Welcome to Elmina


The traditional name of Elmina is Anomansa, meaning inexhaustible supply of water. Watching the colourful pirogues pull in and out of the lagoon, breathing in the salty air and listening to the cacophony of shouts at the crowded Mpoben port is like having front-row theatre seats. The vast fish market is also fascinating to wander around, particularly when the day’s catch is being unloaded in the afternoon.


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$693.75 Multi-day & Extended Tours

03 DAYS ASHANTI CENTRAL COMBO

Day 1: With an early departure from Accra, take a 5 hour drive to Kumasi. Embark on a city tour to the Manhyia Palace, the Art centre, the Prempeh Museum, Okomfo Anokye sword site and the military museum. Check in to your hotel for the night.Day 2: Depart for Elmina via the Assin Manso Slave River site.  The site is where the slaves had their last bath in African waters before being locked up at the slave castles in wait for shipment. Also visit the Cape Coast Castle built by the British in 1665 for another tour before retiring the day at your hotel in Elmina.Day 3: Check out of hotel and visit the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482. Explore the history of Elmina on foot after the castle tour. The last tour will be to the Kakum National Park. The Kakum National Park offers the traveller an interesting trail to the most popular Canopy Walkway in Africa whiles learning about the medicinal value of the trees in the forest. Return to Accra after tour.

$687.50 Tours & Sightseeing

Western Pearl

Day 1: Explore the serenity and adventure of the Western Region as you visit the Ankasa Forest Reserve and Nzulezo village on stilts. Also visit the Fort Apollonia and Nkroful, the birthplace of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana and the great pan-African who pioneered and championed for the independence of Ghana the first sub-Saharan country to do so. Overnight at Busua.Day 2: Depart for Elmina. En route, visit the habour city of Sekondi-Takoradi. Arrive in Elmina to tour the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482. This serves as the oldest European building in sub-Sahara Africa. Further explore Elmina on foot to very historic and interesting vicinities. Overnight in ElminaDay 3: Start the day with visit to The Kakum National Park which offers the traveller an interesting trail to the most popular Canopy Walkway in Africa. Also learn more about the medicinal and economic value of the trees in the forest. Continue to the Cape Coast Castle built by the British in 1665 for another tour before returning to Accra.

$232.50 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

ELMINA CASTLE & KAKUM PARK TOUR

Offering you a complimentary hotel pickup we will give you a private tour to the most visited sites in Ghana in the Central Region. En route, enjoy this three and a half ride with a narration explaining the important landmarks and towns on the road to the Kakum Park. On this narration learn all you can regarding the history, culture and social way of life of the local people. Upon arrival at the Kakum Park, take a 15minutes walk to the Canopy way platform. Leisurely walk across all the seven bridges which is one of a kind in Africa. Lavish in a breathtaking view of the park in all of its expanse as far as the eyes can comprehend. After this great accomplishment of conquering the famous canopy walkways you will set off for the historic town of Elmina. Locally called Edina, Elmina is the earliest contact that the European had with the Gold Coast. The Ft. St. Georges Castle often referred to as the Elmina Castle is the evidence of this claim as it stands as the oldest European building of importance in the entire Sub-Sahara Africa. Upon their arrival in 1471, the Portuguese entered into an agreement with Nana Kwamina Ansah who was the king of Elmina at the time to secure the site of the castle. It was put up eleven years later and ever since that time have had several occupants from the Portuguese to the English. Discover on a guided tour why it remains as the largest slave castle in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There will be time for lunch at your request and on you. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel in Accra to end the day.

$1295 Multi-day & Extended Tours

EXPLORE GHANA AT INDEPENDENT 2019

DAY 1: ARRIVE ACCRAArrival and transfer to your Hotel.Overnight at your hotel.DAY 2: ACCRA/KUMASI (B)Depart for Kumasi.Explore the craft villages of Ashanti for kente clothe at Bonwire which is known to be the place of origin of kente.Visit the Ntonso Township popular for making the Adinkra traditional textile which comes with philosophical meanings. Take a short seminar on how the printing is done and get to make your own design and take away.Finally, visit the Ahwiaa community for shopping for anything craft and wood.Overnight at your hotel. DAY 3: KUMASI CITY TOUR (B)After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Kumasi to the Manhyia Palace, Prempeh II Museum, Okomfo Anokye sword site and the largest open market in West Africa at Kejetia before retiring for the day.Overnight at your hotel. DAY 4: KUMASI/ELMINA (B)After breakfast checkout of hotel for departure to Elmina.Stop en route at the Assin Manso slave river site for a tour. This was a slave market where enslaved Africans took their last bath in African waters before being locked up at the castles for shipment across the Atlantic into other parts of the world as slaves.Visit the Kakum National Park which boasts of the only Canopy Walkway in Africa. Take an adventurous walk on the walkway.Continue to check in to your hotel. DAY 5: ELMINA/ACCRA (B)After breakfast, checkout of the hotel and visit the two UNESCO World Heritage Castles at Elmina and Cape Coast.The Elmina Castle also known as the Ft. St. Georges Castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482. As one of the largest slave castles in the world, it remains the oldest European building in sub-Sahara Africa.Explore through the dungeons of the Cape Coast Castle built by the British in 1665 and recently visited by President Barrack Obama in 2009.Continue to Accra for hotel check-in. DAY 6: ACCRA CITY TOUR (B)After breakfast join celebrants at the Black Star Square to observe the 62nd independent anniversary celebration of Ghana.Explore British, Brazilian, Dutch and Danish Accra.Learn more about the independent story as you visit the Kwame Nkrumah MausoleumShop for crafts at the Arts Centre and explore the Victoriasburg district of Accra to sites such as the Black Star Square, Independent Square, Peace Park and the Danish Christianburg Castle.Continue to the W.E.B. Dubois Centre for Pan-African Culture for a guided tour.In the evening join the celebrations and your last night before departure.Overnight at your hotel. DAY 7: DEPARTURE (B) Check out and transfer to Airport to connect flight to onward destination.

$862.50 Holiday & Seasonal Tours

EASTER 2019 GHANA EXPEDITION

DAY 1: 18TH APRIL 2019 ~ ARRIVE/ACCRAOn arrival at Kotoka International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.Proceed on a city tour of Accra. Places of interest will include the Kwame Nkrumah Park, the Dubois Centre, Makola, Osu among others.Overnight at Accra City Hotel. DAY 2: 19TH APRIL 2019 ~ ACCRA/KUMASI (B)After breakfast checkout and depart for Kumasi.En route, spend some time with Easter celebrants at Kwahu. The people of this area have adopted Easter as their main festival and this attracts thousands of celebrants both internationally and nationally. Highlights of the occasion includes the hand gliding and paragliding festival.Continue to KumasiCheck in to your hotel and overnight. Miklin Hotel DAY 3: 20TH APRIL 2019 ~ KUMASI CITY TOUR (B)After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Kumasi.Visit the Manhyia Palace which has served as the official residence of the Ashanti monarchy since 1924 when the British offered it to them for compensation although they rejected it and paid for it fully.At the Cultural Centre later, see the fake golden stool on display at the Prempeh II Museum and explore other sites of interest here.Then continue to the Okomfo Anokye sword site. This site was the point where Ashanti history all began when the golden stool was conjured down by this priest and also planted a sword into the ground which still exist till today since the late 1600.Explore on foot the largest open market in West Africa at Kejetia before retiring for the day.Overnight at Miklin Hotel.DAY 4: 21ST APRIL 2019 ~ KUMASI/ELMINA (B)After breakfast checkout of hotel for departure to Elmina.Stop en route at the Assin Manso slave river site for a tour. This was a slave market where enslaved Africans took their last bath in African waters before being locked up at the castles for shipment across the Atlantic into other parts of the world as slaves.Visit the Kakum National Park. the Park is a virgin forest spanning 357km2. It boast of the only Canopy Walkway in Africa. Take an adventurous walk on the walkway.Overnight at Coconut Groove Beach Resort DAY 5: 2ND APRIL 2019 ~ ELMINA/ACCRA/DEPARTURE (B)After breakfast, checkout of the hotel and visit the two UNESCO World Heritage Castles at Elmina and Cape Coast.The Elmina Castle also known as the Ft. St. Georges Castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482. As one of the largest slave castles in the world, it remains the oldest European building in sub-Sahara Africa.Explore through the dungeons of the Cape Coast Castle built by the British in 1665 and recently visited by President Barrack Obama in 2009.Continue to Accra for departure.

$1375 Multi-day & Extended Tours

YEAR OF RETURN GHANA 2019 TOUR

DAY 1 | ARRIVALArrival in Ghana and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in AccraDAY 2 | ACCRA CITY TOURVisit the memorial site of Ghana’s first president and the African of the 20th century, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the W.E.B. Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture and enjoy a shopping spree at the largest arts and craft bazaar at the Arts Centre. Explore some landmarks along. Overnight in AccraDAY 3 | ACCRA/KOFORIDUADepart Accra for Koforidua. Visit the Aburi Botanical Garden en route. Other places of visit will include the Aburi Craft village and the Boti waterfalls, the umbrella rock and the three headed palm tree.Overnight in Koforidua.DAY 4 | KOFORIDUA/KUMASIDeparting Koforidua, the group will visit the traditional building and shrine of Ashanti at Ejisu Besease. Further tours will include visits to Bonwire renowned for being the originating place of the world famous kente woven textile, Ntonso which is popular for the Adinkra traditional textile and Awhiaa Township for woodcarving. Overnight in Kumasi.DAY 5 | KUMASI CITY TOURVisit the Okomfo Anokye Sword site, Prempeh II Museum, the Manhyia Palace which has served as the seat of the Ashanti monarchy since 1924 and the Military Museum. The largest open market in West Africa Kejetia spanning 12 hectares will be yours to explore as well on foot. Overnight in Kumasi.DAY 6 | KUMASI/ELMINADepart Kumasi for Elmina via the Assin Manso Slave River site where the enslaved Africans had their last bath in African waters before continuing to the castles in wait for the Trans-Atlantic journey. Also visit the Elmina Castle on arrival. The Ft. St. Georges is the oldest European building in Sub-Sahara Africa and one of the largest slave dungeons in the world built by the Portuguese in 1482. Overnight in Elmina.DAY 7 | ELMINAVisit the Kakum National Park which is a virgin forest spanning 357km2. The Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site built by the British in 1665 will also be toured before retiring for the day.Overnight in Elmina.DAY 8 | ELMINA/ACCRA/DEPARTUREYou will be transferred to Accra for departure.

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