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Goree Island and Lac Rose Trip
Activities in Saly

Goree Island and Lac Rose Trip

  • English English
  • 8 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Discover both the fascinating history and beautiful landscapes of Senegal when you take our brilliant day trip to Goree Island and the Lac Rose lake.

Goree Island and Lac Rose

Around 9 am, we will collect you from your hotel and then head to the port of Dakar. There, a ferry will be waiting to take us to the captivating Island of Goree.

As we explore the island of Dakar, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will learn all about the important role it played in the Atlantic slave trade. Our first stop on the tour of Goree is at the House of Slaves which was used as a prison and market for slaves during this terrifying chapter from history.

Later, we will stroll through the colorful narrow streets, lined with pretty colonial houses. We will reach the historic fort, where you will have stunning panoramic views of the coastline. Then we board the ferry again and sail back to Dakar. At the city's port, a bus will be waiting to take us to Lac Rose (the Pink Lake). This beautiful natural area is famous for having been the last stage of the Paris-Dakar Rally up until 2008.

We will climb into a 4x4 vehicle which will take us on a tour of the lake's beautiful surroundings. Besides the amazing pink waters of Lac Rose, you will also see the gorgeous sand dunes which separate it from the Atlantic ocean.

Finally, before heading back to Saly, we will enjoy a refreshing dip in the lake. You will discover that you will easily float on the surface due to the water's high salt content.

Bathing in Lac Rose

We will only bathe in Lac Rose if there is sufficient time remaining at that stage of the tour. You will have 15 minutes to enjoy the salty, pink waters.

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$ 282
US$ 352.50
US$ 509.80

Private Tour in English

  • Up to 2 people

    US$ 282
  • Up to 8 people

    US$ 352.50
  • Up to 15 people

    US$ 509.80

More Information

Duration

8 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

4x4 vehicle trip around lac rose.

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).

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

Per group from
US$ 282
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.