This three day getaway gives you the opportunity to visit the three very important cities in Ivory Coast i.e. the economical capital Abidjan, a city of very modern architecture, Yamoussoukro, a relatively small town but serves as the political capital and home to the largest cathedral and finally Grand Bassam the old colonial capital and her numerous beach resorts.
|Min Group Size||6pax|
Cost: $1,030 per pax/double occupancy
Single Occupancy: $1,115.00
Min Grp Size: 6pax
Includes: Round Trip Air ticket Accra – Abidjan – Accra, transportation, hotel accommodation and breakfast daily, entry fees and an English or French speaking Tour Guide.
Excluded: International flight to/from Ghana, entry visa, travel insurance, meals not indicated in the itinerary, drinks and beverages at meals, things of personal nature, laundry etc, tips for driver, guide and other service providers, any item or service not specifically listed in the itinerary as included.
Note: Itinerary and costs are subject to change.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Day 1: Accra, Ghana – Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Depart Accra via your regional flight to Abidjan. Arrive at Félix-Houphouët-Boigny International Airport, meet and transfer to your hotel for check in. In the afternoon visit the lively market at Treichville and the residential area of Cocody of interesting colonial architecture. You will also visit the national museum which contains a fine collection reflecting the rich heritage of 62 ethnic groups. Take a drive through the new quarter of Youpugon and you will see a striking contrast in its architecture. In the evening enjoy a night out in this vibrant city. Overnight in Abidjan.
Day 2: Abidjan – Yamoussoukro – Abidjan
Today travel to the capital city of Yamoussoukro. It is the home town of Ivory’s coast’s longest serving President, who spent lots of money to develop the city. You will notice the roads, hotels, monuments etc in this rather relatively small town. This town is also home to the Grand Basilica of Our Lady of Peace almost an exact replica of St Peter’s in Rome, reputedly the largest Christian place of worship on earth. Spend time exploring this vast complex and the Grand Mosque. You will also see the Presidential Palace where the late president is buried. Return to Abidjan in the evening (B)
Day 3: Abidjan – Grand Bassam – Evening Departure
This morning visit Abobo, where Africa’s largest outdoor launderette (laundry) is located. Witness an amazing sight of hundreds of washer men jam packed together in the middle of a stream to wash clothes. They rub garments on huge stones held in place by car tires then spread the clothes over rocks and grass in a large drying area. Despite the chaos, they never get their clients clothes mixed up or missing. Continue to Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast’s old capital. Visit the chief’s palace, with its interesting museum and take a tour of Grand Bassam with its old colonial buildings and atmosphere of yesteryear, explore and learn about the history of this former capital. Pick up souvenirs at Grand Bassam’s craft market. Return to your hotel and freshen up. Return to Accra on you regional flight. (B)
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