Explore ghana, togo & benin,14 days/13 nights

14 Days | Accra, Ghana
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DAY 1:ACCRA, GHANA

On arrival at Kotoka International Airport, our expert cultural tour guide will meet, assist and transfer you to your hotel in our private air-conditioned vehicle. Once you have checked in, your guide will brief you on what to expect during your stay here in Ghana

Other activities today will depend on your arrival time and preference.


DAY 2: ACCRA

 Highlights:

  • -The Independence/Black Square
  • -The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  • -Jamestown Fishing Community
  • -The Brazil House

 

Wake up to a whole new experience that awaits you today. After a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel, we set off for a panoramic sightseeing tour of the bustling city of Ghana’s capital- Accra passing through the economic and administrative districts.

 

We will visit the following places of interest:

  • -W.E.B Du Bois Centre honoring the life of the prominent Pan-Africanist who chose to live and work in Ghana.

  • -We shall continue to Independence Square where you will see the enclosed flame of African Liberation, which was lit by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in 1961. The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, final resting place of Ghana’s first president. Set in attractive gardens, there is an adjoining museum, which contains photos, artifacts and an insight into Dr. Nkrumah’s life. Adjoining the park is the National Cultural Centre, which is Ghana’s largest outdoor arts and crafts market selling traditional crafts from all over West Africa.

  • -Our day’s visit ends at Jamestown Community-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.

  • -You may visit “Brazil House” and learn about the seven Afro-Brazilian families who returned to settle in Ghana in 1836. Familiar Brazilian/Portuguese last names such as De Souza, Palmares, Azumah, Amorin, Da Costa, Santos, De Medeiros and Olympio are abundant in this section of Accra

 Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


DAY 3:ACCRA-CAPE COAST

Highlights:

  • - Cape Coast Township
  • - Elmina Castle

 

Depart for Cape Coast and Elmina, arriving late morning for a tour of Cape Coast before checking into your hotel. This afternoon, visit Elmina Castle, a World Heritage site slaves were held before being sent to the New World.

 This evening, observe the colorful fishing boats in preparation for the usual overnight fishing. This is a perfect opportunity for photographers in the group.

 Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


DAY 4: CAPE COAST & VICINITY

Highlights:

  • -Kakum National Park
  • -Cape Coast Castle

 

This morning travel to Kakum National Park. Kakum is one of Ghana’s most famous parks. Take a brief tour on the forest floor. Kakum is home to Africa’s only aerial walkway through the tree canopy, a 1000-foot-long, seven bridge walkway with viewing platforms that reach heights of over150 feet above the ground.

This afternoon, visit the Cape Coast Castle and the Castle Museum for a guided tour. Cape Coast Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to the “Door of No Return”.

Meal(s) Included; Breakfast


DAY 5:ELMINA-KUMASI

Highlights:

  • - Manhyia Palace
  • - Prempeh 11 Jubilee Museum

 

After breakfast, depart to Kumasi the realm of the Ashanti Kingdom. You will pass through Obuasi, the location of the Ashanti Goldfields- one of the richest mines in the world.

In Kumasi, visit Manhyia Palace, which is sometimes used by the Asantehene and houses a small historical museum. Disputes are still settled in accordance with centuries-old customs, where the Asantehene (The Ashanti King) has the final word.

Next, go on a tour of this historic city including visits to the National Cultural Centre which includes the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, named after the former Asantehene, Nana Osei Agyeman Prempeh II. Exhibits include a replica of the famed Golden Stool, which is believed to have descended from the sky and is the spiritual symbol of the Ashanti People

 Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


DAY 6: KUMASI & VICINITY

Highlights:

  • -Ashanti Craft Villages

 Visit the Ashanti Craft villages starting with the woodcarving village of Ahwiaa, known for the talented craftsmen who fashion royal stools, walking sticks and fertility dolls from wood. You will have the opportunity to purchase hand-carved items.

The next stop is the village of Ntonso where artisans hand-stamp patterns on cotton cloth to make Adinkra textiles.

The third village is Bonwire, where the famous Kente Cloth is handmade on looms in a time-honored a tradition passed down through generations.

You will see the various Kente weavers creating colorful Kente cloth in various styles and you might want to even try your hands on this special process.

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Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


DAY 7:  KUMASI-HO, VOLTA REGION

Highlights:

  • - Cocoa Research Institute

- Shai Hills Game Reserve


After breakfast, depart to Ho stopping at the Cocoa Research Institute at Tafo.

 Time permitting, visit Shai Hills Game reserves. The reserve consists of a very striking and attractive range of rocky hills set in the middle of expansive open and wooded grassland plains. There are several cave systems in the hills, some of which have played and continue to play an important role in the local history of the Krobos.

Late afternoon, travel to Ho where you will stay overnight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


DAY 8: HO-WLI-HO

 Highlights:

  • - Wli Waterfall
  • - Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary

 After breakfast, visit Wli waterfalls- the highest waterfall in Ghana. You will trek through a dense tropical forest and cross the meandering Agumatsa River at 11 places before you arrive at the waterfall.

 Later, you will visit Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary where the endangered but playful true Mona monkeys are considered sacred and are therefore protected. Walk on a well-cleared trail and view the monkeys in their natural habitat.

 Meal(s)Included: Breakfast


DAY 9:  HO, GHANA-LOME, TOGO

 Highlights:

  • - Independence Square
  • - National Museum
  • - Grande Marche/Fetish Market

 Depart to Lome, Togo stopping at points of interests. Arrive in Lome and visit the Independence Square, the National Museum, Lome Craftsmen village, Lome Central market-realm of the famous Nana Benz, the fishing harbor, the fetish Market- the traditional drugstore of the locals. Visit also Grand Marche where pearls, baskets, pottery and other products including “sacred” items are on display.

 Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


DAY 10: LOME & VICINITY

 Highlights:

  • - Slave house- Agbodrafo
  • - Togoville

  • Today visit the slave house in Agbodrafo. You may board the fishermen’s canoes to help them pull in their nets (seek permission from the village chief). From there, you can easily travel by shared boat to Togoville. Togoville, a red-earth village which was the homeland of numerous slaves taken to Haiti, who were members of the voodoo cult. Here you will find magic remedies and voodoo charms used by local sorcerers.
  • Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


  • DAY 11: LOME-OUIDAH-COTONOU, BENIN


    Highlights:

    • -Voodoo Museum
    • - Sacred Forest
    • - Temple of the Pythons

     This morning, travel to Ouidah, the former slave trading post, and the birthplace of Voodoo. This unforgettable visit takes you to the Voodoo Museum, the Sacred Forest (Kpasse Forest), the Cathedral and the Temple of the Pythons.

    Continue to the place of the common grave, the tree of forgetfulness and the “Gate of No Return”. There may be a welcome reception from Dagbo Hounon, the high priest of the voodoo cult.

    Late afternoon, continue to Cotonou for overnight.

     Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


  • DAY 12: COTONOU-GANVIE-COTONOU


    Highlights:

    • - Ganvie

     Today, you will visit the Government district, the Ganvie market zone including the international Dantokpa market with its exuberant traders and the handicraft center.

    In the afternoon, depart to the lake Village-Ganvie, the “Venice of Africa” with its houses built on stilts. You will visit the fishers’ streets, the lover’s lance and the Francophone villa.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


    DAY 13: COTONOU-ACCRA

    Today, you will return to Ghana via Lome.  On arrival in Accra, you will decide on your excursions and activities with the assistance of the guide.

     Meal(s) Included: Breakfast


    DAY 14: ACCRA-DEPART

    Today at your leisure. Your guide and driver will be available to assist with excursions and activities. You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

     Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
















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Details

Minimun of 2 participants is required
Available Languages
English
Strict: Partial refund if cancellation is within 1 week of booking

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CANCELLATION POLICIES

 - Cancellation made 45 days or more prior to the start of the tour will be charged a cancellation fee of 15% of tour cost with a minimum payment of $400 per traveler.

  -  Cancellations made 44 to 30 days to the start of the tour will be charged as a cancellation fee of 20% of tour cost with a minimum payment of $475 per traveler.

   - Cancellations made 29 to 17 days prior to the tour start date will be charged a cancellation fee of 25% of tour cost with a minimum payment of $700 per traveler.

    -Cancellations made 16 days or less prior to the tour start date will be charged cancellation fee of 100% of tour cost, No refund.

    - We reserve the right to impose additional penalties as imposed by hotels and other suppliers for peak periods such as but not limited to, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year and such other periods which are high season for a particular destination or property.

 

Claims & Refund Policy

 - Except for verifiable documented extenuating circumstances, there are no refunds whatsoever, for any unused tour services, including, but not limited to, accommodations, meals, internal flights or sightseeing.

 As our prices are based on contract rates, if the traveler cancels while the trip is in progress, there will not be any refund for the unused portion.


TOUR INCLUDES

         Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure

         Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers

         7 nights hotel accommodation in the indicated properties

         Transportation in private vehicle 

         Experienced tour guide

         Admission to listed sites

         Meals indicated (Breakfast daily + 12 Dinners)

         Assistance with visa application

 

TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE

         Flight to/from Ghana

         Cost of visa

         Meals not listed

         Travel Insurance

         Gratuity to driver and guide

         Personal items such as laundry, internet and telephone 

                                

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West Africa is our backyard. No one knows this region better than our experienced, career staff.   From operation centers in Ghana, Senegal and Mali, together with a vast network of reliable associates, we serve as a strategic partner for corporate, cultural, government events/conferences, and travel management services throughout West Africa.  Our career staff including highly skilled and well-articulated Bilingual personnel is committed to a high level of professionalism and service that exceeds the most exacting expectations. Our vast experience throughout West and Central Africa, our professional staff in the MICE industry and our in-depth knowledge of the local cultures, languages and traditions, plus reciprocal and reliable partnerships makes us your most reliable partner providing unparalleled Meetings, Incentives and the full range of Destination Management Services across West & Central Africa. We go the extra mile for your clients and ours We Go The Extra Mile For Your Clients!!! 


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