Highlights of Haiti

Resort: Highlights of Haiti
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Haiti
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Over View

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. It’s a place where only true travellers go; a place for the brave and the curious. The name of that place? Haiti. This eight-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 Laferrire, nurture the arts with at-risk children, and learn the folklore behind Haitian Vodou. Haiti has a future. Be a part of it.

Itineraries

Day 1
Port-au-Prince

Arrive at any time. Included arrival transfer from the airport to the hotel.

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 (March 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-PrinceCap-Hatien

Fly to Cap-Hatien and visit the famous Citadelle Laferrire, a UNESCO-designated mountaintop fortress. After, visit the sugarcane fields and learn to make Haitian rum.

Day 4
Cap-Hatien

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-HatienJacmel

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 mch 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
JacmelPort-au-Prince

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. Travel back to Port-au-Prince for a final night with the group.

Day 8
Port-au-Prince

Depart at any time.

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