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8 Days Culture tour itinerary for benin: Experience The Beninese Culture At It's Best

Abomey Calavi, Bohicon, Cotonou, Ganvié, Ouidah

Boating Tour
Culture Tour
History Tour
Experience the Beninese Culture at it

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Discover the daily life of Beninese families of South of Benin to learn about their lifestyle and the local cultural wealth. Enjoy the local cuisines and learn about medicinal herbs on this private guided tour.

DAY 01


  • Pick-up from the airport and transfer to the hotel.

DAY 02

Cotonou – Ganvié – Cotonou

  • Transfer by car and canoe to the marshlands of Sô Ava and Ganvié, the ‘Venice of Africa’. 

  • Discover the local bird life. 

  • Have lunch and return to Cotonou for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 03

Cotonou – Bohicon

  • Head to Abomey, which is the town of Kings.

  • Visit the surprising underground village of Agongouinto, which served as a hiding place for warriors. 

  • Have dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 04

Abomey – Possotomé

  • Take a guided tour of the ancient royal palace of Abomey listed as a UNESCO world cultural heritage. 

  • Transfer to the shore of lake Ahémé. 

  • Have lunch at Possotomé beach and discover the traditional use of plants for medicinal and food purposes. 

  • Enjoy the programme with legends and stories in the evening. 

  • Stay overnight at the eco-guesthouse.

DAY 05


  • Take a boat trip on the lake Ahémé with its changing colours to take part in the daily life of fishermen and to practise throwing a net.

  • Go on a voodoo hike and learn about the divinities of the village. 

  • Spend your evening with some music.

  • Stay at the eco-guesthouse at night.

DAY 06

Possotomè – Kpétou – Possotomè

  • Track the Mona monkeys in the sacred forest of Kpétou. 

  • Have lunch in the homestay. 

  • Participate in the womens' activities like mat-weaving and market gardening. 

  • Return to Possotomé for dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 07

Possotomè – Avlo

  • Travel to Avlo, which is a magnificent fishing village enclosed between the river Mono and the Atlantic ocean. 

  • Take a boat ride to the 'boca del rio' where the river meets the ocean. 

  • Enjoy a swim and tour the village in the afternoon.

  • Stay overnight at the ecolodge at Avlo beach.

DAY 08

Avlo – Ouidah – Cotonou

  • Visit the town of Ouidah, where captured slaves started their journey to the New World. 

  • Proceed to the museum at the old Portuguese fort. 

  • Follow the slave road that was walked by chained men, women and children to the 'Gate of No Return’'. 

  • Continue to Cotonou and visit the enormous market of Dantokpa and the Centre of Promotion of Artisan work.

  • Get transferred to the airport.

  • 160 EUR Per Adult (* Per day.)
  • Local transport.

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

  • Accommodation.

  • Visits and excursions listed in the programme.

  • Beninese Tour guide.

  • 2 bottles of mineral water per day.

  • Air ticket.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Beverages (other than mineral water).

  • Supplementary meals.

Useful information-

  • 1 Euro: 655.954 franc CFA.

  • Local time: GMT + 1.

  • Yellow fever vaccination required.

  • Profylaxis anti-malaria and protection against mosquitos indispensable.

Abomey Calavi, Bohicon, Cotonou, Ganvié, Ouidah

Boating Tour
Culture Tour
History Tour

Contributed By

Ibrahim Tchan

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