The South Of Benin In 10 Days

Immerse in the Beninese culture and history in the coastal and central regions

Duration

10 days

Meeting Point

Cotonou, Benin

Group Size

1

Language

French & English

Minimum Age

6

What To Bring

Swimwear, reusable water bottle, walking shoes

South Benin Tour

10 Days – Starting at $1,799 / person

The South of Benin is rich with historical sites from the various kingdoms that once ruled the area. In addition, it is blessed with beautiful landscapes, from the semi-arid hills of Dassa-Zoumé to the lakes and beaches of the coastal region. But everywhere, the culture of Southern ethnic groups is strong, lively, and dominated by voodoo rituals.

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South Benin Tour Highlights

Day 1 – Arrival in Cotonou

Pick up at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Meet the staff and other guests of the South Benin Tour.

Settle and rest at the hotel or visit Cotonou: Dantokpa market, Obama Beach, shopping, and craft center. (depending on the time of arrival)

Diner at the gastronomic organic restaurant of the hotel. (depending on the time of arrival)

We spend the night in a beautiful hotel decorated with African fabrics and art.

Dinner

Hotel

15 min

Day 2 – Ganvié and Porto-Novo

Breakfast in hotel

Pirogue ride in the stilt village of Ganvié

Lunch in Porto-Novo

Visit Honmé Royal Palace and Ethnographic museums

Discovery of the Grand Mosque

Visit Songhai Center, an organic farm, learning facility and ecolodge

Dinner and night at the center

Ecolodge Centre Songhai

3h30

Day 3 – Towards Dassa-Zoumé

Breakfast at the lodge

Exploration of Adjarra: market, making of djembe and palm wine

Lunch in Kétou

Visit Royal Palace museum in Kétou

Dinner and night at the Refuge des Papillons in the area of Dassa

Ecolodge Refuge des Papillons

4h40

Day 4 – Exploring the town of 41 hills

Breakfast at refuge


Hike the hills of Dassa and learn about their story and traditions

Lunch at the Refuge / village

Discover the village’s traditions and daily life


Dinner and night at the refuge


Ecolodge Refuge des Papillons


Day 5 – From Dassa to Abomey

Breakfast at the refuge


Visit Dassa-Zoumé and its Royal Palace


Exploration of the underground village of Agongointo-Oungoudo


Visit the Royal Palace of Abomey and crafts center

Dinner and night at the lodge

Auberge d’Abomey

2h00

Day 6 – On Lake Ahémé

Breakfast at the lodge


Visit of the fetish market


Visit of an artisanal center


Lunch at Lake Ahémé

Pirogue ride on the lake

Rest in the lodge

Dinner and night at the lodge

Chez Theo

2h30

Day 7 – Traditions and culture in villages

Breakfast at the lodge


Walk through villages to discover voodoo traditions and culture


Lunch by the lake


Discover of traditions of Avlo Houta village by the sea

Dinner and night at the lodge

Ecovillage Avlo d’Eco-Benin

1h

Day 8 – The seafront

Breakfast at the lodge


Pirogue ride to the Bouche Du Roy, mouth of River Mono


Lunch in Grand Popo


Visit of Sacred Forest of Kpassé, Portuguese Fort which host the Ouidah Museum of History, and the Fondation Zinsou art gallery in Ouidah

Dinner and night at the guesthouse

Le Jardin Secret Ouidah

2h

Day 9 – Slave history and Route des Pêches

Breakfast at the guesthouse


Visit the exhibition at the Maison du Brésil

Walk the Slaves Route to the Door of No Return

Visit Museum of the Door of No Return


Lunch on the Route des Pêches


Observe fishermen on the Route des Pêches

Dinner and night at the resort in Allada or in Ouidah at La Casa Del Papa

Royal Paradise Hotel Allada or Casa Del Papa

2h

Day 10 – Rest before drop-off at airport

Breakfast at the resort


Rest in the resort


Lunch at the resort


Airport drop-off

1h45

What’s Included In The South Benin Tour

Included
Lodging in double occupancy ($230 supplement for single occupancy)
Airport transfers and transportation for the whole trip
Meals with drinks as specified
Mineral water at will
Tour guide for the whole trip
Entrance fees and local guides
Excluded
Airfare to Cotonou
Trip insurance
Meals not specified
Personal expenses and extra drinks
Tips

Our Promise To Travel Responsibly

Local Food

During the South Benin Tour, we dine in restaurants that use local and organic products when available (e.g., Centre Songhai).

Vegetarian options are available. You have the opportunity to taste a wide choice of dishes so you can discover the local cuisine.

Cultural Heritage

Local history and culture is one of the focus of this tour.

We learn about ancient kingdoms and the slave trade.

We also gain insights about traditional living in villages and the voodoo cult.

Sustainability

We opt for small eco-friendly hotels/lodges or guesthouses that are locally owned, built with local materials, and sustainably managed, when available.

We use 5-liter water bottles to limit our use of plastic.

We collect waste generated during the trip, and we locally recycle or safely dispose of the same.

Fair Trade Travel

We care about our partners and value their contributions. Therefore, we pay them a fair wage.


For the South Benin Tour, we partnered with villages’ traditional authorities, villagers, local guides, lodge owners, and local artists.

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Flexible Cancellation Policy

Book the South Togo Tour confidently with options to change your plans

Up to 30 days before the tour start date

Full Refund

We will send all your money back, no questions asked.

From 29 to 7 days before the tour start date

Voucher: 100%

Cancel your trip, and we will send you a voucher for the full value of your trip that you can use on future bookings.

Less than 6 days before the tour start date

Voucher: 70%

Cancel your trip, and we will send you a voucher for 70% of the value of your trip that you can use on future bookings.

Acceptable Covid 19 reasons

  • Proof of Covid 19 positive test of at least one member of your party
  • Travel ban to Togo from your country of residence
  • Travel ban from Togo for people of your nationality or country of residence

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