$ 682  USD /adult

Carnival of Jacmel 2018

 Jacmel  Port-au-Prince

Come live one of the most beautiful Caribbean Carnival in the most colorful city of Haiti. Jacmel has a notable carnival activity in the Caribbean region and one of his characters (Roba La Gallina, imitation or caricature of the planter's wife) was adopted by the carnival of the Dominican Republic.
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.

Highlights

  • 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

Wednesday January  31st 2018 - Port-au-Prince - Arrival - Breakfast

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.

Thursday February 1st 2018 - Jacmel - Breakfast

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.

Friday February 2nd 2018 - Visit of Bassin Bleu / Suggested excursion: Dance party at Congo Club - Breakfast

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.

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 - Jacmel - Guided tour of the city: Jacmel reality of yesterday and today - Breakfast

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

Sunday, February 4th 2018 - Jacmel - Carnival Day !!! - Breakfast

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.

Monday, February 5th, 2018 - Jacmel - Let's go surfing - Breakfast

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.

Tuesday  February 6th 2018 - Jacmel / Port-au-Prince - Visa Lodge - Breakfast

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!

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 - Port-au-Prince / Departure - Breakfast

Included options
  • 2 nights at the Visa Lodge hotel including breakfast
  • 5 nights at the Colin's Hotel including breakfast
  • Private Transfer Port-au-Prince / Jacmel
  • Excursion to Bassin Bleu
  • Guided tour of the city of Jacmel
  • Carnival of Jacmel (Assistance on a private stand)
  • Introduction to surfing including board rental for half a day
Non-included options
  • Optional excursions
  • International flight
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist tax of $10 payable at the entrance of the country
  • gratuities
  • OPC fees

Policies

Reservation, subscription and payment policies
Rate per person, based on 6 people. A minimum of 6 people are expected. Subject to availability at the time of payment and reservation. By clicking on the BOOKING button above, you can pay directly online.
Insurances
To cover cancellation fees and other travel risks, we suggest a package insurance with Manulife 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.
** Please note that the agency can not offer insurance to travelers residing outside the province of Quebec.
Cancellation policies
This trip will be taken care of by the travel agency PASSION TERRE (holder of a permit from the Office of Consumer Protection 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 considered necessary to ensure a quality service.
Responsibility
In case of cancellation after the payment of the deposit, it is retained.

60 days or less before departure: the amount of the package is 100% non-refundable.


From 31-01-2018 To 07-02-2018
3 travellers
$ 682  USD /adult