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. 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 LaferriÈre, nurture the arts with at-risk children, and learn the folklore behind Haitian Vodou. Haiti has a future. Be a part of it.
Day 1 Port-au-Prince
Arrive at any time. Included arrival transfer from the airport to the hotel.
Day 2 Port-au-Prince (1B, 1L, 1D)
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 (1B, 1L)
Fly to Cap-HaÏtien and visit the famous Citadelle LaferriÈre, a UNESCO-designated mountaintop fortress. After, visit the sugarcane fields and learn to make Haitian rum.
Day 4 Cap-HaÏtien (1B, 1L, 1D)
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 (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 mÂchÉ creations and wander past colourful mosaics on every wall.
Day 6 Jacmel (1B, 1L)
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 (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.
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.
Day 9 Port-Salut/Port-au-Prince (1B, 1L)
Travel back to Port-au-Prince.
Day 10 Port-au-Prince (1B)
Depart at any time.
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