Jazz Festival 2017

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WELCOME TO THE 11th ANNIVERSARY OF
HAITI’S INTL. JAZZ FESTIVAL – 4th-11th March 2017

VOYAGES LUMIÈRE HAITI TOURS

In Association WITH BEST WESTERN PREMIER HOTEL

 

The 11th Intl. Jazz Festival will include many HAITIAN Jazz artists, but also many invited Jazz musicians from countries, such as: CUBA, FRANCE, CANADA, MARTINIQUE, SWITZERLAND among others.

 Each nite there are concerts all over the capital of Port-au-Prince and Pétion-Ville for you to enjoy. Some at restaurants, and some at concert venues, and Voyages Lumière will organise the transport to take you to the concerts of your choice.

 During the daytime, take advantage of getting to know Haiti’s capital, with its history and art, and also the mountains above the capital. This way you can combine a love of Jazz, as well as visits to this fascinating country.

 The Best Western  Premier hotel will be delighted to host you in their lovely hotel, filled with Haitian art – a great place to stay in and relax. Their hospitality is renowned.

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                                          Reception at Best Western Premier                                                              Pool area at Best Western

Here are some of the tours you can enjoy:

 

1. HISTORIC CITY – half day tour including:
 

Seeing the old Gingerbread houses, dating from over 120 years    

Champ de Mars, the Heroes’ square                           

Overview of the history of this tiny fighting island                  

The Statues of the Heroes    

 

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                                          The Statue of the “Neg marron”                                                                     Gingerbread house

 

Seeing the damaged Catholic Cathedral, St. Trinity’s Episcopalian and the loss of its native art murals, plus the National Palace, and explaining the loss to the people

Visit to the Historic Pantheon museum

 

TO INCLUDE ATIST REZISTANS AND MARCHE EN FER (IRON MARKET) this will be a 6 hour tour and there will be an additional cost.

Lunch is included at Hotel Oloffson or at the Museum Garden café

 

2. CROIX DES BOUQUETS METAL ART SCULPTURE VILLAGE –half day

 

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 its own different designs, all made out of recycled steel drums or parts of old cars. There is such a choice that you will need to bring an extra suitcase to take home all your bargains!!

From Trees of Life, to little metal trivets with dragonflies or butterflies on, and beautiful Haitian designed crosses, some in the natural metal color, some in irridescent colors. From little angels with gold wings to Nativity sets with the characters with gold halos and wings.  From original Vodou designs which will look spectacular on your wall inside or outside. You name it, you can get it here.  Lunch is included at Sugar Cane Café.

 

3. VISIT TO THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE THE CAPITAL:

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Travel up above Pétion-Ville, the upmarket suburb of the capital, and stop first at the Boutillier Observatory with its panoramic view of the capital.

 Continue travelling on up through the rural farming villages of Fermathe and Kenscoff until you reach Furcy with the wonderful ranges of mountains for which Haiti is famous. Lunch is included at Le Florville restaurant, Kenscoff.

 

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                                                                       Some of the ranges of mountains up above the capital.

4. ART GALLERY VISIT

Haiti is famous for the Art from its many many artists – whatever your choice, you will find so many that you wish you could buy!  We will take you on a visit of several galleries and explain how Haitian art started. Bring your credit card as you will not be able to resist!!  Lunch is included at a Haitian restaurant in Pétion-Ville.

THE VOYAGES LUMIÈRE/BEST WESTERN PREMIER PACKAGE  for 3 nites includes:

Airport or bus station transfer to hotel upon arrival

3 nites in a  Single/Double or twin room at the Best Western  hotel incl. breakfast

2 course Dinner incl. a drink at Quartier Latin the first evening,

TWO Tours of your choice in the morning or afternoon of Day 2 & Day 3

OFFICIAL JAZZ PACKAGE includes:

1 ticket for the 4th March concert with a reserved table

1 ticket for the 5th March concert with a reserved table

Access to any of the “After Hours’ concerts with a cocktail

Lunch is included in any of the tours you do

Transport to each of the chosen concerts – round trip

Airport or bus station transfer on last day

NB: THIS IS A MINIMUM NUMBER OF 3 NITES PACKAGE, BUT ADDITIONAL NITES MAY BE REQUESTED.

 

FOR ONE PERSON ON THEIR OWN:

PRICE FOR ONE SOLO PERSON IN A SINGLE ROOM              =    US$1628.75    

 

FOR 2 PEOPLE IN GROUP:

PRICE PER PERSON FOR 2 PEOPLE sharing a twin/double room = US$1004.25

PRICE FOR A SINGLE PERSON in a room                         =  US$1229.75      

 

FOR 4 PEOPLE IN GROUP:

PRICE PER PERSON FOR 2 PEOPLE, in a twin/double rooms =   US$763.52

PRICE FOR A SINGLE PERSON in a room                      =   US$988.75

 

Any change in numbers of people coming, either up or down, will change the price.

 

A credit card number will be needed to secure the Best Western Premier

 hotel reservations.

 

A 40% deposit will be necessary 1 month before arrival of visitors, with 

the balance 1 week before their arrival. If paid by credit card there will

be a bank interest fee of 2.5% levied on the total amount.

For any further information and reservations please contact:

VOYAGES LUMIÈRE

On (509) 4805-8289/3607-1321 or by email on  voyageslumierehaiti@gmail.com