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Duration: 10 days - Group Size: 6
Location: Ghana
Starting Price: $2,450.00
Single Supplement: $880
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About This Tour
Enjoy a mix of culture, art and a time to realign and reconnect with your African routes.
Join in a traditional music and dance class, where you will learn basic Ghanaian dance moves. This is a form of exercise and a way to get you started on your tour. Learn about local dishes and join a cooking class to try some healthy recipes.
Traditional medicine has a long history in Ghana and this knowledge is typically in the hands of ‘spiritual healers’. Meet a spiritual healer who will take you through the various plants that are used for curing the most common diseases. You will have an opportunity to discuss how traditional medicine plays a role in modern Ghana and how effective they are. The tour will end with an ultimate African spa experience designed to soothe, heal, enhance and reveal the true inner beauty of your body, mind, and soul.
From authentic foods to living in a traditional village home, you are will experience all of what the motherland has for you.
  • Take part in a Shea Butter making workshop
  • Join an African drumming and dance class
  • Traditional spa day
  • Visit a traditional herbal clinic
  • Cooking class and Batik making
  • Tour Cape Coast and Elmina castles and slave dungeons
  • Tour the Ashanti kingdom
  • Accra city tour

Day 1

(October 20th) Akwaaba Arrival
Arrive in Accra, Ghana. Transfer from airport to your hotel. Check into your hotel and relax. Welcome drink and orientation.

Day 2

(October 21st) A Visit to a Traditional
Herbal Clinic
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for a visit to a traditional herbal clinic. You will be taken on a tour of the clinic where you will have a firsthand experience of how traditional medicines are used to cure diseases in Ghana. Overnight at your hotel. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3

(October 22nd) Shea Butter Workshop
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for Akropong to participate in a shea butter making workshop. You will have an opportunity to partake in the manual processes involved in the extraction of shea butter. You will be given an introduction into to the medicinal benefit and beauty benefits of shea butter.   Overnight at your hotel. Meals included: Breakfast
After dinner participate in KASA (TALK TIME) - An opportunity to learn more about Ghanaian culture or simply talk to each other and share information about the experiences you are having on the tour.  (This activity will be led by the tour guide).

Day 4

(October 23rd) Aburi - Kumasi City Tour
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for Kumasi. Visit the Manhyia Palace Museum to obtain firsthand 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.  Afterwards visit the National Cultural Centre which features the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and various studios of the brass makers, potters and batik makers.
Overnight at your hotel. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5

(October 24th) Ashanti Craft Village – Assin Manso
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and visit the three famous Ashanti craft village; Ntonso the home of Adinkra cloth, and Bonwire, the Kente weaving village.
Enroute visit Assin Manso, visit the site of “Donkor Nsuo”, the former Slave River and market, as well as the final transit point for a large number of enslaved Africans.  This is the final resting place for two ancestors whose mortal remains were returned from the USA and Jamaica and re-interred there stop for lunch at a local restaurant on your own. Then drive through the forest zone to Cape Coast.  Overnight at your hotel. Meals included: Breakfast
   
 

Day 6

(October 26th) Elmina and Cape Coast Castles
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and visit the infamous Forts, Castles and Slave Dungeons of Ghana. History will unfold the story of the slave trade which the impact is still felt beyond the shores of Africa today. The Cape Coast Castle was built by the Swedes in 1653 and was later taken over by the British. This castle also houses the West African Historical Museum established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government in 1994.
After lunch, visit the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482 and 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.
After dinner participate in KASA (TALK TIME) - An opportunity to learn more about Ghanaian culture or simply talk to each other and share information about the experiences you are having on the tour.  (This activity will be led by the tour guide).   Overnight at your hotel. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7

(October 27th) Accra City Tour and African Drumming and Dance Class at Kokrobite Institute
After breakfast, visit the administrative and economic districts of Ghana’s city capital. You will 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 encyclopedia under the invitation 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. After lunch on your own, join a drumming and dancing class where you will learn basic West African dance moves. Overnight at your hotel. Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

Day 8

(October 28th) Traditional Spa Day
After breakfast, visit the African village. At the village you will have the Ultimate African Experience where our ancestors, who had a rich and deep connection with the land, cared for their skin and beauty using ingredients provided by the natural environment.
Soothe, heal, enhance and reveal the true inner beauty of your body, mind, and soul. Overnight at your hotel. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9

(October 28th ) Ghanaian 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 and enjoy it 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 two yards of handiwork home to sew into a finish product that will always have a special place in your home or wardrobe. Overnight at your hotel. Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10

(October 29th) Departure
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for check-in and final departure back home.