This tour starts and ends in Accra! With the In-depth Cultural tour Educational Tour of Ghana, you have a 10 days tour package taking you through Accra and 4 other destinations in Ghana.
Our tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Day 1: Arrive in Accra
ACCRA | GHANA
On day 1 you will be arriving in Accra where we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. This evening you will be able to enjoy a welcome dinner that will include orientation and entertainment – professional tailors will be on site for those interested in custom made traditional outfits.
Day 2: Accra city tour
ACCRA | ACCRA CITY TOUR | DR. KWAME NKRUMAH PARK | PAN - AFRICANIST DUBOIS CENTRE
Rise and shine! Today we're taking a city tour of Accra with so many places to explore. You'll visit the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, National Museum of History and Ethnography to observe exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana. 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, we'll finish up with a visit to the Arts and Crafts Bazaar.
Day 3: Accra open market tour
ACCRA | AFRICAN OPEN MARKET TOUR | THE MAKOLA MARKET TOUR | AGBOGLOSHIE MARKET TOUR | THE KOKOMBA YAM MARKET
The Makola Market in Accra is the Capital's biggest open market where goods and services are carried out by women and men selling in the open from a variety of treasures ranging from food, vegetables, spices, tubers, plastics, fishes and many many more. A walk down to the market will teach us something and the experience is breathtaking. A visit to Agbogloshie and the Kokomba market is another wild experience everybody can get. You will be amazed the number of vibrant young men pushing trucks while shouting in the sun for a way to carried out their goods.
Day 4: Accra University
ACCRA | UNIVERSITY OF GHANA TOUR | LEGON BUSINESS SCHOOL TOUR | UNIVERSITY OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES TOUR
Since it's an Educational Tour, there is no way you won't experience the premier university which is the University of Ghana (Legon). It's the first University in Ghana and the mother of all universities in Ghana. The Legon Business School will also be another stop to explore the school and its academic success over the years. Along the same stretch is the University of Professional Studies which is also a must place to tour.
Day 5: Accra Art tour
ACCRA | ART CENTER | LEARN AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE
In the Ghanaian society, there are certain tribes like Ashanti, Ga's, Dagomba's, and most of them who have a symbolic culture of drumming which signifies and have meanings of the sounds of the drum. In the olden days, drums were used as a medium of communication between Kings and their people. In the Ashanti tribe they what have what is called "THE TALKING DRUM". It was used to call soldiers and the people to ready for the attack when there were external aggressions by an enemy. Whenever that drum is heard, the people knew that its time for war. There are diffrent type of drums and some are also used for entertainment. With this tour on tthis very session we have a time with cultural performance group which perform by their drums and dances. You will also be taught how to dance as local and learn how to beat the drums of different types and dance moves.
Day 6: Accra - Kakum National Park - Elmina - Cape Coast
CAPE COAST | KAKUM NATIONAL PARK | CAPE COAST CASTLE
After breakfast depart to Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana; with a stop at Kakum National Park; one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rainforests. This provides an unforgettable “Jungle” experience amidst the tropical vegetation and wildlife. The forest provides the opportunity to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life, rare butterflies, flora, and fauna monkeys. The most popular attraction is the Canopy walkway, which is made up of seven bridges extending 330 meters and hanging 30 meters above the forest floor. Lunch at Hans Cottage Botel. In Cape Coast, go on a City Tour of Elmina City drive through the ancient town of Elmina. At the harbor see the colorful fishing canoes getting ready to go to sea for another night’s task of fishing. This is a perfect opportunity for the photographers in the group. This evening a birthday celebration at One Africa – own arrangements. Cape Coast Castle which also houses the West African Historical Museum established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government in 1994. Cape Coast Castle is another restored UNESCO World Heritage Site,one of the departure points for Africans being sent to slavery in the Americas and the Carribeans.
Day 7: Cape Coast - Elmina
ELIMINA | ELIMINA CASTLE | ASSIN MANSO SLAVE MARKET | SLAVE RIVER
We depart to Elmina Castle another World Heritage site. Here castle operators will guide us through all the Slave Dungeons with lectures. The Elimina castle is the first castle to be built in the Sub Saharan region and its the oldest castle in West Africa. Assin Manso, the burial site of two former slaves from the U. S. and Jamaica; and the slave river where slaves take their bath before sent to the markets for slave masters to buy them.
Day 8: Elmina - Kumasi
KUMASI | THE ASHANTI KINGDOM | CENTRE FOR NATIONAL CULTURE |
The Ashanti Kingdom is blessed with rich culture and home to much pomp and pageantry. this Region is also known for its historical and mythical landmarks. the language spoken is twi, the scenic hilly Kumasi is the regional capital, the second-largest city in Ghana. We visit the Okomfo Anokye Sword, an important symbol of the Ashanti Kingdom Unity that marks the spot where the Golden Stool is said to have descended from the sky and has been dig deep the groud where no man born of a woman can pull out and it is said to have been in the ground over 300 years. Legend says the Ashanti Kingdom will collapsed should the sword be removed. Visit the Manhiya Palace where is the Head of the Ashanti Kingdom resides.It is the official residence of Ashanti Kings until 1974,now a museum containing treasured items relating to the Ashanti Kingdom. Enjoy a walk through the city with monuments dedicated to the memory of the great Ashanti people. Tour the National Cultural Center, which features the Prempeh II former Ashanti King museum and various studios of the brass market,potters and batik makers.
Day 9: Kumasi - Accra
ACCRA-KASOA | WEST HILLS MALL | ACCRA MALL | LABADI NIGHT BEACH | KOKROBITE NIGHT BEACH
A great time at the West Hills Mall which happens to be the biggest mall in West Africa with a variety of products. A tour at the mall will give you experience about how the shopping mall systems in Africa are and products. A night a the Kokrobite Beach or the Labadi Beach will be a place to chill up and enjoy the moon. Horse riding and bonfires at night at the beach is a perfect place to be.
Day 10: Accra chocolate tasting and departure
ACCRA | CHOCOLATE TASTING | 57 CHOCOLATE COMPANY | DEPARTURE
57 Chocolate is the pioneer bean to bar chocolate business in Ghana defined by creativity and luxury. This venture uses resources grown within the country to create delicious, whimsical treats. The artisanal chocolate channels Ghana’s Independence Day revolutionary spirit, challenging the neo-colonial sentiment that premium chocolate can only be made in Europe.’57 is a chocolate business pioneered in Accra, Ghana, by a dynamic duo of Pan-African sisters and it is on a mission to revive Ghana’s 1957 can-do spirit. Afterwards, we'll transfer you to the aiport and say goodbye!
Other meals are not included to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat.
This tour offers Jain, Vegetarian, Vegan and Halal food options on request. Simply let us know the food option that you prefer.
Services NOT included
Other meals, snacks, and drinks.
Single supplement (Optional).