Wander Across Benin and Togo (2021)

Benin and Togo
$3750
14
days
Feb 21
Mar 06
2021
1/10 Spots booked
Benin and Togo + Ghana
$5450
20
days
Feb 21
Mar 12
2021
3/10 Spots booked
Book now!
 
Wander across two off-the-beaten-path countries in West Africa on this incredible small group tour through Benin and Togo…with an option to add on Ghana too!

 If you’re interested in experiencing vibrant culture, ever-changing landscapes, and unique villages that are located in caves, built on top of lakes, or constructed completely out of mud, this tour might be for you. If you want to learn first-hand about ancient tribal traditions, the intriguing religion of voodoo, and the dark, yet sombering history of the West African slave trade, then this trip is definitely up your alley. 

We’ll explore the brilliant and exhilarating western coast of Africa by winding through national parks,cruising along the coast, exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites, and boating through a stilted village dubbed the “Venice of Africa.” We’ll learn first hand about the practice of voodoo by exploring local fetish markets, observing traditional ceremonies, and engaging in dialogue with village locals. At every turn we’ll experience the vibrant culture of both bustling cities and small tribal villages while receiving the warm West African hospitality at every turn.  

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in the dynamic and lively West African culture through daily interactions with locals and authentic, off-the-beaten-path experiences. We can’t wait for you to join us!


*BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: To reserve your spot on a tour, a $500 deposit will be required. However, you can book with complete peace of mind as this deposit will be 100% refundable until 3 months prior to the trip start date.

The Tour
Day 1: Cotonou [Benin] (arrival day)
Day 2: Cotonou
Day 3: Cotonou - Ganvie - Porto Novo
Day 4: Porto Novo - Onigbolo - Cove
Day 5 - 6: Cove - Dassa - Djougou
Day 7 - 9: Djougou - Taneka Tribe - Boukoumbe - Kara
Day 10 - 12: Kara - Kpalime [TOGO]
Day 13: Kpalime - Aneho - Togoville
Day 14: Lome (departure day)
--Optional extension to Ghana--
Day 14: Volta Region
Day 15 - 16: Kumassi
Day 17 - 18: Cape Coast - Elmina - Kakum National Park
Day 19: Accra
Day 20: Accra (departure day)
Tour Highlights
Voodoo
Culture
National parks
Local traditions
Home-cooked food
Remote countryside
Tribal villages
Local interactions
UNESCO sites
History
Walking tours
Unique activities

What other travelers say

What a trip of a lifetime for all…..truly outstanding and we owe it all to your preparation and easy going manner.
Albert R.
I can not say enough good things about the trip and there’s no way to express in words how grateful I am of the experience. You really paid attention to everyone's individual interests and genuinely wanted to make everyone happy. It felt so personalized. The service was concierge level! All the little details and surprises you put into the tour just made it so special… and you were able to answer everyones questions with your knowledge of the country!! The accommodations, drivers, and other guides were awesome too! I can go on forever. I only took away great memories and I look forward to doing another tour in the future!
Amanda W.
We really enjoyed traveling with you as it felt more like traveling with friends than being stuck in a tour group. Every element of our time was thoughtfully planned, I never felt overwhelmed by our itinerary or underwhelmed by the sights we visited. It was really nice to have a say in what we did each day and feel that the tour was customized to us. To enjoy our experiences with such a small group was a pleasure!
Kelsey & TJ (USA)
Benin and Togo
$3750
14
days
Feb 21
Mar 06
2021
1/10 Spots booked
Benin and Togo + Ghana
$5450
20
days
Feb 21
Mar 12
2021
3/10 Spots booked

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BENIN + TOGO: Single room

Single room throughout the tour

BENIN, TOGO + GHANA: Single room

Single room throughout the tour


Tour Details

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Guide for:

 

One of our wonderful Wandering Earl Tours guides will accompany you throughout this entire trip! All of our guides are incredibly experienced, knowledgeable and focused on ensuring every tour participant gets the most out of their trip. Of course, we use local guides in every destination as well. With this combination, you'll always be in excellent hands as you interact with and learn from some of the coolest travelers and locals we know!

 
Physical Level: Medium 

Physical Level: Medium


While the tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, walking tours, being outside in potentially warm temperatures, a couple of long van journeys, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
Small Group (12 or less) 
Included in the tour cost: 
  • Small group (maximum 12 participants)
  • Wandering Earl Tours group leader
  • Local guides in each destination
  • All accommodation (15 nights – 3* hotels and guesthouses)
  • Breakfast everyday, 8 lunches and 12 dinners
  • Transportation in Benin + Togo (private coaster and jeeps)
  • All activities and entrance fees
  • Bottled water throughout the trip
  • Airport transfers (arrival in Cotonou and departure from Lome)

 
*For this tour, your arrival flight should be to Cotonou, Benin and your departure flight should be from Lome, Togo. If you wish to book a return flight from Cotonou, we can arrange transportation on the final day. The cost is $120 USD per vehicle and the trip takes approximately 4 hours.

Ghana Extension

  • 5 nights accommodation at 3* hotels and guesthouses
  • Breakfast every day, 3 lunches and 4 dinners in Ghana
  • Transportation in Ghana (private vans)
  • All activities mentioned and all entrance fees
  • Bottled water throughout the trip
  • Airport transfer in Accra

 
*For those who join the Ghana extension, your departure flight should be out of Accra, Ghana.

What's not included: 
  • Flights to/from Cotonou/Lome or Accra
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Meals and activities not mentioned
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Gratuities
Accommodation: 

On this trip, we’ll stay in a combination of 3* hotels and guesthouses. Please keep in mind that given the destinations and remote nature of the itinerary, facilities may be simpler than what you’re used to. For this particular trip there is a maximum of 4 single rooms available. These rooms will be offered on a first come-first served basis. The remainder of the rooms will be shared. Solo travelers will be paired together, two travelers per room in two single beds.

Questions? Comments?
If you have any questions or concerns about this tour, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

SUBJECT TO CHANGE – All itineraries and activities listed are subject to change. Final itineraries will always be provided prior to the trip.