Experience the legends and traditions of the Goun and Yoruba people during this visit to Benin's capital city of Porto-Novo.
Depart the pier for the 1-hour drive to Porto-Novo. Benin's de facto capital city, Porto-Novo is also known as Adjatchè and Hogbonou. The city is home to the Goun and Yoruba people, along with the ancient traditions of the famous Gelede society. Upon arrival, you will proceed for a visit to Honme, the former palace of King Toffa, for an opportunity to learn about the internal organization of this once-powerful kingdom.
Next, you will rejoin your coach for the drive to the Ethnographical Museum. Here, you will explore the unique aspects of birth, life and death in parts of Benin, view the museum's collection of Gelede masks and observe the Gelede mask dance.
Following your visit, you will rejoin your coach for the 1 1/2 hour return drive to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves moderate walking, with some steps to negotiate. Photography is only permitted in the Outer Court of Honme. No photography is permitted inside the Ethnographic Museum.