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From small homely restaurants to fast and fresh market stalls and sizzling street food carts, Accra is home to a wide range of places providing West African cuisine to the masses. On this tantalising guided tour, experience the energy of local markets, taste traditional delicacies, learn how to bargain like a local and pick up some tips on how to prepare traditional dishes.
- Visit Accra’s atmospheric markets
- Find out how to bargain for goods just like a local
- Experience a ride on Ghana’s ‘shared taxi’ transport system
- Get acquainted with regional ingredients, spices, produce and flavours
- Learn how to prepare tasty traditional dishes from a local master
Tour style:Local Food & Market visits, Local Life & Culture
English Speaking Guide, entrance fees, dinner
Tips for photography, cost of shared taxi or taxi and Items of a personal nature, tips & gratuities for your guide
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration: 2 hours
- Pickup location:
Palladium-Arena, Old Accra.
- Pickup Time: 5.00 PM
- Drop off location:
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Accra Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
- Dress standard:
Since there is some part of walking tour, we recommend dresses (light) that would make you feel comfortable in this weather condition.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Language: English
Want to see the markets of Accra, be exposed to regional foods and flavours and learn how to whip up a West African feast? Then join this fun-filled Urban Adventures tour of Accra’s markets and food outlets!
Start by meeting up with a local guide then hit the streets to discover the variety of fresh food on offer to the public. Eating from market stalls and roadside carts is commonplace throughout all of Africa and is an experience not to be missed when travelling in this part of the world. Witness a wide range of foods being prepared, from large cauldrons of bubbling stew to grilled vegetables and fresh fruit juices and shakes. Here, the dishes and styles of cooking have evolved over centuries and have often been handed down from generation to generation. Perusing food stalls and chatting to locals is a great way to learn about traditions and customs of Ghana so don’t be afraid to ask questions and most importantly – try a few local delicacies.
Next, hop in a shared taxi and head to the Pink Hostel to meet up with a local chef, where you’ll learn how to prepare a few dishes yourself. Perhaps learn how to make kenkey (Fisherman’s soup) or other dishes typical of this region. Finish the Urban Adventure with newfound knowledge of West African cuisine, ready to use in your own kitchen when you get home.
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For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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