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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago

Discover exceptional biodiversity, admire the outstanding natural beauty and experience the traditions of the Bidyogo people on this 8-night cruise through the unspoiled Bissagos archipelago, a UNESCO Protected Biosphere Reserve. Includes Zodiac landings, expert guides and evening entertainment.

Cruise Only
8 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Hippos bathing
  • Village huts
  • Traditional Dance

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Cruise and stay package from £5546pp! Includes flights between Paris and Dakar, 1-night stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel or similar including breakfast, transfers, selected visits and entrance fees. Contact us for more details

Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago Special Offer

Join Le Dumont-d’Urville in Dakar and head to the Bijagos archipelago which is located off the coast of Guinea-Bissau in West Africa. Bissagos is one of the most protected archipelago's on the planet. Journey into the heart of an environment which is rarely touched by humans to enjoy a truly unique and authentic experience.

On the islands of Maio and Caravela, meet the kind Bidyogo people and discover their traditional way of living which has not been moulded by western influences and remains the same as it did thousands of years ago. Admire the magnificent landscapes and wild nature of these islands.

Spot spectacular wildlife including Hippo's on Orango Island, a distinct national park and relax on the pristine Laterite Beach which boasts unbeatable scenery with turquoise waters and golden sands. Expert guides are on hand throughout the cruise to teach you about this remarkable archipelago with its abundant biodiversity.

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Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago

Day 1 - Dakar (Senegal)

Embark Le Dumont-d’Urville in Dakar.

Day 2 - Maio Island, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau)

The Bissau-Guinean archipelago of Bissagos is famous for its abundant biodiversity. Only 23 of the 88 islets, including Maio are inhabited. At Maio, still called Chediã, you can meet the Bissagos people and learn about how they live when cut off from the rest of the world and secluded from Western influences.

Day 3 - Caravela, Bijagos

Caravela is the northernmost island of the Bissagos Islands, its forests are bursting with mangroves and its beaches are pristine with white sand. Meet the Bidyogo people and discover their way of life which has not changed for thousands of years. Admire the magnificent landscapes and the exuberant wild nature of this island.

Day 4 - Ampincha, Bijagos

Today, visit Ampincha, a village in the Carache island with strong traditions.

Day 5 - Day 6 - Orango Island, Bijagos

Spend two days exploring Orango Island, a distinct national park and a jewel of the Bijagos archipelago. Orango boasts serene white beaches but it is the abundance of wildlife which draws people to this small island. Orango is home to a huge colony of marine hippos, have the chance the spot these magnificent animals along with an array of other wildlife.

Day 7 - Binte, Bijagos

Visit the small village of Binte.

Day 8 - Laterite Beach, Bijagos

The Laterite beach is a paradise away from the crowds. The contrast of its turquoise waters with its golden sand and the palm trees make this an unbeatable scenery.

Day 9 - Dakar (Senegal)

Disembark Le Dumont-d’Urville in Dakar.

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 8-night full board expedition cruise
  • Open bar with wine, beer and house champagne
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception and Captain's Farewell Dinner
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening entertainment
  • All landings and trips by zodiac
  • Expert guides
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi on board

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - please contact us for a quote
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Port charges
Map for Adventure in the Bijagos Archipelago