WHAT TO EXPECT
Expedition Ayiti seeks to promote intercultural understanding by giving visitors an authentic experience of Haitian life and culture.
We believe that in order to connect on a deep level with, and to honor the people and culture of the country, it is of utmost importance visitors experience life the way it is lived in Haiti. This means that visitors will eat local food, sleep in Haitian homes, and shower using a bucket of water.
We believe that authentically participating in the life and culture of the place means leaving personal and cultural expectations of how things should be viewed and done at home.
Expedition Ayiti strives to present visitors with a learning experience. One that will challenge deeply rooted views and beliefs, opening visitors up to a completely different way of life. We feel it is important that people understand what to expect going into the trip and are prepared to be stretched. It will be a great experience!
Haiti is an island located in the Carribean. The temperature generally falls between the mid 70s to mid 80s with high humidity, although this may fluctuate based on elevation. At night temperatures can drop to the mid 60s or 70s. You can count on it being hot during the day, with warm but comfotable temperatures at night! See What to Pack to make sure you are prepared.
We will use traditional Haitian transportation to get to and from the starting and ending points of the hike. Driving in Haiti is an experience so be sure to grab your camera and hold on! We can assure you we use trusted and qualified drivers.
Lastly, patience is a virtue. Haiti lives on "island time" and things may not always happen as quickly as we're used to. Haiti offers a unique opportunity to step away from the fast-paced lives we may be used to and to live in the moment. You may not always find electricity or wi-fi, but the experiences you will gain will leave you fulfilled.