We’re going home, baby

Ghana is welcoming us back to the motherland for the Year of Return. You Me Travel Co will be traveling to beautiful Accra, Ghana for the festivities. Join us?

Connect with your ancestral roots. Celebrate at African music festival, Afrochella. Commune with like-minded black millennial travelers on this You Me Travel Co Year Of Return Trip. 


This year we’ll be traveling to Ghana for The Year Of Return festivities. It’s been 400 years since our ancestors were stolen from the shores of West Africa and brought to The Americas against our will. Now, we’re traveling back to our ancestral home to discover our ancestral roots and turn up in the motherland.

(because we can be sophisticated and ratchet at the same damn time)


Join us from December 27, 2019 - January 3, 2020 for the ultimate NYE celebration. 

Check out the itinerary below & book your spot for only $150.






Day 1 - The Return: Arrival & Welcome Dinner - December 27, 2019

We will pick you up from Kotoka International Airport and whisk you away to our cosy villa-stye accommodations in the Osu neighborhood of Accra. Arrival drinks will await you and as you settle into your suite, our team will be setting up for our poolside welcome dinner.

At dinner you will get your first taste of Ghana with authentic Ghanian dishes. This is the perfect time to connect with the lovely travelers who you'll be exploring Ghana with for the next week.

Cheers!

Dinner Included

Day 2- Good vibes at Afrochella - December 28th, 2019

Ever wanted to turn up wit' ya people on the continent? Yeah us too. Today we will celebrate our homecoming at Ghana's newest African music festival, Afrochella. It's like Coachella only black and better.

The festival features music, food (jollof anyone?) and even art. Afrochella is a celebration of African culture and the perfect place to celebrate your return to the gold coast.

We've got good news - VIP Afrochella tickets are included in your trip price because we know you're here to have a really good time.

Breakfast Included

Day 3 - Accra City Tour - December 29, 2019

Today we will explore the best of Accra. Our city tour will take us to famous landmarks like the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial, Ghana's Independence Square and the W.E.B DuBouis Center. We will learn the history of this beautiful country and its history with famous pan africanist like Maya Angelou.

Our guide is a local who knows Accra through and through. He'll introduce us to locals who will teach us about the Golden Age of Ghana. Don't worry about food - Lunch and local snacks will be provided on this tour.

Breakfast Included & Lunch Included

Day 4 - Cape Coast, Elmina Castle & Naming Ceremony - December 30, 2019

Have you been enjoying your new home so far? We hope so!

Today is our official return home to Ghana and we'll celebrate with a transformative visit to Cape Coast and Elmina Castle. We will walk through the 'Door Of No Return' and along the same path as our ancestors did during their last moments on the coast of West Africa.

This part of the trip will be powerful and possibly emotional but we'll have an expert guide showing us around the grounds. There will many moments for reflection including during our oceanside lunch.

Before we head back to Accra, we will commemorate our return with an official naming ceremony.

Breakfast Included & Lunch Included

Day 5 - New Year's Eve Dinner & Night Out - December 31, 2019

You probably know by now that Ghana in December is lit but tonight will prove it for sure. During the day, you'll have free time to relax, take a dip in the villa pool or explore the city.

We will meet up for dinner where we'll experience a traditional Fulani-style dinner. The Fulani are one of the largest ethnic groups in West Africa known for their beautiful jewelery, breathtaking women and nomadic dining tradition.

Our expert chef is of Fulani descent and will lead us as we experience a three course meal, music and good vibes. Be prepared to fully immerse yourself in the culture as we will be dining in a garden on a mat as we enjoy traditional recipes with a modern twist.

After dinner, we'll head out for a night on the town in celebration of the prosperous new year ahead.

Breakfast Included & Dinner Included

Day 6 - Beach, please. - January 1, 2020

We partied and connected with the ancestors all week long so we think you'll enjoy just relaxing today. We will head to Ada, the popular beach region just outside of Accra city center.

Think oceanside lunch, jetsking, horseback riding and beachside chillin'. You deserve it.

Breakfast Included

Day 7 - Exploration Day - January 2, 2020

Today is a completely free day where you can explore the city. We recommend hitting up the markets, popping into a chop bar for authentic food or checking out a rooftop bar. This is where your handy You Me Travel Co neighborhood guide (included in the trip price) comes in handy!

Optional: Street food crawl with a local food entrepreneur. We will visit chop bars and other local food institutions, tasting classic dishes and interacting with chefs/owners.

Breakfast Included & Street Food Lunch Included

Day 8 - It's not goodbye. It's see you later! - January 3, 2020

We are so glad that you joined us this week. Today, you'll say 'see ya' later' to your new travel buddies. Although our time in Ghana together has come to an end, the memories (and photos) will last for a lifetime.

See you next time!

Breakfast Included

IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?

We want every You Me Travel Co trip to be a welcoming and positive experience for everyone attending. We’ve included helpful tips here so that you can decide if this is the trip for you.

This Trip Is For You If:

  • You enjoy immersing yourself in other cultures, off the beaten path experiences and are an open-minded traveler

  • You enjoy trying new foods, meeting new people and genuinely want to learn about Ghanaian culture

  • You want to connect with other like-minded black millennials and are open to living & traveling together for 8 days

  • You’re easy-going and bring good vibes to any group setting

  • You want to connect with your ancestral roots in Ghana

  • You are a black millennial (ages 23 - 35). Our itinerary is designed with millennials in mind.

This Trip is Not For You If:

  • You don’t like stepping outside of your comfort zone

  • You are not open to meeting new people, trying new things or interacting with locals

  • If you have a physical condition which requires mobility support

  • You are not a black millennial

What’s Included?

  • 8 Days in private villa-style apartments*

  • Round Trip Airport Transfers to/from Kotoka International Airport

  • Transfers and drivers for all itinerary activities

  • Breakfast Included every morning

  • Two Lunches

  • Two Dinners (Welcome Dinner & NYE Dinner)

  • Accra City Tour (Visit To Independence Arch, Kwame Nkrumah Monument)

  • (1) VIP Ticket To Afrochella

  • Beach Day Road Trip to Ada

  • Cape Coast Castle Experience

  • Elmina Castle Experience

  • Ghanaian Street Food Crawl

  • Professional Photos and Videos of your trip

  • A You Me Travel Co Guide To Finding Cheap Flights, visa information & vaccination information

  • A You Me Travel Co Guide To Accra (restaurants, shops, bars to visit in your free time)


What’s Not Included?

  • Flights*

  • Meals which are not specified in the itinerary above

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Optional activities which are not specified in the itinerary above (including rentals - i.e. jetskis)

  • Visa and Passport Fees

  • Vaccination Fees

  • Travel Insurance (highly recommended)*

Disclaimers:

*Accommodations are included. Booking is based on shared apartment, room and bed occupancy.

*Flights are not included. However, we can help you find the best flight options.

*We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover yourself in case of an emergency or cancellations. You Me Travel Co will not be held responsible for any lost luggage, lost or stolen property, cancelled flights, injuries, death or related.

* Due to the nature of YMT Co trips, acts of nature or other unforeseen interruptions, please note the itinerary schedule may change.

*A Yellow Fever Vaccination is required to enter Ghana. You must be vaccinated at least 10 days prior to December 27, 2019.


TRIP PRICE

$1,500

Secure your spot with a $150 USD deposit - click ‘book now’.

Monthly payment plans are available at only $168 per month.

*Deposit is nonrefundable. Refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Payment plans are available up to 1 month prior to the trip date.

Have questions? email us.

Email: hello@youmetravel.co