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The Cultural Tour


7 Days Land Tour     $1399 PP

Bien vivre (the sweet life) describes the intimate and simple way of living in North Haiti. This tour — with a tasty focus on North Haiti cuisine and culture — helps you live it. Starting in the colonial city of Cap Haitian, our tour ambassador will take you through the city’s seductive neighborhood: artistic market, private home and museum, ancient ruins, and off-the-beaten-path historic towns and rural villages. You’ll be immersing yourself with les gens du Nord and their culture, learning about everything, from making makouti to fish net, painting and dancing, making local rum — even attending to local community events. Join us for this cultural journey in 7 Days!

OUR PROGRAM

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Haiti, a tour Ambassador greets and transfers you and your group to your hotel. After a brief interval to refresh and orient yourself, we head to the colonial city of Cap for an in-depth walking tour.

Day 2

We drive around the city for a brief tour then head to Vertieres to see the Monuments of the Heroes of the Haitian Independence. Next we visit Au du Cap to see the birthplace of General Toussaint L’ouverture. Travel off the beaten path to discover the Ancient Kingdom of Haiti in the town of Milot. Enjoy a special show by a local group while you are enjoying the delectable Northern Haitian cuisine.

Day 3

We visit several unspoiled and secluded beaches, islets, and island. Enjoy an uninterrupted date with nature at one of the beaches; enjoy lunch at Beli Beach while enjoying live traditional Haitian music. Next, we travel 20 minutes by boat to beach St. Michel to have more fun, more food, and more music.

Day 4

We learn and experience the everyday life of the people in the region. This morning we enjoy an early breakfast then we take a Northern Haitian Creole lesson. Next we take a walk to the bustling and busy marketplace to buy groceries and cook lunch and dinner for the group with help from a local chef. In the evening, we are going to learn how to Sucre, which is a style of dancing in Northern Haitian culture

Day 5

We enjoy breakfast and attend a complimentary Karate session in a beautiful park near the hotel.

Day 6

Today we board a boat to a nearby fishing village for a countryside tour. We board our tour bus, a brief tour of Limonade and Terrier Rouge before visiting the picturesque town of Fort Liberte.

Day 7

We enjoy an early breakfast, we grab our belongings and on our way to the airport. Before we leave the city, we take a tour to a private museum available exclusively for our visitors. Enjoy one last ride to the famous Catholic school, College Notre Dame for a panoramic view of the City of Cap Haitian.

Included

A small, friendly group of 6-15 people— half the size of most tour groups, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.

Full-time services of a certified DHN tour ambassador and local experts who will make the fascinating history, art and culture of North Haiti come alive for you

All tours and admissions — at no extra cost — covering many group sightseeing events all group transportation

6 nights accommodations in memorable, centrally-located hotels

All breakfasts and dinners

All tips for guides and driver

Hotel taxes

Guaranteed tour price, locked in the moment you make your deposit

Optional single supplements— this tour has a limited number of private rooms for solo travelers for an additional fee

Free money through our referral program

Free consulting/appointment with our in-house experts to assist with your pre- or post-tour travel plans

Flexibility should you need to transfer, or cancel/interrupt your tour

Fine print: You are responsible for the cost of your drinks and free-time sightseeing. See our for important details regarding everything listed above.

Land Costs Do Not Include

  • International airfare
  • Airport departure
  • Optional tipping and gratuities
  • Additional hotel nights made necessary by airlines schedule changes or other factor
  • Traveler’s insurance
  • Any expenses of a personal nature, i.e. alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.

Highlights

Cap Haitian City_A National Heritage Sites

Citadelle Laferriere:UNESCO site

Sans Souci Palace:UNESCO site

Countryside tour

Fosse Capois:National Park

Habitation Detreuille:French Plantation

Mache Cluny:prefabricated iron market import from Europe

Complimentary cooking class

Complimentary dancing and Creole lesson

Participation in community events

Incidentals

Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

A passport valid for six months from date of entry to Haiti is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above. A visa is not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Haiti of up to 90 days. Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Haiti.

Your health

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for this trip. Recommended vaccinations for this trip are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is essential on this trip, and we suggest that you seek advice from your Doctor or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take. Dengue fever and/or Chikungunya are known risks in places visited on this trip. Both are tropical viral diseases spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for either, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

A basic travel health kit is important no matter where you travel. First aid supplies and medications may not always be readily available in other countries or may be different from those available in your country. A good travel health kit contains enough supplies to prevent illness, handle minor injuries and illnesses, and manage pre-existing medical conditions for longer than the duration of your trip.

Discuss the use of medications with your health care provider before departure and carefully follow the directions for use, including dosage and when to seek medical care. Bring more than enough medication to last your entire trip.

Here is a basic list of medications to be included in your travel health kit:

  • Any prescription or over-the-counter medication you normally use
  • 1% hydrocortisone cream to treat minor skin irritation, such as itching caused by bug bites or poison ivy
  • Allergy medication, such as an antihistamine, or epinephrine prescribed by your doctor, such as an Epinephrine auto-injector (EpiPen®)
  • Anti-diarrheal medication
  • Anti-motion sickness medication
  • Antifungal and antibacterial ointments or creams to apply to wounds to prevent infection.
  • Cold and flu medications, such as decongestants, cough suppressants or throat lozenges
  • Pain and fever medication, such as acetylsalicylic acid (e.g., Aspirin®), ibuprofen (e.g., Advil®), or acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol®)
  • Stomach and intestinal medication, such as antacids and laxatives
  • If recommended, destination-specific medication, like those for malaria or high-altitude sickness
  • If you need to use needles or syringes, take more than enough to last for your entire trip and carry a medical certificate from your health care provider explaining that the needles or syringes are for medical use.

Other items
You may include these items depending on personal preference, destination, and activities:

  • Aloe gel for sunburns
  • Adequate supply of condoms
  • Ear plugs to reduce noise or stop contaminated water from entering the ear canal
  • Insect repellents containing Deets or Icaridin
  • Mosquito net
  • Saline eye drops
  • Organic sunscreen
  • Water purification filter or tablets

Keep clean.

Wash your hands often, keep your nails clean, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Hand sanitizers can be helpful however, since they target bacteria, not viruses, they should be used as an adjunct to, rather than a replacement for, hand washing with soap and warm water.

Exercise

Physically, travel is great living — healthy food, lots of activity, fresh air, and all those stairs! If you’re a couch potato, try to get in shape before your trip by taking long walks. People who regularly work out have plenty of options for keeping in shape while traveling. Biking is a great way to burn some calories — and get intimate with a destination.Traveling runners can enjoy Cap Haitian from a special perspective — at dawn. Swimmers will find that North Haiti has plenty of beautiful and unspoiled beaches. Whatever your racket, if you want to badly enough, you’ll find ways to keep in practice as you travel. Most Hotels have private tennis clubs welcome foreign guests for a small fee, which is a good way to make friends as well as stay fit.

Get enough sleep Know how much sleep you need to stay healthy (generally 7–8 hours per night).

Clothing

Since you’ll spend a lot of time outdoors, we recommend packing lightweight cotton clothing that can be layered as temperatures change throughout the day. You should also bring comfortable shoes that don’t expose the skin, such as sneakers or lightweight hiking boots, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. As you’re preparing to go, make sure you label your baggage and pack any valuables, medications and documents in your carry-on luggage.

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