Market Tours in Accra

Accra's bustling markets are typical of West Africa, with fragrant food, vibrating music, and a variety of goods that draw locals and tourists alike to the crowded stalls. Visit with a guide to make the most of your experience—here are some things to know.

Highlights
  • On a food tour, shop for ingredients at a local market before joining a Ghanaian chef to learn how to prepare some of Ghana's most beloved dishes.
  • Take a walking tour for an insider’s look at the bustling markets, including advice on bargaining.
  • Ride in a “tro-tro,” one of Accra’s shared taxi vehicles.
  • Explore the Makola and Salaga markets, as well as the timber market, which sells wood from area forests.
  • Head to the herbal market to learn about local medicinal herbs and their different uses in traditional medicine and voodoo rituals.
  • Get tips from your tour guide and try your hand at bartering.

Things to Know
  • If booking a tour with a cooking class, note any dietary requirements when booking.
  • Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes when visiting any market.
  • Bring cash, ideally small bills, if you plan to purchase anything at the markets.
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Accra Markets Walking Tour

Explore Accra’s most vibrant markets on a 3-hour walking tour through Ghana’s bustling capital city. Follow your guide through the Makola and Salaga markets and get tips and advice for bargaining like a local. Browse vivid displays of medicinal plants and herbs, and discover handcrafted beads, Kente clothing and souvenirs from around the country. See timber from African forests, then learn how vendors at Accra’s fascinating herbal market sell the roots, leaves and dried plants used in traditional medicine and voodoo ceremonies.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$46.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Accra Food Tour: Markets, Dinner and Cooking Class

Immerse yourself in the scents, spices and flavors of Accra’s remarkable cuisine with a 2-hour market tour, cooking class and dinner. Follow your guide through a bustling food market, and sample freshly-prepared treats as you browse the colorful displays of produce, fish and meat. Learn the names for the most important local ingredients, then board a ‘tro-tro’ to a nearby hostel for a cooking class with a Ghanaian chef. Prepare some of the country’s most iconic dishes, then sit down for a traditional dinner and enjoy what you’ve prepared.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$56.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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