Time to ramble through rainforests, journey through cities, and relive history. Stand where African slaves once stood before boarding ships to the Americas, plus see firsthand how Ghana’s dedication to sustainability has helped them thrive and become a trendsetter throughout West Africa.
What are the top highlights?
- Discover nonprofits like Street Children Empowerment Foundation, dedicated to eradicating street living amongst children in Accra
- Tour a cacao farm, smell a cacao farm, taste a cacao farm
- Traverse the hanging bridges at Kakum National Park
- Visit Cape Coast Castle, a reminder of Ghana’s role in the transatlantic slave trade
- See how sustainable companies like Trashy Bags are stimulating the economy
Your trip includes
- Round-trip flights & airport transfers
- 8 nights in handpicked accommodations
- 8 breakfasts
- 5 lunches
- 5 dinners
- Expert Tour Director
- 24/7 support
- Entrance to W.E.B. DuBois Centre, Cape Coast Castle, and more
- 2 cloth-making workshops
- Kakum National Park excursion
You’ve selected an UltimatePlus departure. Nice choice! You’ll be staying at upgraded hotels throughout your trip. Each property is located in a safe and convenient area to ensure a comfortable stay, in rooms that are only for EF Ultimate Break travelers. Actual accommodations will be made available to you 30 days before your trip.
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- Flight costs are included in your monthly payment plan, so you can pay over time
- Airport transfers are included, so we’ll be waiting, sign in hand
- Flights are booked with major airlines
- 24/7 support no matter what time zone you’re in
- One checked bag included on most flights
- Option to make changes to your trip up to 99 days before departure
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- Day 1: Overnight flight
Head to the airport and board your overnight flight to Accra.
- Day 2: Arrive in Accra + Welcome Dinner
You might be tired, but you’re also in Ghana. So, life is pretty good, huh?
- Meet an EF representative and fellow travelers as they arrive at the airport.
- Transfer to your hotel to check in and check out your room.
- Enjoy an included dinner at the hotel—at the buffet or in your room, depending on your arrival time.
- Day 3: Explore Accra + guided tour of Jamestown
You’re about to get up close and personal with Ghana’s capital city, Accra, where street food and shops flourish. You’ll even see Independence Square, commissioned by Ghana’s first prime minister, Kwame Nkrumah, to celebrate their independence.
- Walk around the bustling city of Accra and learn about Ghana’s road to independence.
- Visit the W.E.B. Dubois Centre, a museum dedicated to the life and work of the man known as the “Father of Pan-Africanism.”
- Enjoy an included lunch at a local spot before heading to Jamestown.
- Meet locals and learn about Street Children Empowerment Foundation, a nonprofit that helps improve the lives of street-connected children.
- Have dinner with your group at the hotel or local restaurant.
- Day 4: Free day in Accra
Yesterday was action-packed. Keep the energy high, or take it down a notch, as you explore all that Accra has to offer.
Free Time Suggestions:
Makola Market: If you’re looking to truly live like a local, head to this buzzing street market where friendly merchants sell everything from food to furniture.
Ano Institute of Arts and Knowledge: Take a closer look at African heritage through the lens of Ghanaian historian and filmmaker, Nana Oforiatta-Ayim.
- Day 5: Travel to Kumasi via Trashy Bags & Cacao Farm
First up, a lesson in sustainability and how one Ghanaian organization is changing the game. Then, appease your sweet tooth during a cacao farm tour.
- Tour the Trashy Bags factory to learn how single-use plastic is being recycled and turned into handbags, gifts, and more.
- Stop for an included lunch in the laid-back town of Koforidua.
- Visit a cacao farm before ending your day with dinner at the hotel in Kumasi.
- Day 6: Museums, shrines, and cloth-making workshops
Today is all about the Ashanti Empire’s history, traditions, and people who have lived in this part of Ghana for over 350 years.
- Visit Manhyia Palace, a museum dedicated to Ashanti history and their resistance to British colonialism.
- Tour the Yaa Asantewaa Museum, built to resemble a traditional Ashanti residence.
- Participate in cloth making workshops in two villages—kente cloth in Adanwomase and adinkra cloth in Ntonso.
- Day 7: Travel to Cape Coast via Assin Manso Slave Camp
For nearly 150 years, Ghana was the center of the British slave trade. Today you’ll get a sobering history lesson and see how African slaves were treated.
- Visit Assin Manso River Park, where slaves were kept before being transported to Cape Coast and eventually, the Americas.
- Eat an included picnic lunch before heading to your next destination, Cape Coast.
- Relax at your Cape Coast hotel and enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers.
- Day 8: Explore Kakum National Park and Cape Coast Castle
A former European colonial capital, Cape Coast is chock-full of cultural significance. Today, you'll learn all about it—after your morning session with Mother Nature.
- Escape to nature with a walk on Kalum National Park’s elevated bridges, 130 feet above the ground.
- Have lunch at a local Cape Coast restaurant.
- Join a guide for a tour of Cape Coast Castle, where thousands of enslaved Africans were held captive before being sent to the Americas.
- Ride the bus back to your hotel for dinner and snoozing.
- Day 9: Free day in Cape Coast
As you saw yesterday, there’s no shying away from this region’s notorious past. But these days, Cape Coast is an easygoing town, full of easygoing Ghanaians. Won’t you join them?
Free Day Suggestions:
Ghanaian eats: Get out there and continue to delight your taste buds with local seafood and other favorites like fufu, a popular side dish often served with stews.
The waterfront: ICYMI, Cape Coast is on the ocean. Head to the water to breathe in that fresh sea air, watch fisherman do their thing, and watch birds…also do their thing.
- Day 10: Travel to Accra + fly home
You’re going back to where it all began for one final day with your fellow travelers in the lively city of Accra.
- Reflect and reminisce with your group during a Farewell Lunch in Accra.
- Visit Global Mamas, an organization that empowers Ghanaian women to sell their handmade products and gain economic independence.
- Head to the airport for your overnight flight home.
- Day 11: Arrive home
Your next destination awaits—home. But this isn’t goodbye. It’s “See you later.” The only question is, where?
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