4 days Benin Historical Tour
- Days 04 Private Tour Available
- From ₹ 78,585.00
About this activity
- Free Cancellation Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, after which the tour cancellation policy applies Learn More.
- Duration:4 Day(s)
- Boat Cruise Tours
- City Museum Tours
- Cultural Walking Tours
- Tribal Tours
- Volunteer and Educational Tours
- Travel StyleBudget
- Guiding Type: Live Guide/Instructor
- Guide Language
- Tour Vibe Active
- Recommended For
- Pythons Temple
Airport Pick upFrom: To:
6:41 AM 10:42 AM
10:42 AM 12:48 PM
- Age Range 15 - 99 (Years Old)
- Abomey Kingdom
- Python Temple
Benin, formerly known as Dahomey, is characterized by a great diversity of landscapes and ecosystems. Indeed, the Pendjari National Park and the W Regional Park, located in northern Benin, are two of the most protected and biodiverse semiarid grassland ecosystems in West Africa. The mountainous region of the northwest constitutes the water reservoir for the Republics of Benin and Niger. In contrast, the central part of the country forms a large complex of plateaus covered by a mosaic of savannas, gallery forests, woodland, and cropland. Agriculture is a major part of Benin’s economy, and Benin is one of Africa’s largest cotton producers. In the south, the landscape is very distinct with immense palm groves scattered across the fertile plateau of the Terre de Barre. The coastal region is characterized by lagoons and marshes formed by the three main rivers of the country flowing into the coastal sandy barriers. The largest lagoon, Nokoué Lake, separates Benin’s two largest cities, Cotonou and Porto-Novo. More than half of the population is concentrated in the south on only one-tenth of the country’s land (BBC, 2015). As the birthplace of voodoo and home to 42 distinct ethnic groups, Benin is steeped in a rich cultural diversity and a complex history.
Arrival at the Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport . Arrival and drop off at the hotel. Cotonou city tour and Initial orientation. Dinner, Relaxation. O/N
On this day our activity will be to visit and explore the python temple of Ouidah. The Temple of Pythons is a site of historical and modern symbolism and spiritual practice in Ouidah, Benin. The snakes are a major totem for followers of Vodun, a religion practiced by groups of people within West and Central African nations such as Ghana, Togo, and Benin. The serpents play a large role in the spirituality of Ouidah. According to local legend, the king of Ouidah took refuge in a forest from those seeking to kill him during a war in the 1700s. When he was in hiding, pythons emerged from the forest and prevented him from being captured. To commemorate their role in his protection, he ordered the creation of three monuments.
After breakfast , we shall leave for Ganvie. Transfer by car and canoe to Ganvié, the ‘Venice of Africa’. Experience the lives of these people who live on water, discover the local bird life. Have lunch and return to Cotonou or ouidah for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, a quick drive to Abomey. on the way, Visit the surprising underground village of Agongou into, which served as a hiding place for warriors. which is the town of Kings. Abomey – Take a guided tour of the ancient royal palace of Abomey listed as a UNESCO world cultural heritage. leave from abomey to cotonou, drop off at the airport
- Airport Transfer
Airport pick up and drop off
Guide fee per hour
- Local Transport
Comfortable saloon air-conditioned cars for the terrain
Follow all local covid protocols
Tour Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation up to 30 day(s) prior departure, Or traveler will pay 20 % of the tour amount
Tour Date Change Policy
Tour Date can be changed 7 day(s) prior departure
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