Day 1: Arrival. Arrival at Cotonou International Airport. Assistance and Custom Formalities. Transfer to Benin Marina Hotel. Dinner.
Day 2: Cotonou - Ganvie - Cotonou. Breakfast. Cotonou City Tour, visit the International market of Dantokpa with its alluring traders. Visit the Promotion Center of Handicrafts. Lunch at Restaurant Edelweiss. Departure for Ganvie, the Venice of Africa. Receive a welcome reception by Ganvie fishermen. Ganvie tour to include lovers lane, floating market place, local school, and the handicrafts center. Dinner (at your own). Overnight at Sheraton Hotel.
Day 3: Ouidah Tour. Breakfast and departure to Ouidah. Arrival in Ouidah, known as the former trading post center for Africans bound for the Americas and Haiti. Also known as the birthplace of the Voodoo Cult. Once in Ouidah visit the following: the Impressive Sacred Forest of Kpasse, Naming Ceremony, the Portuguese Historical Museum. Lunch at Paillotes les Retrouvailles. The Sacred Temple of Pythons; The House of Brazil. Dinner (at your own) and overnight at Ouidah.
Day4: Continue the tour of Ouidah. Breakfast. Welcome: reception with Dagbo Hounon, Chief Superior of Voodoo Cult in Benin. Experience Voodoo Dances and traditional dancing ceremony. Lunch. Walk the road of the Slaves leading to the Magestic Memorial of Slavery at Zoungbodji. Back to Marina Hotel. Dinner at Maquis Pili-Pili and overnight at Marina Hotel.
Day 5: Porto–Novo - Ketou - Abomey. Breakfast and early departure to Porto- Novo and Ketou. Arrival at Porto-Novo, the Administrative Capital of Benin and visit the Ethnographic Museum Adande and King Toffa Royal Palace.
Welcome: reception with traditional dancers and Zangbetos (The Night Guardians). Depart to Ketou, cold meal on the way. Arrival at Ketou, the western capital of Yoruba land. Visit the King Palace, the Magic Gate (Museum of Ketou). Depart for Abomey, arrival at Sun City hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Abomey and Allada. Breakfast and departure to Allada, Birthplace of Toussaint Louverutre, native of Allada and Founding Hero of Haiti. Visit the Memorial of Toussaint Louverture. Welcome reception with courtesy visit to the Adjahouto Superior Chief (Family of Toussaint Louverutre). Experience traditional dancers. Departure to Abomey, the famous captial of the powerful kingdom of Dan-home.
Lunch at Motel d’Abomey. Visit the place of Goho and the Museum of Antiquities. Learn about the famous Amazones the lady warriors of Dan-home. Visit the Royal Palace of Gbindo. Welcome Reception by King with traditional dancers. Depart to Cotonou. Dinner and overnight at Marina Hotel.
Day 7: Day of leisure and shopping. Breakfast and day of leisure. Shopping and visit the market place center. Farewell Dinner and Overnight.
Day 8: Departure. Breakfast. Continuation of your shopping. Transfer to Cotonou International Airport. Assistance with formalities and departure.
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