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Highlights of Haiti and Carnival

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.

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Duration: 9 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 165821
Starts: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Finishes: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
You will Visit
  • Port-au-Prince

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Port-au-Prince

Arrive at any time in Port-au-Prince. Included airport transfer to the start hotel.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Arrival Airport Transfer (0.33-0.50 hours)

02

Day 2: Port-au-Prince/Jacmel (1B, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Jacmel City Tour
Art Creation Foundation for Children Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 93km)

03

Day 3: Jacmel (1B, 1D)

Get into the heart of Jacmel's Carnival and take in the creativity and colours of giant papier-mâché 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.

Included Activities:
Jacmel Carnival Parade

04

Day 4: Jacmel (1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit the breathtaking pools and cascades of Bassin-Bleu before capping off the day with a beach barbecue.

Included Activities:
Bassin-Bleu Visit

05

Day 5: Jacmel/Cap-Haïtien (1B, 1L)

Drive back to Port-au-Prince before boarding a flight to Cap-Haïtien.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 93km)
Plane (1.00 hour(s))

06

Day 6: Cap-Haïtien (1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit the famous Citadelle Laferrière, a UNESCO-designated mountaintop fortress. After, visit the sugarcane fields and learn to make famous Haitian rum.

Included Activities:
Citadelle Laferrière Visit
Rum Distillery Visit

07

Day 7: Cap-Haïtien/Port-au-Prince (1B)

Enjoy a walking tour around Cap-Haïtien 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.

Included Activities:
Cap-Haïtien Walking Tour
Kasav Making Lesson

Transport:
Plane (1.00 hour(s))

08

Day 8: Port-au-Prince (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Port-au-Prince City Tour

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Day 9: Port-au-Prince (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • Jacmel city tour
    • Carnival parade viewing (Jacmel)
    • Bassin-Bleu visit
    • G Adventures-supported Art Creation Foundation for Children visit with lunch
    • Citadelle Laferrière visit (Cap-Haïtien)
    • Rum distillery visit
    • Cap-Haïtien city tour
    • Kasav making demonstration
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts)
    • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, private vehicle, walking
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Tour Highlights:
  • Celebrate Carnival in Jacmel
  • Jump into the turquoise pools of Bassin-Bleu
  • Visit a foundation teaching arts to at-risk youth
  • Learn about Vodou culture and savour creole cuisine.