Carnival of Jacmel 2018
During the Easter celebrations, a big parade of bands of rara under the rhythms of petro and congo, is organized there. The civil authorities organize it to promote Haitian culture, which is closely linked to that of southern Africa. Jacmel is also known for its patron day celebrations on the first of May every year. During this festival, the musical groups of Haiti meet in Jacmel and its surroundings for concerts called in Haitian Creole "ball".
Founded in 1868 by French settlers, renowned for its beaches, colorful houses, crafts and annual carnival, Jacmel is home to many famous Haitian painters and poets. It is considered the cultural capital of the country. The wrought iron balconies that run along the facades of the houses are typical and date back to colonial times.
- Carnival of Jacmel
- Visit of Bassin Bleu
- Visit of the city of Jacmel
- Initiation to surfing
Your experience in details
Wednesday January 31st 2018 - Port-au-Prince - Arrival - Breakfast
Upon your arrival at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince, you will be welcomed and transferred to the charming hotel Visa Lodge ... the adventure begins
Thursday February 1st 2018 - Jacmel - Breakfast
In the morning, departure from the hotel to Jacmel. On the road, breathtaking landscapes ... you will understand why Haiti means "mountainous lands". Indeed, you will cross the southern mountain range offering you exceptional panoramas. Ask the driver to stop so that you can immortalise (selfie, ...) the paradise view that passes in front of you.
Installation at the Colin's hotel which is located directly on the tourist site of Jacmel the most fashionable. Housed in an old house dating from the late nineteenth century that has been recently restored and decorated to preserve the colonial architecture of the ancient city of Jacmel, the hotel Colin's recalls all the charm of the homes of his time.
Friday February 2nd 2018 - Visit of Bassin Bleu / Suggested excursion: Dance party at Congo Club - Breakfast
30 minutes from the residence, this is the best kept secret in southern Haiti. This attraction is a must for all those who pass by Jacmel. The Bassin Bleu will welcome you not only to refresh you, but also to allow you to contemplate the beauty of Haiti and its natural treasures.
** Release suggestion:
In the evening, to start well the weekend of the carnival, we propose you to go to Congo Club. Barbancourt in honor, this bar visited by locals and foreigners, will make you vibrate all night on the beautiful terrace in front of the bay of Jacmel and the promenade by the sea.
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 - Jacmel - Guided tour of the city: Jacmel reality of yesterday and today - Breakfast
We will tell you the story of Jacmel since its foundation until today. Jacmel, created 50 years before Port-au-Prince, was for a long time the commercial capital and the artistic heart of the country. We will unveil the history of the most important old houses of the city, as well as their well-kept secrets.
Sunday, February 4th 2018 - Jacmel - Carnival Day !!! - Breakfast
It's the big day, that's why you're here. Jacmel darling! Go dancing in the carnival rhythms. The city has been preparing this event for months. The locals, the diaspora, the foreigners ... everyone is happy. If it's your first carnival, it will not be your last
Monday, February 5th, 2018 - Jacmel - Let's go surfing - Breakfast
Introduce yourself to surfing and playing in the waves!
The Jacmel region is renowned as a must-see spot. Its waves and deserted beaches are the refuge of surfers who flock from all over the world. On the supervision and trained by the team of Haiti Surf, you will try to control the waves of Kabic beach.
Tuesday February 6th 2018 - Jacmel / Port-au-Prince - Visa Lodge - Breakfast
After breakfast, contemplate the scenery one last time as you drive to Port-au-Prince. You can ask the driver to make a stop in town for last minute shopping. The driver will drive you to the hotel Visa Lodge.
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 - Port-au-Prince / Departure - Breakfast
Depending on your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Toussaint Louverture International Airport.
The stay is now over. You will leave with a smile and a sadness at the same time. See you in Haiti for exploring a new region or Jacmel!