Sample 8 Day Ghana Tour

Day 1: Arrival at Kotoka International Airport. Assistance through immigration and customs formalities by our protocol officers and transferred to hotel. Orientation and dinner (for evening arrivals).

Day 2: Accra city tour–Visit the W.E.B. Du–Bois memorial center for Pan Africanism and the Independence Square, Ghana’s ceremonial grounds.

Tour the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the final resting place of the first president of Independent Ghana and the Arts Center, where a variety of crafts and fabrics are on sale and test your bargaining skills on the vendors. Welcome dinner with cultural performance in the evening.

Day 3: Early morning drive to Hohoe, the second city of Volta Region; visit the Wli Waterfalls, situated in the heart of the rainforest. It is the highest and most picturesque in West Africa. You will cross numerous wooden bridges of the meandering stream before arriving at the fall. Return to Ho and visit Kpetoe, a kente village where you will see the kente cloth being woven in traditional looms. Spend overnight in Ho.

Day 4: Depart Ho for Kumasi the traditional capital of the famous Ashanti kingdom through the Eastern Region of Ghana. You will visit the Manhyia Palace, official residence of Asantehene (King of Ashanti) whose power is embedded in the legendary Golden Stool. The museum tells you more about Ashanti history and culture. Check into a hotel. Optional night club visit.

Day 5: Morning tour of the famous crafts villages of Ahwiaa, noted for wood carvings and Bonwire also noted for kente weaving. You can now compare the Ewe and the Ashanti kente cloths. Depart for the Central Region. Check into a beach resort.

Day 6: Morning tour of the Elmina Castle, the first European edifice in tropical Africa built in 1482 by the Portuguese. It was one of the major slave shipment points. Continue to the Kakum National Park, a virgin tropical rainforest. Try the exciting canopy walk which is a hanging walkway connecting the trunks of giant trees overlooking the lower and the middle layers of the forest trees. Overnight at beach resort.

Day 7: Visit the Cape Coast castle, which was also used extensively for gold and later slave trade. The dungeons and other relics tell the history of the infamous slave trade before returning to Accra stopping briefly at the Posuban, a traditional military shrine at Mankessim. Late afternoon relaxation at the La pleasure beach. End the day with a BBQ farewell dinner at the beach.

Day 8: Free morning for last minute shopping at the Arts Center and packing. Evening departure.

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