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 shoe maker 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 created 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!
Finally, your Accra tour will wrap up with a visit to see bronze and tin craftsmen hard at work and marvel at the talent and artistry that they possess. Finish your tour back in Old Accra, where this industrious Urban Adventure ends.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide and entry fees.
Exclusions: Lunch, tips for photography, items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for your guide
Dress standard: Since this is predominately a walking tour, we recommend dressing in light clothes that will make you feel comfortable in warmer weather conditions.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: 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.
Child Policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.