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The Mystical Worlds of Voodoo


To really discover and experience the mystery of the country, you must first explore the essence that makes it mysterious. Voodoo, the mirror of the country’s past, struggles, and triumphs. Its reflections manifest in every aspect of the Haitian society. For those who are intellectually curious and ready for adventures that create life-changing and magical experience, our mystical tour will satisfy your hunger for learning. As an interactive tour, there’s plenty of opportunity to ask questions or even receive a private consultation if desired. Interested?

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OUR PROGRAM

Itinerary

7 Days Land tour

Day 1
Enjoy a welcome dinner at your hotel and your MYSTICAL, educational adventure begins with guided walking tour on the charming City of Cap Haitian. As the night finally arrives, you will enjoy a Voodoo show by a local group designed especially for you, as a token of appreciation. (Dinner)

Day 2-3
Discover the secret ritual sites of the Taino Indians, travel though underground pathways that lead you from one town to the next to explore the many ceremonial places, learn the sacred arts and signs of voodoo, learn and experience firsthand the science of natural healing using herbs and all the elements of life. As an added bonus, intellectually curious travelers can attend a live ceremony and rituals practice. On this tour you will not only learn the difference between a Lakou and Habitation, you will also visit the first Lakou in the country, which dates back to the late 1600′s. (B L D)

Day 4
xplore the town of Plaine du Nord and famous mud pool also known as ”Basin St Jacques”, which holds the title for the most celebrated Voodoo Festival in the country. Next we visit Bois Caiman, the place where the Bookman, a Voodoo Priest sacrificed a pig during the ceremony on the eve of the last battle in which the Haitian army defeated Napoleon’s army. There are many speculations around the Ceremony of Bois Caiman; you can rest assured that you will be taught the most accurate and relevant history. ( B L D)

Day 5
Today, we tour the northern coastline to enjoy some of the most pristine beaches of the country while being enlightened about impact of the voodoo on everyday’s lives of the serviteurs. Enjoy lunch and dinner at two distinctive seaside restaurants and we then head back to the hotel. ( B L D)

Day 6
Visit Habitation Campeche in the town of Acul du Nord to experience the unique style of cultural and ancient traditional drum beating called Tambour Mayenguin and Folkloric dance competition, art exposition and festival of traditional troubadour music. Enjoy a ceremony and a traditional dance called tresse ruban, invented by the slaves during 17th century. ( B L D)

DAY 7
En route to the Tourist and fetish Market for some last minute shopping. We hope that you have come away with deep insight and understanding of the Voodoo religion and its serviteurs. Bon voyage!

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 money through our referral program
Free consulting/appointment with our in-house experts to assist with your pre- or post-tour travel plans
Flexibilityshould 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


Visit to lakou Dereal Guided tour to several temples Learning voodoo arts, culture, and healing techniques Interview with voodoo Voodoo priest and priestess

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
The hotels and resorts in the region are quiet small but small doesn’t mean compromising on quality. They tend to be historical homes, palaces, and old charm hostelries with many amenities like most modern hotels. Majority of the hotels have a pool, those that do not have pools are usually right on the beach or within walking distance. A full and healthy complementary breakfast is always included. If you require a single supplement, let us know at the time of booking so that we can plan accordingly. There maybe instances where single supplement is not available. In such case, we will transfer you to another nearby hotel at no additional cost to you.

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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IS THIS TRIP FOR ME

PSYCH  PHYSICAL SKILL
 Exposing to new culture  Walk at least a mile daily  Hiking
 Attend to religious ceremony  Crossing small river  Horseback riding