Glimpse of Ivory Coast - the Land of Hope

Glimpse of Ivory Coast - the Land of Hope 690 , 5 Days

There is one name which has recently started to appear more and more on travelers’ radars: Côte d’Ivoire. Famous also as Ivory Coast, the country has been through some political upheaval until recently, but it’s now ready to welcome adventurers and lovers of West African culture. Reffered to as 'The Land of Hope" in its national anthem, it’s a country with diverse culture and even more diverse nature. On this tour you will see remote villages where locals still keep their old traditional way of life, rituals and beliefs, as well as modern cities with shimmering skyscrapers like Abijan. The sandy beaches and the palm-tree forests make it a real tropical paradise, while the hiking opportunities are a treat for the outdoor enthusiasts. There are also some curious sights to behold, like the colossal Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, the largest Christian place of worship in the world in Yamoussoukro and the nut-cracking chimps in the Parc National de Taï.

Highlights:
♦ Basilica of Our Lady of Peace - the largest basilica in the world
♦ Abodo - where the largest launderette in Africa takes place
♦ Traditional Senoufo and Baule villages


Day 1. Arrival in Abidjan
Arrival in Abidjan, pick-up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. -/-/-

Day 2. Abidjan – Grand Bassam – Abidjan

After breakfast, we will drive to Grand Bassam, the colonial capital city. We will see some of its highlights like the French colonial district, the costume museum, the craft center, The governor “Binger” Palace, and the Ariane Monument, which commemorates the victims of the yellow fever epidemic during colonial times. In the afternoon we will visit the market for souvenirs and then drive back to Abidjan. B/-/-

Day 3. Abidjan – Yamoussoukro
After breakfast, we will drive to Yamoussoukro, the political capital city. We spend the afternoon visiting the Basilica “Notre dame de la Paix” (Basilica of Our Lady of Peace) – the largest basilica in the world. Continue onward, we will see the crocodiles, which the city is famous with and are considered sacred, as well as the mosques and the polytechnic schools. B/-/-

Day 4. Yamoussoukro - Abidjan
After breakfast, we will return to Abidjan. In the afternoon we will go on a city tour to see the highlights of Abidjan, including Le Plateau - the central, high-rise commercial area, Cocody - the upscale residential section and Treichville, which is linked to Le Plateau by two major bridges. Treichville is one of the areas where the masses live. It has a few colorful markets and quite an interesting, vibrant nightlife. We will finish the tour with a visit to Abodo, where we will see Africa’s largest launderette (laundry) and hundreds of men jamming together in the middle of a stream to wash the clothes. They work all day every day, first frantically rubbing garments on huge stones held in place by old car tires and then spreading the clothes over rocks and grass in a large drying area, making sure their clients’ clothes never get mixed or lost. Transfer to the airport and departure. B/-/-

Day 5. Departure
Transfer to airport for departure B/-/-


Price Includes:
4 nights in standard hotels in double/ twin rooms
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast/L=lunch/D=dinner)
Transportation as per program
Transfers (for the group)
English speaking local guide
Penguin tour leader at min. 8 participants

Not Included:
International flights
Entrance fees
Drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
Vaccinations
Visa
Insurance
Tips and personal expenses

Additional Services:
Supplement pp. for a group of 2-3 people: 180 EUR


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Glimpse of Ivory Coast - the Land of Hope (Rated 4.72 / 5 Based on 120 Reviews.)
Price
690 EUR
Duration
5 Days
Single Supplement
130 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Price
690 EUR
Duration
5 Days
Single Supplement
130 EUR
Status
Closed
Price
690 EUR
Duration
5 Days
Single Supplement
130 EUR
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Group Size
4-12
Reservation System Code
CIRUND
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