Start and end in Accra! You will have a 7 days tour package taking you through Accra, Ghana, and 3 other destinations in Ghana. Our 7 days tour includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, and transport.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeChildren, Culture, Discovery, Family, Guided Tours, History
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. It abuts the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, sharing borders with the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, and Togo in the east.
Ghana covers an area of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), spanning diverse biomes that range from coastal savannas to tropical rain forests. With over 31 million people, Ghana is the second-most populous country in West Africa, after Nigeria. The capital and largest city is Accra. Other major cities are Kumasi, Tamale, and Sekondi-Takoradi.
The attractions and major tourist destinations of Ghana include a warm, tropical climate year-round, diverse wildlife, waterfalls such as Kintampo waterfalls and the largest waterfall in West Africa, Wli waterfalls, Ghana’s coastal palm-lined sandy beaches, caves, mountains, rivers, and reservoirs and lakes such as Lake Bosumtwi and the largest man-made lake in the world by surface area, Lake Volta, dozens of forts and castles, World Heritage Sites, nature reserves and national parks.
In addition to the beautiful natural reserves which serve as tourist sites, there are some castles in Ghana that serve as tourist sites and attract many tourists from all over the world. Some of the notable castles are Cape Coast Castle and the Elmina Castle all in the Central region of Ghana.
Not only are the castles important for tourism, but they also mark where blood was shed in the slave trade and preserve and promote the African heritage stolen and destroyed through the slave trade. As a result of this, the World Heritage Convention of UNESCO named Ghana’s castles and forts as World Heritage Monuments.
- Tour Guide
- COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
- International Airfare
- Visa Processing & Fees
Arrival in Accra
Upon arriving at the Kotoka International Airport, a guide or driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. They would also assist you with your hotel check-in and preparations for the next day. Hotel check-in begins at 12:00 pm. The night will be spent in Accra.
Eastern Region, Boti
Your guide will take you to exchange your currency for Cedi. For guests who prefer to use the ATM or bank, you would be taken to the closest one available to get some money. For guests who are interested in sewing some African attire, we can arrange a meeting with a tailor to take your measurements and styles for sewing.
Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm
Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm is located at Akuapem Mampong, in the Eastern part of Ghana. Tourists get to experience a demonstration of the actual planting of cocoa seeds, the processes undertaken by the farmer, and the harvesting and drying of the seeds and pods. The tour guide walks tourists through the farm whiles pondering on the various stages of cocoa processing into raw cocoa powder to the stage from which the Ghanaian and other industries manufacture the world’s favorite chocolates, ice creams, and many other chocolate products.
Guests who are interested in having a nightlife experience in Accra would be able to visit any of these hangout options (but not restricted to these options) provided to have a feel of Accra at night. Some of these hangout options have contemporary live band music with good food and drinks. Please note that you would sometimes have to pay a fee to enter some of these venues which guests will be required to pay for themselves (venue fees could range from a minimum entry fee of GHC50 to GHC100).
NB: You have the option of going to nightlife venues by yourself with an Uber or Taxi or we could make arrangements for our driver to drive you there.
Aburi garden is a very beautiful and popular destination found on the hills of Aburi in the Eastern part of Ghana, a few kilometers away from the main city, Accra. The garden is made up of hundreds of plants that have a lot of medicinal uses, some of which are used to cure many illnesses. They are used to make different spices and are also used for beautification purposes. There is also a carved tree that looks like a real dead tree which represents the struggles of life. Most of the trees were planted by some colonial masters and other important personal leaders around Africa.
Cedi Bead Factory
It is a site for learning bead making and checking out already made beads displayed for purchase. Guests will get the opportunity to experience the process of bead making from start to finish.
The night will be spent in a hotel in Akosombo.
Guests can relax at the hotel or go swimming and enjoy the incredible breath-taking scenery. The hotel is surrounded by nature and natural beauty which creates a tranquil environment perfect for relaxation. The hotel also offers many exciting things to do like nature walks, spa treatments, water sports activities, and other local games like ‘Ludu’ and ‘Oware’.
Boat Riding on Lake Volta
There will be a boat ride on Lake Volta where guests will see beautiful islands surrounding the lake and have a nice view of the popular Akosombo Dam which is the source of electricity for Ghana and other neighboring countries.
Drive back to Accra. Overnight stay in Accra.
Kakum National Park
The Kakum National Park was established in 1932. Kakum National Park is a home for lovers of nature. The Park is made up of mostly undisturbed virgin rainforest and is one of the most famous national parks in Ghana. It protects plant and animal treasures of the African tropical forest. Trails provide self-guided day hiking opportunities where you may sight some of the over 200 bird species represented: the parrot, bee-eaters, blue plantain-eaters, hornbills, and kingfishers. The dense vegetation provides cover for globally endangered species such as the forest elephant and bongo – the largest forest antelope, as well as various types of monkeys. The Canopy Walkway, suspended 30 meters above the ground, provides a treetop view of the beautiful forest.
Cape Coast Castle
Cape Coast Castle is one of the largest castles built by European powers in today’s Ghana. It began as a trading lodge constructed by the Portuguese in 1555 on a part of the Gold Coast, which later became known as the Cape Coast. The Cape Coast Castle has served as the West African headquarters of the president of the Committee of Merchants; the seat of the British governor; and a school. It is open to the public and is currently a historical museum with Ghanaian arts and crafts gift shop, and it is the regional headquarters of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board.
Overnight night stay in Accra.
Meet with Tailor to Pick Up Clothes
On this day, guests can meet with the tailor to pick up Clothes and if there are any alterations to be done on the clothes, they would be done on this day.
Kwame Nkrumah Museum
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is also known as the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. It is the last resting place of the first President of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. This museum is dedicated to him to honor his dedication to liberating Ghana, formally known as Gold Coast, from colonial rule. The Museum houses the personal effects and publications of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and pictures showing his life history with some of the most famous people of his time.
The Centre for National Culture crafts market can also be simply known as the Arts Center. There are so many different stalls selling different varieties of Ghanaian-inspired arts and crafts and this is one of the cool places to shop in Accra. There is so much to see and buy from woven Kente cloth, and wooden sculptures to earrings, and other fashion accessories matched with the latest in African Attire fashion from all over Ghana.
Black Star Square
Kwame Nkrumah commissioned the Independence Square, also known as Black Star Square, to honor the visit of Queen Elizabeth II. Independence Square is a vast, empty expanse of concrete overlooked by spectator stands that can seat about 30,000 people. The Independence Arch was an inspiration to other African countries vying for independence and the Flame of African Liberation. The roundabout before the square contains in the center, the Black Star Gate also known as the Black Star Monument which was built in 1961. The vast area, built under Kwame Nkrumah, is designed for huge events and military marches, and commercial events such as concerts and fashion shows, which take place throughout the year.
Shopping for Souvenirs
Guests who are interested in shopping for souvenirs to take back home with them as a reminder of their travels and to show where they have been can do so on this day. If you want to experience a local Ghanaian market, we would definitely recommend visiting the Makola Market which has a very vibrant atmosphere and you can find so many Local things to purchase. Tourists who are interested in arts and crafts like wood carvings, paintings and African printed clothes and accessories can also visit the Accra Arts Center or the Osu Oxford street.
NB: You have the option of going shopping by yourself with an Uber or Taxi or we could make arrangements for our driver to drive you to these shopping centers.
Overnight night stay in Accra.
On the last day, guests will have some time for last-minute preparations like exploring the city on their own (depending on your time of departure), packing, hotel checkout, and receiving covid test results before checking in at the airport for final departure.
Please note that hotel checkout is at 12 pm.