Cultural Tour of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast (Abidjan, Man, Biankouma, Bouafle, Yamoussoukro, Korhogo)

The diverse culture of Ivory Coast, 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 Ivory Coast to experience the Culture of Ivory Coast.

Kple Kple and Kpan Pre masks dancers

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Activity
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

Trip Includes:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Meals indicated
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Assistance with visa application
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