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The Citadelle Tour

The Citadelle was built to protect the newly independent country from the enemy. Though the enemy never came, the fort will conquer anyone with its magnificent architecture and rich history. Known as the 8th wonder of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982.The Citadelle Laferriere is the largest and most impressive fortress in the entire Americas. It is the world most significant symbol of liberty. The Citadelle is in fact the number attraction the Caribbean and should be visited by all who travel to the Caribbean. The massive stone structure was built by up to 20,000 workers between 1805 and 1820 as part of a system of fortifications which included  included Fort Jacques and Fort Alexandre, built on the mountains overlooking in the western part of the island.

OUR PROGRAM

Overview

The Citadelle was built to protect the newly independent country from the enemy. Though the enemy never came, the fort will conquer anyone with its magnificent architecture and rich history. Known as the 8th wonder of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982, the Citadelle Laferriere is the largest and most impressive fortress in the entire Americas. It is the world most significant symbol of liberty. The massive stone structure was built by up to 20,000 workers between 1805 and 1820 as part of a system of fortifications which included Fort Jacques and Fort Alexandre which overlooks the western part of the Island. The Citadelle was built several miles inland, and atop the 3,000 ft (910 m) Bonnet a L’eveque mountain, to deter attacks and to provide a lookout into the nearby valleys. The Citadelle can be seen almost from anywhere in the Northern side of the country. Whether you are in your hotel rooms, at the beach in the city of Cap Haitian, you can get a nice view of this Fortress. In fact, it is possible to sight the eastern coast of Cuba, some 90 miles (140 km) to the west from its rooftop.

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

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

Need to Know

  • 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?

No

 

INFORMATION

 

PRICE
$139.00 1-4 participant
$109.00 group of 5- 9
$99.00  group of 10- 15
Email us for group of more than 15

*Important message:For cruise ship passengers, remember to use the toilet facility before you get off the ship. All participants must be physically fit and able to climb numerous stairs. The entire seven-mile-trail starting in Milot, almost completely uphill, can be walked by experienced hikers