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5 days in Benin Republique


Activity Description

Explore Benin’s vibrant culture on this captivating 5-day journey. From Cotonou to Abomey, uncover the heart of Benin’s heritage. Visit the Royal Palace in Porto-Novo, the Python Temple in Ouidah, the serene village of Ganvie, and the historical treasures of Abomey. Immerse yourself in local customs and performances. This tour is a cultural immersion into the spirit of Benin.

Day 1: Arrival in Cotonou
• Arrive in Cotonou, where you’ll be warmly welcomed at the airport with assistance through immigration and customs.
• Transfer to your comfortable hotel for a relaxing check-in and debriefing.
• In the evening, savor a delightful dinner and settle in for a peaceful night’s rest at Hotel du Lac or similar.

Day 2: Porto-Novo – The Royal Capital
• Begin your day with a trip to Porto-Novo, the royal capital of Benin.
• Explore the grand Royal Palace, an architectural masterpiece reflecting the traditions of the local royal court.
• Immerse yourself in African art and culture at The Musée Da Silva.
• Delve into the unique architecture of Zamgbetor House.
• Take a boat ride along the enigmatic Black River Adjarra.
• In the evening, witness captivating Egungun Initiations and Performances.
• Return for an overnight stay in the vibrant city of Cotonou.

Day 3: Ganvie – The Venice of Africa
• Embark on a journey to Ganvie, a remarkable village that stands on stilts in the middle of a lagoon.
• Experience the intriguing Python Temple in Ouidah, a vital part of the spiritual heritage.
• Explore the enchanting Sacred Forest, home to rich traditions and beliefs.
• Head back to Cotonou for a well-deserved rest.

Day 4: Abomey – Heritage and History
• Explore Abomey, a city teeming with history.
• Delve into the past at the Museum of Abomey, where tales of the Dahomey Kingdom come to life.
• Peruse the vibrant fetish market for unique local treasures.
• Explore the subterranean village of Agoingointo, a hidden gem of cultural significance.
• Cap off your day with an enthralling Voodoo performance led by a local fetish priest.

Day 5: Cotonou and Departure
• Spend your last morning in Cotonou savoring a delicious breakfast at the hotel.
• If time allows, take a leisurely stroll through the local markets and bazaars.
• Reflect on your incredible journey, filled with cultural discoveries and unique experiences.
- Bid farewell to Benin as you’re transferred to the airport for your onward journey.


Duration98 hours
WhenAll year round.
WeatherNot Applicable
What to WearComfortable shoes Comfortable clothing
Things to Bring.
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guests allowed.


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsKindly Note That All Children Under 18 Require The Correct Documents When Traveling Across Borders.
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


1. Guide fee
2. transport in A/C vehicles
3. Wifi
4. bottled water


1. Visa fees
2. hotels/accommodation
3. flights
4. entrance fees
5. any other bills incurred by traveller during the trip



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