Itinerary for 11 Day Togo Benin Tour
Group 1: March 12-23, 2019.
Group 2: July 7-17, 2019
Group 3: December 8-17
MIAWOEZO (BON ARRIVEE, WELCOME!) Arrive at the Gnassingbe Eyadema International Airport.
Go through the visa processing formalities and head out of the airport. Afterwards, meet up with a Success Global Group tours representative and head for your hotel or well arranged appartments in the heart of Lome to drop your luggage.
Lome City Tour After relaxing, depart for a sightseeing tour of Lome. You will drive through the administrative and economic districts of Lome, the capital of Togo, visit to the Marche des Feticheurs (Fetish market), Musee National, Place de I’ Independence.
Later visit the Arts Centre where you will have an opportunity to use your bargaining skills to shop from an open-air market for artefacts from Togo and West Africa.
Lome -Togoville Tour After breakfast, check of the hotel or appartments and depart for a visit to Togoville, a beach resort on Lake Togo, visit to the Slaves home (Maison des Esclaves. Cruise on the Lake to the 17th Century Catholic Cathedral, which hosted Pope Paul during his visit to Togo.
Afterwards, lunch depart from Togoville back to Lome.
Lome – Kpalime – Lome Tour : After breakfast, checkout from the hotel or appartment and depart for Kpalime, a region known as Plateau with its unique temperature with its rich natural tourists attraction centres like Kpime Waterfalls, Caves, Hiking on Mountain Agou, Arts and Crafts market and Palm wine tasting. A refreshment and depart back to Lome.
Lome – Kara : After breakfast and checkout from the hotel or appartment, we shall travel to Kara. We shall make a stop over in Atakpame where you can buy fresh natural fruits, fried fish from Namgbeto River and have a look at the mountais. We shall continue our journey and make our next stop at Sotouboua and Sokode where you can visit the local markets and arrive in Kara late afternoon and check inn to the hotel.
Kara : Today we will explore this village with its unique architecture and rich history. This day will be spent exploring the remarkable mud architecture of the Battamariba people who occupy the lush Taberma valley, a visit to Sarakawa National Park and a stop over to watch the place where the former President of Togo had a plane crush in 1974 to see the remaining pieces of the plane and the monument of President Gnassimgbe Eyadema.
The Battamariba’s two-storied mud-dwellings with soaring conical thatch roofs are miniature fortresses that dot the Koutammakou landscape. It is said that the people of this region, who are agriculturists, are greatly connected to nature, symbolized by their dwellings, rituals, crafts, song and dances. This
cultural landscape has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight stay at Hotel La Douceur (1 Night)
Kara – Castles of Mud – Natitingou After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed on a moba-trans through borders to Benin. While in Benin, drive to Natitingou to explore the castle of mud community and later check into your hotel and relax. Overnight Stay at Tata Somba Hotel (1 Night)
Natitingou – Tenaka – Dassa After breakfast, depart for the Taneka villages to meet the elders of the village if possible the chief and his wives. Later at noon, drive south to Abomey. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Overnight Stay at Auberge De Dassa (1 Night)
Dassa – Village Ganvie Afterwards, check out of your hotel in Dassa very early in the morning and visit Ganvie (the village on water), commonly referred to as the Venice of West Africa. Witness first hand, the people of Ganvie carrying out their daily routine as vendors in dugout canoes pile high with wares, transacting commerce with one another and with tourists. You will enjoy shopping on the floating market and taking a relaxing canoe ride on the waterways of this exotic 300-year-old village. Overnight at Casa Del Papa (1 Night)
Ouidah & Grand Popo Check out of the hotel and depart for a visit to Ouidah, the cradle of African Traditional Religion. Tour the temple dedicated to the sacred Python, which is believed to give vitality and protection; you will also pay a visit to the sacred forest which houses many shrines dedicated to various deities. Visit the historical Museum of Ouidah located in an Old Portuguese fort built in 1721. This Museum portrays Benin’s role in the Atlantic Slave Trade. Later, visit the Port of No Return; a monument built by the Benin Government to commemorate the Africans that were taken from the Dahomey Empire during the Slave Trade.
Later in the day, make a scenic drive to Grand Popo to tour the Finno-African culture centre called Villa Karo. This cultural centre has been situated in Grand-Popo since 1999. Grand Popo grew around the slave trade, but coastal erosion has now destroyed most of the old town. The town is now a centre for voodoo and their main industry is fishing. Overnight at Awale Plage (Meals Include: Breakfast).
Benin – Togo : After breakfast, we shall depart back to Lome, Togo through Cotonou and make a stop at Hilan Kondji to make boarder crossing formalities and cross the boarder to Togo. We shall make a stop over in Aneho where we can visit the point where the Sea and the Lake meet. We shall also visit old castles and the long streched beach and finally arrived in Lome.
Lome : A night city tour through the principal streets, refreshments and get together.
Farewell Departure Check out for check in and final departure home. (Departure Time –
End of Itinerary
SUMMARY OF TOUR PACKAGE 11 Days/ 9 nights tour includes the following:
VISA INVITATION + CERTIFICATE OF RESIDENCE FOR THE PERIOD OF THE TOUR;
Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle;
Accommodation in the best 3/2 Star hotels or well arranges appartments in Togo & Benin Hotels feature air-conditioned rooms with private baths, TV and telephone, bar & restaurant and swimming pool.
All entry fees included in this tour package are included as stated in itinerary
A trained licensed driver will accompany you when on tours. A professional tour guide is included at Benin leg of the Itinerary
COST OF TOUR LAND PACKAGE ONLY:
(Quote is based on Single Occupancy)
3/2 Star Hotels / Well arranged appartments
Total Cost of Tour
DISCLAIMER: The Cost of package will increase if hotels and transportation cost increase. Quote will be reviewed 1 months before group’s arrival and you will be notified accordingly.
Please note that your quote/package is based on the following hotels and appartments. We will only proceed with reservations for you after we receive your completed confirmation form with your choice of package.
If any of these hotel or appartments quoted for your choice of package are unable to confirm, we will secure an alternative and available hotel or appartments for you.
Please note that this may increase or decrease your quote/package depending on the new hotel or appartments obtained for you. If it is necessary to choose an alternative hotel, we will inform you prior to making the change.
Please note that services that are prepaid and not used at the group’s decision, a refund will not be given.
Hotel Star Rating
Lome : Hotel Memorial 2 –Star or Appatments
Kara La Douceur 2-star
Natitingou Tata Somba 2-star
Dassa Aubuerge Dassa 2-star
Included in Land Cost
– All ground transportation and transfers as per itinerary or similar
– All accommodations as specified in this itinerary or similar
– All meals as specified within the budget as outlined as in B daily
– Entrance fees for all tours and excursions specified in the itinerary or similar
– Professional driver guide at all times.
– Professional tour guide at the Togo & Benin leg of the itinerary
Not Included in Land Cost
– International flights.
– All airport departure taxes (international departure taxes to be paid in USD)
– Excess baggage charges
– Passport and visa fees
– Meals not specified in this itinerary
– En route meals, hotels, transportation, and other arrangements
– All drinks except bottled water or soda with meals
– Personal items such as laundry, email, fax, telephone, souvenirs, etc.
– Gratuities for tour and site guides and drivers
– Trip cancellation, travel delay, and baggage insurance (Note: This optional coverage is highly recommended and can be purchased through your local insurance company)
– Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond SUCCESS GLOBAL GROUP TOGO, such as delayed or cancelled flights.
NB : TRAVEL DATES FOR 11 DAYS CAN BE FIXED ACCORDING TO THE TRAVEL PLANS OF OUR CLIENTS ON REQUEST.
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