Welcome to Havana


It's Complicated

No one could have invented Havana. It’s too audacious, too contradictory, and – despite 50 years of withering neglect – too damned beautiful. How it does it is anyone’s guess. Maybe it’s the swashbuckling history still almost perceptible in atmospheric colonial streets; the survivalist spirit of a populace scarred by two independence wars, a revolution and a US trade embargo; or the indefatigable salsa energy that ricochets off walls and emanates most emphatically from the people. Don’t come here with a long list of questions. Just arrive with an open mind and prepare for a long, slow seduction.

A Great Art City

It may not be like Paris' or New York's quite yet, but the art culture in Havana is currently one of the city's biggest surprises. The creativity is nothing new. Cuban artists have been quietly challenging cultural elites ever since native-born José Nicolás de la Escalera started painting black slaves in the 18th century. Today the work of Escalera and others is splendidly displayed in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Meanwhile, a newer, racier crew congregates for electrifying 'happenings' at the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, the vortex of Havana's contemporary art scene.

Cool Cafes & Bohemian Bars

Havana is going through an interesting stage at present. Private enterprise is showing the first flowerings of a creative spring, while the big-name brands from that well-known 'frenemy' in the north have yet to gain a foothold. As a result, the city is rife with experimentation. Here a dandy cafe decked out like a bohemian artist's lair, there a trancey lounge bar where earnest travelers sit around comparing Che Guevara T-shirts. Maybe it's something they put in the mojitos, but the face of Cuban cafe culture has never looked so good.

500 Years of History

In Havana the history is piled up like wrecked treasure on a palm-fringed beach. Except these days the colonial squares and buildings are looking noticeably less wrecked, thanks primarily to proactive City Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler, who has been piecing the place back together for over 30 years. Walk the streets of Habana Vieja and you'll quickly feel a genuine connection with the past in the imposing coastal fortifications and intimate, traffic-free plazas. Equally engrossing are the more recent leftovers from Cuba's marriages and divorces with both the USA and the USSR.


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Little Havana 3.5-Hour Bike and Food Tour with Local Guide

Meet in Miami Beach in the morning to begin your bike and food tour. After hopping on your provided bike, follow your guide on an 8-mile (13-km) ride through Little Havana, a bustling Cuban neighborhood. Stop at several family-run Cuban restaurants to sample the fresh homemade flavors of several dishes. Throughout your tour, your guide will teach you about the local culture and offer interesting historical insight on the area's Cuban heritage. You’ll also visit the El Credito Cigar Factory and the Freedom Tower, Downtown Miami’s most enduring landmark. This tower was modeled after the Giralda, the famous Gothic-Baroque bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville, and is currently used as a memorial to Cuban immigration in the US. Depending on the pace of your group, your tour will take anywhere from 3 to 4 hours. You’ll end your Little Havana bike and food tour back in Miami Beach.

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Little Havana Small Group Walking Tour with Tastings & Mojito

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Miami Urban Adventures, Miami Beach, FloridaYour Miami tour will begin in the heart of Miami’s Cuban community. We’ll check out some historic architectural beauties, as well as a few unique art collections.Of course, you can’t have a Little Havana tour without a true Cuban coffee in-hand, so we’re taking you for the most delicious dose of caffeine you’ll find this side of the Florida Straits. Cortadito is Cuban espresso, and we’ll pair it with a typical Cuban pastry to give you the boost you need to keep moving on your Miami tour!Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Little Havana, Miami, FloridaNext up, another Cuban culture classic: a visit to a classic cigar factory. Witness the art of cigar-rolling from the experts, and take in the one-of-a-kind aroma of the shop.From there, we’re off to visit one of the many locally owned art galleries in the neighborhood. Hear stories from first-generation immigrants from Cuba, and learn about the influence of Cuban art in Miami.Pass By: Bay of Pigs Museum, Miami, FloridaWe’ll see the important Bay of Pigs monument on route to a favorite local juice bar, where you’ll get to quench your thirst with a dose of sugarcane or mango juice. Pass By: Domino Park, Miami, FloridaWe’ll continue our stroll down SW 8th Street to experience the Caribbean flavour that fills the air, from the classic Domino Park where locals challenge one another to domino games, to the conga music that’s played live in the streets.

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A week of excitement in Cuba

Day 1 ARRIVAL. Assistance at the airport. Transfer to the Hotel. Accommodation in Capri Hotel 4* on BB plan At night Tropicana Night Club. Since the early years in the last century, at the entrance to the Marianao municipality in the province of Havana, next to the Zanja-Marianao railroad, was Villa Mina, the beautiful suburban property once owned by Regino Truffin, surrounded by a luxuriant tropical forest and now a fairy-tale dream for a nightclub that became a legend in the history of world musical and variety shows and that at a time was known as the "most attractive and sumptuous nightclub in the world": The Mythic Tropicana Nightclub Day 2 CITY TOUR HAVANA Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to modern Havana tour in American Classic Cars (5th Avenue, business area, Miramar, Vedado and Plaza de la Revolución). Continue to Old Havana for a walking tour of the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral Square, San Francisco Square and Old Square declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. Lunch included. Accommodation in Capri Hotel 4* on BB plan Night free to enjoy Havana night life Optional: Oh-La La Night Club (not included) Day 3 VIÑALES TOUR Breakfast at the hotel.Visit to the Viñales Valley, in Pinar del Río, westernmost province of Cuba and where the best tobacco in the world is grown. Tour through the valley, visiting the Mural of Prehistory. Lunch at a local restaurant. Optional visit to La Cueva del Indio. Visit, in transit, to the House of the Veguero, to know plantations of tobacco. Return to Havana. Accommodation in Capri Hotel 4* on BB plan Day 4 HAVANA – VARADERO Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Departure to Varadero. Accommodation for 2 nights in Blau Varadero 4* All Inclusive Plan Day 5 SUN CRUISE Breakfast. Pick-up at the hotels according to the time set up for the tour. Transfer Hotel - Marina - Hotel. Sailing off-shore enjoying the beauty of our seas. Music and open bar: soft drinks, beers and Cuban cocktails included either aboard or while being in the key. Snack aboard. An approximately 15-minutes interactive bath with dolphins. Time for snorkeling in coral reef. Visit to Cayo Blanco for lunch (lobster, shrimps, and fish). Free time for swimming in the sea. Nautical equipments (non-motorized) included in the key. Return to the Blau Varadero 5* All Inclusive Plan. Day 6 VARADERO- APTO HAVANA Pick up 5hrs before the flight departure transfer back to the airport

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Miami Sidecar Tours

Starting at your allocated time, Enjoy free pick you up at your hotel and take part in a short safety briefing and fitting for your helmet size. Then you,ll be ready for your 3-hour tour of Miami. Departing from your hotel the tour proceeds to Ocean drive, South Pointe Park and the Art Deco District taking in the sites and views along the way. Leaving Miami Beach, the tour continues to the Miami mainland visiting the Design District and Wynwood with stops along the way to take pictures or grab a cup of coffee. Next up is Downtown and the Brickell area followed by little Havana before making our way back to Miami Beach.Your professional guide will provide expert commentary along the way. Enjoy a worry free drop-off at your hotel to complete the tour.

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Miami Night Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Little Havana, Miami, FloridaOur Thoughtfully designed route features the very best of miami sightseeing. It Includes South Beach – Key Biscane and Little HavanaWe stop at the little Havana for 40 minutes, Where you´ll have the opportunity tu explore this emblematic neighborhood, drink a mojito, taste the famous cuban coffee and buy cigars.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: South Beach, Miami Beach, FloridaOCEAN DRIVE TOUR

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7 Days Cuban Cultural Immersion and Yoga Holidays in Havana and Trinidad, Cuba

ItineraryDay 1: "Welcome to Cuba"Stop At: Yalorde Yoga Retreats, Granada, Province of Granada, AndaluciaToday you will arrive in Cuba and Ludisis will pick you up at the José Martí International Airport (HAV).The transfer to our "Casa Particular" (Guest House) is around 35 minutes. Upon arrival, your local hosts will warmly welcome you and show you your room. Then in the afternoon, we will have a welcome ceremony in which you will meet the other participants and will have dinner together at a local palate (privately owned restaurant).DAY 2: "Havana, a city of history and traditions"In the morning today, I invite you to a relaxing session of Hatha Yoga that will prepare you for the rest of the activities of the day. Our local hosts will prepare a delicious breakfast in which you will be delighted with tropical fruits such as Guava or Papaya. To immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Cuban capital, today we will make a walking tour of Old Havana in English. Old Havana is one of the fifteen municipalities of the province of Havana. We will enter into its historic center which, together with its System of fortifications, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982 by UNESCO. The Historical Center of Havana has 3370 buildings, most of great environmental and patrimonial value. Walking through this city Intramuros you will know its most characteristic symbols such as El Capitolio, El Templete, La Giraldilla, and El Castillo de Los Tres Reyes del Morro, the latter was inaugurated in 1630 and is the symbol that welcomes the city to those who arrive it by sea.You will also appreciate the five main squares that define the physiognomy of the old city: Armas, Plaza de San Francisco de Assis, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza Vieja, and Plaza del Cristo.In addition to visiting historical sites, we will visit non-tourist neighborhoods to learn about the life of the locals, learn about the Cuban currency and the peculiar lively and boisterous life of the Habaneros. Finally, we will finish this day with a Cuban Salsa class.Today's accommodation:Casa Particular (Guesthouse - 1 night in Havana)Included Activities:Old Havana Walking Tour in English.Cuban Salsa Dance with Ludisis.Excursion to non-tourist neighborhoods to learn about the life of the locals.Activities (up to the individual)- Museum of the Revolution - 5 CUC- National Museum of Fine Arts - 5 CUC- Vintage Car Tour - 60 CUC (2 hours)Meals included:- BreakfastDAY 3: "Behind the Cuban Tobacco Route in the Valley of Viñales"Westernmost of Cuban provinces, its main attraction for tourists is its natural beauty. Today we will go to the one called Cuba's natural cathedral, "Pinar del Rio" province is not only famous for the Viñales Valley, to Unesco world cultural landscape, but also for growing the best tobacco in the world.Typical of this Natural Park is the unique mogotes, hillocks of limestone, honeycombed with cavities and with a nearly flat top. Here in Viñales, you will get to know the Cuban tobacco growing process, where farmers transmit their secrets from fathers to sons.At the end of the day, we will have a session of silent meditation surrounded by the majestic mountains of Viñales Valley, meet your inner being and fill yourself with the purity that the valley offers you.Today's accommodation:Casa Particular (Guesthouse - 1 night in Havana)Transfers:From Havana to Viñales round trip is included.Included Activities:Guidance and demonstrative tour about Cuban tobacco.Meditation Session in the middle of the Valley.Activities up to the individual with extra cost:- Horseback tour of the tobacco and coffee plantations.- Tour of caves, prehistoric mural and coffee plantationsMeals included:BreakfastDAY 4: "Trinidad, the past in the present"Today, first of all, we will begin the day with a tasty breakfast prepared by your local hosts at Casa Particular in Havana. Then we will start a trip to Trinidad the so-called museum city of Cuba.This colonial jewel has a main square surrounded by magnificent 18th-century buildings such as the Sanchez Iznaga palaces, and the church of the Holy Trinity. Here Spanish and African traditions are blended and flourish in a culture passed on from one generation to the other.Before arriving at our Vila in front of the sea, we will make a stop to be pleased with Cienfuegos a city that dazzles for its French architecture.Tonight I invite you to delight yourself with live music and folklore at La Casa de La Música de Trinidad.Today's accommodation:Beachfront Villa (Guesthouse - 1 night in Trinidad)Transfers:From Havana to Trinidad is included.Included Activities:- Excursion to the city of Cienfuegos: The call Pearl of the South.Activities up to the individual:- Night of live music and folklore at La Casa de La Música de Trinidad (transfer 10 CUC and entrance fee 1 CUC)Meals included:- BreakfastDAY 5: "Eco - Topes de Collantes Natural Park"Hatha Yoga at sunrise on the shore of the beach watching the rising Sun will allow you to reconnect with your inner being and have a beautiful moment of peace.After breakfast, The Topes de Collantes Natural Park, an immense protected area that owns 45% of the endemic birds of the country awaits you for a Hiking excursion.In the afternoon, a tour of immersion workshop in Trinitarian popular culture, excellent opportunity to learn about the typical ceramics of the area, the colonial architecture and the efforts of the neighbors to conserve it.Today's accommodation:Beachfront Villa (Guesthouse - 1 night in Trinidad)Included Activities:- Hatha Yoga Class at Sunrise with Ludisis Mones.Activities up to the individual:- Topes de Collante Natural Park Excursion (80 CUC)Meals included:- BreakfastDAY 6: "Enjoy Havana like a local"In the morning today after breakfast we will embark a trip to Havana in a private car.The Afro-Cuban Religion or Santeria came to the island in the minds of Africans brought to Cuba as slaves. In Cuba, this belief was syncretized and in the present is one of the most popular beliefs in Cuba. Today we will visit a temple of local practitioners who will teach you their rituals, ceremonies and the characteristics of each deity.An Afro-Cuban or Cuban Salsa dance workshop of your choice is included this afternoon. At night one of the most important shows in the country brings you artists from the winner of several Grammys "Buena Vista Social Club".Today's accommodation:Casa Particular (Guesthouse - 1 night in Havana)Transfers:From Trinidad to Havana is included.Included Activities:- Afro Cuban Culture Workshop with Locals practitioners.- Salsa Dance Lesson with Ludisis Mones.Activities up to the individual:- Buena Vista Social Club Show and Dinner - 70 CUC.Meals included:- Breakfast.DAY 7: "Hasta Pronto Cuba"Hatha yoga session and Vipassana meditation.A ceremony with offerings and mantras to the orishas.Breakfast and departure at Casa Particular in Havana.Transfer to the José Martí International Airport (HAV) in Havana (included).Transfers:Airport Transfer is included.Meals included:- Breakfast.Duration: 58 days 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: "Havana, a city of history and traditions"Stop At: Yalorde Yoga Retreats, Granada, Province of Granada, AndaluciaIn the morning today, I invite you to a relaxing session of Hatha Yoga that will prepare you for the rest of the activities of the day. Our local hosts will prepare a delicious breakfast in which you will be delighted with tropical fruits such as Guava or Papaya. To immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Cuban capital, today we will make a walking tour of Old Havana in English. Old Havana is one of the fifteen municipalities of the province of Havana. We will enter into its historic center which, together with its System of fortifications, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982 by UNESCO. The Historical Center of Havana has 3370 buildings, most of great environmental and patrimonial value. Walking through this city Intramuros you will know its most characteristic symbols such as El Capitolio, El Templete, La Giraldilla, and El Castillo de Los Tres Reyes del Morro, the latter was inaugurated in 1630 and is the symbol that welcomes the city to those who arrive it by sea.You will also appreciate the five main squares that define the physiognomy of the old city: Armas, Plaza de San Francisco de Assis, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza Vieja, and Plaza del Cristo.In addition to visiting historical sites, we will visit non-tourist neighborhoods to learn about the life of the locals, learn about the Cuban currency and the peculiar lively and boisterous life of the Habaneros. Finally, we will finish this day with a Cuban Salsa class.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.