ACCRA, GHANA
SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 2, 2018

Hello Sister! This trip is currently sold out. There is no wait list. Please no emails requesting to be added to a list, we will simply respond that 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.

— Dates

 

Thursday, September 27 - Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (6 Days, 5 Nights)
 

— Cost (choose the option that fits your budget; 4 or 5 Star Lodging)

 

4 Star Lodging - $1,995* pp -  Shared Double Room; $2,595* pp - Single Room 

5 Star Lodging -  $2,495* pp -  Shared Double Room; $3,095* pp - Single Room  

Includes:  4 or 5 Star Accommodations, Tour Cost, Select Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Airport and Local Transfers.

*Both lodging options are located off the beach. Only a limited number of rooms available of each room type.

 

— Deposit

 

4 Star Lodging - $295 pp for shared double room;  $375 pp for single room 

5 Star Lodging - $365 pp for shared double room;  $450 pp for single room 

— Maximum Trip Size

 

The maximum number of Sisters on this trip; 24

— Required at the time of booking?

 

When booking this trip you will need to upload a copy of your passport.  The passport cannot be expired and has to be valid at least 6 months before trip return date. 

We will not accept any expired passports; nor will we accept passport information outside of the booking.  Trip deposits will be funded if the passport provided is invalid.

— 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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).

 

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 6

 

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 – We’ll arrange your airport pickup and drop off from Kotoka International Airport Accra, Ghana.  And coordinate with our drivers to get you and a few others from the airport to our hotel.

 

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

 

Accommodations - 6 days, 5 nights at Four or Five - Star hotel in Accra

Activities – As descripted in the above itinerary.

 

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

 

STS Apparel – Each guest will be provided with a STS T-shirt.

 

— Accommodations

Accommodation - 6 days, 5 nights off the beautiful beaches of Accra.

4 Star - Room Type – Each room includes 2 Twin Beds or 1 King bed
5 Star - Room Type – Each room includes 2 Twin Beds or 1 King bed

Roommates – If you do not have a paid roommate, we will pair you with another STS member.  If you have a roommate who has paid their deposit, please provide us with their name and we will pair you two.

— Total Cost 

4 Star Lodging Option

Shared Double Room - $1,995 per person

Deposit Required - $295 per person; 6 Monthly Payments - $283

Single Room - $2,595 per person

Deposit Required - $375 per person; 6 Monthly Payments - $370

5 Star Lodging Option

Shared Double Room - $2,495 per person

Deposit Required - $365 per person; 6 Monthly Payments - $355

Single Room - $3,095 per person

Deposit Required - $450 per person; 6 Monthly Payments - $441

Non-refundable deposit due to guarantee booking.  If you cancel your trip your deposit can be applied to a future Sisters Traveling Solo (STS) trip. Or you can seek to find another STS member take your place.  

 

You will be responsible for coordinating with the other STS member.  Last day to transfer is 11/1/17.  After 11/1/17 you will only be able to apply deposit towards a future STS trip.

 

 

— Payment Terms

4 Star Lodging Option:

Full Payment Special - $100 off total cost if full payment is made on 10/1/17 - $1,895 per person for shared double room.  ($2,495 for Option #2 with single room)

Pay Remaining Balance over 6-month period (November  - April) - Monthly payment is total cost of $1,995 ($2,595 option #2) minus the $295 (or $375) deposit dividend by 6. Payments are due on the 1st of each month regardless of when deposit is made.  Payments must be made on time.

5 Star Lodging Option:

Full Payment Special - $100 off total cost if full payment is made on 10/1/17 - $2,395 per person for shared double room.  ($2,995 for Option #2 with single room)

Pay Remaining Balance over 6-month period (November  - April) - Monthly payment is total cost of $2,495 ($3,095 option #2) minus the $365 (or $450) deposit dividend by 6. Payments are due on the 1st 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.

Your trip must be paid in full by 4/1/18. Please contact us if you are having difficulties making your payment.

 

 

— Refund Policy

4 Star Lodging Option:  Full refunds minus the nonrefundable $295 for double occupancy ($375 for single occupancy) deposit will be given up until November 1, 2017.  After November 1, 2017, there will be no refunds.

5 Star Lodging Option:  Full refunds minus the nonrefundable $365 for double occupancy ($450 for single occupancy) deposit will be given up until November 1, 2017.  After November 1, 2017, there will be no refunds.

 

 

— Booking

 

4 Star Lodging Option:

Shared Double Room

1. Full Payment Special - Pay in full on 10/1/17 - $1,895 for $100 Off

2. Monthly Payment Plan (November - April) $295 deposit with $283 monthly payments

Single Room

1. Full Payment Special - Pay in full on 10/1/17 - $2,495 for $100 Off

2. Monthly Payment Plan (November - April) $375 deposit with $370 monthly payments

5 Star Lodging Option:

Shared Double Room

1. Full Payment Special - Pay in full on 10/1/17 - $2,395 for $100 Off

2. Monthly Payment Plan (November - April) $365 deposit with $355 monthly payments

Single Room

1. Full Payment Special - Pay in full on 10/1/17 - $2,995 for $100 Off

2. Monthly Payment Plan (November - April) $450 deposit with $441 monthly payments

— Not Included in the Cost

Flights -  Roundtrip flight into Accra, Ghana

Visa
-  A visa is required for US Citiizens traveling to Ghana.  Visa MUST be secured before trip departure date.

Alcoholic Beverages - Alcoholic beverages are not included in cost

Meals - Outside of those mentioned above

Souvenirs - Cost of souvenirs.

Gratuity - for Guides, Drivers, or Waiters. Horse guides will require a tip. 

Additional Excursions -  Outside of what was mentioned above

— Bookings opened on October 1, 2017

We have listed, and we working to give you a little more time to save for our trips.  This trip to Accra will open on October 1, 2017.  We know that is little time from now, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list to get a reminder email of when the trip opens. 

 

You must be a member of Sisters Traveling Solo to book this trip.  On October 1, 2017 at 8am Eastern time we will post, in our Sisters Traveling Solo group only a link to the site that you will use to book your spot for this bucket list trip to Petra.

If you are not a member join us on Facebook by clicking the underlined link.

— Terms & Conditions and Travel Advisory

 

Agreement to our Terms & Conditions and Travel Advisory is required when submitting our travel registration form.


— Required After Deposit Is Paid

 

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 for Accra.  A minimum of $250,000 in travel insurance is REQUIRED. Travel insurance can be obtain when you purchase you flight or with World Nomad using the link below.

— Questions?   

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

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

 

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