Ghana (Accra, Cape Coast, Elmina & Kakum)
This 3-day, 2-night cultural tour provides an intimate, absorbing, and inspiring encounter with the people, history, and culture of Ghana as you have always wanted to perceive it. The coastal region of Ghana is a stunning contrast to the bustling city of Accra. Head south to Elmina and Cape Coast with a visit to the old slave forts
Cap up your Ghana experience with an adventure through the tropical rainforest and take the canopy walkway at Kakum National Park where you can enjoy the exhilarating experience of walking from treetop to treetop!
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Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ACCRA
AKWAABA!!! WELCOME TO GHANA!!!
Once you arrive in Accra, you’ll be warmly received after going through immigration and customs. You will be picked up by our cultural tour guide and transferred in a private A/C vehicle to your hotel in Accra.
After a welcome orientation, we will have a guided tour of Accra taking us to the beautiful campus of the University of Ghana.
Enrich your adventure with a glimpse into a typical Ghanaian neighborhood as we continue to Jamestown Community, the oldest city in Accra. It is the most historic neighborhood where history resides on every corner. Best known for its lighthouses (the first of which was constructed in 1875 by the British) as a navigational aid for trading vessels sailing through the Gulf of Guinea. The original structure was ruined but a larger and more improved lighthouse was completed in 1921.
At the fish market, you will witness the hustle and bustle of the fishermen as they dock their boats and fishmongers sell their catch.
We return to the hotel with a stop at the popular Oxford Street with its beautiful stalls selling authentic African prints, beaded wear, arts and crafts.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2: ACCRA-CAPE COAST-ELMINA
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel for an amazing adventure in Ghana’s Central Region. Enjoy a picturesque drive taking in sights of small villages, day to day life of the local people along the way.
We will make a stop at Independence Square, where you will see the flame of African Liberation that was lit by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961.
We continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, with its attractive gardens and museum, is a great place to learn about the first President of Ghana. It also serves as the final resting place for the late president, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah after his previous burial in Guinea and Nkroful, his birth town.
Upon arrival in Cape Coast and after lunch, you will visit the Cape Coast Castle perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Castle is home to the West African Historical Museum established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government. The Castle was once the hub of human trading in West Africa that served as an important link in the transatlantic slave trade but now restored as an important UNESCO World Heritage site.
Transfer to your beach resort set on the shore of West Africa’s tropical Atlantic Ocean in Elmina where you spend overnight. You may decide to have a relaxing swim in the resort’s pool or embark on leisure through the ancient Elmina township where you can catch a glimpse of the colorful canoes at the harbor getting ready to go to see for another night’s task of fishing. This is a perfect opportunity to capture some great photos for future keeps.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Day 3: ELMINA – KAKUM NATIONAL PARK- ACCRA DEPART
- Kakum National Park
After breakfast, you will visit Kakum National Park in Ghana. It has one of Africa’s famous rainforest canopy walkways. This canopy walkway will be one of the highlights of your time in Ghana. Prepare to take a deep breath while you walk the suspended bridge and marvel at the breathtaking views that stretch for miles across the rainforest.
You may visit Global Mamas, a non-profit and women’s educational program in Africa. This place sells hand-made clothes from African volunteers. In this place, you can try your luck in design a beautiful Ty-Dye cloth as a souvenir from your trip to Africa.
Meal(s) Included : Breakfast
- Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
- Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
- Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
- Transportation in private vehicle
- Experienced cultural tour guide
- Meals (Breakfast daily)
- Admission to listed sites
- Assistance with visa application