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$770 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour of Benin

ItineraryDay 1: Cotonou City TourStop At: Cotonou Cathedral, Cotonou, Littoral DepartmentPick up from any hotel in Cotonou. City tour of Cotonou. Visit the most important squares and monuments of the city of Cotonou.The red star, the martyrs square, the Lenin square, the dantopka market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, the handicraft promotion center, the Laguna that is at the origin of the name Cotonou. Return to the hotel.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Cotonou-Ganvie-CotonouStop At: Cotonou Cathedral, Cotonou, Littoral DepartmentCotonou-Ganvie-Cotonou.Visit the Venice of Africa, lake Ganvié. Visit the maion of the mason of the Francophonie, the market that comes alive on the water, the channel of lovers and especially the monument that traces the history of the city of Ganvié. Also visit Sô Ava and other villages that are on the water. Lunch in Ganvié. Back to Cotonou.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Cotonou-Ouidah-CotonouStop At: Cotonou Cathedral, Cotonou, Littoral DepartmentCotonou-Ouidah-Cotonou. On the way to the famous Ouidah, starting point for slaves to the New World. First visit the sacred forest then the temple of the pithons. Transformed into a museum, the old Portuguese fort plunged us into one of the most memorable moments in history. We then travel the famous Slave Route followed by these men, women and children chained to the Gate of No Return. On return visit the museum of the Zinsou Foundation and return to Cotonou. End of the tourDuration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$750 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private Tour of Benin

 City tour of Cotonou Visit the most important squares and monuments of the city of Cotonou.The red star, the martyrs square, the Lenin square, the dantopka market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, the handicraft promotion center, the Laguna that is at the origin of the name Cotonou. Lunch in town. Back to the hotel Cotonou-Ganvié-CotonouDeparture to the Venice of Africa, the Lake Ganvié. Visit of the city (school, house, church, cemetery etc.). Visit the maion of the maion of the Francophonie, the market that comes alive on the water, the channel of lovers and especially the monument that traces the history of the city of Ganvié. Also visit Sô Ava and other villages that are on the water. Lunch in Ganvié. Back to Cotonou. Cotonou-Ouidah-CotonouOn the way to the famous Ouidah, starting point for slaves to the New World. First visit the sacred forest then the temple of the pythons. Visit museum, the old Portuguese fort that plunged us into one of the most memorable moments in history. We then travel the famous Slave Route followed by these men, women and children chained to the Gate of No Return. On return visit the museum of the Zinsou Foundation and return to Cotonou.

$1700 Cultural & Theme Tours

Roots To Glory. Benin Voodoo Festival 2020

ItineraryDay 1: Coutonou ArrivalStop At: Cotonou Cathedral, Cotonou, Littoral DepartmentMeet your arriving flight at Cadjehoun Airpost, Coutonou.Safe transport to your hotel in an air-conditioned standard carRefresh and relaxDuration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Cotonou City TourStop At: Cotonou Cathedral, Cotonou, Littoral DepartmentMorning departure to the city of Coutonue, Do a city tour of Coutonou Overnight in a budget guesthouse in CoutonouDuration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Fetish Market, Snakes Temple, Sacred Forest, Ganvié Stilt VillageStop At: Lac Nokoue, Ganvie, Atlantique DepartmentMorning visit exploring the fetish market in Ouidah to see animal skulls and others. Visit the Temple of Snakes, the Sacred Forest, and the Point of No Return Continue excursion to the unique stilt village of Ganvié, on top of Lake NokouéDuration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Benin, Ouidah Voodoo Center, Zangbeto Mask FestivalStop At: Ouidah Museum of History, Ouidah, Atlantique DepartmentMoring relax in the neighborhood or city orientation as time permits.Continue to Ouidah, the center of Voodoo religion in Benin, also known for it's central role played in the slave trade in the 17th century. Zangbeto mask festival.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Fetish Market, Snakes Temple, Sacred Forest,Stop At: Ouidah Museum of History, Ouidah, Atlantique DepartmentMorning visit exploring the fetish market in Ouidah to see animal skulls and others. Visit the Temple of Snakes, the Sacred Forest, and the Point of No Return Continue excursion to the unique stilt village of Ganvié, on top of Lake NokouéDuration: 8 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Dahomey Kingdom, Dankoli Shrine, Egun Mask DanceStop At: Royal Palaces of Abomey, Abomey, Zou DepartmentMorning departure to Abomey, capital of the ancient Dahomey KingdomStop at Benin's most powerful shrine, Dankoli shrineContinue to the "City of 41 Hills", Dassa Zoumé, to witness the Egun mask danceDuration: 9 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: CotonouStop At: Cotonou Cathedral, Cotonou, Littoral DepartmentLong day drive to Cotonou for drop offDuration: 7 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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