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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Accra and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Accra activities? We have 37 tour ideas.


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Architecture Tours

Accra Architectural Discovery Walking Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 36.00


Discover the diverse architectural wonders of Accra on a guided tour with Urban Adventures. Admire colonial buildings built hundreds of years ago by the first Europeans to visit the area.

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Mountain Biking Safari and Lobi Tribe Cultural Trail

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 47.15


Enjoy the  Lobi Tribe Community walk,Canoe Hippo Safari and the Forest Hike

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City Tours

Half-Day Accra City Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 142.50


This mini tour of Accra will take you to the core of the city to explore places such as the Makola Market which is the largest open market in Accra. This fascinating market has been compartimentalized into various sections to make shopping easy for buyers. You will have the chance to walk through this unusual busy market and even get the chance to bargain for stuff you would like to purchase. We will continue the... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Sirigu-Kazigu-Paga Eco Village

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 41.40


Enjoy the savanna reforestation project and interaction with women's group. Also will visit Paga Pio's palace,Nania (Pikworo) slave camp and the Paga crocodile pond. 

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Cultural Tours

Eco Village Adventure Cultural Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 47.15


Enjoy the unique traditional mud houses,community walk,traditional drumming and dance as well as the Canoe Safari

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Food Tours

Accra Food Tour: Markets, Dinner and Cooking Class

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 56.00


Get to grips with the exotic food, flavors and dishes of West Africa on this captivating 2-hour tour of Accra's markets! With an expert guide beside you, delve into the city's buzzing street markets to experience the region's dishes, ingredients and cooking styles. Watch traders prepare everything from piping-hot stews to grills; try some delicacies for yourself; and learn about Ghana's culinary traditions from the locals.... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

Bunso Arboretum Trail

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 59.80


Enjoy the tree top canopy walkway, local and exotic plant species, bird watching, butterfly viewing, (Best season: April & October), cocoa farm tour

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Hiking & Camping

Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary Trail

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 53.03


Enjoy the Mona Monkeys in their natural habitat,Tropical Forest and close up view of Kente weaving

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Hiking & Camping

Amedzope Green Trail

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 44.18


You will visit the Mt Gemi,Ogo Lodge Unique scenic view and landscape informative and engaging guide

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Hiking & Camping

Aflabo Falls and Cave Trail

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 53.03


Enjoy  a visit to the rainforest and hiking to ancestral caves in the mountains

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History & Heritage Tours

Slave Forts of Accra Walking Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 36.00


Evidence of slave trading history can still be found in the ruined forts and castles along the coast of Accra. This 3-hour tour reveals the personal stories, impacts and legacies of this appalling time in history in a meaningful, poignant way.

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History & Heritage Tours

Half-Day Old and New Accra Urban Experience Walking Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 36.00


Experience another side of Accra on this 3-hour walking tour through the historic neighborhood of Old Fadama. Join your guide to see how locals make money from disused appliances and machinery, hear their stories and be touched by their genuine smiles.

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History & Heritage Tours

Artistic Side of Industrious Accra: Guided Half-Day Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 43.00


Get under the skin of Ghanas crafty, commercial community on this 4-hour tour through the local industries of Accra. See shoe-makers create leather wonders, bakers at work with their trusty clay ovens and artisans working with tin and bronze.

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Local Flavor & Neighborhood Tours

Accra Markets Explorer Half-Day Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 43.00


Join this fun and interactive Urban Adventure through the bustling markets of Accra to see craftsman, artists and herbalists in action. Learn the fine art of bargaining African-style and pick up some local knowledge about herbal medicine.

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Multi-day Tours

12-Day Guided Walking Tour of Ghana and Togo from Accra

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 12 days
Priced From: USD 3026.80


The combined two countries Ghana and Togo walking and trekking tour is a discovery that passes through forests, lush green mountains and valleys with splendid refreshing water falls, rivers, picturesque villages like Koumakonda and Kouma-tokpli in Togo

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Multi-day Tours

5-Day Eastern Ghana Highlands Hiking Tour from Accra

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 1055.70


The eastern highlands villages you will stay and take your hikes are very small with population between 2000 and 900 people. The area is called Volta Region and is the most easterly part of Ghana, a scenic beauty bordering on Togo,. There are rolling hills, valleys, and rocky outcrops overlooking... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

7-Day Ghana Holiday Coastal Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 1122.40


Seven days of exploring the coast of Ghana is a good amount of time to get a feel for some of the great places to visit, and definitely enough time to soak up some quality rays on the sandy shores. This trip will take you to Elmina and the Cape Coast area for some of the popular travel destinations there like the castles and the shrines, and then onto the beautiful empty beaches of the Western region. When not enjoying the... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

9 Days Sahel and Guinea Savanna Birding Holidays

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 9 days
Priced From: USD 3675.40


Take an exciting 9 days birding holidays to Ghana the safest, the most peaceful and friendliest country in West Africa for ornithologists and bird watchers from any part of the world. The tour offers you a professionally guided tour to some of the unique sites of the Guinea and Sudan savanna region of West Africa to see some of the beautiful and rare birds unique to this part of the world.

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Multi-day Tours

2-Night Introduction to Ghana Tour from Accra

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 616.40


When you touch down in Accra you want to know where you are going next and know that you have a safe ride from the airport to a decent place to stay in your comfort range for the night. You will be picked up at the airport and be taken to our choices of hotel. On day 2 you will have an hour travel consultation and 3 hours tour of Accra. On day 3 the final day you will continue your travels independently, conduct your... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

12-Day Wildlife and Cultural Tour of Northern Ghana from Accra

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 12 days
Priced From: USD 2770.35


The twelve days guided holiday of Northern region of Ghana has rich cultural and historical sites coupled with friendly people who are always willing to share with you their lives and history of their community. You will explore the vast savannah landscape, culture and wildlife, bird watching,... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

8-Day Guided Safari of Ghana from Accra

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 8 days
Priced From: USD 3788.10


This 8-day guided wildlife safari offers you the experience of a lifetime while bringing you up-close with the animals in their natural habitat. You will see elephants that are approachable on foot, troops of monkeys, baboons and hippos from eye level. You'll see and hear amazing sights and sounds during the drive, canoe and hike to national parks and villages, and have a chance to learn about the animals along the way.... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

9-Day Best of African Wildlife Safari at Mole and Pendjari National Parks from Accra

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 9 days
Priced From: USD 2481.70


Enjoy an unforgettable and the best of wildlife viewing of African safari tours at Mole National park in Ghana and Pendjari National Park of Benin. Go in search of elephants, lions, leopards, cheetah and many more. Discover the flora and fauna in their natural habitat. Visit and interact with... Read More

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Nature & Wildlife

Full-Day Bird and Owl Watching Tour from Accra

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 852.15


Spend a day in the wilderness surrounding Accra and Tema getting to know the local avian wildlife. Spend the morning observing local birds in the Shai Hills Resource Reserve. Then take the afternoon to experience a different variety in the Sakumo Ramsar Site (Sakumo Lagoon). Encounter the local bird life at a comfortable pace with all day to take them in.

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Nature & Wildlife

Yellow-Headed Picathartes Bird Watching Guided Day Tour from Accra

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 852.15


Led by an experienced birding guide, your excursion will bring you to remote villages and allow you to see one of the biggest ornithological  attractions in Ghana, the spectacular yellow-headed picathartes, one of Africa`s most unusual birds. Found in the Upper Guinea Forest, you... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Full-Day Private Tour of Accra

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 52.50


This tour takes you through some historic sites of the city to places such as the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum which is dedicated to the lasting memory of the African of the last century and other interesting places.

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Tours in Accra

Accra Architectural Discovery - Small Group Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 14:00)
Priced From: USD 34.00


Visit the interesting neighborhoods of urban Accra. Admire some of Ghanas best pre-colonial buildings. Learn about the history and heritage of Accra. Spot the international influences within the local architecture.

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Tours in Accra

Accra Markets Explorer - Small Group Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 13:00)
Priced From: USD 34.00


Visit the vibrant markets of Accra. See how locally-sourced wood is used at the Timber Market. Learn about the use of indigenous plants and roots in herbal medicine. Find out how herbs are used in the practice of African voodoo.

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Tours in Accra

Artistic Side of Accra - Small Group Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 34.00


Witness the talented craftspeople of Accra in action. See how leather shoes are made by hand. Learn how to make bread in a local bakery. Witness fish mongers hauling in their daily catch. See where scrap metal is recycled into useful goods.

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Tours in Accra

Old and New Accra Experience - Small Group Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 09:00)
Priced From: USD 34.00


Visit the unique urban communities of modern Accra. See how the industrious local people make a living. Learn about the heritage and culture of people living in Old Fadama. Witness how old machinery and appliances are put to use.

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Tours in Accra

Unearth Accra - Small Group Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 34.00


Visit the haunting slave forts of Accra. Discover ruins and artifacts from the slave era. Learn about Ghanas role in the history of the slave trade. Step back in time at the Brazil House Museum of Slavery.

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Tours in Accra

West African Markets and Cuisine - Small Group Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 2 hours (starts at 17:00)
Priced From: USD 48.00


Visit Accras atmospheric markets. Find out how to bargain for goods just like a local. Experience a ride on Ghanas "shared taxi" transport system. Get acquainted with regional ingredients spices produce and flavors. Learn how to prepare tasty traditional dishes from a local master.

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Walking Tours

Accra Slavery Museums and Forts Walking Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 39.00


Discover the history and heartbreak of slavery in Ghana on this poignant 3-hour tour of Accra's former slave forts and slavery museums. With a knowledgeable guide, explore two former forts whose cramped chambers once imprisoned countless slaves. See the dungeons of James Fort; view chilling slave-era artifacts at Ussher Fort Museum; and visit the poignant Brazil House Museum of History while learning about this horrific human... Read More

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Walking Tours

Old Fadama Slum Tour in Accra

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 39.00


Visit the Accra district of Old Fadama (Agbogbloshie) on a 3-hour walking tour, and learn about the communities who live and work in one of the city's most deprived, but also innovative, areas. Offering a sensitive introduction to a Ghanaian urban slum, the tour allows you to learn about the inventive ways that locals have forged a living through reclaiming discarded machinery and putting them to new use! The group size is... Read More

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Walking Tours

Accra Markets Walking Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 46.00


Delve deep into the heart of the Ghanaian capital's vibrant market scene on this 3-hour walking tour. Follow a guide through the bustling markets of Makol and Salaga as well as a timber market near the Accra arena, and gain insight into the diverse products on sale. Learn of the many ways local plants and herbs are used in traditional medicine and voodoo rituals while engaging with local tradespeople to perfect your bartering... Read More

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Walking Tours

Accra Architecture and Neighborhoods Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 41.00


Discover the architecture, history and culture of Ghana's capital city on a 3-hour tour of Accra. Visit the Danish, Dutch and Jamestown neighborhoods that make up this bustling city, and admire pre-colonial buildings while learning about the city's history and heritage. Follow a guide through the streets, and discover many of the stately homes and colonial mansions that form an important part of Accra's colorful past. The... Read More

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Walking Tours

Accra Cultural Walking Tour: Arts, Crafts and Industry

Accra, Ghana
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 44.00


Explore the creative and artistic side of Ghana's busy capital city on this 3-hour walking tour of Accra. Watch local fishermen hauling in their catch, see bakers hard at work producing fresh loaves and learn how Accra's craftspeople salvage scrap metal and turn it into precious jewelry. Allow a... Read More

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Walking Tours

Accra Markets and Ghana Food Tour

Accra, Ghana
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 51.00


From restaurants to market stalls and sizzling street food, Accra has a wide range of places providing West African cuisine. Visit local markets and taste traditional foods on this half-day tour of Accra's markets and cuisine.

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