Joal-Fadiouth is one of the most picturesque locations on the Petite-Côte coast of Senegal. Discover it for yourself when you take this trip from Saly.
We will pick you in from the morning from your hotel in Saly, before heading to Joal, one of the two municipalities that form the Joal-Fadiouth area.
When we have arrived at the ancient 15th-century colony, we will make our first stop at the famous fishing port. As we explore the area, you will learn all about its history and the illustrious people from here, such as the poet and politician Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first president of Senegal. Regarded as one of the most important 20th-century African intellectuals, he was the first to be awarded a place in the Académie française.
The next part of our fantastic tour takes us to the neighboring settlement of Fadiouth. To reach the island we will walk across a beautiful wooden bridge which historically unites the two communities. On the other side, you will discover the captivating local cemetery. The tombs and headstones here are mainly built with the shells of moluscs and the graveyard is shared equally between muslims and crisitians. Over the passage of time, this location has become a symbol of peace and tolerance between the different religions and cultures of Senegal.
When we have finished our tour of the cemetery, we will make our way back to mainline. You have the option of taking a gentle canoe ride to return to Joal (optional - €15). Each vessel can hold just one passenger. Alternatively, you can walk back via the same bridge we arrived on.
From Joal, we then take you back to your hotel in Saly. During the journey of around one hour, you will admire the beutiful coastal landscapes of Senegal.
Departure from Dakar
If you prefer, you can also reserve the same trip to Joal-Fadiouth departing from Dakar.
This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.
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Tour in English
Up to 2 peopleUS$ 137.30
Up to 8 peopleUS$ 208.70
Up to 15 peopleUS$ 280.10
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off in air conditioned vehicle.
English speaking guide.
Private tour exclusively for you and your companions.
Optional canoe ride (€15, $17 per person approx.).
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).
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.
No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).