Experience the rich cultural heritage of Ghana and Ivory Coast on our Ghana & Ivory Coast Cultural Tour. This tour takes you on a journey through the vibrant cities of Kumasi and Tamale in Ghana, where you will discover the traditional art and craft of the Achanti tribe of the Akan people. The Achanti are known for their intricate hand-carved stools, dolls and clothing with complex and colorful patterns.
In Kumasi, you will have the opportunity to visit the famous markets where you can find high-quality silverware products at low prices. This is one of the most prestigious craft activities in the country and is widely sought after by visitors.
You will also have the chance to learn about the customs and traditions of the Akan people, who prospered particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries. They are known for their deep connection to royalty, symbolized by the golden stool.
Visit to Kakum National Park, Ghana
One of the most memorable moments of the tour was a visit to the Kakum National Park in Ghana. The park is known for its incredible canopy walk, which is the highlight of the park. The canopy walk is a suspension bridge that is elevated over 300 feet above the forest floor and provides stunning views of the surrounding forest and wildlife. The walk was thrilling and challenging, and the views were simply breathtaking. We also had the opportunity to see some exotic animals such as monkeys and birds.
Visit to Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast
Another unforgettable moment was a visit to the Grand Bassam, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Ivory Coast. The town was once the colonial capital of Ivory Coast, and it is famous for its stunning colonial-style buildings, beaches, and traditional arts and crafts. We walked through the historic streets, admiring the well-preserved colonial architecture and stopping at the local markets to admire the traditional artwork. We also took a leisurely walk along the beach, enjoying the sun and sand, and sampling the local seafood. The entire experience was a perfect blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.
Upon arrival at Kotoka International airport, you will be greeted by our representatives who will provide you with airport assistance if needed. You will then be transferred to your hotel by coach. The transfer can take between 25-45 minutes, depending on traffic. After checking in, a buffet dinner will be provided at the hotel. Before the end of the day, we will have a brief meeting to discuss and finalize the itinerary for the following day.