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Cultural and Historical Tour of Liberia and Sierra Leone, 13 Days

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Cultural and Historical Tour of Liberia and Sierra Leone, 13 Days

Liberia (Monrovia, Jola House Women's Social Enterprise, Gbarnga, Kpatawee Waterfalls, African Village Eperience) Sierra Leone (Free Town, Bunce Island, Rogbonko Village, Banana Island)

Cultural and Historical Tour of Liberia and Sierra Leone, 13 Days

Day 1: ARRIVE MONROVIA, LIBERIA

Arrive Monrovia; meet assist and transfer to hotel
Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites

Day 2: MONROVIA HISTORICAL TOUR

After breakfast go on a Tour of Monrovia, highlights will include the remnants of Ducor Hotel the highest point in Monrovia, where the first lighthouse of Liberia and the Joseph Jenkins Roberts monument are located. The monument Liberia’s most popular President William V.S. Tubman and finally, Providence Baptist Church, Liberia’s oldest church built in the 18th Century where the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites

Day 3: MONROVIA – JOLA HOUSE WOMEN’S SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

After breakfast, visit the Jola House Women’s Social Enterprise see Artisans who have become self sufficient by creating and designing furniture and gift items.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites

Day 4: MONROVIA – GBARNGA – KPATAWEE WATERFALLS

After breakfast drive to Gbarnga in Bong County, visit some Tribal villages and learn the cultural and archaeological history of these tribes in Liberia. Afterwards, visit the Kpatawee Waterfalls covered by a lush canopy, afternoon at leisure trek along the falls or just relax.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites

Day 5: MONROVIA -AFRICAN VILLAGE EXPERIENCE

After breakfast, enjoy a drive through the Liberian countryside to visit the Bai T. Moore Village in Bomi County for a unique look into village life. Learn about the history and cultural heritage of one of Liberia’s most prominent writers Bai T. Moore, while listening to selected readings from his poetry and his most famous story, a Liberian Romeo and Juliet story, Murder in the Cassava Patch. Take a short tour of the village and enjoy an entertaining cultural dance and drum performance
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites

Day 6: MONROVIA

After breakfast go on a tour of the Waterside Market, visit the booths of local artisans to shop for souvenirs, African artifacts and carvings. Also visit local Mandingo tailor shops.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites

Day 7: FREE TOWN – SIERRA LEONE

After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Free Town; meet assist and transfer to Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Country Lodge

Day 8: FREE TOWN

After breakfast go on a city Tour of Freetown; visit the National Museum; historic sites around the City;. In the This morning, take a city tour by visiting the National Museum, and the market. After Lunch, tour the University of Sierra Leone’s Fourah Bay College the oldest University in West Africa enjoy the amazing view from the mountain and the Botanical Gardens around the University.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Country Lodge

Day 9: FREETOWN – BUNCE ISLAND

After breakfast drive to Aberdeen, enjoy a cruise to Bunce Island a commercial Fort built to facilitate The Atlantic Slave Trade; during its operation about 50,000 men, women and children were sent to slavery mainly on the rice plantations of South Carolina and Georgia, known as the Gullah Tribe. Walk through the ruins of Bunce Island and experience the paths the slaves took.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Country Lodge

Day 10: ROGBONKO VILLAGE

After breakfast drive to Rogbonko Village Retreat to experience real village life, meet the villagers, and experience their culture and daily lives
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Rogbonko Village Retreat

Day 11: ROGBONKO VILLAGE

After breakfast spend a full day in the village.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Rogbonko Village Retreat

Day 12: BANANA ISLAND

After breakfast, drive to Banana village and visit the two Island Villages of Ricketts; located on the coast facing the Western Peninsula both Islands have a combined population of about 900, connected by a spit of sand that is underwater at high tide. A stone bridge connects the path between the two islands’ learn about the culture and mingle with the villagers.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight at Banana Island Guesthouse

Day 13: FREE TOWN / DEPART

Return to Free Town; transfer to the airport for your flight back home
Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Dates 2018

  • November 19 – December 1

Tour Dates 2019

  • February 18- March 2
  • November 18 – 30

TOUR PRICE 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

TOUR PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Flights
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide
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