ACCRA, GHANA
SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 2, 2019

Hello Sister!  This is trip is sold out, there is no wait list. 

Travel with a purpose and join Sisters Traveling Solo for our 1st Cultural Experience in Accra, Ghana.  Our cultural experiences are designed to be less touristy and focus more on understanding the culture, people and history of each Country we visit. 

 

Our trip to Accra was designed to give you a better understanding of the Ghanaian people, their history and food.  In Accra, we will work aside the local women, learn about the history of Ghana, and break bread in the home of a Ghanaian family.

On this trip guest will be able to choose between staying at a 4 or 5 star hotel.  Both hotels are beach front and are within walking distance of each other. Hotel selection is confirmed upon booking and cannot be changed after deposit is paid.

Trip Passwords can be accessed ONLY by current Facebook group members.  Passwords will not be emailed. Membership is confirmed once deposit is received; non members are refunded immediately.  

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— Dates

 

September 26 - October 2, 2019 (7 Days, 6 Nights)

— Cost   

 

WITH 4 STAR HOTEL SELECTION 

$2,495* per person -  Shared Double Room (2 people per room) - 4 star accommodations

$2,995* per person - Single Room (1 person per room) - 4 star accommodations

Includes:  4 Star Accommodations, Tour Cost, Select Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Pre-Arranged, Airport and Local Transfers.

WITH 5 STAR HOTEL SELECTION 

$2,825* per person -  Shared Double Room (2 people per room) - 4 star accommodations

$3,525* per person - Single Room (1 person per room) - 4 star accommodations

Includes:  5 Star Accommodations, Tour Cost, Select Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Pre-Arranged, Airport and Local Transfers.

— Deposit   
WITH 4 STAR HOTEL SELECTION 

Double Occupancy - $295 per person for shared room; (2 people per room) (2) two twin beds* 

Single Occupancy - $395 per person for single room; (1 person per room) (1) one full sized bed

WITH 5 STAR HOTEL SELECTION 

Double Occupancy - $305 per person for shared room; (2 people per room) (2) two twin beds* 

Single Occupancy - $405 per person for single room; (1 person per room) (1) one full sized bed


*Note: Twin beds maybe in close approximately  to one another, but there will be two separate beds

 

— Payments 

 

WITH 4 STAR HOTEL SELECTION 

Double Occupancy - $275 per person month for 8 consecutive months due on the 15th; Monthly payments are due on the 15th regardless of when the deposit is made. 1st payment starts on the 15th after the deposit is made.

 

Single Occupancy - $325 per person month for 8 consecutive months due on the 15th; Monthly payments are due on the 15th regardless of when the deposit is made. 1st payment starts on the 15th after the deposit is made.

WITH 5 STAR HOTEL SELECTION 

Double Occupancy - $315 per person month for 8 consecutive months due on the 15th; Monthly payments are due on the 15th regardless of when the deposit is made. 1st payment starts on the 15th after the deposit is made.

Single Occupancy - $390 per person month for 8 consecutive months due on the 15th; Monthly payments are due on the 15th regardless of when the deposit is made. 1st payment starts on the 15th after the deposit is made.

— Maximum Trip Size

 

The maximum number of Sisters on this trip; 24

— Roommates  

 

Anyone without a roommate will be paired with another member on the trip.  If you have a roommate, you will be asked for your roommate information 2 months before the trip departure date.  Please avoid emailing us your request after booking.   

— Things To Note:  

 

- This is a cultural trip and we will be interacting with locals, working with them and being invited into their homes, we ask that attendees be respectful of local customs.

- This is a group trip and there will be times where you have to wait on group members and our tour bus, if you do not have the patience to wait 5 - 15 minutes do NOT book this trip. 

- Our trips like our group are positive spaces.  If you are a constant complainer, a person that cannot adapt to changes easily do NOT book this trip. Complaining brings negative energy to the trip experience and impacts other travelers.  

- The ideal traveler for Sisters traveling Solo trips is someone who embodies patience, flexibility, a willingness to try new things, appreciations and respect for diversity (e.g. people, customs, languages, religions), a desire to learn, grow, evolve, and has an overall spirit of fun and adventure.

— Why book with a Cultural Experience with Sisters Traveling Solo?

Sisters Traveling Solo is traveling with a purpose! Our Cultural Experiences are a lot less touristy and are designed around food, history and people.  These trips will provide you with an in depth understanding of the Country we are visiting.  

 

On our Cultural Experiences we will work with the experts, the locals.  For these trips we specifically decided to partner with a local guide who is also a woman, so that our money helps support another Sister.  

These trips will not only affordable, but the trip cost won't change or increase.  And no extra fees are charged to those who prefer to use our trip payment options. 

 

All your travel needs will be handled from the moment you land.  We handle airport transfers, local transportation, accommodation needs, and connect you with other Sisters who share the same passion as you! Your only responsibility is booking your flight and enjoying Accra!

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— Itinerary 

 

DAY 1 - September 26, 2019

 

Arrive at Kotoka International Airport Accra, Ghana. You will be met by on of our drivers, and transferred to your hotel for a welcome drink and a short orientation. After check in, take the rest of the afternoon at leisure rewinding from the long flight.

 

In the evening, we will all get together for a welcome dinner where we will get to know each other. We will be entertained by a Ghanaian cultural troupe and get introduced to some Ghanaian dance forms from different ethnic groups.

 

DAY 2 - September 27, 2019

 

Today after breakfast, we will go and spend the day with a group of Ghanaian craftswomen:

  1. Pottery

  2. Palm oil

  3. Tie Dyes & Batiks

  4. Bead making etc.

 

We will experience the daily chores of these women as we take part in working with them. Once we return back to our hotel, you will have free time to do whatever your heart desires.

 

DAY 3 - September 28, 2019

 

Today after breakfast, we will attend a durbar of chiefs and people. We will witness the traditional chiefs all dressed in their traditional regalia i.e. gold ornaments, kente cloth, traditional sandals etc ride in their palanquins to the durbar grounds. You will experience a unique culture and tradition with lots of drumming and dancing. 

After dinner, we go out to one of Ghana’s finest Jazz clubs where we will enjoy not only jazz, but highlife and Afro pop music performed by a live band. 

 

DAY 4 - September 29, 2019

 

Today we get into small groups of 4 members and each group will spend the day with a Ghanaian family to cook and have dinner. You will learn some great Ghanaian recipes and enjoy a typical Ghanaian family experience. Return to your hotel later in the evening.

DAY 5 - September 30, 2019
 

FREE DAY

DAY 6 - October 1, 2019

 

Our final day in Accra will be our day we take in some sites.  We will depart Accra very early to the Central Region to visit Kakum National Park, a tropical rainforest in the heart of the Attandaso reserve, for an adventurous and breathtaking walk on the 'Canopy Walkway', it is composed of 350 meters of suspended bridge and six platforms at a height of 60 meters (100ft). The drive is 3 hours. 

 

After lunch visit Cape Coast Castle and take a tour of this infamous slave dungeon, built in 1653 by the Swedes and later taken over by the British. This was used during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as a holding point for captives. It also houses the West African Historical Museum. Visit the West African Historical Museum. Our guide will conduct you to the slave quarters and Negotiation Hall where captives were bargained for and sold.

 

After which we return to Accra for farewell dinner.

DAY 7- October 2, 2019

 

After breakfast, we depart Accra. We’ll make sure you arrive at the airport for your travels home.

— Included in the Cost

Private Facebook Group - Once deposit has been paid, you will receive an invitation to our private Facebook group.  In the group, we answer all questions you may have regarding your upcoming trip.  The private Facebook group allows you to connect with others before you go, share travel tips, and maintain friendships when you return.

'Know Before You Go' Call - To ensure you are all ready for your trip, we will hold a conference call two weeks before the trip to go over our 'Know Before You Go' document. 

Airport Transfers – STS will arrange 4 set arrival into Accra (Kotoka International Airport) and 4 set departure transfers out of Accra only.  Guest must select between the 4 prearranged airport transports. Each transfer will wait at max 30 minutes for members to arrive at meeting point before leaving.  If guest miss their scheduled transfer, STS will try to accommodate them on the next scheduled transport.  Any member who misses the last transport will have to make their own airport transport arrangements.  Guest are welcome to arrange their own transport at their own expense.  

September 26, 2019 - Arrival Transport times into Accra (in Accra local time):

Transfer #1 - 12:00 pm (guest must be at meeting point by 12:30 pm)

Transfer #2 - 3:30 pm (guest must be at meeting point by 4:00 pm)

Transfer #3 - 6:00 pm (guest must be at meeting point by 6:30 pm)

Transfer #4 - 8:00 pm (guest must be at meeting point by 8:30 pm)

October 2, 2019 - Departure Transport times out of Accra (in Accra local time):

Transfer #1 - 6:30 am (guest must be at meeting point by 6:30 am)

Transfer #2 - 7:45 am (guest must be at meeting point by 7:45 am)

Transfer #3 - 9:00 am (guest must be at meeting point by 9:00 am)

Transfer #4 - 10:00 am (guest must be at meeting point by 10:00 am)
 

Local Transportation - All ground transportation to and from our activities.

 

Accommodations - 7 days, 6 nights at 4 star hotels in Accra.  Hotel is a 2 minute walk from the beach. Rooms will consist of one full or two twin beds based on occupancy.  

Amenities Include: Air-conditioning, wireless internet, in-room safe, fitness center and pool.   

Local Transportation - All ground transportation to and from our activities.

 

Accommodations - 7 days, 6 nights at 4 or 5 Star hotel in Accra

Activities – As listed above itinerary.

Meals -  Daily breakfast, 4 lunches and 2 dinners included (does not include alcohol or dessert). 

 

Lunch - September 27th, 28th, 29th, October 1st

Dinner  - September 26th,October 1st

STS Apparel – Each guest will be provided with (2) STS T-shirts, STS bag, and wrist band

— Accommodations  

Hotel selection is made when deposit is made.  There will be no changes to hotel selection after deposit is made; no exceptions. 

Accommodation - 7 days, 6 nights 4 or 5 Star hotel in Accra.  

Room Type – Each double room includes 2 twin beds; Each single room includes 1 full bed.  

Roommates – Double rooms will be shared; 2 members per room.  If there is a member you would like to room with let us know.  If you do not have a roommate in mind, don't worry, we will match you up with another Sister.  Single rooms are private; 1 member per room. There is limited availability for single room options.

Note:  We do not share accommodations details until we have a firm count of attendees.  Guest can expect to have accommodation information by the end of February 2019. 

 

— Payment Terms   

Full Payment Special - $100 off total cost if full payment is made by 10/15/18 - (4 Start) $2,495 per person for shared double room; $2,995 for single room in hotel. Or (5 Star) $2,725 per person for shared double room; $3,425 for single room in hotel.

4 Star Hotel - Pay Remaining Balance over 8 consecutive months after deposit is made.  All payments due on the 15th. Monthly payment is total cost of $2,495 shared double room ($2,995 single room) minus trip deposit dividend by 8. Payments are due on the 15th of each month regardless of when deposit is made.  Payments must be made on time.

Or 

5 Star Hotel - Pay Remaining Balance over 8 consecutive months after deposit is made.  All payments due on the 15th. Monthly payment is total cost of $2,825 shared double room ($3,525 single room) minus trip deposit dividend by 8. Payments are due on the 15th of each month regardless of when deposit is made.  Payments must be made on time.

A $75 late charge will be applied to all payments made after the 3-day grace period.  Missed payments will be applied to the next month plus the $75 late fee. Trip will be automatically cancelled after two missed payments.  No refund of deposit or payments will be provided to a trip cancelled due to missed payments. 

 

— Invoices

Payments will made via an invoice.  Invoice can be paid via Visa, Mastercard, AMEX or Discover card. Invoices are sent to the email address that members provide.  It is guest responsibility to ensure the email they provide when signing up for the trip is correct.  Invoices are sent to clients at least 10 days before they are due. Client is obligated to alert Sisters Traveling Solo at least 5 days before an invoice due alerting them that you misplaced, or did not receive the invoice. 

— Refund Policy

24 hour cancellation.  

Deposit will be refunded upon request 24 hours after trip has been booked. After 24 hours of booking no refunds of deposits will be given.

Non-refundable deposit due to guarantee booking. After 24 hours of booking no refunds of deposits will be given.

Payments. Refunds of payments only will be given up until November 1, 2018.  After November 1 2018, there will be no refund of payments or deposit.​​

Deposit Transfer to Future Trips - If you request to cancel your trip, the trip deposit only can be used toward a future Sisters Traveling Solo trip that you are not currently making payments.  If you have paid a deposit or made any payments on a trip that is not considered a future trip.  A future trip is one in which no money has been exchanged between you the member and Sisters Traveling Solo; deposit or payments.  

For deposit transfer request, the deposit on the trip you are cancelling is applied to the 1st payment on the the future trip. You, the member would pay your deposit for the future trip, and your deposit will be credited towards the 1st payment of that future trip.

 

Deposit transfer request for future must be received via email only at the following address info@sisterstravelingsolo.com before January 15, 2018 (11:59 pm eastern standard time). Trip transfer request not received via email will not be accepted. After January 15, 2018 (11:59 pm eastern standard time) trip deposit cannot  be transferred to another Sisters Traveling Solo trip.  

If your trip is cancelled due to you missing two consecutive trip payments, you cannot apply the deposit to any future Sisters Traveling Solo trips no matter when the trip was cancelled.   

We highly encourage you to purchase travel insurance in case you have to cancel your trip so that if you have to cancel, your travel insurance policy can reimburse you.

— Not Included in the Cost   

Flights - International flights to or from Accra.


Local Transport – Outside of the organized activities.


Meals – Lunches, or dinners not included above. No alcoholic beverages or desserts are included in any of the meals.


Insurance – Neither travel or health insurance are included, but all members are REQUIRED to show proof of travel insurance a month before trip departure date. Minimum travel coverage required is $250,000.


Souvenirs - Cost of souvenirs.
 

Travel Visa - Any Visa required for travel to Accra.


Gratuity - for Tour guides, Drivers, Hotel Staff, or Waiters. 


Tours/Excursions - Outside of the organized tours  


Additional Hotel Cost – Outside of what has already been arranged by Sisters Traveling Solo (STS).

Hotel Deposits - Members will be asked to put down a card credit for room incidentals.  This hold will be removed upon check out if not room incidentals were changed.  If you are in a double room, you and roommate should discuss who will put down their credit card before hand. Noting that the 1st one to arrive to the hotel cannot check in with out putting down a credit card.  STS will not put down deposits for any room.

— Booking is Open

Password will only be shared in our Sisters Traveling Solo Facebook group ONLY.

You must be a member of Sisters Traveling Solo to book this trip.  Membership will be verified upon receipt of your deposit.  Non members at the time of booking will be refunded.  

If you are not a member join us on Facebook by clicking the logo below.

— Required After Deposit Is Paid

Signed Liability Form

Travel Insurance - Travel Insurance is not provided but is REQUIRED to attend this trip.  You will be asked to show proof of travel insurance before we depart.  A minimum of $250,000 in travel insurance is REQUIRED; coverage in total must cover (medical & evacuation). Travel insurance can be obtain when you purchase you flight or with World Nomad using the link below. 

 

Sisters Traveling Solo will not travel with or include anyone in trip activities who doesn’t present the required travel insurance documentation at least 6 weeks before trip departure date.  STS will alert you when and how to provide travel insurance information, please avoid emailing us any information.  When requested travel insurance information to include the requested coverage amounts and the dates that cover the span of our trip.  

— Questions?   

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@SistersTravelingSolo.com

We will be happy to answer all your questions regarding this trip.

 

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