Experience the best of Ghana in just 8 days with our special tour package! Join us on a fascinating journey through Ghana’s rich history, culture, and natural beauty. This tour is packed with amazing sights and experiences that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
The tour kicks off in the vibrant capital city of Accra, where you will visit the W.E.B Dubois Centre, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous civil rights activist. You’ll also visit Independence Square, a landmark site where Ghana gained its independence in 1957, and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a tribute to Ghana’s first president and a key figure in the country’s independence movement.
Next, we’ll journey to Kumasi, the cultural capital of Ghana. Here, you’ll explore the vibrant markets, historic sites, and traditional crafts that make Kumasi a must-visit destination. You’ll also learn about the rich cultural heritage of the Ashanti people, who have lived in the region for centuries.
Finally, the tour will take you to Cape Coast, a beautiful coastal city known for its pristine beaches, historical sites, and bustling markets. You’ll visit the Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site that played a key role in the transatlantic slave trade. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the lush rainforests and stunning beaches of Cape Coast, making for a truly unforgettable experience.
This 8 8-day special Tour of Ghana is the perfect way to experience all that Ghana has to offer in just one week. Join us on this adventure and discover the beauty, history, and culture of one of West Africa’s most fascinating countries.
Day 1: Arrival in Accra Arrive at Kotoka International Airport, go through immigration, collect your luggage, get through customs, and then leave and meet with our experienced Cultural Tour guide. Depending on your arrival time in Accra, you may choose to take a brief tour of the stunning and enormous University of Ghana, Legon campus, in our private air-conditioned vehicle. Your guide, who will be with you the entire time, will give you a briefing on what to expect during your stay in Ghana once you check into the hotel. Hotel: Accra City Hotel
Welcome to the thriving metropolis of Accra, which today combines modern buildings with those from colonial times to offer you a sense of a wonderful experience. After a lavish breakfast at your hotel, you go out to see this 120-year-old city's historical attractions. The W.E.B. Du Bois Center, which honors the life of the well-known Pan-Africanist who decided to reside and work in Ghana, will be our first stop. We'll keep going to Independence Square, where you can witness the encased African Liberation Flame, which was established there in 1961 by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The first president of Ghana's last resting place is the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. There is a nearby museum that is adjacent to lovely gardens and displays images, artifacts, and information on Dr. Nkrumah's life.
Continue through Makola Market, Ghana’s largest open-air market.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Accra City Hotel
After breakfast, ride through the forest zone to Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Empire, to learn more about the legendary Ashanti's and their lasting heritage. Visit the Mampong Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine after a lovely journey through the Aburi Mountains. The Center carries out research on the use of plant medicine to treat a wide range of ailments. Arrive in Kumasi in the late afternoon, then tour Manhyia Palace, which served as the Asantehene's formal residence until 1974. The palace is now a museum that houses precious artifacts from the Ashanti Kingdom. If we have time, we will visit the Okomfo Anokye Sword site, which is close by. This site symbolizes the location where the Golden Stool "descended from the sky" and has been in existence for 300 years. It is a significant symbol of Ashanti togetherness. Legend has it that if the sword were ever taken away, the Ashanti Kingdom would fall. Transfer to your hotel for the night; free time in the evening. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Golden Bean Hotel
You will see the three craft communities in Kumasi's surrounding verdant countryside after breakfast. Our first artisan village will be Bonwire, where we can observe how the renowned Kente cloth is manufactured by hand on looms according to a long-standing custom that has been handed down through the years. View the Kente fashions and take advantage of the opportunity to buy. We could pay the paramount chief of this village a courtesy visit. In the town of Ntonso, artisans' hand-stamp designs onto cotton fabric to create Adinkra textiles. For funerals and other somber events, black-on-black and black-on-red Adinkra cloth is worn; discover how the black dye is manufactured in the village from tree bark and make your own Adinkra sash to take home. Additionally, you can buy sizable pieces of the village-made Adinkra cloth. We travel to the Ahwiaa Woodcarving Village, where skilled artisans carve Fertility Dolls, regal seats, and walking sticks from wood. Here, customers can buy a variety of hand-carved objects. We drive to the Ahwiaa Woodcarving Village, where skilled artisans carve Fertility Dolls, royal stools, and walking sticks from wood. Here, visitors can purchase a variety of hand-carved objects. Visit the largest open market in West Africa this evening, the Kumasi Central Market (also known as the Kejetia Market), where more than 10,000 sellers sell their items. Almost anything may be found here, including food, clothing, cosmetics, and handcrafted goods. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Golden Bean Hotel
Drive to Cape Coast after breakfast, stopping on route at Assin Manso, where two former slaves from the United States and Jamaica were re-interred in August 1998 as part of Ghana's first Emancipation Day celebration. You will visit the "Slave River," which was used to wash captured Africans before they were held in slave castles and prepared for transport to the Americas and the Caribbean. Visit the Cape Coast Castle and Museum after arriving in Cape Coast for a guided tour. The "Door of No Return" is located inside Cape Coast Castle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to the hotel, settle in, and spend the evening at your leisure. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Coconut Grove Beach Resort
Visit Kakum National Park after breakfast. One of Ghana's most well-known parks is Kakum. Take a quick walk through the forest, where you can watch birds, butterflies, and perhaps even over 40 different species of mammals, such as monkeys and the rare forest elephant. Go to the canopy walk now. Africa's only aerial walkway across the forest canopy, a 1000-foot path with seven bridges and viewing platforms that rise more than 150 feet above the earth, is located in Kakum. By performing with bamboo percussion instruments to music and dance, the young people of the village of Mesomagor have restored traditional art. You won't find anything like this captivating dance performance anywhere else (Minimum 8 required for this activity). Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Coconut Grove Beach Resort
After breakfast you'll head out to Abandze, the ancestral home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American Jazz Musician. Upon arrival in Accra, you may visit Oxford Street in Osu, Accra's prime shopping district which is well known for its fashion, art galleries, restaurants and clubs. The street has over the years become a Mecca to both national and international visitors. One can spend countless hours going round the hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of items like clothes, fabrics, leather goods, trinkets and accessories. You may want to enjoy a great night out in Accra with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant outside your hotel. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Accra City Hotel
Today is a free day; choose your excursions and activities with the help of your driver and guide. Visit the places in Accra and the surrounding area that you have not yet visited. For your subsequent journey home, you will be taken to the airport. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast