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Accra, December 2023 – Beyond the Return: A Decade of African Renaissance

Building upon the achievements of the impactful ‘Year Of Return’ Ghana 2019 campaign, ‘Beyond the Return’ emerges as its sequel. The original campaign marked the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first documented enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619. Alongside honoring the endurance of Africans over the last four centuries, the notable initiative also extended an open invitation to individuals of African descent worldwide, urging them to consider a return to their ancestral land, with Ghana as a particular focal point.


Hilltop’s mission aligns closely with the Beyond the Return initiative and 7 pillars. See an explanation of each pillar as explained by the Secretariat:

Introducing the Culture Quest



Historically, December has consistently witnessed the return of Ghanaians residing abroad, as they come back to their homeland to reunite with loved ones and partake in the festive spirit.

In 2019, during the ‘Year of Return,’ the Ghana Tourism Authority, operating under the guidance of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, formally introduced the #DecemberInGH campaign. The goal was to present Ghana as an attractive destination for the global African community and beyond, seeking a December holiday experience.

The outcomes of this campaign have surpassed initial projections, firmly establishing Ghana’s presence on the international stage and highlighting it as the preferred holiday spot, attracting a diverse array of visitors, including numerous Hollywood luminaries. ‘December in Ghana’’ transcends mere numerical statistics in tourism; it has evolved into a rallying cry, inviting the global African family to rekindle their connections through our rich arts and culture.

The campaign showcases a distinctive event calendar, featuring activities that have received official endorsement from the Ghana Tourism Authority through the Beyond the Return Secretariat. This calendar has become one of the most eagerly awaited schedules, influencing travelers’ decisions on when to journey here based on the events they intend to participate in.
‘December in GH’ is fostering a fresh movement that will serve as a conduit for promoting African music, fashion, culinary traditions, and various other indigenous pursuits that align with the core tenets of our tourism ministry: tourism, arts, and culture.

Many of these events also align closely with the fundamental principles of the ‘Beyond the Return’ initiative, as we maintain our engagement with the historical diaspora community.

trip details

Ghana in December 2023

  • 9-days 8-night trip
  • December 10, 2023- December 18, 2023
  • Early bird prices from $2400 (Tiers)
  • Single & Double Occupancy Rooms Available

Early Bird Prices

Tier 1: 5*

Single occupancy: $3900
Double occupancy: $3150

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Tier 2: 4*

Single occupancy: $4000
Double occupancy: $2625

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Tier 3: 3*

Single occupancy: $3300
Double occupancy: $2400

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the rich culture and history of Ghana. From the historic slave castles in Cape Coast to absorbing the rise of modern Afrobeats- music, dance and food will color your experience with the Ghanaian spirit.
  • The Accra city Tour will immerse you in the vibrance of Ghana’s people, visiting the Black Star Square, Du Bois center, and National Museum.
  • Visit the Kakum National Park, which exhibits the country’s flora and fauna.
  • Engage in Ghanaian language lessons to facilitate cultural awareness and assimilation.
  • Visit regions beyond the hustle and bustle of Accra- the beautiful Volta region will give you a taste of Ghana’s rich and vibrant agricultural landscape.

What’s included?


Choose between 3, 4 and 5 star accommodation


Transfers between airport and hotel

Tours and entrance fees

All curated tours including transportation, entrance fees and knowledgeable local guides

ALL Meals included (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Welcome Dinner & Farewell Gala

ALL Excursions to Volta Region, Cape Coast, and Eastern Region

  • Dedicated tour guides
  • Custom event app
  • Unique Gift Included
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Dedicated chauffeur
  • Travel agent referral

Visa processing service*

*The standard visa processing time is 15 business days, however due to high demand this process may take longer. We require registration and documentation at least 45 days prior to travel.

Optional additions:

  • Personalized/ customizable itinerary
  • Custom tailoring
  • Extended tours
  • Business Summit
  • Nightlife in Accra

Endorsed by Ghana Tourism Authority & Beyond the Return Secretariat   

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Early Bird registration closes October 15th

Registrations close on October 31st. Book now!


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