How to Travel with Easy Track Ghana

Plan Your Trip

  • Tour ideas: Examine some Sample Tours.
  • Tailor-made tours: Use our Tour Planner to request a customized trip in Ghana.
  • Short of time: Day Trips and Overnight Trips from Accra.
  • Join a Group: All Group Tours are scheduled to include special fesivals.
  • Call us: Our Ghana office +233 27 665 7036 or locally at 027 66 7036.

Confirm Booking

  • Approve your proposal after we create a plan for the dates and destinations you wish.
  • Review the Terms and Conditions.
  • Confirm your booking
  • Booking is confirmed and reserved only after receipt of deposit.

Before Arriving in Ghana

  • Obtain your visa for travel to Ghana.
  • Receive a required yellow fever vaccination and bring proof of such vaccination.
  • Purchase travel insurance of the desired coverage.
  • Consider participating in our "One Extra Bag" program and bring some supplies.
  • Review our Rules for Visitors for important tips on how to best interact with Ghanaians.
  • A more detailed description of our culture is available at our Cultural Overview page.

Arrival at Kotoka International Airport

  • Your vaccination card will be examined upon arrival in Ghana. If you do not have a current yellow fever vaccination, you will be detained.
  • Queue at Immigration to have your passport with an entry visa for Ghana examined.
  • Queue at the baggage claim carousel. Wheel carts are free, but baggage handlers that assist you will expect a tip.
  • Exit the baggage claim area, proceed down the ramp.
  • Queue at the Customs checkpoint to have your luggage examined.
  • Have your baggage claim tags confirmed.
  • Exit the airport Arrivals hall. Total time elapsed after your flight lands can be up to 90 minutes.
  • For Accra airport pick-ups, your guide will be waiting for you outside the airport, just as you exit the Arrivals hall. He or she will be easy to see in their bright Kente shirt, holding an Easy Track Ghana sign.
  • There is an ATM and a foreign exchange booth next to baggage claim and just outside the arrivals hall. It can be a good idea to obtain enough Ghana cedis to get through a couple days while you are waiting for your luggage - especially if you are immediately departing Accra or arrive on the weekend.

Your Travels in Ghana

During your time traveling together your guide is available to you 24 hours a day. However, due to the increase in road accidents after dark, we generally do not drive outside of urban areas after sunset, which occurs at 6:00 PM every night here on the equator.

Because your adventure never stops, your guide is always on call. Let your guide know of anything you need. Do not hesitate to be direct, but always be polite. Because our guides are so attentive, you may need to inform your guide when you wish time alone.


Money in Ghana

  • Ghana is a cash economy. Unless you are at an upscale hotel or restaurant, credit and debit cards are useless except at ATMs. Easy Track Ghana can process credit or debit cards via our web site.
  • You will find ATMs easily in cities in Ghana. You should feel free to carry cash. Ghana is a safe place. Just do not flaunt it about.
  • Notify the issuers of any debit or credit card that you plan to use in Ghana. If they are not aware that you are in Ghana, their fraud detection software will decline any requests for money from within Ghana. Call the phone number on the back of the card and let them know you will be traveling to Ghana. They could also inform you of any charges that would be associated with taking cash in cedis.
  • Read more about Paying for Things.


Tipping

In regards to guide tipping, as in all other areas of the hospitality industry, tips are a major part of service employees’ income. Tips are performance-based and should be provided in exchange for excellent service. Somewhere in the range of $10-$20 per day will make them happy, or for groups, a minimum of $3 per person per day. These tips should be collected by someone on behalf of your group at the end and given to the guide, who will share them with any other tour staff.

Your trip cost already includes tips for site guides at places you visit. If meals are included in your tour, then tips to your servers are also included. Of course, if anyone is exceptional or goes beyond expectations to make an favorable impression, it is acceptable for you to provide an additional tip or gift or some sort.


Departing Ghana

  • Exchange or donate your Ghana currency. Ghana cedis cannot be exchanged anywhere outside of Ghana except in neighboring countries.
  • Donate or leave behind any clothing or personal supplies that you can easily replace. Every bit helps here!
  • Pack well for the trip home. Your bags will be weighed and inspected at the airport check-in. Be informed of what you may legally bring into your home country.
  • Easy Track Ghana can weigh your bags or assist with any necessary shipping in advance of your departure.

We make a private tour easy! Use our Tour Planner to start planning your tour today.

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