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Renaissance Productions
Valerie Papaya Mann

Invite you to journey with us to:
GHANA, AFRICA

August 14th - 25th, 2003
All-Inclusive for $2299.00

A 10-day Educational, Cultural, Spiritual and Social Tour for Women.

Departing direct nonstop from JFK (New York) to Accra, GHANA Return to BWI Int'l Airport (Baltimore/Washington)

Join me and a multigenerational, multicultural group of women as we journey together to Ghana, Africa to reclaim, rebuild, renew and reflect on African heritage. Limited to 32 travelers, this 10-day, All-Inclusive trip is bargain priced at:

$2299.00* (double occupancy)

Single rooms available for an
additional cost of $425.00 (Total: $2724.00)

Includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare direct/nonstop from JFK Airport, New York to Accra, Ghana, West Africa on Ghana Airlines. Return to BWI (Baltimore/Washington Int'l Airport)
  • Extensive intra-country travel
  • Two Lavish and nutritious meals per day (Full breakfast daily & 4-course dinner African and Continental Food)
  • Safely and professionally escorted by a trained bonded and licensed reputable tour guide at all times
  • Prepaid entry fees to all monumental sites, events, parks
  • Visit an authentic African Village and participate in a traditional naming ceremony
  • Stay in 4-5 star Full-service Hotels, most located on beautiful sandy beaches. All hotels have air- conditioned room, private bath, cable TV, telephone, restaurants and swimming pools
  • Full day Cruise on the beautiful Volta River includes a live High Life Band and dancing, complete with a traditional African full dinner buffet
  • Exclusive planned audience with Akwamu Royalty
  • Shop in Wood Carving, Kente, Crafts and Clothing Villages, buy direct from the artist
  • Cultural Arts Show with a traditional African Feast and fascinating entertainment
  • Travel by land in an air-conditioned coach bus with clean rest room facilities
  • Visit National Parks and Historical Sites
  • Visit the Artist Alliance Gallery and the world-renowned Creative Casket Makers (unusual shapes and sizes)
  • Visit Ghana University, meet with scholars from all over Africa and the World
  • Meet with officials from the Boards of Trade & Tourism

PROPOSED ITINERARY

  • Day 1- Thurs. August 14:  Departure from JFK Airport in New York at 1:00 PM
  • Day 2- Fri. August 15:  Arrive in Accra, Ghana 4:00 AM

Airport: Transfer to La Palm Royal Beach Hotel or The Golden Tulip Hotel. Full Service 4 star: hotel, pool, health spa, Internet access, etc.

AKWAABA (Welcome)
Welcome and Orientation to Ghana. Relax, unwind, change money, visit Artist Alliance Gallery and the Casket Makers.

First Part of the ACCRA CITY TOUR

See the administrative and economic capital of Ghana. Visit W.E.B. Dubois Center for Pan African Culture and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. See Black Star Square. Tour ends at the lively Arts & Crafts Center. Visit a popular African night club to "shake it on down" with our African sisters and brothers, and get your groove on African style.

  • Day 3- Sat. August 16:  ABURI GARDENS TOUR

Drive through the University of Ghana, Legon to the hill town of Aburi to visit the Botanical Tropical Gardens. Tour ends at the Wood Carver's Market, you can shop for wood carvings, purchased from country art carvers.  Attend a traditional African naming ceremony, where you will be renamed and given a typical Ghanaian day name and a royal ancestral name in Akwamu Traditional Area. Overnight in Akosombo.

  • Day 4- Sun. August 17:  CRUISE/AKOSOMBO DAM

Visit Akosombo Dam on the beautiful Volta Lake, the largest artificial lake in the world. Cruise on the Dodi Princess, wine and dine whilst dancing to sweet sounds of High-Life music played by a live band on board. Dinner and overnight in Akosombo. Evening visit by clothing & dressmakers; place your order to be delivered before our final departure.

  • Day 5- Mon. August 18:  KUMASI CITY TOUR

Tour the Ashanti Kingdom. Travel to Kumasi Hotel check-in, visit Mahyia Palace, the Center for Ashanti National Culture. Dinner and overnight in Kumasi.

  • Day 6- Tues. August 19:  CRAFT VILLAGES TOURS

Visit three famous Ashanti Craft Villages: AHWAII, the Wood Carver's Village; NTONSO, the Home of Adinkra and BONWIRE the Kente Weaving Village. Dinner and overnight in Kumasi.

  • Day 7- Weds. August 20:  ELMINA CASTLE/CAPECOAST CASTLE

Visit famous forts and castles in the central region of Ghana. See Cape Coast, African Historical Museums and Elmina Castle. Beach time and drinks by the pool. Overnight in Elmina.

  • Day 8- Thurs. August 21:  KAKUM NATIONAL PARK

Visit Kakum National Park; a tropical rain forest. This is one of the Seven Wonders Of The World-walk on a hanging canopy 100 feet above the forest floor. Relax at a wonderful beach front hotel and enjoy a traditional drumming and cultural display by local youth.

  • Day 9- Fri. August 22:  Return to Accra to complete the City Tour.

Affinity visits-pre-arranged per individual choice; University, Hospitals, Government Complexes, HIV/AIDS Agencies, you name it or just shop or relax on the beach. Party and enjoy Accra night life.

  • Day 10- Sat. August 23:  Day of Leisure in Accra.

Last minute shopping/packing. Farewell Dinner. Late night Departure from Accra, to BWI (Baltimore/Washington Int'l Airport)

  • Day 11- Sun. August 24: 

Arrive at BWI Airport (Baltimore/Washington Int'l Airport) at 9:00 AM


REGISTRATION FORM
Ghana, Africa 2003 Aug. 14 - 24, 2003


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Name (as it appears on your passport)

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Address

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Home/Work Phone #

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Email Address


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Roommate *

* (Select your own, or one will be assigned as available. If one is not available you will have to pay a single room rate)

PAYMENT PLAN:  PAY IN FULL $2299.00

Deposit due to reserve space: $275.00** plus amounts below


Dec 15, 2002 $253.00 Single Room Rate:
Jan 15, 2003 $253.00 $2724.00
Feb 15, 2003 $253.00
Mar 15, 2003 $253.00 For single room pay $275.00 deposit + $306.00 monthly.
Apr 15, 2003 $253.00
May 15, 2003 $253.00
June 15, 2003 $253.00

**Deposit non-refundable after June 15, 2003

Final Payment Due:   July 15, 2003 $253.00

TOTAL $2299.00


Personal Checks, bank cashiers checks and money orders only! NO credit card
payments.

Make checks payable to:
Land Tours Ghana, LTD.

MAIL REGISTRATION & PAYMENT TO:

Valerie Papaya Mann, Tour Organizer
1355 Kalmia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20012-1444
(202) 882-1925 (202) 486-8888 cell

 

 

 

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