Accra Markets Explorer

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group Tour
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Accra, Ghana
  • Ends Accra , Ghana
  • Visit several vibrant and popular local Accra markets
  • See how locallysourced wood is used at the Timber Market
  • Learn about the use of indigenous plants and roots in herbal medicine
  • Find out how herbs are used in the practice of African voodoo
The Accra Markets Explorer tour starts and ends in Accra. The Accra Markets Explorer is a walking tour that takes 3 hours.

This ain't your average market experience! Join this Accra tour and be amazed by what's on offer. You'll see medicinal herbs, items used in voodoo rituals, and other West African accoutrements not seen in many other places.
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  • Ms. Holly
  • On Jul 11 2016
“Fantastic tour with a great guide (Brian). Lots of different taste tests with plenty to eat and drink and great history of the area and the small businesses that make it so interesting”
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  • Mrs. Mary
  • On Nov 15 2015
“Ahn was an excellent guide. Liked the variety of places visited. Problems with late pick up. As taxis are so cheap suggest central meeting place rather than standing waiting for 20 minutes worried that had been forgotten.”
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  • Ms. Linda
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“Lulu was fabulous - despite the constant Kyoto rain, we cycled on and had fun. I can only imagine how much fun a tour like this would be like given better weather!”

Experience the multi-sensory fun of Accra's bustling markets on this local walking tour. Markets are a hallmark of African society and an invaluable place to connect with local culture, language, cuisine, and history. The markets of Ghana are no exception, providing excellent examples of vibrant artistry, quality craftsmanship, authentic home cooking, and keen bargaining!


Join an enthusiastic local guide and weave your way through through the Makol and Salaga markets of Accra. Learn the art of bargaining from your guide, who will let you in on a few local secrets that will hopefully help in your shopping efforts. Stop at the timber market in Arena Accra and learn about the many different uses of wood sourced from local forests and plantations.


While there, visit the intriguing herbal market and marvel at the range of roots, leaves and herbs on display. Find out how these plants are used in the voodoo religion as well as cures for a range of different illnesses and afflictions.


Local traditional medicine men and women frequently rely on nature to provide cures and relief for various ailments, so take the time to learn firsthand how these plants can be used to administer first aid in the bush and provide cures for common illnesses. Finish your Accra markets tour armed with useful knowledge on traditional medicine, a camera full of interesting images, and hopefully a few unique souvenirs!

  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees.
  • Lunch
  • tips for photography
  • items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for your guide
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Full payment of 66 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Accra Markets Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Accra Markets Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : In front of Palladium Cinema Hall (opposite to the Asafoatse Nettey Methodist Church Old Accra). Meeting end point : Palladium Hall, Arena Accra
CANCELLATION Cancellation for this Accra Markets Explorer tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.
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