• Tour code: 8406P10
  • Location: Cotonou, Benin
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Experience life in Ganvie, a picturesque fishing village built on stilts, during this 5-hour shore excursion from Cotonou. This unique community, home to more 25,000 inhabitants, is known for the striking homes constructed on teak stilts above Lake Nokwe. Experience the rhythms of life in village, watching as men, women and children travel through the town using canoes and brightly colored poles. You’ll also learn about the Tofinou ethnic group that constructed the village, and their harmonious relationship with the local environment. Your trip includes a guide, entrance fees and round-trip port transport.


  • Explore the village of Ganvie, known for its teak-stilt houses, during a shore excursion in Cotonou
  • Admire the village's striking stilt homes each of which is built above the waters of Lake Nokwe
  • Learn about the community's harmonious relationship with the local environment
  • Observe men, women and children as they navigate the town using canoes and brightly-colored poles
  • Gain insight into the Tofinou ethnic group that constructed the village
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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