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Glorious Ghana


  • Originally built by European traders, the Cape Coast Castle became a notorious  "Slave Castle"

This 8 day tour gets off the beaten track and explores Ghana a West African nation with a long history of warriors, unique art and amazing nature. West Africa is still unspoiled by mass tourism and a trip to Ghana will not disappoint. 

Arrive in Accra, Ghana’s busy capital city. You will transfer to your hotel and enjoy a welcome group and orientation session. The next day gets your group out and about exploring the highlights of the city as well as an open air craft market. 

The next day head to Cape Coast. Along the way you will visit several castles and forts, many of which played a part in Ghana’s dark history with the slave trade. Millions of Africans were held in these forts before being forcibly shipped to other countries. Also visit the Elmina Castle, which was built by the Portugeuse in 1482 and has fabulous views of the coast. 

A little inland, Ghana has some truly stunning rainforests. Spend a day at Kakum National Park and take the famous canopy walk over the forest or enjoy a 2km nature walk learning about the local flora and fauna. The next day you will head for Kumasi, the centre of the Ashanti Empire.

The Ashanti have a long history of craftsmanship in bronze and textiles and are also viewed as some of Africa’s most formidable warriors, successfully fighting back against British colonizers for two hundred years. Stops at the Manhyia Palace Museum and National Cultural Centre in Kumasi are an eye-opening experience. 

Over the next two days you will visit several craft villages and the Besease Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing traditional Ashanti architecture. Each of the homes is said to be home to a spirit. You will then return to Accra. Your final morning will be spent at the School of the Deaf for a traditional dance performance.

Return to the airport for your onward travels.


 

 

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Glorious Ghana* $2,079 $2,799

*Travel Dates: January 1 - November 30, 2022
*Please contact us for additional travel dates, pricing, single supplements, full itinerary details & terms and conditions

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 3 Nights Accra
  • 2 Nights Cape Coast
  • 2 Nights Kumasi
  • Guided tour of Accra
  • Slave Trade History Tour
  • Visits to historic forts and castles
  • Guided walks in Kakum National Park
  • Participate in KASA (Talk Time)
  • Visit Kumasi, center of the Ashanti Empire
  • Craft village visits
  • View the World Heritage Besease Shrine
  • Visit to School of the Deaf in Tema
  • Special farewell dinner
Day 1

Akwaaba - Welcome

Arrive in Accra, Ghana and after the clearance of the immigration, you are kindly requested to proceed to collect your luggage. You will be met by your guide and then transfer by coach from the airport to your hotel. Check into your hotel. Welcome drink and orientation. 

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Coconut Grove Regency Hotel

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    Coconut Grove Regency Hotel



    Coconut Grove Regency Hotel is located in the business district of Accra. It is within a 10 minute drive from the World bank office, Danish, Canadian, German, Netherlands, British and American diplomatic missions, Ghana immigration service, the National Theatre, government ministries, National theatre and the …

    Coconut Grove Regency Hotel is located in the business district of Accra. It is within a 10 minute drive from the World bank office, Danish, Canadian, German, Netherlands, British and American diplomatic missions, Ghana immigration service, the National Theatre, government ministries, National theatre and the Accra International Conference Centre.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Hall
    • Gym
    • Pool
    • Restaurant

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Day 2

Accra City Tour

After breakfast, you will be met by your guide for a city tour of Accra. You will drive through the administrative and economic districts of Accra, the capital of Ghana. This 139-year-old city has a blend of colonial and modern architecture that summarize her history. This refers us to the Christiansburg Castle in Osu, which originally belonged to the Danish before been sold to the Dutch. You will visit the W. E. B. Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture, Independence/ Black Star Square and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. Then again, continue your tour in visiting the Arts Centre where you will have an opportunity to use your bargaining skills to shop from an open-air market for artefacts from Ghana and West Africa.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Cape Coast & Elmina Castles

After breakfast, check out of hotel in Accra and depart for Cape Coast. Upon arrival embark on a tour of the infamous Forts, Castles and Slave Dungeons of Ghana. History will unfold the story of the slave trade which the impact is still felt beyond the shores of Africa today. Visit the Cape Coast Castle built by the Swedes in 1653 and was later taken over by the British. This castle also houses the West African Historical Museum established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government in 1994. Visit the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482 and is also known as St. George's Castle. This castle was the first European structure built in Sub - Saharan Africa. The colourful harbour nestled below the Elmina Castle, full of pirogues preparing to go to sea offers one of West Africa’s greatest photo opportunities.

After dinner participate in Kasa (Talk Time) - An opportunity to learn more about Ghanaian culture or simply talk to each other and share information about the experiences you are having on the tour. (This activity will be led by the tour guide).

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Day 4

Kakum National Park & Posuban Shrine

Early morning departure for a drive through the historic Denkyira Kingdom to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rain forests. Extending over 360sq km, Kakum is the home to over 40 large mammals and 400 bird species as well as many species of butterflies, flora and fauna. The most popular attraction is the Canopy walkway which is made up of seven bridges extending 330m, hanging 100 feet above the forest floor. Choose between a 2 km nature walk through this forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal values they offer or take a walk on the canopy walkway. After lunch, continue the tour to the Posuban Military Shrine where the Asafo companies, (Fanti traditional soldiers), prepare spiritually for war. These shrines are wonderful examples of how art is used in the daily lives of Ghanaians.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Elmina, Assin Manso and Kumasi

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive through the forest zone to Kumasi to the seat of the Ashanti Empire to explore the legends of the famous Ashanti’s, whose legacies are still evident today with a stop at Assin Manso, visit the site of “Donkor Nsuo”, the former Slave River and market, the final transit point for a large number of enslaved Africans. This is the final resting place for two ancestors whose mortal remains were returned from the USA and Jamaica and re-interred there.

Afterwards, continue your drive to Kumasi. Upon arrival, visit the Manhyia Palace Museum to obtain first-hand information on the legacies of the Ashanti kingdom. A regal history that dates back to 1700 is told with relics and artefacts. Enjoy a drive through the city with monuments dedicated to the memory of the great Ashanti people. End the day’s tour at the National Cultural Center which features the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and various studios of the brass makers, potters and batik makers.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Day 6

Ashanti Craft Village

This day is devoted to visiting the three famous Ashanti craft villages. After breakfast depart for
Ahwiaa, the wood carvers’ village, Ntonso, the home of Adinkra cloth, and Bonwire, the Kente weaving village. You will have an opportunity to see how African crafts are made and to buy directly from the artisans who make them.

After dinner on your own, participate in Kasa (Talk Time) - An opportunity to learn more about Ghanaian culture or simply talk to each other and share information about the experiences you are having on the tour. (This activity will be led by the tour guide).

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 7

Besease Shrine to Accra

After breakfast, check out of your hotel. En route to Accra stop on the way at Besease shrine a world heritage site. The Besease Shrine is a traditional fetish shrine, near the town of Ejisu. Each of these shrines is a home for a particular spirit, called obosom that mediates between mortals and the supreme god Nyame. Observe the unique architecture and experience the mode of ancestral worship to the ancient.

After your tour, drive to Accra and check in to our hotel. Tonight we will enjoy a special farewell dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Coconut Grove Regency Hotel

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Location View map
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    Coconut Grove Regency Hotel



    Coconut Grove Regency Hotel is located in the business district of Accra. It is within a 10 minute drive from the World bank office, Danish, Canadian, German, Netherlands, British and American diplomatic missions, Ghana immigration service, the National Theatre, government ministries, National theatre and the …

    Coconut Grove Regency Hotel is located in the business district of Accra. It is within a 10 minute drive from the World bank office, Danish, Canadian, German, Netherlands, British and American diplomatic missions, Ghana immigration service, the National Theatre, government ministries, National theatre and the Accra International Conference Centre.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Hall
    • Gym
    • Pool
    • Restaurant

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Day 8

School of the Deaf and Departure

After breakfast, check out your hotel to visit the School of the Deaf in Tema. Over here, the students have put their disability aside and keep the African traditional cultural performances alive. Take part in this African art which is a part of the Ghanaian culture and see how these unique students express themselves through this art, music, cultural dancing and painting. During your visits you can also have the opportunity to learn about sign language or play football or other forms of interaction with the students. After lunch on your own, Transfer to airport for check-in and final departure back home.

Meal Plan Breakfast

DEPARTURES: 

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Return Airport Transfers
  • 7 Nights moderate class accommodation
  • Daily breakfast (x7)
  • Farewell dinner in Accra
  • Private guided touring as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • All International & domestic airfares
  • Personal Items
  • Meals unless listed in the itinerary
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Early check-in and late check-out of rooms
  • Travel insurance

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Minimum of 10 paying passengers must travel together for duration of tour. All prices are “from” per person costs and subject to change depending on dates and availability. Blackout periods are in effect (please enquire)


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