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Kumasi Food Tour: Market Visit and Cooking Class

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    Start your tour by meeting your guide and hopping in a shared taxi to one of Kumasi’s bustling food markets. Listen carefully as your guide explains the basics of bartering for your produce, and discover all manner of herbs, spices and other produce on sale in the market as well as their use in local and national dishes.

    The market plays an important role in daily life for Kumasi locals, and so your walk around it is the perfect way to experience daily life up close. Soak up the vibrant market atmosphere and wander the aisles with your guide, learning about the produce and putting your new-found bartering skills to the test. All ingredients for your cooking class are included, but additional items are at your own expense.

    After checking off the items on your shopping list, visit the home of a local cook to learn how to prepare and cook traditional Ghanaian meals. Ghana is a country where many different communities coexist together, and they each influence the national cuisine in their own way. Enjoy learning more about this colorful and vibrant part of the world through its cuisine.

    Learn how to cook one of Ghana’s staple dishes, wakye. This simple yet satisfying dish of rice and beans is popular throughout Ghana and beyond. Roll your sleeves up and master the delicate blend of spices that has helped make it popular with so many people. Another dish on your list is koose, a popular street-food snack that’s common in Kumasi. Of course, the fun part of the experience is the tasting, so sit down after the class finishes and enjoy the efforts of your labor.

    With your hunger sated and a greater understanding of the ingredients and recipes popular in Kumasi, your tour finishes outside the cook’s home in the Adum district of Kumasi.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kumasi, Kumasi, Ashanti Region
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Return Details
    Adum, Kumasi, Ghana
    • Local guide
    • Shared taxi
    • Cooking lesson and ingredients
    • Food prepared in lesson
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Black Root Tours was an amazing tour agency to book with. Maclean and his team not only coordinated our market visit and cooking class in Kumasi, Ghana, they also planned a day’s worth of tours for us in Accra, Ghana. We went to Boti Falls, a cocoa farm, and Aburi Gardens. They
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    By: Accra Urban Adventures
    20 reviews
    Market Visit , Cooking Class + Much More
    Black Root Tours was an amazing tour agency to book with. Maclean and his team not only coordinated our market
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    Poorly organized, too expensive.
    Sorry to say this walking tour was not good and felt over priced. Guide showed up 30 minutes late to the meeting
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    Old Accra
    Walking through the markets and neighborhoods on a busy day as a visitor would have been challenging without an
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    Dallas, Texas
    Very interesting and fun
    This was a great way to discover the less touristy areas of Accra. We went to a typical Ghanaian market, and
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    Taru T
    Detailed and Embedded
    As a student of urban sociology and networks, I found this trip to be very interesting. We walked across Old
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    Accra, Ghana
    Searching for rented accommodation in Accra
    The range of rented private accommodation in Accra is truly amazing. If you have the deposit and up to 12 or 24
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    Accra, Ghana
    Hot and humid. Bring sunscreen.
    We definitely were taken off of the beaten path. We saw where much of the Accra raw construction materials are
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    San Francisco, California
    A Most Vibrant Ghanaian Experience
    This was an intense, beautiful, horrible, confusing, disturbing, uplifting, powerful experience. In Ghana nothing
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    All the colour, noise and excitement with a friendly guide
    All the colour, noise and excitement with a friendly guide, this was a great, if exhausting, morning. I never felt
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    Disturbing, no words
    No words, but this is a necessary and humbling experience. I found the art : sculptures, and poetry in the
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    Tracy C
    Accra slum tour
    Very informative. In retrosect i would have liked to have spoken to more locals about their challenges. Really
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    Zurich, Switzerland
    nice walk around the hood
    had a nice time walking around, although dont book it on sunday since most of the markets are fully closed. the
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    Los Angeles, CA USA
    Worst ever.
    The tour? It was me standing at the meeting point for 45 minutes, alone, in the heat...no one ever showed up. Nor
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    Late and simply disorganised
    The overall Old and New Accra tour was not disappointing though also not amazing. The real issue was that the
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    Andreas K
    Not quite as promised, but still good
    I went on the Food Tour, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Locating the guide was a little bit challenging to start
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