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, birthplace of Voodoo and Abomey.

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Activity
  1. Day 1 Cotonou, Benin

    Arrive Cotonou; meet assist and transfer to Hotel. Orientation.
    Meal(s) Included: No
    Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

  2. Day 2 Cotonou

    City Tour of Cotonou, including the major landmarks.
    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
    Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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
    Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or Similar

  8. 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

     

Trip Includes:

  • 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
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