Highlights of Haiti and Carnival

Classic, Port-au-Prince to Port-au-Prince

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • G Adventures for Good: Art Creation Foundation, Jacmel Hands-on: Kasav Making Demonstration, Cap-Haïtien
  • Arrival transfer
  • Jacmel city tour
  • Carnival parade viewing (Jacmel)
  • Bassin-Bleu visit
  • Citadelle Laferrière visit (Cap-Haïtien)
  • Rum distillery visit
  • Cap-Haïtien city tour
  • Port-au-Prince city tour including Noailles at Croix-de-Bouquets artist communities, Iron Market and Rezistans artists
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Celebrate carnival in jacmel
  • Jump into the turquoise pools of bassin-bleu
  • Visit a foundation teaching arts to at-risk youth
  • Learn about vodou culture and savour creole cuisine.


Day 1 Port-au-Prince Arrive at any time in Port-au-Prince. Included airport transfer to the start hotel. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer (0.33-0.50 hours)
Day 2 Port-au-Prince/Jacmel (1B, 1D) Travel to Jacmel, tour the city, and watch the city come alive with carnival preparations. Visit a local grassroots project, the G Adventures-supported Art Creation Foundation for Children. In the evening, hit the town and take in the music and street parties as carnival kicks off. Included Activities: Jacmel City Tour Art Creation Foundation Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 90km)
Day 3 Jacmel (1B, 1D) Get into the heart of Jacmel's Carnival and take in the creativity and colours of giant papier-mâché masks, choreographed dance troupes, and local music at the annual Sunday parade. Learn about regional traditions, Haitian history, and local culture while reveling in the celebration. Included Activities: Jacmel Carnival Parade
Day 4 Jacmel (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit the breathtaking pools and cascades of Bassin-Bleu before capping off the day with a beach barbecue. Included Activities: Bassin-Bleu Visit
Day 5 Jacmel/Cap-Haïtien (1B, 1L) Drive back to Port-au-Prince before boarding a flight to Cap-Haïtien. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 93km) Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Cap-Haïtien (1B, 1L, 1D) Visit the famous Citadelle Laferrière, a UNESCO-designated mountaintop fortress. After, visit the sugarcane fields and learn to make famous Haitian rum. Included Activities: Citadelle Laferrière Visit Rum Distillery Visit
Day 7 Cap-Haïtien/Port-au-Prince (1B) Enjoy a walking tour around Cap-Haïtien including the cathedral and main city market. Learn to make kasav, a traditional food of the native Taino people. Fly to Port-au-Prince in the afternoon. Included Activities: Cap-Haïtien Walking Tour Kasav Making Demonstration Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Port-au-Prince (1B) Enjoy an included city tour focusing on Haitian history, culture and the vibrant local arts scene. Visit the Iron Market (Marché en Fer). Meet a Vodou priest at Noailles and see the fascinating iron-working community of Croix-des-Bouquets. Fill up on Creole cuisine and culture along the way. Included Activities: Port-au-Prince City Tour
Day 9 Port-au-Prince (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day