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The Ghana 2.0 Experience
November 22  – November 28, 2020

Cultured Vacations has curated a fabulous cultural experience for you in Ghana.  Visit Accra, Kumasi and Elmina on this tour “back home”.  A Ghana based guide will be with the group during the experience to help you get immersed with the people and the traditions of Ghana, in an “oh so cultured way”.

The Itinerary

Day 1 - November 22nd

On arrival at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, your guide in Ghana will pick you up for a drive through Accra before checking into the hotel.  Rest up, get settled in, and plan to meet up with the crew in the morning to experience Ghana.  Overnight in Accra.

Day 2 - November 23rd

Start your day with an early breakfast and then head out with the crew to we explore Accra.  After lunch the group will depart for Kumasi.

Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 3 - November 24th

Today, the group will visit the seat of the Ashanti Kingdom and the craft villages of Ntonso, famous for the adinkra design.  The group will also visit a Kente village to interact with the locals and learn the art and history of the craft.  Overnight in Kumasi.

Meals Included: Breakfast + Dinner

Day 4 - November 25th

Enjoy breakfast and then head off with the group to the largest open air market in West Africa.  After shopping and negotiating a little, the crew will depart to visit “Donkor Nsuo” also known as the Door of No Return, the final transit point for a large number of enslaved Africans. Overnight in Elmina.

Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch

Day 5 - November 26th

Today in your all white, you will participate in a naming ceremony amidst traditional drumming and dancing by the villagers.  Continue to the Cape Coast Castel and the West African Historical Museum.  Overnight in Elmina.

Meals Included: Breakfast + Dinner

Day 6 - November 27th

This morning the group will visit a school to spend time with children reading, teaching songs, games, etc.  Return to Accra and visit the market for last minute shopping. The crew will say their goodbyes at a farewell dinner.  Overnight in Accra.

Meals Included: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Day 7 - November 28th

Free day and departures back to the US

Meals Included: Breakfast (if you aren’t on an early flight)

The Ghana 2.0 Thanksgiving Experience Includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Accra airport (ACC) to the Accra Hotel
  • 2 nights in a 4 star Accra hotel, 1 bed or 2 beds by request
  • 3 nights in a 4 star Kumasi resort, 1 bed or 2 beds by request
  • 2 nights in a 3 star Elmina resort, 1 bed or 2 beds by request
  • Visit the Osu Castle
  • Visit the Manhyia Palace
  • Visit the Door of No Return
  • Participate in a naming ceremony
  • Volunteer experience with local children
  • Visit traditional Ghanian markets
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary (6 breakfasts; 3 lunches; 2 dinner)
  • Departure transfer from hotel in Accra to Accra airport (ACC)
  • Pre-travel conference call with participants
  • Ghana Experience app to use while in destination to reference the day’s itinerary
  • Ghana based representative on site to facilitate the experience

The Ghana 2.0 DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Roundtrip flights from the US to Ghana.  Make sure to arrive November 22, 2020 into ACC airport (Accra, Ghana).  Please note, depending on the airline chosen, you will need to plan to leave on November 21st.  
  • Visa fees
  • Vaccinations as recommended by CDC and your health care professional
  • Assistance in finding flights (outside of airline recommendations communicated via email once booked)
  • Travel insurance
  • Non-specified meals that aren’t listed in the itinerary
  • Gratuities to service staff, tour guides and drivers
  • An on-site Cultured Vacations representative

Who should consider joining Ghana 2.0 Experience:

We like to preserve the energy of our small groups to make sure everyone traveling in our squad has an equally great time!  That being said, we welcome travelers into our travel family who are positive, can go with the flow and are eager to try new things, learn different cultures and are cool with interacting with new people.  Truth is – you may not know most of the people in our travel group on day 1, but by the end you will have more cousins in your extended family.

Additionally, one of the requirements is someone who will pinky promise to read the information we send prior to travel. We will have a pre-travel conference call and a Facebook group to answer any questions you have to make this a fun experience for all.

Lastly, there will be a fair amount of walking during our time in Ghana.  We just want to call this out so you can make the determination if this experience is right for you.

Early Bird - Double Occupancy (until December 15, 2019)
$2100/person based on 2 people per room
Early Bird - Single Occupancy (until December 15, 2019)
$2650/person based 1 person per room
Double Occupancy (Deposit made December 16, 2019 or after)
$2250/person based on 2 people per room
Single Occupancy (Deposit made December 16, 2019 or after)
$2800/person based on 1 person per room

Passports Are Needed for This Experience

Passports must be valid through May 30, 2021 to be able to travel.

You will also need TWO blank pages in your passport to travel.

Payment Plans & Changes & Cancellations

Payment Plan

Early bird deposit until December 15: $200/person non-refundable deposit will guarantee your space

Deposits made December 16 or after: $300/person non-refundable deposit will guarantee your space

September 15, 2020– Final Payment Due – NO EXCEPTIONS

When you (and your roommate/s) are ready to make your deposits, please click the link below and complete the deposit form.  If you are rooming with someone, both deposits will have to be paid in order to secure your reservation.  Once the deposit has been made, a payment schedule will be automatically generated for the remaining months until final payment.  If you fall more than two months behind in payment, your reservation is subject to cancellation.

 

 

Change & Cancellation Policy

Please note, once deposits are made, you are locked in with roommates. There is a $100/person Cultured Vacations fee for any changes + any additional fees that the travel suppliers implement. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Travel protection is also available.  This coverage will provide reimbursement in the unfortunate instance of a medical emergency, trip delays, and lost or delayed baggage and some form of reimbursement in the event you will need to cancel your trip (50% for uncovered reasons; 100% for covered reasons). For more information, please visit the Travel Insurance link at the bottom of the page for a quote and to purchase.  Please note – insurance must be purchased within 14 days of deposit date to receive the cancel for any reason waiver.  Also note, that the packages vary by state in which you reside.  The top 2 insurance package tiers with Travel Guard will provide the option for you to add the “cancel for any reason” coverage (which allows you to cancel and receive reimbursement from the insurance company if your reason is outside of a “covered” reason like death, illness, job loss, etc.).

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