ile-a-Vache: Paradise island

ile a vache, Haiti

HN
Haitian Nomad
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113 reviews
Jan 13 - 18, 2022
Group size: 1 - 17
ile-a-Vache: Paradise island
ile a vache, Haiti

Haitian Nomad
  • Facebook verified
113 reviews

Jan 13 - 18, 2022
Group size: 1 - 17

About this trip

Join Haitian Nomad on a beautiful trip to one of Haiti's most paradise islands! Île-à-Vache, (also expressed Île-à-Vaches, former Spanish name Isla Vaca; all translate to Cow Island) is a Caribbean island, one of Haiti's satellite islands. It lies in the Baie de Cayes about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) off the coast of the country's southwest peninsula, roughly between the town of Les Cayes and Pointe l'Abacou. It was formerly known by the name of Abacca. Administratively, it became a commune in 1976 as part of the Les Cayes Arrondissement in the Sud department.

Île-à-Vache was claimed by the Spanish Empire in 1492 as part of Hispaniola, and for the next two centuries it was known by the name Isla Vaca. In 1697 the island of Hispaniola was formally divided between Spain and France in the Treaty of Ryswick which ended the Nine Years War. France assumed control of the western half of Hispaniola and named it Saint-Domingue, and Isla Vaca took on its current name, Île-à-Vache.


On this trip, you'll be staying on the island's best beachside resort with some rooms directly on the beach , you'll enjoy some amazing views and indulge in some amazing Haitian food.

Covid19 Vaccination

Are you Fully vaccinated against Covid19? Please do NOT book this trip if you are not Fully Vaccinated as vaccination could be required at any point after booking and no refunds will be provided if you fail to obtain the proper documentation or meet the proper requirements imposed by each country.

What’s included

  • Airport Transfers
    Airport-Hotel Transport
  • Transportation
    All transportation to/from all stops on itinerary
  • Accommodation
    Double occupancy or single occupancy
  • All Meals
    Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Excursions/tours
    all tours and excursions
  • Boat transfers
    To/from ile a vache
  • Knowledgeable Staff
    You will always be accompanied by one of our local knowledgeable Haitian Nomad staff
  • Domestic Flight
    45 mins flight between PAP & Les Cayes on Sunrise Airways
  • Flight to/from PAP
    Airport : PAP
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Tips
    Misc Tips for tour guides, baggage handlers, Boat Crew etc. We will collect $75/person in CASH on the 1st day of the trip to cover the tips--Please bring change
  • Extra meals
    (outside of meals included)
  • Airport Tourism Tax
    $10
  • Extra stops/Transport
    It's important that you bring everything you need with you; extra stops/transportation will cost $20 extra/stop

Available Packages

Superior Dble Room
8 left

 Selecting this package means you'll be sharing a room. If you don't have a roommate yet, we'll pair you with another traveler and do our best to honor roommate preferences when possible. If coming with someone, we'll pair you together.


$1850
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
only 1 left

Enjoy the privacy and peace of mind of having a single room to yourself the entire trip

$2400
Deposit: $500

Available options

Relaxing Massage On the beach7 left
$90

Itinerary

Arrival in Haiti
Welcome to Haiti

January 13th

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HN
Haitian Nomad
113 reviews
We are a travel company specializing in curating authentic experiences around the world in beautiful exotics destinations through the lens of locals. We are experts on less travelled places like Haiti, Cuba, Egypt and more --making sure you leave with an experience of a lifetime from our top-notch​ customer-service driven team.

Reviews

I had such an amazing time! Thank you so much Haitian Nomad for exposing me to the beauty of Marrakech. I thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality, the food, the new friendships formed (Caribbean Massive!!!!), the exquisite attention to detail and the local experiences we shared. I felt like more than a tourist, but for a brief time, it felt like I was a part of the local community. I enjoyed getting to know the locals and seeing and interacting with the staff, tour guides, vendors and neighbors in the Medina. It really made the trip feel authentic, and not just a vacation, but an experience. I have to get my fast fingers ready to buy into the next trip. They go quickly, so don't sleep :) I highly recommend Haitian Nomad and I'll definitely return!!
By Keisha S for Morocco: September 2021 on 14 Oct, 2021
Kenya was so dope and I look forward to visiting again in the future. As usual, traveling with Haitian Nomad is worry free and we were kept abreast of the things we needed to know to complete the trip. It was cool to visit Tanzania with the group as well.
By Jessica W for Amazing Kenya on 29 Sep, 2021
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This was yet another amazing Haitian Nomad trip! Getting to see two countries in one trip was awesome! The Haitian Nomad put together a great itinerary that included enough time to recuperate after a long journey to Zanzibar and Kenya was such a vibe! Zanzibar is a beautiful place and our guide Steven was very knowledgeable and helpful! Even with all the covid testing we had to do, the Haitian Nomad was on top of making sure we were able to get tests done in a timely manner and get results back in time for traveling from Zanzibar to Kenya. The safari was a dream come true for me and being able to go to the Giraffe Center and elephant sanctuary were added bonuses! Our guide George in Kenya was also amazing!! The group we traveled with was amazing and rolled with the few bumps we encountered which made the trip even better! We truly love traveling with the Haitian Nomad because all we have to do is pack our bags and show up! He takes care of the rest! We highly recommend booking your next trip with him so that you can create beautiful memories while traveling the world!! 🥰
By Patricia F for Amazing Kenya on 19 Sep, 2021
I had a enjoyable time in Tanzania/Kenya. Looking forward to traveling with Haitian Nomad in the future.
By Shantae H for Amazing Kenya on 18 Sep, 2021
This was my first group trip & based on so many great reviews I decided to book with Haitian Nomad. Richard is very professional, courteous, friendly and always has a smile on his face . He makes everything look so easy. I not only enjoyed myself, but I gained new friendships and learned so much about the culture & history of the countries we visited. The experience is what I lived for and would definitely travel with Haitian Nomad in the future.
By Verne F for Amazing Kenya on 16 Sep, 2021
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I have been traveling with Haitian Nomad since 2016. Within these 4 years they have built themselves a very solid reputation. I have recommended friends who came back with praising reviews. Originally centered on Haiti, they now have a global imprint with well-curated trips to discover the beauty and history of some dope locations. On Richard's trips, careful consideration is always taken for our security as well as our health. We see that illustrated even more in 2020 as we deal with the current pandemic. On our most recent trip, we made sure to be in complete compliance with both the US and Senegal by getting tested for COVID-19 before, during and after our trip. All of us left and came with back with negative results. As a healthcare provider, I felt in trusted hands the whole time and also did not feel that our group was compromising the health of the country we were visiting. The itineraries usually includes a mix of activity and relaxation (sometimes hardcore rejoicing at night lol). The best part is you always leave Richard's trips with unique travel experiences as well as lifelong friendships.
By annie t on 16 Nov, 2020
Short Version: Book with him ASAP I cannot recommend the Haitian Nomad enough!! My first trip, we'd returned from Cuba and after the experience, I was thoroughly impressed with Richard's trip. His trips are extremely well planned and a lot of thought and effort was put into ensuring everyone is having the time of their life. Richard pays attention to all the little details, is very organized, and adds a personal touch to the experience that you're not likely to get anywhere else. During our trip to Cuba, Richard organized a wonderful home-cooked rooftop dinner in the city of Trinidad and it was such a fun, unique experience. He made sure to take us around to the sights and helped us if we needed anything while on the trip. Prior to the trip, Richard provided us with all the necessary information leading up to the trip and gave us tips and suggestions on what to expect and other things to do as well. He is also open to feedback on how his service can be improved so he gets an A in customer service from me. Overall, it was the perfect trip and I couldn't have asked for more. So far I've been on about 5 or 6 trips (maybe more) and it exceeds expectations every time!
By Jessica W on 16 Jul, 2019