1. Ghana
  2. Ashanti Region
  3. Kumasi

Explore the Kumasi Open-Air Market: Tour by Public Taxi

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Enter one of Africa's greatest retail traditions on this adventure through Kumasi's renowned open-air market, the largest in West Africa. Shop for art and jewelry, and then visit the incredible food market for a taste of some traditional dishes.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Visit West Africa's largest open-air market
  • Discover the importance of the market in African culture
  • Learn about the fine art of African-style bargaining
  • See how scrap metals are recycled into arts and crafts
Full description
There is no better way to experience the culture and community of Africa than at a bustling market. Kumasi lays claim to possessing the largest open-air market in West Africa, making this the place to shop, mingle, taste, bargain, and indulge in its eclectic ambiance.

Start the day by meeting an experienced local guide who will let you in on some bargaining secrets and etiquette. Then tour the market, stopping to check out the wide variety of items being traded, some of which have come in from all over Africa. Stop to visit the artists who transform scrap metal and recyclable materials into works of art, jewelry, and other useful products.

Continue on and marvel at long strings of colorful beads, vibrant fabrics, delicate handmade slippers, and shoes. Before leaving, be sure to check out the food section of the market, filled with piles of yams fresh meat, buckets of fragrant spices, bubbling cauldrons of stew, and wagons full of bananas.
  • Market visits and activities as indicated in the itinerary of local industries
  • Lessons in the art of bargaining and trading
  • Shared public taxi to/from tour
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

Prempeh II Jubilee Museum at Kumasi Cultural Center

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Important information
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Children must be between 6 years to 12 years old inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

The tour functions in small groups of a maximum of 12 people.