Day 1: You will be met on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight – Hotel.
Day 2: City Tour of Cotonou. City tour of Cotonou including visits to Red Star square, Independence Square, Dantokpa (one of the biggest open market in West Africa) and Artisanal Marche noted for its spectacular art and craft. Here you will shop using your bargaining prowess. Dinner and overnight – Hotel.
Day 3: Ganvie and Ouidah. This tour will take you to Ganvie Stilt Village, a 500 year old village on water. We will ride in a canoe to visit some of the most interesting places in the village like the school, market and lovers lane. Depart for Ouidah, the center of Voodoo, a traditional, animist religion. We will visit the Chief Palace, the temple of Sacred Pythons, the old Slave Fort, Catholic Basilica and Sacred Forest of Deities, return to Cotonou. Dinner and overnight – Hotel.
Day 4: Portonovo. Full day tour to Porto Novo noted for its craft market, you will visit Brazilian style mosque, the botanical garden, the Museum of Ethnography and King Toffa’s Palace. Dinner and overnight - Hotel.
Day 5: Abomey. Depart Cotonou driving through scenic villages and towns to Abomey(Dahomey) which used to be one of the most powerful kingdoms in the past, parts of the city old wall still stands. You will visit the Royal Palace which houses the Historical Museum and the Royal Sepulchers, standing witness to the greatness of the brave and powerful people. Worth admiring are the works of artists and craftsmen creating works in iron, bronze, copper, paintings, artifacts and famous long-shape statues. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight – Hotel.
Day 6: Cotonou - Lome. You will depart for Lome the capital town of Togo. Here we will visit the Fetish Market, Grande Mache, Nana Benz, Independence Square, the Museum and Villa Artisinal. Dinner and overnight – Hotel.
Day 7: Lome - Cotonou. Depart Lome for Cotonou making villages stops. Rest of the day is for optional activities until transfer to the airport for departure.
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