The Roots Tour 2024

      Dakar, Senegal

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      THETRAVELJUNKEES LLC
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      Aug 15 - 23, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 25
      The Roots Tour 2024
      Dakar, Senegal

      THETRAVELJUNKEES LLC
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      44 reviews

      Aug 15 - 23, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 25

      About this trip

      Welcome to diverse Dakar, capital of Senegal, where reggae resounds through subterranean hideaways, downtown nightclubs throb with world beats and homegrown pop, and the sounds of the djembe drum and kora are as vital as ever. 


      Sitting a little over a mile out from Dakar’s sheltered harbor, Île de Gorée is tiny and pretty, its narrow car-free streets leading between faded colonial buildings. It was Senegal’s most notorious port in the late 1700s, thought to be where millions of enslaved people passed through. 


      The Gambia may be the smallest country on the continent, but its captivating array of attractions belies its tiny size. Surrounded by Senegal, The Gambia has a mere 50 miles (80km) of coastline, but what a magnificent stretch it encompasses: golden beaches backed by swaying palms and sprinkled with scenic lagoons, sleepy fishing villages and biologically rich coastal reserves. 


      Refund / Cancellation policy

      ****WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND ALL TRAVELERS PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE, IN PARTICULAR A POLICY THAT INCLUDES A CANCEL FOR ANY REASON CLAUSE OR ADDENDUM****


      Initial deposits are refundable up to 48 hours after time/date of registration, after the 48-hour timeframe your deposit will be NON-REFUNDABLE.


      Full payment or Final payment for this trip will need to be completed on or before July 5th 2024. Your final payment is NON-REFUNDABLE upon it's due date of July 5th 2024. If you cancel your trip at any time after the 1st payment has been made you will need to file a claim with your insurance provider to reclaim any funds paid towards your trip.


      If for any reason THETRAVELJUNKEES are not able to visit our desired destination this trip will be postponed to a later date and time. If you cannot make the dates for the rescheduled trip, you will have the option to go at your leisure on your own. In some cases, we may be able to (depending on the dates) roll over monies paid to a TTJ tour for the future. In the event you opt out of either option you will be responsible for filing a claim with your insurance provider to recoup any monies paid. 


      For our FULL Terms and Conditions please copy and paste this link below in your browser

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      What’s included

      • Airport / Hotel transfer
      • Hotel stay in Dakar
        Radisson Blu
      • Hotel stay Saint Louis
        Hotel Mermoz
      • Hotel stay LOMPOUL
        ECOLODGE LOMPOUL
      • Dakar city tours
        African Renaissance monument
      • Goree Island
      • Transfers Saly / Gambia

      What’s not included

      • Tip / Gratuities
      • Passport entry docs
      • Vaccination records
      • Transfers non TTJ events
      • IntL airfare
        Flights to DSS
      • Travel Insurance
        Strongly encouraged to purchase
      • Additional tourism tax

      Available Packages

      The ROOTS Tour DBL OCC

       Double Occupancy with all excursions - $2785.00 USD per person 

      $2,785
      Deposit: $200
      The ROOTS Tour SGL OCC

        Single Occupancy with all excursions - $3280.00 USD per person  

      $3,280
      Deposit: $200


      Itinerary

      Day 1 - 8/15
      Arrival to Dakar

      This is your arrival day to Dakar. Check in your hotel and get settled to start your Roots Tour

      Your Organizer


      TL
      THETRAVELJUNKEES LLC
      44 reviews
      We created THETRAVELJUNKEES because of our love for travel. We have an interest in sharing information about hidden treasures expeditions that are not on the so beating path, with others. We want to connect and share our tips via stories, links and personal accounts of things to do when traveling to certain places. It’s tips like these that can make memorable experiences for both novice and seasoned travelers. Let us help you continue to see the world. Let’s share our stories of seeing the world with others.

      Reviews

      TA
      This is my fourth tour with The Travel Junkees; however, this is my first review. I have been reluctant to provide feedback hoping certain aspects of my experiences would improve, but to my dismay they continue to be consistent. This is the second trip where I have experienced issues with the t-shirts. I can’t comprehend why the shirts are not mailed immediately after the final payment is received. There is always an issue and this time we never received the shirts which is unacceptable. There are always daily Itinerary changes, conference calls are always late or change or never occur. Craig promises to follow up but never does. There was a problem with the tip this time, and I don’t understand why he can’t give us an estimate of an approximate amount like other travel agencies. The tour guides are not engaging and most of the time you can not hear what they are saying, I am not sure why he does not utilize headphones and microphones. There were two accommodations that were exceptional; however, I was extremely disappointed in our second accommodation because it did not have air, flies were everywhere, cats were jumping on the table while eating and the restroom and showers were in a separate building! You never know if your airport transportation is included it’s sometime contingent upon the number of people being transported. One minute we had to pay for our Visa the next minute it was being taken care of by Travel Junkees; however, when we returned from Jerusalem they charged us twice the amount for the Visa and demanded that we put it all on one credit card, which was incurred by one of the travelers! Craig is a very humorous, charismatic and an intelligent individual, the organization is disorganized and ambiguous. I absolutely love the individuals who travel with the organization they are accessible, amicable, considerate, and professional. I like Craig as a person but as a business person he has a lot to be desired. There is never an opportunity to network or introduce ourselves to each other or a chance for a meet and greet to provide cohesiveness. No name tags, buses never depart on time tours or are always behind schedule. They can never inform you of what to wear … Jeanine and Terry did a good job as guides they were always pleasant, kind and friendly. I keep hoping for different expectations, but continue to get the same results from Travel Junkees. Visiting the Jordan River, The Welling Wall and Jerusalem was priceless wish we had more time in Jerusalem so much history. I would love to see personal shopping time included in the agenda. The best part of the trip is making new friends and reacquainting with old friends. Love everyone sharing pictures on WhatsApp. The Holy Land Tour September 1, 2023
      By Teresa A for The HOLY Land Tour - Jordan - Israel on Sep 26, 2023
      First, we never recieved our TJ shirts. Second, we never recieved options at Beudion camp. We were given a tent with no AC and no bathroom in the room in the middle of no where and 100 degree weather. Thirdly, tipping. We were tipping the driver and tour guide and was told, after we had already been tipping, that it was required that we tip $46 per person because the driver and tour guide felt the tips were not enough. This is bad buisness in my eyes. If a certain amount o tips are required then that should have been included. My party of 5 had been tipping everyone for the services we had received, as we always do.
      By Lorraine V for The HOLY Land Tour - Jordan - Israel on Sep 12, 2023
      We apologize for the negative experience you had during your recent trip to Jordan. We understand that not receiving your TTJ shirts, lack of options at the camp, uncomfortable accommodation, and unexpected tipping requirements have left you dissatisfied. We appreciate your feedback and would like to address each of your concerns in detail. Regarding the non-receipt of your TTJ shirts, we apologize for any inconvenience caused. We have mailed another set of shirts out to the address we have on file for you, along with one of our new QR code luggage tags. In regard to the options at Bedouin camp, we understand your disappointment. While we do not have specific information about the amenities and services offered at Bedouin camp, it is important for tour operators and campsites to clearly communicate the available options to their guests. We apologize for the discomfort you experienced due to the lack of air conditioning and bathroom facilities in your tent. It is unfortunate that these essential amenities were not provided, especially considering the high temperatures during your stay. Campsites should strive to ensure that guests have a comfortable and enjoyable experience by providing necessary facilities. Regarding tipping, we understand your frustration with the unexpected additional tipping issues. Tipping practices can vary depending on the destination and service provider. While it is common to tip drivers and tour guides for their services, it is essential for tour operators to clearly communicate any mandatory tipping policies upfront. We were not informed about a specific tipping requirement, if any. Although we have never had an issue on previous trips we have addressed these issues with our tour managers and tour company to ensure this issue never happens again. In conclusion, we apologize for the multiple issues you encountered during your trip. It is important for our team members to communicate clearly, provide accurate information, and ensure guest satisfaction.
      By THETRAVELJUNKEES LLC on Oct 01, 2023
      TL
      We have a good time
      By James M for The HOLY Land Tour - Jordan - Israel on Sep 11, 2023
      We had a great time and it was such a wonderful experience, Spain is beautiful, the food was delicious and would take this trip again, because I know there is so much more to explore. Thank you again for a exciting and best 2023 trip!
      By Sandra W for Casa Migo Tour 2023 on Jul 19, 2023
      Wonderful trip led by two of the nicest, most competent and most professional people one will ever meet. Enjoyed every day! Juanita and Jeanine are special people indeed!
      By Griff W for Casa Migo Tour 2023 on Jul 19, 2023
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