Carnival celebration in Grand Popo

Carnival celebration in Grand Popo

3 Days / 2 Nights Carnival in Grand Popo

Price  275.000 CFA per person, based on 2 persons, included transport by private car with driver, hotels, meals excursions and more!


Fisherman Grand Popo
Fisherman fishes in the Mono River at Grand Popo

Day 1, Friday 28 August 2015

In the morning departure from Cotonou to Grand Popo.

Stop in Ouidah to visit the Zinsou Museum with contemporary African arts and photos and the Sacred Forest where you can listen to the story about the king Kpasse who turned himself into an Iroko tree. If you like you can make a wish at the tree.

From Ouidah you will drive to Guezin to drink a coffee or refreshment and have a short boat trip on Lake Ahémé.

Stop in Comé to visit the Royal palace of the Watchi people.

Check in Awale Plage hotel, after this you will enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant followed by a city tour in Grand Popo.

Beginning of the event with panegyric Rap competition means ” Okota Mimlan” in the local language.

After a drink at a local bar, the restaurant will serve dinner.

In the evening you can join a party with local people or return to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Awale Plage Hotel.

Day 2, Saturday 29 August 2015

Early in the morning join the excursion to Birds Island. You will be back at the hotel around 9 am for breakfast.

Drive to Agoue to visit the colonial monument and have some information about the slavery history.

Around noon back to Grand Popo for lunch in a local restaurant.

Take-off to the opening of the carnival. At the carnival procession you can see a float and costumed people.  You can join if you like. There will be an award given for the best costume and float.

After the procession you can look at the vehicles and have a drink at a local bar and have dinner in a local restaurant.

In the evening there will be a beach show.

Overnight stay in Awale Plage Hotel.

Mono River, beach in Grand Popo
The beach at Grand Popo with the Mono River at the background

Day 3, Sunday 30 August 2015

Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion to “La Bouche du Roi” you will visit some villages along the route and drive further for a picnic at the end of the unspoiled, where the river flows into the ocean.

If you like you can swim in the river, under supervision of the tour guide.

Back to Grand Popo by boat and by car drive back to Cotonou, where you arrive early in the evening.

Inclusive in this tour:
  • Hotel mentioned, based on double room.
  • Tourist tax.
  • Transport by car with driver.
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary; breakfast, lunch and dinner (with lunch and dinner a soft drink or local beer is included).
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day (of 1,5 L).
  • 2 x a soft drink or local beer in a bar.
  • Transport by boat.
  • Entrances and excursions mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Music and dance show.
  • Picnic at the beach.
  • Personal expenses like drinks and food not mentioned under inclusive.
  • Insurances.
  • Any other charges of hiring a service for personal enjoyment/assistance like portages, tips, insurance, laundry, mineral water etc.
  • Any service/assistance not covered under inclusive.
  • Calamities caused by nature, terrorism or other causes.
  • All other things not mentioned under inclusive.


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