Cap Haitian backdoor



The Cap Haitian backdoor trip allows you to visit some of Cap Haitian hidden and forgotten treasures located just outside the city of Cap. These nearby attractions reveal some of the most outstanding history in the country. Explore the legendary monuments of vertieres, discover the birth place of General Toussaint Louverture, habitation sites of former French Generals and other cultures who lived here in the prehistoric past. We’ve spent times in the area seeking out these sometimes subtle, elusive, less visited remains of prehistoric cultures. We cherish these areas and take our responsibility of visiting these sites very seriously. By sharing our knowledge, we hope to instill an admiration of the history of this beautiful region , as well as an understanding of their preservation and care, to all who would travel here.

•The National monuments at Vertieres
•Breda_the birth place of General Toussaint Louverture
•Plantation Home_ Habitation Detruielle
•The ruins of Habitation Duplat
•The distillery Larue

What’s Included

  • The expertise of DNH Tour certified tour ambassador for the duration of the tour
  • A small, friendly group of 6-15 people
  • All admissions — at no extra cost
  • Free purified bottle of water
  • All tips for guides and driver
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked in the moment you make your deposit
  • Flexibility should you need to transfer, or cancel/reschedule your tour
  • Fine print: You are responsible for the cost of your drinks and free-time sightseeing.

Frequently asked questions

Will I get back to the ship on time?

Yes. Although the cruise lines would like you to believe that independent tours carry this risk, we are well aware of your ship’s departure time, and our tours are designed to get you back to the ship with time to spare.

How do I book shore excursions?

If you know which tours you want to take, you can reserve them directly through our web site by adding them to your shopping cart and checking out just like you would do with a typical online purchase. If you are uncertain which tours you would like to take or want some advice or guidance on your tours, just email us.

How do I receive my booking confirmation and voucher?

Shortly after you reserve a tour, we will e-mail your confirmation which will include your tour vouchers as well as instructions on how and when to meet up with your guide for each tour.

When should I reserve my shore excursion?

Because some tours book up well in advance of the tour departure date, we recommend reserving your excursions as far in advance as possible.

Where do I go to start my tour?

Your booking confirmation will contain clear instructions on where and when to go to start each of your tours. It will also include instructions on what to do in the very unlikely event that you encounter difficulties in meeting up with your guide.

What is your cancellation policy?

With very few exceptions, you can cancel a tour up to 7 days in advance of tour departure and receive a full refund. The few exceptions to this rule are clearly noted in the tour description. If you would like to cancel a tour, simply email us, and we will be happy to assist you. Once you are within the 7 day tour departure window, the tour becomes non-refundable. This is because our operators have set aside space to accommodate your request and will often not be able to fill that space with another customer so close to departure.

What currency are the excursion prices shown in?

All prices are in US Dollars.

Will you refund my money if I miss my tour because the ship is late or cannot make it into port?

Yes. You will receive a full refund for your tour if you cannot make a tour departure due to a ship delay or a missed port call. You will of course also receive a full refund if weather or an equipment problem prevents the tour operator from delivering the tour. Simply let us know within two weeks of date of the tour, and we will issue a full refund.

Am I expected to tip the Guide/Driver?

Tipping is not encouraged and therefore it is not advisable.

How do I make changes to my tour reservations?

If you need to make changes to your reservation or to cancel a tour, just email us for immediate response.

Are children’s prices available?

Yes. Many of our tours offer children’s prices for children under the age of 12 years.

Are there any age restrictions on tours?

For most tours, there is no minimum age for children as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

May I take more than one tour in a single port of call? You can always additional sites or activities to your existing itinerary as long as you have a group of 6 participants of more.

Do you recommend for physically challenged passengers?



Time: 8 AM to 5 pm Duration: 5 to 6 hr or Full day Getting there: 4X4, Sport SUV, horseback riding What to wear: comfortable clothing, good hiking shoes or boot Who can go on this tour kids 14 Y/O and older What’s included: all your transportation, tips, gratuities, entrance fees to all parks, picnic style or lunch, What’s not included: travel insurance, medical coverage, What to take with you: Your camera, some cash for souvenir


$ 55.00 for  3-5 participants Easy to moderate  Light clothing
$ 45 for 6-9 participants walking
$35.00 for 10-15 participants

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