Chicago Austin Youth Travel Adventures, NFP is starting our journeys to West Africa to the following cities of Ghana. Accra, Elmina, Kumasi and Akosombo, to name a few. All of our journey's are open to everyone. Payment Plans are available. Proceeds from these journeys are donated to travel and learn scholarships for youth in our program.
Chicago Austin Youth Travel Adventures helps kids from under severed community explore the world right here at home through our cultural travel and learn program to museums and events. Our discoveries of world cultures and black history right here at home then connecting to the motherland, will help youth and families learn together. Our journey is a combination of volunteerism, adventure and history.
You can also customize our journeys for your organization or school. Please contact Crystal Dyer at 773.417.8808 for details. We offer budget, moderate and luxury tour options.
The tours include a visit to the castles where our ancestors were held as prisoners of war and shipped throughout the Americas and world as chattel for centuries of brutal slavery. Ghana was a major hub for the human trafficking of Africans who were enslaved.
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST INCLUDED IN TOUR PACKET:
Tour in ACCRA: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Osu Light House, WEB Dubois and beach
Tour in EASTERN REGION: Aburi Botanical Gardens, Boti Waterfalls, Umbrella Rock, and 3-Headed Palm Tree
Tour in KUMASI: National Cultural Centre, Manhyia Museum, Kejetia Market (seamstresses will hand sew garments for you if you like)
Tour in CAPE COAST: Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle, Kakum National Park and the Beach
Tour Tamale: Safari and Larabanga Mosque in the northern region
Trip to rural areas to participate in volunteer activities
NAMING CEREMONY: You will receive an African name
*Fees include coach airfare from Chicago, all taxes, transportation to points of interest, tour site fees, hotel accommodations 4 star/ taxes, airport arrival/departure transport. There are some venues that may require limited walking. However, Ghanaians walk a lot!!
Upgrades to first-class airfare and 4-star hotel properties are available.
*Average weather in Ghana is around 70 - 82 degrees
Day 1 - The African Adventure to Ghana begins with departure from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Accra Ghana
Our journey is prepared by Gone Again Travel & Tours, 5940 W Chicago Ave, Chicago IL 60651. The only black owned storefront travel agency on the Westside of Chicago. Contact Crystal Dyer for all your group travel needs www.goneagaintravel.com 773.417.8808.
Proceeds provides scholarships for youth in our travel and learn program for Chicago Austin Youth Travel Adventure, NFP 501c3 and can be tax deductible.
RATES ARE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $600 ADDITIONAL
To minimize any loss and to protect yourself during the trip, we highly recommend taking out a comprehensive insurance policy that covers cancellation. TRAVEL INSURANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
Upon arrival at the Kotoka International airport, a representative will
meet group. Depending on the time of arrival, we can visit the fishing village of
James Town for a walking tour with a brief stopover at the James town Café and
the Brazil house the ancestral home of a group of Afro-Brazilian returnees, now an
art space and gallery. Join in the celebrations of the Chale Wote Art festival
in Jamestown, the ‘original Accra’ with its old streets.