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Cultural Tour of Côte d’Ivoire – 9 Days

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Duration

9

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

The diverse culture of Côte d’Ivoire, a coastal West African country bordered by Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Guinea, is exemplified by a multitude of ethnic groups, events, festivals, music, and art. Join us on this 9 Day tour of Côte d’Ivoire to experience the Culture of Côte d’Ivoire.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Biankouma, an old Yacouba – Dan village
  • Village of Blole where you can participate in a mask dance (Glah and Temate).
  • Village of Kondéyaokro
  • Visit the sacred rock
  • The fetish hut in the village of Niofoin
  • Visit the Peulh’s village
  • Grand Bassam

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE ABIDJAN
DAY 1: ARRIVE ABIDJAN

Upon arrival at the airport and after completion of immigration formalities and baggage reclaim, you will be met at the arrival hall by our expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel.

Activities for today will depend on your flight arrival time.

Hotel: Hotel Tiama

DAY 2: ABIDJAN – MAN (YACOUBA – DAN COUNTRIES)

After breakfast, depart to Man, the town of 18 mounts and the capital of Dan country. Stop in Issia for lunch. Our first point of call will be a visit to the village of Gbelpeu where the Dan and Yacouba people will welcome you in beautiful traditional style. We continue to the hotel for check in.

Hotel: Hotel Cascade

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3: MAN – BIANKOUMA – MAN
DAY 3: MAN – BIANKOUMA – MAN

Today, you will visit Biankouma, an old Yacouba – Dan village. At the village, you will see the colourfully painted houses, the house of the initiated women and observe the fetish priests. You will have an opportunity to interact with the elder of the village. Return to Man.

After lunch, visit the village of Blole where you can participate in a mask dance (Glah and Temate). You will also witness the dance performed by young females.

Hotel: Hotel Cascade

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4: MAN – BOUAFLE – YAMOUSSOUKRO
DAY 4: MAN – BOUAFLE – YAMOUSSOUKRO

DAY 4: MAN – BOUAFLE – YAMOUSSOUKRO

After breakfast, we check out and drive to Bouafle. Enroute, we stop at the village of Lopouafla to see the Zaouli dance (the very elastic and vibrant dance of the Gouro people). You will have the opportunity to see other important village activities before continuing to Yamoussoukro for the night.

Hotel: Hotel President

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5: YAMOUSSOUKRO – KORHOGO
DAY 5: YAMOUSSOUKRO – KORHOGO

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

Hotel: Rose Blanche

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6: KORHOGO (SENOUFO LAND)

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

Hotel: Rose Blanche

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7: KORHOGO – TOUMODI

After breakfast and check out, we travel through beautiful countryside to Korhogo and Toumodi with stops at points of interest.

Upon arrival, there is a tour of the Baoule area before you are transferred to the hotel.

Hotel: Villa des hotes

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8: TOUMODI – GRAND BASSAM – ABIDJAN

After breakfast and check out, we will visit visit “the Fanico”. The “Fanico” are “washer men” that work close together in the middle of a stream to wash clothes. This is done solely by men. They work all day every day, frantically rubbing garments on huge stones held in place by old car vehicle tires then spreading the clothes over rocks and grass in a large drying area. Despite the look of confusion, they never get their clients clothes mixed or missing.

We continue to Grand Bassam, the colonial city for a panoramic city tour before continuing to Abidjan for the night.

Hotel: Hotel Tiama

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9: ABIDJAN –DEPART

With assistance of your driver and guide, decide on your final activities before you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  •   Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  •   Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  •   Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  •   Transportation in private vehicle
  •   Experienced tour guide
  •   Admission to listed sites
  •   Meals indicated
  • Cost of Visas
  • International Flights to/from Africa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Meals not listed
  • Personal expenses

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