Ivory Coast - the Land of Hope

Ivory Coast - the Land of Hope 1150 , 8 Days
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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
♦ Waterfalls of the river Nawa
♦ Abodo - where the largest launderette in Africa takes place
♦ Traditional Komian dance


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 – Abengourou
We will have breakfast and then head to Abengourou - the capital of the Indénié Kingdom. En route we will stop for a visit to the school of fetish women “Komians” in Aniassué , where you will enjoy Komian Dance. After lunch, transfer to your hotel and visit to the fields of coffee and cocoa. B/-/-

Day 4: Abengourou – Yamoussoukro
After breakfast, we will drive to Yamoussoukro, the political capital city. We will have lunch before 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 5: Yamoussoukro – Soubre
Breakfast and then continuing our tour to Soubré, en route visiting the sacred monkeys of Gbétitapea and a “Bété” ethnic group market. Check-in at the hotel and visit to the waterfalls of the River Nawa in the afternoon. B/-/-

Day 6: Soubre – Abidjan
After breakfast, we will return to Abidjan. We will stop at some places of interest en-route and you will have the rest of the day free to explore the city on your own. B/-/-

Day 7: Abidjan. Departure
Today 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/-/-


Price Includes:
6 nights in stand hotels in double/ twin rooms
transportation as per program
transfers
English speaking guide

Not Included:
international flights
entrance fees
drinks and meals not mentioned in the programe
tips and personal expenses

Additional Services:
supplement for a group of 4-5 people: 130 EUR per person


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Ivory Coast - the Land of Hope (Rated 4.72 / 5 Based on 66 Reviews.)
Price
1150 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
230 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Price
1150 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
230 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Price
1150 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
230 EUR
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Group Size
6-12
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