Classic: Highlights of Haiti (CAHH)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 10
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Standard hotels (9 nts)
Get familiar with the art culture of Haiti, cool off in the turquoise pools of Bassin-Bleu, explore a massive cave system, visit a foundation teaching arts to at-risk youth, learn about Vodou culture and savour creole cuisine
There is a place in the Caribbean where the tourists dont go; a tropical, rugged place of waterfalls, secret caves, and mountains that scrape the sky. Its 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. Its a place where only true travellers go; a place for the brave and the curious. The name of that places Haiti. Yes, Haiti. This ten-day 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 LaferriEre, nurture the arts with at-risk children, and learn the folklore behind Haitian Vodou. Haiti has a future. Be a part of it.
Call (603) 524-2500 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14266014
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2019
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Port-au-Prince||Day 1 Port-au-Prince|
Today is arrival day, so there are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting. You are free to arrive at the Port-au-Prince airport at any time where you will be met and transferred to our hotel in the city, which is approx. 30 minutes from the airport. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer (0.33-0.50 hours)
|Day 2||Port-au-Prince||Day 2 Port-au-Prince (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Enjoy an included city tour focusing on the history, unique culture and vibrant local arts scene. See the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake alongside colourful arts, crafts and traditional goods at the artist community of Atis Rezistans, where, out of the rubble, artists began to create new life, spawning an entire community. Visit the Iron Market (MarchE en Fer) for artifacts related to the traditional Vodou (Voodoo) culture in Haiti. Meet a Vodou priest and find beautiful metal art treasures in the fascinating iron-working community of Noailles at Croix-des-Bouquets. Fill up on delicious Creole cuisine and unique cultural experiences along the way. With time, opt to get a birds eye view at the Belvedere on Boutilliers Hills, scanning the Bay of Port-au-Prince and city below. Included Activities: Port-au-Prince City Tour
|Day 3||Cap-Haitien||Day 3 Port-au-Prince/Cap-Haitien (1B, 1L)|
Fly to Cap-Haitien, on the northern coast. Visit the famous Citadelle LaferriEre and the sugarcane fields. Learn to make famous Haitian rum with a "guildive". This traditional rum distillery (utilizing sugarcane juice) comes from an old French word derived from mispronouncing "kill devil", a welcomed side effect of drinking the rum. Included Activities: Citadelle LaferriEre Visit Rum Distillery Visit Transport: Plane (0.50 hour(s))
|Day 4||Cap-Haitien||Day 4 Cap-Haitien (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Explore the city on foot to learn more about the area. With free time in the afternoon, opt to visit the beach on this northern shore. Enjoy learning how to make traditional kasav (a flat bread), a food of the native Taino people. The experience includes visiting a traditional facility where manyok (yucca) is transformed into kasav, which is eaten with meals as a flatbread. This dish and its preparation comes directly from the native Taino people who first inhabited the islands before Columbus arrival. Included Activities: Cap-Haitien Walking Tour Kasav Making Demonstration
|Day 5||Jacmel||Day 5 Cap-Haitien/Jacmel (1B, 1L)|
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 mAchE creations and wander past colourful mosaics on every wall. Included Activities: Jacmel City Tour Transport: Flight (0.50 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 90km)
|Day 6||Jacmel||Day 6 Jacmel (1B, 1L)|
Visit the most famous attraction in the area, Bassin-Bleu. This is a series of waterfalls and pools in the hills above Jacmel. The water is turquoise blue due to the minerals in the rocks. After a fun ride and a hike down hill, arrive at the pools and dive in! Jump off the rocks and cool off in the fresh pools. Included Activities: Bassin-Bleu Visit Transport: Drive just 30 mins each way to visit Bassin-Bleu. Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 10km)
|Day 7||Port-Salut||Day 7 Jacmel/Port-Salut (1B, 1L)|
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. Included Activities: Art Creation Foundation Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 225km)
|Day 8||Port-Salut||Day 8 Port-Salut (1B, 1L)|
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. Included Activities: Grotte Marie Jeanne Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 30km) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s), 30km)
|Day 9||Port-au-Prince||Day 9 Port-Salut/Port-au-Prince (1B, 1L)|
Enjoy a lazy morning in Port-Salut before travelling back to Port-au-Prince, stopping in Aquin en route. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 220km)
|Day 10||Port-au-Prince||Day 10 Port-au-Prince (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: Local flights are included in the cost of your tour. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.