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Day 1

ACCRA | GHANA

Arrive Accra, meet assist on arrival, and transfer to hotel. This evening there will be a welcome dinner plus an orientation session which includes a lecture/discussion on African culture. Tailors and dressmakers will be in attendance for those interested in custom made African outfits.

Meal(s) Included: Dinner
Overnight at Hotel

Day 2

ACCRA | ACCRACITY WALKING TOUR

Full-day tour of Accra with a School visit. Depart in the morning to W.E.B. Du Bois Center honoring the life of one of the most prominent Pan-Africanists who chose to live and work in Ghana.
Independence Square, Accra’s open-air ceremonial grounds where all national celebrations are held.
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and museum, a tribute to Ghana’s first President. This park formally called the Polo Grounds, is where Dr. Kwame Nkrumah declared the independence of Ghana. The remains of Dr. Nkrumah as well as that of his wife rest on this premise.
Visit Accra’s biggest mall.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel

Day 3

KUMASI | ASHANTI CRAFT VILLAGES | NTONSO ADINKRA TEXTILES | BONWIRE KENTE CLOTH

After breakfast, 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; with the opportunity to purchase hand carved items of all kinds. The next stop is the village of Ntonso where artisan’s hand-stamp patterns on cotton cloth to make Adinkra textiles. Black-on-black and black-on-red Adinkra cloth are worn for funerals and other solemn occasions; learn how the black dye is made in the village from the bark of trees and creates your own Adinkra sash to take home. You may also purchase large pieces of Adinkra cloth handmade in the village. Our final village is Bonwire, where the famous Kente cloth is handmade on looms in a time-honored tradition passed down through generations. See the Kente weavers in the process of creating Kente cloth in various styles, and have the opportunity to make purchases.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 4

KUMASI | THE ASHANTI KINGDOM | BONWIRE KENTE CLOTH

Manhyia Palace Museum built as a residence for the Ashanti Kings – now a museum displaying the original furniture and assorted royal memorabilia. Visit the Okomfo Anokye sword site, an important symbol of Ashanti unity that marks the spot where the golden stool “descended from the sky” and has been in place for 300 years. Legend says the Ashanti kingdom would collapse should the sword ever be removed.
Visit the Kumasi Central Market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, where more than 10,000 vendors selling their wares.
The village is Bonwire, where the famous Kente cloth is handmade on looms in a time-honored tradition passed down through generations. You will see the kente weavers in the process of creating kente cloth in various styles, and have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs or gifts.
In the afternoon visit the Centre for National Culture which houses the Prempeh II Museum continue on to the Kumasi central market (also known as Kejetia market), the largest open market in West Africa, where more than 10,000 vendors sell their wares. Here you will find just about everything, food, fabric, beauty products, handmade crafts and even large animals

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 5

KUMASI | THE GREEN RANCH | HORSE EXPEDITION

This morning attend church service at a Baptist Church in Kumasi – socialize with members of the congregation to get a better understanding of daily life.
We then depart to lake Bosomtwe for horse expedition at the Green Ranch. The Green Ranch is located in a serene forest environment at the lake and has Kayak and Horse riding expedition for horse lovers. There are 22 villages around the lake which you can ride across the lake with the horses.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 6

ELIMINA CASTLE | ASSIN MANSO SLAVE MARKETS | ASSIN MANSO SLAVE RIVER

Early in the Morning, we depart to Cape Coast and On the way, you will stop at Assin Manso, the burial site of two former slaves from the U. S. and Jamaica whose remains were re-interred in August 1998 during Ghana’s first Emancipation Day Celebration. You will see the “Slave River” where captured Africans were washed before being confined in the Slave Castles to await shipment to the Americas and the Caribbean. This evening go on a guided tour through the ancient town of Elmina. At the harbor view, the colorful fishing canoes getting ready to go to sea for another night’s task of fishing. This is a picture-perfect opportunity for photographers.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

Day 7

THE CAPE COAST CASTLE | SLAVE DUNGEONS

Tour of Cape Coast Castle and the Castle Museum, Cape Coast Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the departure points for Africans being sent to slavery in the Americas. The castle is home to the “Door of No Return”. Attend a commemorative ceremony in the Cape Coast Castle Dungeons – ALL ARE requested to wear white.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel

Day 8

Your Plan

Morning at leisure. In the afternoon visit The Human Service Trust Orphanage in Cape Coast; travelers can bring books; crayons or toys for the kids. In the evening enjoy a performance by the Bamboo Orchestra at their musical best. The youth at the village of Mesomagor have revived a traditional art, by performing with bamboo percussion instruments to music and dance. This is a contagious dance performance that you have not seen anywhere else and you will be pulled in to display your dancing and other artistic skills.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel

Day 9

CAPE COAST | ACCRA

Return to Accra, stop at the village of Abandze, the ancestral home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American jazz musician. Arrive in Accra late afternoon. Those who ordered custom made traditional outfits will go for fitting and adjustments. Spend the day last minute shopping and packing- farewell dinner.
Night beaches in Accra is a must thing to explore. The Labadi Beach and the Kokrobite Beaches are the hottest beaches for fun.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel

Day 10

ACCRA/DEPART

Return to Accra, stop at the village of Abandze, the ancestral home of Louis Armstrong, the famous American jazz musician. Arrive in Accra late afternoon. Those who ordered custom made traditional outfits will go for fitting and adjustments. Spend the day last minute shopping and packing- farewell dinner.
Night beaches in Accra is a must thing to explore. The Labadi Beach and the Kokrobite Beaches are the hottest beaches for fun.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel

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