Join us as we travel the coast of West Africa through Benin and Togo for seven days of Authentic cultural and historical immersion. Explore the Benin port city of Cotonou and its famous fabric market, then travel to the home of the great Kindgom of Abomey – renowned for the ruling of King Ghezo & Ghele.
With its historical palaces & python-filled temples, this is a country an intoxicating fusion of tribal culture, voodoo rituals, fire dances – and a dark past represented by the slave forts dotting the coasts. Religion and reality blur, especially in Benin – the home of the voodoo religion where powerful rituals and fearsome fetishes can be seen throughout the country.
Explore fetish markets and voodoo drumming ceremonies in Togo’s coastal capital, Lome, before continuing on to Benin’s sinister “Door of no Return”, which stands on the beach, is a memorial to the enslaved Africans who were taken from the slave port of Ouidah to the Americas.
This trip is packed with culture and the beauty of West Africa. We look forward to hosting your journey!
- Accommodations - Single or Double Occupancy
- City Highlights Tour
- Door of No Return
- Local Market experience
- Palace of Abomey
- Python temple
- Fetish Market & traditional priest &
- Ganvie stilt village
- As well as a few surprises!
If you have any questions about our trip offerings, please feel free to reach out to us.
Phone: 1 800-966-2021
Merging cultural experiences with Traditional Kingdoms
Trip Type: Off the beaten
Take part in colorful festivals and lively traditions, explore bustling markets, and sample the local cuisine. Our culture trips include destination highlights, local experiences, featuring exploration designed around cultural immersion & ancestry, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments -all at a great price.
Trip Size: Small Group
This is a medium group experience; 15 Avg. This means you'll be traveling with people from all over the world- laughter and friendships always guaranteed.
Physical Rating: Moderate
There will be some Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites. This is a overland trip, pack light. We will be commuting via van, bus and walking.
Age requirement: 18+
All travelers must be age 18+. Pricing is based on a per person rate.
Traveler Type: Good attitude
Due to the regions that we visit, travel can be unpredictable. Roads can be bumpy, technology can be intermittent or the itinerary may call for a change of plan. We are exploring areas where tourism isn't large and our Western standards aren't the standard. Please pack patience, understanding and willingness to learn from it's people first hand & your trip will be amazing!
All booked travelers will receive a digital dossier which includes:
-Arrival & Departure instructions
-Currency, Communication & phone information
-Local customs introduction
-Passport, Visa, travel insurance & Immunization support