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10 Days Adventure and Cultural tour of Ghana, Togo and Benin

Starting from$2050 /per person
10days
includes:
  • .transports
  • .Flight
  • .tour guide
  • .standard meal
  • .hotels

Day 1: WOEZOR/BIENVENUE

Arrive in Accra, Ghana.

Transfer from the airport to your hotel for a welcome drink and orientation.

Day 2: ACCRA CITY TOUR

After breakfast, undertake a sightseeing city tour of Accra.

Visit some of the highlights in Accra like the Osu Chief's Palace for an insight on the history of the Ga people.

Visit the Osu castle, Built by the Danes around 1659 and originally called Christiansburg Castle, Osu Castle was the seat of government until 2013, when the president and his office moved to Flagstaff House. It remains closed to visitors for the time being, and Photographs are not allowed.

Visit the old colonial neighbourhoods of James Town and Usher Town, an interesting area to explore on foot. Also, visit the old fishing harbour, climb to the Usher Lighthouse, stroll through the fishing communities and optionally wander around the Mokola Market.

Continue your way to the Independence Square and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Mausoleum, the final resting place of the first president of Ghana.

Visit the Artist Alliance Gallery and the Art Centre, where traditional arts craftworks among wooden sculptures and paintings, and Ghanaian fabrics are displayed.

Take a break for a refreshing lunch at a local restaurant.

Resume your tour to pay a visit to the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Centre. The Museum is dedicated to Mr. Du Bois, a prominent American pan-African of the 20th century.

During weekdays, you can visit the workshop of Trashy Bags, where they make different types of accessories out of plastic trash.

Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 3: ACCRA - CAPE COAST - ELMINA AND SURROUNDINGS

After breakfast, depart for a drive through the historic Denkyira Kingdom to the Cape Coast Castle. Built by the Swedes in 1653 and later taken over by the British, this castle also houses the West African Historical Museum. Experience the history of the slave trade, the impact of which is felt in Africa and beyond to date.

Take a break and enjoy a pleasurable early lunch.

Visit the Kakum National Park, one of the West Africa's surviving tropical rain forests. Undertake a 2-kilometer nature walk through the forest to discover the wide variety of exotic floral species and the medicinal values they offer or take a canopy walkway which hangs 100 feet above the forest floor or an over view of the rain forest while enjoying the tuning sounds of whispering birds.

Visit the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482 and also known as St. George's Castle. This castle was the first European structure built in Sub - Saharan Africa. The Castle offers one of West Africa's greatest spots for photography, especially at the peak of the sunset. Also visit the Java Museum.

Visit Fort St. Jago built by the Dutch in 1665 on St. George Hill. It is from this vantage point that the Dutch launched their successful land attack on Elmina Castle in 1637. The fort was built primarily to provide military protection to the Elmina Castle and to serve as a disciplinary institution for European convicts.

Optionally visit the Posuban Military Shrine, where the Asafo companies, (Fanti traditional soldiers), prepare spiritually for war. These shrines are wonderful examples of how art is used in the daily lives of Ghanaians.

Continue to your resort for dinner and relaxation. You could also take a leisurely walk along the beach to see the fisher folks going about their fishing activities under the exit of the beautiful sunset.

Do not forget to take photos of the spectacular sunset.

Day 4: ELMINA - KUMASI

After breakfast, continue your journey through the forest zone to Kumasi, the seat of the legendary Ashanti Kingdom.

Along the way, visit the slavery monument and ancestral graveyard in Assin-Manso, which used to be the final stop on the slave trail where slaves were bathed and sold at the slave market before walked in heavy chains to the castles on the coast, and transported to 'The New World' under terrible circumstances.

Arrive in Kumasi and after enjoying an early lunch:

Visit the Manhyia Palace Museum, which offers a first-hand information on the legacies of the Ashanti Kingdom. Proceed to the National Culture centre, which shares premises with the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, home to the dazzling studios of traditional potters, brass, wood carvers, bead makers and batik makers.

If time permits, visit the Kejetia market, known as the biggest open-air market stretch in West Africa.

Continue to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 5: KUMASI - AKOSOMBO

Today you will visit the three famous craft villages in the Ashanti Region:

Ahwiaa - the woodcarvers' village, Adawomase and Ntonso villages - the home of Adinkra and Bonwire - the Kente weaving village. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to see how African crafts are made and offers you the opportunity to buy directly from the artisans who make them.

Take a lunch break.

Continue your journey through the tropical forest zone of the Akwapim range of mountains to Akosombo.

Along the way, make a stop at the Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa processing Institute for a cocoa processing and propagation tour.

Arrive in Akosombo for dinner and relaxation at the hotel, while enjoying a whisked away serene atmosphere at the Volta Lake.

Day 6: AKOSOMBO - LOME, TOGO

Your destination today is Lome Capital city of Togo

After breakfast, visit the Akosombo Dam and start your journey by crossing the border to Lome.

Enjoy lunch at a restaurant.

Visit Nana Benz, the flamboyant market in Lome and the Grand Marche, Marche des Feticheurs, Musee National and Place de I' Independence.

Continue to your hotel for dinner and relax.

Day 7: LOME - OUIDAH

Your destination today is Benin

After breakfast, start your journey by crossing the border to Benin.

Visit Ouidah, the cradle of African Traditional (voodoo) Religion.

Take a tour of the Temple dedicated to the sacred python, which is believed to give vitality and protection.

Visit the sacred forest which houses many shrines dedicated to various deities.

Visit the historical Museum of Ouidah, located in a centuries-old Portuguese fort. This museum reflects Benin's role in the transatlantic slave trade.

Also visit the Port of No Return, a monument built by the Benin government to commemorate the Africans taken from the Dahomey Empire during the slave trade.

Continue to your hotel for dinner and relax or sit along the beach and enjoy the serenity.

Day 8: OUIDAH - GANVIE - COTONOU

Take a sensational visit today to Ganvie by motorized canoe, a village built over water knowingly referred to as the "Venice of West Africa". Treat yourself with a first-hand experience as the people of Ganvie carry out their daily routines in their dugout canoes filled with earthen wares, groceries, working tools, animals and any other livelihood materials you could think of, while trading with one another and transacting business with tourists. You will definitely enjoy shopping on the floating market and taking a relaxing canoe ride to explore the village, which came about as a result of escaping slavery during the slave trade era in Benin. The village is over 300 years old.

Take a lunch break at the MB hotel.

Return by canoe and continue your journey to Cotonou. Along the way have a panoramic view of the many statues and monuments of Benin's luring administrative and commercial capital while driving to the hotel.

Arrive at the hotel for dinner and relaxation.

Day 9: COTONOU - ACCRA

After breakfast, make your journey back to Accra.

Cross the border to Togo and visit Agbedrafo and Togoviille along the way.

Take a lunch break in Lome, after which you cross the border to Ghana and continue your journey to Accra.

Check-in to your hotel for dinner and relaxation

Day 10: DEPARTURE

Spend the day at leisure or undertake a last minute shopping and proceed to the airport, where the driver will drop you off for check-in and departure.

Spontaneous stops based on client's interests for photography or a quick scenic gaze during the tour is allowed.

There is a possibility of witnessing a naming ceremony, join a church service or witness a funeral ceremony while tour is in session.

Cancellation Policy

Worlanyo Tours' cancellation policy is applied as follows:
Cancellations made 60 days or more prior to the start of the tour will be charged cancellation fee of 15% of the tour cost.
Cancellations made 45 to 30 days prior to the start to the tour will be charged cancellation fee of 20% of the tour cost.
Cancellations made 25 to 15 days prior to the start to the tour will be charged cancellation fee of 25% of the tour cost.
Cancellations made 15 days or less prior to the start of the tour will be charged cancellation of 100%, meaning no refund.

Trip cancellation insurance is recommended.

Domestic flight tickets are non-refundable when alternate (land) arrangements are made.

No-Shows, late arrivals, voluntary changes or cancellations by travelers of tour days or services during a tour are non-refundable. Cancellation Insurance Is recommended.

Prior to the start of the tour, Worlanyo Tours reserves the right to cancel a tour, and will provide a full refund of all payments. Worlanyo Tours has never cancelled a tour but would do so at Its sole discretion should travelers' safety be of concern. Worlanyo Tours is not responsible for expenses Incurred by travelers in preparing for a trip which is eventually cancelled.

Once travelers are at the destination in Africa, Worlanyo Tours will provide comparable alternate tour arrangements if the cancellation of a particular tour is deemed necessary. Should travelers elect not to accept these alternate arrangements, this will constitute voluntary refusal of services, and no refunds will be given.

Pro-rata refunds will be made if alternate arrangements are not comparable to the original tour services, Please note: Domestic flights may be replaced by ground transportation, if the domestic flight schedule renders flights impossible within the constraints of a tour and/or the tour dates; In this case, the missed flights ac non-refundable as the ticket price will be used to make alternate land arrangements

Worlanyo Tours prices are stated in U.S. Dollars (USD), and are subject to change until a tour deposit is received. Prices do not include international travel to/from Africa, passport fees, entry visa fees, excess baggage charges, airport taxes, immunization or other medical fees, non-specified meals, alcoholic or other beverages, insurance, tips for tour staff, laundry and other personal expenses.

10 Days Adventure and Cultural tour of Ghana, Togo and Benin

From USD 2050 - based on one person

Take this tour with a friend or friends to share the cost

This tour could be done by public transport as well, with the aid of a tour guide, for low budget tourists.

highlights

cost includes
  • Round trip Airport transfer
  • 9 days Comfortable 4x4 car rental with A/C including driver's allowance
  • Fuel and toll
  • Driver's allowance
  • 9 days Accommodation with standard breakfast
COST EXCLUDES:
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs and other personal expenses
  • Tour activities and excursions
  • Gratitudes (Optional)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)

Total Price per person-

$2050