Benin 

Wale

FESTIVAL

2019

Jan 05, 7:00 PM
Benin City

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Day 1: Arrival in Cotonou

- Arrival at Cardinal Bernardin GANTIN airport in Cotonou

- Reception and assistance for police and custom formalities

- Transfer to the hotel

- Introduction to the guides and the distribution of the program

- Dinner and overnight at the hotel

Day 2: Ouidah

Slavery port and City of repentance, the city of Ouidah is known for the main role it played in the slave trade during the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when nearly a million black people were deported to the New World. The center of the slave trade, Ouidah is also a religious city where traditional religions and Catholicism coexist.

-Breakfast

-Presentation of Benin

-History

-Culture

-Lunch

-Visit of the history museum

-Visit of the Slave Route

-Dinner

-Stay overnight at hotel

Day 3: OuidahFestival WALE - Ganvié

Located 18 km north of Cotonou, Ganvié, the Venice of Africa is a lakeside city, which has a few thousands wooden houses, built on piles: they are a marvel and have a special charm. We will discover the daily life of the inhabitants (around 30000) on pirogues, the floating market, the traditional fishing scenes, souvenir shops, crafts, bars, etc.
Ganvié is the most important lake city of West Africa.

-Breakfast

-Launching of WALE festival

-Demonstration of the different
cultural groups

-Departure for Ganvie

-Visit of the floating market

-Lunch

-Departure for the dantokpa market

-Buying fabrics and other stuff

-Making local outfits

-Back to Ouidah

-Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

 

Day 4: Ouidah - Abomey –

Ouidah Former capital of the kingdom of Dahomey, Abomey is a high place in the history of Benin. It was founded in the 16th century by King HOUEGBADJA. It is the city of the most powerful Kings of the Kingdoms of Dahomey including King BEHANZIN. The city has a royal historical museum from his glorious past, where multiple memories and remains of incomparable value are preserved.

-Breakfast

-Departure for Abomey

-Stop in Allada

-Visit the statue of Toussaint
Louverture.

- Courtesy visit to King Kpodegbé

-Visit of the underground village
(AGOINGOINTO)

-Visit of the History Museum

-Lunch

-Visit of the priest of voodoo

-Departure for the hotel

-Dinner and overnight stay at Abomey hotel

Day 5: Abomey- Savalou-Ouidah

-Breakfast

-Depart to Savalou

-visit the royal palace

-Visit places of memory

-Lunch

-Back to Ouidah

-Dinner and overnight stay

Day 6: Ouidah

-Breakfast

-Visit of the temple of DAAGBO HOUNON

-Departure for the voodoo celebration

-Lunch

-The slave route

-Return to the hotel

-Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 7 : Ouidah

-Breakfast

-Meeting with the boconon (diviner)

-Exchange and experimentation

-Lunch

-Free afternoon

Day 8: Ouidah

-Visit of the Zinsou Foundation

-Visit of the house of SOUZA, a

welcome by its excellence mito CHACHA 9

-Lunch followed by the dance of Bouriyans (SAMBA)

-Visit of the python temple

-Visit a voodoo village

-Back to town

-Dinner and overnight stay

Day 9: Ouidah - Porto-Novo

Porto-Novo, an old historic city on the edge of the Ouémé, is the capital of Benin. This name comes from the Portuguese colonists. Porto-Novo is home to an Ethnographic Museum, the former Governor's Palace and the Royal Palace, officially known as the Honmè Museum, which was once the palace of the Kings Toffa, who first established the links between Benin and France. Like Cotonou, it is full of many markets including that of Ouando which now supplants the large market of Porto-Novo.

-Lunch and departure for Porto Novo

-Visit of the honmin museum with animation of zangbeto (night guards)

-Visit of the tam-tam market

-Visit of the vodoun ingredients market

-Back to Ouidah

-Dinner and overnight stay

 

 

 

Day 10: Ouidah – Sè

-Breakfast

-Departure for Sè, the village of the potters

(The pottery plays a very important role in vodoun worship)

-Lunch

-Departure for Ouidah

-Ceremony of purification

-Dinner and overnight stay

Day 11 : Ouidah

Negro port and City of repentance, the city of Ouidah is known for the main role it played in the slave trade during the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when close to million black people were deported to the New World. Great center of the slave trade, Ouidah is also a religious city where traditional religions and Catholicism coexist.

-Breakfast

-Visit of the village of fâ

- Cult exchange

-Ceremony of fâ

-Lunch

-Visit of the fetish market

-Return to the hotel

-Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

Day 12: Ouidah - Cotonou

-Shopping (handicraft center and other markets)

-Lunch in town

-Back to Ouidah.

-Free afternoon

-Dinner and overnight stay

Day 13 : Ouidah

-Breakfast

-Summarize the points of the stay

-Departure for Savi

-Back to Ouidah

-Lunch

-Departure for Cotonou

-City tour

-Departure for the airport

End of stay

This package includes:

- Full coverage of the whole stay

- Local transport

- Tourist visit

- Bilingual guide

This package does not include

- International transport

- Travel insurance

 

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