Highlights of Haiti

002506 - W17

There is a place in the Caribbean where the tourists don’t go; a tropical, rugged place of waterfalls, secret caves, and mountains that scrape the sky. It’s a place of bold flavours, intoxicating music, mischievous gods, and colourful art; where the only thing stronger than the rum is the spirit of the people who live there. Haiti has a future. Be a part of it!

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Highlights
  • Citadelle Laferrière, a UNESCO-designated mountaintop fortress
  • Art Creation Foundation, Jacmel
  • Kasav Making, Cap-Haitien
  • Rum distillery visit
  • Grotte Marie-Jeanne caves
  • Beach time, waterfalls, caves and more
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2018 Dates:
November: 23
December: 21

2018 Prices:
$3,329 – twin
$4,548 – single

Prices are shown in CA$, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room and one person in a single room.

Tour Code:
002506 - W17

Itinerary
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Day 1: Port-au-Prince

Arrive at any time today. A transfer is included from the airport on arrival to the hotel.

Haiti – it’s a place where only true travellers go; a place for the brave and the curious. This encounter draws back the veil on this extraordinary, vibrant, and indomitable nation. Experience the energy of Port-au-Prince, the colourful art of Jacmel, the iconic (and UNESCO-protected) Citadelle Laferrière, nurture the arts with at-risk children, and learn the folklore behind Haitian Vodou.

Day 2: Port-au-Prince

Enjoy an included city tour focusing on Haitian history, culture and the vibrant local arts scene. Visit the Iron Market (Marché en Fer). Meet a Vodou priest at Noailles and see the fascinating iron-working community of Croix-des-Bouquets. Fill up on Creole cuisine and culture along the way.

Day 3: Port-au-Prince/Cap-Haïtien

Fly to Cap-Haïtien and visit the famous Citadelle Laferrière, a UNESCO-designated mountaintop fortress. Afterwards, visit the sugarcane fields and learn to make Haitian rum.

Day 4: Cap-Haïtien

Enjoy a walking tour including the cathedral and main city market. Learn to make kasav, a traditional food of the native Taino people.

Day 5: Cap-Haïtien/Jacmel

Fly back to Port-au-Prince and continue to Jacmel. This town is known for its vibrant art scene, carnival celebrations, and sandy beaches. Take a city tour focused on the art community here. Pop into artists’ studios to view the local papier mâché creations and wander past colourful mosaics on every wall.

Day 6: Jacmel

Visit the most famous attraction in the area, Bassin-Bleu. After a fun ride and a hike down hill, arrive at the natural blue pools and waterfalls. Jump in and cool off.

Day 7: Jacmel/Port-Salut

Visit a local grassroots project, the G Adventures-supported Art Creation Foundation for Children. The program teaches at-risk children different types of traditional art while providing meals and a “second home”. Enjoy a homemade meal here and learn about the great work this organization is doing. Continue on to Port-Salut.

Day 8: Port-Salut

Visit Grotte Marie-Jeanne caves in nearby Port-a-Piment. Explore the cave with a guide and discover unique underground landscapes and massive caverns. In the afternoon, return to Port-Salut for sunset.

Day 9: Port-Salut/Port-au-Prince

Travel back to Port-au-Prince. The balance of the afternoon and evening are free to do some shopping, more exploring and just soaking in the colours and sounds of this vibrant place.

Day 10: Depart Port-au-Prince

Depart any time today.

Included
  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel
  • 9 nights of accommodation
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Transportation by private vehicle and flights within Haiti, as indicated in itinerary
  • Touring and site visits as outlined
  • Tour escort throughout and local guides
Not Included
  • International flights to/from Port-au-Prince
  • Meals not listed above
  • Gratuities to local guides, at your discretion
  • Passport and visa fees, if needed
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
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