Unforgettable moments

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Daily

Duration

10 days

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10

Introduction

Ghana, the gateway to Africa invites you to discover, explore and learn about her history and rich culture. Visit the best destinations in Ghana that offer the chance to not only indulge in their food, cultural heritage and much more, but also their history that plays a significant role in our world’s timeline.

Tour Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Accra, Ghana

A tour guide from Can Do Land Tours will be waiting at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra. After welcoming you to Ghana, they will take you to the M-Plazza Hotel. There, after a traditional water giving ceremony, you will take part in a small orientation, after which you will be taken to your hotel room. Dinner will be served later in the evening and you’ll be allowed to rest before the big day tomorrow.
Day 02

City Tour of Accra

After indulging in an early morning breakfast, the tour will start from the Independence square, home to the Independence Arch, a monument dedicated to the struggles for Ghana’s independence. The square is a special place for Ghanaian nationals, which is why the annual commemoration of the Independence Parade and other national festivals are also held here. Moving on, we’ll go to the National Museum, where you’ll explore the depths of Ghana’s culture. There are many relics from various tribes and ethnicities exhibited here so you’ll learn a lot.

From here, we’ll take you to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the final resting place of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Afterwards, you will be taken to the W.E.B Du Bois Centre for Pan-Africanism, where you’ll learn more about the life of Dr. Nkrumah and his work as a scholar and a human rights activist. You’ll then be taken to lunch where you’ll enjoy some authentic Ghanaian food. After lunch is done, we’ll take you to the Arts Centre which comprises of various stalls that offer gorgeous intricate handiworks like wood carvings, drums, beads and fabrics from all over the country. The Arts Centre also has a theatre. After this, you’ll return to the hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 03

Tours of Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle

After an early breakfast, we’ll travel through the hustle and bustle of the capital city, Accra all the way to Cape Coast. Once there, we’ll take you to the Cape Coast Castle, a significant establishment that played a primary role in the transatlantic slave trade of the 17th century. Built in 1653 by the Swedes, this castle was taken over by British forces for gold trade, and later slave trade. People from Africa were brought to the dungeons of Cape Coast Castle, from where they’d be transported to other regions for slavery. The Smithsonian section of the West African Museum that’s located in this castle will allow you get a grip on West Africa’s tragic past and culture.

After lunch, we will then take you to Elmina Castle. Also known to be a location where slaves were kept, this castle has now been converted into a museum which educates people on the history of the country and the people who stayed, lived and died there. You’ll be taken to visit the dungeons of the castle, as well as the two punishment cells, one of which was for foreigners and the other was for slaves so you can determine the difference and how each was treated. You will also be taken to the nearby fishing harbors and Fort Jargo. Afterwards, we’ll return to the hotel.

After an early breakfast, we’ll travel through the hustle and bustle of the capital city, Accra all the way to Cape Coast. Once there, we’ll take you to the Cape Coast Castle, a significant establishment that played a primary role in the transatlantic slave trade of the 17th century. Built in 1653 by the Swedes, this castle was taken over by British forces for gold trade, and later slave trade. People from Africa were brought to the dungeons of Cape Coast Castle, from where they’d be transported to other regions for slavery. The Smithsonian section of the West African Museum that’s located in this castle will allow you get a grip on West Africa’s tragic past and culture. After lunch, we will then take you to Elmina Castle. Also known to be a location where slaves were kept, this castle has now been converted into a museum which educates people on the history of the country and the people who stayed, lived and died there. You’ll be taken to visit the dungeons of the castle, as well as the two punishment cells, one of which was for foreigners and the other was for slaves so you can determine the difference and how each was treated. You will also be taken to the nearby fishing harbors and Fort Jargo. Afterwards, we’ll return to the hotel.
Day 04

Forts Tour

After checking out of the hotel in Accra, we will depart for the Western region of Ghana, where we will head for the forts. The tour will start from Fort St. Sebastian in the town of Shama. This fort was built to be a carbon copy of Elmina Castle. We will then proceed to Fort Orange in Sekondi, a few kilometers from Fort St. Sebastian. Fort Orange served as a trading post after it was built in the 1670s. It was later turned into a lighthouse, after which it is now used as a naval base. After lunch is done, we will carry on to Fort St. Antonio. Built by the Portuguese to survey the gold trade on the Ankobra River, this fort was later abandoned because of persistent attacks by the indigenous tribe. Afterwards, we’ll check-in at the Frankfaus Hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 05

Kumasi City Tour

After a hearty early breakfast, we’ll check out of the hotel and head through the Western Forest Zones to Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region, and one of the largest metropolitans in Ghana. You will first be taken to the Manhyia Palace, one of the best places to get first-hand information from on the history and vibrant culture of the Ashantis. Here, you’ll have the chance to see relics and artifacts that date back to the 18th century. You’ll also be taken to the Prempeh II Museum and the National Cultural Centre where you’ll visit the studios of some noted potters as well as the batik and brass market. After lunch, we’ll settle for a cultural performance at the National Cultural Centre. Then you’ll be taken to the Golden Gate Hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 06

Ashanti Craft Village Tour

Day six will take you around the villages near Kumasi. The locals are known for their craftsmanship so you’ll have a chance to explore their work and marvel at their traditional methods of intricate work. We will start at Asuofia where you’ll see how beads are used to create different things. Then we’ll move to Bonwire and Adanwomasa to learn how Kente can be weaved. You’ll also have the chance to work on weaving yourself. We’ll then take you to Atonso to learn how Adinkra cloths are created. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the village more and see local potters and brass smiths at work.

After lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll visit some traditional fetish shrines as well. Next on the list is Kumawu, a city in Kumasi that has several villages including, but not limited to Patakro, Asenemaso and Bodwease. We’ll also visit the Kumasi Fort as well as the Kejetia Market, the largest West African open air market. Then we will return to the hotel.
Day 07

Arrival in the North

An early departure toward the Northern Region will allow us to experience the cultural heritage at ease. We will first check in at the Bigiza Hotel where we’ll have lunch. From there, we’ll move to the village and interact with the locals. We’ll then return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 08

The Northern Tour

The Northern Tour will start in Hausa Zongo at the tannery where you will see different items made from pure leather such as sandals, purses, belts and bags. From there, we will proceed to Tamale Central Market, where you’ll get to explore how different businesses are carried out. You’ll also have the chance to purchase a smock.

From here, we’ll move on to the Cultural Center in the North. There, you’ll see different arts and crafts depicting Northern beauty and different Northern cultures. We’ll pass through the Yendi and Salaga market as well where slaves were once chained and kept before being taken to the coast. You’ll also have the opportunity to see the Nelerigu Defense Wall, which was how the Great King protected his citizens from slave raiders. Afterwards, we’ll return to the hotel.
Day 09

Slave Trade Tour

After breakfast, we’ll take you to numerous historical sites, starting from the Paga-Nania slave camp, which forms a section of the slave route in Ghana. Here, you’ll see the rounded holes in the rocks where meals would be served to the slaves. You’ll visit the Wa-Naa Palace as well, which is the seat for the Paramount Chief of the Walas. The palace was made with Sudanese arts in early 19th century.

From there, you’ll be taken to Pikyria River, where the slaves would bathe before heading south. We’ll then take you to see the town of the Gwollu where remnants of the 17th century slave defenses still stand. You’ll also see the Caves of Sankana and Bulenga, where the locals would hide during slave raids. Then, you’ll return to your hotel for dinner and rest.
Day 10

Departure

After breakfast, you’ll head straight to Accra, to the Kotoka International Airport where your tour guide will help you check-in for departure.

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