TRIPS FOR CLINICIANS
Explore Your Senses! Transcending the Knowledge of Modern Medicine with Natural Remedies in Ghana
This trip guarantees an eye-opening perspective on another culture that fuses traditional and modern medicine. The country has adapted to the knowledge of modern medicine, but the influence of the traditions is still held in high regard.
The two practices coexist together by recognizing the healing capabilities of herbal remedies and the science behind modern advancements. Our travelers will learn about this coexistence, and they will discover alternative methods to healing and curing diseases.
Our tour of Ghana begins with a visit to an herbal clinic, where our travelers will have a chance to meet spiritual healers. Throughout the trip, travelers will experience the culture of the country through cooking, crafting, and dancing lessons.
The trip ends with an incredible African spa that uses natural elements to enhance one’s mind, body, and soul.
Eligibility – This program/course is open to clinicians. All participants MUST attend two mandatory one-day orientation sessions before the trip. Program size is limited to 30, and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
The program in Ghana involves moving around from city to city, and walking in hot temperatures, so travelers should plan accordingly.
Program cost – The program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations. The cost is tentatively set at $3,900.
Day 1: Depart Atlanta (overnight)
Day 2: Arrive in Accra, Ghana, and rest in the hotel; dinner and local live band performance
Day 3: Discussion and cultural excursions; guided tour of a traditional herbal clinic and learn how traditional medicines cure diseases
Day 4: Visit a Shea Butter workshop and a guided discussion about the culture
Day 5: Guided city tour of Kumasi visiting the National Cultural Center and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Day 6: Discussion and Cultural excursions to Assin Manso, the Ashanti Craft Village
Day 7: Tour of infamous Castles and Slave Dungeons such as the Cape Coast Castle
Day 8: Guided city tour of Accra, including African drumming and dance class
Day 9: Traditional spa day filled with beauty and skin products from the natural environment
Day 10: Cultural immersion by sending time with a local family and learning how to make traditional meals
Day 11: Breakfast; depart Ghana