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Explore Ghana, Togo & Benin- 14 Days

Explore Ghana, Togo and Benin on this 14 day in-depth tour. Start in Accra, travel to Cape Coast visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Cape Coast Castles. Visit Kumasi the capital of Ashanti Kingdom of Gold: Ho, Wli Fall in the Volta Region. In Togo visit the Lome Central Market, Lake Togo and Ouidah the birthplace of Vodoo. Visit Ganvie " the Venice of Africa' in Benin.

per adult from

$6,053

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Duration

14 days

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  • What's included :
    • 12x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
    • Round-trip airport/hotel transfers
    • Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
    • Transportation in private vehicle
    • Experienced tour guide
    • Meals (Breakfast daily)
    • Bottled water per person per day
    • Admission to listed sites
    • Entry/Admission - Kotoka International Airport
    • Entry/Admission - Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
    • Entry/Admission - Cape Coast Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Kakum National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Manhyia Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Ntonso Adinkra Craftsmen
    • Entry/Admission - Shai Hills Resource Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary And Cultural Village
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum of Ghana
    • Entry/Admission - Slave House of Togo
    What's excluded :
    • Visas and Round trip international flight
    • Travel insurance
    • Gratuity for driverand guide
    • Meals not listed
    • Personal expenses

  • Day 1: ACCRA GHANA

    Stop At: Kotoka International Airport, Airport Rd, Accra, Ghana
    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

    Duration: 10 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Best Western Plus Accra Beach Hotel

    Day 2: ACCRA

    Stop At: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, High St., Accra Ghana
    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

    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Best Western Plus Accra Beach Hotel

    Day 3: ACCRA-CAPE COAST

    Stop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast Ghana
    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 the photographers in the group.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Coconut Grove Beach Resort

    Day 4: CAPE COAST & VICINITY

    Stop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast Ghana
    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

    Duration: 2 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Coconut Grove Beach Resort

    Day 5: ELMINA-KUMASI

    Stop At: Manhyia Palace Museum, Ahanti New Town Road off Antoa Road, Kumasi Ghana
    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

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Noda Hotel or Similar

    Day 6: KUMASI & VICINITY

    Stop At: Ntonso Adinkra Craftsmen, Ntonso Road Ntonso, Kumasi Ghana
    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 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.

    Hotel*3star
    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Noda Hotel

    Day 7: KUMASI-HO, VOLTA REGION

    Stop At: Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Akosombo-Tema Rd Ghana
    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

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Volta Serene Hotel

    Day 8: HO-WLI-HO

    Stop At: Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary And Cultural Village, Tafi Atome Ghana
    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

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Volta Serene Hotel

    Day 9: HO, GHANA-LOME, TOGO

    Stop At: National Museum of Ghana, Barnes Rd., Accra Ghana
    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

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at M’Rode Hotel

    Day 10: LOME & VICINITY

    Stop At: Slave House of Togo, Agbodrafo Togo
    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

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at M’Rode Hotel or similar


    Day 11: LOME-OUIDAH-COTONOU, BENIN

    Stop At: Ouidah, Ouidah, Atlantique Department
    Highlights:
    • Voodoo Museum
    • Sacred Forest
    • Temple of the Pythons

    This morning, travel to Ouidah, the former slave trading post and 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 common grave, the tree of forgetfulness and the “Gate of No Return”. There may be a welcome reception from Dagbo Hounon, high priest of the voodoo cult.
    Late afternoon, continue to Cotonou for overnight.

    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or similar

    Day 12: COTONOU-GANVIE-COTONOU

    Stop At: Ganvie, Ganvie, Atlantique Department
    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

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel Du Lac or similar

    Day 13: COTONOU-ACCRA

    Stop At: Accra, Accra, Greater 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

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Best Western Plus Accra Beach Hotel or similar

    Day 14: ACCRA-DEPART

    Pass By: Accra, Accra, Greater Accra
    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


    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Best Western Plus Accra Beach Hotel, Dtd 51, Beach Drive, Accra, Ghana
    Traveler pickup is offered
    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 Airports
    • Kotoka Airport, Accra Ghana
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/12/2019 - 10/3/2021
    Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 05:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Continent Tours

Activity ID: V-167419P7

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