Culture & Kingdoms - Benin & Togo

Lomé, Togo

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Apr 8 - 15, 2023
Group size: 5 - 15
Culture & Kingdoms - Benin & Togo
Lomé, Togo

Green Book Travel, LLC.
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9 reviews

$NaN
Apr 8 - 15, 2023
Group size: 5 - 15

About this trip

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!


Activities & Included Tours

- Welcome 

- 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!

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our trip offerings, please feel free to reach out to us.


Website: www.greenbooktravel.com 

Phone:  1 800-966-2021

Email: Info@greenbooktravel.com

Terms & Conditions

By booking travel with Green Book travel. You agree, to the terms and conditions of our travel agreement. Read our Travel terms here.

Trip details

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:

-Detailed itinerary

-Destination overview

-Arrival & Departure instructions

-Currency, Communication & phone information

-Local customs introduction

-Packing List

-Safety information

-Passport, Visa, travel insurance & Immunization support

What’s included

  • VIRTUAL CONCIERGE
    We provide extensive services throughout the trip planning process which includes: full detailed dossier, pre-trip conference calls, email, visa, travel insurance & immunization support.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS
    Double occupancy accommodations are standard, Single Supplement Available. Accommodation provided at 3/4-Star properties standard for the area.
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS
    Our package includes round trip airport transfer service.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Transportation in fully air-conditioned vehicles for the duration of the trip for scheduled tours.
  • GUIDED TOURS
    All entrance and excursion fees are included in the trip price for itinerary listed activities.
  • MEALS
    Daily breakfast is provided, Unlimited Bottled Water during all tours.
  • AIRFARE
    Kotoka International Airport (IATA: ACC) is the international airport in Accra that you should arrive and depart from. Arrive by 5pm on 12/27. Depart anytime on 01/02.
  • PASSPORT
    Requirements: PASSPORT VALIDITY: 6 months BLANK PASSPORT PAGES: One page for stamp
  • VISA
    Tourist Visa are required. Visit our VisaHQ site for the most current requirements and your visa processing. www.greenbooktravel.visahq.net
  • IMMUNIZATIONS/MEDICATION
    Yellow fever vaccination is required. Check www.CDC.gov for detailed recommendations and requirements
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Travel Insurance is Required. We are licensed provider. The policy minimums will be included in your Client registration package. Policies can be purchased at http://bit.ly/Greenbooktravel
  • EXTENDED EXCURSIONS
    Pre and Post Trip extensions are available. Please inquire
  • SOFT & ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
  • YOUR LEISURE ACTIVITIES
  • GRATUITY FOR SERVICES

Available Packages

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
Available until April 1, 202310 left

Double occupancy accommodations suitable for Solo Travelers or Travel Companions. This booking is for 1 room with 2 beds or a Couple with 1 bed. Each occupant must book separately. 


No roommate, no problem. We can pair you with other single travelers or you have the option to designate your own roommate during the booking process. Please note, same sex pairing unless specified.


Your trip balance is paid over Installments. Payments are due on the 15th of each month and must be finalized by March 15th. A Late fee of 25.00 is assessed for payments received after the due date. There is no penalty to pay the balance in full prior to installment period end. 

$2,850
Deposit: $199
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
Available until April 1, 20235 left

Single occupancy accommodations are suitable for a Solo Traveler or traveler seeking private lodging arrangements. This booking is for 1 room with 1 bed for 1 person.


Your trip balance is paid over Installments. Payments are due on the 15th of each month and must be finalized by March 15th  A Late fee of 25.00 is assessed for payments received after the due date. There is no penalty to pay the balance in full prior to installment period end. By booking travel with Green Book travel, you agree to the travel agreement. 

$3,400
Deposit: $199


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Green Book Travel, LLC.
9 reviews
We are a full service travel company that specializes in hosting culturally immersive trips with an emphasis on the African Diaspora, while serving as online open source marketplace for travelers to connect with global black businesses. Our cultural curated trips provide you enriching and authentic experiences. Green Book Travel delivers innovative Ancestry & Heritage tours that explores the significance and diverse heritage contributing to Black culture & ancestral traditions. Join us retrace ancestral footprints.

Reviews

I enjoyed the food, the beach and meeting new friends to travel with.
By Lat P for The Legacy of Africa & Afropunk - Bahia & Rio on 07 Dec, 2022
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By Tonya S for The Legacy of Africa & Afropunk - Bahia & Rio on 07 Dec, 2022
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I loved my trip to Brazil; Kennedy showed me a great time. I can't wait to travel with GreenBookTravel again. Every day was packed with fun stuff to do, and I still felt like I had time to relax. My travel group was super chill, I enjoyed meeting everyone, and the tour guides were the best. Thank you :)
By Jessica G for The Legacy of Africa & Afropunk - Bahia & Rio on 07 Dec, 2022
This was a trip of a lifetime with amazing attention to detail. Kennedy was very professional and always available. What an adventure- exceeded my expectations!
By Katina B for Ghana: Emancipation Journey on 12 Aug, 2022
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My trip was nothing short of AMAZING!!! An educational, spiritual and cultural experience of a LIFETIME!! Excellent accommodations where I felt safe and protected at all times. The guides were friendly and knowledgable. I would HIGHLY recommend! I am truly grateful for the opportunity!
By Kennedy G for Ghana: Panafest -Birthright trip on 12 Aug, 2021
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