Any thoughts on visiting in early-mid November: Port au Prince, Jacmel, Cap-Haitian and then on to Dominican Republic. Not interested in the beaches obviously but would rather not get bogged down on roads, drenched continually if at all possible. Trip starts in Cuba so the proximity of Haiti is appealing despite it being the tail end of hurricane season. Any thoughts appreciated.
I will be in PAP on my first visit to Haiti on the 14th and 15th May. I have travelled extensively throughout the region but during my time in Haiti I want someone to help me understand the culture, interact with the locals, enable me to take some photographs and possibly attend a voudou ceremony.
Any information is much appreciated,
Will be travelling for 3 weeks in Domenican and am thinking bout taking the bus from santiago to Cap Haitien with Caribe tours ,really want to see the Citadelle but also read that may is the wettest month in C H so maeybe itsnot that advisable?also any info on some budget accomodation would be great,understand that all there is quit expensive,best I found so far was the hotel Imperial at $60 night,any others?
Thank you to those who have posted recent info on their travels through Haiti. I've found it all to be very helpful.
I'll be traveling through Haiti, starting in the north, through 14 March. If anyone traveling ahead of me has any tips or heads up calls, I'd appreciate them. If anyone is looking for a travel partner for all or some of the time, I'd be interested to hear about your plans or ideas. My budget is flexible to a point, but my departure date is solidly set.
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Will be traveling to Haiti for 6 days in early June with a buddy. On our last day we have the option of flying back to PAP from Cap where we will have just finished up. I have seen that there are buses available for getting to Dominican Republic, but I'm not crazy about buses as a pretty tall guy. Are these even reliable?
I would like to find a flight to Santo Domingo that doesn't involve a 24 hour wait in Turks & Caicos (!) or through Miami, or to find a reliable driver to take me…
We spent just two nights in Cap-Haïtien, and not quite two full days. I think we could have enjoyed staying longer, but we were using this as an entrance point to go to smaller communities in the north (Milot and Labadie), and then as a stopover on our way back to Port-Au-Prince. (We were in the north for a total of five days.) As far as cities go, Cap is pretty quiet, and art is not abundant as it is in Jacmel. So maybe we would have run out of things to do if we had lengthened our stay too…
From Jacmel and surrounding region, we decided to head back to PAP by way of the "road" from Séguin to Furcy, taking some time to explore Parc Nationale La Visite. Note that this is the opposite direction that most people hike.
This was one of the highlights of our trip. We found Séguin very beautiful, and the local people very warm. Blans seem to not be very common visitors, and the small children would burst into delighted squeals (or sometimes squeals of surprise and fear) almost everywhere…