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     Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars Havana Takeover – Cigar Tour

Itinerary Detailed

Day 1 (Arrive in Havana)  “Dia Afro-Cubana”

Departure from Miami Airport to Havana.

Arrive to the airport José Martí at Havana, Cuba.

Transfer from the airport to hotel Melia Cohiba.

Breakfast meeting with the group and tour guide form OnCuba Travel at La Chucheria.

Check in at Private House.

Visit Hotel Conde de Villanueva Tobacco´s Shop. The Conde de Villanueva Hotel has been designed for the special enjoyment of tobacco smokers – each of the rooms takes the name of a famous Cuban tobacco plantation, and the best store in the city for the sale of this tobacco, is secretly located hidden in the mezzanine of the hotel. There passionate fans can even rent their own personal humidor, something like a vault of a Swiss bank.

12:00 a.m You will visit the “Callejón de Hamel”, a place where afro cuban culture, tradition, and history are well combined.

1.30 p.m Lunch at Tatagua Restaurant

3:00 pm Visit to El museo de los Orishas. In Old Havana, exactly on Paseo del Prado between Monte and Dragones is the Museum of the Orishas. Organized by the Yoruba Cultural Association of Cuba. Where sculptures are exhibited with landscapes and attributes that represent the Orishas.

You will have the opportunity to participle in Vocal Baobab spectacle. This little artistic unit interprets its songs and invocations to the orishas of the Yoruba pantheon, as well as makes its excursions into popular manifestations such pregones, refranes, dicharachos, trabalenguas, rumbas, comparsas (so prized in carnavals), traditional music, and so on. Everything which in one form or another has its roots in Yoruba songs — all of this work is vocal, almost without musical instruments. They do not use the bata, but in its place tumbadoras, percusion, menor, flute, and piano, none of which as we know are instruments normally associated with these religious chants. All of this is part of the new spirit of this group.

Walk along Prado Avenue, where you will have the opportunity to visit the renovate Manzana Gomez.

Back to the casa particular or hotel to rest and refresh.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m Dinner at Cafe Laurent paladar.

Vintage American Classic Car tour around Vedado neighborhood.

Visit to The National Hotel where you can enjoy Cigars and cocktails.

Day 2 (Havana) “Día de Tabaco Factoría y shops”

Breakfast at Private house

9:30 am Visit Cigar factory “H. Upman”, where you will have the opportunity to have a guided tour inside the factory.

Visit to to Hotel Parque Central Tobacco´shop and then you will visit the Partagas Shop to for liquor and cigars.

Your tour continues at the Museo del Ron, home to the most famous Cuban rum, Havana Club.

Located in the historic district of Habana Vieja (“old Havana”), the museum is housed in a renovated 18th-century “solar” (colonial townhouse).

The museum opened in the year 2000 by the Fundación Havana Club, and it is a symbol in the historical heart of Havana.

Here, you will enjoy a guided tour, offered in Spanish, English, French, German and Italian, of the historical production of rum.

1:00 Lunch at Doña Eutimia.

Walking tour around Old Havana. (You will have the opportunity to visit the four main squares of Old Havana. Also you will visit La Bodeguita del Medio where you can enjoy a mojito)

You will visit La Casa del Habano del Museo del tabaco, in a small and cozy space, in addition to the different brands of cigars and smokers’ supplies that are sold to customers, there is a collection of cigarette lighters, snuff boxes, tobacco boxes of brands that no longer exist, marquillas and ashtrays, among others important museum pieces.

You will visit San José artisanal marquet, the old warehouses are home to the largest handicraft market in Havana, with more than 330 small stalls where you will find all kinds of souvenirs: guayaberas, t-shirts, wooden sculptures, leather accessories, jewelry, jewelry, paintings and innumerable related objects with Che.

You will also find products for skin care from natural ingredients, from coffee and coconut oil to cocoa butter, all of Cuban origin.
The prices are reasonable and negotiable, so if you suddenly find yourself haggling with the seller to get a lower price, do not worry, it’s part of the experience.

Back to casa particular or hotel to rest and refresh.

8:00 pm Dinner at El Divino restaurant

Day 3 (Pinar del Río tour)

Breakfast at Private house

8:30 am Transfer by private van to Pinar del Rio for plantation private tour. You will visit Montesino Farm at Viñales. As it is tradition in this region of Cuba, the vegueros (farmers) make their own cigars. As a result of this tradition, in 1996, the Vegueros brand was introduced to the market as a tribute to the countless generations that have cultivated tobacco in Pinar del Rio.

Horse riding excursion where you will be able to enter an outstanding karst landscape made up of mogotes of special singularity that takes the visitor to the places where the traditional methods of agriculture and especially the harvest of tobacco have survived unchanged for centuries, from the homemade plow made by hand For the farmers to work the land, the pylon used in the coffee process to the traditional guano hut will make you enjoy a horseback excursion that will allow you to decipher the secrets of our fields.

1:30 pm Lunch at Finca Paraíso

After lunch, you will visit the Mural de la Pre-Historia, a120-meter-tall replica of prehistoric paintings on a mogote.

Transfer back to Havana.

Back to the casa particular or hotel to rest and refresh.

7:30 to 8:30 pm Dinner at Vida restaurant.

Day 4 (Havana)

Breakfast at Private house

9:00 a.m Your tour begins at Museo Casa de Africa. The Casa de África Museum is located on Mercaderes Street in Old Havana, the historic center of the city. This museum exhibits several collections of African objects and is unique in the country.

The museum offers the possibility of doing a tour where you can discover the influence of African culture on Cuban culture through a didactic show, and various exhibitions, which host a total of more than two thousand pieces, ranging from valuable wood carvings to small pieces of ivory.

Visit to Jose Casteler Cairo Puerto “Cueto” – Home of the Guinness Book of World Records “longest” hand rolled cigar at 90 meters!

1:30 pm Lunch at Atelier restaurant.

After lunch you will visit La Casa del Habano Robaina, which is the ideal place to taste the best Cuban habanos and rums. The presence of a cigar roller will show you how to make those cigars that you admire so much.

You will visit one of the finest cigar stores in Cuba, the Casa del Habano. Located right in the heart of modern Havana, on the corner of 5th Avenue and 16th Street in Cuba’s serene and opulent Miramar sector of Havana, is a cigar collector’s paradise. Noted as one of the top Editor’s Picks in Cigar Aficionado, the shop combines elegant architecture and lovely interiors that provides visitors a chance to tour its vast walk-in humidor, home to over 27 world-class Habano brands that are kept in optimum conditions in terms of humidity and temperature, a guarantee for the distinctive taste Cuban cigars boast about. In addition, the shop is furnished with an impressive 96-stall locker room in which guests may store and preserve their purchases. Today, this service is free for loyal guests who have been visiting the house for over 15 years.

You will continue visit more Casa del Habano, the next one is located right in the heart of modern Havana, at Melia Cohiba Hotel, is a Habanos specialty store, located in one of the main hotels in the capital. Its great variety and excellence in the offer of Habanos and products related to this world, as well as spirits and accessories, have earned it well-deserved fame among lovers of Habanos, for its quality and exclusivity..

When talking about pleasant after-hours in Havana, it is impossible to miss the emblematic National Hotel of Cuba. Although the Habanos Store does not have a smoking lounge, just sit in any of its spaces to enjoy these aromas of the land accompanied by alcohol cane and a coffee retinto. The hotel gardens are the place par excellence for the third moment of a gastronomic experience, after having satiated your appetite at the 1930 Restaurant, or a dinner at the Parisién, you will be offered the perfect pairing between the views of the city and the Habanos of your preference, seasoned by the history and the myth of the building.

8:30 Dinner Mediterraneo Havana Restaurant

10:00 This night will be surprise!!

Day 5 (Havana) (This day can suffer changes, will be customized)

Breakfast at Private house

Farewell Lunch at Habanera restaurant.

Transfer to Jose Marti International Airport.

Arrive at Miami Airport.

End of the services.