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Reviewed 12 April 2016

I've read a lot about Sans Souci Palace and I'm glad I went!
Hired a local guide. It was helpful but not indispensable.
The old man ended up asking five times more than he initially asked for. I gave him the initial price we initially agreed on.
Beatiful part of Haitien's history!

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Reviewed 16 January 2016

We had such a wonderful visit at the citadel and sans Soucis yesterday. A lot of the tourists I tour with always want to challenge themselves of the hiking to the citadel, and when you do that, it gives you a taste of how hard the slaves worked to build this amazing castle, on no foundation but on the rock of the mountain. It teaches you how much freedom is to be highly valued. The sight, the breeze, all those cannons, the history of this place, it's just wonderful.

I would recommend everyone visiting Haiti to take at least that one tour, You will be amazed that Haiti is not exactly what you see on the tv.

Thank Haitian C
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

Hiking to the top of the Citadel takes stamina, although mules are available. The Citadel, built to fend off a possible attack by Napoleon, is an enormous fortress built on the hilltops. A new parking area at the base, with restroom and diagrams is helpful. Be aware that there are many safety hazards once you are in the Citadel: no handrails for steep rock steps (which may also be in the dark or wet), no fencing or warning for severe drop offs from great heights. Vendors and potential tour guides likely to be quite aggressive given Haiti's terrible economy.

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Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is a must see before leaving Haiti. Getting to Sans Souci is relatively easy from Cap. I hired a taxi for $50 to get me there and back, and give that it can take an hour in Cap traffice, that was a bargain. The entry for both,withno guide and no horse, is a mere $5. I hired a guide for $10 and a scooter taxi to climb to the Citadelle car park for another $5. The grounds of Sans Souci are easy to walk around and you'll be able to take some great pictures. With the Citadelle,unless you are a diehard fan of fortresses, the best photos will be taken at the car park below. If hiking to the top, I'd recommending sport sandals or hiking boots, a sun hat, and plenty of water. It is HOT.

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Reviewed 24 November 2015

The Citadel is wonderful - when you get there ! Unless you are very fit you need a horse. Negotiate a price first and the tip for the drivers - they always ask for more.
Access is not easy, its up a very steep cobbled road, but it is well worth the effort.
Make sureyou have a guide to take you round the Citadel

Thank Davancar
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