Cultural immersion in Gouléako

Côte d’Ivoire is home to more than sixty ethnic groups, offering a rich cultural mosaic for you to discover.
The Taï Nature & Culture experience highlights and offers intimate access to Ivorian culture through an immersive experience in the heart of a traditional Oubi village. At Gouléako Trois Cailloux, you will have the opportunity to sleep in a traditional mud hut, comfortably furnished and managed by a local women’s group. You can also enjoy a pirogue ride on the Cavally River, or browse the lush surrounds with an ethnobotanical enthusiast. At the end of the day, an authentic traditional evening will introduce you to ritual dances and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Village tour

After lunch in the village, dependent on the weather, Mr. Sio will take you on a one-and-a-half-hour long hike to the sacred river of Gouléako to discuss the use of medicinal plants in the region. You will learn about local customs and the use of plants found around to the village. Mr. Sio also offers a tour of the village, sprinkled with stories and humour, and adapts the walk to the visitors’ preferences and the weather.

Traditional evening

The traditional evening is available for 2 or more people. The men and women of the village are traditionally dressed, adorned, and painted. By the rhythm of the drums, local games and dances provide entertainment for visitors and local villagers alike. It is time to celebrate in the village, and they will be proud to show you their customs. Revealing too much about this traditional evening would spoil the magic of the moment…

Night in traditional huts

To end this immersion in the heart of African traditions, opt for staying a night in the heart of the village. The traditional mud huts welcome you to a comfortable and cosy night, in the natural charm of traditionally built houses.

The village receives 100% of the price you pay!