Ghana Adventure , History , Cultural And Heritage Tour

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Departs: Accra, Accra

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Start and end in Accra! With the In-depth Cultural tour Introducing Ghana – 8 Days, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Accra, Ghana and other destinations in Ghana. Introducing Ghana – 8 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

With a successful Year of Return campaign 2019, 2020 has been earmarked as the Beyond the Return and as such an Emancipation Tour would be a great idea to visit Ghana. Explore the rich cultures of Ghana, the buzzling city life, and the various historical sites noted for the transatlantic slave trade.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

What's Not Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 14
  • YOUTH: Age: 15 - 25
  • ADULT: Age: 26 - 49
  • SENIOR: Age: 50 - 89

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Ghana had never the issue with Ebola even though there is a low risk of Malaria. We recommend you to use local anti-malaria medication for prevention available in every pharmacy. Do not forget to take repellent against mosquitoes with you.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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.

What To Expect

Upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport, proceed through immigrations, claim luggage and clear Custom procedures, exit and meet our expert cultural tour guide for your transfer to your hotel in Accra.
This is the start of what will be an amazing journey that will live with you forever.
Upon arrival at the hotel and you have completed check in, our expert cultural guide who will be accompanying you for the duration of your tour, will offer you Akwaaba (welcome) and brief you on the exciting activities that await you here in Ghana
The rest of the day is yours to refresh and recharge.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

W.E.B. DuBois Center
Experience the bustling city of Accra today which is a blend of modern buildings and old structures that existed during the colonial times. This 120-year-old old city has a number of historical things to offer you as you set off after a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, passing through the economic and administrative districts.

The first place of visit will be the W.E.B DuBois Centre honoring the life of the prominent Pan-Africanist who chose to live and work in Ghana. We continue to the Independence Square where you will see the enclosed flame of African liberation, which was lit by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961.

The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, final resting place of Ghana’s first president. Set in attractive gardens, there is an adjoining museum, which contains photos, artifacts and an insight into Dr. Nkrumah’s life. Adjoining the park is the National cultural center, which is Ghana’s largest outdoor arts and crafts market selling traditional crafts from all over West Africa.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
We will visit James Town, one of Accra’s most historic neighborhoods, where history resides on every corner. Best known for its lighthouses (the first of which was constructed in 1875 by the British) as a navigational aid for trading vessels sailing through the Gulf of Guinea. The original structure was ruined but a larger and more improved lighthouse completed in 1921 is still functioning today.

You may also visit “Brazil House” and learn about the seven Afro-Brazilians families who returned to settle in Ghana in 1836. Familiar Brazilian/Portuguese last names such as De Souza, Palmares, Azumah, Amorin, Da Costa, Santos, De Medeiros, and Olympio are abundant in this section of Accra.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Following breakfast and check out, we depart to Kumasi driving through the forest zone to the seat of the Ashanti Empire to explore the legends of the famous Ashanti, whose legacies are still evident today.

Upon reaching Ejisu, we will visit the three 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-honoured tradition passed down through generations. See the Kente styles and the opportunity to make purchases. We may pay a courtesy call to the paramount chief of this community amidst drumming and dancing or see their cocoa farms.

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Ntonso Adinkra Craftsmen
We will 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 creates your own Adinkra sash to take home. You may also purchase large pieces of the Adinkra Cloth handmade in the village.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Manhyia Palace Museum
After a good breakfast at the hotel, we will further explore the Kingdom which is rich in culture and traditions. Today will mark a well celebrated Festival of the Ashanti Empire.
This evening, we will have the opportunity to visit the ancient Ejisu Ashanti Shrine, a World Heritage Site where people visit for healing, consultations on problems relating to spiritual beliefs. Witness some of the traditional practices of the Ashanti people.

First, we visit the Manhyia Palace, official residence of Ashanti Kings (Asantehene) until 1974, now a museum containing treasured items relating to the Ashanti Kingdom. This is where you obtain first-hand information on the legacies of this unified monarchy.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Okomfo Anokye Sword Site
Kumasi has quite a collection of British colonial buildings and it is the heart of the Ashanti culture. We enjoy a drive through the city with monuments dedicated to the memory of the great Ashanti people on our way to visit the 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.
We will also visit the village of Sokoban Krofrom where traditional brass casting has been the main source of income for generations. Wide selections of items ranging from beads and jewellery to traditional statues are made here. The methods used to produce these intricate brass works have not changed in centuries and during our time here we will see a demonstration of the skilled process. Return to your hotel for overnight.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Lake Bosumtwi
Today, we depart for yet another adventure of Coastal lands of Ghana- Elmina & Cape Coast.

Enroute, we will visit Lake Bosomtwe, the largest Natural fresh water body in Ghana. Here you will enjoy peace and serenity and an encounter with nature. A walk on the beach gives you the opportunity to meet and interact closely with the local fishing folks and get an insight into their way of life. Considered sacred by the Ashanti, Lake Bosomtwe is an economic and popular resort area with Ashanti people due to the opportunities for fishing, swimming and water sports

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Assin Manso Ancestral Slave River Park
After the relaxing activities and lunch, we continue to Elmina with a stop at Assin Manso, the burial site of two former slaves from the USA and Jamaica whose remains were re-interred in August 1998 during Ghana’s first Emancipation Day Celebration. A visit to “the Slave River or “Donkor Nsuo” offers the chance to see the place where captured Africans were washed before being conned in the Slaves Castles to await shipment to the Americas and Caribbean.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kotokuraba Market
Kotokoraba” the cradle of Cape Coast. The Kotokoraba “market “is the economic hub of the region, with vibrant trading stores located around it. The market has existed for many decades, and was an important trading site during pre-independence era. It serves as a central point for all trade in the region and it is hotspot for economic activity as most major activities in the city takes place in and around the area.

This afternoon, enjoy the sights of the many colourful fishing boats bringing their daily catch into the harbour and take the opportunity to mix with the locals at the nearby market. A short distance from the market we visit the boat builders, still building colourful fishing boats using traditional tools and methods spanning centuries

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Elmina Castle
Today we will visit Cape Coast castle, a UNESCO world heritage site. The castle is a thought-provoking monument to a harrowing period in the region’s history. You will take an emotional journey through the castle which held more enslaved Africans than any other in the region, viewing the dungeons and the infamous “Door of no return”. There is a significant historical museum inside, which explains the history of the castle and of Cape Coast itself. You can purchase literature on Ghana’s forts and castles, as well as the cultural history and traditions of Ghana.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kakum National Park
After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel for a visit to the Kakum National Park, Ghana’s most famous parks. Take a brief walking tour on the forest floor where you will learn how our ancestors lived in the forest. See birds, butteries and perhaps catch a glimpse of the forests over 40 species of mammals including monkeys and the reclusive forest elephant. Proceed to the canopy walk. Kakum is home to Africa’s only aerial walkway through the tree canopy, 1000-foot-long and even-bridge walkway with viewing platforms that reach heights over 150 feet above the ground. You will stop brief at Abandze, the ancestral home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American Jazz Musician.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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