Eco-Benin: Cotonou Discovery Tour: Voodoo and Natural Beauty

Cotonou Discovery Tour: Voodoo and Natural Beauty

Cotonou, Benin


Non-profit organization

2 days / 1 night
From$189 USDper person

Eco-Benin is a nonprofit engaged in eco-tourism and dedicated to community empowerment.

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in daily life in Benin while supporting local efforts to organize community projects.
  • Learn about Voodoo history and culture.
  • Stroll peacefully along the river Mono and visit the Door of No Return, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tour revenue will be invested in local ecotourism and community development projects.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    9 AM, 10 AM

  • Duration

    2 days / 1 night

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, French

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 15

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Backpack, Binoculars, Camera, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Light shirt, Mosquito repellent, Rain gear, Sunglasses

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Day 1: Stroll through the village of Avlo and immerse yourself in its rich Voodoo history. Go meet the traditional communities of Plah and Pédah and enrich yourself with their unique cultures. Enjoy a savory and authentic meal on the oceanfront and spend the night at the Avlo’s Ecolodge.

Day 2: Enjoy a peaceful walk along the river Mono and explore its marvelous surrounding natural beauty. Visit one of the hotspots for black slave trade until the Door of No Return, which ranks among the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn more about Beninese history.

Tour Start Address

Zogbadjé, Centre TBA, Rue fin cloture UAC, Calavi, Jéricho, Cotonou, Benin

How To Get There

Transportation from Cotonou can be arranged.

More About Eco-Benin


To promote ecotourism as the driving force for responsible, fair, and sustainable development.

Main Programs

  • Developing ecotourism projects in many parts of the country: lake of Ahémé, beekeeping site at Tobé, village of Koussoukoingou, national park of Pendjari, etc.

  • Constructing ecolodges, farms, eco-museums, camping, homestays, etc.

  • Community projects such as renovating schools, addressing the needs of disadvantaged communities, etc.

Awards & Recognition

The International Ecotourism Society
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism
Lonely Planet