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10 Day Vacation: Sample Itinerary

Provided here is one example of an itinerary that includes historical tours, views of nature, cultural experiences, and a variety of Ghanaian cuisine. We will work with you to curate a vacation that fits your travel style and travel goals.

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Day 1

Arrival

Pick up from Accra International Airport.

 

Refreshments and Supper at the Villa. 

Day 2

Visit Historical Sites

Breakfast at the Villa. 

Arrival of the seamstresses and tailors to take measurements for custom made clothing. 

Tour of Greater Accra Region:  Accra became the capital of the Gold Coast colony after the British moved the administrative capital from Cape Coast in 1877. 

Tour of Christansborg Castle in Osu. It was built by Denmark and Norway in 1661 as an administrative and trading site where gold, ivory and captured Africans were traded. 

 

Lunch at a recommended restaurant in Osu or La. 

Visit to the W.E.B. DuBois Memorial Centre, where Dr. DuBois lived and is buried. Visit to local art galleries in Accra. 

Supper at the Villa. 

Day 3

Aburi

Breakfast at the Villa.

 

Tour of the Eastern Region: Aburi Botanical Gardens, Aburi Craft Center. Lunch at a recommended restaurant in Akropong.

 

Return to Accra. Supper at the Villa. 

Day 4

Free Day

Breakfast at the Villa.  

 

Transportation will be provided for outings the group may decide on. Lunch at a recommended restaurant at a beach front restaurant in Accra.

 

Supper will be served at the Villa. 

Day 5

Central Region

Breakfast at the Villa.

 

Tour of the Central Region: Assin Manso, site of the Last Bath. This is where West Africans held in captivity were allowed to bathe before traveling to the dungeons of the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles. Tour Cape Coast Castle built in 1650 by Sweden and experience the "Door of No Return."

 

Lunch at a recommended restaurant.

 

Visit the largest and oldest of all the Castles, Elmina built in 1482 by the Portuguese. It is the oldest European building in existence in sub-saharan Africa. In addition, visit Fort St.Jago built in 1652 by the Portuguese also in Elmina. Other sites of interest include a drive by the oldest boys collegiate boarding school,  Mfantsipim, established in 1876 in the country, and oldest girls' boarding school Wesley Girls' established in 1836. A visit to Kakum National Rainforest Reserve with a canopy walkway in Kakumdu, and Kotokraba Market in Cape Coast.

 

Return to Accra. Supper at the Villa. 

Day 6

Accra

Breakfast at the Villa.

 

Tour of Greater Accra. Visits to Makola, a massive fast paced and crowded market opened in 1924, the Accra Arts Centre, the largest artifact market in the country. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park. The Park is the exact spot Kwame Nkrumah stood when he declared the Gold Coast's independence from the British. Lunch at a recommended restaurant in Jamestown. Jamestown or Ngleshie as it is known in the indigenous Gã language is one of the oldest areas of Accra dating back to the 1650's. Visit the Jamestown Lighthouse and other landmark homes of interest.

 

Supper will be served at the Villa.

Day 7

Somanya and Ada

Breakfast at the Villa.

 

Fittings for custom made clothes by seamstresses and tailors. 

 

Greater Accra Tour: Visit to the bead market in Somanya and to Ada. Lunch at a recommended restaurant.

 

Free time in the afternoon.

 

Supper at the Villa. 

Day 8

Ashanti Region

Breakfast at the Villa.

 

Tour of the Ashanti Region: Drop off at the Accra Airport for trip to Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti Region.

 

Visits to the town of Bonwire to view the making of hand woven Kente on looms in the time honored tradition.

 

Visit the centre where the revered hand stamped Adinkra symbols on cloth is made. Lunch at a recommended restaurant in Kumasi.

 

After lunch visit to the town where the process of making brass artifacts using the lost wax casting method is practiced. Other sites to visit include the Kejetia Market, the largest single market in West Africa, the shrine of Yaa Asantewaa, the brave and courageous female warrior who led the Ashanti army in battle against the British and defeated them in 1900.

 

Drop off at Kumasi Airport for return flight to Accra. 

Supper at the Villa. 

Day 9

Nightlife

Breakfast at the Villa.

 

Seamstresses and Tailors return custom made clothing. Lunch at a recommended restaurant. 

 

Evening outing at an established Accra Night Spot. Will include Supper. 

Day 10

Finale

Breakfast at the Villa.

 

Any last minute shopping, re-visits to sites and shops, etc. Lunch at a recommended restaurant. 

Supper at the Villa. Party held at the Nestting Villa, "Ghana style" with a live band.

Day 11

Departure

Breakfast at the Villa and drop off at the Accra Airport. 

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