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Welcoming Ghana

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24 Oct to 05 Nov 2020 - GOOD AVAILABILITY

Holiday Highlights

  • Learning about the kingdom of Ashanti’s history and tradition through its crafts and people
  • Discovering the meanings of the symbols used on Divine chocolate wrappers
  • Using the greeting “Pa Pa Paa” (“Best of the best“)
  • Meeting the producers of Traidcraft’s FairPalm in their Clean & Fair household range
  • Relaxing on the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Depart UK Arrive into Accra and transfer to our accommodation  
2 Accra to Asuom Sightseeing tour of Accra B L  
3 Asuom Meet with Serendipalm to understand fair trade palm oil production B L  
4 Asuom to Kumasi Meet members of Kuapa Kokoo who part own Divine Chocolate B L  
5 Kumasi Meet farming communities & projects benefitting from the Fairtrade premium B L  
6 Kumasi Learn more about the Ashanti Kingdom B L  
7 Kumasi Visit to different craft villages B L  
8 Kumasi to Elmina Travel to the coast in the Central Region of Ghana B L  
9 Elmina Enjoy a cooking demonstration and a walking tour of the market and harbour B L  
10 Elmina to Accra Visit to Global Mamas fair trade shop and batik workshop B L  
11 Accra Visit to Trashy Bags workshop B L  
12 Accra to Akosombo Enjoy a sightseeing river cruise. Farewell dinner B D  
13 Depart Visit to a Fairtrade banana farm. Overnight flights back to UK B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Akwaaba! Welcome to the land of sunshine. Whether it's the glories of its palm-fringed coast or the dazzling mulitude of its textiles and crafts, there is always something to fascinate and delight.
As well as enjoying a friendly and spectacular country, you’ll visit Kuapa Kokoo and meet the farmers who not only grow the cocoa for Divine Chocolate but also own a majority share in the company. We'll learn about cocoa production and visit projects funded by the Fairtrade premium. We'll also discover how the banana farmers of the Volta River were the first to export Fairtrade bananas to Europe, and see the creative ways discarded plastic rubbish is being transformed into eco-friendly bags and gifts.
From delicious Divine Chocolate and the UK’s first Fairtrade bananas our journey also takes us to one of the world’s most controversial and complex commodities. Undeterred, fair trade pioneers Traidcraft partnered with Serendipalm in Ghana to pioneer a fair and sustainable source of palm oil for their household cleaning range. We meet smallholder farmers and women in the production centre to understand the benefits the project has brought to their community.
In Kumasi, at the heart of the Ashanti region, we gain an insight into Ghana’s cultural heritage before heading back to the coast where we learn about the history of the slave trade with a visit to Cape Coast Castle Museum. Whether it’s batik making, adinkra printing or kente weaving, there are plenty of opportunities to learn from the experts and have a go yourself. From traditional crafts of the Ashanti, to fair trade crafts providing an income to women, even a cooking class in Esi’s kitchen!

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
13 days
Prices From:
£2,495
Estimated flight price:
£600
Estimated visa cost:
£60

Optional

Donation to Traidcrafts Exchange:
£24.95
Donation to Traidcrafts Exchange:
£24.95

Holiday Details

All accommodation in hotels and guesthouses with en-suite facilities

65% meals provided

3 long road transfers

1 sightseeing boat trip

6 producer visits including 2 Kuapa Kokoo visits

1 development project

7 tourist visits

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Sue meets the people behind Divine’s delicious chocolate in Ghana.

Palm FruitSue Fisher, a volunteer at Fair Do’s Fair Trade shop in Cardiff joined us on our Meet the People Tour to Ghana in October. She shares her highlights of meeting palm oil producers at Serendipalm, the people behind Divine’s delicious Easter eggs and discovering Fairtrade bananas with VREL:  The 2-week trip to Ghana was a very varied and … Continue reading "Sue meets the people behind Divine’s delicious chocolate in Ghana."

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