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14 Days Archeology tour itinerary for ghana: Traverse Along The Back Roads Of Ghana

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

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Traverse along the Back Roads of Ghana

Herd of elephants

Mole National Park-Ghana

Get a chance to journey across the back roads of Ghana on this amazing trip around the country where you get to see museums, castles, wildlife, waterfalls and other attractions.

DAY 01

ARRIVE IN ACCRA

  • Arrival in Accra and transfer to the hotel.

  • Overnight at Novotel Accra City Centre Hotel or Similar.

DAY 02

ACCRA

  • Visit the W.E.B. Du Bois Center honoring the life of one of the most prominent Pan-Africanists who chose to live and work in Ghana.  Independence Square, Accra’s open-air ceremonial grounds where all national celebrations are held.

  • Continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and museum, a tribute to Ghana’s first President. This park, formally called the Polo grounds, is where Dr. Kwame Nkrumah declared the independence of Ghana.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast.

  • Overnight at Novotel Accra City Centre Hotel or Similar.

DAY 03

FORT AMSTERDAM/CAPE COAST

  • After breakfast, travel along the beautiful coastal road to the historic Cape Coast Castle.

  • En route, visit the village of Abanzi.

  • Continue to Fort Amsterdam to see fishermen bargaining for the best prices for the daily catch.

  • Visit the Cape Coast Castle and historical museum.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Overnight at Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Similar.

DAY 04

Day 4: CAPE COAST/ELMINA

  • Go for an excursion to the Kakum National Park and have an escorted tour of the of 2 kilometer long Kuntan Trail while trekking through the tropical forest.

  • An optional exciting walk on the Canopy Walkway is recommended for those who do not fear heights.

  • In the afternoon you will have a conducted tour through the Elmina Castle, a World Heritage Site. This castle is the earliest known European building on the coast of Africa, built by the Portuguese in 1482 and later used as the main auction market and garrison for the slave trade. Of special interest are the slave dungeons, the auction market and the Portuguese Church.

  • A visit to the Elmina fish market ends today's program.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Overnight atCoconut Grove Beach Resort or Similar.

DAY 05

CAPE COAST/KUMASI

  • After breakfast, drive to Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom.

  • Visit the Manhiya Palace, built to receive The Asantehene (ruler of the Ashanti people) Prempeh; it now serves as a museum, containing a range of items relating to the Ashanti Kingdom, particularly Prempeh I (ruled 1888-1931) and Prempeh II (ruled 1931-1970).

  • Visit the nearby Okomfo Anokye Sword, 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.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Overnight at Sir Max Hotel or Similar.

DAY 06

KUMASI

  • After breakfast, visit the Ashanti craft villages.

  • First, visit the woodcarving village of Ahwiaa, known for the talented craftsmen who fashion royal stools, walking sticks and fertility dolls from wood. You will have the opportunity to purchase hand carved items of all kinds.

  • Proceed 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. You will learn how the black dye is made in the village from the bark of trees, and create your own Adinkra sashe to take home. You may also purchase large pieces of Adinkra cloth, handmade in the village.

  • Next village is Bonwire, where the famous Kente cloth is handmade on looms in a time-honored tradition passed down through generations. You will see the Kente weavers in process of creating Kente cloth in various styles, and have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs or gifts.

  • This evening visit the Kumasi Central Market (also known as Kejetia Market), the largest open-air market in West Africa, where more than 10,000 vendors sell their wares. Here you will find just about everything, food, fabric, beauty products, handmade crafts.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Overnight at Sir Max Hotel or Similar.

DAY 07

KUMASI

  • After breakfast, we will continue the tour of Kumasi with a tour of the former home of Nana Yaa Asantewaa, the legendary female general who led Ashanti Armies against British Forces in 1900.

  • Continue your tour of this historic city with visits to the National Cultural Center which includes the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and several studious of skilled metal workers, pottery makers and batik makers.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Overnight at Sir Max Hotel or Similar.

DAY 08

MOLE NATIONAL PARK

  • After an early breakfast, we depart for our long drive partly through rough terrain for a visit to the largest Nature Park in Ghana, Mole National Park. En route see the the Savannah grassland with fascinating architecture sparsely dotted along the way. You will notice the obvious contrast in cultures and life styles between the Southern and the Northern regions of Ghana.

  • We stop at Larabanga to admire the ancient mosque and the magic stone, drive on to the Mole National Park, where we can watch the wildlife from the terrace of your motel when the animals come to drink and bath in the lake.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Overnight at Mole Motel or Similar.

DAY 09

MOLE NATIONAL PARK

  • After breakfast take a foot safari, accompanied by the park’s experienced guide, in search of elephants and other animals in the wild. This afternoon, relax on your verandah as you observe the animals drinking and bathing at the water hole.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Overnight at Mole Motel or Similar.

DAY 10

KINTAMPO WATERFALLS/TECHIMAN

  • Early in the morning, leave for Techiman.

  • After checking into your hotel, take an excursion to the Kintampo waterfalls. 

  • Visit the market where you will find a wide assortment of pottery and other crafts.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Overnight atDymn’s Hotel or Similar.

DAY 11

BOABENG FIEMA MONKEY SANCTUARY

  • Today, visit the “Boabeng Fiema Monkey Sanctuary”, where about 14 monkey colonies thrive. You may also visit the impressive Grotto near Techiman.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Overnight at Dymn’s Hotel or Similar.

DAY 12

ADA FOAH

  • Travel to the coastal area where the Volta river meets the sea at Ada Foah.

  • You will pass through several villages of interest where we will make several brief stops. Villages include: Nkawkaw, Koforidua, Somanya, Afienya and Dawenya.

  • Check into Manet Paradise Beach Resort where you may enjoy water sports or just relax at the beach or poolside.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Overnight at Manet Paradise Beach Resort or Similar.

DAY 13

ADA FOAH

  • Spend the day on the Volta Lake in a small boat with stops at several small islands.

  • Return to the resort for dinner and overnight.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

  • Overnight at Manet Paradise Beach Resort or Similar.

DAY 14

ADA FOAH/ACCRA/DEPARTURE

  • After breakfast, return to Accra where you may relax or do last minute souvenir shopping before your late evening flight home.

  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast.

  • 3500 USD Per Adult
  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure.

  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers.

  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties.

  • Transportation in private vehicle.

  • Experienced tour guide.

  • Admission to listed sites and events.

  • Meals indicated by  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

  • Cost of visa.

  • Meals not listed.

  • Travel Insurance.

  • Gratuity to driver and guide.

  • Single Room Supplement is the additional amount paid if only one person is occupying the room.

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

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Archeology
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USD 3500