GHANA NYE EXPERIENCE
DEC 23, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023
+ Jan 6, 2023
+ Togo and Benin Add-on
The Year of Return made quite a stir in the travel world, and I want in! Let's go to Ghana and see what all the fuss is about. This ten-day trip to Ghana is full of fun, history, and culture. If that's not enough, add on the four-day extension to Togo and Benin. Check out the details below.
Here's a snippet of the itinerary.
GHANA 10-DAY ITINERARY
DEC 23 - Depart USA
Day 1 - DEC 24 – Arrival, transfer to your hotel and Welcome Dinner
Day 2 - DEC 25 – City Tour of Accra (National Museum, Dubois Centre, James Town, Independence Square, Kwame Nkrumah Park) with a stop to Makola Market
Day 3 - DEC 26 – Afrochella festival
Day 4 - DEC 27 – Free Day
Day 5 - DEC 28 – Head to Kumasi and visit the Adawomase Kente village, Cocoa farm tour, and Ntonsu Adinkra village.
Day 6 - DEC 29 - Head to Cape Coast to visit Cape Coast castle and the Assin Manso Slave river
Day 7 - DEC 30 – Visit Elmina Castle, Stingless Bee Centre, and a local palm wine tapper. After lunch, we will visit a village for our traditional naming ceremony which includes drumming and dancing performance.
Day 8 - DEC 31 – Depart for Accra, visit Fort Amsterdam en-route. Free Evening.
Day 9 - JAN 1 - Free Day
Day 10 - JAN 2 - Participants not traveling on the Togo and Benin extension will fly home from Accra
4 DAY TOGO AND BENIN TOUR EXTENSION
JAN 1 – A morning relaxation, tour Volta River area, continue to Togo to overnight
JAN 2 – Visit the National Museum, Fetish market, and Togoville
JAN 3 - Depart for Ouidah, visit the Python's Temple, Slave route, Sacred Forest and Portal of No Return
JAN 4 – Have a private voodoo ceremony, experience the Egungun and Zangbeto Dances
JAN 5 - Visit Ganvie the Venice of Western Africa and Artisanal Market
JAN 6 – Depart for Accra
only 19 seats available!!
GHANA 10-DAY TRIP -LAND ONLY:
($4600 - LAND AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT)
ADD TOGO AND BENIN EXTENSION for $1600
OPTION 1: Pay in full for the trip.
OPTION 2: Make a deposit of $600 to reserve a spot. Add on Flight to monthly. Follow the schedule below.
SEPTEMBER 20 $250
OCTOBER 20 $250
NOVEMBER 20 $250
FEBRUARY 20 $250
MARCH 20 $250
APRIL 20 $250
MAY 20 $250
JUNE 20 $250
JULY 20 $250
AUGUST 20 $250
SEPTEMBER 20 $250
OCTOBER 20 $250
Add on $85/month
WITH TOGO AND BENIN EXTENSION
Add on $134/month
DEADLINE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT:
AUG 20, 2022
(Either PAY IN FULL or MAKE A PAYMENT)
Book with a roomie by July 20th and you BOTH
receive $100 off your Trip!
Afrochella VIP tickets
4 to 5-star accommodations
All meals: breakfast. (lunch and some dinners on the full trip days)
Mineral water, Fruits, and Snacks
Transportation around in air-conditioned vehicles
Experienced and safe driver
All park entrance and excursion fees
Expert Guide: fully escorted by the finest professional and expert award-winning guides
TravelBug Swag Bag
Any Medical Clearance needed
Acknowledge and Accept Terms Below
U.S. citizens traveling to any destination outside of the United States will be required to present a valid U.S. passport. Passports must be valid for 6 months past the return date. Some countries require a visa for transit or entry. Passengers are responsible to ensure that they have all the proper documents for entry. All names on documents must match the legal name on your photo I.D., and travel document information must match tickets. Please check the State Department website at https://travel.state.gov for further information. Immunizations may also be required. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in denied boarding, denied entry, and/or government-imposed fines. If you are a citizen of another country, there may be additional requirements. Check with the nearest consulate or embassy of the destination you are traveling to and find out the entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens.
Visit the Embassy of Ghana website for the most current visa information.
Proof of yellow fever vaccination is required upon arrival in Ghana for anyone over nine months of age.
Foreign nationals who are over six years old and who have been physically present in Ghana for a cumulative period of 90 days or more during a calendar year are required to register with the National Identification Authority (NIA). NIA will issue registered foreign nationals a non-citizen Ghana card. The non-citizen Ghana card will be necessary for all transactions that require identification, i.e. opening bank accounts, obtaining work permits, acquiring driver’s licenses, etc.
A list of permanent registration centers, fee requirements and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the NIA website.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Ghana.
A valid U.S. passport and a Togolese visa are required. Visas may be issued upon arrival at the international airport in Lomé and at the major Togolese border crossings with neighboring countries. Visas issued upon entry are limited to seven days (arrival counts as one day, even if arriving late evening) and can be extended at no cost during the seven-day period. Travelers must surrender their passport while Togolese authorities process the visa extension request. You will be turned away without the required two visa pages clear of any visas or stamps. The U.S. Embassy will not intervene for failure to comply with this entry requirement for Togo.
Documentation of Yellow Fever vaccination is required for all individuals entering Togo who are over one year of age. You will be turned away without the required World Health Organization yellow card with evidence of a current Yellow Fever vaccination. The U.S. Embassy will not intervene for failure to comply with this entry requirement for Togo. Visit the CDC website for detailed information on vaccinations and other health precautions.
A passport and visa are required. Visas are not available at the airport upon entry. Entry at land borders requires a visa. Visit the Embassy of Benin website for the most current visa information.
Visitors to Benin should also carry the WHO Yellow Card (“Carte Jaune”) indicating that they have been vaccinated for yellow fever. Visit the Center for Disease Control website for more information.
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I understand that discounted fares and vacation packages typically involve restrictions and changing of any of the travel arrangements results in payment of additional money. I understand all payments are nonrefundable. I understand that I am given the option to make payments if I do not choose to Pay In Full. I understand payment due dates are provided and due on the date given. Failure to make payments without notice will result in forfeit of spot on the trip and no refund. I understand I am responsible for retaining my yellow card document and getting all proper vaccinations recommended from your doctor.