top of page
shutterstock-423407476.webp

STAMP'D IN BENIN

APRIL 20 - APRIL 26, 2024

BENIN REPUBLIC SCHEDULE

*Please Note* Itinerary can be switched around to different days depending on different circumstances

April 20th 2024

April 21st 2024

April 22nd 2024

April 23rd 2024

Welcome Dinner - Today you will fly into Benin and get settled at our beautiful and cozy property in the heart of the capital city. We will bring in the trip with a themed sunset welcome dinner which will be the perfect way to meet your new family that you’ll be exploring with for the next 6 days.

Today we will be visiting the floating village of Ganvie. Ganvie is a village built on stilts in the middle of Lake Nokoué in southern Benin, close to the city of Cotonou. The village was founded in the 17th century by people looking for peace and safety during the slave trade. We will have lunch at Ganvie by local village women at a floating restaurant in Ganvie. During our time at this unique village we will check out their local market where this will be a perfect time to get some souvenirs or some hand crafted items.

Today is custom outfit day! We will visit a market in Cotonou where we will pick out fabrics. African fabrics are characterized by the use of mostly colorful, vibrant designs so there will be tons to choose from. After choosing the fabric we will head to a local tailor to get measured and submit our outfits. We will pick up our outfits towards the end of the trip.

Are you brave enough to hold a snake? Well today we will be visiting a Python temple where we will learn all about the religion and even get to make a wish at the sacred tree. We will have lunch at a cute locally owned cafe. After we indulge in yummy local eats we will do a slave road tour to learn all about the slavery that happened in Benin as well as visit the door of no rerun. This tour is powerful and you’ll gain so much knowledge about Benin’s history. We will be moving to our second beachfront property.

April 24 2024

April 25 2024

Benin is the birth place of voodoo so it's only right to incorporate voodoo in our itinerary! Today we will head to the voodoo village where we will have a special private ceremony done for us. This day is one for the books! 

Today we will witness more of the culture of Benin by visiting a unique village where we will witness a special dance. The dance is one aspect of Yoruba culture of celebration, which cuts across virtually all Yoruba towns and settlements. It involves carefully choreographed dance, singing and music, and especially drumming. The performances are given by men, wearing masks that feature sculpted images of scenes including animals and people

 

We will end the night with a farewell toast.

April 26 2024

Today we will head to the airport.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

- English speaking guide for all tours and excursions

- Themed welcome dinner 

-Transportation to and from all scheduled activities

-Air conditioned vehicle

-Professional & licensed driver

-Professional candid photos

-Professional candid drone footage

-UFC swag bag

-Custom outfit (simple)

-Daily Breakfast

- All village tour fees

- 6 days & 5 night hotel accommodations with pool, air conditioner, wifi and more.

-All entrance fees

-All boat rentals

- 2 Urban Flight Collective hosts to assist you during the trip

-Flight assistance before the trip to ensure you are getting the best deal from your chosen airport

 

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

- Air fare

- Covid Tests

-Tips

-Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

- Visa Fees

-Any required vaccines

-Scheduled solo professional photos

-Entrance to parties or any other activities not mentioned In the itinerary

 

 

BENIN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AS OF APRIL 2022

-Yellow fever vaccine on WHO Yellow Card required

-Tourist visa

-The Government of Benin requires all inbound air passengers to Cotonou to present a negative PCR or negative antigen test result prior to boarding the flight. The PCR test must have been taken within 5 days of arrival in Cotonou and the antigen test within 72 hours of arrival in Cotonou.

-The Government of Benin will not accept a certificate of recovery for either entry or departure requirements

-Is a curfew in place? No.

 

 

bottom of page