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Gorée Island Half-Day Private Tour in Dakar is a great way to explore the historic island of Gorée. Located just off the coast of Dakar, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must-see for any traveler. On this private tour, you'll get to explore the island's fascinating history and culture, as well as its stunning views. Your guide will take you to some of the island's most important sites, such as the House of Slaves, the Door of No Return, the Church of St. Charles, and the African Memorial. You'll also get to see some of the island's other attractions, such as the Gorée Museum, the Governor's Palace, and the island's many art galleries. After your tour, you can spend some time exploring the island's many shops and restaurants, or just relax on one of its beautiful beaches. This private tour is an excellent way to experience the history and culture of Gorée Island, and to make the most of your time in Dakar.

Frequently asked questions

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately half a day, generally around four to five hours.

How do I get to Gorée Island?

The tour includes transportation from either Dakar or Saly to Gorée Island.

What are the highlights of the tour?

The tour includes a visit to the House of Slaves, a walk around Gorée Island's historic districts, and a chance to enjoy local cuisine.

Is food included in the tour?

The tour itself does not include food, but there will be opportunities to purchase local cuisine on the island.

What should I bring on the tour?

You should bring comfortable walking shoes, sun protection, and money for food and souvenirs.

Is there a guide included in the tour?

Yes, a professional guide is included in the tour to provide valuable insights and historical context.

Can children attend the tour?

Yes, children are welcome on the tour, but they must be supervised at all times.

Does the tour operate in all weather conditions?

Yes, the tour operates in all weather conditions unless it’s unsafe to proceed, in which case you'll be contacted to reschedule.

What is the size of the tour group?

As a private tour, the size of the group can vary depending on your booking.

What if I have specific dietary requirements?

Please inform the tour guide of any dietary requirements or allergies in advance.

How much does the tour cost?

The cost of the tour is dependent on the time of year and the size of your group.

Is transport back to Dakar or Saly included?

Yes, transport back to your starting location in Dakar or Saly is included.

What safety measures are in place due to COVID-19?

Current safety measures include the use of masks, regularly sanitizing common touchpoints, and social distancing.

Do I need to book in advance?

It's recommended to book in advance to guarantee your spot, but last-minute bookings may be available.

What language is the tour conducted in?

The tour is conducted in English, but other languages may be available upon request.

What are the starting times?

Starting times are flexible and can accommodate your schedule, but mornings are generally preferred to avoid the afternoon heat.

Are there restrooms available during the tour?

There are public restrooms on the island, but it's recommended to bring your own hand sanitizer.

Are there any additional fees?

Admission fees to certain locations on the island might need to be paid upon arrival.

Can I cancel my booking?

Yes, you can cancel up to a certain period before the tour for a full refund.

Is there a dress code for the tour?

There is no specific dress code, but comfortable and culturally respectful clothing is advised.