Arts and Crafts Tour

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

8 days

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579

Maximum Seats

20

Overview

This voyage will equip you with knowledge of different cultures within Ghana. A visit to the Art center, Proverbial Casket shop, Bead-Making center, Kente weaving towns, Kumasi craft villages, Manhyia Palace, Kejetia market and other exciting places which will be with you throughout this mortal coil.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVAL IN THE CAPITAL OF ACCRA, GHANA

A warm reception awaits you upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport from the staff of Can Do Land Tours, Ghana. You will be taken to your Hotel and a brief orientation will be conducted for you on the activities for the subsequent days. Dinner awaits you after the orientation and rests afterward for the next day.
Day 2

A TOUR OF DRUMS

We commence the day with breakfast and proceed to the Central Business District in Accra. We will visit designated areas noted for weaving, especially drums to explore new forms and procedures of weaving, and the different items that are made through weaving such as baskets, bags, palanquins, fences and furniture etc. A special local delicacy awaits us at this juncture and then proceed to the Arts Center where we’ll see forms of drums in a manifold, including the Kpalogo, fontomfrom, borborbor, atumpan among others. We’ll also learn how they’re used and when they’re used, and the particular that uses them. In due course, we’ll return to your hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 03

VISIT THE PROVERBIAL CASKET SHOP BEAD-MAKING SHOP IN SOMANYA

After breakfast, we’ll proceed to the Proverbial Casket Shop. Casket-making is quite unique in Ghana since people from around the globe come to Ghana to have caskets made. Artists will take us through the methods and aestheticism that comes with carving proverbial coffins used for the last rites of the deceased. We’ll interact with the artists, learn their procedures and understand how long it takes to create each one. From here, we’ll depart to Somanya, located in the Eastern region. There will be a stopover at Shai Hills restaurant for a local delicacy to replenish our energy. Famous for their bead-making skills, the people of Somanya are immensely talented so this visit is a special treat. Beads are used for many purposes including warding away superstitions, to denote status, to express emotions and for aesthetics. Beads are usually worn during various celebrations, durbars, seasonal festivals and to funerals. The bead makers will take us through the process of making different beads and we’ll get the opportunity to make our own beads and take it along with us. Subsequent to this, we’ll head to our Hotel in Somanya for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 04

TAFI ABUIFE KENTE WEAVING WORKSHOP

We’ll leave for Tafi-Abuife early in the morning after breakfast. Located in the Volta region, this beautiful location is where the Ghanaian cloth Kente is weaved. The leader among the kente weavers will take us to the outdoor weavers where we’ll discover how different Kente cloths are made, with different colors and styles. We’ll also get the chance to do a single Kente weaving which will serve as a souvenir for us. After this creative adventure, we’ll depart to Accra for dinner and retire to bed.
Day 5

VISIT TO MANHYIA AND KEJETIA MARKET

After breakfast early in the morning, we’ll depart to Kumasi, the seat of the Ashanti Empire. We’ll have our local delicacy at Joefel’s fine dining restaurant and proceed thereafter to the Manhyia Palace. The Ashanti Kingdom is well known across the globe for their rich culture, and Manhyia Palace is where the King resides. A site guide will lead us through a walking tour of the Palace and feed us with the rich history of the Ashanti Kingdom. From here, we’ll visit Kejetia market, one of the biggest and busiest markets in Ghana. After about an hour of walking in the market, we’ll proceed to Golden Gate Hotel, check into our rooms, enjoy dinner and retire to bed.
Day 06

VISIT TO KUMASI CRAFT VILLAGES

After breakfast, we’ll head to Ntonso, the town which is well-known for the production of the Adinkra cloth. The word ‘Adinkra’ means farewell or goodbye. The colors of the Adinkra are worn for different occasions. For instance, Blue, yellow, white and green colors are worn for happy occasions such as festivals, weddings, naming ceremonies among others, whereas red and black are worn for funerals. The leader of the group will take us through the process of making the Adinkra cloth and we’ll also have the opportunity to make our own Adinkra cloth and take away as souvenirs. After this sensational visit, we’ll enjoy our local delicacy and proceed thereafter to Ahwiaa where we’ll interact with wood carvers and artisans who are known for creating beautiful crafts, all with different meanings and there will be an opportunity to make some purchases at a reduced price. From here, we’ll head back to the hotel, have dinner and rest.
Day 07

VISIT TO BONWIRE AND PANKRONO

After having breakfast, we’ll depart to Bonwire. Inspired by the spider, Kente weaving has been the main occupation of the people of Bonwire and are noted for weaving the best Kente in the country. These best Kente weavers and experts in the country weave only the most special and expensive Kente, and their handiworks are taken to the Ashanti King and other nobles. We’ll do some weaving which will be a souvenir and can also make other purchases as well. We’ll enjoy a delicious local meal and proceed to Pankrono, where we’ll meet some of the best potters. We’ll see how the pots are made and try our hands on samples. Subsequent to making series of samples, we will return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 08

JOURNEY BACK TO ACCRA

We’ll check out after breakfast and depart to Accra. Upon reaching Accra, we’ll visit the arts center for some souvenirs before the airport drops off.

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