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The Citadelle

Milot, Cap-Haitien, Haiti
+509 34 28 4386
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Citadelle Laferriere Sightseeing Tour from Cap-Haitien
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Milot, Cap-Haitien, Haiti
+509 34 28 4386
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Whatever you do, don't leave Haiti without having been up to Cap Haitien and the Citadel. Its absolutely magnificent.

Thank michael c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared for a serious hike to the top especially if you do not ride a horse up and take the shortcut! It's well worth the views from above but it's definitely a hike! Take plenty of water and fully charged cameras and camera phones...More

Thank SATravelers13
Reviewed 9 September 2017

You start off at San Souci and from the rear of San Souci begins the trail to Citadelle. Please be advised that this is quite a hike. If you are experienced, be prepared to hike 7 whole winding miles. The mountain twists and turns quite...More

Thank Sophia I
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Black Haitians built this incredible structure in the clouds (Yes. we have a picture looking down into a rainbow.) It is entirely intact and accessible to the average (chubby) American only by horseback. I got down off the horse and tried to walk. I made...More

Thank axumite2017
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I've been numerous times over the years and the Ministry of Tourism continues to improve the site. Private/rental car allows you to stop at base-see the first palace and then drive up to second parking lot. Unless you are in excellent shape and really enjoy...More

Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a difficult climb, even if you choose to go by donkey. It's not cheap as you pay for a guide and a donkey to take you up. The guides work hard and are incredibly fit. Sadly, but understandably they will start trying to...More

Thank Lynnda74
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Go early in the morning so that you can enjoy the hike up to the fortress before it gets too hot. Remember to bring water and sunscreen. It can be quite hectic at the entrance and you may find it easier to just hire a...More

Thank Gail N
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The Citadel is truly one of the most magnificent forts in the Americas. The views are spectacular. My friends and I happened to come in the morning on a rather cloudy day. and when we reached the top of the fort the surrounding mountains were...More

2  Thank ChelseyHS
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The Citadelle is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and with good reason. It is truly an engineering feat, as well as an imprssive structure that provides visitors with some of the best sights. Me and two friends went from Cap Haitien. We took...More

1  Thank Samy G
Reviewed 18 July 2017

During our December 2016 visit to Haiti, we went to the Citadelle to show our teenagers that part of haitian history that few people know. The Citadelle is worth visiting: built on top of a mountain, amazing views of the surroundings and the sea, perfectly...More

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20 August 2017|
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Response from Lynnda74 | Reviewed this property |
I was there earlier in the year and you need to pay an entrance fee, and whilst you're not forced to take a guide it is strongly encouraged that you do. There's no facilities to do so. I think it would be unwise and... More
David N
10 August 2017|
Response from Mark D | Reviewed this property |
They will let the adult and child sit on the horse. There are a couple of dune buggy (Rhino) available too.
Rose W
20 March 2017|
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Response from SaraBPasquini | Reviewed this property |
I would budget more than that with a guide for 4 people. The horses are $10 each rt and the guides and the guys who take you up on the horses all ask for a tip. If I remember correctly the entrance fee for my family of 4... More