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Historic Egypt & Ghana Tour, 12 Days

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Duration

12

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Historic Egypt & Ghana Tour

Explore the well-known historical sites in Ghana and Egypt. Visit Giza’s Great Pyramids, Cairo’s Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and Alexandria’s old city. In Ghana, see the historic Ashanti Kingdom and the slave castles of Cape Coast.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nile Cruise
  • Giza Pyramids
  • Memphis and Saqqara
  • Cairo Museum
  • Library of Alexandria
  • Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  • James Town
  • Kumasi Central Market
  • Cape Coast Castle

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo
Day 1: Arrive in Cairo

In Egypt, you will be warmly welcomed. We'll pick you up at the airport and drive you to your lodging. Take a Nile Cruise in the evening, which includes an Egyptian buffet dinner and live entertainment.

After the cruise, we go back to the hotel. 

Meal(s) Included: Dinner

Hotel: Sonesta Hotel Cairo

Day 2: Cairo
Day 2: Cairo

After breakfast, we'll depart for a full-day tour to Saqqara, Memphis, and the Giza Pyramids. Visit the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the oldest and biggest pyramid in existence and the only remaining example of the ancient world's first seven wonders. Travel to Memphis, Egypt's old capital, where Khufu's forefathers Cheops and Chephren lived and erected pyramids near Khufu's. Visit the Manial Palace and Mit Rahina, the area where the pyramid builders lived. Visit the Zoser step pyramid at Saqqara.

We return to the hotel after lunch so you may relax or participate in other fascinating activities for the rest of the day.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, & Dinner

Overnight at Sonesta Hotel Cairo or Similar

Day 3: Cairo
Day 3: Cairo

We'll learn about the rich history of Cairo today, which is reflected in every aspect of the city. Visit the Cairo Museum and Khan el-Khalili to learn about this historic city's treasures. The Museum has the most significant antiquities collection in the world, including the enormous treasures that Howard Carter found in King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922.

Explore the Salah al-Deen Castle and Mohamed Ali Mosque after lunch before visiting Khan El Kalili Bazar, the oldest market in Africa, which is teeming with hundreds of vendors selling anything from locks to apparel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, & Dinner

Overnight at Sonesta Hotel Cairo or Similar

Day 4: Cairo/ Alexandria/ Cairo
Day 4: Cairo/ Alexandria/ Cairo

After a good night's sleep and a hearty breakfast, we drive three hours from Cairo to Alexandria, which was once one of the most significant cities in history. Pompey's Pillar, a 60-foot column that was formerly topped with a bronze statue of Pompey, and the Library of Alexandria, which Cleopatra constructed and contains a 120-foot vault, are both examples of this. While strolling along the shoreline, you'll also pass through the Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, a collection of tombs, statues, and other treasures erected by the Hellenistic and Roman theaters.

Our landing in Cairo in the early evening symbolizes our return.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, & Dinner

Overnight at Sonesta Hotel or Similar

Day 5: Cairo/ Accra, Ghana
Day 5: Cairo/ Accra, Ghana

Early afternoon flight from Cairo to Accra, Ghana.

You will be cordially welcomed in Accra once you have cleared immigration and customs. Our cultural tour guide will pick you up and take you to your Accra hotel in a private A/C vehicle. Check into your hotel, unwind, and decide what you want to do today. You will receive a brief overview of what to anticipate during your trip to Ghana from your guide.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Accra City Hotel or Similar

Day 6: Accra
Day 6: Accra

The dawning of today will provide you with a whole new experience. After breakfast at the hotel, we'll have a scenic drive around Accra's commercial and administrative areas, stopping at the following locations:


The W.E.B. Du Bois Center was founded to honor the lives of well-known Pan-Africanists who chose to live and work in Ghana. Within the Center for Pan-African Thought, there is a conference room, a memorial/museum detailing Du Bois' life, and a museum highlighting Ghana's contribution to Pan-Africanism.At 1961, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah kindled the African Liberation Flame in Independence Square, which we will visit. The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, with its lovely grounds and museum, is a great site to learn about Ghana's first president. Additionally, it serves as the last resting place for late President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, who was previously laid to rest in Guinea and Nkroful, the town where he was born.

The highlight of our trip is Jamestown Community, the oldest settlement in Accra. With history around every turn, it is the most historic area.The first of its lights was built in 1875 by the British and gave navigational help to commercial ships travelling across the Gulf of Guinea. The original structure was dismantled, but in 1921, a brand-new, improved lighthouse was constructed.
The "Brazil House," famed for its Afro-Brazilian roots, is open to visitors. This ancient mansion, completed 100 years after the foundation was laid in 1638, is now a museum displaying remnants from the long-distance migration of Africans from Brazil and Portugal to Ghana. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Accra City Hotel or Similar

Day 7: Accra - Kumasi
Day 7: Accra - Kumasi

We check out of the hotel after a big breakfast and go to Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom. En route, enjoy a scenic drive over the cooler Aburi Mountains and stop by Tetteh Quarshie Farm, Ghana's most famous cocoa farm. You will learn about the harvesting and processing of cocoa beans into chocolate.

We continue to Kumasi, arriving late in the afternoon. Visit the Kumasi Fort, the site of Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa's Ashanti Rebellion against British rule. The best-preserved weaponry from the revolt, as well as other artifacts such as peculiar Ghanaian stamps, are spread across the grounds.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Noda Hotel or Similar

Day 8: Kumasi
Day 8: Kumasi

After a well-earned rest and breakfast, you will see the Kejetia Market, the Prempeh Jubilee Museum, and some of their artisan communities to discover more about this historic Kingdom.


The quantity of fresh fish, distinctive African fabric for making custom clothing, cosmetic products, cuisine, jewelry, and handcrafted crafts at Kejetia market, one of Africa's most important commercial hubs, draws vendors from all across Ghana.
We go on to the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, where you can find out more about the Ashanti Kingdom's history and culture and see a replica of the mythical Golden Stool, the spiritual symbol of the Ashanti People that is supposed to have fallen from the sky. A presentation of local folklore allows you to go and learn about local crafts.
After lunch, we visit the Ashanti artisan communities. It is possible to experience the sights, sounds, and rhythms of each distinct hamlet in traditional Ghana. The tour includes stops at the Ahwiaa woodcarving village to see royal stools and fertility dolls, the Ntonso village to see Adinkra fabrics for funerals and other solemn occasions, and the Adanwomase village to see their handcrafted exquisite Kente cloth woven on traditional looms, which have earned them international acclaim. Each object conveys a narrative unique to this hamlet and reflects a tradition passed down through the generations. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Noda Hotel or Similar

Day 9: Kumasi - Elmina
Day 9: Kumasi - Elmina

We'll head to Cape Coast after a filling breakfast. The graves of two former slaves from the United States and Jamaica, whose ashes were re-interred at Ghana's inaugural Emancipation Day ceremony in August 1998, will be visited during our stop along the route. You may see the "slave river," where slaves from Africa were washed before being held captive in castles until they were sent to the Americas and the Caribbean.

Arrive at Cape Coast early in the afternoon, move to the hotel, and settle in before enjoying a free evening.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at The Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Similar

Day 10: Elmina & Cape Coast
Day 10: Elmina & Cape Coast

Visit Elmina Castle this morning after breakfast. It was established in 1482 by the Portuguese and was once known as Fort So Jorge de Mina. Currently, it may be found in Elmina, a town in Ghana. Along with Cape Coast Castle, it was formerly a significant commerce center for Africa. One of the main historical sites on your agenda is Elmina Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You can reach the Cape Coast Castle, which is perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, after a brief drive. The Smithsonian Institution and the Ghanaian government built the West African Historical Museum in the Castle. The Castle, now being restored as an important UNESCO World Heritage site, served as a key link in the transatlantic slave trade and was once the hub of human trading in West Africa. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at The Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Similar

Day 11: Elmina - Kakum
Day 11: Elmina - Kakum

You'll travel to Ghana's Kakum National Park after breakfast. There is a well-known rainforest canopy hike in Africa. This canopy walkway, which you won't soon forget, will be one of the highlights of your trip to Ghana. Take a minute to take a deep breath as you cross the hanging bridge and take in the amazing vistas that span miles of the rainforest.

A 2-hour cooking session that features some of the delectable local cuisine will round off your lovely trip to Ghana. You'll learn how to make some of Ghana's most popular meals in our culinary workshops and get to try some of them. You'll learn how to make fufu, groundnut soup, and palava sauce the traditional manner. 

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at The Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Similar

Day 12: Elmina - Accra - Depart
Day 12: Elmina - Accra - Depart

After a leisurely breakfast, we check out and drive to Accra. We'll stop at the West Hills Mall for a snack or lunch (at your expense) and some window shopping on the way.

When we return to Accra, we'll visit the Osu Oxford Street market for a few last-minute souvenirs before dining at a specified restaurant.
You will be driven to the airport this evening so that you may join your next trip.

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 tour guide
  • Meals indicated (Breakfast daily and 11 Dinners)
  • Bottled water while on tour
  • Admission to the listed sites
  • Cost of Visas
  • International Flights to/from Africa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Meals not listed
  • Personal expenses
  • Regional flights(Cairo-Accra)

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