Cuba at a Glance Itinerary
Day 1: Havana Friday.
On morning Departure from Miami or FLL Airport. After clearing immigration, customs, and collecting your luggage at José Martí International Airport in Havana, you’ll check-in to your hotel or private house. Upon arrival in Havana, meet your group will meet our experienced, bilingual OnCuba Guide who will be with you for duration of your stay.
12:30 – 2:30 p.m We will have a Welcome lunch, at Atelier paladar, one of the famous private restaurants in Havana
2:35 – 4:00 p.m Then We will have an afternoon tour of breathtaking Havana in classic American convertible cars. We offer you and your guest a wide range of classic cars like Chevrolet, Ford, Buick, Cadillac, Mercury, Dodge, Oldsmobile and Pontiac.
You and your groups will enjoy a ride along the Malecon to El Morro. Here we will take pictures of the sweeping cityscape of Havana from the bay entrance and will stop at some of the most iconic places throughout Havana: the Capitolio, the ChinaTown, Carlos III street, After you will Chatting with vintage car owners in their workshops.
Then return to you accommodation and have time to change your clothes to have the best
7:30- 9:30 Private Concert of jazz , enjoying a delicious dinner and view on Melen Club Restaurant.
9:35 – After dinner we will take a short panoramic tour around the Modern city passing by Revolution Square, University of Havana on the way to FAC, the perfect place to enjoy the Cuban artist movement.
Day 2: Havana Saturday
Enjoy a full breakfast at the Hotel or private house
9:30 – 12: 00 A.m We will then take a walking tour in the Old Historical Center.
Walking tour through Old Havana. Feel the authentic Cuban experience walking on one of the most popular streets of Havana: Teniente Rey. In this tour you will have the opportunity to discuss with our experts on the Cuban economy and entrepreneurship in Cuba. Our expert tour guide will take you to admire the colonial architecture, and the some of the most historical places in the city. Along Teniente Rey you will see the architectural transition from colonial to modern times, the new businesses, markets, art and craft and we will see the 4 Squares in Old Center.
12:30- 2:30 p.m Lunch will be at Paladar Tatagua Restaurant, an aboriginal legend from Cienfuegos gives it its name, because Tatagua is the Cuban witch butterfly. A space marked by the mysticism of the butterfly, by the original Cubanness and by the desire to represent from the gastronomic and artistic space the modernity, the culture, the Cuba that also beats from that corner in the Paseo del Prado. La Tatagua flutters and welcomes you to discover its own flavors and provide good auguries with the varied cocktails.
2:45 – 3:40 p.m Visit Habana Queens rehearsal
3:55 – 4:30 p.m Afterwards, we will Visit Muraleando Project , it is a A Workshop in the Streets. When local artists Manuel (Manolo) Díaz Baldrich and Ernesto Quirch Paz began teaching art workshops in the neighborhood school two-and-a-half years ago they had no thoughts of starting a community development project. But their classes conflicted with the schedule of the state-run computer program so they moved the workshops into the streets, and there the seeds of Muraleando (literally “muraling” or mural-making) were sown. When a friend asked, “Why not take community work more seriously?” Manolo and Ernesto took up the challenge.
Then return to you accommodation and have time to change your clothes .
Dinner will be at Mediterraneo Havana restaurant located in a quiet side street of El Vedado, one of those neighborhoods still far from the Havana tourist earthquake, the Mediterranean is a cozy restaurant that offers a very careful seafood cuisine made with quality ingredients nearby.
After a delicious dinner you will go to FAC, located between the central streets 11 and 26, the Cuban
Art Factory (F.A.C) is one of the most active nocturnal proposals of Havana and the engine of cultural life in El Vedado.
This interactive space was founded by the Cuban musician and composer X Alfonso in 2014, supported by a large group of creators and the collaboration of the Institute of Music.
The FAC is a self-financed cultural and social project whose objective is to support and promote the work of young creators from all branches of art, such as cinema, music, dance, theater, plastic arts, literature, photography. , fashion or graphic design.
Enjoy a full breakfast at the Hotel or private house.
Check out from private house or Hotel.
11:00 a.m – 11:45 a.m Before leave Havana we need to Visit the most Emblematic Hotel in Cuba, National Hotel, there we will enjoy a Cuban cocktail and have a little tour around the Hotel.
12 :00 -1:00 pm Experience the artistic side of Havana with a visit to Callejón de Hamel, a unique street in the center of the city near the University of Havana. Here you will see brightly colored murals, sculptures and objects infusing the two-block alleyway with a contagiously creative vibe. You will also learn about Afro-Cuban religions and meet with local musicians who gather and share their talents here.
Then we will have a mid – day snack at El Cafe. Brunch is a relatively new concept in Cuba, and leading the way is the recently opened El Café. The homemade sourdough bread and hummus, otherwise nearly impossible to find in Havana, are just a couple of the restaurant’s highlights, which is housed on the bottom floor of a beautiful 1920s building. All their dishes are freshly made and the staff are super-friendly. Their pulled pork and yuca sandwich is not to be missed.
After a delicious snack you will visit the Sloppy Joe Bar, where you will have free time to enjoy a cocktail (on your own). It was a property of Jose Garcia, located in the central corner of Zulueta and Animas Streets. The bar received this name because the place in principle was a mess and the sandwich served there was made of “ropa vieja”. The Sloppy Joe’s Bar that was in their time one of the more converged and appreciated facilities of their type, and that it is located in the corner of Zulueta and Anímas in the Old Havana, it began to be reformed as part of the restoration project of the Historical Centre of Havana City.
On afternoon then we will have to board departure flight – Flights leaving Jose Marti International.
See you later Cuba,
Arrive in Miami or FLL Airport.