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Dare to Embrace: Ghana

7 Days

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January 15, 2025 - January 21, 2025 Guaranteed
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Overview

Sun on your skin, rhythmic beats of traditional music, exotic locales whispering sweet, sweet nothings in your ear…can you practically smell the adventure already? (I know I can!). Only by setting foot in Accra can you truly claim to have awakened to its authentic essence. Join the adventure, and let Ghana weave its enchanting stories around you.

Highlights

  • Explore the Accra, it is capital of Ghana. Accra offers a great wealth of options
  • Visit the Cape Coast Castle built in 1667 by the Swedes and later taken over by the Britisher
  • Don't miss the rooftops and Ghana nightlife
  • Naming Ceremony & Door of No Return
  • Experience the breath-taking walk on the ‘Canopy Walkway’

Itinerary

Day 1: :
Arrival

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Step into the rhythm of Accra, Ghana! We’ve touch down in the vibrant capital, Accra (ACC). Nestled on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, Ghana boasts diverse wildlife, ancient forts, and tucked-away beaches like the enchanting Busua.

After settling down, we’ll head to one of Accra’s most prestigious spots for a chef curated welcome dinner.

Later, as the sun dips below the horizon, we’ll venture to one of Accra’s swankiest spots, perched high in the city skyline. Get ready for breathtaking views from one of the tallest buildings in town. Get those cameras ready – it’s a night to remember!

Awaken your taste buds with a vibrant Ghanaian breakfast, a symphony of flavors prelude to an even more resonant experience. Today we will explore the city of Accra.

Our first stop, the Kwame Nkrumah Museum, unfolds a riveting narrative of Ghana’s past, immersing you in artifacts and exhibits that honor the legacy of the nation’s first president—a pivotal figure in Africa’s fight for independence.

Next, brace yourself for the awe-inspiring Independence Square, a living symbol of Ghana’s hard-fought freedom. The journey continues with the Ghana National Museum, where history comes alive, weaving a vivid tapestry of the nation’s heritage.

But hold on, the adventure doesn’t stop there! Brace yourself for James Town, a historic enclave pulsating with colonial-era architecture, vibrant street art, and a cultural panorama that mirrors the city’s captivating past and present. Each step is an invitation to delve deeper into the soul of Ghana, where every corner reveals a new chapter in its compelling story. Ready yourself for an expedition that goes beyond sightseeing – it’s an immersive experience that will leave you enchanted and enlightened!

Today, we’ll take a deeply emotional journey as we make our way to Cape Coast, a poignant visit to Elmina and Cape Coast castles. Our expedition commences with the Assin Manso Slave River tour and Naming Ceremony—a powerful and soul-stirring experience.

During the Naming Ceremony, immerse yourself in the profound tradition of recognition, as you are bestowed with a Ghanaian name in a sacred ceremony. Feel the weight of this moment, connecting with a culture rich in history and heritage. The journey then unfolds to the castles, bearing witness to the haunting echoes of the past. You’ll be dressed in white for the ceremony experience. You’ve done nothing like this before in your life!! I promise you that!

As we move on, we observe fortresses that stand as solemn reminders, the last vestiges of freedom for countless slaves before their harrowing transatlantic journey. We traverse the halls and chambers, envision the poignant “door of no return”—the threshold through which slaves passed, bidding farewell to their homeland, never to be seen again.

This isn’t merely a tour; it’s a profound immersion into a painful yet crucial chapter of history. Allow the emotions to permeate, for it’s through understanding and acknowledgment that we pave the way for healing and remembrance.

Embark on an exhilarating odyssey through the enchanting Shai Hills Game Reserve—a captivating natural haven where diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes converge. This sanctuary presents an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the captivating tapestry of the country’s rich biodiversity.

Continue your adventure with a mesmerizing boat cruise at Akosombo, where the tranquil waters of the Volta Lake unveil a picturesque panorama. Here, beneath the warm embrace of the African sun, you’ll witness the serene beauty of Ghana’s largest man-made lake, creating a truly unforgettable experience.

As the day unfolds, conclude your journey by unwinding and dining at a vibrant nightclub. Shake off the stresses of the day and transition into an evening of celebration, where moments and music come together in harmony. This is a symphony of natural wonders, tranquil waters, and vibrant celebrations that linger in your memories long after the journey concludes.

Get ready for the next chapter in this epic adventure! Ghana has been an absolute blast, and our Instagram game is strong, but hey, as TLC wisely puts it, let’s go chase some waterfalls – because who can resist that kind of fun?

We’re headed to the Aburi Botanical Gardens, a place where vibrant flora meets tranquil escapes. It’s like stepping into a botanical wonderland – the perfect setting for our waterfall-chasing escapade.

After all that excitement, we’ll refuel with a delightful lunch at the Peduase Lodge. It’s the ultimate finale to a day filled with waterfall wonders and the chill vibes of nature. So, get ready to turn up the fun dial as we chase waterfalls and create some more epic memories!

Breakfast, Lunch
Deluxe Accommodations

Indulge in a late lunch featuring a vibrant array of dishes that mirror the soul of the city. As the day cools, dive into the lively atmosphere of Makola Market – Accra’s pulsating heart, alive with vendor calls, colorful textiles, and the aromatic blend of spices and cocoa. Stroll through stalls showcasing local produce and handmade crafts, a dynamic snapshot of Ghanaian commerce and culture.

Our journey leads us to the Arts Centre, a haven for art enthusiasts and curious travelers alike. Witness the mastery of Ghanaian craftsmanship through intricately woven kente cloth, hand-carved masks, and an abundance of artifacts narrating tales of a rich cultural heritage. Engage with local artists, each piece providing an opportunity to carry a piece of Ghanaian soul home.

Shopping in Accra transcends transactions; it’s an exchange of smiles, stories, and a mutual appreciation for the artistic heartbeat that fuels this vibrant city.

Breakfast
Deluxe Accommodations
Day 7 :
Departure

Wake up and soak in the final morning in Accra, basking in the tranquility of a poolside reflection on an incredible week.

If you still have a shopping itch to scratch, there’s time for a last-minute retail therapy session. We also have time to have a little fun at a Mixology class. Drinks before we depart. That’ll ensure we are relaxed for the flight.

Our private driver will then zip us away to the airport (ACC) for your journey back home, leaving certain that you’ll return a transformed individual.

Breakfast
Deluxe Accommodations

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Roundtrip flights to (ACC)
  • 6 Nights Deluxe Accommodations
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
  • VIP Meet + Greet Private Airport Transfer
  • Transfers between activities
  • Entrance/Tour Fees per Itinerary
  • Idaru Group Leader
  • Bon Voyage Group Video Call
  • Concierge Support
  • Private Group Chat
  • Photography package images
  • Idaru Gift Box

The Cost Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa/Passport Fees
  • Hotel Incidentals
  • Optional Tours
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips for Drivers and Guides

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do U. S. citizens need a passport to travel or any other ID?

Yes all U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that is valid for 6 months.

How do I book my trip?

When you navigate to our website, you can choose a pre-designed vacation curated by Idaru, or embark on an independent adventure with our ready-made packages.

Ready to secure your spot? Follow these simple steps:
1. Click “Book Now” and let the pre-populated date be your starting point. Hit “Continue”.
2. Choose your Pricing: Land-Only or Flights Included? Select your preference to see package accommodation options.
3. Pick Your Room: Shared/Double (two beds, roommate matching offered for solo travelers) or Solo/Single Occupancy (private room).
4. Select Quantity: Add desired packages to your cart and click “Continue”.
5. Enhance Your Trip: Explore add-ons like activities or travel insurance.
6. Proceed to Checkout: Enter your billing details and choose payment method.
7. Downpayment or Full Payment: Opt for a low downpayment with installment options or pay in full.
8. Enjoy Confirmation: Upon booking confirmation, you’ll receive an email with an installment plan (if applicable). Remember, full payment is due 45 days before departure.
That’s it! Dive into the excitement of your upcoming adventure.

Please reach out to us if you experience any issues: booking@idarutravel.com

Do you offer payment plans?

At Idaru Travel, we are happy to work with you to ensure that you can experience the trip of a lifetime. However, all trip balances have to be paid off 45 days before your departure date. To learn more about our payment options, please consult with us and we can answer any questions you have.

What is your refund policy?

All deposits for trips are non-refundable. Trip payments made after the deposit are eligible for a refund depending on where we are in proximity to the travel date. The refund policy is outlined on the Terms and Conditions page, which is all available on the Contact Us Tab.

To learn more about our refund policy, please visit our Booking Terms and Conditions page.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended as we cannot predict unforeseen circumstances interrupting your travel.

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Dare to Embrace: Ghana
From $3,650.00
/ Shared Accommodation (Double Occupancy)
From $4,485.00
/ Solo Accommodation (Single Occupancy)
  • Best Price Guaranteed
  • Moderate
  • JFK/IAD
  • January 16, 2025
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  • January 23, 2025

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