Picture it: Brightly-coloured masks and costumes, loud Caribbean music drifting through the air from large speakers on the backs of trucks, thousands of dancing revellers, and food stands with local fares and drinks especially local rum aplenty. This is Kanaval! Experience an authentic Caribbean carnival with loads of time left to explore the rest of the country on this nine-day tour. After watching the festivities in Jacmel, youll visit the Bassin-Bleu waterfall, the famous Citadelle Laferrire fortress, and even meet a Vodou priest, all while learning about (and filling up on!) Creole cuisine and culture along the way. Just say wi.
Arrive at any time in Port-au-Prince. Included airport transfer to the start hotel.
Travel to Jacmel, tour the city, and watch the city come alive with carnival preparations. Visit a local grassroots project, the G Adventures-supported Art Creation Foundation for Children. In the evening, hit the town and take in the music and street parties as carnival kicks off.
Get into the heart of Jacmel’s Carnival and take in the creativity and colours of giant papier-mch masks, choreographed dance troupes, and local music at the annual Sunday parade. Learn about regional traditions, Haitian history, and local culture while reveling in the celebration.
Visit the breathtaking pools and cascades of Bassin-Bleu before capping off the day with a beach barbecue.
Drive back to Port-au-Prince before boarding a flight to Cap-Hatien.
Visit the famous Citadelle Laferrire, a UNESCO-designated mountaintop fortress. After, visit the sugarcane fields and learn to make famous Haitian rum.
Enjoy a walking tour around Cap-Hatien including the cathedral and main city market. Learn to make kasav, a traditional food of the native Taino people. Fly to Port-au-Prince in the afternoon.
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.
Depart at any time.