Welcome to Cape Coast


Today, Cape Coast is an easygoing fishing town with an arty vibe, fanned by salty sea breezes and kissed by peeling waves. Crumbling colonial buildings line the streets, seabirds prowl the beaches and fishermen cast nets where slave ships once sailed. Many travellers use Cape Coast as a base to explore Kakum National Park, Anomabu and even Elmina.


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$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.

$275 Cultural & Theme Tours

Elmina & Cape Coast Castles Day Trip from Accra

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Elmina Castle, Elmina, Central RegionTake an extensive guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Castle. You will discover on this tour aspects of the castles such as the male and female dungeons, condemn cells, "door of no return" among several others. Learn on this tour how enslaved Africans were kept in cells prior to their "shipment" across the Atlantic and inhumane punishments meted out to "recalcitrant" ones who fought whiles in incarceration or ladies who resisted rape by the governor or the soldiers. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast, Central RegionTake a guided tour through the underground dungeons of this castle which remains the meanest of the slave castles. Visited by the Obamas in 2009 and Melania Trump in 2018, this former English castle from 1665 has a very interesting story to offer you.Duration: 2 hours

$105 Cultural & Theme Tours

BEST OF CAPE COAST TOUR

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast, Central RegionYou will be taken on a guided tour of this castle to explore its dungeons that held enslaved Africans up to 3 months prior to transfer across the Atlantic to the new world. From dark underground dungeons to the "door of no return" observe and have a feel of the conditions the captives went through in this bastion. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast, Central RegionVisitors here will get to hike up to the only canopy walkway in Africa and experience an adrenaline rush feeling on this adventure tour. Made up of seven bridges suspended on trees, take a walk across the canopy and get the sense achievement after embarking on this tour. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Elmina Castle, Elmina, Central RegionThis castle was built by the Portuguese in 1482 and believed to have been visited by Christopher Columbus en route to the New Worlds. It is the largest slave fort in the world. Take a guided tour to explore the various sections of this bastion known as the oldest European building in sub-Sahara Africa. Duration: 2 hours

$350 Kid Friendly

Cape Coast Castle and Kakum Park Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast, Central RegionWitness the slave dungeons and the door of no return.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Elmina Castle, Elmina, Central RegionWitness the slave dungeons and the door of no return.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast, Central RegionWalk on a suspended bridge in the Kakum Forest.Duration: 2 hours

$1122.40 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Ghana Holiday Coastal Tour

Day 1 : Accra - Cape Coast - Axim Leave Accra in the morning, heading down to Cape Coast. Along the way, you will see some of rural Ghana and some Pusoban shrines. Reaching Cape Coast, you will visit the Cape Coast Castle, which used to be the seat of the English Government of the then Gold Coast colony. After the castle excursion, take in the view and a great meal at a local restaurant on the beach (own expense). Wander the lazy streets of the city, exploring the colonial architecture and the wall paintings. After, drive to Elmina for guided walking tour of the over 700 year-old town. Learn about the economic, political, historical and cultural including the colorful boats and fishing harbor aspects of Elmina. The history of this place explains the Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences. Continue to Axim to your sun-drenched tropical beach accommodation on the coast.Day 2: Axim (L)Spend the day floating in the calm bay, taking a casual welcome community walk or bike ride through the townships, where you can engage in spontaneous interactions with the local Nzema tribe. Stop by a typical eatery to taste a local dish for lunch. Overnight at your beach resort.Day 3: Jungle Hike (L)Today you will have the opportunity to take a short hike to a near by jungle to experience the beautiful scenery. See some the local and economically important trees near the beach area. Go kayaking and explore a protected private bay area within the reach of the local community. Overnight at your beach resort.Day 4:Fort San Antonio - Boboewusi Island (L)Take a guided tour of Fort San Antonio to learn about the Dutch and Portuguese trading past at west coast of Ghana. Continue on to tour  Boboewusi Island and the lighthouse. Climb to the top of the lighthouse to discover awesome views of the countryside with its long stretches of sandy beach.Day 5: Anaska - Beyin (L)Your will have a full day outside Axim today. Drive to Ankasa Resource Reserve.Take a nature hike to the Bamboo Cathedral, then on to Beyin, where you will take a boat ride through the beautiful wetlands of the Amamsuri, the largest swamp forest in Ghana. Arrive at Beyin and visit the Nzuelzo Village on stilts. Greet the chief and take your tour of this amazing architecture. Continue to Fort Apollonia which houses the Museum of Nzema Culture and History, then back to Axim and your resort.Day 6: Axim (L)Today is a free day to enjoy the beach area of your accommodations.Day 7: Axim - AccraDrive back to Accra from Axim, making a detour to explore Fort Metal Cross. This fort was built by the British as a trading post in the 17th century. Continue to Kakum National Park to take canopy walk, then return to Accra.