Cultural and History Tour

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Akwaaba locally, welcome to Ghana, “The Gateway of West Africa” Can Do Land Tours would like you to join us on an unforgettable and amazing journey into a land rich in history, tradition and culture. It is a living culture, an everyday experience that is the way of life of the people and not in any way staged for the pleasure of tourists. It thrills and fascinates, excites and delights drawing you into the daily rhythm of the Golden experience. The unique friendly smiles and warmth of the people has won the reputation of the world’s most hospitable country. Ghana’s almost 2000 years, to riches of the Ancient Ghanaian Empire. Exuberant trade in gold, ivory, salt and kola nuts between Ghana and other Africans eventually attracted Europeans to the coast of West Africa and to Gold Coast now known as Ghana. The safe street from Accra to the Ashanti kingdom, you will find virgin beaches, bustling markets and historical sites, inhumane histories. In Ghana you will appreciate great Arts and experience cultural drumming and dancing that will make your mind, body and soul relax. Come and enjoy Ghana’s culture, beauty and warmth.

Day 1: Arrive In Accra

ghana airport

Arrive in Ghana, Kotoka International Airport. You will meet our tour operators and transfer to your hotel. Relax for a while and will have a brief orientation before a welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Accra, the capital of Ghana.

Overnight: M-Plaza Hotel
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Accra City Tour

independence square

Depart from your hotel to explore the city of Accra after breakfast. Visit the independence square, which contains monuments to Ghana independence struggle and also site for the Ghana’s Independence Day parades (every 6th of March) and national festivals. Explore the national museum depicting relics and people from the various tribes in Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum the final place of Ghana first president. Continue to W. E. B. Dubois Centre for Pan African Culture, where Dr Dubois (An academic and Civil Rights Champion) spent years working on a pan- African encyclopaedia. There you will be tour through Dr Dubois research library.

Time for lunch, this will be an opportunity to test and enjoy Ghana’s various local food. Lunch will be at one of the famous “chop bar” restaurant to enjoy our lunch. After lunch, we will visit the Arts Centre. It comprises of a theatre hall and numerous stalls which contains handicraft from all over Ghana and West Africa. (Wood carvings, beads, drums, local leather bags, fabrics etc) browse through for your choice. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: M-Plaza Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3: Castle Tours (Cape Coast - Elmina Castle)

cape coast castle

After breakfast, depart from Accra to Cape Coast in the Central Region to explore the forts, castle and slave dungeons in Ghana. We will drive for three hours on the Atlantic Coast road, meandering through farms and villages with glimpses of fishing activity and coconut trees. On this tour, you will experience the physical history of the slave trade, which still have impact on the shores of Africa today. Visit the cape Coast castle which was built by the Swedes in 1653 and taken over by the British and the West African Historical Museum, established by the Smithsonia institute. The slave trade has left a mark on Ghana, where several forts and castles conserved in Ghana and a UNESCO world heritage sites. After lunch, visit the Elmina Castle which is also located in the Central Region also known as St George’s Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482. We will explore the St. George’s Castle Museum built in 1996. The museum was build to educate history of St. George’s Castle, as well as to preserve the cultural heritage of the Central Region. We will have the opportunity to absorb the sights of the formal storehouse and slave dungeons, chapels and governor’s chamber. Also capture some bird’s eye photograph of the surrounding harbours, fishing boats and the nearby Forts St. Jago, all from the battlements of the four – storey St George’s Castle. Return to your hotel (Elmina Hotel) for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Cocoanut Grove Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4: Forts Tour

elmina castle

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and depart for a drive to the western Region, like all the other coastal points along Ghana’s coast, this region also has a number of different forts that can be explored. Visit Fort Sebastian in Shama, lies Ghana’s third oldest fortification. Fort San Sebastian is a historical architectural delight, reflecting the distinctive styles and preference of both the Portuguese and Dutch sculpturing. Visit Fort Orange which is few meters off the Sekondi’s harbour. Though it served as a trading post for some time, it was originally intended to be as a lodge and it served that purpose during the 16705. Fort Orange is now used as lighthouse and a naval base for the Ghana ports and harbour authority.

Fort St. Antonio After lunch, we will explore Fort St. Antonio at Axim. It was built by the Portuguese to serve as trade post but had to be abandon it due to insistent attacks by the local people.

Overnight: Frankfaus Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 5: Kumasi City Tour

manhyia palace

After breakfast, depart for a drive through the forest zone to Kumasi, the seat of the Ashanti Empire.

Notable are the Manhyia palace museum home of the Asantehene(king of the Ashantis). Experience the sense of the day in the life of an Ashanti ruler (Asantehene). Explore the museum to obtain firsthand information on the legacies of the Ashanti kingdom, a real history that dated back 1700 and is told with relics and artefacts.

Drive through the city of Kumasi to view monument dedicated to the memory of great Ashanti people. Visit the Prempah II Jubilee Museum and the studios of various potters, brass and batik market. End the day’s tour at the National Cultural Centre for traditional performance by the people of Kumasi dancing group. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Golden Tulip Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: Ashanti Craft Village Tour

kente bonwire

Leave the hotel after breakfast to the villages of Kumasi widely known for their skilled craftsmen to spend time and exploring them and seeing traditional crafts made in the ancient way. Asuofia for beads making, visit Bonwire and Adanwomasa to see kente weaving, Ntonso to discover the secrets of making the Adinkra cloth and tour other villages to meet potters and brass smiths market. We break for lunch in one of the authentic local chop bar for a variety of local food. After lunch, we will take the opportunity to visit a traditional fetish shrine. The most notable villages of Kumawu that can be visit are Bodwease, Edweo – Besease, Patakro, Edwenase and Asenemaso. Explore the fort of Kumasi and the centre for National culture, Kejetia market (the kargest in West Africa). Explore nightlife in Kumasi after dinner before turning in.

Overnight: Golden Tulip Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Arrive At North

village

Depart very early after breakfast from Kumasi for a 5 hours drive to the Northern Region to also experience the cultural heritage of the people from the northern part of Ghana.

Arrive in North, check into our hotel to enjoy our lunch for the day. Explore the village to interact and make new friends with the locals. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Bigiza Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Northern Tour

arts center

After a healthy breakfast, visit the Tannery in the Hausa Zongo in Tamale. One of the best places to learn the whole process and purchase some individual leather products that includes bags, purses, belt and sandals. From there, visit the central market that sell everything from groceries to motor bikes. Smock (Fugu) the common traditional wear can be purchase at the market. Explore the National Cultural Centre where traditional northern Arts and Crafts from the various villages and towns can be found. Visit some historical sites linked to the slave trade, Salaga and Yendi were major slave markets where victims were chained before transported to the coast. Visit the remnants of an ancient defence wall at Nalerigu in the Gambaga scarps that worth exploring. The walls were built to protect the inhabitants from slave raiders.

Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Bigiza Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9: Slave Trade Tour

slave camp

After breakfast, visit one of the interesting historic sites, the Paga – Nania Slave Camp. It forms part of the slave route project of Ghana, linking all the sites associated with the slave trade. Meals for the slave were served in large pieces of rock with rounded holes at the top which is still there for sightseeing. Make a stop to explore the seat of the Wa Naa, paramount chief of the Walas. The magnificent palace built in the 19th century. Continue to the historical landmarks that linked to the slave trade a hideout of the notorious Malian slave raiders, Samori and Babatu, who made Kassaue near Tumu their base. Visit the river known locally as Pikyira or Slave River where the slaves had their last bath before transfer to the southbound merchants. Explore the border town of Gwollu the hometown of Ghana’s formal president Dr Hilla Liman to locate the remnant of the 17th century slavery defence wall. Explore the caves where villagers hide for shelter to flee from slave raiders. Caves found in Bulenga and Sankana which are of geographical and cultural interests also attest to that fact. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Bigiza Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10: Departure And Farewell

shopping makola

After breakfast, depart straight back to Accra, spend some time to pack and last minutes shopping.

Depart to the airport for check – in and departure.

Meals: Breakfast

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