The Land of High Mountains
Haiti was founded in 1804 following a slave revolution led by Toussaint Loverture. It is the only nation in the world to be established as the result of a successful slave revolt. The indigenous Taíno name Ayiti means Land of the High Mountains. The vibrant Afro-Caribbean culture — which is manifested in all aspects of Haitian life including art, music and dance — is a mixture of African, French and native Taíno with Spanish influences.
The Mountains of Haiti
Over 75% of the Haitian territory is above 600 feet in elevation and is ideal for hiking, trekking and mountain climbing. The itinerary includes three to four days hiking; five to six hours duration each day at an average of 18km and graded strenuous.
The image below shows the mountains of Haiti.
The country shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic however the Haitian people can trace their roots to West Africa.
The image below show Haiti's coral reefs which stretch over of 1,000 kilometres of the Haitian coastline.
We will be travelling to Haiti between October and May when the climate in the mountains is a cool 20° – 25° Celsius.
The graphs below show average annual weather conditions in Haiti.