Our partner tour companies have special “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” rates and packages designed with you in mind. Here are a few….
Contact: Yaw Asare
☎️ : +233 0 244413659/+233 (0)24-084-1010
We are giving $100 USD discount if a participant refers us to a friend.
Land Tours Ghana
Contact: Tara Gbedemah
Tel: +233 -241271412
FOOT PRINTS SLAVE ROUTE
Tracing your ancestors steps from Africa to the new world and back
Africans in the Diaspora have long searched for their ancestral roots and ways to reconnect with their lost cultural, historical and spiritual past. Finally, through the scientific progress made in DNA testing, we can now trace our origins to ethnic groups and ancestral homes. Landtours is proud to be part of this exciting initiative and is working with Discover Natural Ancestry to offer you this all-in-one package. We have designed this footprints tour that will take you directly to your ancestral home and provide you an opportunity to not only meet members from your ethnic group. You will have the opportunity to learn the traditions of your ethnic group (i.e. greetings, dancing, cooking and dressing culture) and meet with prominent elders from the local community who will teach you about your family history.
HOME COMING CELEBRATION
Akwaaba, welcome to Ghana, The Gateway and Heart of West Africa. In commemoration of 400 years since the slavery, Ghana has opened her arms for you to return home. An opportunity to recognize the past and celebrate the future. Join us on an unforgettable journey into learning about the history, tradition and culture of Ghana. Be ushered with a traditional naming ceremony with cultural drumming and dancing that will touch your very soul and you will be given your own traditional name and made a member of the traditional community. On this celebration, there will also be visits to Ghana’s infamous slave dungeons, Kakum National Park and a visit to the Ashanti Kingdom.
TRADITIONAL HEALTH SPA GETAWAY
Enjoy a mix of culture, art and a time to realign and reconnect with your African routes.
Join in a traditional music and dance class, where you will learn basic Ghanaian dance moves. This is a form of exercise and a way to get you started on your tour. Learn about local dishes and join a cooking class to try some healthy recipes.
Traditional medicine has a long history in Ghana and this knowledge is typically in the hands of spiritual healers. Meet a spiritual healer who will take you through the various plants that are used for curing the most common diseases. You will have an opportunity to discuss how traditional medicine plays a role in modern Ghana and how effective they are. The tour will end with an ultimate African spa experience designed to soothe, heal, enhance and reveal the true inner beauty of your body, mind, and soul.
ARTS AND CULTURE FESTIVAL, AND FEATURING CHALE WOTE FESTIVAL
Ghana is well known for its arts and crafts, which reflect in our traditions and cultures. Art can be identified with all tribes and regions. This tour takes you through the creative part of the city, visit the arts center where indigenous and skilled craftsmen can be found. A visit to the Ashanti region will leave you astonished with the different display of kente and get an opportunity to observe how they are made. Be adorned with your unique traditional name in a village that is popularly known for its beautiful pots. As part of the naming ceremony, you will also have an opportunity to participate in pottery making and kente weaving. The last days of this tour will take you to renowned art galleries in Accra and participate in Ghana’s biggest art festival, Charle Wote. The festival is a week-long of events including film premieres, skate shows, art exhibition with more than 200 artists, music and dance. Be amazed how the historic neighborhood of Jamestown is packed with people celebrating and appreciating art in the bright sun. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to visit arts markets, participate in traditional ceremonies and many more.
THE ROYAL AKWASIDAE TOUR
Celebrating over 500 years of the Ashanti Kingdom
Ghana’s many ethnic groups celebrate more than 60 festivals each year. At any given time, you find from two to twelve festivals taking place in a month. This tour features one of the most popular events, the Akwasidae Festival. It showcases the pomp and pageantry of the Ashanti Kingdom and take place every six weeks at the Kingâ€™s palace. Witness the King adorned in gold ornament, riding high in a Palanquin carried by his subjects as he comes out to receive the homage of his sub-Chiefs and his people. This tour also features a visit to the Manhyia Palace, home of the Ashanti King and Prempeh Museums to obtain first-hand information of the legacies of the Ashanti Kingdom.
PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL (TOGO AND BENIN)
In addition to the spectacular Panafest events, this tour will treat you to the taste of three West African countries: Ghana, Togo and Benin. Panafest is a biennial festival hosted in Ghana to celebrate and promote the ideals of unity and development. The festival is held for the enjoyment of Africans, people of African descent, and for all who are committed to the wellbeing of Africans both on the continent and in the Diaspora. The festival involves historical reenactments and drama, cultural drumming, dancing and much more. Panafest unites individuals and groups through arts and culture, and by highlighting the rich traditions of a people that have survived through years of change and movement.
This tour gives you a taste of the warm Ghanaian people and their impressive history. Notice the differences in culture as you move from Anglophone to Francophone West Africa. You will first visit Togo, a country noted for its beautiful countryside. Be stunned by the streets filled with vibrant markets, friendly people and good food. Visit the central Independence Monument, the Congressional Palace that houses the national museum that exhibits West African jewelry, masks, musical instruments and pottery. Be amazed by the largest voodoo market in Lome which has a supply store for fetishes, charms and anything needed for traditional worship.
Be startled by Vodoun tradition, a religion practiced by groups of people within the West African countries when you visit Ouidah, the heart of African traditional religion in Benin. This tour takes you to the temple of pythons, a place where snakes are worshipped and revered. These snakes are harmless and a major icon for followers of Vodoun.
Nature and cultural lovers will be enthralled with a boat ride over the vast expanse of Lake Nokou to visit Ganvie, a village built entirely on water and commonly referred to as the Venice of west Africa. You will be fascinated as you watch market women row their dugout canoes, piled high with goods. Watch how the locals shop on a floating market and as fishermen skillfully and artfully throw their nets into Lake Nokue, providing you with a wonderful photo opportunity. This is a National Geographic experience and you may pinch yourself in disbelief that you are truly in the midst of it all.
THE ATONEMENT PILGRIMAGE
This pilgrimage takes you on an emotional journey to the Northern Region of Ghana, where a special atonement ceremony will be held for the group. The ceremony, set in Salaga (a town used as a major slave market during the slave trade) is a truly moving experience. Atonement will be sealed by villagers washing the feet of slave descendants as an act of humility and a plea for forgiveness. This ceremony, designed by the villagers themselves, is a symbolic apology for the acts of their ancestors.
The tour will end with the group attending the Panafest, a biennial festival designed to promote the ideals of unity and development and to celebrate and display the art and culture of African people. The festival is held for the enjoyment of Africans, people of African descent, and for all who are committed to the wellbeing of Africans both on the continent and in the Diaspora. The festival involves historical reenactments and drama, cultural drumming, dancing and much more. Panafest unites individuals and groups through arts and culture, and by highlighting the rich traditions of a people that have survived through years of change and movement.
PAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL
Panafest is a biennial festival hosted in Ghana to celebrate designed to promote the ideals of unity and development and to celebrate and display the art and culture of African people. The festival is held for the enjoyment of Africans, people of African descent, and for all who are committed to the wellbeing of Africans both on the continent and in the Diaspora. The festival involves historical reenactments and drama, cultural drumming, dancing and much more. Panafest unites individuals and groups through arts and culture, and by highlighting the rich traditions of a people that have survived through years of change, innovation and movement. As a part of this experience, you will have the chance to visit beautiful parts of Ghana including rainforests, sites of ancient Kingdoms, traditional villages, markets, infamous dungeons and historic castles.
This tour will awaken your senses to the slave routes of West Africa (Senegal, Ghana, Togo and Benin). Explore cities and villages and be introduced to the rich culture and history of these four West African countries. In Senegal, visit Goree Island which has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will discover the Museum Maison des Eclaves (Slaves House), which used to be a slaving station and was one of the first French settlements on the continent. Tour old Goree Island, home to slave houses, museums and architectural buildings that reflect the country’s colonial history. On your tour to Ghana, The Gateway and Heart of West Africa, join us on an unforgettable journey into land rich in history, tradition and culture. Revisit history by touring the slave dungeons and the Last Bath, to learn the story of the slave trade, of which its impact is still felt beyond the shores of Africa today.
Explore the legend of the famous Ashantis at the Manhyia Palace Museum and obtain firsthand information on the legacies of the Ashanti Kingdom, a regal history that dates back to 1700 and is told with relics and artifacts. Reclaim your traditional name in an African naming ceremony amidst singing, drumming and dancing celebrated with the Chief, Elders and people of the entire village. Get the opportunity to engage with historians and returnees who have had successful businesses in Ghana.
As you move from Ghana to Togo and Benin, notice the differences in culture. On your visit to Togo, be stunned by the streets filled with vibrant markets, friendly people and good food. Visit the central Independence Monument, the Congressional Palace that houses the national museum that exhibits West African jewelry, masks, musical instruments and pottery. Be amazed by the largest voodoo market in Lome which has a supply store for fetishes, charms and anything needed for traditional worship. Be startled by Vodoun tradition, a religion practiced by groups of people within the West African countries when you visit Ouidah, the heart of African traditional religion in Benin. This tour takes you to the temple of pythons, a place where snakes are worshipped and revered. These snakes are harmless and a major icon for followers of Vodoun. Tour Porto Novo, the capital of Benin which was established as a major slave-trading post by the Portuguese in the 17th century. Explore Ouidah, a place where slaves captured in Togo and Benin spent their final night before embarking on their trans-Atlantic journey.
Contact: Kumi Rauf
Tel: 13108075775 / 2090937-50
Website: Travel Black
Come join the Traveling Black group tour as we return to Ghana!! 2019 has been dedicated as the Year Of The Return. We will be going during the Chale Wote Street Festival happening in Accra. Here are the highlights of the trip:
- Cape Coast Slavery Dungeon Guided Tour
- Kente Cloth & Adinkra Symbol Heritage Tour
- Nkrumah Memorial Visit
- Chale Wote Festival
- Guided Shopping Tour
- Guided Custom-Made Clothing Experience
- Beach Day Party
- Hotel Accommodations Included
- Ground Transportation By Air-Conditioned Coach (including airport transfers)
- Professional Photographer
- 2 Meals Per Day
- Club Entrance Fees
- 1 VIP Nightlife Outing
- Fly Swag Bag
Pacific Tours Ghana
Contact: Albert Eyison
Tel: +233 57 483 6031
Website: Pacific Tours
We have special Year of Return packages which includes Day tours, Accommodation, Transfers, Tour guide services and special packages to celebrate particular events on the YOR calendar as well as generic year.
Contact: Dorcas Biden
Website: Global Mamas
Mini Fair Trade Tour (Accra)
Get a behind-the-scenes look at: An innovative approach to ethical and sustainable manufacturing.
How fair trade benefits the environment, producers, and consumers.
The process of handcrafting batik fabric, recycled glass beads, and shea butter.
Minimized environmental impact through â€œgreenâ€products and processing, going organic, and using renewable energies.
How living wages, together with training, give women the competence and confidence to become role models and have a voice at home, the workplace, and in their communities.
Where: Global Mamas Store in Osu, Accra [map]
Who: Groups of 3 or more people
When: Anytime Mon through Fri from 9AM to 8PM
Length: 15 min â€“ 45 min (depending on group)
To Book a FREE Mini Fair Trade Tour:
Global Mamas also offers a variety of Cultural Workshops in Cape Coast including: Batik, Cooking, Head Wrapping, and Drumming and Dancing. For more information please find the website here: https://www.globalmamas.org/Info/cultural-workshops
Contact: Prince Opare
Phone: ☎️ +233540113566
Website: Stellar Travel
Packages that are done to suit all in terms of days, coverage, cost etc. It will give patrons the best experience for the year.
TN DELFAH GHANA LIMITED
Contact: MRS AUGUSTINA AMENYAH
Phone: ☎️ +233545595661
Wbsite: TN DELFAH
Contact us for SPECIAL TOUR PACKAGES
Jesly Travel and Tour
Contact: Sampson Estiaful
Phone: ☎️ +233-244062590
Website: Jesly Travel & Tour
5 Nights Classic Ghana Tour -We will tour classic traditional areas in Accra, Krobo, Akwamu and interact with the cultural heritage as well as tour the century-old Aburi botanical gardens.
6 Nights Historic Tour- A tour of historical nature of Du Bous Centre for Pan African culture, Museums and Mausoleums, Forts, Castles, and parks among others.
7 Nights Beach Experience- A tour of exotic beaches while relaxing in the sun and sand.
12 Nights Heritage and Wildlife Tour- A tour involving a beach resort, bird and monkey sanctuary, a mountain, palace, waterfall, a goldmine, national park full of wildlife.
14 Nights Golden Experience- A tour of tropical rainforest canopy walkway, flora and fauna, home of traditional artifacts, waterfalls, goldmine among others. A tour to remember!