Between Culture, History and Farniente

Discover differently through this special stay, the southern part of Benin, which combines both euphoric atmosphere of Benin largest cities and the forest life of Possotomé –And don’t forget relaxation times on the shores of the lake!

Length of the stay: 8 days. Price (not a fixed rate): 1225 Euros.

This trip is organized with Point-Afrique Voyages.

Program of the stay:

Day 1: Reception at the international airport Cardinal Gantin and night in a hostel.

Day 2: Breakfast and resettlement in Possotomé. Lunch and visit of the village in the afternoon. Dinner and night in a hotel.

Day 3: Breakfast and excursion on Grand-Popo. Arrival and relaxation times. Pinnace on the Mono River to the mouth of the river (Bouche du Roy). Back to Possotomè in the afternoon.

Day 4: Breakfast followed by a trip to Ouidah. Arrival and visit of the Portuguese fortress. Lunch in an African restaurant and discover the Slave Road, the Door of No Return, visit of the Temple of Pythons and the House of Memory. Back to Possotomé. Dinner and night.

Day 5: Breakfast and early in the morning departure for Abomey. Visit of the historical museum of Abomey. Lunch in an African restaurant and you’ll discover the ruins of private palaces in the afternoon and visit of voodoo temples. Dinner and night in a hostel at Abomey.

Day 6: Departure for Porto-Novo after breakfast followed by the visit of the Ethnographic Museum of Porto Novo. Lunch at the Songhai Center and discovery of the Songhai Center. Walks and exchange with “aïnonvis” (ethnic group of Porto-novo). Night in Porto Novo.

Day 7: Breakfast and resettlement in Cotonou followed by a city trail. Lunch and visit of the handicraft center, evening time is free and then boarding at the airport.

Day 8: Arrival in Paris.

The price includes:

  • A round trip flight ticket;
  • Airport charges;
  • Cancellation insurance, repatriation;
  • Resettlement;
  • Accommodation with full board (hostel and camping);
  • Foam mattress for bivouacs;
  • Cook;
  • Porterage;
  • Mentoring by a Benin bilingual tour guide;
  • Tourist sites fees.

The price does not include:

  • Visa fees;
  • Beverages;
  • Personal expenses.

For booking information

To book, if you’re in Europe or outside of Benin, the normal process is through our parent company Point-Afrique Travel which manages the sales channels from France. Dial the number (French) above or get to the form of Point-Afrique Travel on this trip. Or, if you are in Benin, then contact us.