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7-Day Back to the Roots Tour

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Day 1: Arrival Day

Pass By: Osu Oxford Street, Oxford St No 22, Accra Ghana
We will pick you up in an air-conditioned vehicle at the airport. After traditional greetings, we will take you to your hotel close to the famous Oxford Street, where you can rest from the long flight. Get prepared for a fascinating and emotional tour filled with cultural and historic highlights of Ghana.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-Star Hotel in Accra

Day 2: Accra City Tour

Stop At: W.E.B. Dubois Center, Outside of Accra, Accra Ghana
Your first stop in Accra takes you to Jamestown where Accra originated. Start your day with a climb to the top of the old lighthouse near James Fort with a great view of the city and the busy and colourful fishing harbour. Wander through the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Independence Square and W.E.B. DuBois Centre to learn about the Pan African culture, the history of Gold Coast and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Visit the Makola Market and the Arts Centre, where you can watch the production of weaving baskets and other handcrafts. Get an introduction to local drumming music by the locals. Later we continue to a private Ghanaian home in Accra where the family will welcome you with a traditional Ghanaian dinner. In the evening we enjoy typical live music in a local spot.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-Star Hotel in Accra

Day 3: Kumasi - Adinkra & Kente Weaving Village

Stop At: Adanwomase Kente Cloth and Tourism, Adanwomasi, Ghana
After taking your breakfast, we continue to the Kente clothing weaving village, Adanwomase in Ashanti region, which carries on the centuries-old Kente-weaving tradition. After learning about the creation and tradition of Kente clothes you will be guided through the village. Visit the chief´s palace, the forest shrine and wander through the cocoa farm. Later we will continue to Adinkra village where you will be introduced to the traditional meaning of the Adinkra symbols. Take part in a workshop to design your own print clothes. Later we will meet the Queen Mother of the village during an official greeting ceremony and learn about the history of the community.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-Start Hotel in Kumasi

Day 4: Akwasidae Festival Kumasi

Stop At: Manhyia Palace Museum, Off Antoa Rd, Kumasi Ghana
Today we will visit the Akwasidae festival in Kumasi. Akwasidae festivals are held in Ghana every six weeks, honouring the ancestors and the Ashanti king. The festival features a golden stool alongside the central feature of attention, the Ashanti King, who is carried on a palanquin through the procession of Ashanti people who have come to pay homage to their King. It is a beautiful and spectacular site, with colourful canopies and umbrellas amongst drummers, dancers, hornblowers and singers who perform in honour of their ancestral spirits. Continue to the "unmovable" Komfo Anokye Sword, which is said to be a symbol of unity between the Nzema and the Ashanti tribe. End your day with a visit at the busy Kejetia Market, the biggest market in West Africa with over 45.000 stalls.
Duration: 7 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-Star Hotel in Kumasi

Day 5: Assin Manso & Village Life

Stop At: Ancestral Slave River Park, Assin Manso Ghana
After starting our journey to Cape Coast, you will visit the Assin Manso Slave River. This river is where captured slaves from the Northern part of Ghana had their last bath before being transported to the Americas. After learning about this historic site you will visit one of the highlights of our tours, the home village of our founder Enock, a typical Ghanaian village close to Cape Coast. Be welcomed by the chief of the village during an official greeting ceremony, where you will hand over traditional gifts which we arranged in advance. Listen to the stories of the elders and learn about the history and traditions of the village and watch a typical cultural performance by the women and children of the village. Get an introduction to local cuisine by the family and enjoy a typical Ghanaian lunch together. You will be guided to the vegetable farm and the cocoa plantation, which is the main source of income for the village population. Get a taste of the typical village life in Ghana while fetching water from the nearby river. Visit the school project and say good bye to your new family before we continue our way to Cape Coast.
Duration: 7 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-Star Hotel in Elmina

Day 6: Cape Coast Castle & Naming Ceremony

Stop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast Ghana
Start your day with taking part in a head wrapping workshop in a local community of cape coast. Learn about how wraps identify a woman´s religion, social status and celebrations. Continue to Cape Coast Castle, which was used to hold slaves before they were loaded onto ships and sold in the Americas, especially the Caribbean. Start an emotional journey during which you will visit the dungeons and the door of no return. Receive a unique naming ceremony and get your own Ghanaian name. Later you will visit Fort Williams, which was built in 1753 by the British. End your day with a cultural performance at the beach site.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-Star hotel in Elmina

Day 7: Elmina Castle & Walking Tour

Stop At: Elmina Castle, Elmina Ghana
After your breakfast we continue to do a guided walking tour through Elmina to see the fishing harbour and traditional Posuban shrines of this historic town. Climb the stairs to Fort St. Jago and enjoy the view over the city. Afterwards we will visit the Elmina Castle and learn about its history as a major trans-Atlantic slave hub. Loaded with lots of unforgettable memories of your trip we continue to Accra and take you to the airport to get your evening flight back home. Receive farewell wishes by your new Ghanaian friends and family at the airport.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up at the airport in Accra.
Departure Time
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10/3/2019 - 9/8/2021Wednesday:08:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 6x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - W.E.B. Dubois Center
  • Entry/Admission - Adanwomase Kente Cloth and Tourism
  • Entry/Admission - Manhyia Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ancestral Slave River Park
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Coast Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Elmina Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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