From$2499USD
10 days,Port-au-Prince to Port-au-Prince
CAHH

Get familiar with the art culture of Haiti, cool off in the turquoise pools of Bassin-Bleu, explore massive cave systems, 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 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 10-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.

What's Included

  • Citadelle Laferrière visit (Cap-Haïtien)
  • Rum distillery visit
  • Cap-Haïtien city tour
  • Kasav making demonstration
  • G Adventures-supported Art Creation Foundation for Children visit with lunch
  • Bassin-Bleu visit (Jacmel)
  • Grotte Marie-Jeanne visit (Port-a-Piment)
  • Beach time in Port-Salut
  • Port-au-Prince city tour including Noailles at Croix-de-Bouquets artist communities, Iron Market and Rezistans Artists
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow USD150-200 for meals not included.)
  • Plane, private van, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10
  • Standard hotels (9 nts)

Itinerary

Day 1Port-au-Prince

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Port-au-Prince/Cap-Haïtien(1B, 1L)

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

Day 3Cap-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 4Cap-Haïtien/Jacmel(1B, 1L, 1D)

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 5Jacmel(1B, 1L, 1D)

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 6Jacmel/Port-Salut(1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit a local grassroots project, the 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 7Port-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 8Port-Salut/Port-au-Prince(1B, 1L)

Travel back to Port-au-Prince.

Day 9Port-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 Voodoo 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 10Port-au-Prince(1B)

Depart at any time.

Find dates, prices, and more trip options.

Book Now

Related articles

Instagrams of the Week: Green Planet

This week we attempt to make you green with envy as we pass through the lush landscapes of Latin America and Asia.

Haiti Travel Tips for the First-Time Visitor

Wanderers-in-Residence Dan and Audrey give us their need-to-know tips for anyone considering a trip to Haiti. And if you weren't planning one, you might be after this wonderful read.