DATES: OCTOBER 2 - 12, 2018
DEPARTURE LOCATION: LEAVING FROM NYC
Total Cost: Includes Flight, Hotel with breakfast, and Tours to all locations
$3699 for Double Occupancy and $4499 for Single Occupancy.
Note: Vaccinations and Visa Required and these costs are not included and entry costs to some locations
Spend Ten (10) magnificent, conscious raising and thought provoking glorious days in Nigeria in the heart of Yoruba land: Lagos, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Ile-Ife and Osogbo where the richness of traditional cultural heritage, ancestral history, people and customs celebrate the largest country in Africa with its intoxicating vibrancy and legacy. In all these cities and towns, you will enjoy and experience the best of Nigerian food and shopping.
- Our Lagos City Tour will explore the Badagry Slave Route and the city's slave history to the country's independence in 1960, the famed Tafawa Balewa Square, Tinubu Square, the revolution life of Fela at Kalakuta Museum, Freedom Park history through artwork at the National Arts Museum, The Studio Gallery, Terra Kuture and Nike Art Gallery. This tour will take you to Nigerian fashion, arts and crafts places including the Lekki Arts and Craft Market.
- We will introduce you to Abeokuta's historical significance, show you traditional and modern fabrics, textiles snd cloth with select artisans at the famous Adire Market. Some people consider Abeokuta town, with her rocky landscape and historical features, a portal between the physical and the spiritual. The Old Abeokuta has buildings that the Saros (or Creoles), freed slaves who emigrated from Brazil and Cuba in the 19th and early 20th century and settled in Nigeria, built. We will tour of the Centenary Hall, built in 1950 to signify one hundred years of peace in Abeokuta and the ancient palace of Alake of Egba, one of oldest kings in Abeokuta and original settlers of Abeokuta. The palace is now a monument and museum worth exploring. Our tour will include a visit to the former president Olusegun Obasanjo Public Library, Funnab Zoo and Olumo Rock.
- A trip to Nigeria cannot be complete in Youruba land without paying respect to an Oba, the ancestral king, we will visit with the Oba of Ooni and spend time in Ibadan, Osogbo and Ile- Ife. We will tour Osun-Osogbo sanctuary, a Unesco World Heritage site with its temples, distinctive art, and the Sacred Grove, a sacred forest along the banks of the Osun river just outside the city of Osogbo celebrating the Osun goddess. In Ile-Ife, we visit the ancient city, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), and the Royal Palace of the King of Ile Ife who is traditionally called the Ooni.