Antonement Pilgrimage Tour

Code: TP04
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
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This tour is designed to unite African descent. It creates an opportunity for a meeting with the traditional leaders and visit to sites where the slave trade started in the Gold Coast known as “the Salaga Slave Market” Here you will find families whose ancestors were slave raiders and the replicas are still available in some of the family homes. In honor of this special commemoration village elders will perform an atonement ceremony and the symbolic slaughtering of a sheep

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT $485
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Accra
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hour before the journey.
INCLUDED
3/2 Star hotel accommodation Breakfast daily
2 Dinners Transportation
Entry Fees Guiding Services

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Day 1 – Arrive in Accra

Arrive and check into your hotel where you will receive a traditional welcome ceremony. Overnight at hotel in Accra

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DAY 2: Accra City Tour

Breakfast at hotel. Explore Accra, the capital of Ghana. The city boasts glittering beaches, monumental buildings, museums, libraries, galleries, traditional markets and lively nightlife. Accra’s architecture reflects its colonial history, with 17th century castles standing alongside modern skyscrapers. A veritable melting pot of cultures, the city’s central financial and shopping districts contrast sharply with the less affluent residential areas surrounding the urban core. Enjoy a local lunch, and bargain at the Arts Market. Overnight at hotel in Accra

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DAY 3: Tamale City Tour 

Breakfast at hotel. Check out and depart by flight to Tamale. Tamale is West Africa’s fastest growing city and the capital town of the Northern Region of Ghana. It is also Ghana’s second largest city by area size. Located in the Kingdom of Dagbon, most residents of Tamale population are Muslims and this results to the various interesting mosques in the town. Overnight in Tamale

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DAY 4: Antonement Ceremony & Traditional Naming Ceremony

Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Depart to Salaga to receive Antonement. Here you will participate in a feet washing ceremony by the traditional elders on the outskirt of the community, pay courtesy call on the Chief and elders. Visit the sites where the slave trade started in the Gold Coast known as “the Salaga Slave Market”, the slave wells and cemetery. Here you will find families whose ancestors were slave raiders and the replicas are still available in some of the family homes. In honor of this special commemoration village elders will perform an atonement ceremony and the symbolic slaughtering of a sheep. Return to Tamale

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DAY 5: Travel to Kumasi

After breakfast we check out to follow the slave route tour. Enroute stop at the cascading Kintampo waterfalls. Enjoy lunch. Continue the route to Kumasi, seat of the Ashanti Empire where you will spend the night.

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DAY 6: Kumasi City Tour & Ashanti Craft Villages

Today we explore the Ashanti kingdom. Explore the legend of the famous Ashantis at the Manhyia Palace Museum where you will obtain firsthand information on the legacies of the Ashanti kingdom, a regal history that dates back to 1700 and is told with relics and artifacts. Enjoy a drive through the city of Kumasi to view monuments dedicated to the memory of the great Ashanti people.
Later in the afternoon we visit the three famous craft villages in the Ashanti Region: Ahwiaa (the wood carvers’ village), Ntonso (the home of Adinkra) and Bonwire (the Kente weaving village). You will have the opportunity to see how West African crafts are made and buy directly from the artisans who make them. Overnight at hotel in Kumasi

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DAY 7: Donkor Nsuo (Slave River) – Travel to Elmina

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DAY 8: Castles and Slave Dungeons

After breakfast at your hotel, embark on an emotional trip to the Cape Coast Castle. Commemorate the departure and middle passage of Africans, when they were transported via slave ships to the Americas. Upon landing on the shores of Cape Coast, make your way to the castle where your will enter through the “Door of No Return.” That was the last door African ancestors passed through on their way to board the ships to the new world. During the slave trade, that door was a symbol of hopelessness. To modern pilgrims, it is a “Door of Return,” a symbol of hope and healing. You will explore the grounds of this infamous castle, including its slave dungeons. Every part of the castle has historical significance, as it also houses the West African Historical Museum, established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian government in 1994. Tour the museum and watch the film ‘Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade.’ Overnight at hotel in Elmina

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DAY 9: Visit Kakum Canopy Walkway

After breakfast we depart for a walk above the trees of the tropical rainforest of Kakum National Park during this canopy walkway adventure! The canopy walkway is one of the most popular and captivating attractions in Ghana. The Park is one of only two locations in Africa with a canopy walkway. Reaching heights of 50 meters (100 feet), a walk on the canopy walkway offers a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the forest and its diverse flora and fauna. Take an exciting Nature Hike through the reserve and look out for elusive forest elephants, wild cats and friendly primates. Enjoy refreshing coconut, palm wine and honey and learn about their thriving local industries. Late afternoon drive to Accra for overnight.

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DAY 10: Departure

Breakfast at hotel. Morning at leisure. Late afternoon check out for airport formalities and final departure.

Tour Highlights

  •  Libation and Welcome Ceremony
  • Washing of feet by Traditional Elders
  • Visits to Slave Market site, Wells and Cemetery
  • Audience with a Chief
  • E. B. Dubois Centre and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  • Visit to Last Slave Bath River
  • Kakun Canopy walkway
  • Castle, Slave Dungeons and Door of No Return
  • Traditional Naming Ceremony
  • Ashanti Empire (Manhyia Palace) Museum
  • Ashanti Craft Villages
  • Kintampo Waterfalls

Price:$1,785.00

DISCLAIMER:
The cost quoted will increase if hotels and transportation cost increase. Quote will be reviewed 3 months before your arrival and you will be informed accordingly