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					       ST. JOSEPH’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH ~ QUEENS VILLAGE, N Y
                                Presents
                   AN HISTORICAL JOURNEY TO GHANA
                  JULY 25 to AUGUST 4, 2011 * 11 DAYS
    $3388.00 per person double occupancy * single supplement: $450.00
Day 01 – Monday, July 25, 2011 Depart New York to Accra, Ghana
Depart New York USA via Delta Airlines at 4:30 p.m.

Day 02 – Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Arrive Accra * City Tours
Arrive Accra at 7:10 a.m. You are met and transferred to your hotel.
Take the balance of the morning to rest and recuperate.
Afternoon: After Lunch, Depart for a half day city tour of Accra visiting the Kwame Nkrumah
Mausoleum and Park, final resting place of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana.
The Mausoleum has been visited by many world dignitaries. Continue to the National Museum of
History and Ethnography. This Museum houses a varied collection of Ghanaian artifacts. Visit
W.E.B. Du Bois Centre for Pan Africanism, a Pan African Center for culture and that features a
research library and gallery full of manuscripts.
Drive past the Independence Arch and the Black Star Square- Accra’s ceremonial grounds to visit
the Arts and Crafts market where you may try out your bargaining skills on the local vendors and
to “shop till you drop”. View from the distance, Christiansborg Castle, former office of the
President of Ghana. Continue to drive through Old Accra. This is a contrast of Victorian, Dutch
and post colonial architectures. You will drive past the Usher and James Town Forts, Old Accra
Square and the Post Office.
Evening: Meet Tailors and dressmakers featuring casual wear and formal garments made from
local fabric and textiles will visit your hotel. You may purchase ready-made clothes or place an
order for a custom-made outfit. Hair braiders will also be available to showcase a wide range of
hairstyles. Dinner at your hotel. Overnight: Novotel (4*) (D)

Day 03 - Wednesday, July 27, 2011 – Accra - Tafo - Kumasi
Breakfast and hotel check out.
Depart Accra after breakfast for a 5 hour scenic driving journey to Kumasi. Drive past several
villages and charming towns. En route stop at Tafo to visit the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana
(CRIG) where you will be conducted around by the authorities on a tour through a model cocoa
plantation and to see the varied uses of Cocoa; processed into wine, soap etc. This institute was
founded in 1938 as the Central Cocoa Research Station of the Gold Coast Department of
Agriculture. Arrive in Kumasi.
After Lunch continue to Kumasi and check into your hotel. The rest of day is free to relax or
explore Kumasi on your own.
Dinner (extra cost)
Overnight: Miklin Hotel or Royal Basin Resort (3*) (B-L)

Day 4 – Thursday, July 28, 2011 - Kumasi
Depart after breakfast for a city tour of Kumasi, visiting the Manhyia Palace Museum, National
Cultural Centre and Prempeh II Jubilee Museum, Okomfo Anokye Sword and Kumasi Central
Market- the largest open-air market in West Africa. Lunch (extra cost)
After lunch, visit Ashanti craft villages to see the skill and imagination of local craftsmen using
simple tools and traditional technology to produce breathtaking artifacts and designs. You can
shop for souvenirs for friends and family back home. First we visit Ahwiaa – the woodcarver’s
village specializing in Ashanti stools, fertility dolls and walking sticks. Proceed to visit Ntonso –
Adinkra cloth and tie-and-dye process where you will have an opportunity to create your own
designs and then to Bonwire for the famous Kente cloth.
Return to your hotel late afternoon.
Rest of evening free. Dinner
Overnight: Miklin Hotel / Royal Basin Resort (B-D)
Day 5 – Friday, July 29, 2011 – Sefwi Wiawso in Western Region
Breakfast and hotel check out.
Depart after breakfast for Sefwi Wiawso in the Western Region. Drive past several mining towns,
scenic villages and charming towns through the evergreen forests.
Arrive and have lunch
Check in to your hotel
Rest of the day is free for rest and relaxation
Dinner (extra cost)
Overnight: Kenroses / Beulah land Hotels (B-L)

Day 6 – Saturday, July 30, 2011 – Sefwi Wiawso in Western Region
Breakfast
Spend day at the village for all day project activities
Lunch
Rest of day is free
Dinner (extra cost)
Overnight: Kenroses / Beulah land Hotels (B-L)

Day 7 - Sunday, July 31, 2011 – Drive to Elmina / Cape Coast – Reverential Night
Breakfast and hotel check out.
Morning: Attend early morning Church Service
Late morning: Depart for Elmina in the Central Region; this region was the former government
centre of the Gold Coast (now Ghana).
Have lunch in Takoradi.
Continue to Elmina - Arrive by early evening
Dinner (extra cost)
Reverential Evening: Candle light vigil through the streets of Cape Coast to the Castle Dungeon.
Mfantsipim Junction (Starting point for the vigil) Reverential Programme and Emancipation Day
Midnight Tribute to the Ancestors (PANAFEST EVENT).
Overnight: Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Elmina Beach Resort (3*) (B-L)

Day 8 - Monday, August 1, 2011 – Assin Manso - Slave River Park
After Breakfast depart to Assin Manso , the final resting place of the remains of two former
enslaved Africans exhumed from New York’s Wall Street and Kingston, Jamaica and re-interred
on the Emancipation Day 1998. Visit the “Enslaved African River” which was the last rest stop for
slaves on their “one-way” trek to the coast for shipment into slavery. Participate in Emancipation
Day Activities (Program to be confirmed).
Return to your hotel for lunch Rest of day is free to relax at the beach or explore Elmina (on your
own) Dinner (extra cost)
Overnight: Coconut Grove Beach Resort / Elmina Beach Resort (3*) (B-L)

Day 9 – Tuesday, August 2, 2011 – Kakum National Park
Morning: Depart after breakfast to visit the Kakum National Park. Go on a morning walk of the
“Kuntan Trail” with its countless trees with medicinal properties. For the young at heart,
experience the “Canopy Walkway” suspended 100 feet from the forest ground for a panoramic
view of the flora and fauna of the remaining vestiges of the rainforest.
Lunch at Hans Cottage Botel. View the resident crocodiles as you enjoy your meals.
Afternoon: After lunch, depart to visit the Cape Coast Castle built by the Swedes in 1652 and later
taken over by the British, for a conducted tour. This Castle served as the seat of the former
colonial administration of the then Gold Coast (Ghana’s former name) till 1877 when it was
relocated to Accra. The Castle also houses the West African Historical Museum. The guide will
escort you to the slave quarters and Palaver Hall where slaves were bargained for and sold. Pay
a solemn homage to our ancestors. Drive through the Cape Coast Township with its narrow
streets modeled on the Yorkshire Districts of England.
Rest of day free to relax at the beach to reflect on events of the day. Dinner (extra cost)
Overnight: Coconut Grove Beach Resort or Elmina Beach Resort (3*)            (B-L)
Day 10 - Wednesday, August 3, 2011 – Return to Accra
Breakfast and check out of your hotel. Morning at leisure
Late Morning: Depart Elmina for Accra. Drive along the coast through several fishing villages and
coconut-lined beaches.
Arrive and go for lunch (extra cost)
Check into your hotel. Rest of day is free for last minute shopping and packing.
Evening: Farewell Dinner with Entertainment in a Ghanaian Home
Overnight: Novotel (4*) or La Palm (4* Deluxe) (B-D)

Day 11 – Thursday, August 4, 2011
Early breakfast
Transfer to the airport for departure on Delta airlines flight at 9:40 a.m.
Arrive New York Kennedy at 4:30 p.m.



WHAT'S INCLUDED:
· Roundtrip air transportation via Delta Airlines from New York.
· Roundtrip transfers and baggage handling in each city.
· Visits – city tour, slave dungeons, Panafest activities, villages, arts and craft centre, travel to
Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Cape Coast and Accra…..and other historical sites
· Hotel accommodation as outlined in itinerary.
· Meals as outlined: B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner.
· All sightseeing as per itinerary.
· Travel overland via air-conditioned motor coach
· Entrance fees.
· English speaking local tour guides.
· Hotel taxes and service charge (subject to change)

NOT INCLUDED:
Passport or visa fees, vaccinations, travel insurance, excess luggage, items of a personal nature,
meals not included in the itinerary. Departure taxes – subject to change

COST: rates quoted are net per person, subject to change without notice, and based on 2
persons to a room. Per person = $3,388.00 double occupancy / Single supplement = $450.00

NOTE: Please check with your physician for advice on vaccinations and anti-malarials.

Make check payable and mail to: St. Josephs Episcopal Church, 99-10 217 Lane,
Queens Village N Y   Tel: 718-465-4193

Travel arrangements made through: Africa Dreamer Tours, Tel: 516-285-4607
email adreamt@optimum.net

Suggested payment plan: Deposit $300.00,
9 monthly payments - September 2010 through May 2011 = $300.00 per month
Final payment due June 25, 2011 = $388.00

				
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