14 Day Exploration Tour of Ghana, Togo, & Benin

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14 Day Exploration Tour of Ghana, Togo, & Benin

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Length of trip:

14 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 3475

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

Enjoy 14 day exploration tour including sightseeing and other activities at Ghana, Togo and Benin. The activities will include visit to Kwame Nkrumah Memorial, National Theater, shopping at craft markets, tour of cape coast countries and Cape Coast Castle - another World Heritage Site.


Trip Properties:


Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - On the Plane

    Depart the U.S.A.
    Commercial Flight

    Depart on your overnight flight to London’s Heathrow Airport, and then after you transfer planes, you will fly directly to Accra, Ghana.

  • Day 2 - Accra

    Accra Arrival.
    Hotel

    Upon arrival at Accra airport, you will be met, assisted and transferred to the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, where you will check-in and the group will have their initial orientation.

    Relaxation

    The remainder of the day at leisure.

  • Day 3 - Accra

    Sightseeing

    City Tour of Accra to see the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial, Independence Arch, National Theater and the W.E.B. Dubois Pan African Center.

    Shopping

    Visit craft markets where you may test your bargaining skills on the local vendors.

    Hotel

    Dinner and overnight at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel.(BD)

  • Day 4 - Accra

    Accra—Cape Coast.
    Private Car Service

    Depart via over land vehicle for Cape Coast and Elmina, arriving late morning,you will take a brief tour of the city of Cape Coast and transfer to the Elmina Beach Resort.

    Sightseeing

    Tour the Elmina Castle, a World Heritage site where slaves were held before being sent to the New World-followed by a walk through the town of Elmina.

    Sightseeing

    In the afternoon, visit the Volta Fisherman Community, a coastal village with traditional industries and Volta style houses.

    All-Inclusive Resort

    Overnight at the Elmina Beach Resort. (BD)

  • Day 5 - Cape Coast

    Sightseeing

    Tour of Cape Coast continues. Visit Cape Coast Castle-another World Heritage Site. (BD)

  • Day 6 - Kumasi

    Cape Coast - Kumasi.
    Private Car Service

    Depart to Kumasi within the Ashanti Kingdom. We pass through Obouasi, the location of the Ashanti Goldfields-one of the richest mines in the world.

    Sightseeing

    Take an excursion to the village of Bonwire, the locale where the famous Royal Kente Cloth is made.

    Hotel

    Over night at the Miklin Hotel. (BD)

  • Day 7 - Kumasi

    Sightseeing

    Visits to the craft villages of Pankrono (pottery), Ahwiaa (woodcarving), and Ntonso (adinkra) cloth.

    Food and Dining

    Visit the Kumasi Cultural Center and lunch at the Kentish Kitchen with both American and Ghanian cuisine.

    Sightseeing

    In the afternoon, an excursion to the Kumasi Central Market - the largest in West Africa followed by a visit to Manhiyia Palace for an audience with the Ashanti King or members of his Royal Court.

    Hotel

    Over night at the Miklin Hotel. (BD)

  • Day 8 - Accra

    Private Car Service

    Depart for Accra, arriving early afternoon in Aburi, for lunch.

    Sightseeing

    Then visit both Aburi Botanical Gardens and the woodcarvers/drum makers of Aburi.

    Hotel

    After visiting these sites you will continue on to Accra, where you will overnight at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. (BD)

  • Day 9 - Lome

    Private Car Service

    Depart on a 3 hour drive to Lome, Togo, stopping at points of interest.

    Sightseeing

    Check into your hotel. Afternoon tour of Lome.

    Hotel

    Overnight Hotel arrangements to be determined. (BD)

  • Day 10 - Cotonou

    Private Car Service

    Depart to Cotonou, Benin. Arrive Cotonou late morning.

    Sightseeing

    City tour of Cotonou and of Porto Novo, predominantly a town of traders because of its proximity to Nigeria.

    Sightseeing

    We will visit the Ethnographic Museum(famous for it collection of Gelede Masks), The Brazilian Church and the 300 year-old Palace of King Toffa.

    Hotel

    Overnight hotel arrangements to be confirmed prior to tour leaving USA. (BD)

  • Day 11 - Benin

    Ouidah, Bemin.
    Private Car Service

    After breakfast, depart for Ouidah, Benin, the most important slave post and the stronghold of Vodun religion.

    Sightseeing

    An unforgettable visit that take you to the Voodoo Museum, the Sacred Forest, and the Temple of the Pythons. Walk the “Road of Slaves,” to the awe-inspiring memorial. Continue to the place of the common Graves, the tree of forgetfulness and the “Gate of no Return"

    Hotel

    Overnight at hotel Cotonou. (BD)

  • Day 12 - Benin

    Ganvie, Benin
    Private Car Service

    Depart for Ganvie the African built on stilts.

    Sightseeing

    Ganvie is one the numerous lake villages and largest that can be found on lake Nakoue. Ganvie is a must see, with its 30,000 inhabitants living on water. You will be welcomed to Ganvie by dancers, where you will explore and shop in the village. Ganvie was founded in the 17th century by a community of people who were fleeing slave traders. They thought it best to live on water and they have been living this way ever since.

    Hotel

    After Ganvie, we will return to Cotonou where we will overnight. (BD)

  • Day 13 - Accra

    Private Car Service

    Depart Cotonou for a leisurely drive back to Accra, Ghana, stopping for lunch in Lome, Togo.

    Hotel

    Arrive Accra late afternoon. Overnight at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. (BD)

  • Day 14 - Accra

    After a day of leisure, you will be transferred to the Accra Airport.

    Commercial Flight

    You will check your luggage early, then be taken to an airport restaurant, where you will have a memorable departure dinner, before catching a late flight home.

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