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 how scrap metal is recycled into useful goods See the elaborate coffins carved to take people into the afterlife in style
Get up close to the artistic side of Accra on this cultural Accra tour that delves into the local industries that thrive within the community. Join a knowledgeable local guide in Old Accra and get acquainted with the manufacturing industry that is so very important to the local community. Start in the historical area of Ga-Mashie and visit a local shoemaker that turns local leather (produced in the north) into footwear that lasts. Next up on this Accra walking tour, spend some time in a traditional bakery, learning firsthand from a baker how crusty bread is baked using a clay oven. Then, head to the harbour at Ngleshie (Jamestown) to see fishmongers in action. While here, watch the local fishermen cast and haul in nets, listen to their traditional songs, see them drag their boats in for the day and bargain for the catch — it’s a simple, yet profound way to experience the true essence of Ghana’s coastal community. From there, you'll find out how Accra’s scrap metal is recycled and given a new life at a local factory. As Accra transitions into a modern, industrial city, much waste metal has been made available for use. Here, local factories turn scrap metal into everything from cooking pots to ornaments and art pieces. See this invaluable trade in action, and marvel at how one person’s trash can really be turned into another person’s treasure! Next, your Accra tour will take you to see bronze and tin craftsmen hard at work, where you can marvel at their talent and artistry. Finally, finish it up with a short trek down the coast. We’ll catch a car to the east to see the workshop and showroom of a world-famous coffin carver who makes magically shaped caskets for the much-celebrated funeral industry in Ghana. From there, your tour will end back in Old Accra.
Local English speaking guide and entry fees.
Lunch, tips for photography, items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for your guide
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Since this is predominately a walking tour, we recommend dressing in light clothes that will make you feel comfortable in warmer weather conditions.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
In front of Palladium Cinema Hall (opposite to the Asafoatse Nettey Methodist Church Old Accra).
Palladium Hall, Arena Accra
Local Life & Culture
01/01/2017 to 31/12/2018
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