Adventures is offering Haiti itineraries with the launch of five departures starting in February 2015, five years after a devastating earthquake shook the country.
Jeff Russill, VP of innovation at G Adventures, travelled to Haiti to help assess its readiness for travellers.
“We weren’t sure what we would find when we arrived, but what we discovered was a country full of friendly people looking to move on, world-class art and culture, real-time history, and stunning nature and beaches.”
G Adventures’ 10-day Highlights of Haiti trip is available to book and priced from $2,499 p.p. Highlights include Cap-Haïtien and its Citadelle Laferrière, a UNESCO-designated mountaintop fortress; learning about rum at a local distillery; making the local kasav flat bread; meeting a voodoo priest and shopping for voodoo artifacts at the Iron Market.
Travellers will also visit a local grassroots project which helps at-risk youth learn artistic skills, and see local artist communities make mosaics. Nature-lovers will enjoy visiting the Bassin-Bleu pools to cliff-dive and swim, and the Marie-Jeanne cave to discover underground landscapes and caverns.