Welcome to Mali
Like an exquisite sandcastle formed in a harsh desert landscape, Mali is blessed by an extraordinary amount of beauty, wonders, talents and knowledge.Yet for now, its landscapes, monuments and stories are off-limits, sealed from tourists by a conflict that is threatening the very culture of Mali.The heart of the nation is Bamako, where Ngoni and Kora musicians play to dancing crowds from all ethnicities, while in... Read More
Top experiences in Mali
4-Day Private Tour from Marrakech to Fez Through Merzouga Desert
Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Gorges - Todra GorgesDepart from Marrakech on a private tour, we cross the High Atlas Mountains and reach the Tizi N'Tichka’s pass with 2260 m high, continuation to Ouarzazate city, we visit the Kasbah Taourirt and Films studios, then continue to Dades Gorges cross the most beautiful road of one thousand Kasbahs, arrival to Todra Gorges have dinner and overnight.Day 2: Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga DesertMorning departure to Merzouga Desert, we visit the Palmeraie area which has thousands of palm trees... Then, get to Todra Gorges visit it by walking tour arround, Continuation through Tinejdad, Erfoud then have lunch at Rissani and visit Alaouit's first King Tomb (Current Moroccan Royal Family). Then we arrive to Merzouga Desert where you will enjoy a camel ride through the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi, observing the sunset over behind dunes. Night at nomadic private tent.Day 3: Merzouga Desert - Nomads Families - Khamlia Village - Erg ChebbiThis is a complete desert day. “Sunrise Appointment”, if you are In the middle of the desert, it’s absolutely worth getting up early to contemplate the most spectacular sunrise that you have ever seen at the top of a dune close to the camp and enjoy this landscape that is a nature gift. After sunrise we return to Merzouga on the camels where a hearty breakfast is waiting for us. Then we will skirt the Erg Chebbi, great extension of sandy desert where we can find the big dune of Morocco, which has more than 250 meters high. Then, we continue by a road where we can see nomad settlements and learn their secrets and manners. Then, we will reach Khamlia Village, originally from Mali, where we will take a relaxing cup of tea meanwhile we listen to a concert of the spiritual music of Gnawa. Transfer to your luxury accommodation and free afternoon to enjoy the town or the dunes next to the hotel to see the sunset, dinner and overnight at your Hotel or at the nomadic private tent again.Day 4: Merzouga Desert - Ziz Valley - Cedar Forests & Monkey Troupes - Fez CityAfter breakfast we start our last day to the north through Tafilalt palm grove, the biggest palm oasis in Morocco. Here you will see thousands of palm trees along of 20 km. This way leads us to Ziz valley. We will stop at Midelt, just in the heart of the middle Atlas where you will have free time for lunch and rest for a while. In the afternoon we continue our way through the Cedar forests, where; if we are lucky, we will meet some Atlas monkeys. The next place we will visit Ifran city, situated in the northwestern slope of the middle Atlas mountains at 1630 meters above the water level. Its broad avenues, urban development with perfect cleanness, the green areas and its architecture make this city looks like a Swiss town. That is why it is named the Moroccan Switzerland, about 6 pm we arrive at Fez city, transfer to your Riad or Hotel, end of our services.
Plitvice Lakes Private Guided Walking Tour
In Plitvice National Park, nature has created 16 lakes and connected them by amazing travertine waterfalls. The National Park covers 29685 hectares, where lakes take up to 200 hectares and forest covers the rest of the park. In this area you can encounter different species that have been living here since before the arrival of humans. Starting point is at the north entrance of the park (Entrance 1). Sightseeing is circular and includes the Lower and Upper Lakes area, and a combination of walks and electric-boat rides, while the return to starting point will be mostly by panoramic train. Enjoy the beauty of the largest and most attractive waterfalls (“Great Waterfall”, “Veliki Prštavac” and “Mali Prštavac”), and countless smaller waterfalls, as well as the lakes. The Plitvice lakes National Park belongs to Dinaric karst area and due to its specific geology, geomorphology and hydrology it truly is one of the most impressive karst entities in the world. Apart from dolomitic rock, mesosoic limestones with dolomite inserts prevail. The ratio between less porous or water-retaining dolomites and porous Jurassic limestone sediments in the karst has influenced the landscape of the overall area today. Specific hydrology properties of rock have enabled water retention on Triassic dolomite rocks, as well as canyon formation by water cutting through Cretaceous limestone deposits. Tufa barriers are a phenomenon enabling water to remain inside the lakes.
Casablanca Shore Excursion: Casablanca and Rabat
When your cruise ship docks in Casablanca, meet your guide at the port and hop aboard your private air-conditioned vehicle to begin your tour.Drive out of town along the picturesque Ain Diab coastal road and visit the impressive Hassan II Mosque (own expense), one of the world’s largest mosques and a magnificent example of modern Moroccan architecture. During your 1-hour tour, gain insight into the role the mosque plays in Moroccan culture and admire at its grand interior.Continue with your guide to the striking Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral, widely considered among the region’s finest places of worship. Admire the cathedral’s European-influenced architecture and spectacular stained-glass windows, and listen as your guide talks of its significance among the region’s Catholic inhabitants. Hop back into your vehicle and relax on the 45-minute journey to Rabat, Morocco’s capital and one of the nation’s four imperial cities. On arrival, stop for lunch at your leisure (own expense) at one of the city’s traditional restaurants or in a cafe on the marina. Visit the Kasbah of the Udayas, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Islamic fortress near the Bou Regreg River. Built between the 12th and 13th centuries, the Kasbah of the Udayas is considered by many to be the gem in Rabat’s crown. Head onward to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, one of the finest examples of Alaouite dynasty architecture in the capital. Gaze over the tombs of the Moroccan king Mohammed V and his son, and listen as your guide talks of the royals’ importance in Moroccan culture and history. Finish your time in Rabat at Hassan Tower, a monument of red sandstone sitting among the ruins of a 12th-century mosque. Built by the Almohad dynasty — who once ruled an area of land reaching from Southern Spain to Mali and Libya — the tower represents one of the most powerful ruling powers in Moroccan history. When it’s time to leave Rabat behind, hop back in your vehicle and relax on the coastal drive back to port in Casablanca, where your tour will come to an end.
Small-Group Day Trip to Iron Gate Gorge from Belgrade
Meet your guide at 9 am at the corner of Studentski Trg and Vase Carapica Street the center of Belgrade. Set off for a 2-hour drive to the East bank of Danube River to the town of Golubac which is at the very beginning to the Iron Gate gorge. At one time, the medieval fortress Golubac guarded the entrance to the gorge as it was an important strategic point from its foundation (presumably, the XIII century) till the WWI. Many legends and real stories are connected with the fortress and you’ll be able to hear them in the visitor’s center newly opened here. Continue down Danube road to the archeological site Lepenski Vir which is the oldest organized human settlement in Europe, it dates back to 7,000 BC and was inhabited until 4,500 BC. Explore the visitor’s center as it offers several attractions: museum exhibition, a short movie of the excavation, and holographic and 3D displays. Next you will have the opportunity to enjoy some natural beauty as you venture to the most fascinating part of Iron Gate, Mali and Veliki Kazan. Here you will see an unusual sculpture of a Dacian king carved in the stone on the Romanian side of Danube.Before heading back to Belgrade, you will stop for lunch at Captain Misa’s Hill. Delight your taste buds on local food while you take in the breathtaking views over the gorge. You will be dropped off at your original meeting point in Belgrage at 5pm.