Afro-Cuban Cultural Tour
Price: $2,999.00 USD per person in Double and 3,299.00 USD per person in SGL
Experience Cuba's history, influence and culture through the exploration of the Afro-Cuban diaspora! IT'S TIME!
February 24 - March 3, 2017
Day 1 - Hello Cuba!
Arrival at José Martí International Airport in Cuba's capital city.
After arriving, a welcome cocktail in hotel bar
Day 1 Activities will depend on what time arrival is into Havana…..stay tuned!
Dinner at restaurant TBA
Walking Tour Old Havana
Lunch at Restaurant TBA
Meet with Roberto Zurbano -writer, critic, activist, leading Afro-Cuban intellectual OR Nancy Morejon, a leading Afro-Cuban poet who has produced a number of journalistic, critical, and dramatic works (depending on availability)
Visit Belle Arte Museo
Afternoon cocktails at La Floridita, Ernest Hemingway’s favorite hang-out
Evening dinner at Restaurant TBA
Day 3 (Day of Art & Culture)
Visit home studio of Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive
Lunch at Dona Eutimia
Meet with Nehanda Abiodun, a former member of the Black Panthers OR adjunct professor at Univ. of Havana Norma Guillard - lesbian activist and psychologist, (depending on availability)
Shopping at Almancenes de Deposit San Jose
After dinner at Restaurant TBA your evening is free…We will suggest concerts/nightlife/etc…
Day 4 – Matanzas/Varadero
Early morning departure for Matanzas
Tour Bellamar Caves
Lunch at Romanitco San Severino in the Plaza de Libertad
Short walking tour of town center
Kairos Center for African Folklore Dance Troupe
Visit Museum of the Slave Route (San Severino Castle)
Travel to Varadero (45 minutes)
Day 5 – Varadero/Cienfuegos/Trinidad
Morning at beach and lunch before departure
Depart Varadero - On drive to Trinidad, stop at home studio of artist Carlos Alberto Cáceres in Cienfuegos
**Dinner at Sol Ananda
Evening free after dinner…suggest Casa de la Musica and/or Club El Rincon
**Musical group Alaclave to perform especially for group (depending on schedule)
Walking tour of Trinidad
Lunch at paladar TBA
Train ride or bus to Valley of the Ingenios and tour area of an important slave area in Cuba
After dinner at Restaurant TBA your evening is free
Day 7 – Havana
Return to Havana in early morning
Time for Shopping and last minute personal touring
Sunset stroll along Prado and Malecon. From a specific point along the Malecón, we will be met by Coco Taxi’s and whisked along the street of Havana a restaurant to be decided
*Itinerary subject to change
Sadly, all good things must come to an end! But, Cuba will always be here for you!
Tour package includes:
All Meals except one (1)
Transportation by AC bus throughout the stay in Cuba
English speaking tour guide
Travel People to People License
Day Day activities (entry fees to museums, meetings, lectures, conversations with professionals, artists, etc…)
Emergency Medical Insurance while in Cuba
Please Please note: A $750.00 USD deposit is due upon registration.
The balance is due four (4) weeks prior to departure.
Air travel to Havana - we will assist with flight booking
Travel Visa for Cuba
Checked bag fees & airport departure tax
Incidentals, tips and gratuities
Lunches and dinners which are not specified on the itinerary.
Disclaimer: This itinerary is subject to changes, however, options will be provided if something is changed or canceled. Also, hotels may be those listed or best available as they sometimes change changes at the last minute.
Our tour specialize solely in the legal people-to-people travel to Cuba for Americans.
All activities and tours are operated under the regulations set by American Laws.