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Kumasi Africa Market Tour
- 4 hours
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- *Approx package price
The biggest open-air market in West Africa delivers all the goods you'd expect (and some you wouldn't). Join this Kumasi tour to navigate this behemoth of bargains with a local 'in the know' guide. Take your pick from bubbling pots of stew, live animals, voodoo potions, jewellery made from scrap metal, and so-bright-you-need-to-wear-shades textiles!
* Visit the biggest open-air market in West Africa
* Discover the importance of market life within the African culture
* Learn about the fine art of bargaining African-style
* See how scrap metals are recycled into arts and crafts
* Witness how traditional fabrics are made into clothing
What's included in this trip
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Kumasi Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Children must be 6 years of age to 12 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
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.
Take the chance to step inside one of Africa's greatest retail traditions on this Urban Adventure through Kumasi's monumental market. There's no better way to experience the culture and community of Africa than at a busy market and with Kumasi laying claim to possessing the biggest open air market in West Africa - this is the place to shop, mingle, taste, bargain and indulge. Start the day by meeting an experienced local guide who will let you in some bargaining secrets and etiquette. Tour the market, stopping to take in the wide variety of items being traded - some of which have come in from all over Africa. Stop to visit the enterprising people who take scrap metal and recyclable materials and transform them into works of art, jewellery and other useful products. Saving waste from landfill by reusing commonly discarded materials is a burgeoning industry throughout Africa and this is the ideal place to see the talented people who make a living from this special craft. Continue on and marvel at long strings of colourful beds, vibrant fabrics, delicate handmade slippers and shoes. Before leaving, be sure to check out the food section of the market. From mounds of fresh produce to live animals, this is nothing like shopping at a supermarket or mall! Piles of yams, fresh meat, buckets of fragrant spices, bubbling cauldrons of stew and wagons of bananas mixed in with crowds of people make the food section a full scale assault on the senses! Before finishing the tour, try some local delicacies and take snapshots of the impressive array of fresh produce then return to a central point in Kumasi where this intriguing market tour ends.