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Cultural & Historical Tour of Côte d’Ivoire – 8 Days

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Duration

8

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Francais

Overview

Come discover Côte d’Ivoire, a jewel nestled on the coast of West Africa. This eight-day journey offers visits to important historical sites including one of the largest churches in the world -t he Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix, and a game reserve. You will explore Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire’s largest city- known as the “Paris of West Africa”.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Grand Bassam
  • The French colonial district
  • The costume museum
  • The craft center
  • The governor “Binger” palace
  • Abengourou in Indénié Kingdom
  • Village of Aniassué (where you will see the witch doctors’ ceremonies and the fetish dance)
  • Yamoussoukro
  • The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
  • The sacred rock and the fetish hut village in Niofoin
  • The village of Lopouafla

Itinerary

Day 1: Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
Day 1: Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire

Arrive Abidjan. You will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel.

Today’s activities will be determined based on your arrival time. You may relax and unwind or start the tour of Abidjan and vicinity.

Overnight at Ibis Plateau

Day 2: Grand Bassam
Day 2: Grand Bassam

After breakfast, drive to Grand Bassam, the colonial capital city; visit the French colonial district, the costume museum, the craft center, the governor “Binger” palace. Visit the market for souvenirs shopping. Return to Abidjan for dinner and overnight.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Overnight at Ibis Plateau

Day 3: Abidjan – Abengourou
Day 3: Abidjan – Abengourou

After breakfast, travel to Abengourou in Indénié Kingdom. On the way, visit of the fetish priest (komian) then continue to the village of Aniassué where you will see the witch doctors’ ceremonies and the fetish dance. Arrive Abengourou and check into your hotel. In the afternoon, travel to Niablé to visit the king Nanan Kouao, followed by a tour of the local cocoa plantation.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at Hotel le Royaume

Day 4: Abengourou – Yamoussoukro
Day 4: Abengourou – Yamoussoukro

After breakfast drive to Yamoussoukro, the political capital of Ivory Coast. In the afternoon visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, one of the world’s largest, the sacred crocodiles and the main mosque.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at Le President

Day 5: Yamoussoukro – Korhogo
Day 5: Yamoussoukro – Korhogo

After breakfast, drive to the village of Kondeyaokro. Attend an initiation dance of Goli masks. Continue to Korhogo, in Sénoufo country. Arrive Korhogo late afternoon and proceed to Toro for the initiation dance of fire eaters, called Djinangoro. Tour the village of Tioro before returning to your hotel.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at Mont Korhogo

Day 6: Korhogo (Senoufo Land)
Day 6: Korhogo (Senoufo Land)

After breakfast visit the sacred rock and the fetish hut village in Niofoin. Continue to Boundiali and visit the Peulh’s village. Here you may see the traditional N’goro dance. Early evening return to Korhogo.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at Mont Korhogo

Day 7: Korhogo – Bouafle
Day 7: Korhogo – Bouafle

After breakfast, drive to Bouaflé. In the afternoon drive to the village of Lopouafla to see the zaouli dance (the very elastic and vibrating dance of Gouro people). Observe other village activities before returning to Bouaflé.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight at Hotel Irie

Day 8: Bouafle – Abidjan – Depart

After breakfast return to Abidjan. On arrival go on the city tour of Abidjan including Le Plateau, the central, high-rise commercial area, Cocody, the upscale residential section and Treichville, which is linked to Le Plateau by two major bridges. With the assistance of your driver and guide decide on your final activities before you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight

Meal(s): Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • 7 nights Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated (Breakfast daily & 6 Dinners)
  • Assistance with visa application
  • International Flight
  • Cost of Visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance (can be quoted)
  • Immunization
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

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