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Benin Voodoo Festival – 11 Days (January 6, 2023- January 16, 2023)

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Duration

11 days 10 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Francais

Overview

Benin Voodoo Festival

Benin Voodoo Festival – Spend a day in the birthplace of Voodoo, visit the “Gate of No Return”, visit the Royal Palace in Abomey and have an audience with the King! This tour includes a special visit to Ganvie, an entire village built on stilts in Lake Nokoue!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • lagoon market and Artisans Center
  • Ouidah Museum of History
  • “Gate of no return.”
  • Royal Palace Museum
  • Ganvie
  • Natitingou Museum
  • Ethnographic Museum

Itinerary

Day 1 Cotonou, Benin - Thursday, January 6, 2023
Day 1 Cotonou, Benin - Thursday, January 6, 2023

Once in Cotonou, Benin, you will be welcomed, escorted, and taken to your hotel. Orientation.

Meal(s) Included: No

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

Day 2 Cotonou- Friday, January 7, 2023
Day 2 Cotonou- Friday, January 7, 2023

Cotonou city tour with stops at the main attractions.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

Day 3 Cotonou - Saturday, January 8, 2023
Day 3 Cotonou - Saturday, January 8, 2023

Continued tours of Cotonou will take visitors through the neighborhood's distinctive, multicolored houses. Take a trip to the Artisans Center and Lagoon Market. The rest of the day is free for leisure. Stay the night in Cotonou.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

Day 4 Ouidah - Sunday, January 9, 2023
Day 4 Ouidah - Sunday, January 9, 2023

Visit Ouidah, the cradle of voodoo, for the day. View the exhibitions of the Museum of History, which highlight the slave trade and Benin's connections to Brazil and the Caribbean. Take a trip to Kindji Market Square. Take a trip to the Cathedral and the renowned Temple of Sacred Pythons.

Continued stops on the Ouidah tour include the holy forest and the slave trading site. Visit the "Tree of Forgetfulness," the "Road of the Slaves," the "Gate of No Return," and the common grave site.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

Day 5 Ouidah - Monday, January 10, 2023
Day 5 Ouidah - Monday, January 10, 2023

At Ouidah's annual voodoo festival, thousands of people assemble to honor the land and exhibit their faith, discover the mysteries of the voodoo religion. There are religious ceremonies, clothes fairs, seafood markets, and traditional African music in addition to these other activities. This festival, one of the biggest in Benin, is regarded as a celebration of culture.

As the sun begins to fall, the Zangbetos start their final dance, their rattles generating an incredible sound together. As they resound off the nearby hills, the voodoo drums start to beat faster and harder.

Meal(s): Breakfast,Dinner

Overnight at Casa Del Papa

Day 6 Abomey - Tuesday, January 11, 2023
Day 6 Abomey - Tuesday, January 11, 2023

After visiting the Royal Palace Museum and having a meeting with the King of Abomey, embark for Abomey in the morning. The Palace, the Historical Museum, and the Royal Sepulchres giving testament to courageous and powerful people are just a few of Abomey's numerous remaining traces of its glorious past. Watch the artisans build pieces out of bronze, copper, and iron

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Dako Ler Bohicon or Similar

Day 7 Ganvie - Wednesday, January 12, 2023
Day 7 Ganvie - Wednesday, January 12, 2023

Ganvie, often known as "THE Venice of Africa," is a must-see while visiting Benin. In Lake Nokoue, homes on stilts are home to more than 12,000 people. Find out the background of this unusual dwelling structure.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

Day 8 Natitingou- Thursday, January 13, 2023
Day 8 Natitingou- Thursday, January 13, 2023

For an informative introduction to Somba culture, visit the Natitingou Museum.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Tata Somba or Similar

Day 9 Porto Novo - Friday, January 14, 2023
Day 9 Porto Novo - Friday, January 14, 2023

Visit the Brazilian Church, the 300-year-old Palace of King Toffa, and the Ethnographic Museum. Enjoy the "Guardians of the Night" spirit dancers' performance.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

Day 10 Alladah - Saturday, January 15, 2023
Day 10 Alladah - Saturday, January 15, 2023

Visit Alladah to witness Toussaint L'Ouverture's birthplace and learn about his role in the liberation of Haiti. Visit the town to engage in conversation with locals and the King at his palace.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

Day 11 Cotonou - Sunday, January 16, 2023
Day 11 Cotonou - Sunday, January 16, 2023

With the assistance of your guide and driver, plan your schedule for today. Depart for your flight home in the evening.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites and events
  • Meals indicated by  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Round Trip International/Domestic Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

Tour's Location

from $3,400.00

Organized by

emmanuel

Member Since 2021

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Information Contact

Email

[email protected]

Phone

+233501633428

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