Sagrado Adventure Travel Tours will be offering a variety of tours centred on cultural themes, such as spiritual expression, folk traditions and artistic expression. We are very excited to be offering a one of a kind tour this spring: The Sacred Vodou Tour!
For 200 years, Hollywood and the western media generally have denigrated the Sacred Vodou religion. This has given the false impression that Sacred Vodou is a dark religion, used to control and persecute people. While all religions can have a dark side, Sacred Vodou is by far a healing religion that serves the community, both bodily and spiritually.
This one of a kind tour is one you will not want to miss!
Sacred Vodou Tour Schedule:
Tour participants arrive, greeted at airport arrive, and transported to Wall’s Guesthouse. Relax pool side and following dinner, participants will learn more of Haitian culture and history from a guest speaker. After this, participants will enjoy a folk music presentation and Haitian drum demonstration
Following breakfast, participants will tour Port au Prince, including a personalized tour of the museum, lunch at the Hotel Olaffson (site of the Graham Greene’s ‘Comedians’ novel), local crafts cooperative known Atis Rezistans , and El-Saieh Gallery. Dinner at Wall’s Guesthouse.
Following breakfast, participants depart for a day tour to Haiti’s Vodou water falls in Saut D’Eau. Following this you will have a chance to view some of ISCA’s transformative projects first hand. Picnic lunch and dinner at Wall’s Guesthouse.
Saturday provides participants with a view of Port au Prince from the lookout of Boutillier. The day’s tour takes us to Kenskoff to some very lush rain forests where you will enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, participants have a chance to view first-hand Haitian metal craftsmen in the crafts village of Croix de Bouquets. In the evening – dinner at Wall’s Guesthouse and a guest speaker.
Everyone deserves a day on a Caribbean beach! Here is your chance to see the beautiful beaches, relax, swim, and maybe even a rhum punch! Lunch at the beach resort and dinner at the Wall’s Guesthouse.
Can you imagine what a sugar cane press might have looked like in 1800? Monday’s tour takes participants to the town of Leogane (birthplace of the Taíno queen Anacaona) where you will see a sugar cane processing plant and the production of local “clairin” (Haitian Moonshine!). Following this, participants will visit a Sacred Vodou temple and learn more about this mysterious religion which is sure to be a highlight of the tour.Lunch is a picnic lunch and dinner is at Wall’s Guesthouse.
It has been a busy week! Today’s tour around Port au Prince will take you to the Hotel Montana, a famous local hotel that was nearly entirely destroyed in the 2010 earthquake. You will have a chance to stop at roadside vendors to checkout local paintings. On the return to the Wall’s Guesthouse there will be a stop at a local supermarket where you can purchase rum, vanilla, mamba, or any other last minute Haitian products you wish to take home to friends and family. Lunch will be out at a local restaurant. Our last dinner together will be out in the evening at Quartier Latin, a local hotspot where you will have the opportunity to sign your name on the restaurant's walls!
Vodou Tour Schedule - Cost
The special introductory price for the all-inclusive Sacred Vodou Tour is $2900 USD, based on a double occupancy. Single occupancy is $3,200.00.
Terms and Conditions:
Each participant will be required to provide a deposit of $500 USD by February 15th with the remaining amount due by March 7th. Deposits are non-refundable, however, the balance shall be returned if a replacement participant can be found.
What is Included:
- Accommodation at the Walls Guest House and 1 night at the Indigo resort
- Breakfasts, box lunches and dinner at Walls Guest House, selected site locations
- Transportation and guide for our day trips and excursions
- Admission fees to all attractions and sites we plan to see together
- Transport to and from the PAP airport. Note* Internet is generally available at the Wall’s Guesthouse
What is NOT included:
- Your round-trip airfare from your city of departure to Port au Prince. NOTE* Participants are required to arrive on March 28, 2018 and depart on April 4th, 2018. These tour dates must be adhered to, although participants may decide to extend their stay. Our representative will greet you at the airport from any flights you chose on the dates indicated.
- Souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, laundry and tips
- Personal, medical and trip cancellation insurance: It is the responsibility of each participant to obtain sufficient personal, medical, and trip cancellation insurance.*
*Regarding tour physical requirements and health concerns: Generally the physical requirements is low to medium, e.g, the ability to walk 2-3 city blocks. Please contact us if you have specific questions.
Regarding health concerns, our experience in our work across Haiti is that common sense hygiene practice will suffice. However, it behooves each participant to discuss health concerns with their own physician. Contact the travel clinic in your area to discuss any health pre-cautions.
Interested in Sagrado Tours or our Sacred Vodou Tour in Haiti, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text /call 902-940-5864 and we would be happy to send you an application form.