Haiti has so much more to share with travellers than a history of challenges and natural disasters. Here you’ll find a beauty in the people and the landscape that words just don’t do the job to explain. And who better to ask about this place than travel photographer Gary Arndt? His recent travels here have allowed him to tell a visual tale of a playful culture and a shockingly green and mountainous landscape that will make you reconsider what you think you know about Haiti.

Colourful hilliside houses in Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince.
Colourful hilliside houses in Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince.
Patterns appear everywhere you look.
Patterns appear everywhere you look.
The old streets of Port-au-Prince tell many stories.
The old streets of Port-au-Prince tell many stories.
Old tradition on water. A Bois Fouille boat sails on the Gulf of Gonâve outside of Port-au-Prince.
Old tradition on water. A Bois Fouille boat sails on the Gulf of Gonâve outside of Port-au-Prince.
This skull left its impression on me.
This skull left its impression on me.
Children playing soccer on the streets of Cap-Haïtien.
Children playing soccer on the streets of Cap-Haïtien.
Near Cap-Haïtien, a visit to Sans Souci Palace will take you back to the 17th century.
Near Cap-Haïtien, a visit to Sans Souci Palace will take you back to the 17th century.
School girls in Cap-Haïtien.
School girls in Cap-Haïtien.
Cassava is a major staple of food. Here it's being set into a mold.
Cassava is a major staple of food. Here, it's being set into a mold.
A very popular way to eat cassava in Haiti is with peanut butter but it is also often seen along side stews and soups.
A very popular way to eat cassava in Haiti is with peanut butter but it is also often seen along side stews and soups.
The French developed the sugar cane plantations in the 18th century.
The French developed the sugar cane plantations in the 18th century.
Today, sugar cane is used in the making of local rum.
Today, sugar cane is used in the making of local rum.
The sun sets on another day in Cap-Haïtien.
The sun sets on another day in Cap-Haïtien.
Known for its Carnival celebrations, it's no surprise that the city of Jacmel has a colourful art scene.
Known for its Carnival celebrations, it's no surprise that the city of Jacmel has a colourful art scene.
Papier-mâché masks in Jacmel.
Papier-mâché masks in Jacmel.
The waterfalls at Bassin-Bleu are a main attraction for travellers. And seeing how refreshing a visit here was, it is easy to see why.
The waterfalls at Bassin-Bleu are a main attraction for travellers. And seeing how refreshing a visit here was, it is easy to see why.
Another natural landmark is the Grotte Marie-Jeanne. A system of caves just outside of Port Salut.
Another natural landmark is the Grotte Marie-Jeanne. A system of caves just outside of Port Salut.
The Marche de Fer or Iron Market cannot be missed in Port Salut.
The Marche de Fer or Iron Market cannot be missed in Port Salut.
Why not try and learn about these handicrafts from the hand of their makers.
Why not try and learn about these handicrafts from the hand of their makers.
A fisherman stands with his net at the end of a day in Port Salut.
A fisherman stands with his net at the end of a day in Port Salut.
Sunset in Port Salut.
Sunset in Port Salut.

Getting There

G Adventures runs a number of departures dates in Haiti encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater for different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this big blue planet of ours — check out our small group trips here.