Palace Travel, Inc. Hosts Historic Return of the African Diaspora: Ghana, West Africa 10-Day Luxury Tour | Aug. 5 through Aug. 14, 2019

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In August 2019, exactly 400 years after the arrival of the first recorded landing of a slave ship in Virginia, which saw the acceleration of the horrendous Middle Passage, descendants of former enslaved Africans will make a triumphant return to the land of our ancestry - Ghana, West Africa.

This historic pilgrimage to Ghana will be a triumphant homecoming to the land of our ancestors. Participants will include seasoned travelers familiar with Ghana, first-time visitors to the continent, great-grandparents, teenagers, highly-acclaimed academicians, students, and numerous other travelers

Palace Travel, Inc. is excited to host this highly-anticipated 10-day Ghana,West Africa tour from August 5 through 14, 2019. Overnight flights depart from JFK, Dulles, Atlanta, and O'Hare airports to arrive in Accra, Ghana on day two, whereupon returnees will be met on arrival, ushered through VIP immigration and transported to the La Palm Royal hotel. Travelers will be greeted with delightful welcome drinks, then relax, refresh, and recuperate from the overnight flight. Costs per person/double occupancy for the tour starts at an inconsiderable $4,895.00. Reservations will be confirmed with payment of a minimal deposit. Convenient payment plans are available with final payment due June 14, 2019.

At several of the travel stops, Ghana's government representatives and people will greet and address the contingent, including a proclamation by the government recognizing each participant as an African in the Diaspora (DAY 4 of the itinerary), making this more than just an ordinary leisure trip to Africa. It will be a pleasant homecoming.

Palace Travel president, Lloyd Murray, said proudly, "This historic pilgrimage to Ghana will be a triumphant homecoming to the land of our ancestors. Participants will include seasoned travelers familiar with Ghana and the continent; first-time visitors to the continent; great-grandparents as well as teenagers, highly acclaimed academicians, entrepreneurs, religious leaders as well as students. This trip will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Travelers will return with mixed, yet happy emotions."

ITINERARY/ HIGHLIGHTS:*
DAY 3: Visit Ghana’s Parliament House to witness proceedings in parliament; visit Kwame Memorial Park; view W.E.B. DuBois' former home, now a museum and Center for the study of Pan Africanism; drive by Flagstaff House, the official residence and administrative offices of the president; visit National Theater for a cultural performance by the Ghana Dance Ensemble
DAY 4: Visit National Theater for a welcome by the government and people of Ghana; a tour of historic James Town; visit Brazil House; shopping opportunity (crafts, carvings, authentic, exquisite art and custom made clothing)
DAY 6: Visit National Cultural Center, Manhyia Palace Museum; welcome to the Ashanti Kingdom by the Ashanti king; experience and participate in cultural performances by artistic groups in the Ashanti region
DAY 7: Depart to Elmina and Cape Coast; see "Slave River" where ancestors were washed and prepared for slave dungeons to await shipment to the Americas; view music and dance performance by local Bamboo orchestra, Mesomagor
DAY 8: Travel to Cape Coast dungeon; experience the emotional journey and RETURN through the "door of no return"; experience the Fihankra Ceremony and receive your African name and certificate of authentication

*Comprehensive itinerary and package details

This historic pilgrimage to Ghana will be a triumphant homecoming to the land of our ancestors. Travelers will return with mixed, yet happy emotions. Indeed, an experience of a lifetime!

ABOUT GHANA, WEST AFRICA:
In addition to being known as the first sub-Saharan African country to gain independence from Europeans, for its lush forests, diverse animal life, and miles of sandy beaches along a picturesque coast, Ghana is also celebrated for its rich history, its dynamic and visionary first post-independence president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah—its habitation possibly dating from 10,000BC—and as a fascinating repository of cultural heritage.

Forts and castles, many of which still dot the Ghanaian coast today, were constructed by Europeans to protect their trade interests. Although trading was originally centered on gold that was readily available in the area (and from which the future British colony the Gold Coast would take its name), the focus shifted to the lucrative slave trade in the 17th century. The area later became known for growing cacao, the source of cocoa beans. Introduced there in the late 19th century, Ghana’s cocoa exports, used in the world’s most exquisite chocolates, continue as one of the country’s signature exports. Ghana is now a 29-million consumer market with a growing, educated middle class eager for consumer goods, services and technology. English is the primary language in Ghana. (Source: Encyclopedia Britannica)

ABOUT PALACE TRAVEL:
Established in 1991, Palace Travel, Inc. is 'The Ultimate Africa Travel Specialist' that arranges tours to all African Countries. As the only North American Travel Company with wholly-owned affiliates in West Africa, the company is strategically positioned to a variety of destination management needs, including tours, meetings, and incentives. Palace Travel staff has extensive experience in all aspects of Africa Travel and Tourism, in addition to in-depth knowledge of local cultures, languages, and traditions. Tours and other travel arrangements are planned and executed by the company’s experienced career staff, utilizing expertly serviced vehicles, which guarantees personalized, professional travel service.

Palace Travel is the most comprehensive Africa travel provider for group tours, safaris, luxury excursions, and educational tours with meaningful learning experiences. http://www.palacetravel.com

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