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Escape Accra City to Aburi Gardens and Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farms
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Escape Accra City to Aburi Gardens and Tetteh Quarshie Cocoa Farms

By Akuapem Hills Travel and Tour
Recommended by 92% of travelers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 18-80
Duration: 4–6 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Parking Fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Aburi Botanical Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Mamfe


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • we pick up from any hotel or Location in Accra
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Kotoka Airport, Accra Ghana
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 169346P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 169346P1

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        • Akuapem Hills Travel and Tour
          38
          Aburi, Ghana
          Joined in June 2019
        • 638benjaminy
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience!
          Amazing and very well planned experience. Pickup was on time, friendly, knowledgeable, and made sure to take their time in making this a very enjoyable and memorable experience. Would highly recommend them.
          Written November 26, 2023
        • Robin B
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Okay.
          It rained the morning of my hike. I was first told no hike and when I asked about a refund I was given an alternative hike that was quite enjoyable. My tour guide, driver and park ranger spoke amongst each other 95% of the time. Since I was the only guest it would have been nice to be included in conversations since they all spoke english.
          Written November 24, 2022
        • Anne D
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Shai Hills is nature at its finest
          Me and three friends went with Vanessa to the Shai Hills and it was so lovely. We learned about the animals native to that part of Ghana and about the history of the Shai people. The nature is absolutely stunning and it is totally worth a trip there.
          Written October 22, 2022
        • malouc523
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Really good!!
          Amazing trip with an amazing guide, Vanessa 😊❤️ Lots of animal and an beautiful view from the Shai hills
          Written October 22, 2022
        • Marcofaccini1993
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lovely day in Shai Hills
          Our day at Shai Hills was awesome and Fredrick has been very friendly. He picked us up at the airport with a very comfortable car and we went straight to Shai Hills. On e there, We also had a personal guide that explained us lot of amazing things about the animals and nature around. The experience was lovely, a good opportunity to do something different and escape from the city for one day :-) Strongly raccòmended experience 🙂
          Written August 28, 2022
        • felicia g
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing
          Fredrick was an excellent tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the Botanical garden and it’s origin. He also provided good information on Accra and the surrounding area. Fredrick was not only knowledgeable but very friendly and easy to talk to.
          Written December 23, 2021
        • Marcus L
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun tour
          Great tour. The tour guide was prompt and helpful the entire way. Eric gave good updates on when we came across something new or interesting. My one-- and significant-- complaint is the seat belt on the right side of the car was in bad condition and the buckle was missing. I switched sides for the functioning belt and buckle. The driver was great at navigating the area and the terrain. We had a great time exploring the hills and the caves. I appreciated the variety of animals we could see.
          Written July 4, 2021
        • elsm2015
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very reliable transport service
          I used AKuapem Hills service to transport me from and back Accra and 2 hotels. Their service was excellent: reasonable priced, very professional and on time. I can really recommend them for any transport need.
          Written March 1, 2020
        • Travel124366
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nature at Shai Hills and Botanical Gardens
          I truly enjoyed the trip, the guides were very accommodating with any requests. I was picked up at the hotel and they came at the time that I requested which was different than the scheduled tour time. I also was dropped at airport after my touring at no extra costs. I should have worn sneakers instead of sandals but still was able to enjoy the short hike in the parks. Don't expect to see many animals as this animal refuge is new and they have just started to get more animals. The park its self is worth the trip even without any animals. The monkeys were down from the trees on my trip so that was a plus. The guides also asked me if I would like to see Botanical Gardens which wasn't on this trip but since I had extra time, they were able to take me there also. All in all it was a wonderful experience.
          Written February 25, 2020
        • amav2020
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tour I’ve had so far.
          Extremely professional, easy going and trust worthy. Big man up to Nana Yaw! He has great photography skills too
          Written January 3, 2020
        • Me4loves
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Birthday trip for 2
          The welcome and departure was amazing !!! Thank you for our safe transportation, a little tour and information, also your kind flexibility...... I look forward to visiting again soon and I want NOONE else for transportation...thank you so much!
          Written November 24, 2019
        • joicev12
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          great experience in Ghana!
          the tours to the falls and shai hills so beautiful! wonderful nature and Eric excelllent guide, beautiful Ghana experience!
          Written September 18, 2019
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        Jennifer C
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019
        This tour has two parts, actually three if you count the pleasant drive up the mountains to Aburi gardens. Wait, make that four because we stopped at a little craft place where I got a carving that was the perfect present.! loved learning new things at the farm and gardens. My guides were polite, full of knowledge and very helpful. I was especially impressed by how much they helped me get around as I have disabilities of movement. I would strongly recommend this relaxing tour.
        Written January 3, 2020
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        we appreciate your positive review. Thank you.
        Written January 6, 2020
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        Andres P
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Frederick was a great tour guide. He was able to point out the small details on the tour, as well as being available to answer any questions I had.
        We covered the cocoa garden, Aburi gardens as well as some craft stores.
        Would highly recommend this tour to any solo traveler
        Written October 16, 2022
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        Shamalee V
        London, UK9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2020 • Solo
        Eric was a great guide today and really made sure I enjoyed the trip to the cacao plantation and to Aburi gardens. He also stopped at a place to have palm wine as I wanted to. It was delicious. In addition he took me to a crafts village to pick a dress for an engagement party. Although I didn't end up buying anything I appreciated the thought. Good conversation along the way. Highly recommend this tour.
        Written March 5, 2020
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        Jade
        World1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022
        For my relatively short stay in Accra, Ghana, and this being my first time in Africa, I was looking for the main things to check out in the area. I was told that I had to check out Aburi Gardens, so I searched for tours that included the Gardens. I am extremely glad I came across this one! Frederick was a great, knowledgeable tour guide. He was accommodating and provided a very personal experience what would normally could feel repetitive and robotic. The tour guide for Aburi was not there so he actually did it himself, which was amazing. Knew practically every plant there! He was fun to talk to during the in-betweens of the tour. He's very aware of tourists wanting to take photos so he was both patient and helpful with taking photos himself. Thank you so much for a great tour.
        Written August 15, 2022
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        Brittany D
        United States156 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Overall, I was a bit underwhelmed. The company tour guide/driver arrived over an hour late for pick up after I contacted the company multiple times. Unlike the other reviews, my tour guide was not very engaging. (Though the people at cocoa farm and Botanical Gardens were wonderful). In my opinion, the experience is not worth the price of booking.
        Written June 23, 2023
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        Mel_P0379
        Seriate, Italy6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2019 • Solo
        I very much enjoyed this tour to the botanical gardens. Learning about plants I didn’t even know existed. Amazing to see where the simple things we have come from. The cocoa farm was beyond my imagination. I even got the possibility to taste the real cocoa beans!
        Frederick, my guide and his collaborators were very professional and dedicated. Even though I was the only person participating the came to pick me up at my hotel and I got to see everything I wanted. I 100% recommended this tour. If you are in the Accra are it is absolutely an experience to live.
        Written January 4, 2020
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        Thank you very much for your recommendation. We are grateful.
        Written January 6, 2020
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        Chaney
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021 • Friends
        Our trip was absolutely amazing. Our tour guides were knowledgeable, professional, and kind. Loved it. By far the best tour thus far. We enjoyed learning the history of the cocoa farm. The information about the plant life at the botanical gardens. We even stopped to try some local food on the way back which was a wonderful experience. We wanted to see the university on the way home and our tour guides made it happen with no hesitation. Thank you to Rex and our driver y’all were absolutely amazing.
        Written July 14, 2021
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        enoba o
        Abuja, Nigeria9 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Family
        The air was so cold and refreshing, what a lovely sight to behold, from the ride up the mountain. We took so many pictures of each and every plant and.trees which most where over a 100 years old and all had a unique story, from who bought it in and had planted them. There was this particular tree you could stand in and see right through it, into the sky. Some other had a great covering from the rain and where naughty kids could hide lol.
        The 1st cocoa farm in Ghana too was a wonderful experience, learning how cocoa is planted, cocoa powder is processed to finally having a taste of the fresh cocoa fruit and the dry one, so yummy, it is believed to be good in reducing high sugar level.
        Written September 9, 2023
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        Danielle R
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2022
        It was a fantastic tour. We got all of these really interesting information about cocoa and about all the trees in the park. Frederick was just lovely, helpful, and knowledgable. It is perfect for a short and relaxing day trip out of Accra. Highly recommend!
        Written August 4, 2022
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        Lois D
        London, UK17 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2021 • Friends
        A great day out! The guide was very knowledgable. This is a fantastic escape from the city!! It's an easy drive to both sites, and a cooler climate :)
        Written November 28, 2021
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