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Highlights Of Haiti

10 Days, Port-au-prince to Port-au-prince
Highlights Of Haiti

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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' read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 09 night's accommodation (Standard hotels (9 nts)).
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 5 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Plane, private van, walking).
  • Arrival Transfer.
  • Citadelle Laferriere visit (Cap-Haitien).
  • Rum distillery visit.
  • Cap-Haitien 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.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 105-140 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Port-au-Prince
Day 2 Port-au-Prince/Cap-Haitien
Day 3 Cap-Haitien
Day 4 Cap-Haitien/Jacmel
Day 5 Jacmel
Day 6 Jacmel/Port-Salut
Day 7 Port-Salut
Day 8 Port-Salut/Port-au-Prince
Day 9 Port-au-Prince
Day 10 Depart Port-au-Prince
Departures
  • Nov
    2017
  • Dec
    2017
  • Feb
    2018
  • Mar
    2018
  • Nov
    2018
  • Dec
    2018
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Fri, 17 Nov '17
  • Sun, 26 Nov '17
  • Fri, 22 Dec '17
  • Sun, 31 Dec '17
  • Fri, 16 Feb '18
  • Sun, 25 Feb '18
  • Fri, 23 Mar '18
  • Sun, 01 Apr '18
  • Fri, 23 Nov '18
  • Sun, 02 Dec '18
  • Fri, 21 Dec '18
  • Sun, 30 Dec '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Port-au-prince
  • Cap-haitien
  • Jacmel
  • Port-salut
  • Port-au-prince to Port-au-prince Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Port-au-Prince

    Arrive at any time in Port-au-Prince and transfer to the hotel in the city.

    Today is arrival day, so there are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting. You are free to arrive at the Port-au-Prince airport at any time where you will be met and transferred to our hotel in the city, which is approx. 30 minutes from the airport.

    Arrival Airport Transfer
    Tabarre - Port-au-Prince 19m-30m
    You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel to start your adventure.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    18:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Port-au-Prince/Cap-Haitien

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

    Fly to Cap-Haitien, on the northern coast. Visit the famous Citadelle Laferriere and the sugar cane fields. Learn to make famous Haitian rum with a "guildive". This traditional rum distillery (utilizing sugar cane juice) comes from an old French word derived from mispronouncing "kill devil", a welcomed side effect of drinking the rum.

    Plane
    Port-au-Prince - Cap-Haitien30m
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Citadelle Laferriere Visit
    Cap-Haitien
    Beginning in 1805, it took 20,000 men five years to build the imposing Citadelle Laferriere high atop a mountain in northern Haiti, 27km (17 mi) south of Cap-Haitien. This UNESCO World Heritage site is the biggest fortress in the Americas. Walk the grounds, imagine firing one of the 365 cannons, and admire the resilient architecture of this Haitian icon.

    Rum Distillery Visit
    Cap-Haitien
    Visit a traditional rum distillery (or "guildive") surrounded by sugar cane fields. Watch workers unload the cane, place it onto a conveyor and pressed to extract the sticky clear liquid. The belt is powered by a steam engine built in France in 1948. See the copper distillery drums and then sample some of the potent rum for which Haiti is famous. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 3 Cap-Haitien

    Enjoy a walking tour including the cathedral and main city market. Learn to make kasav, a traditional food of the native Taino people.

    Explore the city on foot to learn more about the area. With free time in the afternoon, opt to visit the beach on this northern shore.

    Enjoy learning how to make traditional kasav (a flat bread), a food of the native Taino people. The experience includes visiting a traditional facility where manyok (yucca) is transformed into kasav, which is eaten with meals as a flatbread. This dish and its preparation comes directly from the native Taino people who first inhabited the islands before Columbus' arrival.

    Cap-Haitien Walking Tour
    Cap-Haitien 2h
    Visit some of the highlights of the city including the city centre and the cathedral.

    Kasav Making Lesson
    Cap-Haitien
    Visit a local kitchen to learn how to turn manyok (yucca) into kasav, a type of flatbread. Learn the history and preparation of this traditional dish, passed down for generations from the native Taino people who first inhabited the islands before Columbus' arrival.

    Free Time
    Cap-Haitien Afternoon
    Explore the city or head to the beach. (Lunch,Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Cap-Haitien/Jacmel

    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 mache creations and wander past colourful mosaics on every wall.

    Flight
    Cap-Haitien - Port-au-Prince 30m Morning
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Private Vehicle
    Port-au-Prince - Jacmel 3h90km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Jacmel City Tour
    Jacmel
    Take a city tour focused on the art community here. Pop into artists' studios to view (and buy) papier-mache creations and hand-carved wooden animals and wander past colourful mosaics on every wall. (Breakfast,Dinner,Lunch)

  • DAY 5 Jacmel


    Visit the most famous attraction in the area, Bassin-Bleu. After a fun ride and a hike downhill, arrive at the natural blue pools and waterfalls. Jump in and cool off.

    Visit the most famous attraction in the area, Bassin-Bleu. This is a series of waterfalls and pools in the hills above Jacmel. The water is turquoise blue due to the minerals in the rocks. After a fun ride and a hike downhill, arrive at the pools and dive in! Jump off the rocks and cool off in the fresh pools.

    Private Vehicle
    Jacmel 30m10km
    Drive just 30 mins each way to visit Bassin-Bleu.

    Bassin-Bleu Visit
    Jacmel
    Visit the turquoise pools of Bassin-Bleu. A short hike takes you into the hidden paradise of the pools and waterfalls. Dare to leap off
    nearby cliffs or just slip in and relax in the water. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

  • DAY 6 Jacmel/Port-Salut

    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.

    Art Creation Foundation for Children Visit
    Jacmel
    The Art Creation Foundation for Children has a simple core belief - if a child can make a papier-mache bowl or bird, s/he will never have to beg, sell their body or starve. Practical and powerful. Visit the program and meet some of the 100+ at-risk children and youth who are now creating art, going to school and eating three meals a day.
    Share a homemade meal and learn more about this valuable community-building initiative in Jacmel.

    Private Vehicle
    Jacmel - Port-Salut 5h 225km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Dinner,Lunch,Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Port-Salut

    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.

    Private Vehicle
    Port-Salut - Port-a-Piment 45m 30km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Grotte Marie Jeanne Visit
    Port-Salut
    The Grotte Marie Jeanne is one of the largest cave systems in the Caribbean, located on a hill about a 20 min walk above Port-a-Piment. Bring your flashlight/torch, follow your guide and try not to be put off by the bat guano, spiders and scorpions. Marvel at the dramatic rock sculptures, the twin 'Two Candles' stalagmites, and learn more about the natural history of the region.

    Private Vehicle
    Port-a-Piment - Port-Salut 45m 30km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 8 Port-Salut/Port-au-Prince

    Travel back to Port-au-Prince.

    Enjoy a lazy morning in Port-Salut before travelling back to Port-au-Prince, stopping in Aquin en route.

    Private Vehicle
    Port-Salut - Port-au-Prince 5h 220km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 9 Port-au-Prince

    Enjoy an included city tour focusing on Haitian history, culture and the vibrant local arts scene. Visit the Iron Market (Marche 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.

    Enjoy an included city tour focusing on the history, unique culture and vibrant local arts scene. See the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake alongside colourful arts, crafts and traditional goods at the artist community of Atis Rezistans, where, out of the rubble, artists began to create new life, spawning an entire community. Visit the Iron Market (Marche en Fer) for artifacts related to the traditional Vodou (Voodoo) culture in Haiti.

    Meet a Voodoo priest and find beautiful metal art treasures in the fascinating iron-working community of Noailles at Croix-des-Bouquets. Fill up on delicious Creole cuisine and unique cultural experiences along the way.

    With time, opt to get a bird's eye view at the Belvedere on Boutilliers Hills, scanning the Bay of Port-au-Prince and city below.

    Enjoy a final night dinner together and toast to an amazing trip in this one-of-a-kind destination.

    Port-au-Prince City Tour
    Port-au-Prince
    Visit the Champ-des-Mars neighbourhood with stops at the remains of the National Palace and statues of the Unknown Maroon and Independence Heroes. See the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake side-by-side with colourful arts, crafts and traditional goods at the newly created artist community of Atis Rezistans. Search for artifacts related to the pervasive Vodou (Voodoo) culture in Haiti.

    Meet a Voodoo priest and find beautiful metal art treasures in the fascinating iron-working community of Noailles at Croix-des-Bouquets. Fill up on delicious Creole cuisine and unique cultural experiences along the way.
    With time, opt to get a bird's eye view at the Belvedere on Boutilliers Hills, scanning the Bay of Port-au-Prince and city below. (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 10 Depart Port-au-Prince

    Depart at any time. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 105-140 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.


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