Ghanaian Artisan working on a Weaver


Excursions & Activities


Deposit Per Person


June 29 – July 8, 2024

Itinerary at a Glance

Depart USA on an overnight flight to Ghana

Once you arrive in Accra, you’ll be warmly received after going through immigration and customs. You will be picked up by our cultural tour guide and transferred in a private A/C vehicle to your hotel in Accra. Check-in at your hotel, relax and prepare for the next day’s activities. Welcome dinner at the Hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Dinner
Hotel: Marriott Hotel in Accra

Today marks the beginning of your wonderful experience in the Motherland. Your first full day in Ghana, after a sumptuous buffet breakfast at your hotel, we set off for the tour of Accra and vicinity, passing through the economic and administrative districts.

  • James Town—one of Accra’s most historic neighborhoods, where history resides on every corner. Best known for its lighthouses (the first of which was constructed in 1875 by the British) as a  navigational aid for trading vessels sailing through the Gulf of  Guinea. The original structure was ruined but a larger and more  improved lighthouse completed in 1921 is still functioning today.
  • Independence Square where you will see the enclosed flame of  African liberation, which was lit by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961.
  • Visit the W.E.B. DuBois Center honoring the life of one of the most prominent Pan-Africanists who chose to live and work in Ghana.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Marriott Hotel in Accra

After a good breakfast, we check out of the hotel and depart to Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti Kingdom.

On the outskirts of Kumasi, you will drive through scenic typical Ashanti traditional villages to see some of the authentic African craft in this region.

Adanwomase village, where you will witness how the local weavers work on their looms in the town canter and demonstrate how the famous Kente cloth is made in a time-honoured tradition passed down through generations. You may decide to purchase some of the stunning Kente fabrics on display at the center.

The village of Ahwiaa has long been known for its many talented craftsmen who fashion Royal Stools, walking sticks, and fertility Dolls from wood. This thriving community is also known for producing some of the most talented artisans who create hand-carved jewelry boxes and other wood-carving items of all kinds.

Transfer to your hotel for the night—dinner at the hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Lancaster Kumasi in Kumasi

Upon arrival, we visit the Manhyia Palace Museum to obtain firsthand information on the legacies of the Ashanti kingdom, a regal history that dates to 1700 and is told with relics and artifacts.

Tour the Prempeh II Museum inside the Kumasi Cultural Centre where you will get to know how the Ashanti Royalty live their lives, some genealogy of the Ashanti Chiefs and some educative and interesting history of the Ashanti and Akan tribe.

Then afterward, you will be taken to Okomfo Anokye Sword Site to see the everlasting sword of the great Okomfo Anokye, the most powerful fetish priest ever lived then and now Ghana. You will get to know why the sword was stuck in the ground and how it has remained there till now with many attempts from many people.

You will be transferred to your hotel for the night—dinner at the hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Lancaster Kumasi in Kumasi

Today, we depart for yet another adventure of Coastal lands of Ghana Elmina & Cape Coast. Enroute, we stop at Assin Manso, the burial site of two former slaves from the USA and Jamaica whose remains were re-interred in August 1998 during Ghana’s first Emancipation Day Celebration. A visit to “the Slave River” or “Donkor Nsuo” offers the chance to see the place where captured Africans were washed before being confined in the Slaves Castles to await shipment to the Americas and the Caribbean.

The next activity for the day is a visit to Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site. The castle is a thought-provoking monument to a harrowing period in the region’s history. You will take an emotional journey through the castle which held more enslaved Africans than any other in the region, viewing the dungeons and the infamous “Door of no return”. There is a significant historical museum inside, which explains the history of the castle and of Cape Coast itself. You can purchase literature on Ghana’s forts and castles, as well as the cultural history and traditions of Ghana. Next, we visited Elmina Castle, another World Heritage site.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Ridge Royal Hotel in Cape Coast

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel for a visit to the Kakum National Park, Ghana’s most famous park. Take a brief walking tour on the forest floor where you will learn how our ancestors lived in the forest. See birds and butterflies and perhaps catch a glimpse of the forest’s over 40 species of mammals including monkeys and the reclusive forest elephant. Proceed to the canopy walk. Kakum is home to Africa’s only aerial walkway through the tree canopy, a 1000-foot-long and even-bridge walkway with viewing platforms that reach heights over 150 feet above the ground.

Late afternoon, explore the fragrant and exotic flavors of West African cuisine in Esi’s Kitchen. Esi will introduce you to an array of new tastes and flavors as you learn how to create authentic Ghanaian dishes. Using African cooking techniques during the workshop, you will create traditional dishes like peanut butter soup with rice, fried plantain, Palava sauce, and Yam.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Ridge Royal Hotel in Cape Coast

Fihankra is a ceremony which seeks to reconnect people of African descent, who have been lost due to the transatlantic slave trade, to the motherland. This ceremony reconnects returnees with the cultural and spiritual ties that had been denied them for centuries.

This ceremony will be capped off with a naming ceremony where each one receives an authentic African Name.

After lunch (on your own account), we continue to Accra arriving early evening. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant before our transfer to the hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel: Marriott Hotel in Accra

Breakfast will be at your hotel.

The rest of the day will be at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your flight home. After this trip, you will forever view the motherland in the positive light it deserves.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Hotel: Marriott Hotel in Accra

Black Star Square in Ghana

Which one will be your most memorable highlight?

  • Jamestown Community
  • Independence Arch & Black Star Square
  • Art Center
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • Ashanti Craft Villages
  • Manhyia Palace Museum
  • Prempeh II Museum
  • Okomfo Anokye Sword Site
  • Assin Manso Slave River
  • Cape Coast Castle
  • Kakum National Park
  • Esi’s Kitchen
  • Fihankra Ceremony
  • Naming Ceremony
A person is raising their fist in the air in front of a diverse group of people raising their fist in the air
Ghanaian Men and Women leading a traditional ceremony with tourists

Room Pricing





Per Person



Per Person; Non-refundable; Non-exchangeable

Price Includes

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival
  • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated (Breakfast daily, 7 Dinners)
  • Assistance with visa application
  • Bottled water on tour

Price DOES NOT Include

  • Cost of Airfare
  • Cost of visa
  • Meals not listed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuity to drivers and guide

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