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Explore Benin – 8 Days

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Duration

8 days 7 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, Francais

Overview

Explore Benin

Explore Benin – Arrive in Cotonou before heading to Alladah, the birthplace of Toussaint L’Ouverture the liberator of Haiti. Enjoy a performance of the ‘Guardians of the Night’ spirit dancers in Porto Novo. Also visit Ouidah, the birthplace of Voodoo and Abomey.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ethnographic Museum
  • Ouidah, the birthplace of Voodoo
  • Royal Palace Museum

Itinerary

Day 1: Cotonou
Day 1: Cotonou

The international flight arrives in 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.

Meal(s) Included: None

Hotel: Hotel Du Lac

Day 2: Cotonou
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
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
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
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
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 magnificent 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 Sun City or Similar

Day 7: Cotonou
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 rest of the day is at Leisure. Overnight in Cotonou.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

Day 8: Departure
Day 8: Departure

Today, decide on your itinerary with the assistance of your guide and driver.

In the evening, depart for your onward flight.

Meal(s) Included: 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)
  • Assistance with visa application
  • Cost of Visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance (can be quoted)
  • Immunization
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

Tour's Location

from $2,480.00

Organized by

Precious Mawuli

Member Since 2021

Information Contact

Email

[email protected]

Phone

+233501633428

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