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History of Dahomey Benin

To help you discover Abomey, the historic capital of Benin, we offer excursions with a certified tourist guide , who will show you around the royal palace of Abomey, the historical museum , he will present you the history of Benin through the centuries, the epic of King Behanzin and the myth of the Amazons during the colonial war. You will also have the opportunity to visit the underground village of Agongointo in Bohicon and take a canoe trip in the swamp forest of HLAN and attend the exit of the zangbéto in the evening.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

These tours can take place over the day, during a stopover as part of a trip to Benin or over two days or a day from Cotonou.

Organization of our tours in Abomey

We suggest you choose one of the circuits, you can also send us an email directly specifying your project:

Royal Palace of Abomey, underground village of Agongointo

Duration : Two days one night

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The program :

First day : Morning visit of the underground village of Agongointo of 7 ha for 3 hours, lunch break, then visit of the Hlan forest by canoe lasting 3 hours, at the end of the day towards the hotel in Abomey.

Second day: visit of the museum and the royal palace of Abomey, lunch in a traditional maquis, visit of the city of Abomey on the themes of slavery and wars, the drying center of tropical fruits and crafts pottery, weaving, wall hanging, forging, bronzes, modern art, etc.

End of the program around 5 p.m.

The service includes :

  • Transport: Depending on the choice of the formula: the service includes transport costs from Cotonou.

  • Hotel accommodation in air-conditioned rooms,

  • The following meals: 2 breakfasts, one breakfast and one dinner

  • Entrance fees to tourist sites,

  • The guide during the two days

  • OPTION: in the evening around 6.30 p.m. on the first day: the exit of the zangbéto

History of Dahomey and crafts

Duration : 1 day exclusively in Abomey Benin from 10 am to 5 pm

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The program :

The support by the tourist guide is done at the Abomey tourist office. During the day you will be immersed in the history of Benin, by visiting the Abomey museum, the royal palace of Abomey. You will have lunch in a traditional maquis and enjoy the cuisine of Abomey. The guide will make you discover the development of the city around the themes of slavery and the wars of conquest of the kings of Dahomey and in particular King Behanzin who fought against the French invaders with the help of warrior women, the Amazons of Dahomey which impressed the French soldiers.

You will visit the tropical fruit drying center, then at the end of the day you will visit you will meet local artisans specializing in pottery, weaving, wall hangings, forging, bronze, modern art, etc. which will be the opportunity to buy your souvenirs.

End of the program around 5 p.m.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The service includes :

  • Transport: Depending on the choice of the formula: the service includes transport costs from Cotonou.

  • A lunch

  • Entrance fees to tourist sites,

  • The guide during the day

Exit of the zangbéto, Kingdom of Dahomey

Duration : One evening and one day, this tour is intended for customers who stop over in Abomey as part of a tour in Benin.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Program :

In the evening around 6 p.m. the start of the zangbéto exit, you will attend the ceremony for about 1h30. This evening can take place in the evening upon your arrival in Abomey or at the end of the day after the sightseeing program.

The program of visits is identical to other circuits, namely, Abomey museum, royal palace of Abomey, lunch in a traditional maquis, visit to the tropical fruit drying center and discovery of local crafts with the possibility of purchases of memories.

End of the program around 5 p.m.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

The service includes :

  • Transport is done with the vehicle you use to make your tour in Benin.

  • Half-board accommodation: one or two nights, depending on the organization of your tour, we can integrate the air-conditioned hotel room on the night of your arrival, and the night of the next day, unless your tour leads you to Dassa or Cotonou

  • A lunch

  • Entrance fees to tourist sites,

  • The costs of zangbéto ceremonies

  • The guide during the day

sales contact: France call center: +33977217817

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