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Cotonou Shore Excursion: Porto Novo Tour

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5 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 8 more
Get a sense for the rich history and melting pot of cultures in Porto Novo, a former Portuguese trading colony, during this 5-hour shore excursion. Discover the history of Porto Novo’s past kings, and... More
Get a sense for the rich history and melting pot of cultures in Porto Novo, a former Portuguese trading colony, during this 5-hour shore excursion. Discover the history of Porto Novo’s past kings, and their unique tribal masks and costumes, at the city’s Museum of Ethnography. You’ll also check out the 19th-century Brazilian church that was converted... More
Get a sense for the rich history and melting pot of cultures in Porto Novo, a former Portuguese trading colony, during this 5-hour shore excursion. Discover the history of Porto Novo’s past kings, and their unique tribal masks and costumes, at the city’s Museum of Ethnography. You’ll also check out the 19th-century Brazilian church that was converted into a mosque, and tour the royal palace of the town’s famous ruler, King Toffa. Your Porto Novo trip also includes a guide, entrance fees and round-trip port transport.

Highlights

  • Discover the one-time colonial city of Porto Novo during this Cotonou shore excursion
  • Explore the tribal masks, costumes and instruments of the town's rulers at the Museum of Ethnography
  • See how Porto Novo's
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  • Discover the one-time colonial city of Porto Novo during this Cotonou shore excursion
  • Explore the tribal masks, costumes and instruments of the town's rulers at the Museum of Ethnography
  • See how Porto Novo's royalty once lived at the royal palace of King Toffa
  • Visit the 19th-century Brazilian church that's now a mosque
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What To Expect

Visits to:
- Musée Ethnographique de Porto Novo, an interesting museum that takes an intensive look into the past of Porto Novo’s kings. Displaying a good selection of fetishes, old Yoruba king masks,
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Visits to:
- Musée Ethnographique de Porto Novo, an interesting museum that takes an intensive look into the past of Porto Novo’s kings. Displaying a good selection of fetishes, old Yoruba king masks, costumes, and some musical instruments.
- Palais Royal du Roi Toffa. This former residence of King Toffa is now officially called Musee Honmé. This
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Visits to:
- Musée Ethnographique de Porto Novo, an interesting museum that takes an intensive look into the past of Porto Novo’s kings. Displaying a good selection of fetishes, old Yoruba king masks, costumes, and some musical instruments.
- Palais Royal du Roi Toffa. This former residence of King Toffa is now officially called Musee Honmé. This well maintained, rather simple, palace is a nice look into how African royalty really lived. 1883 was the year King Toffa signed the treaty with French, agreeing to hand over land. The kingdom of Porto Novo was one of the longest lasting in Africa, lasting up until 1976.
- Musée da Silva. Celebrating Afro-Brazilian influence on the city, this fairly new museum offers a lot of variety. The museum grounds consist of a traditional house, a small library, an open-air cinema showing French films, and a hotel.
- The unique and perhaps most colourful building in West Africa is the 19th century Brazilian style church now converted into a mosque. A must-see.

What's Included

Entrance fees
Professional guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks
Gratuities (optional)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Harbour gate

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 8406P12

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