Want to kick back, take it slow and de-stress? This package gives you a brief insight into the lives of the people and the history of Ghana. At the same time, give you time to let your hair down and be ‘you’ whilst you soak the African sun. You can choose any one of our carefully selected beach resorts on the south west coast of Ghana, where you will find some of the finest beaches. Don’t forget to pack your bathing suits.
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Min Group Size: 2pax
Included: Transportation, hotel accommodation, breakfast daily, entry fees, English speaking driver/guide
Excluded: International flight to/from Ghana, travel insurance, entry visa, drinks & beverages at meals, items of a personal nature, tips to service providers etc
Note: You have a choice of several beach resorts in the Central & Western Region. Contact us for the list.
There will be slight changes to the itinerary depending on the resort you choose.
Day 1: Arrive Accra
Arrive in Accra, Ghana. You will be met by a Sunset African Tours representative and transferred to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Accra.
Day 2: Accra city Tour
Start with a drive through the colonial part of Accra, known as Jamestown. View the numerous colonial buildings which were mostly inhabited by the British in the early 1600’s, now home to the local people called the Gas. Drive through the main street and view the Ussher and James Forts built by the Dutch (1650) and British (1673) respectively and also the Lighthouse which was used to guide ships to the Accra Harbour in colonial days. Visit the colourful Makola Market, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Museum, the craftsmen at Teshie who make fascinating coffins in the shape of vegetables, fruits, cars, aircrafts, etc. Finally pick up some unique crafts at the Arts and Crafts market. Overnight in Accra. (B)
Day 3: Cape Coast & Elmina Castle
Depart Accra to the coastal city of Cape Coast, Central Region. Visit the Cape Coast Castle built in 1667 by the Swedes and later taken over by the British. This was used during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade as a holding point for captives. Visit the West African Historical Museum. The guide will conduct you to the slave quarters and the Negotiation Hall where captives were bargained for and sold. Later, take a tour of the Elmina Castle, the oldest and largest European monument in Ghana built in 1484 by the Portuguese. After this tour, take a short walk around the colourful fishing harbour to see the fish market and traditional dugout canoes the local people use for their livelihoods. Both the Elmina and Cape Coast Castles have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Overnight at a beach resort (B)
Day 4: Kakum National Park – Free afternoon
Today drive to the north of Cape Coast to visit Kakum National Park, a tropical rainforest in the heart of the Attandaso reserve for an adventurous and breathtaking walk on the ‘Canopy Walkway’. It is composed of 350 meters of suspended bridge and six platforms at a height of 60 meters off the ground. Return to your hotel and relax at the beach front. Overnight beach resort. (B)
Day 5, 6 & 7: Three (3) free days @ a Beach Resort
Spend the next three days relaxing at the private beach of your hotel. Overnight at a beach resort (B)
Day 8: Departure
Check out at midday and take a return trip to the Kotoka International Airport for check in and depart on a late night flight back home (B)
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