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10 Days Culture tour itinerary for ghana: Experience Culture And Heritage Of The Gold Coast

Accra, Cape Coast, Elmina, Kakum National Park, Kumasi

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Experience culture and heritage of the Gold Coast

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Accra-Ghana

Participate in the Pan-African Festival (PANAFEST) and Emancipation Day Celebrations in Ghana. This festival helps in tracing the history of Africans in the Diaspora and promotes African arts and culture.

DAY 01

ARRIVAL IN ACCRA, GHANA

  • Arrive at Accra airport. Meet representative, and get assisted and transferred to your hotel (Check in is at 3 pm).

  • Meal(s) included: None

  • Overnight: Tulip Inn Accra Hotel (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

DAY 02

Day 2 ACCRA CITY TOUR

  • Brief Orientation by a Hausa Tours Staff.

  • After orientation, you would proceed for a full day tour of Accra; visit the National Museum of History and Ethnography to observe exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana through-out history to the present.

  • Proceed to visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Park, final resting place of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana.

  • Drive past the Independence Square, Accra’s open-air ceremonial grounds where all national celebrations are held.

  • Continue to the W.E.B. DuBois Center that honours the life of one of the most prominent American Pan-Africanists who chose to live and work in Ghana.

  • Enjoy a welcome dinner with traditional form of entertainment. In attendance would be tailors and dressmakers who design casual wear and formal garments that are made from local fabric and textile. 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.

  • Meal(s) included: Breakfast and dinner.

  • Overnight: Tulip Inn Accra Hotel (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

DAY 03

Day 3 ACCRA – ABURI – KUMASI

  • After breakfast, drive on the winding Akwapim Ridge to Aburi with a stop at the Aburi Craft Village to purchase some traditional African drums.

  • Visit the Aburi Botanical Gardens, which was established in 1890 as a convalescent centre for the British Colonial officers governing the then Gold Coast now Ghana and relax under the shade of huge trees, some of which are over hundred years old.

  • Continue with the scenic drive to Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti Kingdom of gold, history and culture.

  • Stop en route to visit to visit the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) which was founded in 1938 as the Central Cocoa Research Station of the Gold Coast Department of Agriculture.

  • You will be conducted around by the authorities through a model cocoa plantation to see the varied uses of Cocoa; processed into wine, soap, etc.

  • Arrive in Kumasi by early evening and check into your hotel.

  • Meal(s) included: Breakfast and dinner.

  • Overnight: Noda Hotel (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

DAY 04

day 4 KUMASI

  • Depart for a city tour of Kumasi, visiting the Manhyia Palace and Palace Museum, National Cultural Centre, Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and the Okomfo Anokye Sword.

  • Drive past the Kumasi Central Market, one of the largest open-air markets in West Africa.

  • In the afternoon, visit a few Ashanti craft villages to see the skill and imagination of local craftsmen using simple tools and traditional technology to produce breath taking artifacts and designs from which you may pick souvenirs for friends and family back home.

  • Meal(s) included: Breakfast and dinner.

  • Overnight: Noda Hotel (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

DAY 05

Day 5 KUMASI - ELMINA

  • After breakfast, depart from Kumasi for Elmina in Ghana’s Central Region.

  • Visit Elmina Slave Castle, another UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1482 by the Portuguese as a trading post and later turned into a slave castle.Check into your resort and rest of day is free to relax on the beach.

  • Have dinner and enjoy a cultural performance by the Mesomagor Bamboo Orchestra. The youth at the village of Mesomagor have revived a traditional art, by performing with bamboo percussion instruments to music and dance. This is a unique dance performance that you will not see anywhere else. (Minimum 10 travelers)

  • Meal(s) included: Breakfast and dinner.

  • Overnight: Coconut Grove Beach Resort (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

DAY 06

day 6 ELMINA

  • Early breakfast and proceed to participate in a Traditional Naming Ceremony and claim your African identity by adopting a Ghanaian name. (Minimum 10 travelers)

  • Visit Cape Coast Castle and the West African Historical Museum for a guided tour. Cape Coast Castle, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the old departure points for Africans being sent to slavery in the Americas. It is home to the infamous "Door of No Return".

  • In the afternoon, we will drive to the location where we will experience an authentic Ghanaian cooking class (Minimum 10 travelers).

  • In the evening, join other members of the diaspora and Ghanaians for the reverential night and candle light procession to remember our ancestors' journey to the slave castles (The dress code for the reverential night is White-on-white).

  • Meal(s) included: Breakfast.

  • Overnight: Coconut Grove Beach Resort (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

DAY 07

ELMINA – ASSIN MANSO – ELMINA

  • Depart for Assin Manso and visit the “Slave River” for a comprehensive tour.

  • Participate in Emancipation Day ceremony.

  • Return to your hotel and spend rest of the day relaxing on the beach.

  • Meal(s) included: Breakfast.

  • Overnight: Coconut Grove Beach Resort (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

DAY 08

ELMINA – KAKUM – ACCRA

  • Early in the morning, visit Kakum National Park, one of Ghana’s most famous parks.

  • Take a brief walking tour on the forest floor to experience the Kakum canopy walkway, Africa’s only aerial walkway through the tree canopy. The canopy walkway is about 1000 foot long and is made up of seven-bridge walkway with viewing platforms that reach heights of over 150 feet above the forest floor. Learn the cultural and medicinal values of the flora and fauna in the forest.

  • Continue on a scenic drive to Accra by driving past the village of Abandze, the ancestral home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American jazz musician.

  • Arrive in Accra by late afternoon. Those who ordered custom made clothing will go for fittings and adjustments.

  • Meal(s) included: Breakfast and lunch.

  • Overnight: Tulip Inn Accra Hotel (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

DAY 09

ACCRA

  • After breakfast, day is free for buying souvenirs.

  • In the evening, proceed for a farewell dinner.

  • Meal(s) included: Breakfast and dinner.

  • Overnight: Tulip Inn Accra Hotel (3 Star Hotel) or similar.

DAY 10

DEPART ACCRA

  • After breakfast, rest of morning is free for packing or exploring on your own.

  • Check out of your hotel at 12 pm, after which you can go for last minute shopping.

  • Early evening you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

  • Meal(s) included: Breakfast.

  • Overnight: In flight.

  • 2180 USD Per Adult (* Price is based on minimum 5 perssons)
  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival.

  • Assistance at departure.

  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers.

  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties.

  • Transportation in private vehicle.

  • Experienced, English-speaking tour guide.

  • Admission to all listed sites and institutions.

  • Meals as indicated in itinerary.

  • Airfare to/from Ghana.

  • Meals not listed.

  • Immunization. (Yellow Fever Required, Malaria Prophylactics Recommended)

  • Travel insurance.

  • Gratuity to driver and guide.

  • Entrance fees to PANAFEST event.

Tour Highlights:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival by tour operator.

  • Hotel accommodation in 3 Star Hotel option for 9 nights on bed and breakfast basis.

  • Accra city tour.

  • Participate in 2015 Pan-African Festival and Emancipation Day Celebration Events.

  • Walk on a canopy bridge hanging 100 feet above-ground in West Africa's most noted tropical rainforest.

  • Visit the various Ashanti craft villages.

  • Tour of Cape Coast and Elmina castles and slave dungeons.

  • Day at leisure and last minute shopping.

  • Experienced English speaking tour guide (French-speaking tour guide on request).

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle.

  • Participate in traditional naming ceremony to claim your African name and identity.

  • Participate in cooking lessons to learn how to prepare some delicious Ghanaian dishes.

Accra, Cape Coast, Elmina, Kakum National Park, Kumasi

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