Tourist Posing with a monument of The Three Nigerian tribes at the Old Prison yard now called The Freedom Park Lagos
On this 10 day combination tour of south-west and central, Nigeria, you will visit the main commercial city of Lagos, the Badagry enslavement trade route, view the historic olumo rock, purchase Batik fabrics in Itoku market; visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Osun Shrine. You will also visit the ancient city of Ile Ife the cradle of creation.
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10 DAY YORUBA HISTORY TOUR:
LAGOS / BADAGARY / ABEOKUTA / IBADAN / ILE-IFE / OSHOGBO / AKURE /EKITI / ONDO /EKITI
ITINERARY B: [10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS]
On this 3 day south-west combination tour, you will visit the main commercial city of Lagos, the Badagry enslavement trade route,view the historic olumo rock, purchase Batik fabrics in Itoku market; visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Oxun Shrine. You will also visit the ancient city of Ile Ife the cradle of creation, the confluence of rivers Niger and Benue at Lokoja and Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja.
Day 01: LAGOS / BADAGRY- ARRIVAL (B/D)
Depart after breakfast for a Historical Tour of Badagry City en-route – Stop over at “Kalakuta museum” the residence of the Late Fela Anikulapo a.k.a “Abami-eda” Afro-Pop king. Who died ,do a little shopping
(Depending on clients choice), then continue the journey to history: The ancient historic Badagry town is a piece of the coin of tales and histories of the Black Man and enslavementin the world. Then we take a trip popularly known as “the Journey of no return” with a Boat to “Gberefu Island” an Island called where from which we embark on a 5km Hike to the Atlantic…At This point everyone relax to enjoy the serene seaside. Lunch packs are served. OR a trip to whispering palms for lunch and some relaxation by the waterfront. (Tourist expense).After lunch and some Check–in back at the hotel Dinner & rest of evening at leisure.
Overnight Whispering palms or similar
DAY 02: ABEOKUTA
Depart after breakfast for a Tour of Badagry City en-route Kings Palace where some cultural entertainment shall showcased for tourists. Then continue journey to Abeokuta to climb the ancient rock The Popular and Historic Olumo rock, where the history of the ancient Egba people and the popular Egba war. The ancient history shall be narrated to tourist showcasing the various tomb sites of warriors in that era, and the ancient cultural sites are visited, then to the ‘Adire’ (Batik) fabric market in Abeokuta city. Lunch is at a city restaurant. Check–in at the hotel. Dinner is served. Rest of evening at leisure or experience Night Life in Abeokuta City.
Overnight Park-In by Radisson-Blu Abeokuta Hotel
DAY 03: LAGOS / ABEOKUTA / IBADAN (B/D)
Depart after breakfast for a Tour of Abeokuta en-route – Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library for an historical overview of the past, present, and future of Nigeria, Lunch is at Greenland resort or a city restaurant. Trip Continue trip after lunch for Ibadan city. Check–in at the hotel. Dinner is served. Rest of evening at leisure or experience Night Life in Ibadan City
Overnight Golden Tulip Ibadan (a.k.a Owu Crown Hotel
DAY 04: OYO CITY TOUR (B/D)
After breakfast, Depart for one of the two suspended lake in the world in a local government of Oyo City OR Depart for a trip to the Palace of Alaafin of Oyo. Explore the ancient palace grounds, where the ancient history of the Oyo kingdom is narrated to the tourists.Check–in at the hotel. Dinner is served. Rest of evening at leisure or experience Night Life in Ibadan City
Overnight Golden Tulip Ibadan (a.k.a Owu Crown Hotels)
DAY 05: OYO / OSUN / ILE-IFE / OSHOGBO
Depart after breakfast for Osun state, embark on a tour of Oshogbo and environ (Ile-Ife and Olumirin waterfall). Oshogbo is the main city of Osun State located in the farming region where yams, cassava, grain, cotton and tobacco are grown. Oshogbo is the venue of the annual festival along the river Oxun. The festival is centered on the sacred grove of the river goddess Oxun, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The dense forest of the Oxun Sacred Grove is one of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria. Regarded as the abode of the goddess of fertility Oxun, one of the pantheons of Yoruba gods, the landscape of the grove and its meandering river is dotted with sanctuaries and shrines, sculptures and art works in honor of Oxun and other deities. The sacred grove is seen as a symbol of identity for all Yoruba people. It testifies to the once widespread practice of establishing sacred groves outside all settlements. After lunch visit the national museum and historical sites at Ile-Ife. According to the Yoruba people, Ife is where the founding deities Oduduwa and Obatala began the creation of the world, as directed by the paramount Deity Olodumare. Return to hotel after visits.
Overnight Ideal Nest Hotel
Day 06: OSHOGBO
After breakfast, embark on a tour of Oshogbo; a main city of Osun State located in the farming region where yams, cassava, grain, cotton and tobacco are grown. The Oshogbo Grove is the venue of the annual Oxun festival along the river Oxun. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The dense forest seating on over 70 hectares of land is one of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria. The site is regarded as the abode of the goddess of fertility Oxun, one of the pantheons of Yoruba gods, the landscape of the grove and its meandering river is dotted with sanctuaries and shrines, sculptures and art works in honor of Oxun and other deities. The sacred grove is a symbol of identity for all Yoruba people. It testifies to the once widespread practice of establishing sacred groves outside all settlements. Lunch is at a city restaurant. After lunch depart for Nike Art centre to sightsee the various cultural hand skills engaged and produced by some local artiswt. check-in back at hotel. Dinner and evening at leisure.
Overnight Ideal Nest Hotel
Day 07: OSHOGBO / AKURE / EKITI
After breakfast, depart for Ekiti and Ondo state en-route Akure the capital of Ondo state. Akure is a city with a population of Town, visit The palace of Deji of Akure light refreshments, cultural dance and refreshmets and journey continues. On arrival in Ekiti , check-in at hotel. Dinner and evening at leisure.
Overnight at Ikangosi warm spring apartment.
Day 08: EKITI / IDANRE
After breakfast, depart for Idanre Hills, Ondo state en-route – Palace of Oni-idanre, cultural entertainment and light refreshments and then go hiking to the hill top. Return to hotel after visits. Dinner and evening at leisure.
Overnight at Ikangosi warm spring apartment.
Day 09: EKITI / LAGOS
After breakfast, depart for Lagos. Lunch is at a city restaurant. Proceed after lunch to Lagos. On arrival in Lagos, check-in at your hotel. Dinner and evening at leisure.
Overnight Southern sun Hotel or Similar.
Day 10: LAGOS – DEPARTURE
After breakfast, Transfer to the airport for your flight to Destination.
Tourist is advised by law to take and have vaccinations against yellow fever in order to enter the country. NB; the consequence of not having a documented yellow fever vaccinations may lead to being denied entry at the airport.
Tourist is advised to protect self against Malaria. Because Nigeria is a tropical country and therefore it is necessary. See your doctor to prescribe and administer malaria pills which is to be started – two weeks before departure, continued throughout the stay here – until two weeks after returning to home country.
The Nigeria time is 1 hour ahead of GMT, meaning that during daylight savings, it would be 12:00 in London, 1:00 p.m. in Nigeria and 8:00 am in New York.
The Nigerian unit of currency is the Naira, it is issued in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Naira denominations. Visitors may bring unlimited amounts of foreign currency, provided a declaration of such currency is made to customs. NB; All Foreign currency may be changed at authorized banks and bureau de change outlets across the country.
Tourists / Visitors to Nigeria are allowed 4 liters of Alcoholic Beverage and 200 Cigarettes duty-free. Visitors may export souvenirs, although some articles (e.g. animals skins and antiques) require an export permit. NB; Illegal drugs of any description are not allowed into Nigeria.
The official language of Nigeria is English, It is spoken with varying degrees of fluency by 60% of the population. It’s used at all levels of administration such as law, commerce and education.
There are three major ethnic languages: Hausa, widely spoken in the north, Yoruba widely spoken in the West and Ibo widely spoken in the East. Other secondary Languages include Kanuri, Edo, ibira etc.
The electricity voltage used in Nigeria 220 volts, however, most hotels have 220 volts for electric shavers. A converter is needed for electric equipment designed for 110 volts.
Nigeria operates under a federal republican model, with influences from the British Westminster system. The president is both head of state and head of government.
Nigeria has varied climate conditions all through the year across the country such as 1. The dry months which run from November-March in the north and December-February in the south, 2. The wet months, which last from April-October in the northern region and from March-November in the southern areas.
10 days / 9 nights
|Tour type||Group tour|
|Your group size||Minimum 2 people|
|Duration||10 days / 9 nights|
|Food options||Vegetarian, vegan|
Half-Board Meals (breakfast, lunch or dinner), 9 nights accommodation, professional English speaking tour guide, all access ticket into tourist sites as highlighted in the itinerary. Land transfers in fully air-conditioned AC bus and licensed professional driver.
Personal desires, tips (tour guide & driver), access tickets for usage of personal gadgets (e.g. cameras, camcorder, etc)
Sun protection, bug repellent, rain coat, hiking boots, etc.
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