Relive the Heyday of Cuba

Experience Cuba in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway: a nation bustling with vanguardists and one-of-a-kind musicians.

For those in search of an immersive experience into local culture, music, art and architecture 

8 days
From US $2,850 pp
Relive the Heyday of Cuba
Relive the Heyday of Cuba

Why our trip is different:

  • Tour old Havana (a UNESCO Heritage Site) in the company of an architectural historian
  • Ride in a vintage car along the Malecon, Havana's iconic sea wall, to experience the sunset over the city
  • Visit Casa Compay Segundo, home of the famed Buena Vista Social Club member
  • Indulge in local cuisine at highly curated Paladars (private restaurants) hand-picked by food specialists
  • Experience a day in the life of Ernest Hemingway’s Cuba
  • Immerse yourself in the land of Cuban tobacco with a farming family that has worked the land for more than 60 years, and discover the art of curating leaves and secrets of tobacco growing
  • Learn to salsa the way hot-stepping locals do with a professional dancer, and experience the rarely-seen rhythm and dance of Afro-Cuban culture
Relive the Heyday of Cuba

D1  Walk through colonial Havana with an architectural historian * Vintage car ride * Aperitif in the garden of Hotel Nacional * Dine at La Guardia * Overnight in Casas Particulares

D2  Visit Wifredo Lam Art Centre * Experience the work of Servando Cabrera, leading artist of the Cuban Art Vanguard movement * Visit Casa Compay Segundo * Dinner and Buena Vista Social Club experience * Stay in Casas Particulares

D3 Tobacco farm trip * Take a horseback riding trip to a tuck away working coffee plantation & enjoy the Vinales Valley * Horse & buggy ride through Vinales * Contemporary Havana experience * Relax in Casas Particulares

D4 A day in the life of Ernest Hemingway * Snorkeling at a Havana Beach * Lunch picnic on the beach * Tour Hemingway's Cuban estate * Visit famous locations from Old Man & The Sea * Drinks at Hemingway's favorite bars * Rest in Casas Particulares

D5 Tour of local artist studios * Salsa lesson * Visit the Rum Museum with a rum specialist * Afro jazz experience * Stay in Casas Particulares

D6  Head to Cienfugos * See French colonial architecture and moorish Paclacio de Valle * Panoramic coastal road to Trinidad * Experience local music at Casa de la Trova or Casa de la Musica * Rest in Casas Particulares

D7 Tour mansions of former sugar barons * Museo Municipal at Palacio Cantero * Ceramic workshop at Casa del Alfarero * Relax in Casas Particulares

D8 Visit Sugar Mill Valley Valle de los Ingenios * Hacienda Iznaga home of former sugar barons * Experience the non-touristic colonial town of Remedios * Cruise north along the coast to Cayo Santa Maria * Overnight in Hotel Melia Buena Vista

D9 Return to Havana

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