5 Day | 4 Night
Starting at $3,299
Cuba’s capital city boasts a unique, exotic history with an equally compelling and beautiful art culture. With various influences ranging from African, European and South American, Cuban art reflects the country’s diverse demographic and reinforces the distinctive identity of its people. Regarded as a well preserved time capsule, accessibility to the island nation and its artistic merits has been the exclusive privilege of few, until now.
Discover the vibrant art, rhythmic music, ornate architecture, lively performances and culinary creations of Cuba on our cultural journey through the heart of the nation, Havana. Hear firsthand the inspiration behind the art from the artists themselves, dine on classic Cuban dishes prepared with local ingredients and tour culturally significant landmarks all while staying in four- and five-star accommodations. Immerse yourself in the colorful sights and rich sounds flooding the streets while interacting with the local people and experience an artistic revolution you won’t find elsewhere.
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Day One: Arrive in Havana
After your arrival to Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, check into your accommodation at one of our preferred hotels in the heart of the urban cultural mecca. Enjoy a traditional Cuban libation made with locally produced rum at a welcome cocktail hour before having an evening to savor your first taste of authentic cuisine at a paladar recommended by our knowledgeable guides.
Day Two: Central Havana
Spend the morning visiting the Merger, one of the newest galleries in Cuba. The name is derived from three talented men who decided to “merge” together to create modern pieces of abstract art with a bold message. Marvel at the stainless steel, glass, aluminum and other materials used to construct these playful sculptures. After lunch at a local paladar, tour El Taller Experimental de Grafica, an artist studio and workshop founded by a local muralist with the support of Che Guevara in 1961. End your afternoon with samplings from the local rum factory and learn about the production of one of Cuba’s biggest exports.
Day Three: Downtown Havana
Take in the sights and sounds of downtown with a historic tour before a morning visit to the Callejón Art Project. Led by a world renowned Cuban painter and sculptor, you’ll gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the Afro-Cuban works as your hear the stories and inspiration behind the art. Continue your journey exploring the creative Cuban renaissance with a visit to a collaborative merger of sculptors that recreate mundane objects into grand works with socio-political themes. Continue your tour of downtown Havana before an evening show featuring the invigorating and rhythmic dance styles of the island.
Day Four: Marina District
After a morning in the Marina District to unearth the secrets of the nearly 500 year old seaport and its guarding castle fortress, visit another group of local artists creating paintings and drawings whose messages are heavily influenced from both historical and modern events. Discover charming crafts and cultural creations from the locals at the art market for the rest of the afternoon.
Day Five: Final Day in Havana
After your morning breakfast, visit one last community art initiative, Arte y Corte. Barbers, hairdressers, painters, and artists of other medias gather to transcend beyond the job of styling hair into an artistic and fashion transformation. Enjoy one last bite of island flavor at a nearby paladar before transferring to Jose Marti International.
A single supplement rate will be imposed for single travelers depending on the amount of passengers booked and time of season. Published rates are only guaranteed with required deposit and confirmed booking. Published rates are subject to change without notice.