Adventures in Ghana

8 days from $4,480 per person*
  • Participate in a traditional African naming ceremony in Torgorme.
  • Visit Elmina Castle, the first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Head above the trees on the canopy walk at Kakum National Park.
  • Watch how African sculptures are carved at famous craft villages.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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In Ghana, the only things more ubiquitous than the Shea trees are the smiles from the people who welcome you.

Ghana’s picturesque landscape, with its beautiful beaches, tropical mangroves, vast grasslands and meandering rivers is almost dizzying to experience. Spend your days exploring the many small towns and villages where the people take to the streets at night to dance to traditional drumming. Trek through tropical rainforests in search of vibrant birds and butterflies, and visit Cape Coast for a behind the scenes look at Ghana’s turbulent past and the dark legacy of the slave trade. Tour the charming fishing town of Elmina and visit the castle built by the Portuguese in 1482. Visit famous craft villages to watch local artisans create works of beauty, then take part in a traditional drumming ceremony and receive your African name from the village elders. In the evenings, relax in well-appointed accommodations that offer modern amenities and all the comforts of home.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Accra
    Accra
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Accra
    Accra
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - At Disposal
    • Activity - 1/2 Day City Tour, Sites & Markets - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Accra to Elmina
    Accra to Elmina
    • Transfer - Accra - Elmina [3.5hrs] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Lunch - Lunch Included
    • Private Tour - Elmina Castle and City tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Elmina
    Elmina
    • Activity - Private Vehicle & Guide - At Disposal
    • Kakum Rain Forest Walk - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Lunch - Lunch Included
    • 1/2 Day Cape Coast Castle Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Elmina to Kumasi
    Elmina to Kumasi
    • Transfer - Elmina - Kumasi [via Assin Manso (5hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Lunch - Lunch Included
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 6 Kumasi
    Kumasi
    • Activity - Private Vehicle & Guide - At Disposal
    • Activity - Naming Ceremony and Craft Villages - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Lunch - Lunch Included
  • Day 7 Kumasi to Accra
    Kumasi to Accra
    • Transfer - Kumasi - Accra [via Besease - 6hrs] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Optional Activities - Activity
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Accra
    Accra
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - At Disposal
    • Activity - Souvenir Shopping - Arts Centre - Entrance/Tour
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Accra

Meet your professional driver for an airport transfer by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Golden Tulip Accra

Welcome to Golden Tulip Accra, a four-star Superior First Class Hotel, situated in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. This African-style hotel with 238 rooms is delightfully landscaped over spacious grounds with extensive tropical gardens and lush vegetation.  The hotel is a safe haven for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel's central location makes it easily accessible to the city centre and other commercial areas of the city of Accra. It is also within easy reach of nightclubs, shops, museums and beaches.

Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Accra
Accra
Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Golden Tulip - Accra
Golden Tulip - Accra

Day 2: Accra

A private vehicle and guide are provided, and at your disposal for the day.

Depart for a half day city tour of Accra visiting the National Museum of History and Ethnography with exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana through-out history to the present. This Museum houses a varied collection of Ghanaian artifacts. Drive through Old Accra. This is a contrast of Victorian, Dutch and post-colonial architectural. You will drive past James Fort built in 1673, Old Accra Square and the Post Office. Stop to visit the Ussher Fort, one of three European forts in Accra which have survived the times. Interact with the local people. For the adventurous visit the Light House built to guide ships. Continue to visit Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, burial place of the first President of Ghana. This Mausoleum has been visited by many world dignitaries. Your last stop for the tour will be at the Arts and Crafts market where you may try out your bargaining skills on the local vendors and to “shop till you drop”. Drive past the Independence Arch and the Black Star Square, Accra’s ceremonial grounds, to visit the Arts and Crafts market. View from the distance, Christiansborg Castle, former office and residence of the President of Ghana.      

 

Accommodation: Golden Tulip Accra
Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Day 3: Accra - Elmina

Drive through Ghana's hilly countryside between Accra and Elmina. Take in the sights and sounds as you pass through small towns and villages. This drive takes approximately 3.5hrs.

Enjoy a meal with your guide at a local restaurant. Each meal includes one water or soda per person.

Visit Elmina Castle. Built by the Portuguese in 1482 it is also known as St. George's Castle.  This castle was the first European structure built in Sub – Saharan Africa.  The colorful harbor nestled below the Elmina Castle, full of pirogues preparing to go to sea offers one of West Africa’s greatest photo opportunities. Embark on a walking tour of Elmina, to experience for yourself the bustling fishing town.

Accommodation: Coconut Grove Beach Resort

Coconut Grove Beach Resort and Conference Centre is located in Mmoframa Akyinim, on the coast of Elmina the historic Capital of the Gold Coast. The hotel has been in operation since December 1994, and has seen ongoing systematic growth which has enabled the hotel to win awards as well as establish a reputation that attracts tourists seeking rest and relaxation from all over the world. All rooms are air-conditioned, with hot and cold water, mini bar, satellite multi channel TV reception, and Wi – Fi connection. The Ocean View Restaurant has an enviable reputation for the best sea food served fresh in the region.

Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Castle view of fishing boats
Castle view of fishing boats
Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Fishing boats and coastline
Fishing boats and coastline

Day 4: Elmina

A private vehicle and guide are provided, and at your disposal for the day.

Drive through the historic Denkyira Kingdom to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rain forests. Extending over 360sq km, Kakum is the home to over 40 large mammals and 400 bird species as well as many species of butterflies, flora and fauna. The most popular attraction is the Canopy walkway which is made up of seven bridges extending 330m, hanging 30m (100 feet) above the forest floor. Choose between a 2 km nature walk through this forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal values they offer or take a walk on the canopy walkway.

Enjoy a meal with your guide at a local restaurant. Each meal includes one water or soda per person.

Embark on a tour of Cape Coast Castle. Built by the Swedes in 1653 the castle was later taken over by the British. This is the largest castle to house slaves before they were shipped off to other parts of the world. This castle also houses the West African Historical Museum established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government in 1994. This museum is filled with historical pictures, facts, stories and more. Afterward check out the castle's local market.

Accommodation: Coconut Grove Beach Resort
Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Canopy Walk
Canopy Walk
Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cape Coast Castle
Cape Coast Castle

Day 5: Elmina - Kumasi

Drive from Elmina to Kumasi. Drive through the forest zone to Kumasi, the seat of the Ashanti Empire to explore the legends of the famous Ashantis, whose legacies are still evident today. En route visit Assin Manso, the site of the “last bath” where slaves were taken for bathing before being shipped to the new world. It is also the burial place of two former slaves whose remains were returned to Ghana from the US and Jamaica. Then continue on to Kumasi. This transfer takes approx. 5hrs, but can take more time depending on how long you spend at Assin Manso and stops made along the way.

Enjoy a meal with your guide at a local restaurant. Each meal includes one water or soda per person.

Visit the Manhyia Palace Museum, to obtain firsthand information on the legacies of the Ashanti kingdom. A regal history that dates back to 1700 is told with relics and artifacts. Enjoy a drive through the city with monuments dedicated to the memory of the great Ashanti people. End the day’s tour at the National Cultural Center which features the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and various studios of the brass makers, potters and batik makers.

Accommodation: Golden Tulip Kumasi City

Golden Tulip Kumasi City is the only four star hotel of international standards in Kumasi, only 20 minutes away from the airport and located close to the city center of the second biggest city of Ghana. This remarkable hotel, the Golden Tulip Kumasi is set in extensive tropical gardens in the central business district. This magnificent hotel has 160 rooms with various room types, a well equipped Business Centre, a Forex Bureau for your finanacial transactions, a swimming pool specially designed for adults and another one for children. Enjoy this first class African style experience.

Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ashanti Royal Procession
Ashanti Royal Procession
Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kumasi
Kumasi

Day 6: Kumasi

A private vehicle and guide are provided, and at your disposal for the day.

After breakfast, take a scenic drive to participate in a Naming Ceremony. You will be led in a procession to the Paramount Chief’s Palace grounds where the whole village has already assembled with the Paramount Chief ready to perform the special naming ceremony which begins after a round of hearty welcome and speeches. Participating in the naming ceremony is no less than a few hundred locals. You will be given an African clan name.  The Naming Ceremony, a spiritual and memorable experience, begins with the beating of the “frontomfrom” drums and dancing performed by the local-village dancers who will also extend an invitation to the group to participate in the unique cultural dance.  After the wonderful encounter with Ashanti culture of drumming and dancing, visit the three famous craft villages in Ashanti. Ahwiaa, the wood carvers’ village, Ntonso, the home of Adinkra and Bonwire, the Kente weaving village.

Enjoy a meal with your guide at a local restaurant. Each meal includes one water or soda per person.

Accommodation: Golden Tulip Kumasi City
Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kente Weaving
Kente Weaving

Day 7: Kumasi - Accra

Drive from Kumasi to Accra. En route stop at Besease to visit the traditional shrine of the Ashantis. Explore the beliefs, history and bravery of the Ashantis. You will be captivated by the Ashanti historic oral account as it is told by an old and knowledgeable Ashanti traditional linguist. From here, continue on to Accra. This transfer takes approx. 6hrs, but can take longer depending on time spent at Besease and any stops made along the way.

Accra has a little of everything. Enjoy time at leisure to explore on your own, sign up for tours, or simply relax. Visit Labadi Beach where you can relax on the beach, listen to local musicians, or visit a local beachside restaurant. Visit one of the many shops in town whether at one of the malls, local shops or markets - like the Arts Centre, Accra's largest open air market which has different sections for fabrics, clothing, wooden carvings, jewellery and more. If you like, you could even sign up for a Ghanaian dance lesson or we could arrange for you to enjoy a drumming and dancing ceremony when you arrive!

Or sign up for tours like: Accra landmarks tour through the city with stops including W. E. B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, Independence / Black Star Square and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. Explore the Aburi Botanical Gardens, Kokrobite Beach & drumming, Teshie/Nungua Coffins, Shai Hills Nature Reserve, Boti Falls, and more. Tours can be arranged in advance or sign up on-site through our local office or sign up for tours offered by your hotel.

Accommodation: Golden Tulip Accra
Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Country Road
Country Road

Day 8: Accra

A private vehicle and guide are provided, and at your disposal for the day.

Visit the Arts Centre where you will have the opportunity to use your bargaining skills to shop from an open-air market for artifacts from Ghana and West Africa. For finer artwork, check out the beautiful art gallery next to the market. For musical instruments, see artists at near the front of the market. Ask them for a lesson in drumming and negotiate a price, then groove to Afro-beats!

Meet your professional driver for an airport transfer by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) ( )

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Market
Market
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  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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Golden Tulip Accra: Accra

Welcome to Golden Tulip Accra, a four-star Superior First Class Hotel, situated in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. This African-style hotel with 238 rooms is delightfully landscaped over spacious grounds with extensive tropical gardens and lush vegetation.  The hotel is a safe haven for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel's central location makes it easily accessible to the city centre and other commercial areas of the city of Accra. It is also within easy reach of nightclubs, shops, museums and beaches.

Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Golden Tulip - Accra
Golden Tulip - Accra

Coconut Grove Beach Resort: Elmina

Coconut Grove Beach Resort and Conference Centre is located in Mmoframa Akyinim, on the coast of Elmina the historic Capital of the Gold Coast. The hotel has been in operation since December 1994, and has seen ongoing systematic growth which has enabled the hotel to win awards as well as establish a reputation that attracts tourists seeking rest and relaxation from all over the world. All rooms are air-conditioned, with hot and cold water, mini bar, satellite multi channel TV reception, and Wi – Fi connection. The Ocean View Restaurant has an enviable reputation for the best sea food served fresh in the region.

Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Coconut Grove Beach Hotel
Coconut Grove Beach Hotel

Golden Tulip Kumasi City: Kumasi

Golden Tulip Kumasi City is the only four star hotel of international standards in Kumasi, only 20 minutes away from the airport and located close to the city center of the second biggest city of Ghana. This remarkable hotel, the Golden Tulip Kumasi is set in extensive tropical gardens in the central business district. This magnificent hotel has 160 rooms with various room types, a well equipped Business Centre, a Forex Bureau for your finanacial transactions, a swimming pool specially designed for adults and another one for children. Enjoy this first class African style experience.

Adventures in Ghana Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Golden Tulip Kumasi City
Golden Tulip Kumasi City

Depart (Int`l Airport) ( ): Global Location

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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