OVERVIEW:

Immerse yourself into Ghana’s culture and enjoy the experience of touring various sites in southern Ghana and learn the culture of our various ethnic groups through dancing and drumming.


 

DAY 1:           ARRIVAL

 Arrive at Accra airport

You will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel Enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel

Overnight: Hotel in Accra

Meal: D


DAY 2:           ACCRA CITY TOUR / WELCOME DANCE CEREMONY

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Breakfast

Depart for Accra City tour visiting the National Museum, Kwame Nkrumah Park and the Arts and Crafts market, W.E.D. Du Bois Centre for Pan Africanism and the Artists Alliance Gallery. Drive past the Independence Arch and Black Star Square-Accra ceremonial grounds.  View in a distance Christiansborg Castle, the seat of the Government of Ghana.  Lunch

Return to your hotel for a special Welcome Ceremony involving traditional drumming and dancing.

Overnight: Hotel in Accra

Meals:  B/D


DAY 3:           DRUM AND DANCE LESSONS IN ACCRA

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Breakfast

Depart for lessons in drumming and dancing.

Learn about the types and functions of African musical instruments and dance forms. Participate in drumming and dancing lessons. Lunch Return to your hotel late afternoon.

Overnight: Hotel in Accra

Meals: B/D


DAY 4:           KUMASI / MANHYIA TOUR

Breakfast

Depart for Ashanti Region. Stop at a farming village and join local people and their leaders in drumming and dancing to traditional tunes as they welcome you to their village.

Arrive at Kumasi for Lunch and visit the Manhyia Palace Museum for a guided tour.

Overnight: Hotel in Kumsi

Meals:  B/D


DAY 5:           DRUM AND DANCE LESSONS IN KUMASI

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Breakfast

Visit the Centre for National Culture.

Participate in drumming and dancing lessons with expert tuition from staff of the Center.

Tour Museums after lunch and return to your hotel late afternoon.

Overnight: Hotel in Kumasi

Meals:  B/D

 


DAY 6:           LAKE BOSOMTWE/ EXPLORE KUMASI NIGHT LIFE

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Breakfast

Depart for more drumming and dancing lessons at the Centre for National Culture. Shop at the centre’s souvenir outlets. Depart for a visit to Lake Bosomtwe; and have lunch at the shores of the only natural lake in Ghana.

Return to hotel early evening and explore nightlife in Kumasi.

Overnight: Hotel in Kumasi

Meals:  B/D


DAY 7:           CAPE COAST CASTLE TOUR

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Breakfast

Depart for the Central Region as you drive through many small farming villages and towns. Note the change in vegetation from forest to coastal savanna as you drive southwards.

Arrive at Cape Coast and visit the Cape Coast Castle built by theSwedes in 1652 and served as seat of Government till 1877.

Lunch at a seaside restaurant.

Check into your hotel.

Overnight: Beach Resort in Elmina

Meals: B/D


DAY 8:           DRUM AND DANCE LESSONS IN CAPE COAST

 Breakfast

Depart for lessons in drumming and dancing at the Centre for National Culture. Learn new dance forms peculiar to the Central Region. Visit the Elmina Castle built in 1482 after lunch for a guided tour. Return to hotel late afternoon and relax at the hotel

Overnight: Beach Resort in Elmina

Meals: B/D


DAY 9:           CANOPY WALKWAY

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Breakfast

Depart after Breakfast to visit the Kakum National Park. Go on a morning walk of the ‘Kuntan Trail’ with its countless trees with medicinal properties. For the young at heart experience the “Canopy Walk” suspended 100 feet from the ground for a panoramic view of the flora and fauna of one of the remaining vestiges of the tropical rain forest.

Return to Accra late afternoon.

Farewell dinner with traditional entertainment where you can join professional dancers to revise your dance steps.

Overnight: Hotel in Accra B/D


DAY 10:         SHOPPING / DEPARTURE

 Breakfast

Morning free for last minute shopping and parking.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Check out is at 12 noon.

Depart for the airport late afternoon for check -in and departure.

Meals: B/L


HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Arrive and welcome. Transfer to hotel with welcome dinner and brief orientation by guide
  • Accra city tour with welcome dance ceremony
  • Drum and dance lessons in Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast
  • Manhyia Palace tour and a visit to Lake Bosomtwe
  • Canopy and Castle tour
  • Shopping and departure
 

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