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Dakar and Goree Island Tour
Activities in Saly

Dakar and Goree Island Tour

  • English English
  • 8 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Visit the emblematic monuments and streets of Dakar when you take our fantastic tour of Senegal's capital. Besides exploring this wonderful city, we will also visit the island of Goree and to discover a dark chapter from history.

Dakar and Goree Island Tour

At the scheduled time, we will collect you from your hotel in Saly and head to the north of Senegal. After traveling for around an hour and a half, we will reach Dakar, the country's magnificent capital city.

Our first stop is at the port, where a ferry will take us across to the island of Goree, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here we will learn about how the island was an important port in the Atlantic slave trade between the 16th and 19th centuries.

We will explore the island and discover important historic locations as well as modern-day memorials to those troubled past times. We will visit the House of Slaves with a striking pink facade hiding some darker secrets inside. You will learn all about the terrifying period of history during which this building operated as a prison and market place for African slaves.

Later we will explore the island's narrow streets, admiring the beautiful colonial houses. We will make a stop at a local restaurant where you will have your own time to try some delicious traditional food (not included).

After you have regained your strength, we will return to the ferry and sail back to Dakar. In the capital, we will take a fantastic walking tour around all the essential sights. Our first stop is Independence Square, the beating heart of the city's historic center. The buildings surrounding it are a perfect testimony to the opulent era of the 1940s and 1950s.

We will also see the elegant Presidential Palace before heading to the bustling markets of Kermel and Sandaga, and the artisan stalls of Soumbedioune. You will also encounter one of the principal monuments of Dakar, the African Renaissance Monument, the largest sculpture on the continent. You will hear about how and why this statue has fiercely divided opinion.

In the last part of the trip, we will visit the neighborhood of Medina, home to the magnificent Grand Mosque, and the colorful market of Tilene where you fill find Shamans selling charms and amulets.

We return to Saly at around 5 pm where we drop you back at your hotel.

Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 2 people Up to 8 people Up to 15 people
Private Tour in English
US$ 259.90
US$ 308.60
US$ 373.60

Private Tour in English

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 259.90
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 308.60
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 373.60

More Information

Duration

8 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Not included

Food.

Tickets for the ferry ride to Goree island (€1 per person per trajectory).

Municipal tax (€0.76 per person).

Tickets for the House of Slaves (€0.76 per person), African Renaissance Monument (€10 / $11 per person), Museum of Black Civilizations (€1 per person).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Saly).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Per group from
US$ 259.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.