$ 569  USD /adult

Jacmel, the creative city and its secrets

 Jacmel  Team's favorites  Bassin Bleu  Tour de ville Jacmel  Colin's Hotel  Excursion Jacmel Nature  Excursion Jacmel hier et aujourd'hui

Discover why Jacmel is called Creative City and considered the cultural capital of Haiti.
You will visit the Historical Center of Jacmel to learn the rich history of the city. You will discover its architectural uniqueness, the well-kept historical secret of each of the ancestral houses, the history of the famous Carnival of Jacmel, its artisanal production as well as it's gastronomy's. You will live the nightlife of the city.
To relax a bit, we will make you discover the famous Bassin Bleu, a jewel that has left no tourist indifferent.

Highlights

  • Stay in Jacmel in a hotel with a colonial architecture
  • Unique history and architecture of Jacmel
  • Papier mache workshop, making your own mask
  • The incredible Bassin Bleu
  • Étang Bossier
  • Connection with the local, the Jacmelian peasantry

Your experience in details

Day 1: Port-au-Prince / Jacmel

Our team will welcome you warmly at the airport of Port-au-Prince. The driver will take you with pleasure to the south.

On the road, breathtaking landscapes will pass in front your eyes. You will cross the southern mountain range offering exceptional panoramas; you will understand why Haiti means «mountainous land».

Once in Jacmel, Colin's Hotel will receive you cordially. Colin's Hotel is an old house dating from the late 19th century, converted into a hotel. The house has been beautifully restored and decorated to preserve the colonial architecture of the old Jacmel.

Day 1: Port-au-Prince / Jacmel

Day 2 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel, yesterday's and today's reality - Breakfast

Upon awakening, the sweet aroma of Haitian coffee will tell you it's time for breakfast. Enjoy every sip of this unique coffee.

Then, get ready to understand the difference between the two realities of Jacmel. The city's history will be told, from its founding to today. A guide will reveal the history of the most important old houses of the city, as well as their well-kept secrets.

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

In the evening, a second excursion, named «Jacmel at night» awaits you. This second course will tell you the symbolic history of voodoo through its philosophy, practices, rhythms and captivating songs. Your guide will also take you to a voodoo temple with the presence of a priest to draw a "vèvè" for you and answer all your questions.

Day 2 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel, yesterday's and today's reality - Breakfast

Day 3 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel through its masks, legendary characters and its papier mache - Breakfast

In the morning upon awakening, you will take the time to enjoy your breakfast.

The next excursion will show you why Jacmel is called «Creative City». it will introduce you to the city's carnival culture through it's craft products. You will discover the close relationship between the annual carnival, its papier mache masks and the legendary characters. You will also visit a workshop to make your own mask; you will see, the experience is unforgettable. Finally, the guide will take you to play the conga to the rhythm of Konpa (Haitian cultural dance).

In the evening, head to Florita hotel to taste their specialty, sour rum; or go to the Kombo Club for a delicious Prestige beer.

Day 3 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel through its masks, legendary characters and its papier mache - Breakfast

Day 4 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel and its nature - Breakfast

In the morning, you will wake up peacefully with the coffee's aroma while you'll have breakfast.

The excursion of the day will explain to you the city's nature side through its natural sites and the life of the Jacmelian peasantry (Étang Bossier, La Vallée, etc.).

In the evening, you will relax by going to the Barack or the The Vatican club to dance to the sound of rhythmic music.

Day 4 : Jacmel - Excursion : Jacmel and its nature - Breakfast

Jour 5 : Jacmel - Excursion : Bassin Bleu waterfalls - Breakfast

After a delicious breakfast, hurry to savor the cherry on the sundae: bathing day in Blue Basin, a must !

Bassin Bleu is both falls formed by three natural pools and extraordinary caves. By diving in it, you'll feel like you're submerged by a fountain of youth. Bassin Bleu will welcome you not only to refresh you, but also to allow you to contemplate one of the most beautiful natural sites of Haiti. Bring a lunch because it is guaranteed that you will want to spend several hours there.

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

Jour 5 : Jacmel - Excursion : Bassin Bleu waterfalls - Breakfast

Jour 6 : Jacmel / Port-au-Prince - Activity : Walk and gifts & souvenirs purchase - Breakfast

Your last hours in Jacmel. After breakfast, you will have time to take a short walk on the legendary Boulevard du Bord de Mer, just outside the hotel. Visit the craftsmen's shops and buy small gifts and souvenirs for you and your loved ones !

Around 12pm, you will take the road towards the airport of Port-au-Prince. Jacmel thanks you for your visit and hopes to see you again soon.

Jour 6 : Jacmel / Port-au-Prince - Activity : Walk and gifts & souvenirs purchase - Breakfast

Included options
  • 5 nights at the Collin's Hotel in Jacmel with breakfast
  • Private Transfer round trip Port-au-Prince / Jacmel
  • 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 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 cancellation fees and other travel risks, you must be covered by Travel Insurance.
If you do not have one, we suggest a Travel Insurance with RBC 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 19-04-2019
3 travellers
$ 569  USD /adult