Explore Benin 8 Days

Benin (Cotonou, Alladah, Porto Novo, Ouidah, Kindji, Abomey)

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.

View of a memorial in Quidha, Benin

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Activity
  1. Day 1: Cotonou

    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

  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 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

  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 rest 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 and driver.

    In the evening, depart for your onward flight.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Trip Includes:

  • 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 the visa application
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