Location

Ghana

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Classic Short Breaks

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Kumasi – 1 night/2 days

This overnight tour to Kumasi gives you a total insight into the history and culture  of the Ashantis. You will also have the opportunity to come into close contact with the local people when you visit the three craft villages close by.

Min Group Size 2pax
Accommodation Yes
Food Yes
Transport Yes

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Description

Cost: $365.00 per person/double occupancy

Single Occupancy: $400.00

Min Group Size: 2pax    

Included: Transportation, hotel, one dinner & breakfast, entry fees & English speaking driver/guide

Day 1:    Accra – Kumasi

Depart Accra to Kumasi, capital of the former Ashanti Empire and modern day Ashanti Region which was built on similar basis as the Dahomey Empire (now Benin), i.e. through wars. First, visit the Royal Manhyia Palace Museum, home and office of former Ashanti Kings. A regal history that dates back to 1700 is told with relics and artifacts. After that, you will visit the Cultural Center that features the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum and various studios of brass makers, potters, drum carvers and batik makers. This museum also depicts the numerous exploits of the Ashantis especially their wars with the British Colonial rulers. Overnight in Kumasi (D)

Day 2:    Kumasi – Accra

After breakfast and check out, take a tour of the Ashanti craft villages to observe craftsmen at work and to purchase souvenir gift items i.e. Ahwiaa to see woodcarvers producing Ashanti stools, fertility dolls & walking sticks; Ntonso to witness the Adinkra cloth and the tie-and-dye process (Dyes are extracted from the bark of the tree called Badie) and then to Bonwire to see Kente cloth weaving. Return to Accra in the afternoon. (B)

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