**End-of-tour gratuities for the Cuban guide, driver, and tour leader are left to the guest’s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received.
After clearing immigration and customs at the Jose Marti International Airport, you will take a short drive to your hotel or private home accommodations for check-in. After taking a few moments to settle in, we will start our journey at the local OnCuba travel office. Our first stop will be a visit to the Museum of the Orishas in Havana, where we will learn about the African influences on the island. Next, we will enjoy lunch at Atelier Restaurant, followed by an afternoon tour of breathtaking Havana in classic American convertible cars. Then, we will visit Antonio Maceo Park and discuss his impact on Cuban history. This evening, dinner will be at “La Moraleja” where you will be joined by VIP guests, performers, university professors, and other Cuban experts of history, culture, and art. After dinner we will take a short panoramic tour around the old city to end the evening at Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner.
After a nourishing breakfast in your place of stay, you will explore and outline the history of the city and of African settlement and presence in the city in neighborhoods of Havana like. This early tour will include the cities of Santos Suárez, La Víbora, El Cerro, Marianao, Miramar, El Vedado, Centro Habana, and Old Havana. Lunch will then follow at Tatagua Restaurant. After our lunch break, we will visit the famous landmark of the statue of El Cristo with some time to learn more and taking pictures. Next, we will visit the Museum of Afro-Cuban Religion in the town of Regla, we will explore its onsite church, enter the studio of the late artist Canet, and meet with the Historian of Regla for more insight and discussion. We will close this portion of the journey will a visit to the Museum at Regla. Later, back in Havana, we will visit the colorful Hamel Alley where we will view Afro-Cuban Art and displays of other interesting objects. This will be followed by a visit to Casa de Africa where we will learn more about several African artifacts in the exhibit. Dinner this evening will be at El Cocinero Restaurant, closing with a visit to the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, an art and club space.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
After the starting the day with breakfast, our journey will begin with a tour of the City of Matanzas. Next, we will visit the Museum of the Slave Route and learn more about the history and arrival of slaves to Cuba. We will go to Jovellanos, where families trace their ancestry back to Beinin, Angola, and Congo. We will continue our journey to the beach and resort area of Varadero. After enjoying a leisurely afternoon at the beach, we will transfer back to La Habana for a farewell dinner at San Cristobal Restaurant.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
After a final breakfast on the island, we will visit the National Museum of Fine Arts to tour an extensive collection of Cuban Art, dating back to colonial times. Before departing, we will also visit the renowned University of Havana, which hosts exchange programs with other universities around the world. After this immersive experience, say goodbye to Cuba as you board your flight back home.
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Inspired by the works and bravery of Antonio Maceo and Martin Morúa Delgado, OnCuba Travel developed the Morúa-Maceo Project Experience. The Morúa -Maceo project aims to build, strengthen, and showcase the Cuban-African diaspora experience through in- depth curated experiences in the island.
Cuba claims both Africa and Europe as its mother continents. Our program reflects the traditions, customs and celebrations comprising the ancestral wealth of Africa for the enjoyment and knowledge of new generations. On this unique tour, you’ll understand the various Afro-Cuban religions practiced widely in Cuba, as explained by an English-speaking expert. Our local guide will walk you through parts of central Havana and the spectacular Callejón de Hamel – a small and colorfully decorated alley in central Havana, created by local resident Salvador Gonzáles Escalona. Sit and enjoy a cool drink while you soak up the atmosphere of this famous alleyway, decorated with scrap objects like bathtubs, hand pumps, and pinwheels, and has now become a cultural focal point with workshops for Cuban children to learn painting. The program includes meetings with Afro-Cuban historians and figures from the world of the arts, and much more.