West Africa Cruise - Accra to Marrakech

Marine, Accra to Marrakech

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

From the M/S Expedition, you’ll get the chance to explore one of Africa’s most vibrant (and curiously underexplored) regions from a hotel that goes wherever you do. The second leg of the 32-day West Africa Cruise, this 17-day trip focuses prominently on the roots of the West African slave trade with numerous chances for cultural and natural interaction in port cities and nature preserves along the coast. On-board activities range from open-air painting lessons on the deck to sommelier-led wine-tastings featuring top South African vintages.

What’s included

  • Your Foodie Moment: Fruit Distillery Visit, Banjul Your Foodie Moment: Djemaa el Fna Market Square Visit, Marrakech
  • - 2 night hotel accommodation (Accra and Marrakech) - 14 night's aboard the Expedition - Airport transfers (arrival and departure) - Shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary - Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team - Lecture and educational programs with expedition team

Highlights

  • Learn the history of voodoo and the slave trade
  • Visit unesco world heritage sites
  • Observe wildlife up close
  • Explore local markets and colonial architecture in historic ports
  • Visit remote archipelagos via zodiac. interact with our expert expedition team while enjoying the comfort and cuisine of the g expedition.

Itinerary

Accra Welcome to Accra! Arrive at any time and check into the hotel. Arrival transfer is included.
Accra Enjoy an excursion from the port at Tema to the busy capital of Accra. Wildlife enthusiasts may choose to visit the Shai Game Reserve instead.
Accra/Takoradi From the dock at the Ghanaian town of Takoradi, explore a region steeped in the sad history of the slave trade. Visit Elmira Castle and Cape Coast Castle.
Takoradi/Abidjan A day to explore Abidjan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast.
Abidjan/Freetown Days at sea will be filled with fascinating and entertaining educational programs presented by the expert expedition team. Join new friends in the ship’s popular pub. Relax on the ship’s deck or scan the horizon with binoculars in search of seabirds and marine life.
Abidjan/Freetown Days at sea will be filled with fascinating and entertaining educational programs presented by the expert expedition team. Join new friends in the ship’s popular pub. Relax on the ship’s deck or scan the horizon with binoculars in search of seabirds and marine life.
Freetown A day to explore Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is recovering from a civil war that almost tore the country apart, but today it is a progressive African state with a great future.
Freetown/Banjul Spend the day at sea.
Banjul/Dakar Visit Banjul, a city beloved by birdwatchers. Admire the local art, visit a distillery and a traditional market.
Dakar Explore Dakar, Senegal; a bustling and energetic West African capital.
Dakar/Dakhla Two days at sea.
Dakar/Dakhla Two days at sea.
Dakhla Tranquil Dakhla is where the Sahara meets the sea. Venture into the desert across the beautiful landscape to the White Dune, look for flamingoes and enjoy a gala local lunch.
Dakhla/Fuerteventura Island Day spent at sea.
Fuerteventura Island/Agadir Visit Fuereventura, Canary Islands. This particular island is part of the newly designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Agadir/Marrakech Disembark the G Expedition for the final time, in the whitewashed Moroccan seaside city of Agadir. Drive to Marrakech, a spectacular end to our journey.
Marrakech After breakfast, depart for the airport and flights homeward. Departure transfer is included.
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