DO IT LIKE A GHANAIAN

Overview

Occupy the space of a daily typical Ghanaian routine. Bask in the awe-inspiring experiential creation and tastes of everyday Ghanaian dishes. Oh yes! – The admired Ghanaian Jollof Rice. Batiking, African Head Wrapping, Beadmaking and assembling. Relive your Cultural Heritage and reconnection through the Fihankra Experience, Drumming and Dancing. Enrich your knowledge during the Castle tour and discover your Sky Walking skills on a short adventure.

Highlights

Greater Accra Region

Central Region

Ashanti Region

Itinerary

Day 1

AKWAABA (WELCOME) - ARRIVAL

Arrive in Ghana. Meet and assist by The Chariot staff (Tour Guide & Chauffeur). Transfer to hotel. Brief introduction on board. Welcome drink on arrival and orientation shortly after.

Day 2

ACCRA CITY TOUR

Your tour of Ghana begins after a hefty breakfast. This full day city tour will take you through the administrative or political route in the Accra Metropolis. Get your cameras ready for those enchanting Kodak moments at the famous Black Star Gate (where VP Kamala Harris of the USA made her historic speech on her 3-day tour to Ghana), Black Star Square also known as the Independence Square (a monumental site for Ghana’s Independence Day Parade).

Continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in memory and honor of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (the First President of Ghana) and prominent Pan Africanist. Visit the Chief’s Palace where you will pay a courtesy call of the Chief and his Kinsmen. Continue to Old Accra for the Jamestown Walking TourLight House. Engage in your Ga Kenkey making experience where you will be witnessing a live Kenkey making and tasting session amidst some folklore and modern sing-along songs.

Exercise your bargaining skills at the Center for National Culture (popularly known as the Arts Center). Your tour guide will assist you with this process.

Have a late lunch on your own account and head back to your hotel.

Climax your day with a visit to the Teshie Nungua Fantasy Coffins. Experience this unique display of artfully sculpted coffins mostly by the Ga people who fancied such extravagant coffins which portrayed the essence of the departed through occupation, symbolism or maybe character trait. A musician – a musical note or symbol.

Your night tour begins at 6pm when the tour guide and chauffeur will pick you up for your welcome dinner at a chosen restaurant & pub to be communicated to you.

Drop off at your hotel or you can continue to discover Accra by night on your own.

Day 3

ACCRA – KUMASI

Enjoy a scenic drive to the Ashanti Region, home of the Ashanti Kingdom. Explore the city of monuments in dedication to the remembrance of the famous Ashanti people.

Continue to visit the Okomfo Anokye Sword Site, a significant representative of Ashanti unity. The exact spot the Golden Stool descended from the sky and sword pushed to the ground for more than 300 years. The sword still remains immovable despite several attempts. The Ashanti state is believed would collapse should the sword ever be removed.

Transfer, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 4

MANHYIA PALACE MUSEUM | PREMPEH II MUSEUM

Today we visit the Manhyia Palace Museum. The museum (the old Manhyia Palace) is within the present Manhyia Palace, the seat and official residence of the Asante King (Asantehene).

The creation of this African Art Museum by the Asante people makes it a unique one in West Africa in recognition of their own leaders and also to convey the riches of the Asante Nation history and culture to future generations and visitors from all over the world coming to Ghana each year.

Continue to Prempeh II Jubilee Museum located inside the Kumasi Center for National Culture. The entrance is an embellishment of selected Adinkra Symbols. It includes diverse craft workshops including Kente weavers, Potters, Brass makers, Wood carvers and Batikers. The Museum provides an enthralling collection of Asante’s history.

Transfer, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 5

ASHANTI CRAFT VILLAGES

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart for Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. En route, visit the Assin Manso Slave River (Donkor Nsuo) where the slaves had their last bath before being sent to the Castles dungeons through the gates of ‘no return’ and transported to the Americas to work as slave stands condemned for all time. It is also the burial site of two enslaved Africans, Madam Crystal from Jamaica and Samuel Carson from the United States of America.

Arrive Cape Coast late afternoon, check in and enjoy your leisure time.

Spend your evening chitchatting about the day’s experience over some Seafood dinner and great music (Live Band – on weekends). Overnight at your resort or hotel.

Day 6

KUMASI – ASSIN MANSO – CAPE COAST

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and depart for Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. En route, visit the Assin Manso Slave River (Donkor Nsuo) where the slaves had their last bath before being sent to the Castles dungeons through the gates of ‘no return’ and transported to the Americas to work as slave stands condemned for all time. It is also the burial site of two enslaved Africans, Madam Crystal from Jamaica and Samuel Carson from the United States of America.

Arrive Cape Coast late afternoon, check in and enjoy your leisure time.

Spend your evening chitchatting about the day’s experience over some Seafood dinner and great music (Live Band – on weekends). Overnight at your resort or hotel.

Day 7

CAPE COAST CASTLE – KAKUM NATIONAL PARK

Today, you will visit the Cape Coast Castle after breakfast. The Castle originally for the trade of timber and gold but later used in the Atlantic Slave Trade. Encounter the “Door of no Return” which was the last stop before crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Enjoy a panoramic view through the Denkyira Kingdom to the Kakum National Park after breakfast. It is one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rainforests. The key attraction is the tree canopy walkway that enables you to skywalk over the high tropical forest. It is a 350km long suspended bridge comprised of six tree platforms & seven connecting spans that stand 30metres above the forest ground. You can also choose to go hiking to explore and learn about the flora and fauna.

Stop by the Hans Cottage Botel en-route for late lunch on your own account. Join in the experience of watching and petting the most cherished crocodiles in the heart of Lake Hans.

Transfer and overnight at your beach resort.

Day 8

FIHANKRA CEREMONY – COOKING CLASS – ARTS CLASS - ACCRA

This day will be spent reconnecting returnees with the cultural and spiritual ties that had been denied refused them for centuries through the Fihankra. After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you for a revelation and transformative experience. Climax the Fihankra experience with a naming ceremony which seeks to reattach people of African descent having been lost owing to the transatlantic slave trade to the Motherland.

Observe, participate in drumming and dancing by the locals while learning some new skills.

Continue to Global Mama’s where you will undergo a cooking class session mostly Ghanaian meals or cuisine. You may learn the traditional or modern way of cooking. Participate and taste your cooked meals for lunch including the highly rated Ghanaian Jollof.

Other learning activities will involve Batiking by making your own beautiful designs, Beadmaking, and Head Wrapping. Exhibit your Bead Assembling skills by making souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

 

Transfer and overnight at your hotel.

Day 9

ACCRA BY NIGHT TOUR

Check out and depart for Accra after breakfast. Upon arrival in Accra, check into your hotel and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Your guide and driver will pick you up for your night out. Enjoy some food and drinks at a pub or lounge or live band music and some grills at an open-air restaurant.

Overnight at your beach resort.

Day 10

ACCRA – DEPARTURE

After a hearty breakfast, enjoy your day at leisure while relaxing for your spa session (on your own account) or your guide and driver will be available for your last-minute shopping plans.

You will be transferred to the airport on time for your onward flight.

Bye! Nante Yie (Safe Journey!)

PACKAGE INCLUDES

NOT INCLUDED

Tour Information

From

$2870

Duration

10 Days / 9 Nights

Pax

2

Tour Location

Ghana

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