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Explore Benin 8-days

Day 1: Cotonou, Benin

International flight arrives Cotonou, Benin. Upon arrival at Cotonou airport, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. Orientation. The remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

 

Day 2: Cotonou

City tour of Cotonou, including the major landmarks.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac Or Similar

 

Day 3: Alladah

Travel to Alladah to see the birthplace of Toussaint L’Ouverture, the liberator of Haiti. Visit the town to interact with the people and the King at his Palace.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac Or Similar

 

Day 4: Porto Novo

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

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac Or Similar

 

Day 5: Ouidah

Spend the day in Ouidah, the birthplace of Voodoo. Visit the Museum of History where the exhibits focus on the slave trade and Benin’s links with Brazil and the Caribbean. Visit Kindji market square. Visit the Cathedral and the famous Temple of Sacred Pythons.

After Lundh the Tour of Ouidah continues including the slave trading post, the sacred forest . Walk the “Road of the slaves”, visit the place of the common grave, the tree of forgetfulness and the “gate of no return.”

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac Or Similar

 

Day 6: Abomey

Morning departure to Abomey with visits to the Royal Palace Museum and an audience with the King of Abomey. Abomey still retains many reminders of its magnificient past including the Palace, the Historical Museum and the Royal Sepulchres bearing witness to a brave and powerful people. Watch the craftsmen create works in iron, copper and bronze.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Dako Ler Bohicon Or Similar

 

Day 7: Cotonou

Return from Abomey to Cotonou stopping at scenic villages. Tour of Cotonou continues including tours of the residential quarter with unique multi-colored villas. Visit the lagoon market and Artisans Center. The balance of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Cotonou

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

 Or Similar

 

Day 8: Departure

Today decide on your itinerary with the assistance of your guide & driver. In the evening, depart for your flight home. Afternoon at leisure before departure home.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

 

2019 Tour Dates

  • June 9 – 16
  • September 8 – 15
  • November 17 – 24

 

TOUR INCLUDES

• 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

• Meals indicated

 

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

• Cost of visa

• Meals not listed

• Travel Insurance

• Gratuity to driver and guide

Single Supplement is the additional price paid for single occupancy of a room.