History and cultural

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

10 days

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502

Maximum Seats

20

Overview

This cultural expedition will commence with a city tour of Accra that focus on Ghana’s history, proceed to Cape Coast for the castles and forts. Touring Kumasi craft villages including Bonwire to learn more about kente weaving, not forgetting a visit to Manhyia Palace to be equipped with the history of the Asante Kingdom and a northern safari.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVAL IN THE CAPITAL OF ACCRA, GHANA

A warm reception awaits you upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport from a 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 before bed.
Day 2

Accra City Tour

We’ll commence the city tour with breakfast and proceed to the W.E.B. Du Bois center, the memorial place of the Pan-African American who spent the later part of his life here upon invitation from the first president of Ghana. From here, we’ll proceed to the National Museum which houses some of the many artifacts that display the diversity of Ghana’s culture. These artifacts contain relics from numerous Ghanaian tribes and various ethnicities. The Independence Square will be our next destination, where we’ll see the monument erected to mark Ghana’s struggle for independence. We’ll then head to Osikan restaurant for a delicious local meal. From here, we’ll go to the final resting place of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana to pay our respects. A site guide will take us through the rich history of our hero and we’ll get the opportunity to see some of the things he used while alive. The icing on the cake for the day will be a visit to the Arts Center, which is the biggest arts and crafts center in Ghana. We’ll visit various stalls that sell handiworks from all over Ghana, We’ll have the opportunity to make some purchases at an affordable price. We’ll then return to the hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 03

VISIT TO CAPE COAST AND ELMINA CASTLES

We’ll enjoy early breakfast and depart from Accra through the towns and villages and along the Atlantic Ocean to the capital of the Central Region Cape Coast to visit the castle for a historic adventure that takes you back to the days of colonization. Lunch will be taken at Baobab and proceed to Elmina Castle, the oldest European structure in sub-Saharan Africa, which served as the major Trans-Atlantic slave hub. We will experience the history of the slave trade, the impact of which is still felt beyond the shores of Africa. After this emotional history, we’ll proceed to Coconut Grove Hotel and check into our rooms. We’ll enjoy dinner and nightlife in Elmina before retiring to bed.
Day 04

Tour of the Forts

We’ll enjoy early breakfast, check out of the hotel and depart to the Western Region of Ghana where many Forts are located. Our tour will start from the Shama fort, known as Fort St. Sebastian, constructed to look like the Elmina Castle. It is also the third oldest Fort in Ghana. We’ll then proceed to Fort Orange in Sekondi, a few kilometers away. It served as a trading post after being constructed in the 1670s, before being turned into a lighthouse. It is now used as a naval base. We’ll enjoy a local delicacy in the capital of Western Region, Takoradi and proceed to Fort St. Antonio built along the Ankobra River. This fort was later abandoned because of the constant attacks by indigenous people. We’ll then head to the Frankfort Hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 05

Kumasi City Tour

After having breakfast, we’ll check out of the hotel and head to the Ashanti Regional Capital, Kumasi which is also the seat of the Asantehene, who is the King of the Ashanti Kingdom. We will visit the Manhyia Palace, where we’ll learn about the culture and history of the Ashanti Kingdom. We’ll also have the chance to see relics and artifacts that date back to the 18th century. We’ll proceed to enjoy a delicious local meal and then visit the Prem peh II museum, located at the National Cultural Centre. We’ll visit various potters’ studios as well as the brass and batik market after which we’ll enjoy a wonderful cultural performance. Then we’ll check into the Golden Gate hotel, enjoy dinner and retire to bed.
Day 06

Ashanti Craft Village Tour

After breakfast, we’ll head to the villages surrounding the Kumasi city, where you’ll explore many stalls, learning about the numerous craftsmen and women who work hard to perfect their skills. We’ll first start at Asuofia where we’ll learn how beads are made. We will enjoy our local delicacy in a local restaurant and then proceed to Bonwire and Adanwomase to learn how Kente is weaved. As a special treat, we’ll also get the chance to make samples of the adorable cloth. We’ll then proceed to Atonso to learn how the Adinkra cloth is made. After making our own samples, we’ll return to the hotel for dinner, enjoy the nightlife in the city of Kumasi and retire to bed.
Day 07

JOURNEY TO THE NORTH

After early breakfast, we’ll check out of the hotel and depart to the North. There will be a stopover on our way for lunch before proceeding to Bigiza Hotel in Tamale. After checking into the the hotel, we’ll enjoy dinner and rest for the subsequent activities
Day 08

The Northern Tour

Our northern tour will start after early morning breakfast. We’ll head to Hausa Zongo tannery to see how different leather items are made such as purses, sandals, belts, bags among others. We’ll then proceed to the Tamale Central Market and see how business is being carried out there. Then we’ll go to the Cultural Center of the North to see the beautiful Arts and Crafts of Northern heritage. We’ll enjoy a local northern delicacy after which we’ll pass through the Yendi and Salaga Slave market as well where we’ll learn about the history of the North. These markets were where slaves were chained and prepared for their send-off. You’ll also have the chance to see the Nalerigu Defense wall which was erected on orders of the great King to protect his people from slavers. Afterward, we’ll return to the hotel for dinner and enjoy the nightlife in the North before rest.
Day 09

Slave Trade Tour

This day will be dedicated to historical sites and after breakfast, we’ll visit the Paga-Nania Slave Camp which formed part of the country’s slave route. Here, meals would be served to slaves in rounded holes in rocks which are still there. After enjoying a local delicacy in a local restaurant, we’ll visit the Pikyria River where slaves would bath before being sent to the south. Our next stop is Gwollu where the remnants of a slave defense from the 17th century still exist. You’ll also see the caves of Sankana and Bulenga where the locals used to hide during slave raids. We’ll then head to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 10

Departure

After breakfast, we’ll check out of the hotel and depart to Tamale Airport to board a flight to Accra. A staff of Can Do Land Tours will meet and drive you to your hotel.

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