DATE: 12th-14th December (Friday-Sunday).
TOUR DURATION: Three (3) days (2 nights).
SUMMARY OF ITINERARY:
Friday- From our rendezvous point in Victoria Island, Lagos, the tour group will travel down to the old city of Akure in Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria, to visit the ancient Oba’s Palace of Akure which is well known for its legendary and ingenious ancient drainage architecture; after which the group will make a quick visit to the ‘newly discovered’ Akure Moat. The tour group will spend the night at a comfortable and decent hotel in Akure city.
Saturday- The group will set out early in the morning to visit the mountain town of Idanre and join the locals in celebrating the Mare Mountain Climbing Festival. The festival features various cultural performances, rock climbing competitions, village-to-village marathon competition etc. While the festival is on, the tour group will hike up the magnificent Idanre Mountain to visit the preserved relics of Old Oke-Idanre Village where the people lived before migrating down to the foot hills, which is the present location of idanre town. The tour group will then proceed to explore the legendary Owa Cave, located in the hills, and reputed to be one of the largest caves in the mountain. The cave has a beautiful stream spring from within it.
The tour group will also have the chance to visit Omi-Iwo Cave, a smaller but unique cave, located within Idanre town itself, and well known for the therapeutic powers possessed by a small stream which flows from within it. The tour group will then return to Akure town to spend the night.
Sunday- The tour group will depart Akure for Lagos. We hope to arrive Lagos by mid-day so that participants can have some time to settle back and prepare for the week.
Destination: Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria
Rendezvous Point: Chicken Republic, Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Rendezvous Date: 12th December, 2014
Rendezvous Time: 7:00am
Cost: N23,000 per participant
*Cost covers transportation, feeding (for the three days), entry fees into Tourist Attractions, tour guides and any other miscellaneous cost.
Payment: Since we have limited space and need to book transportation in advance, interested participants are advised to make their payments on or before Wednesday, 3rd of December, 2014 into the following bank account:
Bank- United Bank for Africa (UBA)
Account Name: Ntreks Ventures
Account Number: 1018332334
Bank- Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB)
Account Name: Folarin Kolawole
Account Number: 0001929387
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RESERVATION OF SPACE IS BASED ON FIRST-PAID-FIRST-SERVED BASIS, so make sure you pay early enough before the deadline.
Feeding: The trip cost covers dinner for the the first day of the trip (Friday), all three meals on the second day (Saturday) and breakfast on the third day (Sunday).
Accommodation: The tour group shall lodge at a decent and safe hotel in Akure, Ondo State capital. The trip charge also covers accommodation.
This article was written by Folarin Kolawole
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