Arrive in Accra, Ghana.
Transfer from the airport to your hotel for a welcome drink and orientation.
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 neighborhoods of James Town and Usher Town, an interesting area to explore on foot. Also, visit the old fishing harbor, 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.
After lunch continue your way to Sogakope.
Arrive and check - in at your hotel and enjoy a story telling moment, combined with a traditional Ewe Agbadza dance.
Retire to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.
After breakfast, we move to a remote hidden village, where we will join a Voodoo ceremony: The frenetic rhythm of the drums and chants of the adepts help to call the voodoo spirit who takes possession of some of the dancers who fall into a deep trance: eyes rolling back, grimaces, convulsions, insensitivity to fire or pain. Sakpata, Heviesso, Mami Water and other voodoos are showing their presence by taking possession of their adepts. In this narrow village, surrounded by the magic atmosphere of a voodoo ceremony, we will finally understand how traditions are still deeply rooted in African soul.
We take a lunch break at a local restaurant.
After lunch, we move towards the Somanya/Krobo Odumase region.
The area of Krobo is famous for making pearls. Some of those pearls are precisely called "Krobo" and have a very special place among the greatest collections in the world.
The Krobos wear the pearls they make for initiation rites, to perform cults or wear it for aesthetic purposes.
Take a guided tour in and around the town.
Check-in at your hotel for dinner and relaxation
After breakfast, find your way through the Akuapem Mountain Range to the Ashanti Kingdom.
Continue your way and visit Adjeikrom and take a guided walk through a small town where cacao farming and processing is the main source of livelihood. Visit the cacao plantation.
Take a break for a refreshing lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue your journey after lunch and visit Bunso Aboretum tropical gardens, which is set amidst lushly vegetated hills. The Aboretum offers a 45-minute guided walk, where you can learn about the tropical plants, timbers and herbs, as well as birds and butterflies. There is also a canopy walkway available, a wood-and-rope walkway between the tops of the giant trees.
Also visit the Temple of Besease, an important worshiping place for the Ashanti peoples for more than three centuries. Recently restored with the help of the French Cooperation, it is a particularly beautiful example of traditional Ashanti architecture
Arrive in Kumasi and check-in at your hotel for dinner and relaxation.
After breakfast, visit some of the highlights of the city, such as the Manhyia Palace Museum, which offers a first-hand information on the legacies of the Ashanti Kingdom. Proceed to the National Culture center, 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.
Take an early lunch break at a local restaurant.
After lunch, 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.
Drive to Kejetia Market (the largest open-air market in West Africa). Once you arrive at the market, you will be assigned with host guides in small groups, who will take you around the market.
It is possible to attend the Akwasidae Festival on this day, if arranged; celebrated on six weeks intervals.
Return to your hotel for dinner and relaxation.
After breakfast, continue your way to the Central Region of Ghana, considered the heartbeat of Ghana tourism because of its wealth of beaches, forts and castles and festivals.
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.
Visit the Cape Coast Castle, which was built by the Swedes in 1653 and later taken over by the British. The castle also holds the West African Historical Museum, established by the Smithsonian Institute in collaboration with the government of Ghana in 1994.
Take a lunch at a local restaurant.
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.
Continue to your resort for dinner and relaxation. You could 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.
After breakfast, depart to explore the historic Kakum National Park, one of West Africa's surviving tropical rain forests, spanning over 360sq km and filled with diverse and dense vegetation. A blend of true rainforest and semi deciduous forest, Kakum is the home to over 40 large mammals, 400 bird species and a breathtaking array of butterflies, flora and fauna.
The most popular attraction in the forest is the Canopy walkway, which is made up of seven bridges extending 330m and hanging 40m above the forest floor. 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 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.
Take a break for a refreshing lunch.
After lunch, enjoy an outdoor cooking class in a beach community. This will be a practical introduction of the preparation of West African cuisine, where you will have the chance to cook exquisite food. The products of your work will be served as the dinner for that evening, and a traditional artefact will be awarded to the group or individual whose dish comes out the tastiest.
Continue to your resort for dinner and relaxation.
Do not forget to take photos of the spectacular sunset
After breakfast, spend some time in the morning at the beach to relax.
Embark on a late morning scenic journey through the coastal zone to Accra.
Upon arrival, optionally undertake a souvenir shopping and head 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.
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