AYITI BEACH : The Caribbean Seabed Discovery

10 jours
Ti Goave – Arcahaie – Montrouis – Pétionville

 You will love :

  • Browse and participate in maritime protection activities
  • Discover Kay Piat and its natural pools
  • Explore the West Coast by boat

Palms trees, dlo kokoyé (coconut milk), white sand, this is the promise of this solidarity holiday! PAP’PADAP! Travels is inviting you to discover the most beautiful beaches from the “Pearl of the Caribbeans”

Your trip will start at Ti Goave where you’ll be able to be part of different actions to protect the sea with our local partner. This will be the perfect occasion to explore the island seabed!

Now, let’s go to the West department, to Arcahaie. PAP’PADAP! Travels will take you off to discover the Gonâve Island. As big as Martinique, it has lagoons, caves and impressives coral reefs

You’ll end your trip exploring the hectic town of Pétionville, the economic pole of the country. Paintings, music, street food and a visit to the seabed will be there…

  • Beach
  • Moutain
  • Meeting
  • Transfer

Your itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Port-au-Prince airport + Welcome drink + Leogane by night

Arrival at Port-au-Prince. Your driver will pick you up at the airport to take you to Leogane.

This charming little coastal town was the refuge of Princess Anacaona, who was the last to reign on the island before the arrival of settlers.

After settling in, PAP’PADAP! Travels offers you a welcoming cocktail to put you in the Caribbean atmosphere. Your guide will take this opportunity to brief you on the different stages of your stay. This way, you will be able to get to know each other better!

Travel time: about 1 hour – 30km

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals included: Noon – Evening

Day 2: Anacaona Hike + Cooking Workshop

Your day will start with a nice local breakfast to begin your culinary journey.

To take you in, PAP’PADAP! Travels offers you a short hike during which you learn about the history of the region. Through the hills, your guide will tell you the memories of Princess Anacaona, Indian princess symbol of the resistance against the Spanish colonists.

After the effort … comfort! We will give you the opportunity to spend the afternoon in one of the nearby beaches, where you can meet the inhabitants of the area, who will be happy to present you two of their favorite dishes: Lam veritab (breadfruit) and plantains, in all their forms! 

You will end your day with a good meal in the Haitian way, where the most curious can attend the preparation. Punctuated by traditional music, there’s nothing like it to immerse yourself in the village atmosphere.

Travel time: walking level medium – about 2h

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals included: Morning – Noon – Evening

Day 3: Departure Ti Goave + Meeting Bopay Beach Club

Heads to the national road 2, to go to one of the oldest cities of the country: Petit Goâve, commonly called Ti Goave. You will fall in love with the country’s ancient capital. 

On the road, you will follow the palm-fringed coastline on one side and the mountains on the other. 

PAP’PADAP! Travels invites you to meet our local partner BOPAY Beach Club, which fights for maritime protection. Through awareness-raising among children and residents of the city, the association is actively working to preserve the island.

Depending on the time of year, you may even spot dolphins and whales. Our local partner will be happy to explain the different species living nearby, and why not take a boat for a closer look?

Travel time: about 1h30 – 44km

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Morning – Noon – Evening

Day 4: BOPAY activity + Kokoye Beach

Feet in the water, you will continue to discover the activities of the BOPAY Beach Club association while enjoying the warmth of the West Coast.

It’s on boat that you will explore the coast of the country, letting yourself be lulled by the rhythm of the waves. It will be an opportunity to swim in turquoise waters bordered by white sand and palm trees. 

You will feel like time has stopped when you contemplate these landscapes. Alone in the world in a heavenly place!

Prepare your camera to take your best shots!

Travel time: Boat trip – about 45 min

Accommodation: Eco lodge

Meals included: Morning – Noon – Evening

Day 5: Departure Arcahaie + Visit around

It’s time to leave the west coast to join Arcahaie.

Widely recognized as the city of the flag, Arcahaie is a small semi-rural town known for its plantains and its abundance of mangoes. It is considered as a bridge between the departments of North and Center of Haiti.

Like many other cities, Arcahaie has kept its mills and distilleries that make rum, clairin (local alcohol). 

After this day of transfer, your eyes filled with the landscapes seen on the road, why not stretch your legs while exploring the surroundings of the city!

Travel time: about 3h00 – 112km

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals included: Morning – Noon – Evening

Day 6: Kay Piat hike + Fombrun Museum visit

You will start your day with a walk in the mountains of the island.

The naturalist guide takes you to discover an extraordinary flora and fauna as well as superb panoramas.

At an altitude of over 900 meters, you will discover the village of Kay Piat, specialized in the culture of cress. It’s time to set off to meet an authentic and welcoming Haiti, as close as possible to the local population.

The day will continue with a visit to the Ogier Fombrun Museum, which traces the history of Haiti.

Travel time: about 3 hours of hiking

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals included: Morning – Noon – Evening

Day 7: Anse à Galets beach + Montrouis

Prepare your mask and snorkel! This excursion will start at Marina Blue, where you will meet your

captain and guide. You will all aboard the boat at the Marina Blue dock to begin the tour.

From there, you will explore the fishing port of Anse à Galets on a spectacular half-day guided snorkeling excursion in the crystal clear waters of Anse à Galets!

You can stay on the beach for the rest of the day, enjoy lunch or sip a cocktail at Moulin Sur Mer Beach Resort or Café Sur Mer with other divers.

Travel time: day by boat

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals included: Morning – Noon – Evening

Day 8: Departure for Pétionville + City tour

It’s time to leave the Arcahaie coast and head west.

After a breakfast by the sea, you will take the national road one last time to reach Pétionville, the economic heart of the country.

You will take advantage of this last step to discover the vibrant atmosphere of the city.

You can’t go to Haiti without stopping in Pétionville, this modern suburb which becomes a crucial place of “the Pearl of the Caribbeans”.

Fine cuisine, art galleries and museums are the essence of the city.

Travel time: 92km – around 3 hours 30 by car

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals included: Morning – Noon – Evening

Day 9: Shopping + Boutilliers Observatory

Perched in the mountains, Pétionville becomes over the years the economic pole of the country. There, restaurants, hotels and shops enliven the city.

It will be an opportunity to stroll through the streets to look for some paintings, or some souvenirs.

For those who still thirst for adventure, they can take the road to the Center to spend the day discovering the thrilling Saut d’Eau waterfall in Mirebalais.

To end your stay in style, PAP’PADAP! Travels takes you to spend the evening at

the Observatory (or similar establishment subject to availability) which offers a unique view of the whole of Port-au-Prince. Perfect for #sunsetlovers!

Travel time: 30min for a visit to Pétionville – around 1h30 for Mirebalais

Accommodation: Guesthouse

Meals included: Morning – Noon – Evening

Day 10: Departure Port-au-Prince Airport

It’s time to say goodbye to dear Haiti! Departure for Port-au-Prince Airport.

Travel time: 12km – about 40 min by car

Meals included: Morning

Included/not included

What’s included

  • A welcome cocktail

  • airport transfers

  • ground transportation between stages

  • full board during the stay 

  • accommodation

  • the activities included in the circuit

  • snacks (water, snacks)

  • contact with our teams before and during the stay

  • a surprise gift!

What is not included

  • International flights
  • airport taxes
  • tips to local guides
  • soft drinks and alcohol
  • optional activities not included in the program
Available options

Léogâne – Private beach

Ti Goave – Bananier Beach boat excursion

Port-au-Prince – Visit Museum of the Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH)

Mirebalais – Saut d’Eau Waterfall

Transport

Airport transfers, those to your accommodation and during the activities will be carried out either by 4×4 vehicles, Pap padap mini buses, or traditional tap taps depending on the size of the group, the type of road in the areas visited and the availability of vehicles from our local partners.

Accommodation

To guarantee an authentic experience, PAP’PAPDAP! Travels welcomes you in Haitian guesthouses and hotels. Depending on the size of the groups and availability, we have selected the most cozy establishments with unique charms to make these moments of relaxation the most memorable.

Access to hot water available on request (heated by fire) / No internet access in accommodation but purchase of SIM possible

Electricity not available during the day in the Guesthouse (activated on request)

Our solidarity partners

Bopay Beach Club – Ti Goave

Under the leadership of its creator Romane Paul, this club opened a maritime school to share the love of the sea with its community. The main mission of the BOPAY Maritime School is to raise awareness and inspire the protection of local populations of whales, dolphins and other marine life through youth education, marine research and public policy.

Each year they organize the Carnival Sur Mer (Carnival on Sea), an atypical event which aims to create a cultural, economic and tourist attraction to strengthen their environmental protection activities in Ti Goave.

Marina Blue – Arcahaie

This initiative encourages all kinds of water and land activities to help promote Haiti as a tourist and enjoyable destination in the Côte Des Arcadins region.

By offering a wide range of activities, Marina Blue offers the possibility of discovering the natural splendors of Haiti.

Marina Blue educates the general public and young people in particular about the destructive effects of irresponsible actions caused by soil erosion and pollution of our waters.

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