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Explore Ghana & Cote D’Ivoire – 10 Days

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Duration

10 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Embark on an unforgettable journey as you explore the captivating landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire. Your adventure begins in Accra, the vibrant capital of Ghana, where you’ll discover a harmonious blend of modernity and tradition.

To begin with, immerse yourself in the bustling streets of Accra. Transitioning to the surrounding areas, explore Ghana’s intriguing history by visiting various historical sites that bear witness to the nation’s past.

As you enter the Cape Coast castles, pivotal in the transatlantic slave trade, stories of resilience and struggle unfold, evoking empathy and reflection.

In stark contrast, your journey continues to the serene Aburi Botanical Gardens. Transitioning to Cote D’Ivoire, you’ll be captivated by the vibrant city of Abidjan. Marvel at the soaring skyscrapers that dominate the skyline, symbolizing the country’s rapid growth and development.

As you continue your journey, take time to explore the bustling markets of Cote D’Ivoire. Here, the lively atmosphere and colorful displays of local crafts and textiles provide a feast for the senses. However, no visit to Cote D’Ivoire would truly be complete without a trip to Yamoussoukro, the country’s political capital.

Also, admire the grandeur of the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, a lovely architectural masterpiece that rivals St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Transitioning between these enchanting destinations, you’ll  immersed in a tapestry of diverse landscapes, captivating history, and warm hospitality.

Each step of your journey offers a unique perspective, allowing you to forge connections with the vibrant cultures and people that make Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire so special.

Highlights

  • The Independence/Black Square
  • The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  • Manhyia Palace Museum
  • Prempeh Jubilee Museum
  • The 3 Craft villages of Ahwiaa, Ntonso and Adanwomase
  • Assin Manso Slave River Site
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Kakum National Park
  • Iniassue Fetish Dance
  • Visit the King of Niable
  • Lake of Fish
  • Cathedral Notre Dame de la Paix
  • The Sacred crocodile
  • The Governor “Binger” Palace
  • Ariane Monument

Day 1: Accra

Our expert cultural tour guide will be waiting to welcome you when you land at Kotoka International Airport, provide help, and take you in our private air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel. After you have checked in, your guide will inform you on what to expect during your time in Ghana. We may do various things today, depending on your preferences and time of arrival. Hotel: Overnight at Accra City Hotel.

Day 2: Accra / Kumasi

After breakfast, travel to Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom of Gold. While traveling, we stopped by the Mampong Center for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine. The Center conducts studies on the use of herbal remedies to treat a variety of diseases. Moving forward, we arrive in Kumasi in the early afternoon. When you arrive in Kumasi, head visit Manhyia Palace, which served as the official residence of the Ashanti Kings (Asantehene) until 1974 and is now a museum showcasing precious artifacts of the Ashanti Kingdom. Visit the neighboring Okomfo Anokye Sword, which marks the spot where the Golden Stool "descended from the skies" and is an important Ashanti symbol of unification. It has been there for 300 years. The Ashanti Kingdom would supposedly crumble if the sword were ever taken away, according to legend. Overnight at Golden Bean Hotel Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Kumasi

Visit the Ashanti craft villages after breakfast. The Woodcarving village of Ahwiaa is well-known for its skilled carvers who manufacture Royal Stools, walking sticks, and fertility dolls from wood. Here, you may buy hand-carved goods of all kinds. the community of Ntonso, where craftsmen hand-stamp designs onto cotton fabric to create Adinkra textiles. Learn how the Black Dye is manufactured in the village from tree bark and make your own Adinkra sash to take home. Black-on-Black and Black-on-Red Adinkra cloth are worn for funerals and other solemn occasions. Our final settlement will be Adanwomase, where the Famous Kente Cloth is created on looms in a time-honored technique passed down through generations. You may buy enormous pieces of the Adinkra Cloth made in the village. You can watch the Kente Weavers as they produce several varieties of Kente Cloth and purchase some of it. You are welcome to attend the Kumasi Central Market this evening. It is the biggest outdoor market in West Africa and is home to over 10,000 traders. Everything from food to clothing to cosmetics and handcrafted goods may be found here. Overnight at Golden Bean Hotel Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Kumasi / Cape Coast

You will stop at Assin Manso on your way to the Central Region of Ghana today. This is where two former slaves from the United States and Jamaica were re-interred. Take a trip to the "Slave River," where captured Africans were cleaned before being housed in slave castles until they were sent to the Americas and Caribbean. When you get to Cape Coast, take a tour of the museum and castle there. Africans were taken to the Americas as slaves from Cape Coast Castle, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous "Door of No Return" is located in the Castle. Take a tour of the historic village of Elmina this evening. View the colorful fishing canoes in the harbor as they prepare to head out to sea for another night of fishing. The photographers have a picture-perfect chance here. Overnight at Coconut Grove Beach Resort Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Cape Coast / Accra

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 observe birds, butterflies, and perhaps even over 40 different species of mammals, such as monkeys and the rare forest elephant. Head over 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. The famed American jazz musician Louis Armstrong's family house is in the town of Abandze, which you might visit on your way back to Accra in the afternoon. Overngiht at Accra City Hotel Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Accra / Abidjan

You will be taken to the airport for your journey to Abidjan after breakfast. Once you arrive in Abidjan, you must go through airport procedures pertaining to COVID-19. Our local representative will meet you there and help you get to the hotel. Overnight at Ibis Plateau Abidjan Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Abidjan / Abengourou

Travel by car to Abengourou in the Indenie Kingdom. Visit the Iniassue School of Fetish Women, which has a formal fetish dance, on route. After the dance, keep driving until you reach Abengourou, where you can check into your hotel. After lunch (at your own account), go to Niable, the farming community's capital. Visit the chocolate and coffee fields when you arrive. Visit the community radio station and the King of Niable. Drive back to Abengourou in the evening for dinner and to spend the night. Overnight at Hotel Le Royaume Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Abengourou / Yamoussoukro

Depart to Yamoussoukro, the nation's administrative center. Visit the little market and the fish lake En route to Bongoanou. Reach Yamoussoukro, check into your hotel, and have lunch. Visit the mosque, the High Polytechnic school, the sacred crocodiles, and the world's highest church, Notre Dame de la Paix, in the afternoon. Overnight in Yamoussoukro at Hotel President Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Yamoussoukro / Abidjan

Visit the French Colonial district, the costume museum, the craft center, the governor "Binger" palace, the first colonial governor, and the Ariane Museum, which represents the yellow fever epidemic disease during the colonial era, after breakfast. Then, travel to Abidjan and Grand Bassam, the colonial capital city. Visit the reputable market to purchase souvenirs. Drive back to Abidjan for a panoramic city tour after lunch at the seaside restaurant (on your own account). After lunch at the restaurant next to the sea (on your own account), drive back to Abidjan for a panoramic city tour. Overnight at Ibis Plateau Abidjan Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10: Abidjan / Depart

Day at leisure following breakfast. After that, a vehicle will take you to Abidjan's international airport so you can catch your next trip. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties for 5 nights
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated on the itinerary

TOUR EXCLUDES

  • Airfare to/from Africa
  • Flight from Accra to Abidjan
  • Cost of visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Meals not listed

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