Julie Cunningham

Julie’s Star Travel Agency


Mar 1, 2024 to Mar 9, 2024

Welcome to Ghana!


Day 1: 02 March 2024: Arrive in Accra 


Finally, you have arrived.  Time to relax and take it all in as your senses go into overload.  Africa is special and over the coming days we hope your experiences will help cement your connection to your culture and heritage.   Your guide and driver are excited to meet you on your arrival at the Kotoka International Airport Accra, which is situated on the beautiful gold coast of Western Africa.  Look out for the tour company sign when you leave the main terminal building after passing through customs.  Make yourself known to your guide who will be accompanying you for the duration of your trip and they will take care of you from here.  Most flights arrive in the evening and our aim is to transfer you to the hotel, check you in for you to be able to relax and start to enjoy your vacation.  You must have so many questions as your guide officially offers you Akwaaba (welcome) and briefs you on all aspects of your trip.  You can choose to relax at your hotel after the flight and rest up in preparation for the following days activities.  Maybe you are too excited to rest and would like to experience Accra nightlife, no problem, your guide, and driver will be happy to head into town with you.

Welcome Dinner at the hotel


Accommodation: (3 Nights) Labadi Beach Hotel


 Overnight stay in Accra

 Meals: Welcome Dinner


Day 2: 03 March 2024:  Accra City Tour


This morning, take a tour of the century old capital of Ghana, Accra. Start the day with a visit to the DuBois center for Pan African culture, a house where Dr. Dubois lived and died. Then take a drive/walking tour of the colonial section of Accra (Jamestown). Drive through the main street of the colonial section of the city and view the Ussher and James Forts built by the Dutch (1650) and British (1673) respectively and also the Light House which used to guide ships to the Accra Harbour in colonial days. Visit the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and museum, a monument dedicated to Ghana’s first post-independence President. Visit the Independence Arch and then continue to visit Osu Christiansburg Castle. After this visit the intriguing craftsmen at Nungua who make fantasy coffins in the shape of vegetables, fruits, cars etc. usually depicting the profession of the deceased. For example, a fisherman might be buried in a coffin in the shape of a giant fish. After lunch visit the DuBois Center. This is the final burial place and former home of the prominent American Pan-Africanist Dr William W Burghardt DuBois, who lead the Pan-African congress between 1919 and 1927 he was a vocal Anti-Segregationist and prolific speaker and writer.  The center now serves as a library and research institute for students of Pan-Africanism.

Tonight, enjoy Bonfire Dinner at the Labadi Beach Front

 Overnight stay in Accra

  Meals: Breakfast | Dinner



Day 3: 04 March 2024:  Living Heritage Ceremony (Torgorme Village)

After breakfast, we depart Accra to a beautiful village located on the lower course of the splendid Volta River. You will pay a courtesy call on the chief and elders amidst traditional drumming and dancing by the villagers. The group will participate in a naming ceremony of recognition, where a Ghanaian name is given to participants, and a gift presented as part of celebrating a new identity as a Ghanaian and a member of the local community.

Overnight stay in Accra

Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

 Day 4: 05 March 2024:  Kakum National Park- Slave Dungeon Experience (Cape Coast Castle)

After breakfast, check out of your hotel.

We depart to Cape Coast and drive through the historic Denkyira Kingdom to Kakum National Park, one of West Africa’s surviving tropical rain forests. Choose between a 2 km nature walk through the rain forest to discover the wide variety of exotic flora and fauna species and the medicinal values they offer or take a walk on the canopy walkway hanging 40 meters above the forest ground. 

After lunch on your own, embark on a tour of the infamous Forts, Castles, and Slave Dungeons of Ghana. History will unfold the story of the slave trade which the impact is still felt 

beyond the shores of Africa today. 

Visit the Cape Coast Castle built by the Swedes in 1653 and was later taken over by the British. Here, you would learn about the relationship between the western slave traders and the African tribes that made the trans-Atlantic slave trade possible. It is an opportunity to be up and close with history – to stand in the dark and stuffy dungeons, imagining the experience and conditions that millions of Africans endured. This castle also houses the West African Historical Museum.

Join the group for "Kasa" (talk time). Kasa provides an opportunity to learn more about Ghanaian culture or simply talk to each other and share impressions of the tour experience. Kasa discussions are led by your tour leader or tour guide. (This activity is optional). 


Accommodation: (1 Night) Ridge Royal Hotel

   Overnight stay in Cape Coast

   Meals: Breakfast 

Day 5: 06 March 2024:  Fishing Village- Slave Dungeon (Elmina Castle) – Accra 

Early morning after breakfast, depart hotel and to explore Elmina, a fishing village that’s both picturesque and gritty, charming and though-provoking. What better way to appreciate it than to immerse oneself in its main industry – fishing! Meet with local fishermen to learn the intricacies of their trade and the challenges they face in their day-to-day work. Next, meet the fish mongers in the village who will demonstrate the various stages of smoking the fish in earthenware ovens. This is a unique way to experience one of Ghana’s oldest and important trades.

After lunch on your own, visit Elmina Castle, also known as St. George’s Castle, which was built by the Portuguese in 1482. Here, learn about the relationship between the western slave traders and the African tribes that participated in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Here participants will witness the dark and stuffy dungeons local people were forced to endure before being sent on a long and perilous passage across the Atlantic. To see the truth of these conditions in person is a powerful reminder of the inhumanity of the slave trade. 

End of the day, we depart to Accra for overnight


Accommodation: African Regent Hotel (3 Nights)

 Overnight stay in Accra 

 Meals: Breakfast 


Day 6: 07 March 2024:  Drumming and Dancing Class & Farewell Dinner 

After breakfast, we depart your hotel and attend a traditional drumming and dancing workshop. 

Afterwards, visit the Arts Center, where participants can sharpen their bargaining skills to shop for goods from Ghana and West Africa in an open-air market. On display, you will see fabrics of different materials, designs, colors and textures to purchase from.

Enjoy your Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

 Overnight stay in Accra

 Meals: Breakfast | Dinner


Day 07: 08 March 2024:  Accra/ Free Day 

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, rest of the day is free to explore on your own.


Overnight stay in Accra

 Meals: Breakfast | Dinner


Day 08: 09 March 2024:  Departure

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Accra and check out. Pick up from your hotel to the International Airport of Accra to reach your flight back.

Meals: Breakfast


Inclusions: -

03 Nights ‘accommodation in Accra in Labadi Beach Hotel

01 Nights ‘accommodation in Cape Coast Ridge Royal Hotel

03 Nights ‘accommodation in Accra African Regent Hotel

Airport transfers


Meals- As per the itinerary - Dinners on Day 1,2,3 and 6

Mineral water:  unlimited and available to every participant for the duration of the tour

Fruits and Snacks

Transportation around Ghana in air-conditioned vehicles

Experienced and safe driver


All park entrance, site guide and excursion fees

Expert heritage Guide fees: fully escorted by Ghana 's finest professional and award-winning guides

Professional care, attention and 24/7 office support  



Exclusions: -

International / Domestic Airfare

Personal expenses

Extra food and beverages that are not specified in the program

Tipping for Guide and Driver 

Any optional tours

Anything not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions

Any optional tour


City Tax


Cancellation policy:

CANCELLATION POLICY:   If you should need to cancel your trip you fall under non-refundable penalty of contracted agreement. Trip insurance is for an insured reason will be the only way you can receive reimbursement for flights and other non-refundable expenses should you cancel your trip for any reason, whether voluntarily or as a result of Heavenly Weddings Inc./Julie’s Star Travel Agency.  Airlines have change fees starting from $200 and land vacation change fee starting from $25.  Please make sure that your dates are definite and again insurance to protect your investment for unforeseen events.

Available Packages

Unavailable as of October 20, 2023

Deposit: $500.00 per person


Unavailable as of September 29, 2023

Deposit: $500.00 per person

Price is for Single (land only)

Extra Options

Unavailable as of August 25, 2023

Deposit: $100.00