Explore Ashanti Culture & Craft, 3 Days


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 72 hours

Departs: Accra, Accra

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Get captivated by the legendary history and extraordinary culture of the Ashanti Kingdom on this introductory tour to Kumasi- Ghana’s second largest city. This region is well noted for the expertise in a variety of specialized crafts. Get immersed in the ancient craft of weaving the boldly colored fabrics of Kente and Adinkra which are deeply intertwined in the Ashanti history. Visit the studios of indigenous brass-makers, potters and batik-makers.
Your tour will be incomplete without a visit to the cradle of the exquisite cultures of the Ashantis- the Manhyia Palace, former residence of Ashanti Kings. Observe the orderly chaos of Kejetia Market - one of the largest open air markets in West Africa.
No tour of Ghana is complete without sampling some of Ghana’s most popular traditional dishes such as Omotuo made of rice and peanut butter soup, a much tastier experience than the name conveys.
Enjoy a short boat ride on Lake Bosumtwe, Ghana’s largest natural freshwater lake.


What's Included

• Bottled water per person per day

• Experienced cultural tour guide

• Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties

• Meals (Breakfast daily)

• Meeting and assistance

• Transportation in private vehicle

What's Not Included

• Gratuity for driver and guide

• Meals not listed

• Personal expenses

• Travel insurance

• Visas and Round-trip international Flights


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 8
  • YOUTH: Age: 9 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 35
  • SENIOR: Age: 61 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Working with Hotels that are strictly adhering to the Health Protocols
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Okomfo Anokye Sword Site
DAY 1: ACCRA-KUMASI

Highlights:
• Manhyia Palace Museum
• Okomfo Anokye Sword Site

Early morning, begin a scenic drive to Kumasi, the seat of the Ashanti Empire to explore the legends of the famous Ashantis, whose legacies are still evident today. Founded in 1695 by the Asantehene (King) Osei Tutu, Kumasi showcase palaces, forts, museums and churches which provide a distinct backdrop for important festivals and ceremonies which are still of high importance to the people

Kumasi may surprise you, being the most dynamic marketplace in West African and the second largest city in Ghana with a population of almost three million.
We visit Manhyia Palace, official residence of Ashanti Kings (Asantehene) until 1974, now a museum containing treasured items relating to the Ashanti Kingdom. The Ashanti forms the biggest population group in Ghana. For centuries they were the rulers in this region because of their well-organized society. At Manhyia Palace, disputes are still settled in accordance with centuries-old customs where the King has the final word.
We shall visit the nearby Okomfo Anokye Sword site, an important symbol of Ashanti unity that marks the spot where the Golden Stool “descended from the sky” and has been in place for 300 years. Legend says the Ashanti Kingdom would collapse should the sword ever be removed.

Time permitting; continue to Kumasi Central Market, the largest open market in West Africa where more than 10,000 vendors sell their wares, from food to herbs, to beauty products and crafts.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Kumasi
DAY 2: KUMASI-3 CRAFT VILLAGES

This morning, we visit the three Ashanti craft villages of the surrounding lush countryside which is a sharp contrast of the modern-day Kumasi city.

Adanwomase will be our first craft village where we’ll see how the famous Kente Cloth is handmade on looms in a time-honored tradition passed down through generations. See the Kente styles and the opportunity to make purchases.

We continue to the village of Ntonso where Artisans hand-stamp patterns on Cotton cloth to make Adinkra Textiles. Black-on-Black and Black-on-Red Adinkra Cloth is worn for funerals and other solemn occasions; learn how the Black Dye is made in the village from the bark of trees and create your own Adinkra sash to take home. You may also purchase large pieces of the Adinkra Cloth handmade in the village.

Our final village will be the Woodcarving Village of Ahwiaa, known for the talented craftsmen who fashion Royal stools, walking sticks and Fertility Dolls from wood; with the opportunity to purchase hand carved items of all kinds.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Prempeh II Museum
DAY 3: KUMASI-LAKE BOSOMTWE-ACCRA

Highlights:
• National Cultural Centre- Prempeh II Jubilee Museum
• Lake Bosomtwe

Today, we depart for Accra with a few stops at points of interests.
We will visit the National Cultural Centre which features the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and various studios of brass makers, potters and batik makers.

Enroute, we shall visit Lake Bosomtwe, the largest body of fresh water in Ghana. You will be delighted with the peace and serenity of the Lake. A walk on the banks provides the opportunity to meet and interact with the local fishing folks giving an insight into their way of life. After lunch (on your own), enjoy a 30 minutes boat ride to explore the picturesque view of the Lake.

Continue to Accra, arriving early evening and check in to your hotel/residence or to the airport for your onward flight.
Meal (s) Included: Breakfast

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included






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