VOYAGE GHANA 2019

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This tour provides a perfect introduction full of unforgettable experiences. It is a pleasant mixture of culture, history, nature, and connections to warm welcoming Ghanaians. With Deft Experience every experience is sure to be colourful and golden.
ItineraryDay 1: AIRPORT PICK & ORIENTATION Stop At: Kotoka International AirportYou will be met and transferred to your hotel for Orientation.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Fiesta Royale Hotel - a 4 star HotelDay 2: GREATER ACCRA REGION TOUR 1Stop At: Black Star Gate, Accra, Greater AccraYou will start your tour with a visit to the Black Star Square, An enormous public square and parade ground built to celebrate Ghana's independence. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Accra, Greater AccraYou will also visit the memorial site of Ghana’s first president and the African of the 20th century, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Duration: 1 hourStop At: James Town Light HouseYou will continue your tour by visiting the famous Jamestown lighthouse fishing Village.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Greater AccraYou will end your tour for the day with a trip to Shai Hills Game reserve. It is one of the easiest and most accessible wildlife viewing options in Ghana. Several hills inside the reserve offer some incredible views over the plains of the park.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Fiesta Royale Hotel - a 4 star HotelDay 3: CENTRAL REGION TOURStop At: Elmina CastleYou will depart for historic Central Region and tour Elmina Castle and township.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast, Central RegionYou will continue your visit to Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site built by the British.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast, Central RegionYou will also visit the Kakum National Park spanning 357km2. It boasts of the only Canopy Walkway in Africa, which offers an excellent walking tour through the forest to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Coconut Groove Hotel - a 4 star Hotel.Day 4: WESTERN REGION TOURStop At: Nzulezo -The Village on Stilts, Beyin, Western RegionYou will depart Cape Coast for Nzulenzu ‘ The Village on stilt’. Nzulenzu is one of the Amasuri Wetland, a Ramsar site and the largest inland swamp forest in Ghana.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Busua Beach ResortYou will make your way to Busua beach for relaxation and swimming. Busua’s long sandy beach is clean and safe for swimming and water sports Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Coconut Groove Hotel - a 4 star Hotel.Day 5: ASHANTI REGION TOUR 1Stop At: Manhyia Palace Museum, Kumasi, Ashanti RegionYou will depart to Kumasi, the heart of Ghanaian culture and history, visiting places such as the Manhyia Palace which has served as the seat of the Ashanti monarchy since 1924, and the Military Museum. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kejetia Market, Kumasi, Ashanti RegionYou will proceed to the centre for national culture and take a thrilling walk through the Kejetia market known as the largest open market in West Africa. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Golden Tulip Hotel - a 4 star Hotel. Day 6: NORTHERN REGION TOURStop At: Larabanga Mosque, Larabanga, Northern RegionYou will depart for Mole National Park about 446kms North of Kumasi via Larabanga Mosque. Built primarily from packed earth, Larabanga is Ghana’s oldest mosque, and one of the country’s most revered religious sites. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mole National Park, Larabanga, Northern RegionYou will continue your trip to Mole National Park, Ghana's largest wildlife refuge. You will take the evening safari walk of the park to discover its diverse animals' species. Some of the primates to see includes elephants, warthogs, antelopes, baboons etc.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Zaina Lodge - a 5 star Hotel.Day 7: ASHANTI REGION TOUR 2Stop At: Ahwiaa Nnuam (Wood Village), KobicityYou will depart Mole in the morning and embark on a visit of the craft villages of Ashanti to Ahwiaa for woodcarving. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ntonso Adinkra Craftsmen, Kumasi, Ashanti RegionYou will continue by visiting Ntonso for Adinkra textile and Bonwire for kente. The Akan people have a richly diverse culture that translates into pictorial symbolism, similar to that of Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Adinkra is an important part of the Ashanti culture, an ethnic subgroup of the Akan people.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Golden Tulip Hotel - a 4 star Hotel.Day 8: VOLTA REGION TOUR 1Stop At: Volta Hotels AkosomboYou will also visit Lake Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area and the 4th largest in terms of volume for a boat ride and relaxation. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Volta Hotel Akosombo - a 4 star Hotel. Day 9: VOLTA REGION TOUR 2Stop At: Afadjato GblediYou will visit Mountain Afadjato, which is the highest mountain in Ghana for a hike. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Wli Waterfalls, Hohoe, Volta RegionYou will then make your way to the Wli waterfall which is the highest in West Africa for some more hiking and swimming. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Volta Hotel Akosombo - a 4 star Hotel. Day 10: GREATER ACCRA REGION 2Stop At: Makola Market, Accra, Greater AccraYou will use this day for last minute shopping experience before your departure flight tomorrow. You will visit The Makola market, Ghana's second largest open market.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Accra Arts Center, Accra, Greater AccraYou will continue your shopping by visiting the National Art and Craft Centre, where you can shop for Souvenirs for yourself and love ones back home. Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at Fiesta Royale Hotel - a 4 star HotelDay 11: RELAXATION AND AIRPORT DROP OFFStop At: Labadi Pleasure Beach, Accra, Greater AccraToday will be a relaxation day. You will take a trip to one of the famous beaches in Ghana, Labadi beach. Officially known as the La Pleasure Beach, is a scenic stretch of sand situated in Labadi, a suburb of Accra. There are dozens of bars and restaurants littered across the place, where you can enjoy cool beers and local food like charcoal-grilled tilapia, spicy kebabs and jollof rice. There are also stalls where you can buy continental dishes like french fries, burgers and salads.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Kotoka International AirportYou will depart the hotel to the airport ontime for your flight.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 10x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Airport Pick up and Drop off
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Tours and entrance fees
  • Guide services
  • Cultural performace
  • Entry/Admission - Kotoka International Airport
  • Entry/Admission - Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
  • Entry/Admission - James Town Light House
  • Entry/Admission - Shai Hills Resource Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Elmina Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Coast Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kakum National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Nzulezo -The Village on Stilts
  • Entry/Admission - Manhyia Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Mole National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Volta Hotels Akosombo
  • Entry/Admission - Afadjato Gbledi
  • Entry/Admission - Wli Waterfalls
  • Entry/Admission - Labadi Pleasure Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Kotoka International Airport

What’s not included

  • Visa fees
  • All airfares and airfare taxes
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities to local guides, drivers and tour leader wherever applicable
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as laundry services
  • Any item or service not specifically listed in the itinerary as included

Itinerary

Day 10: GREATER ACCRA REGION 2 Stop At: Makola Market, Accra, Greater Accra You will use this day for last minute shopping experience before your departure flight tomorrow. You will visit The Makola market, Ghana's second largest open market. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: The Accra Arts Center, Accra, Greater Accra You will continue your shopping by visiting the National Art and Craft Centre, where you can shop for Souvenirs for yourself and love ones back home. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Fiesta Royale Hotel - a 4 star Hotel
Day 11: RELAXATION AND AIRPORT DROP OFF Stop At: Labadi Pleasure Beach, Accra, Greater Accra Today will be a relaxation day. You will take a trip to one of the famous beaches in Ghana, Labadi beach. Officially known as the La Pleasure Beach, is a scenic stretch of sand situated in Labadi, a suburb of Accra. There are dozens of bars and restaurants littered across the place, where you can enjoy cool beers and local food like charcoal-grilled tilapia, spicy kebabs and jollof rice. There are also stalls where you can buy continental dishes like french fries, burgers and salads. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Kotoka International Airport You will depart the hotel to the airport ontime for your flight. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: AIRPORT PICK & ORIENTATION Stop At: Kotoka International Airport You will be met and transferred to your hotel for Orientation. Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight at Fiesta Royale Hotel - a 4 star Hotel
Day 2: GREATER ACCRA REGION TOUR 1 Stop At: Black Star Gate, Accra, Greater Accra You will start your tour with a visit to the Black Star Square, An enormous public square and parade ground built to celebrate Ghana's independence. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Accra, Greater Accra You will also visit the memorial site of Ghana’s first president and the African of the 20th century, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Duration: 1 hour Stop At: James Town Light House You will continue your tour by visiting the famous Jamestown lighthouse fishing Village. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Shai Hills Resource Reserve, Greater Accra You will end your tour for the day with a trip to Shai Hills Game reserve. It is one of the easiest and most accessible wildlife viewing options in Ghana. Several hills inside the reserve offer some incredible views over the plains of the park. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Fiesta Royale Hotel - a 4 star Hotel
Day 3: CENTRAL REGION TOUR Stop At: Elmina Castle You will depart for historic Central Region and tour Elmina Castle and township. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast, Central Region You will continue your visit to Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site built by the British. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast, Central Region You will also visit the Kakum National Park spanning 357km2. It boasts of the only Canopy Walkway in Africa, which offers an excellent walking tour through the forest to see much of Ghana’s indigenous plant life. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Coconut Groove Hotel - a 4 star Hotel.
Day 4: WESTERN REGION TOUR Stop At: Nzulezo -The Village on Stilts, Beyin, Western Region You will depart Cape Coast for Nzulenzu ‘ The Village on stilt’. Nzulenzu is one of the Amasuri Wetland, a Ramsar site and the largest inland swamp forest in Ghana. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Busua Beach Resort You will make your way to Busua beach for relaxation and swimming. Busua’s long sandy beach is clean and safe for swimming and water sports Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Coconut Groove Hotel - a 4 star Hotel.
Day 5: ASHANTI REGION TOUR 1 Stop At: Manhyia Palace Museum, Kumasi, Ashanti Region You will depart to Kumasi, the heart of Ghanaian culture and history, visiting places such as the Manhyia Palace which has served as the seat of the Ashanti monarchy since 1924, and the Military Museum. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Kejetia Market, Kumasi, Ashanti Region You will proceed to the centre for national culture and take a thrilling walk through the Kejetia market known as the largest open market in West Africa. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Golden Tulip Hotel - a 4 star Hotel.
Day 6: NORTHERN REGION TOUR Stop At: Larabanga Mosque, Larabanga, Northern Region You will depart for Mole National Park about 446kms North of Kumasi via Larabanga Mosque. Built primarily from packed earth, Larabanga is Ghana’s oldest mosque, and one of the country’s most revered religious sites. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Mole National Park, Larabanga, Northern Region You will continue your trip to Mole National Park, Ghana's largest wildlife refuge. You will take the evening safari walk of the park to discover its diverse animals' species. Some of the primates to see includes elephants, warthogs, antelopes, baboons etc. Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Zaina Lodge - a 5 star Hotel.
Day 7: ASHANTI REGION TOUR 2 Stop At: Ahwiaa Nnuam (Wood Village), Kobicity You will depart Mole in the morning and embark on a visit of the craft villages of Ashanti to Ahwiaa for woodcarving. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Ntonso Adinkra Craftsmen, Kumasi, Ashanti Region You will continue by visiting Ntonso for Adinkra textile and Bonwire for kente. The Akan people have a richly diverse culture that translates into pictorial symbolism, similar to that of Egyptian Hieroglyphics. Adinkra is an important part of the Ashanti culture, an ethnic subgroup of the Akan people. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Golden Tulip Hotel - a 4 star Hotel.
Day 8: VOLTA REGION TOUR 1 Stop At: Volta Hotels Akosombo You will also visit Lake Volta, the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area and the 4th largest in terms of volume for a boat ride and relaxation. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Volta Hotel Akosombo - a 4 star Hotel.
Day 9: VOLTA REGION TOUR 2 Stop At: Afadjato Gbledi You will visit Mountain Afadjato, which is the highest mountain in Ghana for a hike. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Wli Waterfalls, Hohoe, Volta Region You will then make your way to the Wli waterfall which is the highest in West Africa for some more hiking and swimming. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Volta Hotel Akosombo - a 4 star Hotel.
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