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Ecological tour

Rediscover your natural self in 7 days of Eco-Adventure

Supporting Conservation of North Haiti Wildlife and the Ecology through Eco-Adventure Tour

There is plenty for one to explore in the Northern region of Haiti from beautiful lagoons, over 1000 miles of mangroves, countless cascading waterfalls, and dozens of mountains covered with tropical vegetation. Certain botanical families are particularly rich in endemic species. With flora and fauna, and a variety of reptiles and bird life, you can enjoy nature in the most meaningful way. You will be in nature and explore exciting places while you walk, hike and climb moderately. You will enjoy these tours no matter your fitness level or age, because these tours are soft expeditions, where your comfort is our main concern. You will explore nature and return to comfortable accommodations in the evening to get a good night sleep. 

 

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OUR PROGRAM

Itinerary

7 Days Land tour

Day 1
This Journey begins in the town of La Rue to visit the most beautiful Eco-Museum in the country, an organic Distillery, honey bees production site, and Plantation Homes. We head back to Cap Haitian to wine and dine, take a promenade on the Boulevard and get ready to groove the night away under the sky at Rendez-vous or Decoplage Bar restaurant. (D)

Day 2
Enjoy a short bus ride to the historic seaside village of Limonade. Next, we enjoy a fun horseback ride on the shore and on a dirt road to visit the ruins of the City of Porto Real, America’s 2nd oldest city. We hop back on our horses to discover Basin Manbo. We set up our tents and enjoy the dozens of cascading waterfalls and basins. We spend the night on the 900 hectares of organic farm in the town of Ferrier. (B L D)

Day 3
We head to Lagoon aux Boeufs, a small wetland, approximately 450 hectare brackish estuary lake. The winter months are the best time to explore the diversity of the species when migratory species arrive from northern latitudes and utilize the lagoon. We continue our journey to  nearby town to experience the country life and cascading falls.  (B L D)

Days 4 – 5

The best of North Haiti’s Natural Beauty combined in a seamless two days and one night in the town of Dondon, the Ecological Capital of the region. There we explore more than a dozens caves, forest, waterfall, historical ruins through a series of treks, hikes, and horseback ride. ( B L D overnight)

Day 6
We spend the entire day on the Atlantic coast where we explore at least 20 unspoiled, uninhabited beaches, islets and many small islands. Do fresh lobsters, fishes and organic tropical fruits sound good to you? Well, we will enjoy lunch and dinner on the coast, barefoot on the beach. ( B L D)

DAY 7
Flight back home. ( B L)

Included

A small, friendly group of 6-15 people— half the size of most tour groups
Full-time services of a certified DHN tour ambassador and local expertswho will make the fascinating history, art and culture of North Haiti come alive for you
All tours and admissions — at no extra cost — covering at least 20 group sightseeing events All group transportation>
6 nights accommodationsin memorable, centrally-located hotels
All breakfasts and dinners
All tips for guides and driver
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 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
Note: You are responsible for the cost of your drinks and free-time sightseeing. See our for important details regarding everything listed above

Land price does 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


cascading waterfalls and basins, 30 different beaches, sterlin organic farm, native cooking lesson and experience, opportunity to make the world greener by participating in tree planting activity.

Need to know
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.

Single-entry tourist visa: US$25. This visa requirement only applies to nationals of Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Panama who do not have a valid US, Canadian or Schengen visa in their passport. Processing time varies, but nationals requiring visas should apply at least one month before travel.

Incidentals

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 repellent containing DEET or Icaridin
  • Mosquito net
  • Saline eye drops
  • 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.

Common sense

Do not photograph individuals without first seeking their permission.

Don’t wear jewelry or conspicuously carry valuables.

Demonstrations are common occurrences in Haiti but mostly in Port Au Prince. We recommend that you avoid all large gatherings, as crowd behavior can be unpredictable. Visitors encountering roadblocks, demonstrations, or large crowds should remain calm and depart the area quickly and avoid confrontation. Be particularly cautious on days when political activities are planned. Take common-sense precautions and avoid any event where crowds may congregate.

 

Accommodation
Explore Dondon and Grand Rivier Du Nord.

IS THIS TRIP FOR ME

PSYCH PHYSICAL SKILL
Unfamiliar and exotic culture Walking at moderately high altitudes Hiking

Weather


Haiti has a tropical climate. The dry season runs from November through to March (with January and February being the cooler months with daytime temperature averaging around 24ºC). It can be very hot (32-37ºC) and humid between May and November, with heavy rains at times and the possibility of hurricanes between August and October. Haiti has an average of 7-8 hours sunshine per day with a more or less constant humidity of 65%. Water temperature normally ranges from 24 to 28ºC. Once you head up to the mountains (Kenscoff and Furcy) temperatures fall off, and an extra layer is recommended, especially in the winter months between November and March.

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