Departure Port: Dakar

Arrival Port: Dakar

Departure Date: April 10, 2020

The Bissagos archipelago, located off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, is one of the most protected places on the planet. Classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it is made up of 88 islands, most of which are uninhabited. During this 8-day circuit you will venture ashore in Zodiac boats to get as close as possible to nature: pale-sand beaches, mangroves, and savannah that are home to birds of prey, pelicans, monkeys, gazelles, sea turtles, manatees, crocodiles, and saltwater hippos. You will also meet the Bidyogo people, whose matriarchal society and way of life has not changed for thousands of years.

Stopover Itinerary

Day 1: Dakar (Senegal)

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

Day 3: Caravela, Escaramoussa’s beach, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau)

Day 4: Ampincha, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau)

Day 5: Orango Island, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau)

Day 6: Orango Island, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau)

Day 7: Binte, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau)

Day 8: Laterite Beach, Bijagos (Guinea-Bissau)

Day 9: Dakar (Senegal)

About Le Dumont-D’urville

Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open to the outside. This new yacht boasts just 92 staterooms and suites, offering a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

Value: $12,000

Generously donated by PONANT