Complimentary tea and coffee
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
    • Complimentary reusable water bottle
    • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
    • Range of included activities
    *House beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water
    Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to, and streaming is not supported

    Onboard Activities
    • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
    • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment
    • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research
    • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard professional photographer
    • Use of ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna and gym
    • Informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings
    Landing Activities
    • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
    • Loan of boots, trekking poles and all equipment for activities
    • Expedition photographers on hand to assist you
    • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
    • Excursions and activities are subject to change
    • Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
    • Please make sure you meet all vaccination requirements (global health insurance recommended)
    • No gratuities expected
    Not Included
    • International flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Luggage handling
    • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
    • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team


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