From Cotonou Benin, discover the main tourist sites of Benin on guided tours for one day. Guided tour of Cotonou with its various markets and a break to appreciate Beninese cuisine, visit by canoe of Lake Nokoué with the lakeside villages of fishermen in particular Ganvié, Ouidah, the voodoo capital in Benin, Porto-Novo and the history of Benin .
Cotonou travel: How to organize your tour
The organization of your one-day sightseeing tour from Cotonou will depend on the organization of your trip to Benin.
If you participate or if you organize a seminar in Cotonou, we organize tailor-made day or half-day tours from your hotel from one person.
If you are on a business trip, and you have purchased a car rental with driver from our organization, we organize with our local guides one or more tailor-made discovery tours.
If you are on a tourist trip to Benin, we organize the tours with our guides with or without the vehicle according to your preferences.
Do not hesitate to consult us, we certainly have the solution!
For groups we offer a city tour to discover the main squares and markets of Cotonou. This circuit can be accompanied by a dinner or lunch show in a traditional maquis.
You can also discover the fishing route with its long beach of fine sand and lined with coconut palms. We offer a visit to the village of Avlékété with the participation in a traditional fishing party.
ganvie (LAKE NOKOUE)
We offer motorized canoe trips with a specialized guide. You will have the opportunity to discover the life in the fishing villages, the fauna and in particular the different species of birds that inhabit Lake Nokoué, in particular the night heron dormitory, but also all the fishing activity on the lake. of Ganvié, or the sacred river. To make these different excursions on Lake Nokoué (also called the Venice of Africa), it takes between 4 and 6 hours. For excursions that last 6 hours we plan a picnic on the canoe.
The city of Ouidah is the world capital of traditional Beninese worship "vodou". The city of Ouidah also owes its development to the slave trade over the past centuries.
We offer guided tours around these two themes:
The slave route to the door of no return located by the sea, formerly the slaves embarkation pier.
On voodoo, with the visit of sacred places, the spiritual leader, and we can organize ceremonies to make you discover the voodoo rituals.
These original and exclusive excursions last between 4 and 7 hours and we plan the traditional meal for the tours that last all day.
port NOVO BENIN
The city with three names, Porto-Novo is the political capital of Benin. You will learn about the history of the city over the centuries its Afro-Brazilian architecture, you can also visit the Goun and Yoruba kings and visit the royal palaces. You have the possibility of making a detour by the Songhaï center, agricultural research center.
You can continue your tour to the village of Adjarra near Porto-Novo to visit local artisans, including the makers of Tamtams, taste the local cuisine in a traditional restaurant and navigate by dugout on the Black River in the middle of the raffia forest.