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Ghana 8 Days Special

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Duration

8 days 7 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

2 people

Languages

English

Overview

Ghana 8 Days Special.

Join us on this 8 Day Special Tour of Ghana. Highlights include a tour of W.E.B Dubois Centre, Independence Square, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Jamestown Fishing Community, all in Accra. We continue the tour with a visit to Kumasi and Cape Coast, all in this 8 days Ghana special tour.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • W.E.B Dubois Centre
  • The Independence / Black Square
  • The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  • Jamestown Fishing Community-The Lighthouse & the Brazil House
  • Manhyia Palace Museum
  • Okomfo Anokye Sword Site
  • 3 craft villages of Ahwiaa, Ntonso and Bonwire
  • Kumasi Central Market
  • Assin Manso Slave River
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Kakum National Park
  • Elmina Castle

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Accra
Day 1: Arrival in Accra

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: Urbano Hotel

Day 2: Accra
Day 2: Accra

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.

Jamestown Community, one of Accra's most historic neighborhoods where history is present around every corner, is where our tour of the day comes to a conclusion. The British built the first of its lighthouses in 1875, which served as a navigational aid for commerce ships passing through the Gulf of Guinea. The original building was destroyed, but a new, larger lighthouse that was finished in 1921 is still in use today.

Visit "Brazil House" to find out more about the seven Afro-Brazilian families that came back to Ghana in 1836 and settled there. In this region of Accra, there are many people with common Brazilian/Portuguese last names as De Souza, Palmares, Azumah, Amorin, Da Costa, Santos, De Medeiros, and Olympio.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Urbano Hotel

Day 3: Accra - Kumasi
Day 3: Accra - Kumasi

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: Noda Hotel

Day 4: Kumasi - Craft Village
Day 4: Kumasi - Craft Village

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: Noda Hotel

Day 5: Kumasi - Assin Manso - Elmina
Day 5: Kumasi - Assin Manso - Elmina

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

Day 6: Elmina - Kakum - Elmina
Day 6: Elmina - Kakum - Elmina

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

Day 7: Elmina - Accra
Day 7: Elmina - Accra

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: Urbano Hotel

Day 8: Accra
Day 8: Accra

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

Included/Excluded

  • 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
  • Visas and International Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Meals not listed
  • Personal expenses

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