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Duration: 11 days - Group Size: 6
Location: Ghana
Starting Price: $1,797
Single Supplement: $710
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About This Tour
Ghana is well known for its arts and crafts, which reflect in our traditions and cultures. Art can be identified with all tribes and regions. This tour takes you through the creative part of the city, visit the arts center where indigenous and skilled craftsmen can be found. A visit to the Ashanti region will leave you astonished with the different display of kente and get an opportunity to observe how they are made. Be adorned with your unique traditional name in a village that is popularly known for its beautiful pots. As part of the naming ceremony, you will also have an opportunity to participate in pottery making and kente weaving. The last days of this tour will take you to renowned art galleries in Accra and participate in Ghana’s biggest art festival, Charle Wote. The festival is a week-long of events including film premieres, skate shows, art exhibition with more than 200 artists, music and dance. Be amazed how the historic neighborhood of Jamestown is packed with people celebrating and appreciating art in the bright sun. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to visit arts markets, participate in traditional ceremonies and many more..
  • Traditional Ghanaian welcoming ceremony
  • Accra city tour and Coffin Maker
  • Traditional naming ceremony
  • Village Homestays
  • Family Engagements
  • Kumasi city tour
  • Visit to Manhyia Palace Museum
  • Visits to the Ashanti craft villages
  • Tour of Elmina Castle
  • Charle Wote street art festival
  • Art Gallery
  • Batik Making

Day 1

(16th August) Akwaaba - Arrival
Be greeted at the airport by representatives of Landtours who will transfer you to your hotel. At your hotel, enjoy a chilled welcome drink as you are given a brief orientation.  Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2

(17 August) Accra City Tour and Coffin Makers
After breakfast, drive through the administrative and economic districts of Ghana’s city capital. Over 137 years-old, Accra has a blend of colonial and contemporary architecture that symbolize the cultural mix of the city. Visit the W. E. B. Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture, where Dr. Dubois (an academic and civil rights champion) spent two years working on a Pan African encyclopaedia under the invitation of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana’s first President). There you will be treated to a guided tour through Dr. DuBois’ research library. You will also make stops at Independence/Black Star Square and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. The square marks the point where three ex-military men tried to present grievances to the colonial governor and were shot during a peaceful demonstration. Nkrumah Memorial Park was created to commemorate Ghana's founding father. To the east of the square you will also get a view of Osu (formerly Christiansborg) Castle, the previous seat of the Ghanaian Presidency.
Later visit the Coffin Makers Shop at Teshie (a suburb of Accra). There you will see how wood coffins are carved by hand into exquisite designs, representative of the occupation, interest or hobby of the deceased. Overnight at your hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3

(18th August) Naming Ceremony
This day will be spent in celebration by reclaiming your true African name. You will be led in a procession to the Paramount Chief’s Palace grounds where the whole village would have assembled to participate. The Paramount Chief will perform the special naming ceremony after a round of hearty welcomes and speeches. The naming ceremony, a spiritual and memorable experience, begins with the drumming of the “frontomfrom” drums and dancing performed by local village dancers, who will also extend an invitation to the group to participate in the unique cultural dance. After the drumming and dancing, your family head and elders of your village will jointly select a name for you after a great personality in your family or community. Overnight at your hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast
 

Day 4

(19th August) Accra – Kakum National Park and
Elmina Castle
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart early in the morning for a 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 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.
After lunch on your own, embark on a visit to the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482 which 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.  Overnight at your hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast
 

Day 5

(20th August) Cooking Class and Batik Making
Dedicate this day to learning how to make some delicious Ghanaian dishes. In the morning, you will visit a market to purchase food stuff for your cooking class. You will learn how to bargain and how to choose the right ingredients by just looking at them. After your market visit, you can now learn how to make some traditional meals to enjoy for lunch.
Later discover the art and beauty of African batik and learn the traditional techniques of batik production, using wax and dye to create colorful patterns to make your own one of a kind fabric. Afterwards, take your handiwork home to sew into a finished product or use as a decorative piece. Overnight at your hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast

6

(21st August) Elmina – Kumasi
After breakfast, check out of your hotel; and depart for Kumasi. Upon arrival, spend the rest of the day at leisure.  Overnight at your hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7

(22nd August) Kumasi City Tour and Ashanti Craft Village (Kente weaving)
After breakfast, embark on a Kumasi city tour where you will visit Manhyia Palace Museum, to obtain first-hand information on the legacies of the Ashanti kingdom. A regal history that dates back to 1700 is told with relics and artefacts. Enjoy a drive through the city with monuments dedicated to the memory of the great Ashanti people. Later visit the National Cultural Center which features the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and various studios of the brass makers, potters and batik makers.
After lunch on your own, depart for Ntonso the home of Adinkra cloth and Bonwire, the Kente weaving village. You will have an opportunity to see how African crafts are made and to buy directly from the artisans who make them.  Overnight at your hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8

(23rd August) Kumasi – Accra (Day at Leisure)
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for Accra. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.   Overnight at your hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9

(24th August) Art Galleries
After breakfast, visit Omanye art gallery, one of the most renowned art venues in Accra. There are three expansive floors of art displayed in cool marble galleries established by artists such as Owusu Ankomah and George Hughes, whose paintings are reminiscent of Jean Michel Basquiat and Willem De Kooning,
After lunch on your own, visit Gallery 1957, named after the year Ghana gained independence, the gallery offers contemporary art with a focus on West Africa.  Overnight at your hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast

10

(25th August) Charle Wote Street Art Festival
After breakfast, depart for the Charle Wote Street Art Festival. The festival includes street painting, graffiti murals, photo exhibitions, interactive installations, a food and fashion marketplace, live street performances, extreme sports, African film shows, street boxing, a fashion parade, a music block party, recyclable design workshops and much more. Overnight at your hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast

11

(26th August) Departure
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to airport for check-in and final departure back home.