The Gateway Experience Ghana

Accra, Ghana

MI
Maximum Impact Travel
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16 reviews
Nov 2 - 9, 2021
Group size: 1 - 40
The Gateway Experience Ghana
Accra, Ghana

Maximum Impact Travel
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16 reviews

Nov 2 - 9, 2021
Group size: 1 - 40

About this trip

The Gateway To Africa Experience - Step out of your comfort zone or embark on another Maximum Impact travel adventure. An eight day trip to Ghana is just what you are looking for! Join Maximum Impact Tours as we experience the rich culture, charming colorful market places, beautiful beach front landscapes in Ghana!!  Become enlightened as you learn the history of the African Diaspora that is rarely taught in most go the world.  Easy payment plans available.


In an effort to make your trip a streamlined process, Maximum Impact Travel offers extensive online trainings in preparation for your trip. Once you secure your deposit, you will be invited to participate in a series of online courses that will have you ready for your journey. You can view these courses at your convenience.  


If you are interested in making the most of your experience, there are two optional add-ons in Dubai and Benin and Togo. Details below. 

Testimonials

CHECK OUT THESE PREVIOUS TRIPS TO GHANA, BENIN & TOGO


The Video Recap -CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Video Testimonials - CLICK HERE TO VIEW  

The Ghana Chronicles with a Dubai Layover Glimpse - CLICK HERE TO VIEW 

Benin & Togo - CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO ONE - CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO TWO


TESTIMONIALS


This trip was flat out awesome! Jay was phenomenal as the host for this trip and the tour guide, Nana was very hands on and personable. The group was fantastic - 30 people! I plan on keeping in touch with them. This is going to be something that I will remember for the rest of my life.

Jerome C.


I had a wonderful time. The history and the warmth of the people was outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed touring the country and visiting both the rural and urban areas. I look forward to returning for another visit.

Marc E.


I had a wonderful time. Ghana is an amazing place to visit. The history there is breath taking. This trip was an eye-opener for me. Do not believe what you here about Ghana, go see for you self.

Dorothy B.


This trip was better than I could have ever expected, being 20 years old and to see something like this I was truly amazed. I encourage everyone to take this trip at least once to get the experience for yourself. My entire mindset has changed thanks to this tour. Looking forward to being on many more in the near future

Eric C.


One word: INSPIRED! Thank you Maximum Impact Travel & Team!

Kia C.


What an amazing and eye opening experience! Ghana has a lot to offer culturally and historically. You will definitely see that it's nothing like we're conditioned to "think" of Africa. Our tour group was awesome and I plan to return with my family in the near future. I highly recommend Maximum Impact. Thank you Jay for this amazing experience!


Temika M.


This experience hands down has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had outside of birthing my children. The knowledge and understanding of what our ancestors went though made any history books they have in school not worth ever looking at. I encourage any and everyone to put this on their bucket list. It’s truly an eye opener.

Guest Ghana November 2019

The Dubai Experience

Why Dubai? Maximum Impact Travel looks for added-value travel opportunities. When a travel route offers a 20+ hours layover in a popular destination, we will consider adding it. These layovers   provide exposure to another destination for minimal costs.  For those looking to make the most of their trip to Ghana, we are offering The Dubai Experience. While traveling to Ghana, you can take advantage of two layovers in Dubai. 


Included


1. Hotel

2. Transportation

3. Trip to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

4. Trip to Dubai Mall, the largest mall in the world

5. Dubai city tour by bus (to include a trip to Palm Island) 

6. Metro ride to Mall of Emirates


Requirements 


1. Flight must be booked through Maximum Impact Travel departing from Dulles International Airport two days prior to Ghana tour date. 


2. We have a minimum of five people total who must book this tour. In the event the minimum amount is not met, your flight will transfer to the standard group departure date from Dulles International Airport. Any payments made towards this extension only will be refunded. 


3. Dubai, UAE does NOT require a VISA for US Passport carriers. 

The Awakening Experience - Benin & Togo

Benin & Togo Extended Stay for those interested. Must book with Ghana tour. Details Below!


Benin & Togo - African History and Culture Tour


If you are looking to dive deeper into the true African history that is rarely taught in most of the world, this tour will walk into the heart of the diaspora experience. Put on your seat belts and prepare to learn about and see the lasting impact of colonization. 


ITINERARY 5 DAYS


DAY ONE 

CITY- Lome. Togo 

HOTEL- Hotel Onomo https://www.onomohotel.com/en/hotel/5/onomo-hotel-lome

SITES- Independence Monument, National Museum, Fetish Market


DAY TWO 

CITY - Quidah, Benin

HOTEL - Casa Del Papa https://casadelpapa.com/en/home/?v=7516fd43adaa

SITES - Grand Popo, Architectural Monuments, Enslaved Market, Tree of Forgetfulness, House of the Enslaved, Cemetery of the Enslaved, Tree of Return, Door of No Return


DAY THREE 

CITY - Quidah, Benin

HOTEL - Casa Del Papa https://casadelpapa.com/en/home/?v=7516fd43adaa

SITES - Temple of Pythons, Museum of History, Sacred Forest, Stilt Village


DAY FOUR

CITY - Quidah, Benin

CITY - Return To Ghana 

Golden Tulip Hotel (or comparable)


DAY FIVE Departure From Ghana


THE TOUR INCLUDES 

Accommodation 

(Double) $1450 no airfare

(Single) $1850 no airfare 

Transportation To All Destinations 

All Site Entrance Fees

All Taxes

List of Suggested Items To Purchase

Links are to Amazon.com


Travel Adapter - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Travel Belt (Passport and Money) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Luggage Tracker - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Portable External USB Charger - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Wet Ones Wipes - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Purell Hand Sanitizer - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Repel Insect Repellant (40% Deet) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Advil - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Pepto Bismol Caplets - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Imodium - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

What’s included

  • Round Trip Airfare.
    **Where Indicated - Economy round trip airfare from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Flight upgrades available upon request (based on airline availability). Additional fees will apply.
  • Ground Tranportation
    Ground transportation to and from scheduled destinations
  • Hotel Accommodations
    Double Occupancy OR Single Occupancy + Complementary Breakfast. Hotel upgrades available upon request. Additional fees will apply.
  • Admission To Activities
    Admission to all activities are covered
  • Passport
    The United States Postal Service offers passport services. PassportHealthUsa.com is another recommended provider
  • Visa
    You will need a valid Visa to enter. Please do not wait until the last minute to obtain your Visa. Some countries allow border-entry VISAS upon arrival. PassportHealthUsa.com is a VISA provider
  • Vaccinations
    The Yellow Fever vaccination is the only REQUIRED vaccination to enter, Malaria pills are highly recommended. Please see your medical doctor any other recommendations. PassportHealthUsa.com
  • Lunch and Dinner
    You will be responsible for your own lunch, dinner and snacks. You will be afforded the opportunity to purchase lunch and dinner daily.
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel insurance is highly recommended. Trip deposits and payments are non-refundable. Therefore, it is prudent to protect your investment. Insurance options https://www.travelguard.com/
  • Medical Travel Insurance
    Medical travel insurance is highly recommended & different from travel insurance. Your domestic medical policy may not cover an international medical emergency. https://www.travelguard.com/
  • Gratuities
    Gratuities are not included but strongly encouraged

Available Packages

Double Occupancy (No Airfare Included)

TRIPLE occupancy can use this rate. Enter three people when booking. If you would like to handle your own airfare, this option has been created for you. Many choose this option because it offers them the flexibility of managing their travel times. Using points and/or rewards could save on airfare expenses as well. There could be additional savings by selecting different routes to Ghana. 


We recommend using the Maximum Impact Travel engine to secure your flight.  CLICK HERE to visit our travel engine. 


Best Travel Price Guarantee

Book and confirm any type of travel through the Maximum Impact Travel engine powered by InteleTravel, and if you find a directly comparable lower price within certain notice periods, we will match or beat it. If we fail to match or beat the price, InteleTravel.com will issue you an InteleBucks credit of 110% of the difference for use toward future InteleTravel travel purchases.


If you select this option, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN AIRFARE. We assume no liabilities for flight delays  or cancellations that prevent you from starting the tour on time. 


List of Suggested Items


Travel Adapter - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Travel Belt (Passport and Money) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Portable External USB Charger - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Wet Ones Wipes - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Purell Hand Sanitizer - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Repel Insect Repellant (40% Deet) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Advil - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Pepto Bismol Caplets - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
Imodium - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

$2499
Deposit: $199
Double Occupancy (With Airfare Included)

TRIPLE occupancy can use this rate. Enter three people when booking. Standard WITH AIRFARE from Dulles International Airport. Any layover options must be selected separately.  If you are a single traveler and willing to be paired with a roommate, you can select this option. We will connect you with your prospective roommate well in advance so that both parties can agree. Roommates will be same gender. 


List of Suggested Items


Travel Adapter - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Travel Belt (Passport and Money) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Portable External USB Charger - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Wet Ones Wipes - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Purell Hand Sanitizer - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Repel Insect Repellant (40% Deet) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Advil - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE  

Pepto Bismol Caplets - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE  

Imodium - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

$3299
Deposit: $199
Single - Ghana (w airfare)

Standard WITH AIRFARE departing from Dulles International Airport. Any layover options must be selected separately. 


List of Suggested Items


Travel Adapter - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Travel Belt (Passport and Money) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Portable External USB Charger - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Wet Ones Wipes - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Purell Hand Sanitizer - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Repel Insect Repellant (40% Deet) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Advil - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE  

Pepto Bismol Caplets - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE  

Imodium - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

$3699
Deposit: $199
Single - Ghana (no airfare)

If you would like to handle your own airfare, this option has been created for you. Many choose this option because it offers them the flexibility of managing their travel times. Using points and/or rewards could save on airfare expenses as well. There could be additional savings by selecting different routes to Ghana. 


We recommend using the Maximum Impact Travel engine to secure your flight.  CLICK HERE to visit our travel engine. 


Best Travel Price Guarantee

Book and confirm any type of travel through the Maximum Impact Travel engine powered by InteleTravel, and if you find a directly comparable lower price within certain notice periods, we will match or beat it. If we fail to match or beat the price, InteleTravel.com will issue you an InteleBucks credit of 110% of the difference for use toward future InteleTravel travel purchases.


If you select this option, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN AIRFARE. We assume no liabilities for flight delays  or cancellations that prevent you from starting the tour on time. 


List of Suggested Items


Travel Adapter - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Travel Belt (Passport and Money) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Portable External USB Charger - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Wet Ones Wipes - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Purell Hand Sanitizer - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Repel Insect Repellant (40% Deet) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Advil - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE  

Pepto Bismol Caplets - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE  

Imodium - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

$2699
Deposit: $199
Quad - Ghana (w airfare)
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Departing USA from Dulles International Airport. Final departure from Ghana will be from Accra, Ghana. If you have a group of four willing to share two rooms, we have the quad occupancy available for you. Airfare from Dulles only and all accommodations, transportation are included in this pricing. Any layover options must be selected separately. 


List of Suggested Items


Travel Adapter - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Travel Belt (Passport and Money) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Portable External USB Charger - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Wet Ones Wipes - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Purell Hand Sanitizer - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Repel Insect Repellant (40% Deet) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Advil - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE  

Pepto Bismol Caplets - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE  

Imodium - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

$2999
Deposit: $199
Quad - Ghana (no airfare)

If you have a group of four willing to share two rooms, we have the quad occupancy available for you. NO AIRFARE. All accommodations, transportation are included in this pricing. 


List of Suggested Items


Travel Adapter - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Travel Belt (Passport and Money) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Portable External USB Charger - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Wet Ones Wipes - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Purell Hand Sanitizer - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Repel Insect Repellant (40% Deet) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

Advil - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE  

Pepto Bismol Caplets - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE  

Imodium - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE 

$1999
Deposit: $199

Available options

Extra Hotel Night
$195
Dubai (add two days the start of trip)
$475


Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival At Golden Tulip Accra (or comparable hotel)

Arrival at host hotel -- Golden Tulip Accra (or comparable hotel). You will receive shuttle service to the hotel from (ACC) Kotoka International Airport -- relax for a while -- visit Accra Mall, get a bite to eat and drink -- Meet and greet your tour team. 


Golden Tulip Accra Hotel or comparable hotel 

https://accra.goldentulip.com/en-us/

Your Organizer


MI
Maximum Impact Travel
16 reviews
Maximum Impact Tours has been created to encourage international and domestic travel experiences. Maximum Impact Tours was founded by entrepreneur, playwright, author and philanthropist, Jay Cameron. Realizing that most of his life had been consumed working domestically, a trip to Ghana changed his perspective. His experience transformed the way he saw traveling. As a result, he set out to encourage others to see the world through their own eyes and not only through the eyes of television and social media. You are invited to join Jay and his team on their adventures around the globe.

Reviews

Great tour with Maximum Impact Tour. Definitely best described as an "experience". Something to fit every interest and flexible enough for those wanting to forge ahead full adventure style or those who just want options to hang back a bit and move through the itinerary at a slower pace. Absolutely fantastic knowledge and history included in creative and exciting ways throughout. Lots of great friends acquired along the way, both among tour mates and locals we met and interacted with on the ground. You will be moving through at a good clip, unless you opt not to. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants a soft and comfortable landing in Africa by way of Ghana as well as for an informative and stimulating introductory exploration of Accra, Kumasi, Al mina, Cape Coast and Osu areas. This was a true gateway experience I would say, but also would be great for those experienced with travel in Africa.
By Pamela T for The Gateway Experience Ghana - August 2021 on 26 Aug, 2021
The trip was great, our expectations were met beyond acceptable from the tour group . We would definitely travel again with Maximum Impact Tours. Thanks so much to all the team members for answering all of our questions in a very timely manner. Will definitely recommend traveling with this team in the future.
By Patricia C for The Gateway Experience Ghana - August 2021 on 19 Aug, 2021
Ghana 2021 was absolutely marvelous!!! Our host Jay was knowledgeable, humorous, patient, kind and an all around great person!! The tours were informative and very necessary. The shopping was great!! The people of Ghana were very welcoming. Food was tasty. My travel companions are now friends!! I highly recommend traveling with MAXIMUM IMPACT!!! I had so much fun that I'm already planning my next trip with MI!!
By Robin C for The Gateway Experience Ghana - August 2021 (Group) on 19 Aug, 2021
This was the most amazing experience! I wouldn’t have wanted to go with any other tour group than Maximum Impact! Jay was an amazing host and everyday was planned out well. He even accommodated our group “the shoppers” 😂 We will definitely be back again!
By Lydia B for The Gateway Experience Ghana - August 2021 (Group) on 18 Aug, 2021
What a wonderful trip. Had a great time. Wonderful, friendly, and warm hearted people. Learned a lot. Food was really good and tasty. Spicy hot too, if that's what you like. Look forward to returning. What a rich adventure!
By Constance J for The Gateway Experience Ghana - July 2021 on 10 Aug, 2021
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