|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 Traidcraft's partners Serendipalm||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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Ghana is often described as “Africa’s friendliest country” and as we enjoy the country's natural beauty, history and culture we can expect a warm “AKWAABA!” everywhere we go.
After exploring the capital Accra we travel north to visit Traidcraft partners Serendipalm to see how the palm oil in Traidcraft's Clean & Fair household cleaning range is produced. Moving further north, we spend time with Kuapa Kokoo and 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.
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. On our return to Accra we see recycled products being made by Trashy Bags and then head out to visit Fairtrade banana growers and enjoy a river cruise in the Volta region.
“The three groups were shining examples of fair trade in practice, with enthusiastic officials, excellent access to crops and meetings with workers. We saw several uses of the Fairtrade premium. The walks in woodland with farmers were magical.”
“Meet the People Tours has lived up to its name. I met palm oil farmers, cocoa bean farmers, banana farmers, school children, a cook, weavers, potters and many more artisans. Brilliant!”
“A real privilege to meet local people and learn about the fair trade projects.”
“Trashy Bags! What a company! A workforce who are valued for both their work and their creativity and it shows!”
“Meeting the women who work at Serendipalm was very special”
“Best visit was Trashy Bags – really inspiring and upbeat – very friendly and impressive.”
“The visits to the palm oil, cocoa, and banana fair trade producers were the best parts of the trip.”
“I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in learning about Ghanaian culture, fair trade, or just to experience a developing country”
“I had an amazing trip and loved every minute of it”
“I have always had a strong interest in fair trade and being able to meet cocoa farmers and banana farmers first hand has given me a greater insight into the whole process and inspires me to continue to promote fair trade. I know that I can speak with authority having experienced it first hand”
“It was great to visit Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle and to hear about the history of both. The presentation by the guide at Cape Coast Castle was excellent.”
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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 1 Traidcraft supplier and 2 Kuapa Kokoo visits
1 development project
7 tourist visits
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Christine joined our Meet the People Tour to Ghana with Traidcraft in November 2017. Combining her tour with an opportunity to visit her church’s Twinning Partners, Christine shares her experiences of meeting Fairtrade producers. I have bought Fairtrade products for some time, and was interested to see how Fairtrade goods are produced, and to learn more … Continue reading "Why Buy Fairtrade? Christine reports from Ghana"
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