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Duration: 10 days
Location: West Africa
Starting Price: $1,591
Single Supplement: $681
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Tour Highlights

  • Welcome greetings and dinner followed by brief orientation by tour operator
  •  Accra city tour
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Volta River
  • Enjoy a day trip to Ada, where you can participate in various beach activities
  • Take a tour of one of the slave castles and
  • Experience walking on a canopy bridge hanging 100 feet above the forest floor in West Africa's most noted tropical rainforest
  • Try your bargaining skills at the open air market
(minimum group size 10 pax)

Based on 3 Star Hotels

Day 1 AKWAABA – WELCOME

Arrive in Accra, Ghana. Transfer from airport to your hotel for a welcome drink and orientation. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra
Day 2 ACCRA CITY TOUR
After a hearty breakfast, depart for a sightseeing tour of Accra. Your drive will take you through the administrative and economic districts of Ghana’s city capital. Over 100 years-old, Accra has a blend of colonial and contemporary architecture which symbolizes the cultural mix of the city.
You will visit the W. E. B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture, where Dr. Dubois (an academic and civil rights champion) spent two years working on a Pan-African encyclopedia under the invitation Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (Ghana’s first President). There, you will be treated to a guided tour through Dr. DuBois’ research library. You will also make stops at Independence/Black Star Square and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.For lunch, you will be given the opportunity to sample some local Ghanaian cuisine at one of our famous “chop bars.” A favorite for most tourists is the “fufu and light soup,” a starchy meal with a dough-like consistency. After lunch, the tour will take you to the Arts Center – a large arts and crafts market where you can find handicrafts from all over Ghana and West Africa. Be prepared to use your bargaining skills as you browse the many artisan stalls.

The sightseeing tour will end with a visit to the Coffin Makers Shop at Teshie (a suburb of Accra). There you will see how wood coffins are carved by hand into exquisite designs, representative of the occupation, interest or hobby of the deceased. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra
Meals: B, D
 
Day 3 LEISURE TIME / EXPLORE CITYEnjoy breakfast at your hotel. Spend the day own your own.

**Optional Add-on: Akosombo Cruise; lunch will be served on board the boat.

Overnight at your hotel in Accra.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra
Meals: B
 
Day 4 LEISURE TIME / EXPLORE CITYEnjoy breakfast at your hotel. Spend the day own your own.

**Optional Add-on: Akosombo Cruise; lunch will be served on board the boat.

Overnight at your hotel in Accra.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra
Meals: B
 

Day 5 CASTLE TOUR – KAKUM NATIONAL PARK

Depart for a drive to the Central Region to explore the infamous forts, castles and slave dungeons of Ghana. On this tour you will experience the physical history of the slave trade, the impact of which is still felt beyond the shores of Africa today.

Visit the Cape Coast Castle, which was built by the Swedes in 1653 and later taken over by the British. The castle also houses the West African Historical Museum, established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the Ghanaian Government in 1994.

After lunch on your own, visit Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rain forests, spanning over 360sq km and filled with diverse and dense vegetation. A blend of true rainforest and semi deciduous forest, Kakum is the home to over 40 large mammals, 400 bird species and an array of butterflies, flora and fauna.

The most popular attraction in the forest is the canopy walkway which is made up of seven bridges extending 330m and hanging 40m above the forest floor. You will be given the choice to walk the canopy or enjoy a 2km nature walk through the forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal values they offer.

Lodging: Hotel on Busua Beach
Meals: B
 
Day 6 BUSUA BEACH RESORTEnjoy breakfast at your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day engaging in beach activities. Overnight at Busua Beach Resort.
Lodging: Hotel on Busua Beach
Meals: B
 
Day 7 BUSUA BEACH RESORT
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day engaging in beach activities. Overnight at Busua Beach Resort.
Lodging: Hotel on Busua Beach
Meals: B
 

Day 8 BUSUA – ACCRA

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Check out and depart for a scenic drive back to Accra. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and spend the remainder of the day own your own. Overnight at your hotel in Accra.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra
Meals: B
 
Day 9 BEACH

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Spend the day own your own. Overnight at your hotel in Accra.

Lodging: Hotel in Accra
Meals: B
 

 

Day 10 FAREWELL / DEPARTUREEnjoy breakfast at your hotel. Spend the day at leisure or last minute shopping. Transfer to the airport for check-in and departure.
Meals: B 
**OPTIONAL ADD-ON DAY TOURSAkosombo Cruise: Depart to Akosombo Port to cruise on the largest man-made lake in the world. While cruising, you will dance to the sweet sounds of live highlife music played by the boat’s resident band. Enjoy the calm of the lake and bask in the beauty of the mountain scenery and surroundings.

Ada Beach: Depart for a scenic drive to Ada on the Eastern fringes of the Greater Accra Region. Visit the village of Azizanya on the estuary of the Volta River. The Elders of the village will take you through their fishing culture and explain how they are able to navigate the estuary which has an undercurrent of over seven knots. Spend the remainder of the day engaging in any of the following: canoeing, jet skiing, pedallo, or a range of other water sports on the Volta River or simply relax and enjoy the view. (Rates for water sports are not included in package price).

Busua Beach: Rates for water sports and visit to private island are optional activities and are not included in the cost of this tour.

 

DISCLAIMER: Cost will vary depending on group size. Contact a member of the team at travelafrica@landtours.com. Total cost of package will increase if hotel and transportation costs increase. Quote will be reviewed 3 months before your tour begins and you will be notified accordingly.