Day 1: Arrive In Accra, Ghana.
On arrival in Ghana you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Africa Royal Beach Hotel or similar.
Day 2: Accra And Vicinity.
After breakfast you will begin the city tour of Accra visiting the National Museum of History and Ethnography to observe exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana through-out history to the present. Visit Independence Square, Accra's open-air ceremonial grounds where all national celebrations are held. Continue to visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and museum, a tribute to Ghana's first President. This park, formally called the Polo grounds, is where Dr. Kwame Nkrumah declared the independence of Ghana. Visit the Arts and Crafts market where you could test you’re bargaining and trading skills against the vendors. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast. Overnight at Africa Royal Beach Hotel or similar.
Day 3: Accra/Kumasi.
After breakfast drive to Kumasi, the Capital of the Ashanti Kingdom of Gold. Drive past several scenic villages with fine examples of traditional Ghanaian building. Arrive in Kumasi by mid afternoon and proceed on a half day tour of Kumasi. Visit the Manhyia Palace Museum built in 1925 by the British to receive Asantehene (ruler of the Ashanti people) Prempeh I when he returned from exile in the Seychelles to resume residence in Kumasi. Drive past the Kumasi Central Market, the largest open-air market in West Africa, to visit the National Cultural Center which is home to Prempeh II Jubilee Museum. This museum was named after the former Asantehene, Nana Osei Agyeman Prempreh II. Exhibits in this museum include a replica of the famed Golden Stool, which is believed to have descended from the sky and is the spiritual symbol of unity for the Ashanti people. Legend says the Ashanti Kingdom would collapse should the sword ever be removed. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast. Overnight at Noda Hotel Or Similar.
Day 4: Kumasi.
This morning visit a few 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 of all kinds. The next stop is the village of Ntonso where artisan's hand-stamp patterns on cotton cloth to make Adinkra textiles. Adinkra cloth is worn for funerals and other solemn occasions. The final 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 Kente weavers in process of creating Kente cloth in various styles, and have the opportunity to purchase expertly woven Kente. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast. Overnight at Noda Hotel Or Similar.
Day 5: Kumasi To Cape Coast.
Early morning depart to Cape Coast by driving past scenic villages and through the evergreen forests. Arrive in Cape Coast and visit Cape Coast Castle and the Castle Museum for a guided tour. Cape Coast Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was one of the departure points for Africans being sent to slavery in the Americas. The castle is home to the infamous "Door of No Return." This evening you may spend some time at the beach or your hotel’s poolside. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast. Overnight at Elmina Bay Resort Or Similar.
Day 6: Cape Coast- Accra- Abidjan.
After breakfast, visit Kakum National Park, one of Ghana's most famous parks. Take a brief walking tour on the forest floor where you will learn cultural and medicinal purposes of the flora and fauna. Proceed to the canopy walk. Kakum is home to Africa's only aerial walkway through the tree canopy, a 1000 foot long and seven-bridge walkway with viewing platforms that reach heights of over 150 feet above ground. Return to Accra in time for your flight to Abidjan. Arrival at Felix Houphouet Boigny international airport; you will be met by our team and transferred to your hotel. Time permitting city tour of Abidjan. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast. Overnight at Ibis Abidjan Plateau Hotel Or Similar.
Day 7: Abidjan – Abengourou.
Drive to Abengourou in the Kingdom of the Indenie. On the way, visit the school of fetish women of Iniassue. We will organize a fetish dance. Continue driving after the dance and get to Abengourou and check in Hotel Le Royaume. After lunch, drive to Niable, the city of the farmers. At arrival, visit the fields of cocoa and coffee, Visit the King of Niable and the local radio station. In the evening, drive back to Abengourou for dinner and overnight. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast. Overnight at Hotel le Royaume Or Similar.
Day 8: Abengourou – Yamoussoukro.
Depart to Yamoussoukro, the administrative capital city. Stop on the way to Bongouanou to visit the small market and the lake of fish. Arrive Yamoussoukro, check in hotel and lunch. In the afternoon visit the cathedral Notre Dame de la Paix (the highest in the world), the sacred crocodiles, the mosque, the High Polytechnic School. Dinner and overnight in Yamoussoukro. Meal(s) Included: Breakfast. Overnight at Hotel President Or Similar.
Day 9: Yamoussoukro – Abidjan
Breakfast, proceed to Abidjan then to Grand Bassam, the colonial capital city then visit the French colonial district, the costume museum; the craft center; the governor “Binger” palace, first colonial governor, the Ariane Monument symbolizing yellow fever epidemic disease at the colonial period. Visit the reputed market for souvenirs shopping. After lunch at restaurant next to the sea (on your own), drive back to Abidjan for a panoramic city tour.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast. Overnight at Ibis Abidjan Plateau Hotel Or Similar.
Day 10: Abidjan – Depart
Today activities will depend on your flight departure time.
You are transferred to the International airport of Abidjan.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast.
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