1. Ghana
  2. Greater Accra Region
  3. Accra

Accra Markets Explorer Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 15357
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Join this fun and interactive Urban Adventure through the bustling markets of Accra to see craftsman, artists and herbalists in action. Learn the fine art of bargaining African-style and pick up some local knowledge about herbal medicine.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the vibrant open-air markets of Accra
  • See how locally-sourced wood is used at the Timber Market
  • Learn about the uses of indigenous plants and roots in herbal medicine
  • Find out how herbs are used in the practice of African voodoo
Full description
Experience the multi-sensory stimulus of Accra's bustling markets on this 4-hour walking tour with Urban Adventures. Markets are a hallmark of African society and an invaluable place to connect with local culture, language, cuisine, and history. The markets of Ghana are no exception, providing excellent examples of vibrant artistry, quality craftsmanship, authentic home cooking and keen bargaining!

Join an enthusiastic local guide and take a walk through the Makol and Salaga markets of Accra. Learn the art of bargaining from your guide, who will let you in on a few local secrets that will help in your shopping efforts. Stop at the timber market in Arena Accra and learn about the many different uses of wood sourced from local forests and plantations. While here, visit the intriguing herb market and marvel at the range of roots, leaves and herbs on display. Find out how these plants are used in the voodoo religion and as cures for a range of different illnesses and afflictions.

Local traditional medicine men and women frequently rely on nature to provide cures and relief for various ailments, so take the time to learn firsthand how these plants can be used to administer first aid in the bush and provide cures for common illnesses. Finish this half-day tour of Accra's markets armed with useful knowledge about traditional medicine, a camera full of interesting images and hopefully a few unique souvenirs!
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch,
  • Tips & gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Meet the guide in front of Palladium Cinema Hall (opposite the Asafoatse Nettey Methodist Church Old Accra). The tour concludes at Palladium Hall, Arena Old Accra.

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Please contact us to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.