Sankofa Ghana Tours

10-DAY Exploratory Journey in Ghana
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We invite you to embark on an extraordinary journey that bridges the deep connection between Africa and America. Join us as we commemorate and honor our shared history, celebrating the enduring spirit of the African Diaspora.

Experience the captivating allure of Ghana with Sankofa Ghana Tours, as we take you on a voyage to this beautiful country. Allow us to transport you to the vibrant land of Ghana, where history, culture, and people seamlessly intertwine, leaving an indelible mark on your heart.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of this West African nation, exploring its ancient traditions, awe-inspiring landscapes, and warm hospitality that will make your experience truly unforgettable. Discover the rhythmic beats of the drum, savor the flavors of traditional cuisine, and bear witness to the resilience and indomitable spirit of the Ghanaian people.

Whether you are tracing your ancestry, seeking enlightenment, or simply craving a unique adventure, Sankofa Ghana Tours will expertly guide you every step of the way, ensuring a profound and unforgettable journey.

Payment Information

Discover all the details about fees, payment plans, benefits, and more for an unforgettable experience in Ghana with Sankofa Ghana Tours. If you have any further questions not covered below, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What is covered by the program fee?

10-day program fee includes:

  •  Accommodations for all 10 days
  •  All breakfast
  • Complimentary use of personal international mobile phone
  •  All major in-country transport
  • Cooking lesson
  • Historic sights
  • Select cultural events

Not included

  • airfare: $1,450-$1,800* (estimated)
  • Lunch and dinner $150 (estimated)
  • additional private cooking lessons (optional): $100 ($10/hour)
  • vaccinations/immunizations: depends on insurance
  • international travel health insurance: $35-$50
  • tourist visa fee: $60
How does payment work?

The participant must submit the $750 non-refundable program deposit within 14 days of their acceptance date. The remaining balance must be paid within 60 days of their acceptance date.

Regarding refunds, the participant is eligible for a refund excluding the non-refundable trip deposit, following this schedule:

  • 100% refund of the remaining balance – if participant withdraws more than 120 days before program start date;
  • 50% refund of the remaining balance – if participant withdraws more than 90 days before program start date;
  • 25% refund of the remaining balance – if participant withdraws from the trip more than 60 days before program start date; and
  • No refund of the remaining balance – if participant withdraws from the trip 60 days or less than 60 days before program start date.
  • The $750 program deposit is non-refundable
What forms of payment are accepted?

We accept the following forms of payment: credit card, wire transfer such as CashApp or Zelle direct deposit into Sankofa Ghana Tour’s U.S. bank account. There is a 2.5% transaction fee when paying the remaining balance by credit card (3% for American Express).

As a courtesy, this charge is waived on the initial $750 non-refundable deposit.

Are there payment plans available?

Sankofa Ghana Tours offers customized monthly payment plans. For more information, contact us.

Sankofa Ghana Tours: Cost & Benefits

$2,750 tour fee includes:

  •  Lodging for all 10 days
  •  All breakfast and bottled water
  •  All major in-country transport
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Traditional naming ceremony
  • Historic sights
  • Select cultural events

Additional benefits:

  •  Pre-departure advising and airport pickup/drop-off
  •  Full-time tour leadership and support
  •  Complimentary use of personal international mobile phone

Not included:

  • Airfare: $1,500-$2,200* (estimated)
  • Meals and bottled water when not With the group: $125 (estimated)
  • Mobile phone call credit: $15 (estimated)
  • Vaccinations/immunizations: depends on your insurance
  • International travel health insurance: $30-$45
  • Visa fee: $60

*Based on past prices. Airfare to Ghana can fluctuate dramatically.

Itinerary

Day 1: Accra
Explore the vibrant city of Accra, located in beautiful Ghana. Upon your arrival at Accra Kotoka International Airport (ACC), our friendly tour guides will warmly welcome you and assist you with your luggage and transportation to your hotel. As you settle into your accommodation, you can look forward to an unforgettable evening filled with a delightful welcome dinner. This special event will not only provide you with a delicious meal, but also an orientation to help you make the most of your time in Accra. To add a touch of cultural immersion, we offer the option of having professional tailors on-site, available to create custom-made traditional outfits for those who are interested. It’s an opportunity to truly experience and embrace the rich heritage of Ghana. Your first day in Accra concludes with an enchanting atmosphere and the anticipation of the incredible journey that lies ahead. Join us for this unforgettable experience! (Meal(s) Included: Dinner)
Day 2: Accra
Experience the vibrant city of Accra with our luxurious Accra City Tour. Discover the rich history and cultural heritage of Ghana as we visit the iconic Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, dedicated to the first President of Ghana. Immerse yourself in the captivating exhibits at the National Museum of History and Ethnography. Marvel at the intellectual legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois at the renowned Du Bois Center. Indulge in a shopping spree at BAZAAR – Accra Art Craft Market and find unique treasures to take back home. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast as part of your tour experience. Join us on this unforgettable journey through Accra!
Day 3: Accra
Explore the Vibrant Markets of Accra

Embark on a journey through the bustling open markets of Accra, where a diverse array of goods and services are exchanged by hardworking men and women. At Makola Market, the largest open market in the capital, you’ll find an abundance of fresh produce, spices, tubers, plastic goods, and more. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you navigate the lively stalls and discover the unique offerings.

Venture further to Agbogloshie and the Kokomba market for an unforgettable experience. Witness the vibrant energy of young men pushing carts and enthusiastically promoting their wares under the scorching sun. As you explore, you may even encounter the spirited water seller exclaiming, ‘It’s Cool!’ – a testament to the unforgettable adventure that awaits.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 4: Accra
Accra | University of Ghana Tour | Legon Business School Tour | University of Professional Studies Tour

Experience the educational essence of our tour with a visit to the prestigious University of Ghana (Legon), the first university in Ghana and the foundation for all other universities in the country. Immerse yourself in its rich history and academic excellence. On the same captivating journey, explore the renowned Legon Business School, witnessing its remarkable achievements over the years. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the impressive University of Professional Studies, a must-see destination in Ghana.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Accra
Explore the Vibrant Rhythms of Accra | Immerse Yourself in Drumming and Dance

In Ghanaian society, certain tribes like the Ashanti, Ga’s, and Dagomba’s have a deep-rooted cultural tradition of drumming. These drums carry profound meanings and significance, serving as a form of communication between kings and their people in bygone eras. Among these tribes, the Ashanti stand out with their unique ‘Talking Drum’, which was utilized to summon soldiers and alert the community of impending attacks.

On this extraordinary journey, you will witness the captivating performances of a cultural group. They will showcase the mesmerizing beats of traditional drums and the intricacies of authentic dances. Learn the art of local dance moves and discover the diverse range of drum types. Allow yourself to be swept away by the rhythmic enchantment that has shaped Ghana’s heritage for centuries.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Cape Coast
Immerse yourself in the wonders of Cape Coast, Ghana’s hidden gem. Discover the rich biodiversity of the region, where lush indigenous plant life, rare butterflies, and mischievous monkeys thrive. Brace yourself for an exhilarating adventure as you traverse the mesmerizing Canopy Walkway, a series of seven bridges suspended 30 meters above the forest floor, offering unparalleled views. Indulge in a delectable lunch at the charming Hans Cottage Botel, where culinary delights await. Explore the enchanting city of Elmina, a treasure trove of history and culture. At the picturesque harbor, capture the vibrant spectacle of colorful fishing canoes preparing for their nightly fishing voyage. As the day draws to a close, join us for a memorable birthday celebration at the iconic One Africa venue. Step back in time at Cape Coast Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stands as a poignant symbol of the African slave trade. Experience the profound significance of the ‘Door of No Return’ and pay tribute to those who passed through this haunting threshold. This is a journey of a lifetime, where history, nature, and culture intertwine. Don’t miss your chance to be part of it all!
Day 7: Elmina
Elmina | Elmina Castle | Assin Manso Slave Market | Slave River

Embark on an extraordinary journey to the renowned Elmina Castle, a distinguished World Heritage site. Accompanied by expert guides, delve into the riveting history of the Slave Dungeons, gaining invaluable insights through engaging lectures. A true masterpiece, Elmina castle stands tall as the first-ever castle built in the Sub Saharan region, making it the oldest of its kind in West Africa. Visit Assin Manso, the sacred burial site of two former slaves from the U.S. and Jamaica. Then, experience the poignant Slave River, where slaves bathed before being sent to the markets, awaiting potential slave masters. This immersive experience guarantees an unforgettable adventure.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Day 8: Kumasi
Day 8 takes us to the enchanting city of Kumasi, known for its rich historical and mythical landmarks. As the regional capital and the second largest city in Ghana, Kumasi offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the captivating tales of the Ashanti Kingdom as you visit the legendary Okomfo Anokye Sword. This symbolic sword has been firmly rooted in the ground for over 300 years, a testament to the unity and strength of the Ashanti people. Legend has it that the Ashanti Kingdom will crumble if the sword is ever removed, a powerful reminder of its significance. Explore the majestic Manhiya Palace, once the residence of the Ashanti Kings and now transformed into a treasure trove of artifacts from the kingdom’s glorious past. Stroll through the city streets, adorned with monuments paying tribute to the great Ashanti people, and feel the pulsating energy of Kumasi. Discover the vibrant National Cultural Center, home to the prestigious Prempeh II former Ashanti King museum, where you can admire the intricate craftsmanship of brass artisans, potters, and batik makers. Join us on this remarkable journey to Kumasi, where history, culture, and natural beauty intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Prepare to be captivated!
Day 9: Accra
Experience the Vibrant Charm of Accra

Discover the captivating allure of Accra as you embark on Day 9 of your journey. From the bustling streets of ACCRA-KASOA to the retail havens of WESTHILLS MALL and ACCRA MALL, prepare to be enthralled by the vibrant energy of this city.

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of West Hills Mall, the largest shopping destination in West Africa. Explore a vast array of products, showcasing the diversity of African retail. As you navigate through this retail haven, witness the evolution of shopping mall systems in Africa.

In the evening, indulge in pure bliss at the picturesque Labadi Night Beach or the captivating Kokrobite Night Beach. Let the gentle breeze caress your face as you admire the moonlit sky and the shimmering Gulf of Guinea. Unwind with horse riding adventures and gather by the cozy bonfires, creating treasured memories under the starry Accra sky.

Join us for an extraordinary experience in Accra that promises to leave you enchanted.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Day 10 - Accra Evening Departure

Experience an extraordinary finale to your journey in Accra with a captivating day of exploration at the Arts Center Market. Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of this open-air market as you delve into the rich culture and heritage of Ghana and West Africa. Unleash your inner negotiator and master the art of bargaining as you wander through a treasure trove of handcrafted artifacts. Whether you seek a unique keepsake or a heartfelt gift, this is the ultimate destination to find it. As the day draws to a close, savor a leisurely check-out and a serene evening transfer to the airport. Reflect upon the cherished memories created and depart with a heart filled with unforgettable experiences. (Meals Included: Breakfast)

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