Yam festival in Savalou

Yam festival in Savalou, een jaarlijks evenement in Savalou

4 Days / 3 Nights special Yam event in Savalou

Yam festival is a cultural celebration in Benin for Savalou people to express the culture and tradition of the different ethnic in this city in the center of Benin. This is a special tour to understand and live the reality of Savalou people, their culture and tradition.

Entrance of Savalou
Entrance of Savalou

Day 1

Early morning departure from Cotonou to Savalou.

Breakfast in Bonou,  it is a city on the way to Bohicon.

In Bohicon you will visit the underground house.

Arrival in Savalou early afternoon, check-in F&F Hotel.

Lunch and welcome drink in a local restaurant:

During the lunch the guide will tell the history of the Yam festival, the culture of the Savalou people, the history of the Savalou Kingdom and the people of Savalou.

Free time for some hours, than join the city tour.

We will have a drink in a local bar.

Visit some houses of the local people to see how people prepare the Festival.

Dinner in a local restaurant.

Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 2

After breakfast you will be walking in the mountains with the guide.

Visit the Royal Palace, Savalou museum and Voodoo Dankoli temple and other different temples.

Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch you bring a visit to the 7 head palm tree.

Back to the city to see the cultural music playing.

Explore the city during a walk.

Dinner in a local restaurant.

Tour in the city to assist the night virgin.

Back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Dankoli Voodoo
Dankoli Voodoo

Day 3

This is the celebration day.

Breakfast in the hotel.

Departure to the celebration place in the same clothes as the Savalou people.

The events take all day.

Lunch in the local restaurant with pounded yam.

Back to the hotel.

Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 4

Departure to Cotonou after breakfast.

Stop in Abomey to visit the Royal Palace.

Dinner at Dream Beach to end the tour.

Inclusive in this tour:

  • Hotel mentioned, based on double room
  • Tourist tax
  • Transport by car with driver
  • All meals mentioned in the itinerary; breakfast, lunch and dinner, with lunch and dinner a soft drink or local beer
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day (of 1,5 L)
  • Entrances and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Clothes made by a local tailor for the festival
  • Guide


  • Personal expenses like drinks and food not mentioned under inclusive.
  • Insurances, visa, vaccinations.
  • Any other charges of hiring a service for personal enjoyment/assistance like portages, tips, insurance, laundry, mineral water etc.
  • Any service/assistance not covered under inclusive.
  • Calamities caused by nature, terrorism or other causes.
  • All other things not mentioned under inclusive.


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