HAITIAN GINGERBREAD HOUSE TOUR
Visit the ancient houses of Port-au-Prince built in the Gingerbread style. They are colorful and visually appealing. Some of them are dilapidated now but others have been restored or are in the process of being restored. Because most of them are private houses we will not be able to go inside any of them, but they make a wonderful photo shoot.
You will be driven around in an air-conditioned bus and will have plenty of opportunity to get out and see the houses. We will also make a refreshment stop at a Gingerbread House which is now a shop called ‘Ambiance’. The tour will take us through the Bois Verna and Pacot areas and you will be given handouts on each of the houses, together with photocopies of pen and ink drawings of the houses we will see. However if you keep your eyes open you will see many more Gingerbread Houses not listed in the handout.
Price for 1-3 pax = US$250 not including lunch
Price for 4-9 pax = US$350 not including lunch
Price for 10-20 pax = US$400 not including lunch
- The Gingerbread House tour will take around 3 hours
- 9.30 am Pickup from a central point
- 12 midday Refreshment break at Oloffson
- 1-1.30pm Return to central point
The cost includes an air-conditioned bus, handouts, and a guide
GALLERY/HANDCRAFT SHOP TOUR — half day
- The Gallery/Artisinat tour will take around 4 hours
- 9.30 am Pick-up from Hotel (central Pétion-Ville or central Port-au-Prince)
- Travel to Pétion-Ville seeing market en route
- Visit several Art Galleries*
- Break for refreshments
- Visit Handcraft shops *
- 12.30 pm Return to Hotel
- Price includes car/Jeep or bus + local guide. Does not include price of refreshments
Help will be given in bargaining for the lowest price.
Cost of transfer to Port-au-Prince quoted upon request
CROIX DES BOUQUETS
Visit the unique village of Noailles in the area of Croix-des-Bouquets where every house is a metal sculpture workshop. And every workshop has their own different designs, all made out of recycled metal drums or parts of old cars. There is such a choice that you will need to bring an extra suitcase down to take home all your bargains!!
From Trees of Life, to little metal trivets with dragonflies or butterflies , and beautiful Haitian designed crosses, some in the natural metal color, some in brightly painted colors. From little angels with gold wings to Nativity sets with the characters with gold halos and wings. Also original Vodou designs and masks which will look spectacular on your wall inside or outside. You name it, you can get it here.
UNIQUE – ORIGINAL – BARGAIN PRICES – all accolades from the many hundreds of visitors and buyers of this wonderful uniquely Haitian art form.
Price for 4-9 pax = US$400
Price for 10-20 pax = US$450
Help will be given in bargaining for great prices. Price – depending on numbers of people participating.