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December 22 - 30, 2022

Ghana Heritage +Afrochella Option

Travel Back To Where It All Began!

About Ghana

The Republic of Ghana is a bustling country found in West Africa between Cote d’Ivoire, Togo and Burkina Faso, and it borders the stunning Gulf of Guinea

Ghana was the first place in sub-Saharan Africa where Europeans arrived to trade - first in gold, later in slaves. It was also the first black African nation in the region to achieve independence from a colonial power, in this instance Britain.

passport

You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel with at least 2 blank visa pages.

Visa & vaccinations

VISA  Yes, a tourist visa is required. You can apply for an eVisa here https://ghanaembassydc.org/

VACCINATIONS Proof of Yellow Fever vaccination is required upon arrival in Ghana for anyone over nine months of age.

Money

The Ghanaian Cedi is the currency of Ghana.  Credit cards are widely accepted throughout Ghana, especially at large hotels and restaurants. Visa cards have wider acceptance, followed by Mastercard and American Express

weather

Ghana has a tropical climate with daily temperatures ranging between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius (77 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit

power

In Ghana the power plugs and sockets are of type D and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz

Tour Summary

While in Ghana we will explore our ancestral history while experiencing some authentic culture!

 

Visit Accra, Kumasi, and Elmina/Cape Coast!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • International Airfare

  • Entry visa

  • Passport fees, immunization costs, and local departure taxes (when applicable)

  • Early check-in or late check-out fr om hotels (unless otherwise specified)

  • Travel insurance, which we offer and can be purchased after you’ve booked your tour

  • Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of your itinerary

  • Optional enhancements like room or flight upgrades, or local camera or video fees

  • Personal charges or expenses such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service

  • Tips for services and experiences

  • Beverage(s) during meals

  • Meals except where noted.

 

EXTRA AND OPTIONS

 

Gratuities

  • Tour Guide (suggest $10-$20 per day)

  • Driver (suggest $5-$10 per day)

  • Waiters/waitress (suggest $2 per person)

 

Optional Trip Extension

  • NYE Afrochella Extension - 2 additional nights (+$800.00 per person)

  • December 30th - January 1, 2023

Optional Activities

  • Hot Air Balloon

  • Spa Treatments

Travel Disclaimer: This trip covers a lot of ground.

There are some long drives, particularly from Accra to Kumsai

Why Wait?  If You Are Ready To Take This Journey Then Click on Ready to Book!

TRIP ITINERARY

Duration: 9-days / 8-nights

Dates: December 22 - 30, 2022

Accommodations 

  • 7 nights of accommodations

  • All prices are per person based on double occupancy

  • 4 nights hotel in Accra

  • 2 nights hotel in Kumasi

  • 3 nights hotel in Cape Coast

 

Transportation

  • Round trip airport transfers to/from hotel

  • Local English-speaking tour guide 

  • Tour via private vehicle

 

Experiences

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo

  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo (Private Tours)

  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise

  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary

  • Meals at hotel

  • Bottled water during the trip

  • All service charges and taxes

 

Costs

  • All entrance fees to sites/experiences noted in itinerary

  • All service charges and taxes

  • Black Leisure Travel Thank You Gift

Day 1 - Arrival, Welcome to Ghana!

Akwaaba {welcome) to Ghana!

 

On arrival at Kotoka International Airport Accra, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel.

 

There are no activities planned today as most flights arrive in the evening and our aim is to transfer you to your hotel, check you in for you to be able to relax.

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DAY 2 Accra

Your first full day in Ghana and an exciting day lies ahead! Start your day off with breakfast at your hotel. Next, we will explore Accra by visiting National Museum, Black Star Gate, Independence Square, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and James Town. There will be time to do some shopping for African fabrics and purchase some custom attire.

DAY 3 Accra Plains

Today after breakfast you will check out of hotel to being our journey to Kumasi.

 

Today’s journey will take us into the beautiful Akuapem Hills to interact with the Krobo people and learn the art of making African beads the traditional method and later visit a craft market village where traditional African drums, sculptures and other crafts have been carved for generations.

Bead Design
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DAY 4 & 5 Kumasi

After a relaxing breakfast your days will be spent exploring culture and history awaits you!

 

While in Kumasi you will visit Manhyia Palace, home of the Asantehene, King of the Ashanti's and ruler of the Asanteman Kingdom along with one of the largest outdoor markets in West Africa.

 

You will visit the remains of the great Asante Empire which is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit a traditional village that was the birth place of the Kente cloth, and visit a village to learn how skilled craftsmen produce brass works of art.

During the evenings you have the option of relaxing at your hotel, or you can join your guide and driver, heading into town to experience Kumasi nightlife.

DAY 6  Elmina / Cape Coast

After breakfast you will head toward Elmina. First stopping at a town along the enslaved African trade route where so many of our ancestors from the northern parts of Ghana, Burkina Faso and Niger were marched bare foot in shackles heading towards the coast town along the enslaved African trade route wh ere so many of our ancestors from the northern parts of Ghana, Burkina Faso and Niger were marched bare foot in shackles heading towards the coast

 

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DAY 7 - Kakum National Park

Today will be an action-packed day! This is an early day starting at sunrise with breakfast on the beachfront. Adventure awaits as you will be visiting Africa's world-famous rainforest canopy walkway Kakum National Park. The walkway consists of 7 bridges, attached to 7 emerging trees, 40 metres above the rainforest floor. Prepare to take a deep breath as you walk the suspended bridges.

 

Surviving the canopy walk you will set off to visit a local village for a celebratory Traditional Naming Ceremony!

DAY 8

It is time for a bit of relaxation! You will have a relaxing morning to enjoy the facilities of our accommodation, maybe go for a swim, relax on the beach, or just enjoy our final morning at this beautiful location.

 

After lunch, we will visit the castle and make our way back to Accra.

 

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DAY 8 - Good-Bye Ghana

With this being your last day in Ghana you will have your final city tour of Accra! You will visit the DuBois Centre, an Artist Alliance Gallery where you will see contemporary art and artifacts ranging fr om paintings, carvings, furniture, jewelry, fabrics, and photography from all of Ghana, you also visit Fantasy Coffins wh ere you will see a variety of coffin designs, then you will have some final time for some last minute shopping before being transported to Kotoka International Airport Accra for your return departure home!

NYE Afrochella Extension (Optional)

Extend Stay 2 Nights

What better way to recover from a week of pyramids, tombs, and sphinx's!

Experience the beauty of the Red Sea by

extending your vacation by spending 4 days and 3 nights.

Whether you choose to get in some final shopping from the mall next door, sip drinks at sunset on the beach, enjoy a relaxing day at the spa, complete with extensive treatments and Turkish bath, scuba dive or participate in a range of water-sport activities on the private beach and regular boat trips from the marina.

This time is yours to enjoy as you see fit!

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Flexible Payment Options

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Reserve Your Ghana Heritage Spot Now!

FULL PACKAGE - INCLUDES FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK

SINGLE: $7,899 per person   |   DOUBLE: $5,899 per person

LAND ONLY - NO FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK

SINGLE: $6,799 per person   |   DOUBLE: $4,799 per person

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Reserve Your

Ghana Heritage + NYE Afrochella Spot Now!

FULL PACKAGE - INCLUDES FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK

SINGLE: $8,899 per person   |   DOUBLE: $6,899 per person

LAND ONLY - NO FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK

SINGLE: $7,799 per person   |   DOUBLE: $5,799 per person

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