The best of ecotourism, Culture and Tradition in Ivory Coast

10 days and 09 nights od the discovery of Abidjan, Yamoussoukro, Daloa, Taï and Grand-Bereby

This tour is exclusively designed for beach and culture lover. It permits visitors to immerse themselves in the Ivorian culture, meet the local people and get used to their daily lifestyle. We shall go for the conquest of Abidjan, the economic capital and Yamoussoukro, the political capital of Côte d’Ivoire. The tour will also take us to Daloa to discover the techniques and processes of cocoa production.

Ivory Coast is one of the best tourist destinations in Africa. It offers several impressive seaside resorts. It is endowed with 515 km of maritime coastline and has beautiful beaches lined with coconut trees, washed by the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean with about 300 000 hectares of lagoon water. Beach tourism is well developed in Ivory Coast and many marinas (beachfront hotels) are available. There are numerous beautiful beaches of golden sand lined with coconut trees and suitable for swimming, sunbathing, walks, diving and water sports.
Grand-Bereby is a jewel of nature and is one of the most solicited beach resort destinations in Côte d’Ivoire. It has a paradisiac (idyllic) beach whose western tip ends with rocky screes that amaze visitors and have nothing to envy to the beaches of the Caribbean.
 
Our trip will also take us to the San Pedro area where we will visit the Taî National Park. It is located in the southwestern part of the country. It was created in 1973 and it covers an area of 350,000 hectares. The National Park has been a National Biosphere Reserve since 1978 and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1981. It has about 140 mammal species, including 12 endemic species, 240 bird species and many species of insects, 1,800 species of plants, including 138 endemic species. This park is blessed with extraordinary flora and fauna. It is home to the pygmy hippopotamuses, elephants, red colobus, forest buffalo and a wide variety of primates.

Day 1 : Hexagon – Abidjan

– Arrival of visitors and welcome at the Felix Houphouët Boigny Airport of Abidjan by our agents;
– transfer to hotel, dinner overnight.

Day 2 : Abidjan – Yamoussoukro - Daloa

– Breakfast and early morning departure by road to Yamoussoukro, (Political capital of Côte D’Ivoire), situated at 248 km from Abidjan, – Guided tour to the Our Lady of Peace Basilica Mission, largest Christian religious building in the world, built between 1986 and 1989 on the model of the St. Peter Basilica in Rome. It was inaugurated by Pope John Paul II in 1989. It is a veritable place for prayers and benedictions, – City tour and discover the crocodiles at the borders of the Presidential Palace, – Lunch at a restaurant close to the lake, – Departure to Daloa, – Visit of a cocoa plantation and discover the cocoa nursery technology, – Dinner in the city and overnight in a hotel at Daloa.

Day 3 : Daloa – Taî Ville

– Breakfast and departure to Taï ville,
– Lunch on the way,
– Arrival at Taï ville in the afternoon and installation at hotel,
– Meet with the management of WCF (Wild Chimpanzees Foundation) for park entry modalities,
– Dinner and free night.

Day 4 : Taî ville – Taî National Park

– Breakfast and departure to the Taî National Park,
– Stopover to visit the Taî Eco-museum,
– Entry into the park and immersion into the wild and virgin forest,
– Lunch and relaxation at the WCF camping,
– Immersion into the forest and observation of the Red Colombes Monkeys,
– Return to the camping ground, dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Taî National Park

– Breakfast and immersion into the forest for observation monkeys and mangabeys,
– Return to the camping ground in the afternoon, and dinner,
– Ethnobotanical excursion,
– Return to the camping ground, dinner and overnight.

Day 6 : Taî National Park – Taî Traditional Village

– Breakfast and departure from the Taî National Park for the Taî Traditional Village,
– Arrival and lunch at the Taî Traditional Village,
– Guided walk right up to the Cavally River,
– Traditional evening and overnight at a traditional hut.

Day 7 : Taî Traditional Village – Djouroutou – Taî National Park

– Breakfast and departure for an excursion to Djouroutou,
– Arrival and lunch at Eco-hotel and then continuation to the Taî National Park,
– Return to the Taî National Park, dinner and overnight at the camping ground.

Day 8 : Taï National – Grand-Béréby

– Breakfast and discovery of chimpanzees,- Departure from the Taî National Park for Grand-Béréby,
– Dinner on the way at the Eco-hotel of Djouroutou,
– Arrival at Grand-Béréby, installation at hotel, dinner and overnight​

Day 9: Grand-Béréby

– Breakfast and Excursion by pirogue to the Néro River,
– Meet face to face with the monkeys of the Néro Forest,
– Discover the mangrove at the shore of the Néro Iver,
– Visit the palace of the Néro Mer village,
– Return, lunch and city tour of Grand-Béréby by night,
– Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : Grand-Béréby – Abidjan – Hexagon

– Breakfast and relaxation along the beach,
– Lunch and transfer in the afternoon to the San Pedro Airport for take-off to Abidjan via the Air Côte D’Ivoire internal flight,
– Tour evaluation within the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Airport, followed by departure to the hexagon.
– Fin de Circuit

NB: Considering the reception capacity of the camps in the Taï National Park, the maximum number of participants for this circuit is 6 pax. Hikers must be in good health and must confirm their participation at least 10 days in advance. This circuit is modifiable (+ or – days) according to your schedule.

Price: 2.279 € / pers. (6 pax)
 
Price: 2.539 € / pers. (4 pax)
 
Price: 3.245 € / pers. (2 pax)

This tour includes:

► Reception and escort by our agent

► Transport and professional driver

► Accommodation in a double room

► Full board meals.

► Entrance fees into the attractions.

► Toll fees.

► Guided tours of all the sites and attractions indicated in the program.

► Boats/Canoe rides


This tour does not include :

► International flight fees (Roundtrip)

► Costs related to travel formalities such as visa and immigration charges.

► Costs related to travel insurance.

► Additional expenses of the tourist such as the purchase of souvenirs.

► Alcoholic drinks such as liqueurs, wines, and whiskeys.

► Les pourboires (pas obligatoires)

► Tips and gifts (freewill gestures).


Please specify : 

► The exact dates of visit (date of arrival and date of return)

► Flights and airports of arrival

► Group or tourist’s interests to permit tailored modifications of the tour.

► Names and information of visitors for bookings.

► Food exigencies; diabetes, vegetarian etc.

NB : This program can be modified by demand to suit the expectations of the tourist(s).

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