Cotonou is the largest city and the economic capital of Benin. It is located on the South Coast of Benin, West Africa. The name ‘Cotonou’ literally means ‘by the river of death’, which is a fitting name for a country that boasts the origins of ‘Vodun’, or Voodoo.
Visiting Cotonou is something unique that words can hardly explain: it is a city bursting with music, colourful clothing, great food and an affirming way of life. All the multiple facets of Cotonou make life in the city an adventurous and rewarding experience
Today the city of Cotonou is a vibrant and lively place with a booming economy and excellent trade connections. Originally a market town, the job market of Cotonou carries the energy and vitality of its history of commerce into the present day.
Cotonou has a long and complicated history that results in today in a heterogeneous mix of cultures: this created a diverse and welcoming atmosphere that nowadays facilitates the tourist’s memorable experience.
Abridged Tour Itinerary:
Day1: Dantokpa Market
Arrival in Cotonou transfer to your hotel, check-in and rest for a while.
Departure for the Dantokpa Market-Located on the boulevard Saint-Michel, on the edge of the Cotonou Lagoon, the Dantokpa Market is the largest open-air market in West Africa.
Day 2: Artisanal Center - Lake Toho- Ouidah
The Artisanal Center is a must during your visits to Cotonou. Alternating straw huts and exhibition buildings, this Center offers a multitude of souvenir items. You will find a wide range of artisanal products from Benin (masks, leather objects, fabrics, pottery, gourds, jewellery, etc ...) displayed in stands or on the ground.
- Guided tour of stands and souvenir shopping
- Departure to Toho Lake.
Rives de Toho is an establishment on the shores of Lake Toho, located a few kilometres from Cotonou. It has a Floating Restaurant and Canoe ride services
-Departure for Ouidah for an overnight stay at the hotel
Day 3: OUIDAH
Ouidah is a city in southern Benin. It is known for its role in the slave trade from the 17th to the 19th century.
Visit of the ;
- Python Temple Tour
- Historical Museum
-Relaxing at the beach
Day 4: OUIDAH- Route des Esclaves –COTONOU
-Departure for the guided tour of ‘’ La Porte du Non-Retour’’ symbolizing the door taken by slaves during the slave trade at the time of being embarked on boats bound for America.
-Departure for Cotonou taking by ‘’La Route des Esclaves’’
-Relaxation at Dream Beach
Day 5: Cotonou
-Check out and departure
Tour Package Includes
* 4 Nights Accommodation
* Daily Breakfast
* professional Guide Services
* Site Entry Fees
* General Assistance
* Hotel taxes
Tour Package Excludes
a. Visa facilitation and fees
b. Items of personal indulgence and fees
c. Any matter not expressly stated in the itinerary
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