9 Days African Heritage Tour of Ghana Palace Travel $1780/- (Posted on Jul 12 2011)

9 Days African Heritage Tour of Ghana Palace Travel $1780/-

AFRICAN HERITAGE TOUR OF GHANA

Day 1 Tuesday August 30, 2011 – ARRIVE IN ACCRA
On arrival in Ghana you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel.
Meal(s) Included: No
Overnight at Novotel Accra City Centre Hotel or Similar

accra beach

accra beach

Day 2 Wednesday August 31, 2011 – ACCRA
After breakfast, there is orientation which includes a discussion on Ghanaian history and culture
Late morning you begin the city tour which includes a visit to the W.E.B. Du Bois Center honoring the life of one of the most prominent Pan-Africanists who chose to live and work in Ghana.
Visit Independence Square, Accra’s open-air ceremonial grounds where all national celebrations are held.
Continue to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and museum, a tribute to Ghana’s first President. This park, formally called the Polo grounds, is where Dr. Kwame Nkrumah declared the independence of Ghana. The remains of Dr. Nkrumah as well as that of his wife rest on this premise. You will see various personal items used by Osagyefo, as well as books he authored together with several of his personal belongings.
This evening there is a welcome dinner with entertainment. There will be a fashion show and tailors and dressmakers from whom you can order custom made outfits will be in attendance.
(this activity for a minimum of 10 per group)
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Novotel Accra City Centre Hotel or Similar

Day 3 Thursday September 1, 2011 – TRAVEL TO KUMASI
After breakfast you will travel to Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Kingdom of Gold. On the way you will stop at Mampong Centre for Scientific Research into Plant Medicine. The center conducts research in the use of plant medicine in the cure of various ailments.
Continue to Kumasi arriving early afternoon. On arrival in Kumasi you will visit the Manhiya Palace. The Manhiya Palace was built by the British in 1925 to receive Asantehene (ruler of the Ashanti people) Prempeh I when he returned from exile in the Seychelles to resume residence in Kumasi. It was used by the Ashanti kings until 1974. It now serves as a museum, containing a range of items relating to the Ashanti Kingdom, particularly Prempeh I (ruled 1888-1931) and Prempeh II (ruled 1931-1970).
Visit the nearby Okomfo Anokye Sword, an important symbol of Ashanti unity that marks the spot where the Golden Stool “descended from the sky” and has been in place for 300 years. Legend says the Ashanti Kingdom would collapse should the sword ever be removed.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Noda Hotel or Similar

Day 4 Friday September 2, 2011 – KUMASI
After breakfast, visit 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.
Our next stop is the village of Ntonso where artisan’s hand-stamp patterns on cotton cloth to make Adinkra textiles. Black-on-black and black-on-red Adinkra cloth is worn for funerals and other solemn occasions. You will learn how the black dye is made in the village from the bark of trees, and create your own Adinkra sash to take home. You may also purchase large pieces of Adinkra cloth handmade in the village.
Our 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 or gifts.
This evening visit the Kumasi Central Market (also known as Kejetia Market), the largest open-air market in West Africa, where more than 10,000 vendors sell their wares. Here you will find just about everything, food, fabric, beauty products, handmade crafts and even large animals.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Noda Hotel or Similar

Day 5 Saturday September 3, 2011 – KUMASI TO CAPE COAST
After breakfast, depart for Cape Coast. You shall transit the rich Gold mine town of Obuasi.
On the way you will stop at Assin Manso, the burial site of two former slaves from the U. S. and Jamaica whose remains were re-interred in August 1998 during Ghana’s first Emancipation Day Celebration. You will see the “Slave River” where captured Africans were washed before being confined in the Slave Castles to await shipment to the Americas and the Caribbean.
This afternoon you will visit Cape Coast Castle and the Castle Museum for a guided tour. Cape Coast Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was one of the departure points for Africans being sent to slavery in the Americas. The castle is home to the infamous “Door of No Return”.
This evening you will travel to the nearby village of Mesomagor and see the Bamboo Orchestra at their musical best. The youth at the village of Mesomagor have revived a traditional art, by performing with bamboo percussion instruments to music and dance. This is a contagious dance performance you have not seen anywhere else.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at The Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Similar

Day 6 Sunday September 4, 2011 – CAPE COAST
After breakfast you will visit Elmina Castle, another UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1482. This castle was the first European structure built in sub-Saharan Africa.
This afternoon drive to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s only surviving tropical rain forests.  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 nearly 1000 feet and hanging 100 feet above the forest floor.  Choose between a nature walk through the forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal values they offer, or take a challenging walk on the canopy walkway.
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Attend a cooking workshop, after which you will be able to impress your friends and family for years to come with the traditional recipes you will learn. You will learn to make fufu, ground nut soup, red- red, and palava sauce. Sample some of Ghana’s most popular foods.
*NOTE: All dishes are made with purified water.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at The Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Similar

Day 7 Monday September 5, 2011 – CAPE COAST TO ACCRA
After breakfast return to Accra. On the way, you will stop to visit the village of Abandze, the ancestral home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American jazz musician. Arrive in Accra early afternoon.
This rest of the day is at leisure for individual activities. This evening is reserved for the spa or other leisure activities.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Novotel Accra City Centre Hotel or Similar

kakum national park

kakum national park

Day 8 Tuesday September 6, 2011 – ACCRA
Today is reserved for shopping and other leisure activities. You can visit The National Cultural Center and the popular Arts & Crafts Market if you like aggressive bartering, or the African Market in Osu if you prefer fixed prices. Those of you who ordered custom made clothing will go for fittings and adjustments.
After returning to the hotel with the great bargains you have secured, prepare for this evenings farewell dinner. (this activity for a  minimum of  10 per group)
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Novotel Accra City Centre Hotel or Similar

Day 9 Wednesday September 7, 2011 – ACCRA/DEPART
Today’s activities will depend on the time of your departing flight.
Transfer to airport for your flight home. Leave with a sense of appreciation and love for the people of Ghana.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

2011 & 2012 Tour Schedule

 

  • August 30 – September 7, 2011
  • November 8 – 16, 2011
  • December 20 – 28, 2011
  • January 10 – 18, 2012
  • February 20 – 28, 2012
  • March 19 – 27, 2012

PRICING:-
January – December

Numbers of Travelers

Price per person in US $

Double Occupancy Single Supplement*
2 $2490.00 $495.00
6 $1890.00 $495.00
10 $1780.00 $495.00

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites and events
  • Meals indicated by  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to driver and guide
  • International airfare – New York/Accra $1898 including taxes which are subject to change

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Posted by on Jul 12 2011. Filed under Accra, Africa, Ghana.

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9 Days African Heritage Tour of Ghana Palace Travel $1780/-

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