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Explore Ghana & Cote D’Ivoire – 10 Days

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Duration

10 days 9 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Explore Accra and the surrounding areas including various historical sites, Cape Coast castles, and the Aburi Botanical Gardens. Then head to Cote D’Ivoire where you will visit Abidjan and Yamoussoukro!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Independence/Black Square
  • The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  • Jamestown Fishing Community
  • 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

Itinerary

Day 1: Accra
Day 1: Accra

On arrival at Kotoka International Airport, our expert cultural tour guide will meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel in our private air-conditioned vehicle. Once you’ve checked in, your guide will brief you on what to expect during your stay here in Ghana. Other activities today will depend on your arrival time and preference.


***This largely depends on your arrival time in Accra : 

You may tour the beautiful and vast campus of the University of Ghana, Legon in our private air-conditioned vehicle. Afterward, check in at your hotel and have a brief orientation with your guide on what to expect during your stay here in Ghana. 

Hotel: Best Western Plus Accra Beach Hotel

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

After breakfast, travel to Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom of Gold. En route, make a stop at Mampong Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine. The Centre conducts research in the use of plant medicine in the treatment of various ailments. We continue to Kumasi, arriving early afternoon. On arrival in Kumasi, you will visit Manhyia Palace, the official residence of Ashanti Kings (Asantehene) until 1974, now a museum containing treasured items relating to the Ashanti Kingdom.

Visit the nearby Okomfo Anokye Sword, an important symbol of Ashanti unity that marks the spot where the Golden Stool “descended from the sky” and has been in place for 300 years. Legend says the Ashanti Kingdom would collapse should the sword ever be removed.

Overnight at Noda Hotel
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Kumasi
Day 3: Kumasi

After breakfast, visit the Ashanti craft villages: · The Woodcarving village of Ahwiaa, known for the talented craftsmen who fashion Royal Stools, walking sticks and Fertility Dolls from wood; with the opportunity to purchase hand carved items of all kinds.

The village of Ntonso where the Artisans hand-stamp patterns on Cotton cloth to make Adinkra textiles. Black-on-Black and Black-on-Red Adinkra cloth is worn for funerals and other solemn occasions; learn how the Black Dye is made in the village from the bark of trees and creates your own Adinkra sash to take home. You may purchase large pieces of the Adinkra Cloth handmade in the village. · Our final village will be Adanwomase, where the Famous Kente Cloth is handmade on looms in a time-honored tradition passed down through generations.

See the Kente Weavers in the process of creating Kente Cloth in various styles and have the opportunity of making purchases. This evening, you may visit the Kumasi Central Market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, where more than 10,000 vendors sell their wares. Here you will find just about everything food, fabric, beauty products and handmade crafts.

Overnight at Noda Hotel
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Kumasi / Cape Coast
Day 4: Kumasi / Cape Coast

Today you travel to Ghana’s Central Region; En route, you will stop at Assin Manso, the burial site of two former slaves from the U.S and Jamaica whose remains were re-interred here. Visit the “Slave River” where captured Africans were washed before being confined in the Slave Castles to await shipment to the Americas and Caribbean.
Arrive in Cape Coast and visit Cape Coast Castle and Museum for a guided tour.

Cape Coast Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was one of the departure points for Africans being sent to slavery in the Americas. The Castle is home to the infamous “Door of No Return”. This evening, go on a guided tour through the ancient town of Elmina. At the harbour, view the colourful fishing canoes getting ready to go sea for another night’s task of fishing. This is a picture perfect opportunity for the photographers.

Overnight at Coconut Grove Beach Resort
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Cape Coast / Accra
Day 5: Cape Coast / Accra

After breakfast, visit Kakum National Park. Kakum is one of Ghana’s most famous parks. Take a brief walking tour on the forest floor; see birds, butterflies and perhaps catch a glimpse of the forests of over 40 species of mammals including monkeys and the reclusive forest elephant. Proceed to the canopy walk. Kakum is home to Africa’s only aerial walkway through the tree canopy, a 1000-foot-long and seven-bridge walkway with viewing platforms that reach heights of over 150 feet above the ground.

In the afternoon, return to Accra; En-route visits the village of Abandze, the ancestral home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American Jazz Musician.

Overngiht at Urbano Hotel
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Accra / Abidjan
Day 6: Accra / Abidjan

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Abidjan. Arrive in Abidjan, complete COVID-19 related formalities at the airport.

You will be met by our local representative who will assist and transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight at Ibis Plateau Abidjan
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Abidjan / Abengourou
Day 7: Abidjan / Abengourou

Drive to Abengourou in the Kingdom of the Indenie. On the way, visit the school of fetish women of Iniassue with an organized fetish dance. Continue driving after the dance and get to Abengourou and check into your hotel. After lunch (on your own account), drive to Niable, the city of the farmers. At arrival, visit the fields of cocoa and coffee.

Visit the King of Niable and the local radio station. In the evening, drive back to Abengourou for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight at Hotel Le Royaume
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Abengourou / Yamoussoukro
Day 8: Abengourou / Yamoussoukro

Depart to Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital city. Stop on the way to Bongoanou to visit the small market and the lake of fish. Arrive Yamoussoukro, check in hotel and lunch. In the afternoon, visit the cathedral Notre Dame de la Paix (the highest in the world), the sacred crocodiles, the mosque, the High Polytechnic school.
Overnight in Yamoussoukro at Hotel President
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Yamoussoukro / Abidjan
Day 9: Yamoussoukro / Abidjan

After breakfast, proceed to Abidjan then to Grand Bassam, the colonial capital city then visit the French Colonial district, the costume museum; the craft center, the governor “Binger” palace, first colonial governor, the Ariane Monument symbolizing yellow fever epidemic disease at the colonial period. Visit the reputed market for souvenirs shopping.

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 10: Abidjan / Depart

After breakfast, day at leisure. Afterwards, you will be transferred to the international airport of Abidjan for your onward flight. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Included/Excluded

  • 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
  • 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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