Welcome to Côte d'Ivoire


In the south, the Parc National de Taï hides secrets, species and nut-cracking chimps under the boughs of its trees, while the peaks and valleys of Man offer a highland climate, fresh air and fantastic hiking opportunities through tropical forests.

The beach resorts of low-key Assinie and arty Grand Bassam were made for weekend retreats from Abidjan, the capital in all but name, where lagoons wind their way between skyscrapers and cathedral spires pierce the blue heavens.


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$342.52 Cultural & Theme Tours

Basilika Day

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of YamoussoukroDeparture early in the morning towards Yamoussoukro, in the heart of the country Baoulé.Departure early in the morning towards Yamoussoukro, in the heart of the country Baoulé.Arrival, visit the Basilica that pays homage to the Virgin Mary and Peace, the highest Basilica in the world, unique place in the history of the world, art, Africa and even religion. Visit of the Félix Houphouët Boigny Foundation for the search for peace, the presidency (the outer court), the crocodile lake, the house of the deputies ... Lunch. Back at the end of the day in Abidjan.

$239.76 Cultural & Theme Tours

GRAND - BASSAM

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: National Museum of CostumeDeparture towards Grand Bassam, former trading post and first capital now a living museum of the colonial era.Crossing the Victory Bridge, visit the craft center, the Cultural Heritage House and the National Costume Museum. Stop photos in a fishing village. Optional, visit the Royal Palace NZIMA ... Lunch in a restaurant by the sea. Afternoon, relaxing on the fabulous sandy beach for recreation. Back at the end of the day in Abidjan. Possibility to buy souvenirs in the artisan village

$199.80 Cultural & Theme Tours

ABIDJAN City Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Musee des Civilisations de Cote d’Ivoire, Abidjan, Lagunes RegionAbidjan is a coastal town in the south Atlantic coast of Ivory Coast, West Africa. It is the main urban center of the country, with its skyscrapers rising above the Ébrié lagoon. Modern sites of interest include the Pyramid, a building reminiscent of a ziggurat. St. Paul's Cathedral is an inclined structure attached to a huge cross. Works of art, cultural relics and handicrafts are on display at the Musée des Civilizations in Côte d'Ivoire.

$2169.29 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7 Days in IVORY COAST

ItineraryDay 1: City Tour Pass By: Abidjan AirportAbidjan is the economic capital of Ivory Coast and the most populous French-speaking city in West Africa. Abidjan lies on the south-east coast if the country, on the Gulf of Guinea. The city is located on the Ebrie Lagoon. The business district, Le Plateau, is the center of the city, along with Cocody, Deux Plateaux (the city’s wealthiest neighborhood and a hub for diplomats), and Adjame, a slum on the north shore of the lagoon. Treichville and Marcory lie to the south, Attecoube, Locodjro, Abobo Doume and Yopougon to the west, and Ile Boulay is located in the middle of the lagoon. Further south lies Port Bouet, home to the airport and main seaport. We will visit the city, the museum of Civilization- the main museum of the country. His collection is interesting, an exhibition bases- folk art of tribes a trunk and Yaqub, a hand made articles from ivory, ritual masks, household items and many other things. Also we will visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was designed by Italian architect Aldo Spirito. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at "Ibis" hotelDay 2: YamoussoukroPass By: Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Yamoussoukro, Lacs RegionAfter breakfast we will move to Yamoussoukro. It's the political capital and administrative capital city of IVORY COAST and an autonomous district of the country. Located 240 kilometers north-west of Abidjan, the administrative centre on the coast, upon rolling hills and plains, the municipality covers 3,500 square kilometers. There will be an excursion in Baselique Notre-Dame-De-La-Paix or Blessed Virgin’s Basil of Maria of the world- the Catholic Church in Yamoussoukro, it's in Guinness Book of Records as the biggest Church in the world. It has been built between 1985 and 1989 on a sample of St. Peter's Baselique in Rome. Consecration of the temple was made on September 10, 1990 by the pontiff John Paul II. On October 30 the same year the temple has been given the honorable status of a small Baselique.You will see lake of lotus and canal with a cayman.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at "Ibis" hotelDay 3: Eco TourPass By: Cathedral Saint Michel, Bouake, Vallee du Bandama RegionDuring this days you will try local foods and drinks: foutou, bandji...Meeting with the chief's notability and the chief. Afternoon: visit the organic cocoa plantation and latex plantations.Meeting with local producers. Trekking in the classified forest, Lunch on the river shore, visit of the village .In the part of Ivory Coast where live the Attie ethnical group, between nature, people and culture.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at private villaDay 4: Eco tourPass By: Bouaké Airport This two days trip will allow you to see and understand how do people live in deep Ivory Coast. You will feel how amazing are their culture and their traditions while being surrounded by the native forest. Housing in private homes (complete bathrooms)Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at "Ibis" hotelDay 5: Grand-BassamPass By: National Museum of CostumeAfter breakfast we will depart to Grand - Bassam. Grand – Bassam is a town in south-eastern Ivory Coast, lying east of Abidjan. The town has the aura of a ghost town, since large sections have been abandoned for decades. Grand – Bassam is divided by the Ebrie Lagoon into two halves: Ancien Bassam is a former French settlement, facing the Gulf of Guinea. It is home to the grander colonial buildings, some of which have been restored. Nouveau Bassam, linked to Ancien Bassam by a bridge, lies on the inland, northern side of the lagoon. In 2012, it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In March 2016, the town was targeted in a terrorist attack. We will visit National museumMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at "Ibis" hotelDay 6: AssinniePass By: AssinieGet in the huge wood fishing boat used by the local fisherman to sail on the sea shores until the mixing point between the sea and the river. A local story teller may accompany us to tell us about the stories and thelegends of this people of the sea.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at "Kame Surf" hotelDay 7: End of the ProgramPass By: AbidjanLast hours on the Coast of the Gulf of Guinea. Check-out.Transfer to airport.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$936.68 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Cote d'Ivoire Starter Package in Abidjan

Day 1: AbidjanYou be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.You will receive welcoming introduction to Abidjan. You have the security of a driver from the airport to your hotel .Day 2: AbidjanYou will have an hour of travel consultation to help you with travel plans or the best way to spend free time between meetings or other obligations.You will be given an in depth local view of Abidjan on one of our wonderful 3 hour Abidjan tours.

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West Africa Cruise - Accra to Marrakech

From the M/S Expedition, you’ll get the chance to explore one of Africa’s most vibrant (and curiously underexplored) regions from a hotel that goes wherever you do. The second leg of the 32-day West Africa Cruise, this 17-day trip focuses prominently on the roots of the West African slave trade with numerous chances for cultural and natural interaction in port cities and nature preserves along the coast. On-board activities range from open-air painting lessons on the deck to sommelier-led wine-tastings featuring top South African vintages.