Welcome to Haiti


Tranquil beaches, tumbling waterfalls and pine-tree-capped mountains dot the varied and striking landscape, easily rivaling the natural beauty found anywhere else in the Caribbean. The world’s only successful slave rebellion happened here, and the music, art and culture that came with it make Haiti entirely unique. As those who come to assist Haiti often learn, an encounter with the soul of this fascinating, beautiful country often benefits a traveler just as much.


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$60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Santo Domingo Sights, Sounds, and Tastes, Including 6 Food Samplings

Leave your beach chair behind for a while and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, history, and flavors of Santo Domingo, the largest city in the Caribbean and the Dominican Republic’s captivating capital. This is your chance to experience the best Santo Domingo has to offer, alongside a local guide who can take you where the guidebooks can’t. You’ll start in Santo Domingo’s Colonial Zone, the oldest European settlement in the New World and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have your cameras ready — there’s history everywhere here and architecture that will leave you speechless. In Billini’s Park, in front of Casa del Tostado, you’ll hear one of the most romantic stories of colonial times. We’ll see the Caribbean side of the old city, admiring the many historic monuments, parks, and colonial fortresses as we walk, eventually getting to the old city walls that once protected the city from pirates. The walls will lead us to Independence Park, an important landmark commemorating the Dominican Republic’s struggle for independence. As you walk, you’ll learn about the rich history of Santo Domingo, such as how Spanish and Arab immigrants brought their influence to the island, and how a rich commercial exchange has been established between the Dominican Republic and neighboring Haiti. Take a walk through Little Haiti and explore the small, picturesque businesses selling Haitian products. Along the way, you’ll also have the chance to explore local markets. Get ready for sensory overload — the local markets are filled with fruits, vegetables, grains, and spices, and are an explosion of vibrant colors and flavors. Learn about and taste the most varied fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as the spices used in Dominican cuisine. At the famous Mercado Modelo, the city’s largest market, browse paintings with colorful Caribbean motifs, as well as leatherwork, jewelry made form local stones such as amber and larimar, traditional musical instruments, and many other locally made handicrafts. If you’re getting hungry, our walk takes us to one of the most traditional local cafeterias and bakeries in the city, where you can try many delicious and locally loved Dominican sweets. Next, we get to one of the most colorful and dynamic areas of the city, the Chinatown of Santo Domingo, a community made up of the children and grandchildren of Chinese citizens who came to the Dominican Republic during the 19th and 20th centuries. Here, we’ll visit a local Chinese store and try some delicious Chinese refreshments that locals love. We’ll then follow the local pulse of merengue and bachata music to reach Calle El Conde, a bustling pedestrian-only street filled with colorful storefronts and small restaurants where we’ll stop for one final break, in the form of a cold Dominican beer. We end the day at Columbus Park, where you can feel free to further explore the sights, or we can give you tips on which restaurants to visit and even more secret local spots to check out.

$150 Food, Wine & Nightlife

SHUSHI(!!!) ROLLING CLASS

Learn how to roll delicious SHUSHI (not sushi! :-) while sipping some bubbly Jamaican-me-crazy Sake! Chef Franco Antonio hosts his rolling class every Tuesday of the month and introduces you to his concept "THE WORLD IN A ROLL".  Inspired by his Cuban mother who would not eat Sushi, as it is raw, he created SHUSHI! Instead of raw fish, he would combine mouthwatering homemade cooked items in flavorful rolls, representing all different countries from the globe. A culinary journey which makes your palate jump for joy, a unique never before seen experience which lets you taste, for example, a German roll with roasted Sauerkraut, mini porc bites rolled in Pretzel sour dough, baked to crispy perfection and garnished with sweet mustard pearls! Or the Cuban Buena noche roll, made with sweet plantains, vieja ropa (stewed tender beef) and frijoles (black beans) and if you think Chef's creativity got to reach a limit at some point of time, you have never tried a Nicaraguan roll with mini tamale bits inside or the French roll with Filet Mignon rolled with love and top secret ingredients which will be revealed and explained by Chef in his class. You will be able to roll and dine four House of Food Porn (Chef Franco Antonio's innovative restaurant based in Little Haiti) recipes. After your course you will receive the World in a Roll culinary passport which certifies which country you learned how to roll & present. Each course will include Chef's inside expertise on his food history, explanation how to roll, 4 recipes/ rolls will be created and served during class duration and for the twist we offer our bottomless signature "mocktail", inspired by our headquarter in little Haiti, the JAMAICAN ME CRAZY SAKE MOCKTAIL!!! PACKAGE INCLUDES: Chef’s expertise on how to create shushi (not sushi!)History and facts about food background of Chef Franco AntonioTools to rollIngredients for four rolls to be determined by Chef and will be eaten by yourself, ENJOY!World in Roll passport with the certification of the countries you learned how to rollBottomless “Jamaican me crazy Sake” during class duration POLICIES:  Please let us know ahead of time if you have any food allergies under 305 788 0137, thank you!

$2549.15 Classic

Highlights of Haiti

There is a place in the Caribbean where the tourists don't go; a tropical, rugged place of waterfalls, secret caves, and mountains that scrape the sky. It's a place of bold flavours, intoxicating music, mischievous gods, and colourful art; where the only thing stronger than the rum is the spirit of the people who live there. It's a place where only true travellers go; a place for the brave and the curious. The name of that place? Haiti. Yes, Haiti. This ten-day encounter draws back the veil on this extraordinary, vibrant, and indomitable nation. Experience the energy of Port-au-Prince, the colourful art of Jacmel, the iconic (and UNESCO-protected) Citadelle Laferrière, nurture the arts with at-risk children, and learn the folklore behind Haitian Vodou. Haiti has a future. Be a part of it.

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Highlights of Haiti and Carnival

Picture it: Brightly-coloured masks and costumes, loud Caribbean music drifting through the air from large speakers on the backs of trucks, thousands of dancing revellers, and food stands with local fares and drinks – especially local rum – aplenty. This is Kanaval! Experience an authentic Caribbean carnival with loads of time left to explore the rest of the country on this nine-day tour. After watching the festivities in Jacmel, you’ll visit the Bassin-Bleu waterfall, the famous Citadelle Laferrière fortress, and even meet a Vodou priest, all while learning about (and filling up on!) Creole cuisine and culture along the way. Just say wi.

$2699 Classic

Highlights of Haiti

There is a place in the Caribbean where the tourists don't go; a tropical, rugged place of waterfalls, secret caves, and mountains that scrape the sky. It's a place of bold flavours, intoxicating music, mischievous gods, and colourful art; where the only thing stronger than the rum is the spirit of the people who live there. It's a place where only true travellers go; a place for the brave and the curious. The name of that place? Haiti. Yes, Haiti. This eight-day encounter draws back the veil on this extraordinary, vibrant, and indomitable nation. Experience the energy of Port-au-Prince, the colourful art of Jacmel, the iconic (and UNESCO-protected) Citadelle Laferrière, nurture the arts with at-risk children, and learn the folklore behind Haitian Vodou. Haiti has a future. Be a part of it.