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15 Day Cultural Journey, Highlights of Ghana, Togo and Benin

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 30 people
Destination(s): Ghana   Togo   Benin  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)

With an area of ​​more than one million two hundred thousand square kilometers, Mali ranks among the largest states in Africa. Surrounded by 7 states on both sides of borders, it enjoys a strategic position since it is located in the very heart of West Africa. Rarely, a tourist destination will attract by its great cultural pluralism, by the beauty of its landscapes and by the high direction of the hospitality of its populations like Mali. This marvelous country brews mountains, mountains, plains, rivers, deserts alongside an immense know-how of the man. Discover the unique culture of this country.

Day 1: Accra. Welcome at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Visit of Accra city: national museum, the beach. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Accra. Visit of Accra city: Makola market, Independence Square and Osu Castle, Center for National Culture, James Town (James Fort, Fishing harbor, Lighthouse, Timber Market). Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Accra/ Cape Coast 150 km. Visit Gomoa Fetteh, Fort Good Hope, Apam Fort Patience, Abanze Fort Amsterdam, Anomabu Fort William, Cape Coast (Castle. Fort William, Fort Victoria, Fish port) Domana Rock Shrine, Elmina St. George Castle and Fort St. Jago, Mpoben port, and fish market. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Accra/ Kumasi 360 km. After breakfast, we will take a bus through the countryside to Koumassi. Transfer to the hotel for lunch. After lunch, we will visit the museum, Manhyia Palace, the public market, the craftsmen place. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Kumasi. Visit of Kumasi city: Ashanti Traditional Buildings, Okomfo Anokye Sword, Fort St. George and Armed Forces Museum, National Cultural Center, the Craft Villages: Pamkrono for pottery, Ahwiaa for woodcarving, Bonwire for kente cloth printing.

Day 6: Kumasi/ Aflao/ Lome 550 km. After breakfast, we will travel in the countryside via Aflao, the frontier between Ghana and Togo. Then we will continue along the coast until Lome where we will arrive around 6 p.m

Day 7: Lome. The day will be dedicated to the visit of Lome, capital of Togo. In the morning we will visit the harbor, the market of fetishes, the handicraft village, Independence place and the national museum. We will walk in the art streets. Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, we will travel in the suburbs of Lome for visiting the animist monastery where a ceremony will be organized: welcome ceremony and libation ceremony done by the vaudou priest, danse and vaudou demonstration. Back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Lome/ Kara 450 km. After breakfast, we will go by bus to Kara via Tsevie where we will visit the funeral monuments. We will continue via Notse, city of ewe descent and pineapple cultural center. Lunch at Roc hotel of Atakpane. After lunch, we will continue our way with some stops to visit the sugar cane plantation of Anie, a Kototkoli village, a cooperative at Bogilo. We will be at Kara around 6 pm for dinner and night hotel Kara bar restaurant.

Day 9: Kabje and Losso Countryside 40 km. We will spend the day discovering the Kabje and Losso countryside: sukala houses, Tamberma valley and its traditional castles: the Tata, Lunch at Marox Grill, Back to Kara.

Day 10: Kara/Lome. 550 km. After breakfast, we will come back to Lome via Aledjo where we will cross by foot the Aledjo fault, we will visit the market and the village. Lunch at Rock hotel of Atakpane. We will be at Lome at 6 pm. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Lome/Grand Popo 70 km. Early in the morning, we will leave Lome for the Benin frontier. We will drive along the coast, the coconut forest. We will arrive at Grand Popo, first catholic mission of Benin and the most beautiful beach of Africa. This village is well situated between the sands of the Golf of Guinea and the lagoons of the delta. In pirogue we will sail into the canals to attend some Vaudou ceremonies. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 12: Grand Popo/ Ouidah/ Cotonou 70 km. We will continue our tour to be in Cotonou at the end of the day via Ouidah that we will visit. Cotonou is now a big modern and very noisy city with large avenues. The central market is like a town ( one of the biggest markets in Africa) and you can find there everything you want. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Cotonou/ Abomey 180 km. A boat will wait for us to visit Ganvie, one of the most impressive places of West Africa. Its name means 'freedom of water". It was built to protect the ADJA ethny against the FONS who wanted to sell them as slaves. Ganvie with 30 000 residents is one of the most important lacustrian cities of Africa. We will continue to Abomey. We will visit the market, the handcraft center and we will have a walk in the largest avenues of the city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 14: Abomey/ Lome 180 km. The Dahomey Trail – (Zewa's Temple, Agonglo's Palace, Semassu's Temple, Glele's Palace, Behanzin's Palace, Dozoeme Village, Akaba's Palace.) Then we will drive to Lome where we will arrive at the end of the day. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 15: Lome. Transfer to the airport. End of service.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Note 10% discount for contract signed 3 months in advance.

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Location: Mali
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2009

Our agency is the fruit of a rich and long experience on the touristic sites in Mali and neighboring countries (Burkina, Niger, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Senegal, guinea). We offer you the opportunity of sharing this experience by having you discover deep and multifarious Mali, the natural regions of the country, its ethnic...

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