- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
We invite you to join us on our 10 Day Culture & Heritage Tour of Ghana. An unforgettable journey into a land rich in history and culture full of traditions. Ghanaians are noted for their warmth, friendliness and hospitality with rich and vibrant culture as a fascinating repository of cultural heritage.
We invite you to join us on our 10 Day Culture & Heritage Tour of Ghana, an unforgettable journey into a land rich in history and culture full of traditions.
• Accra Exploration
• Faana Village
• Assin Manso Slave Market & River
• Cape Coast Castle
• Elmina Castle
• Kakum Canopy Walk & Slave Market
• Naming Ceremony
• African Drum & Dance Performance
• Kumasi Exploration
Arrival, check inOnce you have arrived at Kotoka International airport you will go through all formalities and after you have come out from the immigration you will be met by a guide. Should it be that your flight arrives at night there will be snacks awaiting to fill any stomach which is empty. We will get on our bus and drive straight to our hotel for the night. We would not spend much time on briefings and allow you to check in and settle in for the night. We will have welcome drinks in the evening where we get to meet our in country trip leaders as well as everyone on this trip with us.
Accra ExplorationWe will spend the entire day exploring Accra. We will visit the Independence Square, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum which is the final resting place of the first president of Ghana. We will also visit the Makola market. We will have a tour of the historical James town. We will have lunch and proceed on to Krokobite where we check in at Big Milly’s Yard where we will stay the night. We will arrive in time before dark and have a cool relaxation on the beach. Lovers of the surf will also have the time to surf with the Black Star Surfing Team.
Faana VillageWe will drive to the community of Tsokome. Today we will visit the Densu Estuary. We will go on a dugout canoe ride to the village of Faana, a settlement with over 400 residents trapped in-between the sea and the Densu river. The settlements is about to myths and superstitions. To live on the island, one must confirm not to give birth or die there. During the tour we will learn about the history of the settlements.
Assin Manso Slave MarketWe will have breakfast and depart heading west into the Central Region of Ghana. En route we will visit the Assin Manso Slave Market. This is the final and the last point of the slaves before they travel through the virgin forest for 3 weeks to the castles and are shipped to the unknown world. After the tour we will have lunch and proceed to Cape Coast. Upon arrival at Cape Coast we will check in our accommodation and visit the Cape Coast castle. We will stay the night at Cape Coast. Depending on how we feel, we will go out to see nightlife in Cape Coast where we go out for a live band music concert. This will be real taste of the Ghanaian life. Great for Nightlife introduction
Kakum Rainforest & Cape Coast CastleToday we will visit the Kakum National Park, one of the few existing canopies walkway in the world. We will have a canopy walk and after the tour at the rainforest we will head to Elmina, Ghana’s top most historical destination. In Elmina we will visit the Elmina Castle, the oldest European building in existence below the Sahara, the fort Jago, and the salt mining village. If there is enough time we will do a walk through the town pass the ancient historical buildings, the 17th Century Dutch Cemetery and take a dugout canoe tour on the Benya mangrove before heading back to our hotel for the night.
ElminaWe will spend time in the morning on the deck of the historical Bridge House Hotel where we will have an awesome time seeing the local fishermen sailing back from a night at sea to the over century old fish market of Elmina. Today we will take time to learn about some of the historical and very old buildings of Elmina during the days of slavery. There will be an immersion into the culture and the tradition of the people of Ghana. Back to your root means you are back home and to your people. According to our culture people are given names based on the day they are born. Today we will visit the chief palace where we pay homage to the chief and his elders. We will learn about true traditions and culture of the people before the arrival of the Europeans. There will be a naming ceremony and we will be given our root names. After the ceremony we will visit homes and communities to see the way of life of the people and have a deeper insight of our tradition. Later in the day we will be engaged in an African drumming and dancing workshop.
Project dayWe will have a full day rest and relaxation. Later in the day we will visit one of the few project we support in Ghana. Signing up on this trip makes you a part of our supporters making impact in the lives of people in Ghana. You will also have the chance to explore on your own on that day.
KumasiWe head up away from the coast into the forest regions of Ghana to the Ashanti Region. We will visit the Manhyia Palace which is the seat of King of the Ashanti Empire where we will be introduced to the rich culture of this powerful kingdom and its people. We will visit the cultural center, the sword monument of Okomfo Anokye, the Kumasi fort, and the Kejetia market, West Africa’s busiest and largest open air market. Kumasi is a vibrant city and we will go down the street into some of the local pups tonight and witness night life in the Garden City of Ghana.
Bonwire Kente VillageShortly after breakfast we will pack and depart to Accra. Enroute we will visit the Bonwire Kente Village. We will learn about the different type of Kente cloths and its significance to the Ghanaian culture. From here we will proceed to Accra where we check in our accommodation. In the evening, we will have a buffet dinner to congratulate ourselves for taking this trip and sharing our experience and how this trip is made an impact on us. Later in the evening we will have a wonderful group party.
Open DayOur final day in Ghana is usually open for shopping and final preparations before check in at the Kotoka International Airport.
- Entrance to all destinations
- Personal Guide
- Snacks and Water