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Citadelle Laferrière Tours

Citadelle Laferrière
Once the pinnacle of Haiti’s national defense, the imposing Citadelle Laferrière is now an architectural icon. Located on the summit of Bonnet à l’Evêque mountain, the UNESCO World Heritage Site—which dates back to the beginning of the 19th century—can be seen from almost anywhere in northern Haiti. 

The Basics 
The largest fortress in the western hemisphere, the Citadelle Laferrière is accessible via a 7-mile (11-kilometer) trail split into two sections. The only way to navigate the first section is by 4WD vehicle; the second part must be completed either on foot or on horseback. Several tours of northern Haiti visit the Citadelle Laferrière along with the Sans-Souci Palace, and include a horseback ride to the top of the mountain.  

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • The Citadelle Laferrière is a must-see for history buffs and first-time travelers to Haiti. 
  • Wear sturdy shoes if you’re planning to climb the uneven trails that lead to the fortress. 
  • Most of the fortress’s staircases lack guardrails, making them unsuitable for children and visitors with reduced mobility.
How to Get There 
The town of Milot serves as the gateway to the Citadelle Laferrière, 5 miles (8 kilometers) away. If you’re not part of a guided tour, take a taxi or drive to the parking lot halfway up to the fortress. From there, get to the top on foot or horseback.

When to Get There
The Citadelle Laferrière is open daily from 8am to 4pm. Aim to get there as early as possible, when temperatures are coolest and crowds are fewest. 

Sans-Souci Palace
Just a short distance from the Citadelle Laferrière, Sans-Souci Palace is one of Haiti’s most intriguing historic attractions. The name translates from French as “without worry,” while the palace itself represents the megalomania of the slave-turned-tyrant who built it. The ruins pay homage to dilapidated grandeur and provide a glimpse into Haiti’s turbulent past.
Address: Milot, Cap-Haitien, Haiti
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Admission Ticket to the Citadelle Laferrière

Admission Ticket to the Citadelle Laferrière

Explore the UNESCO-listed fortress of Citadelle Laferriere in northern Haiti with this admission ticket. This mountaintop fortress was built at the beginning of the 19-century and is a symbol of Haitian independence and power. Walk along the fortification walls and through the complex enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area.
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  • 1 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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Citadelle Laferriere Sightseeing Tour from Cap-Haitien

Citadelle Laferriere Sightseeing Tour from Cap-Haitien

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On this small-group tour, your guide offers facts and anecdotes often missed by solo visitors about the rich history and legacy of Palace San Souci and Citadelle Laferrière, the largest fortress in the Western Hemisphere built to protect freed slaves after the Haitian Revolution of 1804. A horseback ride up to the Citadelle and lunch with live entertainment makes this tour a popular choice for visitors.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.62
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$184.62

Cap Haitien Citadelle Excursion

Cap Haitien Citadelle Excursion

Uncover the unknown treasures of Haiti on a 5-hours tour with a local guide. Explore King Christophe pathways, hidden alleys and grand architecture, marveling at the construction and visiting a cultural place where you will have typical Haitian lunch. You’ll see top attractions of the North Coast of Haiti like the Citadelle La Ferriere and the Palais Sans Souci As you walk, you'll learn the history of this Caribbean nation and its ancient roots.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.36
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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Should I book Citadelle Laferrière tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Citadelle Laferrière can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 2 Citadelle Laferrière tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Citadelle Laferrière 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Citadelle Laferrière costs USD 5.00. Guided Citadelle Laferrière tours start around USD 5.00 per person. See all 2 Citadelle Laferrière tickets and tours on Viator.
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