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Ashanti Culture And Crafts Tour – 2 Days Tour

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Duration

2 days 1 night

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Visit the capital of the famed Ashanti Kingdom of Gold in Kumasi, the Ashanti King still settles disputes at Manhyia Palace. See the legendary Okomfo Anokye Sword and tour craft villages specializing in woodworking and fabrics.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 3 Craft villages of Ahwiaa, Ntonso and Bonwire
  • Manhyia Palace Museum
  • Kumasi Central Market

Itinerary

Day 1: Accra / Kumasi
Day 1: Accra / Kumasi

Highlights:

Manhyia Palace Museum
Kumasi Central Market

 In the morning, depart Accra to Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom. Kumasi was founded in 1695 by the Asantehene (King) Osei Tutu. Palaces, forts, museums and churches provide a distinct backdrop for important festivals and ceremonies which are still of high importance to the people of Ashanti.

Visit the Manhyia Palace and Museum where you will learn the history of the Ashantis. The Ashanti forms the biggest population group in Ghana. For centuries they were the rulers in this region because of their well-organized society. At Manhyia Palace, disputes are still settled in accordance with centuries-old customs where the King has the final word.

Continue to Kumasi Central Market, the largest open market in West Africa where more than 10,000 vendors sell their wares, from food to herbs, to beauty products and crafts.

Return to hotel.

Hotel - *3star

Day 2: Kumasi / Accra
Day 2: Kumasi / Accra

Highlights:

The 3 Craft villages of Ahwiaa, Ntonso and Bonwire

 After breakfast, visit Ashanti craft villages starting with the woodcarving village of Ahwiaa, known for the talented craftsmen who fashion royal stools, walking sticks and fertility dolls.

Our second village is Ntonso, where artisans’ hand-stamp patterns on cotton cloth to make Adinkra textiles that are worn for funerals and other solemn occasions.

Finally, we visit Bonwire, where the famous Kente cloth is handmade on looms in a time-honoured tradition passed down through generations.

Return to Accra

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • • Meals indicated
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide

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