January 3 – 12, 2020
January 3, 2020 – Leave Washington Dulles International Airport

  • Arrive in Cotonou, Benin
  • Check into Hotel
  •  Meet with seamstress and tailors to have clothing made (optional)
  • Dinner/Orientation


  • Breakfast
  • Travel to Porto Novo – The “official” Capital of the Republic of Benin
  • Visit the Songhai Sustainable Agricultural Project – Lunch
  • Pay a courtesy visit to the King of Porto Novo (envelope for King)
  • Visit the King’s Palace Museum
  • Return to Cotonou


  • Breakfast
  • Visit the village on stilts “Ganvie” with its 30,000 inhabitants living permanently on
    water. Cruise the lake Nokoue with its streets, floating markets, schools, motels etc.
  • Travel to Abomey, the city of 12 Dynasties and historical capital of the Dahomey
    Kingdom and Benin today.
  • Check into Hotel
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Travel to Savalou
    Courtesy visit with the King of Savalou (envelope for King)
  • Back to Abomey
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Visit the Palaces of King Guezo and Glele (classified as world heritage sites by UNESCO)
    where we will learn more about the Dahomey Kingdom
  • Abomey city tour
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Travel to Allada, courtesy visit to King of Allada (envelope for King)
    Visit monument dedicated to Toussaint Louverture
  • Arrive in Ouidah
  • African Naming Ceremony (Optional)
  • Check into Hotel
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Attend the Vodoun Festival
  • Visit Route to slavery Sacred Forest, Python House
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Travel to Grand Popo
  • Check into Hotel
  • Dinner


  • Breakfast
  • Travel to Cotonou to airport


• $3700 double
• $3900 Single
• $100 gratuity per person
Airfare from Washington DC
Transportation in Benin
Hotel Accommodations in Benin
2 meals per day
Bottled water on the bus
Entrance to festival

Does not Include:
Visa for Benin
Yellow Fever Vaccine
Personal spending money
Alcoholic beverages
Some Soft drinks
African Naming Ceremony
Envelope for the King

*500 is due at the time of registration.
Another payment of $1600 is due by October 1, 2019.
The balance of $1600 is due by December 1, 2019.

Refunds are issues with 30 days of the initial payment only.
We strongly suggest you purchase travel insurance

William Lockridge Foundation Benin Tour – July 16 – 26, 2022

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