Ghana 2020 - Beyond the Return: Accra - Cape Coast Heritage Tour
This is a day trip to Cape Coast Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site built by the British in 1665 and serves as a commemorating sad history inflicted on Africa and Ghana in particular. Walk on the suspended bridges at Kakum National Park and hike in the virgin forest and learn about the medicinal and spiritual importance of trees and also visit the Elmina Castle.
per adult from
10 to 12 hours
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Private transportation
- All Fees and Taxes
- WiFi on board
- Entry/Admission - Cape Coast Castle
- Entry/Admission - Elmina Castle
- Entry/Admission - Kakum National Park
What's excluded :
- Items of personal nature
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Cape Coast Castle, Cape Coast Ghana
Cape Coast Castle is a European-built fortress situated on the central coastline of Ghana. Since its initial construction in 1652, the Castle served as a trading post for European nations and as the headquarters of British colonial administration for the Gold Coast Colony. Today the Castle is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Elmina Castle, Elmina Ghana
St. George Castle, also known as Elmina castle, is located in Central Region of Ghana, about a 3.5 hour drive along the coast from Accra. It is the oldest European structure in sub-Saharan Africa. Construction of Elmina castle was started by the Portuguese in 1482 and was originally completed in 1486. Later colonized by the Dutch in 1637, it was during this time that Elmina attained its highest status. Upon visiting, you will experience the physical history of the slave trade, the impact of which is still felt beyond the shores of Africa today. Most visitors to Ghana tour Elmina Castle, because of its history as a major trans-Atlantic slave hub. Originally, Elmina Castle was not built for the purpose of holding and trading slaves, but instead as a trading post for gold and other African goods. It is from this trade that the name "Elmina" was derived from the Portuguese name for "Da Costa de el Mina de Ouro" (The Coast of Gold Mines).
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Kakum National Park, Cape Coast Ghana
Kakum Conservation Area is made up of mostly rain-forest comprising the Kakum National Park and Assin Attandanso Resource Reserve in the Central Region of Ghana. Kakum National Park is situated 33km north of Cape Coast, the Central Regional Capital, and 170km west of Accra. Kakum covers an area of 350 square kilometres, including the Assin Attandanso Resource Reserve. Canopy Walkway: The key attraction of Kakum, is the tree canopy walkway, that enables you to walk over the high tropical forest on a swinging bridge measuring almost 500m long among the tallest trees. The canopy walkway receives over 120,000 visitors a year and is one of the only six in the world.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Accra Mall, Spintex Rd, Accra, Ghana
Departure Time :6:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.