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Day 1 Miami-Havana

  • Depart from Miami to Havana on a chartered flight
  • Hotel check-in and orientation
  • Sunset ride in a convertible antique car
  • Welcome dinner at a Paladar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 2 Havana

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites and discover Havana’s world-renowned architecture with an expert guide
  • Visit Taller de La Grafica and meet artists at their collective
  • Lunch at a top-rated Paladar*
  • Enjoy a private jazz performance with one of Cuba’s top young jazz groups
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Havana

  • Visit the Bellas Artes (fine arts) museum
  • Visit an Afro-Cuban dance and drumming demonstration and learn about the African influence on Cuban culture
  • Enjoy a children’s dance performance by Cuba’s top children’s dance group
  • Enjoy lunch at the gardens of Paladar El Cimarron and discuss Cuban private business ownership with the owners—a rare opportunity for tourist
  • Visit Ernest Hemingway’s House- tour the grounds of Finca Vijia and view Hemingway’s boat on display.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Havana to Trinidad

  • Visit the Historic Hotel Nacional for a tour
  • Lunch at a Paladar
  • Depart Havana to Trinidad
  • Take a sunset photography tour of this gorgeous UNESCO heritage site
  • Visit La Casa de La Trova for live traditional Buena Vista Social Club-style music
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Trinidad

  • See a performance from Trinidad’s Folkloric dance group, and take an optional dance lesson
  • Take a guided city tour of Trinidad
  • Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride though the cobblestone streets of Trinidad, visit a cigar factory, and climb aboard an antique steam train
  • Lunch at Sol Ananda
  • Catch a live salsa show at a gorgeous outdoor square in the evening
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 Trinidad-Havana

  • Depart from Trinidad to Havana.
  • Lunch at a Paladar
  • Visit Fusterlandia, the home gallery and mosaic neighborhood of the famous Cuban artist Jose Fuster
  • Visit a creative Children’s recycling project.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7-Havana

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel
  • Visit Havana’s markets (time permitting)
  • Bid farewell to Havana and return to Miami via charter plane from Havana’s Jose Marti Airport
  • Meals: Breakfast

*Note: A Paladar is a privately owned restaurant, as opposed to regular restaurants that are owned and operated by the Cuban government. Paladares compete with each other, and most of them are quite beautiful and creative with great food and flare. Eating at paladares also helps encourage private enterprise in Cuba. We include as many paladares as possible in our program to help local business and to provide you with the best Cuban restaurant experience.

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