Travel Information

Airport Pick up/Drop off Alseny, Andrea, and West African Cultural Arts Institute's staff members will meet you with open arms at the G’ Bessia International Airport in Conakry as well as see you off after your amazing adventure has come to an end.

Holidays in Guinea are very festive and fun and we plan to celebrate all of the December holidays that we enjoy in the United States, Guinea style! You won’t miss anything among all of the hustle and bustle because we will be on a gorgeous tropical island for Christmas and in a bumpin’ night club on New Year’s Eve enjoying good food and drink, music and dance, snazzy clothes and joyful hearts!

Extra Curricular Activities like visiting ballet rehearsals, going to the market, getting your hair braided, watching soccer matches, having hand-made clothing tailored, attending ceremonies and folkloric events, going out to night clubs, going downtown for ice-cream, and visiting praise singers will be organized through sign-up sheets so that travelers can fit everything into their busy schedule. Remember, the cost of these activities is not included in the price of the trip.

“Guinea is a place where the roots of traditional West African dance/music coexisting with the everyday innovation to this art form. Get ready to sweat hard while staying appreciative the opportunity you have to take you passion for this art form to new heights!” Emma G, Buffalo, NY 2005

“This trip to Guinea really showed me what community is. Every time I needed a little help there was always someone there to take care of me as if I were family. I love that about Guinea. I really love having so many options for activities like the Doundounbas, wedding ceremonies, and the fair. The trips to the Island of Roume and to the village of Kambalia were what made the trip fantastic. We were able to see what Guinea was really like, not just city life.” Tanara G, Eugene, OR 2008/2009

Travel Details:

  • Current passport that does not expire until 6 months after the return date on your flight itinerary
  • Yellow Fever International Certificate of Vaccination
  • Tourist Visa issued by the Guinean Embassy in Washington
  • Travel insurance
  • It is strongly recommended to get immunized with the following vaccines: Hepatitis AB Twinrix, Meningococcal Meningitis, Influenza, Typhoid Fever and Tetanus/Diphtheria. Finish all rounds of immunization three month before departure date in order to give your immune system a chance recuperate.

Payment Schedule:

Early Bird Discount:
Pay by April 30, 2017 and get $100 off trip price


$850 at time of registration by September 1st*
$850 by October 1st
$600 final payment by November 1st

*Participants will receive a link to the on line packet that will clearly guide their pre-trip preparations at the time of registration.

$150 cancellation fee will apply to cancellations made before November 1st
$500 cancellation fee will apply to cancellations made after November 1st
Traveler forfeits all registration fees if cancellation is made after November 30th, including early departure from Guinea.

WACAI can accept credit card purchases over the phone or Money Orders payable to the following (no personal checks please):

West African Cultural Arts Institute
PO Box 12279
Eugene, OR 97440