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Artistic Side of Accra

Highlights / General details

From fish mongers hauling in their daily catch, to bakers whipping up crusty loaves and master metal workers reinventing scrap metal, Accra is full of inventive people making a living in creative ways. Join this Accra tour to meet the local workers and traders who will impress you with their skills.

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.

Inclusion

Local English speaking guide; Entrance fees.

Exclusion

Lunch; Tips for photography; Items of a personal nature; Tips & gratuities for your guide.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily, except Sunday; Start time at 10:00am.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.

Location

Meeting point: In front of Palladium Cinema Hall (opposite the Asafoatse Nettey Methodist Church Old Accra).

Finish point: Palladium Arena-Accra.

Itinerary

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 harbor 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.

Participant restrictions

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Additional Information

Since this is predominately a walking tour, we recommend dressing in light clothes that will make you feel comfortable in warmer weather conditions.

Policies

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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