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Good day. I have been to the DR many times over the years, and want to try something different. However I am not sure where to start. This will be a short trip (1 week) so this time I probably only have time for 1 or 2 places to see maximum.

Should I just go to Cap and stay there. Or, should I go to PAP stay in Pentonville for a couple days and then catch a ride to Jacmel?

If I decide to hire a private driver from PAP to Jacmel how much could I expect to pay? How long is the…

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General observations
So what did we think of Haiti? Despite the rigours of travel at times, we had a wonderful time and would go back, as we felt we hadn’t seen as much as we would have liked. We only had a vague plan of where and how we would travel, but there’s always a way, and with a few changes of plan it worked out really well.
It was not a cheap trip, costing us a lot more than Central/South America for example, but it is a unique place that you will not find anywhere else. The closest to…

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Artibonite valley – Saint-Marc
Next morning we were still unsure what to do about progressing northwards, as all enquiries indicated that going along national route 3 via Hinche was not a good idea. So we decided to take the alternative route down through the Artibonite valley and stay the night in Saint-Marc to break the journey. You have to take a tap-tap or two to Pont Sondé , where the road splits to head north towards Gonaives and south towards Saint-Marc and PaP. We ended up paying about…

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Les Cayes – Port Salut
We decided to try to get to Les Cayes directly from Jacmel in a day without going to PaP first. This turned out to be quite a long journey, consisting of 2 motos, a minibus and 3 tap-taps. It’s probably a lot easier to go to PaP first, as there is no direct transport from Jacmel to Les Cayes. We took a PaP-bound minibus to Carrefour Dufort (200HTG) and then caught a series of tap-taps that eventually got us to Les Cayes after about 6 hours in total. We relied on locals to…

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Hello again,

Below you can find the detailed report as follow up to my earlier post “3 week trip report from Haiti”.
It’s a long one, as I want to do justice to the country and provide as much information as possible for anyone else planning to visit.
It’s divided into sections for easier reading.

We flew into Santo Domingo in the DR as this was the easiest option for us. We stayed 2 nights in the Casa el Beaterio (100USD/night) in the centre, which was a great option – quiet and very centrally…

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Hello,

I've just returned from 3 weeks in Haiti and want to post a quick summary here, before posting a more detailed report later this week hopefully.

This is mostly as a response to the excellent information I received here before going.
It's difficult to get much up-to-date information on Haiti, so anything is appreciated.
We used the 2013 Bradt guide, but even that is partly outdated.

Firstly I would like to tell people that Haiti is a wonderful though greatly impoverished country, and…

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Hey guys! I've been getting lots of information from previous posts, so thanks already for that.

I will be in Haiti for my birthday at the end of the month. I wish I had more time to spend there, but I only have five days, and I'm trying to cram a lot into that small period of time. I originally decided I wouldn't have the time to fit the Citadelle with everything else I wanted to do, being that it is was really the only thing I was crazy about seeing that was so far away from everything…

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A couple of weeks ago, I was on a one-week visit to Haiti, and as I had consulted this forum in planning my trip, I thought I would share some of my experiences, also partly as a means of reliving the trip for myself.

  1. Obviously one week was really too short a time for a first-time visit (I would have had a bit more time if American Airlines had not fiddled with my flight bookings, but that's another story), and that notwithstanding I found the trip so rewarding I largely attribute to my…

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Hi,

I am going to haiti next week, second time. Live in DR now.
Wanna go to ile Tortue in the north, near port au paix.
Any info about getting there, staying there, things to see or do?

Specially interested in photography of folks and landscapes, not so much in swimming/snorkling.

thx

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I'm travelling to Haiti in August with a group of Optometrists to run some eye clinics. I have a few days before and after my assignment and need some hotel ideas.

2 days in Port a Prince not too far from Airport as I have to return to the Airport to meet the team.. Hoping to hire a guide to take me out for a few days exploring.

3 days at end of trip hopefully spend a few days at a nice quiet beach.

Thank you