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Historic Castles, 1 Day

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Historic Castles, 1 Day


Day 1: Cape Coast

Depart after breakfast to Cape Coast in the Central Region, passing through some of the principal streets of Accra. Sightseeing of the western part of the capital, Kaneshie, Odorkor, and Kasua, where there is a large market.

Continue to Mankesem, a famous settlement of one of Ghana’s Akan tribes. Next is Sultpond, the home of Ghana’s political history, and Anomabo the home of the famous Jazz musician, Louis Armstrong.

Arrive at Cape Coast Castle, which was the seat of the British Colonial administration until 1877 when the capital was moved to Accra. This Historic Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Arrive at Elmina Castle. Built in 1482, and is said to be the oldest European built structure outside of Europe, and is also known as St Georges Castle. The castle was used during the Anglo Dutch War of 1664-1666 by Admiral de Ruyter, commander of the Dutch fleet. The harbor next to Elmina Castle has numerous pirogues preparing to go to sea and offers one of West Africa’s greatest photo opportunities. Elmina Castle is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Depart Elmina castle for a drive through the township of Elmina where you may visit to the European cemetery.

Return to Accra.

 

TOUR INCLUDES

• Transportation in private vehicle
• Experienced tour guide
• Admission to  listed sites and events

 

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

• Cost of visas
• Meals not listed
• Travel Insurance
• Gratuity to driver and guide