SOLD OUT - We're Going Home. Ghana Year Of Return & Afrochella Trip

Accra, Ghana

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Buoyant
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Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020
Group size: 1 - 19
SOLD OUT - We're Going Home. Ghana Year Of Return & Afrochella Trip
Accra, Ghana

Buoyant
  • Facebook verified
4 reviews

$1500
Deposit: $150
Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020
Group size: 1 - 19

About this trip

Connect with your ancestral roots. Turn up at African music festival, Afrochella. Commune with like-minded black travelers and indulge in Ghanian cuisine on this You Me Travel Co Year Of Return Trip. 


This year we’ll be traveling to Ghana for The Year Of Return festivities. It’s been 400 years since our ancestors were stolen from the shores of West Africa and brought to The Americas against our will. Now, we’re traveling back to our ancestral home to discover our ancestral roots and turn up in the motherland (because we can be sophisticated and ratchet at the same damn time).


Join us from December 27, 2019 - January 3, 2020 for the ultimate NYE celebration. This trip is designed for Black Millennials (ages 23-34) and our experiences will be designed accordingly. 



Disclaimers:

 *Accommodations are included. Booking is based on shared apartment & room occupancy. 


*Flights are not included. However, we can help you find the best flight options. 


* Due to the nature of YMT Co trips, acts of nature or other unforeseen interruptions, please note the itinerary schedule may change. 


* Travel Insurance is NOT included but is highly recommended. By booking this trip, you agree that You Me Travel Co is not responsible for any injuries, lost or stolen property, cancelled or missed flights or death. 

Accomodation

MAY RELEASE (For travelers who booked their spot in May 2019)

We will stay in private apartments in a cosy, colonial-style villa in the Osu neighborhood of Accra. Our accommodations are at Olma Colonial Suites (or similar) where breakfast is included, rooms are equipped with kitchenettes and there's a private plunge pool, too. 


Please note that all accommodations are shared on this trip. You will share a large or extra large double bed with another guest. If you are booking with a friend or as a couple, please email us at hello@youmetravel.co and let us know your roommate request. Unfortunately, single occupancy is not available on this trip. 


If you would like to request a single bed  there will be an additional charge of $25.00. 


Please note that accommodations are subject to change but will maintain a similar standard.


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JULY RELEASE (For travelers who booked their spot in July 2019)


These details are only  for travelers who are booking in the July 2019 release. 


Please note the following changes:

1. Price Increase - The second release of spots on this trip are priced at $1650 with a deposit of $362 due at booking. This is due to the need for additional staff and higher priced accommodations. Travelers booking in July will be staying at Accra Luxury Apartments @ Lul Water. 


2. Afrochella Ticket - Travelers booking in July will NOT receive at VIP ticket to Afrochella. The included Afrochella Ticket will be a General Admission ticket. 

All other itinerary inclusions remain the same. 

* Please note the our itinerary is subject to change.*

Food

Breakfast is included in the trip price and will be provided everyday by the chef's at our accommodations. Additionally, on two of our day excursions lunch will be provided. On the night of arrival and on New Year's Eve dinner will be included. 


There are 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.

You Me Travel Co Guides

There will be free time on this group trip where you can explore bustling Accra. We will provide  a neighborhood guide for all of the best restaurants, shops and nightlife in the city. Additionally, we will provide a guide on how to find the cheapest flights and information for required visas and vaccinations. 

What's required to attend?

- You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity remaining from your departure date. 


- Yellow fever vaccination 


- An approved visa from Ghana 


Once you book, you will be sent a document which includes links and resources for more information about visa and vaccination requirements for Ghana. 

What’s included

  • RT airport transfers
    We will pick you up upon arrival and drop you off to the airport at departure.
  • Transportation
    We will provide transportation to all itinerary activities.
  • 7 Nights Villa Stay
    You will stay in a private apartment in a colonial-style villa with a pool.
  • Some Meals
    Some meals will be included as indicated on the itinerary. Breakfast is included everyday.
  • Professional Photographs
    We will work with a local photography partner to provide professional photos and videos from the trip.
  • Neighborhood Guide
    We will send you a complete neighborhood guide guide to the best restaurants, markets and nightlife spots in Accra.
  • Cheap Flights Guide
    We will send you a complete A You Me Travel Co guide to finding cheap flights. We will also include visa & immunizations information.
  • Flights
    Flights are not included (but we can help you track them to find the best deals).
  • Other meals
    Other meals not listed on the itinerary are not included.
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel insurance is highly recommended however it is not included. If you want travel insurance, you must acquire it on your own.
  • Optional activities
    Costs associated with some opt-in activities like jet sking or cabana rentals.
  • Personal Transportation
    Transportation to non-itinerary events or activities.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    You must purchase all alcohol and drinks which are not included in the meals listed on the itinerary.
  • Incidental Room Charges
    If the room is damaged in any way the traveler is responsible for paying the associated fees directly to the accommodation provider.
  • Individual Tips
    You are free to tip our guides and other service providers.

Available Packages

May Bookings (1 st round) (SOLD OUT)
Available until May 30, 20195 left

This trip package and pricing in only available for travelers who secured a spot in May 2019. 



$1500
Deposit: $150
July Bookings (2nd Round)
Available until Aug 10, 2019only 3 left

This package is only available for travelers who are booking in the July 2019 release. 


Please note the following changes:


1. Price Increase - The second release of spots on this trip are priced at $1650 with a deposit of $362 due at booking ($150 of this deposit is nonrefundable). This is due to the need for additional staff and higher priced accommodations. Travelers booking in July will be staying at Accra Luxury Apartments @ Lul Water. 


2. Afrochella Ticket - Travelers booking in July will NOT receive at VIP ticket to Afrochella. The included Afrochella Ticket will be a General Admission ticket. 


All other itinerary inclusions remain the same. 



* Please note the our itinerary is subject to change.*



$1650
Deposit: $362
$1500
Deposit: $150

May Bookings (1 st round) (SOLD OUT)
Past Trip

Itinerary

Day 1
The Return: Arrival & Welcome Dinner

We will pick you up from Kotoka International Airport and whisk you away to our cosy villa-stye accommodations in the Osu neighborhood of Accra. Arrival drinks will await you and as you settle into your suite, our team will be setting up for tonight's poolside welcome dinner. 


At dinner you will get your first taste of Ghana with authentic Ghanian dishes. This is the perfect time to connect with the lovely travelers who you'll be exploring Ghana with for the next week.  


Cheers!


Your Organizer


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Buoyant
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Thank you Buoyant Travel for hosting this trip, I had a fantastic time! I don’t really have any suggestions outside of having snacks for long tour days. I think you did an amazing job, even when things went left I still felt like I was on vacation. You handled every incident that happened outside of your control with such professionalism. I appreciated the planned activities, accommodations (the scenery of the hotel was beautiful), transportation, and meals. I loved how there was both fun activities as well as educational activities. It was pretty awesome knowing arrangements were made for the day and all I had to do was get on the bus.
Hi Shardae, Thanks so much for your review! We really enjoyed having you on this trip. Your positive energy was contagious. Thank you for the memories and we hope to see you somewhere in the world again soon! ✈️ Cheers, Team Buoyant
By Buoyant on Feb 13, 2020
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I brought in the Year of Return with Buoyant and, I have to say, it was an amazing experience! Thanks so much for the many adventures and dope photo ops- I will be booking with Buoyant in the future!
Hi Kashiya, Thank you so much for your review! Your warm presence on this trip was so appreciated. Cheers to the memories and see you again, this year! Cheers, Team Buoyant
By Buoyant on Feb 13, 2020
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This was my first time in Ghana and it was amazing!!! For my review of the trip I’ll start with the Pros and the best parts of the trip for me: 1. The place that Bri booked for us to stay was beautiful and very insta worthy. 2. The welcome dinner was amazing delicious food (all the food in Ghana is delicious did not have one bad meal) and was great getting to know everyone!!! 3. My favorite experience was the New Year’s Eve dinner we asked the ancestors to welcome us into the new year and danced the night away. 4. On New Year’s Day we Jet skied and drank mojitos all day on the beach followed by a sunset boat right. (Also our tour guide was fine af) My one and only Con: As to be expected in Africa people were late. (Ghana man time) Bri did do an awesome job of making sure that our trips still went as smoothly as possible with the time delays! In conclusion I had an amazing time on this trip will 100% be returning to Ghana and 100% be booking with buoyant travel again!
Hi Jasmine, Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad to know that you enjoyed the hotel, welcome dinner and the itinerary activities. We also really appreciate your feedback concerning some of the time delays we encountered while in Ghana. While we're glad that the good times made up for it, we are working tirelessly to minimize those on-the-ground issues for next time. Your patience and down-for-anything spirit made this trip so special. We hope to travel with you again soon! Cheers, Team Buoyant
By Buoyant on Feb 13, 2020
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I have to be honest and this is my opinion. This was my least favorite vacation/tour group. A logistical nightmare and what makes it a tough pill for me to swallow is that after the third day of apologies, I just had to not expect much. I understand it was the inaugural trip and I seriously pray that things change for future groups. The accommodations change and the quality of transportation were a mess. It was just not for me.
Hi Nathaly, Thank you for your review. Your feedback on the trip is much appreciated and helpful for our future trips. We are taking all the feedback that we've been given from our clients into deep consideration for our 2020 experiences. As you know things work drastically differently in West Africa than they do in the western world. We will continue to apologize for the on-the-ground issues we experienced however they were unforeseeable and our team worked tirelessly to find solutions to every issue. Additionally, all of our clients were transported to/from the airport and each scheduled activity safely. With the decision to hire a private driver at the trips start, it seems that you might've missed out on these trip perks. We wish that you would've had the chance to join us on all of the scheduled itinerary experiences as we rolled with the punches and ended up having a great time. Happy 2020 Travels! Cheers, Briona @ Team Buoyant
By Buoyant on Feb 13, 2020
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I brought in the Year of Return with Buoyant and, I have to say, it was an amazing experience! Thanks so much for the many adventures and dope photo ops- I will be booking with Buoyant in the future!
By Kashiya Nwanguma on Jan 20, 2020