Cultural Heritage Tour

Code: TP07
8 DAYS - 7 NIGHTS
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Our cultural heritage plays an important role in the life of every Ghanaian.  Our identity is attached to our religion, traditions and beliefs. On this tour we explore some of these legacies inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and preserved for the benefit of future generations as we travel to Accra, Elmina, Cape Coast and Kumasi

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT $400
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Accra
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hour before the journey.
INCLUDED
3/2 Star hotel accommodation Breakfast daily
1 Dinner Transportation
Entry Fees Guiding Services

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Day 1 – Arrive in Accra

Akwaaba! 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 Orientation

Breakfast at hotel. Today we explore Accra, the capital city of Ghana. This tour will take you to some historic sites. You will also see the site of Ghana’s first president and the African of the millennium Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum, the WEB Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture and shopping spree to put your negotiation skills to test. You will also see some markets of Accra, landmarks, fantasy coffins etc. Enjoy a local lunch. Overnight at hotel in Accra

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Day 3 – Slave Castles and Dungeons

After breakfast we depart to the Central Region to visit the castles and slave dungeons. Here we will gain a deeper understanding of the inhumanity of the Atlantic slave trade though experiences at Cape Coast Castle and Elmina, the first point of European contact in Sub-Saharan Africa. Overnight at hotel in Elmina

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Day 4 – Kakum Canopy Walkway & Elmina Walking Tour  

After breakfast we depart for a canopy walkway adventure at the Kakum National Park. Return to your hotel to freshen up and have lunch. After lunch depart for a walking tour of Elmina. Learn about the rich history of Elmina, the posuban shrines, the merchant houses and the local fishing harbor.

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Day 5 – Traditional Naming Ceremony. Travel to Kumasi

Enjoy breakfast this morning prior to check out. Participate in a traditional naming ceremony where you will be given traditional African name! You will also have the opportunity of an audience with a traditional Chief in state! Afterwards, depart for a drive to Kumasi, seat of the Ashanti Empire. Overnight at hotel in Kumasi.

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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 after 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: Travel to Accra

Check out after breakfast for a drive to Accra. Spending the afternoon for your last minutes shopping or relaxing by the pool while soaking up the African sun! Overnight at hotel in Accra

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Day 8: Departure back home

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

Tour Highlights

  • • W.E. B. Dubois Centre and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
    • James Town Community and Lighthouse
    • Traditional Market/Shopping Experience
    • Kakun Park Canopy walkway
    • Castle and Slave Dungeons
    • Cooking lesson
    • Traditional Naming Ceremony
    • Ashanti Empire (Manhyia Palace) Museum
    • Ashanti Craft Villages
    • Light Life

Price:$1,221.00

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