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10 Days 9 Nights Best Of Ghana

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Experience the beautiful country from its southern coast to the savannah grassland to the north and back to the tropical forest region. Witness at first hand the proverbial Ghanaian hospitality as you interact with locals. Visit to museums, the largest man-made lake, rustic villages and many more


Arrive at Accra airport.
Meet, assisted and transferred to your hotel.
Evening: Meet Tailors and dressmakers featuring casual wear and formal garments made
from local fabric and textile will visit your hotel. You may purchase ready-made clothes or place an order for a custom-made outfit. Hair braiders will also be available to showcase a wide range of hairstyles.
Welcome dinner in your hotel
Overnight: Hotel in Accra

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum           Jamestown Light house

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast
Depart for a full day city tour of Accra visiting the National Museum of History and Ethnography. This museum houses a varied collection of Ghanaian artifacts. Continue to the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre for Pan Africanism, it is a Pan African Center for culture and it also has a research library and gallery full of manuscripts, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Park, the Museum of Science and Technology, the Makola Market, the Artists Alliance Gallery with over three floors of art, sculpture, carvings and artifacts is a gem of a gallery full to the brim with artistic expression.
Lunch at a local restaurant
Continue to Old Accra which was divided into Dutch and British Accra as a result of the two European nations operating from different locations within the same township of a little under 1 sq. kilometer. You will drive past Fort Crêvecoeur (Ussher Fort) built by the Dutch in 1652, James Fort built by the British in 1662, Old Accra Square and the Post Office, the old light House built by the British to guide commercial ships into the Accra Harbour.
Drive past the Independence Arch and the Black Star Square-Accra's ceremonial grounds to visit the National Centre for Arts and Crafts. View from a distance, the Christiansborg Castle, the former office of the President of Ghana.
Dinner at Hotel
Overnight: Hotel in Accra

                      Cedi Beads                                  Boat Ride On Volta River

Breakfast and Hotel check-out
Depart Accra to Akosombo. Visit Beads Factory to participate in the intriguing bead making process. Try your hands on century’s old process of bead making from start to finish using local materials like crushed glass, sand and stones in making variety of beads. Learn, and discover the art of bead making.
Lunch
Join a motorized mini boat for an idyllic cruise on the Volta River to the hydro plant site, past picturesque hamlets and villages huddling on the banks of this great river which traverses all of Ghana.
Return to Accra
Overnight: Hotel in Accra


Courtesy Call on the Chief & Elders

Breakfast and hotel check out
Depart to Kumasi drive past several scenic villages and charming towns and through the forests. Stop en route at a village, a typical Cocoa farming community, to pay a courtesy call on the Chief and his elders. This would provide a unique opportunity to see traditional cultural performance and to meet and interact with the Chief and his People. Learn more about village life in Ghana and share experiences.
Lunch
Continue after lunch to Kumasi, the hub of the Ashanti ancient kingdom.
Arrive by late afternoon and check into your hotel.
Dinner
Overnight: Hotel in Kumasi
Dinner
Overnight: Hotel in Kumasi

Manhyia Palace

Breakfast
After breakfast, depart for city tour of Kumasi visiting the Manhyia Palace and the Palace Museum which provides a good insight into Ashanti culture and traditions, and the history of the Ashanti Kingdom which is over 300 years old. It provides a good glimpse into the powerful ancient Ashanti Empire and its past kings. See the National Cultural Centre, Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, the Okomfo Anokye Sword and the Kumasi Central Market – the largest open-air market in West Africa.
Lunch at a local restaurant
Continue after lunch on a
Rest of day is free to relax and enjoy a sundown drink.
Dinner
Overnight: Golden Tulip Kumasi

Ntonsu (Adinkra Village)                  Adanwomase (Kente Village)


Breakfast and hotel check out
Depart after breakfast to visit a few Ashanti crafts villages including, Ahwiaa – the woodcarver’s village specializing in woodcarving such as the Ashanti stools, fertility dolls and walking sticks and Ntonso - noted for its indigenous artisans whose expertise lie in Adinkra textile printing using traditional symbols that express the spiritual, moral, political and socio-cultural philosophies of the Akan people. In the Ntonso Adinkra village you will be able to try your hand at creating your own designs. From here we will visit Visit Adanwomase well known for the traditional Kente cloth weaving. Observe weavers exhibit their skills in producing the clothes adorned some of which are a preserve for the Ashanti Kings.
Lunch
Continue after lunch to Elmina. Drive passing through several Cocoa and Oil Palm plantations in the
forest belt to the coast.
Arrive and check-in to your hotel
Dinner
Overnight: Hotel in Elmina

Breakfast
Visit the Kakum National Park. Take a morning walk on the Kuntan Trail with its countless trees of medicinal properties. Experience the Canopy Walk suspended 100 feet from the ground for a panoramic view of the flora and fauna of one of the remaining vestiges of the rain forest.
Continue to visit the Cape Coast Castle which was originally started by the Swedes in 1652. It served as the headquarters and seat of the British colonial government until 1877. Go on a comprehensive tour of the Castle, the slave dungeons and the West African Heritage Museum, and the negotiation hall where our ancestors were bargained for and sold. Participate in a re-enactment of the Slave Trade at the Cape Coast Castle in solemn homage to our ancestors.
Drive through the Cape Coast Township with its narrow streets modeled on the Yorkshire districts of England.
Lunch
Rest of day is free to relax at the Hotel beach front
Overnight: Hotel in Elmina

Elmina Slave Dungeons

Breakfast
After breakfast visit the Elmina Slave Castle for a comprehensive guided tour of the living quarters of the slaves and their “masters.” The first and oldest European structure built of any substance on African soil; the castle was built by the Portuguese in1482 and later used as an auction market. See the slave dungeons and condemn cells where enslaved Africans who attempted to escape were incarcerated. View its utterly distinct architecture. Pay a solemn Homage to our ancestors.
Lunch
After lunch participate in a traditional Ghanaian naming ceremony. Participants will be given Ghanaian names with attributes. It would be interesting to compare your given attributes with who you are today.
Dinner at hotel
Overnight: Hotel in Elmina

Breakfast and Hotel Check-out
Return to Accra, where you will spend the remainder of the day at leisure or depart for a visit to Ghana’s unique shopping destinations. Visit the Wild Gecko, or one of the new shopping malls for a shopping spree! For those who would prefer to relax, spend the day by the swimming pool soaking up the African sun.
Explore nightlife in the city
Dinner
Overnight: Hotel in Accra


Breakfast
Check out at 12:00noon.
Transfer to airport for departure B


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