Program : BENIN: Roots, Nature and Voodoo


Program Details

  • Day 1: Arrival in Cotonou

Airport formalities, reception and accommodation at the hotel.

Presentation of the guide.

  • Day 2: Discovering GANVIE (the African Venice)

 After breakfast, departure for Ganvié, lakeside village with bamboo huts on stilts. (Guided tour by motorized boat or pirogue)

Lunch and afternoon relaxing at the beach.

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

  • Day 3: COTONOU / OUIDAH through the fishing road

After breakfast, we will take the fishing road (road bordering the Atlantic Ocean) to reach Ouidah, the capital of Voodoo.

 visits to the python temple,

visit of the basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

 Walk along the Slave Road to "the gate of no return"

Lunch.

visits to the “fort portuguais” ,

visit of the sacred forest of King '' Kpassé ''

Departure for Grand-Popo '' the beautiful seaside resort ''

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel "Coco Beach".

  • Day 4: Grand Popo '' a particular village ''

After breakfast :

Excursion on the Mono River to the mouth of the "Mouth of the King" where the river flows into the ocean;

Visit the village of Avlo,

Visit mangroves and bird island

Picnic under the coconut trees along the river.

Afternoon walk to the beach and possibility of fishing with fishermen on the beach

Departure for Cotonou in the evening

Dinner and hotel accommodation

  • Day 5: COTONOU / PORTO-NOVO / ADJARA (to discover the Black River)

After breakfast

COTONOU city tour then departure for Porto-Novo

Lunch

Departure for the discovery of the black river in the '' valley of Ouémé ''

Visit to the riverside village to discover the technic of making '' Sodabi '' based on '' raffia '' wine

Tasting of '' Sodabi '' and departure for Cotonou

Dinner and hotel accommodation

Day 6: COTONOU / BOHICON / ABOMEY

After breakfast, departure for Bohicon to discover the underground caves '' Agongointo ''

Lunch and  departure for Abomey historic city

 Afternoon visit of the royal palace of abomey (Kingdom of Dahomey),

visit of the city, dinner and accommodation at " Chez Monique".

  • Day 7: ABOMEY / DASSA / NATITINGOU

After breakfast, we will go to the north of the country with a stop at Dassa to discover the fetish of Dankoli, place of worship Vodou.

Lunch on the way and arrival at Natitingou;

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

  • Day 8: NATITINGOU / KOUSSOU / BOUKOMBE

Departure from Natitingou, after breakfast for Boukombe via Koussou

 visit of an atypical village "to the countries of tata Somba".

 Lunch, Audience with the village chief.

 Walk in the village to discover the "tatas somba" and dive into the

local culture in the Atakora region;

Folk dance show,

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

  • Day 9: BOUKOMBE / PENDJARI (meeting the wilderness)

After breakfast

Departure at dawn for the Pendjari Park

Safari in the heart of the park to discover the typical animals of the place;

 Lunch and short before the big walk in the park in the afternoon

Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Pendjari.

  • Day 10: PENDJARI / TANONGOU / NATININGOU

After breakfast

Early Departure in the morning at dawn for a short safari and watch rare animals.

Then we leave the park to head to the '' Tanongon '' waterfalls.

Lunch near the waterfalls

 Visit the waterfall then return to Natitingou with dinner and evening organized at the hotel.

  • Day 11: NATITINGOU / COTONOU

From Natitingou, after breakfast, departure for Cotonou with a lunch en route.

Arrival in Cotonou at the end of the afternoon for dinner and accommodation in a hotel.

  • Day 12: COTONOU / ARTISANAL CENTER

Breakfast and ride at DANTOKPA market in Cotonou,

Lunch at the fast-food restaurant and in afternoon cross by the craft center

Small dinner before escort at the airport for check-in.

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