Cote dIvoire - Abidjan & Benin Trek

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In the heart of West Africa lies two beloved francophone countries filled with history and culture – Bienvenue (Welcome) to Cote D’Ivoire and Benin.

On this nine-day trip, we will first head to Benin where we will experience “the Venice of Africa”, a self-sufficient village called Ganvie. Next, let’s head to the Temple of Pythons, a site of historical, modern symbolism and spiritual practice in Ouidah, Benin. Before we head to Cote D’Ivoire, we will stop at one of West Africa’s largest markets often described as a “city within a city.”

When all’s said and done, we will head to Cote D’Ivoire for another adventure! Here, we will have a tour of Abidjan’s capital, Yamoussoukro, home of the largest Christian church in the world: The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace. With the Assini beach getaway and the farewell brunch the next day, this trip is truly ajam packed with captivating and informative experiences about the beautiful countries of Benin and Cote D’Ivoire.

Daily Activities

Day 1
Benin | Arrival and Dinner
Day 2
Benin | Artisanal fishing experience and Ganvie lake village
Day 3
Benin | Ouidah (Python temple, the sacred forest of Kpasse, Basilica of immaculate conception),
Day 4
Benin | Free day and Dantokpa market souvenir shop
Day 5
Cote D’Ivoire | Arrival at Abidjan and dinner at Bushman Cafe
Day 6
Cote D’Ivoire | Day trip to Yamoussoukro
Day 7
Côte D’Ivoire | Day with Ivorian entrepreneurs
Day 8
Côte D’Ivoire | Assini beach getaway and brunch
Day 9
Côte D’Ivoire | Farewell
What's included
Airport Transfers (to and from hotels)
Air-conditioned bus with dedicated driver & fuel costs for all experiences (except night outs)
Daily water refreshment on the bus
Breakfast on all days (except arrival day), 5x lunch, 1x dinners
3 nights at Maison Ife, 1 night at Hacienda, 3 nights Boutique Hotel Pavillion, 1 night at Assini (TBD)
Dedicated Sorted Chale Reps
All Experiences and tours (Côte-d'Ivoire and Benin)
Guide per location (translator to be provided where required)
Dedicated Sorted Chale Host (to assist with all logistics where needed)
All tips for local community during the trip
Sorted Chale Service Charge
All taxes & payment charges
Guided tour of the lake city of Ganvié
Fishing road tour
Artisanal fishing with the fishermen
Visit of the artisanal market
Visit the Python temple, the sacred forest of Kpassè and the village of Djègbadji by motorboat.
Visit of the Zinsou Foundation museum, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, the Great Mosque and the House of Brazil
Dantokpa Market
The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro
What's not Included
Arrival and departure dinner Benin
All flights
Any additional meals not listed above in itinerary & included section
All drinks except water
Any additional activities and entrances not detailed in the included section
Any hotel spend not included in the included section
Travel & Personal Insurance
Any additional tips for local community

Payment Plan

Payments towards your trip can be paid in full or using our installment plan. It is important that ifyou choose to pay by installment plan, you make payments on time, in order for us to book all the necessary facilities, hotels, transportation, activities and other on your behalf. Sign ups will stay open until the trip is full. Our cut off number is 50, and other signups we receive will be included on a waiting list. Note that prices are based on double occupancy rates- which means you will be paired with another traveler. We do our best to ensure that this is a traveler of your choice, however in some cases we will have to provide random pairing. Note that you can opt for a single room however that will come at an extra charge- kindly contact to enquire about additional charges.

Date Plan Cost
Deposit Deposit charge $400
30 days after previous payment First installment charge $525
30 days after previous payment Second installment charge $525
30 days after previous payment Third installment charge $525
30 days after previous payment Final Installment $525

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