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2021 Passage to Ghana Getaway Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi, Volta Region | July 2-13, 2021

Destinations Overview

ACCRA, GHANA

For those looking to explore Ghana, the natural starting point is the capital, one of the safest cities in Africa, brimming with interest and easy to get around. Accra has been Ghana’s capital since 1877 and contains impressive public buildings that reflect its transition from a 19th century suburb of Victoriaborg to the metropolis of today. Spread along the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Guinea, present-day Accra is well endowed with luxury and good-value hotels, modern commercial areas and shops as well as excellent restaurants, bars and nightclubs. In addition, there are fascinating museums, notable public monuments and busy markets to be explored in old Accra. Whenever you are in an energetic city, there is always something to see and do.

CAPE COAST, GHANA

Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region, in southern Ghana. It’s known for its role in the transatlantic slave trade. Overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, Cape Coast Castle is a large whitewashed fort built by the Swedish in the 17th century. It was later used by the British as a holding prison for slaves. Inside, the Castle Museum has exhibits on pre-colonial local history, the slave trade and traditional crafts.

KUMASI, GHANA

Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region, a very important and historical centre for Ghana. Tradition is held very high in Kumasi and blends very well with modernity. There is a wide range of attractions in Kumasi.

The Manhyia Palace, the seat of the King of Ashanti and members of the royal family is situated in the northern part of the city. The Palace has a courtyard and a courtroom where matters dealing with the constitution and customs are deliberated upon the traditional council. Visitors can get a good insight into traditional African democracy, which is still very present in the customs of the people when they visit the courtyard. The meetings are open to the public.

Lake Bosumtwi, the largest natural lake in Ghana, is about 32 kilometres southeast of Kumasi. The Ashantis believe that the souls of their dead come to the lake to say goodbye to god called Twi. One theory says that the huge meteorite formed the lake. Another says that it is the crater of an extinct volcano.

VOLTA REGION, GHANA

Volta Region (or Volta), is one of Ghana's sixteen administrative regions, with Ho designated as its capital. It is located west of Republic of Togo and to the east of Lake Volta. Divided into 25 administrative districts, the region is multi-ethnic and multilingual, including groups such as the Ewe, the Guan, and the Akan peoples. The Guan peoples include the Lolobi, Likpe, Akpafu, Buem, and Nkonya people, et al.

Day to Day Itinerary

[Itinerary is Tentative and Subject to Change]

(optional arrival date) Thursday, July 1 - Arrive in New York City or Washington DC

PLEASE NOTE: Airfare is not included in the price and is an additional cost, along with the domestic flight to/from New York City or Washington DC. The cost of the domestic hotel is also not included in the rate.

International airfare can be added to the land-only package or you may secure your own airfare. You must arrive in Accra, Ghana no later than Saturday, July 3, 2021.

Friday, July 2 - United States Departure from New York City (JFK) or Washington DC (IAD)

Saturday, July 3

ACCRA, GHANA

Activities

  • Arrival to Accra, Ghana
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Dinner at 8 PM at hotel
  • Brief Trip Orientation with Tour Guide

MEALS INCLUDED

  • Dinner

Sunday, July 4

ACCRA, GHANA

Activities

Kwame Nkrumah Museum
  • Breakfast
  • Dubois Center ( a Panafricanist whose stay in Ghana helped our first president Dr Kwame Nkrumah Achieved his reunification of Africa )
  • Drive through some major monumental street in Ghana in connection with our long standing History
  • Drive through Old Accra and get to know who exactly the people of Accra (Ga's) are, their socio-cultural-economic stands are.
  • A guided tour of Kwame Nkrumah Museum
  • Visit the Art Center ( local Artifacts Market ) for shopping
  • A guided tour of the Black Star Square / Peace Park / Christiansburg Castle
  • Lunch at a recommended Restaurant
  • Spend the rest of the day on the streets of Osu (Ghana's Las Vegas) where there are all modern and local shops for additional shopping

MEALS INCLUDED

  • Breakfast

Monday, July 5

ODUMASE ABRAFO, GHANA

Activities

International Stingless Bees Centre
  • Breakfast
  • Depart for Odumase Abrafo
  • Rain forest of Kakum National Park for a forest hike and walk on the canopy walk way
  • Visit International Stingless Bees Centre ( Learn about honey making and purchase fresh honey)
  • Lunch at Hanscottage Hotel ( here we will have access to feed and get pictures of Nile Crocodiles)
  • Dinner at Hotel or Restaurant

MEALS INCLUDED

  • Breakfast and Lunch

Tuesday, July 6

CAPE COAST, GHANA

Activities

  • Breakfast
  • Depart for Cape Coast & Elimina
  • Visit Cape Coast Castle ( relic built specifically for Trans Atlantic Slave Trade , Door of No Return . You may never leave the same as you came)
  • Visit Elmina - the first European relic on the shores of West Africa - St George's Castle, a UNESCO accredited facility.
  • A thorough city tour of the fishing harbour town of Elmina
  • Lunch at Kokodo Restaurant
  • Check in to our hotel
  • Dinner at the hotel or recommended Restaurant

MEALS INCLUDED

  • Breakfast and Lunch

Wednesday, July 7

KUMASI, GHANA

Activities

  • Breakfast
  • Depart for Kumasi-Ashante
  • Visit the seat of the Ashanti Kingdom via Emancipation Center - Last Bath for Slaves before they were sent to the castles and forts to be sold to the Caribbean. It also serves as the largest slave market during the era of slavery.
  • Visit the Okomfo Anokye Sword Site ( a sword planted on the ground by a fetish priest which holds the Ashanti Kingdom soul)
  • Lunch at Ike's Cafe
  • Check in to hotel
  • Dinner at the hotel or recommended Restaurant

MEALS INCLUDED

  • Breakfast and Lunch

Thursday, July 8

KUMASI, GHANA

Activities

Traditional Naming Ceremony
  • Breakfast
  • Visit Adanhomasi Kente Village / Bonwire Kente where we'll learn how Kente is weaved and take a lesson in.
  • Meet The king and Queen mother and participate in a traditional naming ceremony. (We'll receive a certificate with our African name and a stole)
  • Visit Adinkra Village where we will go on a guided tour and learn the process of how traditional cloths are made using Adinkra Symbols and where we will design our own strip and take home
  • Visit the seat of the Ashanti Kingdom - Manhyia Palace for a guided Tour.
  • Check in to our hotel via Prempeh II Museum
  • Lunch at Ikes Cafe / recommended Restaurant
  • Dinner at the hotel or recommended Restaurant

MEALS INCLUDED

  • Breakfast and Lunch

Friday, July 9

VOLTA REGION, GHANA

Activities

Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm
  • Breakfast
  • Early Morning Departure to Volta Region
  • Visit Aburi Botanical Gardens and Ghana's First Cocoa Farm - Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farm
  • Continue the journey to the 2nd Largest Man Made Lake in Ghana - Lake Volta for a boat cruise to Ghana Hydro Electric Dam
  • Lunch at the Gardens
  • Check in to Hotel
  • Dinner at the hotel or recommended Restaurant

MEALS INCLUDED

  • Breakfast and Lunch

Saturday, July 10

HOHOE & SHAI HILLS, GHANA

Activities

Shai Hills Game Reserve
  • Breakfast
  • Have a refreshing moment at Wli waterfalls
  • Visit Shai Hills Game Reserve and caves of the Krobo Ethnic Group
  • Lunch at Waterfalls View Hotel
  • Depart to Accra
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Dinner at a recommended Restaurant

MEALS INCLUDED

  • Breakfast & Lunch

Sunday, July 11

ACCRA & TEMA, GHANA

Activities

Spa Time!
  • Breakfast
  • Spa Time
  • Free Time
  • Lunch on your own
  • Farm to Table Meal & Trip Reflection (Wearing our custom African Attire)

MEALS INCLUDED

  • Breakfast & Dinner

Monday, July 12

ACCRA, GHANA

Activities

  • Farewell Breakfast
  • Free Time
  • Late Check-Out
  • Departure to United States

MEALS INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
Monday, July 12 - Depart from Accra
Tuesday, July 13 - Arrive in New York City or Washington DC

Inclusions

  • 4 & 5 Star Hotel Accommodations in Ghana
  • Round-trip Airport Transportation in Accra
  • Daily Breakfast, 7 Lunches
  • Meet & Greet Dinner
  • Farm to Table Dinner & Trip Reflection Celebration w/ Customized African Clothing
  • Daily Group Excursions w/ Air Conditioned Transportation & Tour Guide
  • One Tailored African Outfit*
  • Spa Treatment of Choice
  • Custom made drawstring backpack filled with items handmade by Ghanaian business owners

RE: Tailored African Outfit

*You'll select one of three clothing designs. Our tailor will select a fabric just for you - (no one will have the same fabric design). You'll provide your measurements - (we'll provide a guide for you). Our tailor, Joshua, will meet us at the hotel to do final measurements on either the first or second day of arrival in Accra. Our clothes will be personally delivered to the hotel when we return to Accra.

Each traveler will receive one of our customized drawstring backpacks made of authentic kente cloth with a leather bottom upon arrival in Accra! Each backpack will have items personally made by Ghanian business owners.

Exclusions

  • Roundtrip International Airfare to/from Accra, Ghana (Can be secured through Urban Chic Travelistas or on your own.)
  • Round-trip Domestic Flight to/from NYC
  • NYC/DC Hotel Accommodations
  • Meals & Beverages Not Listed on the Itinerary
  • Visa Application Fee
  • Immunization Fee
  • Gratuity for Tour Guide (Suggestion: $10-$20/day) & Driver (Suggestion: $5-$8/day)
  • Travel Protection
  • Items of Personal Effect

How Much?

Rates Per Person

  • Double Occupancy - $2672
  • Single Occupancy - $3192

Deposit Per Person

  • $350 Per Person

Monthly & Final Payment Schedule

Monthly Payments Per Person

  • Double Occupancy - $200
  • Single Occupancy - $250

Final Payment Due April 30, 2021

Policies

Urban Chic Travelistas' Terms & Conditions

By submitting the registration form, deposit, and subsequent payments you are agreeing to all of policies listed on the payment form and all of the terms & conditions listed on our website.

Deposits

Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable towards another trip or person. No exceptions.

All travelers must submit a registration form and pay the required deposit amount in order to secure a reservation.

Monthly Payments

Required monthly payments must be received by the last day of the month.

There is a 7 day grace period after the payment due date to submit a monthly payment.

Please see the refund section below for monthly payments.

Airline Tickets

Airline tickets secured through Urban Chic Travelistas must be paid in full via the traveler's credit card. We are capable of comparing published (what's accessible to anyone) and unpublished airfare through an air consolidator for travel agencies. We can typically hold your flight up to 24 hours prior to you purchasing it.

If you're unable to pay for your airfare in full, please visit Airfordable, which will allows you to book a flight for a fraction of the cost upfront and pay the remaining balance in installments. CLICK HERE to receive $25 off your first booked flight with Airfordable. (You must look up a published flight only in order to secure it.)

PLEASE NOTE: All policies and terms set forth by the airlines, air consolidator, and/or Airfordable must be adhered to.

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation request must be received no later than 7 days after a missed monthly payment due date. All monies towards the reservation will be forfeited beginning on the 8th day after a missed payment due date.

All cancellation requests must be submitted through the trip's registration form only. Not through email, voicemail, text message, Facebook message etc.

Urban Chic Travelistas is not responsible for reimbursement timelines for travel protection companies.

Refunds

DEPOSITS

Non-refundable and Non-transferable

MONTHLY PAYMENTS

Monthly payments are 100% refundable up to 7 days after the monthly payment due date for that single payment only. Previous monthly payments and deposit are non-refundable. No exceptions.

No refunds beginning 120 days prior to departure date.

All refund requests must be made by submitting the proper cancellation request through the payment form only.

REIMBURSEMENTS

Refunds for monthly payments will be issued by check or ACH within 30 days after receiving a cancellation request within the deadline.

Please contact the travel protection provider for any refunds through a claims submission once you've properly canceled your reservation. Urban Chic Travelistas is not responsible for any claims submitted, determinations, or the timeline of refunds.

TRIP TRANSFER POLICY

The funds for this trip is transferable to a different person prior to the final payment minus the deposit and any cancellation and/or change fee(s) assessed by the travel operators. A registration form and deposit is required to be paid by the person who the funds are being transferred to.

Travel Protection

Travel protection is required for all Urban Chic Travelistas' hosted trips. You may secure your travel protection policy with our affiliate or on your own. You must secure travel protection no later than the final payment due date. A quote will be sent to you within 2 business days of paying your deposit. If you have a pre-existing medical condition or would like to add cancel for any reason protection you must secure your policy within 21 days from the time you secure your reservation.

PLEASE NOTE: Other travel protection companies may require you to secure your travel protection policy sooner than 21 days for the additional benefits.

Required Documents

Passport Requirements

All participants must have a valid passport with at least 2 empty pages and an expiration date of January 13, 2022 or later in their possession no later than the final payment date. You will need a valid passport so you're able to apply for your Visa.

Visa Requirements

Ghana requires US citizens to have a Visa. Please visit their websites for more information: GHANA

We will provide you detail instructions on how to apply for your Visa and a digital copy of your travel documents and a day to day itinerary to submit with your application within 5 business days after the final payment date. PLEASE NOTE: One-time entry Visas are only good for 3 months from the date it's issued.

Immunization Requirements

Ghana Requirements - Proof of Yellow Fever Shot

Yellow Fever vaccines are limited and are only available by making an appointment at the nearest Travel Clinic.

You must receive the Yellow Fever vaccination no later than 10 days prior to the departure date. You will receive a yellow fever certification form that must be presented prior to getting on the plane from the US and upon arrival to Ghana. (You should only need a yellow fever vaccination once in your lifetime unless deemed necessary for an additional vaccination by a medical professional.)

Please consult with your medical professional for additional immunization recommendations per your medical history and the destinations we'll be visiting. Most vaccination series must be started no later than 4-6 weeks prior to departure. Again, please discuss this trip with your medical professional so (s)he can determine what's necessary for you.

Outside of receiving the yellow fever shot at the specified travel clinic you can get other immunizations from your physician office, health department or some pharmacies. Please consult with your health insurance provider to see if you're immunizations are covered. Yellow fever shots are typically not covered but you should verify this with your health insurance company.

Change of Date

Urban Chic Travelistas reserves the right to change the dates of the trip due to an epidemic, pandemic, natural disaster or other reasons out of our control making it impossible to travel. The date change will be announced as soon as possible. Anyone who would like a refund should submit a travel protection claim.

Let's Go!

We look forward to having you join us on this amazing opportunity to visit Ghana!

Please be sure to read all of the details available on the website page.

Please email TaNisha Webb at info@urbanchictravelistas.com or call me at 913-709-8398.

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Urban Chic Travelistas, LLC | TaNisha Webb - Travel Consultant & Owner

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