Destination: Havana Language: English Departures: Havana/Miami Airport Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
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Havana was founded in 1519 (third location, officially established by nowadays Havana Bay) by spanish Conquistador Diego Velazquez de Cuellar and soon became the capital city of Cuba after turning into the main business operation hub of the island due to its geographical location. Havana has the most complete architectural compound in Latin America (out of all former Spanish colonial colonies) and is a melting pot of Spanish, Cuban, African and Chinese heritage.

*Prices are per person, based on single, double and triple occupancy valid on date specified. Full payment is due when you book your tour. All rates, availability and tours are subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions apply.

* The initial deposit is $500 dollars and is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival in Havana

Arrival in Havana including assistance at Airport and Transfer In to hotel Accommodation.
Welcome Dinner at Paladar La Guarida or similar choice.
La Guarida began to acquire its lofty reputation in the 1990s, when it was used as a location for the Oscar-nominated Fresa y chocolate. Regularly refined in the years since, the food is still up there with Havana's best, with the restaurant's pioneering brand of nueva cocina cubana driving both classic dishes (ropa vieja; shredded beef) and those that are unusual for Cuba (lamb tikka masala).
Recommendations for the evenings include world-famous Tropicana cabaret (the Moulin Rouge of Cuba), Casa de la Musica (there are a few salsa venues in town), Cabaret Parisien, La Zorra y el Cuervo (Jazz), among many others, reservations can be made through your tour-guide or at the hotel sales bureau in the lobby.
Included Accommodation, transportation, English-speaking tour guide and Welcome Dinner.

Day 2

City tour of Old Havana

Pick-up for City tour of Old Havana (it’ll take about 3 hours walking around colonial Havana). Havana (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) was founded by Spanish Conquistadors in 1514 and soon became the Capital city of Cuba. Its old Havana section will take you on a journey of history and architectural styles.
Lunch at local Paladar (Paladar is a term that in Spanish translates literally to "palate" and used with that meaning in the Spanish speaking world, however in Cuba is used exclusively to refer to restaurants run by self-employers. Mostly family-run businesses, paladares are fundamentally directed to serve as a counterpart to state-run restaurants for tourists seeking a more vivid interaction with Cuban reality, and looking for homemade Cuban food).
Tour of New Havana in the afternoon. Old and Center Havana grew up to the end of the 1800’s, New Havana will cover architecture and history after Cuba became an independent Republic in 1902.
End new Havana tour at Fuster contemporary Art Project (José Rodríguez Fusteri is a Cuban naive artist specializing in ceramics, painting, drawing, engraving, and graphic design)
Drive back to hotel, rest of evening at leisure.
Recommendations for the evenings include world-famous Tropicana cabaret (the Moulin Rouge of Cuba), Casa de la Musica (there are a few salsa venues in town), Cabaret Parisien, La Zorra y el Cuervo (Jazz), among many others, reservations can be made through your tour-guide or at the hotel sales bureau in the lobby.
Included Accommodation with breakfast, transportation, English-speaking tour guide, guided tour of Old Havana, Lunch at Paladar, Tour of New Havana, visit to Fuster’s gallery.

Day 3

Time : 9:45 am

Havana city, insight about life in the city

Pick-up walk (guide will pick you up) to Museo de la Revolucion( Visit to Revolution Museum The Museum of the Revolution’s exhibits are largely devoted to the period of the revolutionary war of the 1950s and to the country's post-1959 history but it spans from Cuba’s discovery by Christopher Clumbus in 1942 to present times), afterwards visit to Fine Arts museum (The National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana -Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana- in Havana, Cuba is a museum of Fine Arts that exhibits Cuban art collections from the colonial times up to contemporary generations)
Lunch at local Paladar
Afternoon visits to Havana’s La Cabaña Fortress, biggest one built by the Spanish Crown during the colonial times in Latin America. Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, colloquially known as La Cabaña, is an 18th-century fortress complex located on the elevated eastern side of the harbor entrance in Havana, Cuba. The fort rises above the 200-foot (60 m) hilltop, along with Morro. Castle
On the way back to hotel, stop at a flea market where souvenirs and other Memorabilia can be bought.
Drive back to hotel and rest of evening at leisure
Recommendations for the evenings include world-famous Tropicana cabaret (the Moulin Rouge of Cuba), Casa de la Musica (there are a few salsa venues in town), Cabaret Parisien, La Zorra y el Cuervo (Jazz), among many others, reservations can be made through your tour-guide or at the hotel sales bureau in the lobby.

Included visits to Museum of Revolution and Museum of Fine Arts, transportation, English-speaking tour guide, Lunch and Visit to La Cabana Fortress.

Day 4

Time : 9:45 am

Trip to visit a cigar factory and a community project

Pick-up for morning agenda (Cigar factory and community project)
Havana is the birthplace of premium cigars, and the city is dotted with cigar factories of all shapes and sizes. The best tobacco in the world is grown in western Cuba about 2 and half hours west to Havana City

Visit a unique community project in Havana to learn how art is being used to combat societal problems; Discover amazing local art in a community which was saved by art and local cooperation

Lunch at a local Paladar

Afternoon walk in the area of La Rampa, Coppelia ice cream parlor (this used to be uptown Havana city), visit the National hotel (cradle of the Cuban and the American Mafia in the 1950’s) and enjoy Mojitos overlooking the sea
Afternoon visit to Hammels Alley (A colorful narrow alley in Cuba is full of street art and sculptures made of found objects. Callejon de Hamel is a narrow alley in Havana filled with lively colorful murals and sculptures made from bathtubs, hand pumps, and pinwheels. It offers visitors to Cuba's capital a taste of the city's local art), hotspot block for Afro-Cuban religions in the area
Drive back to hotel and rest of evening at leisure
Recommendations for the evenings include world-famous Tropicana cabaret (the Moulin Rouge of Cuba), Casa de la Musica (there are a few salsa venues in town), Cabaret Parisien, La Zorra y el Cuervo (Jazz), among many others, reservations can be made through your tour-guide or at the hotel sales bureau in the lobby.
Accommodation with breakfast, transportation and tour guide service, Cigar Factory.

Day 5

Time : 9:30 am

Visit Hemingway’s former Estate (now a museum) and local private Art Galleries

Pick-up to visit Ernest Hemningway’s Museum
Hemingway became a fixture of Havana, and stayed in the country longer than many Americans chose to after relations between Cuba and the United States began to deteriorate. He fished extensively aboard his boat, Pilar, and enjoyed the island lifestyle, hanging out in Havana, and entertaining guests at the Finca.

Continue drive to Cojimar, a fishing town where Hemingway kept his Boat
Cojímar is a small fishing town located seven kilometers to the east of Havana. This town is famous for being the setting of Hemingway's most famous novel: “The Old Man and the Sea,” which allowed him to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954.
Enjoy Mojitos at Las Terrazas. Drive back to Havana to visit a local Gallery
Lunch at a local Paladar
Afternoon visits to local Art Galleries.
Drive back to hotel and rest of evening at leisure
Recommendations for the evenings include world-famous Tropicana cabaret (the Moulin Rouge of Cuba), Casa de la Musica (there are a few salsa venues in town), Cabaret Parisien, La Zorra y el Cuervo (Jazz), among many others, reservations can be made through your tour-guide or at the hotel sales bureau in the lobby.
Accommodation with breakfast, transportation and tour guide service, Ernest Hemningway’s Museum, Cojimar, Mojitos, Lunch.

Day 6

Time : 9:30 am

Opportunity to mingle with the locals, souvenir shops

Morning drive to a souvenir shop for Cuban Cigars, rum…
Numerous gift shops and street markets all over the city are teeming with locally-produced handicrafts. Their most popular merchandise include woodcarvings and statues, papier-mâché masks and religious figurines, as well as simple jewelry made from shells and seeds.
PAX will be free to wander around the city after the morning souvenir trip.
7:00 p.m. pick-up for Farewell Dinner at local Paladar San Cristobal
San Cristóbal Paladar is an environment full of reminiscences that point to our culture and our heritage. The Havana of the 50s stalks us in every corner, in the meticulous composition of each dish. San Cristóbal transports those who visit it to the lost universes that still remain in the works of Lezama
Former President Barack Obama dined here upon his visit to Havana
Recommendations for the evenings include world-famous Tropicana cabaret (the Moulin Rouge of Cuba), Casa de la Musica (there are a few salsa venues in town), Cabaret Parisien, La Zorra y el Cuervo (Jazz), among many others, reservations can be made through your tour-guide or at the hotel sales bureau in the lobby.
Accommodation with breakfast, transportation, tour guide service and Farewell Dinner.

Day 7

Departure Day

Your driver and tour guide will take you (3 hours before your flight time) to Havana’s International Airport for Outbound Flight.
Accommodation with breakfast, transportation and guide services
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    Person ( 1 Pax - No size limit. ) $2,300.00 $0.00 /Person

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