Explore Benin the birth place of Voodoo in 8 Days from Cotonou

Language English, French
Cost 1985 USD for tour/excursion
Capacity 1 person
Duration 1 week 1 day

Explore Benin, one of the most fascinating countries in Africa. The birthplace of voodoo and a pivotal platform of the slave trade for nearly three centuries.


• Explore the hotspots of voodoo culture

• Discover the famous town of 41-hills

• Canoe ride to the marshlands of "Venice of Africa"

• Marvel at the Slave Road to the Gate of No Return

• Visit "La bouche du Roy"

• Visit the heritage site- Abomey's Museum

• Visit the python temple

Day 1: Cotonou

o Pick-up from the airport and transfer to hotel for night stay.

Day 2: Dassa - Natitingou

o Depart to Natitingou, ‘The village of Nanto’.

o Visit the regional museum of Natitingou and also the village of the local artists.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Koussoukoingou - Natitingou –Abomey

o Depart to Abomey, and experience the voodoo culture.

o Visit Abomey's historical museum

o Return to Bohicon and stay in the hotel.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Bohicon - Ganvié – Possotomè

o Transfer in a local transport, have a canoe ride to the marshlands of Sô Ava and Ganvié, the ‘Venice of Africa’.

o Experience the local birdlife.

o Depart to Possotomè.

o Night stay at a hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Possotomè

o Boat trip - ‘‘Way of the water’’

o Experience difference in fishing tactics and techniques used by the villagers and marvel at the kind of fishes they catch

o Explore and learn about voodoo water spirits

o History of the lonely hippo of the lake.

Dinner at Prefet’s place and overnight stay.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Possotomè - Kpétou – Possotomè

o Transfer to Kpétou.

o Visit the sacred forest to find the colony of Mona monkeys.

o Return to Possotomé.

o Dance around the fire or dance party at the bar 'laBoussole'.

Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Meal(s) Included: Lunch

Day 7: Possotomè - Avlo (Grand Popo)

• Explore Avlo beach.

• Enjoy your lunch and take an hour walk to experience the village’s traditions, cultures and the voodoo cult of the Plah and Pédah people.

Meal(s) Included; Breakfast, Dinner and a night stay at the Avlo beach Ecolodge.

Day 8: Avlo - Ouidah – Cotonou

• Depart to Ouidah, which was one of the essential slave trade centres during the 18th Century.

• Visit the museum in the old Portuguese fort and walk the Slave Road to the Gate of No Return- a monument on the UNESCO world cultural heritage list.

• Have lunch and return to Cotonou.

• Get transferred to the airport

What's Included

• Local transport

• Meals as indicated in itinerary

• Admission to all listed sites and institutions.

• English-speaking Benin tour guide

• Listed tours

What's Excluded

• Airline tickets

• Personal expenses

• Accommodation

• Immunization. (Yellow Fever Required, Malaria Prophylactics Recommended)

• Travel insurance.

• Gratitude to driver and guide

• Beverages

• Additional meals


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