FLY TO HAVANA AND EXPLORE THE OLD PART OF THE CITY
You will arrive at “Jose Marti” International Airport where you will complete the immigration and customs processing and meet your local tour guide. Your guide will take you to a welcome lunch at one of the best paladars (family-run restaurant) of Havana.
After lunch, you will walk throughout the cobblestone streets of Havana to enjoy the architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A bus a panoramic tour will follow. In the late afternoon, you will visit “El Morro”, a fort at the entrance to the Bay of Havana and enjoy the panoramic view. The day will end with a vintage car ride along Malecon and Vedado. This is a great opportunity to talk to the drivers and find out more about how they manage to keep these cars running.
CUBAN ART & ARCHITECTURE OF MODERN HAVANA
The morning will begin with a visit to one of the most important cemeteries in Western Hemisphere, “Cristopher Columbus” cemetery. The exploration of modern Havana architecture will continue with the visit to the civic center of the city, the “Revolution Square.”
Lunch will be served at “Mediterraneo Habana” a private restaurant pioneering the farm to table approach. One of the staff members will make a small presentation about the story of this restaurant and about how they have managed to overcome the challenges of running a private business in Cuba. The afternoon will begin with a tour of the Museum of Fine Arts. A local art specialist will show you the history of Cuba seen through the eyes of Cuban artists of all times, José Rodriguez Fuster. Fusterland, located in Jaimanitas, a small town west of Havana, is the residence of Cuban artist Jose Fuster. Here you will have the opportunity to visit his home studio to experience first-hand the artistic transformation has made in his community. The farewell dinner will be at a premier Havana’s paladar. Here immerse yourself deeper in the culture and enjoy a Cuban music show on your last night in Havana.
Transfer to Havana airport. Board your international flight home.