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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.
Learning about nonprofits dedicated to helping Accra’s children
Touring a cacao farm, smelling a cacao farm, tasting a cacao farm
Traversing the hanging bridges at Kakum National Park
Exploring Cape Coast Castle, a reminder of Ghana’s role in the transatlantic slave trade
Discovering how sustainable companies are keeping the economy alive
What you'll get
Round-trip flights & airport transfers
8 nights in handpicked accommodations
Expert Tour Director
Entrance to W.E.B. DuBois Centre, Cape Coast Castle, and more
2 cloth-making workshops
Kakum National Park excursion
- Day 1: Overnight Flight
Head to the airport and board your overnight flight to Accra.
This tour requires a visa for U.S. citizens. Check entry requirements or call us with questions at 800-766-2645.
- Day 2: Arrive in Accra
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 + Welcome Lunch + Sightseeing 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.
Enjoy an included Welcome Lunch with your fellow travelers at an authentic local spot.
- 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.”
- 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?
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?
Traveling with us helps the EF community plant trees, at no extra cost to you.