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Iconic Havana

$1,110.00 – $1,431.00 US Per Person

Overview
Experience the best of Havana from its glorious architecture to its fascinating community projects and welcoming people on this 3-night getaway. This program will allow you to interact with locals from all walks of life to truly understand their culture, day-to-day experiences, and interests. You will get a taste of Cuba that will make you want to come back for more!

Tour Highlights
• Engagement opportunities with private restaurant owners
• American classic car ride with local Cuban
• Cigar factory tour
• Walking tour of Old Havana with local Cuban
• Finca La Yoandra with local Cuban
• Hemingway’s house: Finca Vigía 
• Fusterlandia
• Las Terrazas

Cuba Map – Iconic Havana

Overview
Experience the best of Havana from its glorious architecture to its fascinating community projects and welcoming people on this 3-night getaway. This program will allow you to interact with locals from all walks of life to truly understand their culture, day-to-day experiences, and interests. You will get a taste of Cuba that will make you want to come back for more!

Tour Highlights
• Engagement opportunities with private restaurant owners
• American classic car ride with local Cuban
• Cigar factory tour
• Walking tour of Old Havana with local Cuban
• Finca La Yoandra with local Cuban
• Hemingway’s house: Finca Vigía 
• Fusterlandia
• Las Terrazas

Included in your program

  • Accommodation: 3 night stay at Habana Libre
  • Local guide to Cuba and driver for duration of the itinerary
  • 1 group transfer from and to airport
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Tour Highlights listed above
  • Experiences: Visit Cigar Factory, Old Havana city tour, Visit Finca Vigia, Finca La Yoandra, Fusterlandia, Day trip to Las Terrazas, American classic car ride (1 hour)

Not included in your program:

  • Cuba Travel Visa and flight tickets
  • Additional arrival and departure transfers for non-group flight arrivals and departures
  • Gratuities and donations
  • Travel Insurance and Trip Cancellation Waiver (available at an extra charge)

**** Assistance with Airfare, Visa and transfer arrangements are available by CTP staff to help coordinate

DAY 01

ARRIVAL DAY

Welcome to Cuba!  Upon arrival in Havana you will be met by your local Cuban guide and driver who will accompany you throughout your trip.  En route to your hotel enjoy a panoramic overview of the city that includes a stop at the remarkable Revolution Square. The square features the José Martí Memorial and famous depiction of revolutionary heroes, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos. Drive around the vibrant Vedado district. Along the way, you will see a wide mixture of architectural styles and testimony of Cuba’s different influences: Spanish, British, and American.

Check into your hotel and freshen up for tonight’s welcome dinner. Enjoy a fusion-style meal to celebrate your first night in iconic Havana at a local paladar (privately-owned restaurant).  Take this opportunity to experience the entrepreneurial endeavors of the Cuban people while you enjoy new flavors and authentic recipes.

Che Guevara

DAY 01

ARRIVAL DAY

Welcome to Cuba!  Upon arrival in Havana you will be met by your local Cuban guide and driver who will accompany you throughout your trip.  En route to your hotel enjoy a panoramic overview of the city that includes a stop at the remarkable Revolution Square. The square features the José Martí Memorial and famous depiction of revolutionary heroes, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos. Drive around the vibrant Vedado district. Along the way, you will see a wide mixture of architectural styles and testimony of Cuba’s different influences: Spanish, British, and American.

Check into your hotel and freshen up for tonight’s welcome dinner. Enjoy a fusion-style meal to celebrate your first night in iconic Havana at a local paladar (privately-owned restaurant).  Take this opportunity to experience the entrepreneurial endeavors of the Cuban people while you enjoy new flavors and authentic recipes.

DAY 02

OLD HAVANA & HEMINGWAY

Breakfast at the hotel.

Your first visit of the day will be to a cigar factory. You will have the opportunity to interact with an expert and learn about the process of rolling the famous Habano cigars. Next, walk through Old Havana with your Cuban guide to learn about the historical importance of its glorious buildings, some dating to colonial times; be introduced to the restoration and preservation process of its most elaborate structures. Discover the history of Old Havana on foot through the four main squares: Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Francisco de Asís and Plaza de la Catedral. During your walking tour, experience the daily life of Cubans, exchange with local vendors and learn about their culture and traditions.

Depart to the charming village of Cojímar, Ernest Hemingway’s favorite fishing town where he docked his boat El Pilar, which served as the background for “The Old Man and the Sea.” Stroll along the boardwalk where you can interact with the local fishermen and see the monument that was established in Hemingway’s honor. Lunch will be at a local restaurant where you will be able to taste traditional Cuban cuisine. After lunch, depart to Finca Vigía, Hemingway’s former home located in the town of San Francisco de Paula, where he wrote two of his most famous novels Peer into the windows and admire the items left behind in the house when Hemingway departed to the United States, including more than 8,000 books, personal relics and rare collections. Our last stop will be at the organic farm La Yoandra (a private Cuban enterprise). The farm sits on approximately 7.5 acres and features over 120 fruit varieties, as well as vegetable and legume organic gardens, ornamental plants, and medicinal herbs. Discover the farm while engaging with the owner’s daughter, Carla, to learn about their community project for local seniors. Don’t forget to explore their amazing wine cellar, one of the best in town! At the end of the experience sip on an authentic Cuban mojito made with fresh ingredients from the farm. Return to the hotel.

Dinner will be on your own tonight, but your Cuban guide will be happy to provide some suggestions to enjoy popular Havana night hangouts.

Capital Building in Havana, Cuba

DAY 02

OLD HAVANA & HEMINGWAY

Breakfast at the hotel.

Your first visit of the day will be to a cigar factory. You will have the opportunity to interact with an expert and learn about the process of rolling the famous Habano cigars. Next, walk through Old Havana with your Cuban guide to learn about the historical importance of its glorious buildings, some dating to colonial times; be introduced to the restoration and preservation process of its most elaborate structures. Discover the history of Old Havana on foot through the four main squares: Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Francisco de Asís and Plaza de la Catedral. During your walking tour, experience the daily life of Cubans, exchange with local vendors and learn about their culture and traditions.

Depart to the charming village of Cojímar, Ernest Hemingway’s favorite fishing town where he docked his boat El Pilar, which served as the background for “The Old Man and the Sea.” Stroll along the boardwalk where you can interact with the local fishermen and see the monument that was established in Hemingway’s honor. Lunch will be at a local restaurant where you will be able to taste traditional Cuban cuisine. After lunch, depart to Finca Vigía, Hemingway’s former home located in the town of San Francisco de Paula, where he wrote two of his most famous novels Peer into the windows and admire the items left behind in the house when Hemingway departed to the United States, including more than 8,000 books, personal relics and rare collections. Our last stop will be at the organic farm La Yoandra (a private Cuban enterprise). The farm sits on approximately 7.5 acres and features over 120 fruit varieties, as well as vegetable and legume organic gardens, ornamental plants, and medicinal herbs. Discover the farm while engaging with the owner’s daughter, Carla, to learn about their community project for local seniors. Don’t forget to explore their amazing wine cellar, one of the best in town! At the end of the experience sip on an authentic Cuban mojito made with fresh ingredients from the farm. Return to the hotel.

Dinner will be on your own tonight, but your Cuban guide will be happy to provide some suggestions to enjoy popular Havana night hangouts.

 

DAY 03

FUSTERLANDIA & LAS TERRAZAS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Fusterlandia, a community project started by the renowned Cuban artist José Fuster known as The Picasso of the Caribbean, who transformed his entire neighborhood into a colorful mosaic and artistic mecca.

This afternoon you will explore beyond Havana on this journey to a magical natural reserve. Just an hour drive west of the capital discover a tropical haven full of art studios, natural river pools, and coffee plantation ruins. Interact with Cuban individuals who live in the region of Las Terrazas, a UNESCO Cuban biosphere reserve. It is named after the lush forest of trees built along the hillsides in terraces as part of a major reforestation project in the late 1960’s. Enjoy a walking tour around the region with a naturalist who will provide you with information on the local flora and fauna. Indulge a traditional Cuban lunch at the old farmer’s house and interact with the community residents. The region is nearly independent and self-sustained with food locally sourced. The residential artists create most of the wood furniture for the nearby hotel and homes.

Return to your hotel in Havana and prepare for a farewell dinner at one of the most popular private owned restaurants in town. Cruise in an American classic car. Your driver and car owner will take you on a scenic ride through some of the city’s highlights. The farewell dinner will be at La Habanera, a family owned business, opened by Cuban entrepreneurs merging the traditional Cuban cuisine with new international trends. The chef will explain the menu and share key points about Cuban cuisine. Tonight, is a great opportunity to learn the stories and challenges private business owners face today in Cuba. As we reminisce all that we have experienced together on this meaningful journey, we bid Cuba and its beautiful people farewell!

Las Terrazas in Pinar del Rio Province, Cuba

DAY 03

FUSTERLANDIA & LAS TERRAZAS

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Fusterlandia, a community project started by the renowned Cuban artist José Fuster known as The Picasso of the Caribbean, who transformed his entire neighborhood into a colorful mosaic and artistic mecca.

This afternoon you will explore beyond Havana on this journey to a magical natural reserve. Just an hour drive west of the capital discover a tropical haven full of art studios, natural river pools, and coffee plantation ruins. Interact with Cuban individuals who live in the region of Las Terrazas, a UNESCO Cuban biosphere reserve. It is named after the lush forest of trees built along the hillsides in terraces as part of a major reforestation project in the late 1960’s. Enjoy a walking tour around the region with a naturalist who will provide you with information on the local flora and fauna. Indulge a traditional Cuban lunch at the old farmer’s house and interact with the community residents. The region is nearly independent and self-sustained with food locally sourced. The residential artists create most of the wood furniture for the nearby hotel and homes.

Return to your hotel in Havana and prepare for a farewell dinner at one of the most popular private owned restaurants in town. Cruise in an American classic car. Your driver and car owner will take you on a scenic ride through some of the city’s highlights. The farewell dinner will be at La Habanera, a family owned business, opened by Cuban entrepreneurs merging the traditional Cuban cuisine with new international trends. The chef will explain the menu and share key points about Cuban cuisine. Tonight, is a great opportunity to learn the stories and challenges private business owners face today in Cuba. As we reminisce all that we have experienced together on this meaningful journey, we bid Cuba and its beautiful people farewell!

DAY 04

DEPARTURE DAY

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer to the Havana airport. We hope you take with you the best memories of Cuba and its people.

Want to explore more of Cuba? Extend your Cuba experience and book this trip back-to-back with a 2 night extension program in Varadero.

Bicicleta

DAY 04

Departure Day

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer to the Havana airport. We hope you take with you the best memories of Cuba and its people.

Want to explore more of Cuba? Extend your Cuba experience and book this trip back-to-back with a 2 night extension program in Varadero.

Dates & Prices
Travel DatesStandard Room (Single Occupancy)Standard Room (Double Occupancy)    
Feb 27, 2020 - Mar 01, 2020 $ 1,371 US $ 1,181 US
Mar 12, 2020 - Mar 15, 2020 $ 1,371 US $ 1,181 US
Mar 26, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020 $ 1,371 US $ 1,181 US
Apr 09, 2020 - Apr 12, 2020 $ 1,431 US $ 1,241 US
Apr 23, 2020 - Apr 26, 2020 $ 1,371 US $ 1,181 US
May 07, 2020 - May 10, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
May 21, 2020 - May 24, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
Jun 04, 2020 - Jun 07, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
Jul 02, 2020 - Jul 05, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 19, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
Jul 30, 2020 - Aug 02, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
Aug 13, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
Aug 27, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
Sep 10, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
Sep 24, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
Oct 08, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
Oct 22, 2020 - Oct 25, 2020 $ 1,261 US $ 1,110 US
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