The three queens of Haiti: Port-au-Prince, Cap Hatien and Jacmel

Trip description

These three cities are the busiest in history. Despite the 2010 earthquake, their architecture alone still bears witness to Haiti's past. From Cap la douce indépendante to Port-au-Prince la chaude, via Jacmel la calme and Île-à-Vache l'îlot préservé, discover the facets of an island like no other.

Day 1: Port-au-Prince

Day 2: Cape Town

Day 3: Visit to Cape Town

Day 4: Relax at Cormier

Day 5: On the move

Day 6: Plantations of Egero

Day 7: Return to Port-au-Prince

Day 8: Ascent to Kenscoff

Day 9: National Park of the Visit

Day 10: Hiking

Day 11: Blue Basin

Day 12: Day at Belle-Anse

Day 13: Cascade and excavation

Day 14: Relaxation day

Day 15: Port-au-Prince

Day 16: Back

Day 1 : Port-au-Prince

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Visit to Port-au-Prince. The Champ-de-Mars area and the National Pantheon Museum, the art galleries of Pétionville, the Boutilliers lookout. Passage to Oloffson, in the Pacot district, for a sour rum in the late afternoon after a dive in the pool of the Montana de Pétionville hotel, and its breathtaking view over the whole city.

Day 2 : Cape Town

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Route Port-au-Prince - Cape Town. A long, a long day of road or a little hour of airplane, you can see! For motorists, stop at one of the beach hotels on the coast of Des.

Day 3 : Visit to Cape Town

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Wake up early in the morning because it is too hot in the afternoon. Visit of the Citadel La Ferrière and the ruins of the Palais Sans Souci in Milot (National Historical Park). Discovery of these UNESCO classified remains in order to better understand the country's history. Back to Cape Town, lunch at the Ocean Garden in front of the sea. Then visit the city, its cathedral and its market. Dinner in Lakay to take the temperature of the city.

Day 4 : Relax at Cormier

After a good night, on the way for a day of idleness at the beach of Cormier, lunch in the wonderful dining room of the Cormier, beach games, swimming or diving to spend the afternoon. Night at the hotel.

Day 5 : On the move

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Cormier - Labadie - Cadras - Cap-Hatien. Quiet departure in the morning for Labadie. Arrival at the small port, rental of a taxi for the day to reach Labadie. A stroll in the village or a jet-ski in Belly Beach, as you wish. Lunch in Labadie, at the eccentric Father John's house or in the enchanting setting of Norm's Place. Back in a taxi for the highlight of the show: Cadras beach, a beautiful place, then back to Cape Town. Dinner in the garden of the Holy See.

Day 6 : Plantations of Egero

Relax in the hotel in the morning, lunch at the poolside of Mont Joli at noon. Then departure for the old plantations, especially that of Egero. The evening cinema at the Versailles.

Day 7 : Return to Port-au-Prince

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Cap-Hatien - Port-au-Prince. Those who fly can take an afternoon stroll in the art galleries of Pétionville.

Day 8 : Ascent to Kenscoff

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From Port-au-Prince, head for the refreshing heights of Kenscoff for a day away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. How about a little horseback riding. From there, organization, via the Auberge de la Visite, of a hike to the South.

Day 9 : National Park of the Visit

First day of crossing the National Park of the Visit, night in bivouac or chalet.

Day 10 : Hiking


Second day of walking to Jacmel late in the day. Visit of the city and rhum sour to decompress at Hotel Florita.

Day 11 : Blue Basin

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Excursion to Bassin Bleu, admire the water that breaks in the water, at the edge of the waterfall in the shade of the trees. Then return to Jacmel, its old market, its cathedral, its old buildings and its black sand beach. On the way to the hotel, a short break in the art galleries. Overnight at the Cyvadier Hotel with dinner facing the sea.

Day 12 : Day at Belle-Anse

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Jacmel - Belle-Anse - Jacmel. Long day of road (4 hours round trip) to rest on the magnificent desert beach of La Belle-Anse. Evening, dinner and night at the Cyvadier.

Day 13 : Cascade and excavation

Jacmel - Port-Salut, 4 hours drive. A short tour of Cascade Tuyac, then a visit to the Marie-Jeanne caves near Port-à-Piment, the largest excavation in the Caribbean. Overnight at the Village Rest House, meal facing the sea.

Day 14 : Relaxation day

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Direction Les Cayes to board towards Île-à-Vache. Day of idleness on the island, walks. Overnight in Abaka Bay or Port-Morgan.

Day 15 : Port-au-Prince

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Return to Les Cayes, then drive to Port-au-Prince, 3 hours drive. Jazz or compass evening.

Day 16 : Back

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