$ 743  USD /adult

Haiti’s cultural legacy through Jacmel and Port-au-Prince

 Jacmel  Port-au-Prince  Bassin Bleu  Tour de ville Jacmel  Musee du Pantheon National  Colin's Hotel  Visa Lodge Hotel  Excursion Jacmel Nature  Excursion Jacmel hier et aujourd'hui  Village de Noailles  Team's favorites

With this circuit, Jacmel will no longer have secrets for you.
Discover why Jacmel is classified as a Creative City by UNESCO. You will visit its Historical Center to understand its rich history. You will discover its architectural uniqueness, the well-kept historical secret of each of the ancestral houses, the story of the famous Carnival, its artisanal production as well as its gastronomy's. You will live the nightlife of the city.
To unwind a little, we will make you discover the famous Bassin Bleu.

Highlights

  • National Pantheon Museum
  • Stay In Jacmel in a colonial architectural hotel
  • History and architecture of Jacmel
  • Papier mache workshop, making your own mask
  • Bassin Bleu
  • Etang Bossier
  • Connecting with the local, the jacmelian peasantry

Your experience in details

Day 1 : Port-au-Prince - Arrival

Upon your arrival at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, you will be welcomed and transferred to the splendid Visa Lodge hotel.

You will appreciate the tranquility of this hotel as well as its restaurant.

Once registered and installed, take some time to rest. Ordering a Prestige beer while enjoying the freshness of the pool would be a good way to enjoy the hotel facilities and start your vacation.

Day 1 : Port-au-Prince - Arrival

Day 2 : Port-au-Prince / Jacmel - Excursion : National Pantheon Museum - Breakfast 

Upon awakening, the sweet aroma of Haitian coffee will tell you it's time for a tasty breakfast. Enjoy every minute during your meal.

Then get ready for a guided tour of the Haitian National Pantheon Museum in the capital. It's an architectural masterpiece reminding the houses of Haiti's first inhabitants, the Tainos. The Museum is a true testimony of Haiti's history, the Tainos, the slavery and the independence.

Once the visit is over, you will be driven to Jacmel. On the road, beautiful landscapes will pass before your eyes; you will understand why Haiti means «mountainous land». You will cross the southern mountain range offering exceptional panoramas. Ask the driver to make a stop so you can immortalize your favorite landscape.

It is at Colin's Hotel that you will be warmly welcomed and will register. Colin's Hotel is an old house from the end of the 19th century, converted into a hotel. It has recently been restored and decorated to preserve the colonial architecture of the old Jacmel. Colin's Hotel is a reminder of the charm of the buildings of its time.

Once installed in your room, get to know the hotel.

In the evening, we suggest you to try restaurant Chez Chantal located a few minutes walk from the hotel to enjoy a delicious smoked fish ($$$).

Day 2 : Port-au-Prince / Jacmel - Excursion : National Pantheon Museum - Breakfast   

Day 3 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel, yesterday's and today's reality + Jacmel at night - Breakfast

After a hearty breakfast, get ready to understand the difference between the two realities of Jacmel. You'll be told the city's history; since its foundation until today. A guide will tell the story of the oldest houses in the city, as well as their well-kept secrets.

After this excursion, for dinner, Florita hotel's restaurant will be suggested ($$$).

In the evening, a second excursion called «Jacmel at night» awaits you. It will immerse you in the symbolic history of voodoo through its philosophy, practices, rhythms and particular, but significant singings. Your guide will accompany you to a voodoo temple with the presence of a priest to trace a "vèvè" and answer all your questions.

Day 3 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel, yesterday's and today's reality + Jacmel at night - Breakfast

Day 4 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel through its masks, legendary characters and its Papier mache - Breakfast

Upon awakening, you will have breakfast calmly. The excursion of the day will show you why Jacmel is called «Creative City». It will present to you the city's carnival culture through its craft products. You will discover the close relationship between the annual carnival, its papier mache masks and the legendary characters. You will visit a workshop so you can make your own mask. Finally, your guide will take you to play the conga to the rhythm of Konpa (Haitian cultural dance). You will synchronize your hands with the rhythm of this catchy music.

In the evening, have a relaxing moment: visit Florita hotel to taste their specialty, sour rum; or head to the Kombo Club for a delicious Prestige beer.

Day 4 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel through its masks, legendary characters and its Papier mache - Breakfast

Day 5 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel and its nature - Breakfast

In the morning, the aroma of the good Haitian coffee will tell you it's breakfast time.

The excursion of the day is under the theme of nature. You will discover the nature side of the city through its authentic sites and the life of the Jacmelian peasantry (Etang Bossier, La Vallee, etc.). You will breathe the forest's perfume while walking with your guide.

In the evening, you will relax by going to the Barack or the Vatican club to dance to the sound of rhythmic music ... you will not be able to resist the music that will invite you to dance.

Day 5 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel and its nature - Breakfast

Day 6 : Excursion : Bassin Bleu waterfalls - Breakfast

You will wake up peacefully and wait impatiently for the cherry on the sundae while you have breakfast. This cherry is: Bassin Bleu. A jewel composed of extraordinary falls and caves. The cool water of this waterfall is surprisingly limpid. By diving in it, you will feel like entering a fountain of youth. The time you'll spend in Bassin Bleu will be memorable, because it will provide you a lot of fun.

In the evening, you will go through a range of emotions by attending plays prepared by the youth of the community at the Alliance Francaise.

Day 6 : Excursion : Bassin Bleu waterfalls - Breakfast

Day 7 : Jacmel / Port-au-Prince - Excursion : Noailles Village - Activity : Hiking and shopping gifts and souvenirs - Breakfast

Your last hours in Jacmel. After breakfast, take a short walk on the legendary Boulevard du Bord de Mer, very close to the hotel. Take the opportunity to visit the artisans' shops, and buy souvenirs for you and your loved ones.

Around 10am, you will be driven to return to Visa Lodge hotel.

After dropping your luggages in your room, the driver will take you to Village Noailles in Croix-des-Bouquets (about 30 minutes from the hotel). This village is home to many artisans who make beautiful works with cut iron. By visiting a workshop, you will have the opportunity to create your own work under the sharp eye and guidance of an expert.

Day 7 : Jacmel / Port-au-Prince - Excursion : Noailles Village - Activity : Hiking and shopping gifts and souvenirs - Breakfast

Day 8 : Port-au-Prince - Departure - Breakfast

In the morning, the coffee aroma will say «good morning» one last time. You will have a good breakfast.

Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

Looking forward to seeing you again in Haiti to explore a new region !

Day 8 : Port-au-Prince - Departure - Breakfast

Included options
  • 5 nights at Collin's Hotel in Jacmel with breakfast
  • 2 nights at Visa lodge hotel in Port-au-Prince with breakfast
  • Private transfer round trip Port-au-prince / Jacmel
  • Private transfer round trip Toussaint Louverture airport / Visa Lodge
  • Excursions mentioned in the program
Non-included options
  • Excursions non-mentioned
  • Suggested Activities followed by ($$$)
  • International and domestic flight,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Travel insurance,
  • Tourist tax of $ 10 CAD payable at the at the entrance of the country
  • Tips
  • OPC fees

Policies

Reservation, subscription and payment policies
Price subject to availability according to your dates of travel. If the hotel is full during your dates, you will be able to suggest others to the specialist who will take care of your file, or ask for a refund.
Children from 0 to 36 months do not pay when they share a room with an adult.
By clicking on the BOOKING button above, you can pay directly online. After payment a specialist will contact you to send you your invoice and finalize your reservation.
After your payment, specify all the desired excursions to your specialist. The supplement will be asked accordingly.
Insurances
To cover the cost of cancellation and other risks of the trip, we suggest a package insurance with the RBC company including:
+ Cancellation and interruption.
+ Flight accident.
+ Accident in a common carrier.
+ Emergency medical expenses.
+ Luggage and personal effects.
Insurance must be taken at the time of deposit.
Cancellation policies
60 days or more (60+) before the departure date, all deposits will be refunded in full.
59 days or less (59-) before the departure date, any deposit is retained, package is 100% non-refundable.
Responsibility
This trip will be taken care of by the travel agency PASSION TERRE (holder of a permit from the Office of the Protection of Consumers of Quebec # 701082), specialized in sustainable travel in Haiti.

PASSION TERRE, its agents and representatives act as agents of various transportation companies, suppliers of accommodation in Canada and abroad. In case of force majeure, PASSION TERRE reserves the right to cancel, change or modify all or part of the trip in its own discretion with or without prior notice to passengers. In addition, PASSION TERRE reserves the right to refuse any registration of one or more persons, if deemed necessary to ensure a quality service.


From 13-04-2019 To 21-04-2019
3 travellers
$ 743  USD /adult