• Tour code: 8406P11
  • Location: Cotonou, Benin
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Feel the thunder of distant waves and the ghosts of the slave trade during this 5-hour shore excursion to the colonial city of Ouidah. Wander the forest that inspired the myths of King Kpasse, and discover the Voodoo rites practiced by locals to this day. You’ll also explore the history of the slave trade in Ouidah at a museum inside a former Portuguese fort and learn about the sites that inspired writer Bruce Chatwin in his book ‘The Viceroy of Ouidah.’ Your trip includes a guide, entrance fees and round-trip port transport.


  • Check out Ouidah Voodoo City during a shore excursion in Cotonou
  • Soak up the atmosphere of this city immortalized by writer Bruce Chatwin in his book 'The Viceroy of Ouidah"
  • Learn the history of this one-time colonial port city and center of the slave trade
  • Discover the sacred Voodoo rituals still practiced by locals to this day
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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