Classic: Highlights of Haiti and Carnival (CAHC)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 10
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
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.
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, you'll visit the Bassin-Bleu waterfall, the famous Citadelle LaferriEre 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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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 12/31/2017
- 9 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Port-au-Prince||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)
|Day 2||Jacmel||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 Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 93km)
|Day 3||Jacmel||Day 3 Jacmel (1B, 1D)|
Get into the heart of Jacmels Carnival and take in the creativity and colours of giant papier-mAchE 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
|Day 4||Jacmel||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
|Day 5||Cap-Haitien||Day 5 Jacmel/Cap-HaItien (1B, 1L)|
Drive back to Port-au-Prince before boarding a flight to Cap-HaItien. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 93km) Plane (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Caphaitien||Day 6 Cap-HaItien (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Visit the famous Citadelle LaferriEre, a UNESCO-designated mountaintop fortress. After, visit the sugarcane fields and learn to make famous Haitian rum. Included Activities: Citadelle LaferriEre Visit Rum Distillery Visit
|Day 7||Port-au-Prince||Day 7 Cap-HaItien/Port-au-Prince (1B)|
Enjoy a walking tour around Cap-HaItien 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-HaItien Walking Tour Kasav Making Demonstration Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Port-au-Prince||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 (MarchE 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
|Day 9||Port-au-Prince||Day 9 Port-au-Prince (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: Local flights are included in the cost of your tour. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
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