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Student Expedition

Put away the history, science and archaeology books, pack your bags, grab your journal, camera and get ready for an adventurous educational journey in the old New World. Your education is not complete until you travel to North Haiti. We will show step by step how the New World was formed, from colonization to globalization and freedom. We have selected the best of the grandest historical and cultural heritage sites to share with you. Experience the fascinating culture of the people of North Haiti, excavate the land to discover its mysterious past, learn what and why Haitian believes in religions. Are you ready to write your story from your own point of view?

OUR PROGRAM

Itinerary

Day 1

After you clear customs, our tour ambassador meets, greets and transfers you to your hotel. From there, your adventure begins.

Day 2

Set out on foot to discover the extraordinary history of the Ancient Kingdom of the North. We have two options to reach the 910 meter high mountain to see the biggest and most impressive fortress in the entire American Continent, hiking or horseback riding.

Day 3

Explore the stunning ecology and archaeology of the Northern region by bus and through a series of trekking, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing and walking.

Day 4

Explore the pristine Northern coastline, where we visit several islands including Amiga, which was named by Columbus. We eat lunch at Beli beach then dine and party at M&M Plage.

Day 5

This morning we travel though the Bay of Cap, where Santa Maria ran aground in 1492. Enjoy a 3 and half mile horseback ride on the black sand beach, visit a former Taino village where the Indians sheltered Columbus and his men after the crash. Hop on the bus and see more fascinating historical sites.

Day 6

Wake up to experience the beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. Next, we travel to the North East to learn about the Fortification system of the region. Visit old factories, segregated towns, and the river of massacre where thousands have died.

Day 7

Transfer to airport for a wonderful flight back home.

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

Colonial city tour

3 UNESCO sites

14 forts and batteries

7 caves

5 cascading falls

Vertieres

Breda

20 towns and cities

Cultural exchange with local students

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:

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.