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Excursion 3: Ouidah - the City of Voodoo
Tour Code: COO-004
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 1/4 hours)

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Explore the mysterious origins of voodoo in the Americas and Caribbean Islands during this scenic and informative tour of Ouidah.

Depart the pier for the 1-hour drive to Ouidah, the spiritual center of Benin and the port from which thousands of African slaves were shipped to the Americas. Ouidah is also believed to be the city of origin of the voodoo cult that still exists in parts of the Americas and Caribbean Islands.

Upon arrival in Ouidah, you will meet the chief priest and observe a brief voodoo dance before proceeding to the sacred Kpasse Forest for an introduction to the realm of voodoo deities. From here, a visit will be made to the Museum of History, a former Portuguese slave fort, and the Temple of the Sacred Pythons.

Your tour concludes with a drive along the Slave Route, which leads to the Gate of No Return. Following a complimentary refreshment at a local beach resort, you will rejoin your coach for the 1.5-hour return drive to the pier.

Please note: Photography is not permitted inside the Museum of History. This tour involves moderate walking, with some steps to negotiate.

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