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DAY 1:

Akwaaba! Welcome to Ghana!
Meet, greet and transfer to your hotel.
Settle in, brief orientation,welcome dinner and a traditional naming ceremony at the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Accra
Meals: D


DAY 2:

Breakfast.
City tour of Accra visiting: the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, National Museum, W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan Africanism and the Artists’ Alliance Gallery. Drive past the Independence Arch and Black Star Square, Accra’s ceremonial grounds and in the distance, Christianborg Castle, (for a long time the official residence of Presidents of Ghana).
Pass through the colorful, bustling Makola market where you can shop for provisions, fresh produce, manufactured goods etc. and end at the Arts Center where you can bargain for everything from beads, carvings, textiles, pottery, jewelry to antiques.
Dinner.
Overnight: Hotel in Accra
Meals: B/D


DAY 3:

Breakfast.
Depart for Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti Region, driving past several scenic villages and charming towns, through tropical forests. Enroute stop to visit a cocoa farming village and interact with the chief and his people.
Arrive early afternoon.
Lunch (on own account).
Take a city tour of Kumasi, visiting: the Manhyia Palace, Palace Museum, the National Cultural Centre, Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, the Okomfo Anokye Sword, the College of Art at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Kumasi Central Market – the largest open-air market in West Africa.
Check into your hotel.
Evening free for your leisure.
Dinner.
Overnight: Hotel in Kumasi.
Meals: B/D


DAY 4:

Breakfast.
Visit a few Ashanti craft villages to observe craftsmen at work and purchase souvenir handicrafts direct from source. (i) Anhwiaa, famous for wood carving of fabulous walking sticks, masks and fertility dolls; (ii) Ntonso, famous for production of Adinkra cloth with exquisite hand-stamped designs; (iii) Bonwire, home to Ghana’s legendary kente cloth. See the weavers make intricate designs for all, but one-off custom-designed pattern for the Asantehene alone, which no one replicates.
Lunch (on own account)
Continue to Elmina in the Central Region, driving through the Ashanti Region’s gold mining district and stop at Assin  Manso, the burial site of the remains of two former slaves exhumed from New York’s Wall Street and Jamaica. Assin  Manso was the last stop for slaves enroute to the coast and where they had the “last bath” in the “Slave River”.
Arrive in Elmina and check into your hotel.
Dinner.
Overnight:Beach Front Resort in Elmina
Meals: B/D


DAY 5:

Breakfast
Take a comprehensive guided tour of the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482.This UNESCO World Heritage Site marks the first place where Europeans landed in West Africa. It changed hands several times between the Dutch, the Portuguese and the British,finally becoming an auction market for slaves. See the slave dungeons and the condemned cell where recaptured runaway slaves were incarcerated.
Continue to Cape Coast Castle for another tour of the West African Historical Museum, the slave quarters and Negotiation Hall where our ancestors were bargained for and sold. Pay solemn homage to our ancestors.
Lunch (on own account).
Rest of the afternoon free.Enjoy the beach or hotel pool and recreation facilities.
Dinner
Overnight: Beach Front Resort in Elmina
Meals: B/D

 


DAY 6:

Breakfast.
Depart for Accra stopping en route to visit Kakum National Park, a pristine rainforest featuring nature trails and an aerial walkway above tree canopies. Enjoy a short but informative hike where a ranger educates you about medicinal plants and trees. The more adventurous may want to try the aerial walkway which reaches a height of 120 feet, affording a panoramic view of the flora and fauna of the rainforest.
Lunch (on own account)
Continue to Accra passing through colorful fishing villages, coconut-lined beaches, and plantations of pineapples and sugar cane.
Arrive in Accra late afternoon.
Check into hotel and enjoy a leisurely evening.
Overnight: Hotel in Accra
Meals: B/D

 


DAY 7:

Breakfast
Morning free for relaxation
Lunch at one of Accra’s many restaurants (on own account).
Rest of the day for individual pursuits. Sunseekers can arrange taxi or private transportation for places you might want to visit— another journey to the arts and crafts market to pick up more souvenirs and gifts or you may want to savor Ghana’s vibrant nightlife, ranging from throbbing discos and local pubs to sports bars and quiet jazz bistros.
Enjoy a farewell dinner outside the hotel.
Overnight: Hotel in Accra
Meals: B/D

 


DAY 8: 

Breakfast
Spend day at your leisure with last minute shopping and packing.
Check out at 12.00 noon and put your bags in storage.
Relax on the white sands of Accra’s most popular beach, the La Pleasure Beach. Listen to buskers, as you soak up the sun and sights of acrobatic displays, souvenir hawkers and various other activities.
Transfer to airport for departure back home.
Meals: B

 

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