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Dakar City Tour and Goree Island

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Dakar, Senegal
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iconFlexible
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

The capital of Senegal, Dakar, has a long history and rich cultural heritage. On this tour, take in the highlights of the city, then cruise out to explore the UNESCO-listed Goree Island. See landmarks such as the Presidential Palace and the Monument of African renaissance; browse the markets for traditional handicrafts; then learn about Dakar’s dark past on a tour of Goree Island, including the House of Slaves.
  • Comprehensive Dakar tour for first-time visitors
  • Delicious lunch at a local restaurant
  • Ferry cruise and guided tour of Goree Island
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Dakar hotel
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Local taxes
Bottled water
Lunch
Driver/guide
Professional guide
Tour escort/host
Hotel drop-off
Hotel pickup
Transport by private vehicle
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Drinks
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

1: Dakar, Dakar, Dakar Region
2: Saly, Senegal

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from any locations in Dakar and in Saly.

Airports

  • Blaise Diagne Intl. Airport, Dakar Senegal


Ports

  • Dakar port


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant meals not included
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Dress code is formal
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Diallo Tours Services

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Dakar City Tour and Goree Island?
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This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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  • "I recommend this tour for anyone who wants to get a short overview of the history of the city." See review
  • "The stop at Goree Island included a filling lunch (drinks are not included)." See review

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Perfect tour for Dakar highlights
keeganjhowe
, Dec 2020
Wonderful experience. The guide was great. The tour company worked with my special requests and were very accommodating and Friendly. The tour guide was also professional and capable. The tour provided highlights of both Dakar and goree island.
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One Day in Dakar and Gore Island
Dain
, Mar 2020
We had an excellent day in Dakar and Goree island, our host Peter was very knowledgeable and happy to take any questions. We started with a comprehensive tour of the sites of Dakar city including the hugely impressive African Renaissance Monument and the nearby mosque and beach area, the fisherman's market, local artist huts and a number of major buildings. The later part of the tour was to Goree Island - a very nice island with a very sad past. The island has many locals trying to sell you something, and a good selection to buy. We had a good lunch on the island, and Peter our host was very good. A minor downside was the long wait for the ferry in both directions - the ferry itself was busy, boisterous and full of friendly locals directing you to their shops. A great tour and good value for money!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for your comments.We are glad you enjoyed this tour with us.
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One day to see Dakar
rocdocmg
, Feb 2020
Multilingual guide with good knowledge of Senegalese history and gave us adding on information as well as guidance to good sellers at markets.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your feedbacks.It was a pleasure for us to help you discover Dakar city and Goree island. Your are welcome.
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star-4
Peter was awesome
danschnob
, Feb 2020
Peter, our guide was excellent, knowledgeable and informative and friendly. We felt informed and safe. We explored the city and never felt rushed. The visit to Goree island was the highlight of the tour and very informative. I recommend this tour for anyone who wants to get a short overview of the history of the city.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your comments.We are glad you enjoyed your day tour with our tour guide. We always try to provide high quality service to our valued clients. You are welcome
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A great guide!
erroll200
, Jan 2020
The Dakar city tour and trip to Goree Island was amazing. Pierre, the guide, met me at my hotel exactly at the appropriate time. He was actually there earlier and waited for me. The view of Dakar was excellent and the guide provided very good history and lessons about the people, the culture, and the religion. We visited the largest Mosque and also the largest statue in Dakar - the African Renaissance - which was breathtaking. The other major landmarks of the city were also impressive. He answered all of my questions and was easy to be with. Next was the trip to Goree Island. Pierre helped me enter the boat first and get the best seat facing the island when we approached. He gave me tips for how to handle the panhandlers and was able to secure a quiet and private viewing of the House of Slaves for me. Pierre was amazing. This was by far the best tour I’ve been on in a long time.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
We are very glad you enjoyed your tour with us.Our team of experienced staff and tour guides always try to offer the best services to our clients.
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star-5
Fantastic !
adiakonov
, Dec 2019
It was a really fantastic ! It was shown all Dakar interest plases with humor and details , Good dinner and friendship , open atmosphere!
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star-4
A nice city tour
Satish P
, Nov 2019
I had a good tour of Dakar City and Goree island. My guide Hussaini was very knowledgeable about history and geography of the area. We were able to visit the important places in the city and could have a flavor of Dakar. The visit to Goree island was memorable, it gives us the message that we may forgive, but let us not forget ! The traditional Senegalese lunch on Goree was a bonus !
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your feedbacks.We are glad you enjoyed the tour with us. You are welceome.
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Dakar City Tour and Goree Island
Refaat G
, Jul 2019
Collected and dropped off as scheduled. Three stops 1. African Renaissance Monument 2. Fisherman Market 3. Goree Island. Time spent at each stop was well paced. The stop at Goree Island included a filling lunch (drinks are not included). Drove by the Presidential Palace, Independence Square, Old French Cathedral and the train station and the drive through Sandeka Market. The tour was packed with many other sights to see along the way.
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Excellent Englist-speaking trip
Climber01902983671
, Jun 2019
Loved the trip with Mr. Diallo and would recommend him highly for English--the trip was not just beautiful but also very educational. Goree was a highlight for me.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for your feedback.It was a pleasure to show dakar city and Goree island. You are welcome.
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