GHANA

This jewel of West Africa showcases the resilience of its culture, while acknowledging the heartbreaking effects of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and offering healing opportunities for its descendants .  

Trip Details

trip Itinerary

 Day 1:  Arrival  

Labadi Beach Hotel

On arrival in Ghana late evening, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel in Accra.

Day 2: Accra City Tour

After breakfast go on a city tour of Accra – highlights will include:

  • W. E. B. Du Bois Centre honoring the life of on the most Prominent Pan Africanists who chose to settle in Ghana.
  • Independence Square
  • Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Museum – a tribute to Ghana’s first President.

 Day 3: Accra City Tour pt. 2

Spend a day of relaxation on Labadi Beach, spend time at the Spa, or do some shopping at the Arts Center

Day 4: Travel to Kumasi  

Golden Tulip Hotel

Take a 5-hour bus ride to Kumasi.  You will check into the hotel and relax for the evening.  

Day 5: Kumasi tour

Arrive in Kumasi by mid-afternoon.  In the city, you will drive past Kejetia Market the biggest market in West Africa before returning to your hotel.  You may visit the market if you wish and time allows.

Today you will also visit some of the Ashanti craft villages starting with the woodcarving village of Ahwiaa, known for the

talented craftsmen who fashion royal stools, walking sticks and fertility dolls from wood. You will have the opportunity to

purchase hand carved items of all kinds.

The next stop is the village of Ntonso where artisan’s hand-stamp patterns on cotton cloth to make Adinkra textiles. Adinkra cloth is worn for funerals

and other solemn occasions.

Day 6: Kumasi Tour pt. 2

After breakfast, you will travel through several scenic villages with fine examples of traditional Ghanaian building.  The final village is Bonwire, where the famous Kente cloth is handmade on looms in a time-honored tradition passed down through generations. You will see the Kente weavers in process of creating Kente cloth in various styles, and have the opportunity to

purchase souvenirs expertly woven Kente.

Day 7:  Travel to Elmina stop at Last Bath   

Coconut Grove Hotel

Take a 4 Hour drive to Elmina.  On the way, stop at The Last Bath or Assin Manso Slave market which was the location for washing and sorting of the slaves. You will then check into your hotel in Elmina and relax on the beach.  

 Day 8: Cape Coast Castle/ City Tour

Today you will experience an emotional journey visiting Cape Coast Castle which held more enslaved Africans captive than any other in the region, viewing the dungeons and the infamous “Door of no return”. Cape Coast Castle was designated a world heritage site by UNESCO.

There is a magnificent historical museum inside, which explains the history of the castle and of Cape Coast. During our time, here we have the opportunity to purchase literature on all of Ghana’s forts and castles, as well as the cultural history and traditions of Ghana.  

Day 9:  Final day of departure

After breakfast, spend more time in Elmina.  Head from Cape Coast to Accra with a stop at the village of Abandze, the Ancestral home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American jazz musician before arriving to the airport.  

IncLuded in trip
  • Airport transfers
  • Tours with English speaking guides
  • All entry fees to tours mentioned above
  • Breakfast everyday
not included in trip
  • International flights
  • VISA $100 US
  • Travel Insurance