3 Hours Before Flight Time
Welcome dinner at the Casa Particular. We will go over the history of Cuba—why Cuba looks the way it does now and how the country has been and continues to change. We will also introduce ourselves in the best Cuban style: with mojitos! (price included)
Cocktail Class: We will have one of our best bartenders teaching us how to make the classic Cuban drinks: Mojito, Daiquiri, and Cuba Libre.
Optional Night Out: Depending on date, there are different options for night out.
Breakfast at Belview Café. Meet renowned German photographer Christopher based in Havana at his café-gallery.
Old Havana Tour:
• Tour of Paseo de Prado, El Capitolo; all four plazas with beautiful architecture from Spanish colonial past
• Tour of a Taller Galleria where the best Cuban artists work and make prints
• Tour will be accompanied by architectural historian Sergio Mendes who will be describing important buildings, their former glory, and their present-day uses
• Lunch at La Familia Rooftop Terrace (price not included)
Photo Session with Students of the Cuban National Ballet and National Boxing Team of Havana
Dinner at San Cristobal; enjoy the restaurant where President Obama dined during his 2015 stay (price not included).
Transfer to Trinidad with a stop in Cienfuegos. See the “Pearl of the Caribbean”, or Cienfuegos. This beautiful city has French inspired architecture and sits on an bay. We will stop here for lunch and experience a tour of the small picturesque town.
Lunch at Casa Prado, one of our favorite restaurants in Cuba where they cook “al carbon” or BBQ style on its great rooftop! (price not included)
Cienfuegos Tour Visit Parque Marti, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Tomas Terry Theater, and Punta Gorda “Palacio del Valle” where we will stop for a quick drink before we continue to Cienfuegos.
Check-in/Free Time in Trinidad
Dinner at the Casa Particular: Enjoy dinner at the Casa Particular with the local family and learn more about Cuban life (price included).
Trinidad Morning Tour
We will explore the small 1500 Spanish colonial town still well preserved. Learn the complex history of this town.
You will live and photograph a true unique cultural immersive experience through pigeon racing and cockfights in Trinidad.
Lunch at Guitarra Mia – a Spanish/Cuban fusion restaurant (not included)
Optional Included Activity
• Playa Ancon: Relax at Trinidad’s closest beach, Playa Ancon (transportation included)
Dinner at San Jose, one of the best restaurants in Trinidad! (price not included)
Optional Night: Casa de La Musica Trinidad: See an Afro-Cuban show at the city center and dance to Salsa Music or a club inside a cave.
Transfer back to Havana: Stop for Lunch on the way back to Havana (location TBD; price not included)
Check-in to Casa Particular
Dinner at Rio Mar with Cigar and Rum Pairing Class: Learn from a sommelier how to pair rum and cigars. Then have dinner overlooking the Caribbean Sea (price not included).
Cigar Factory Tour: Learn how the famous Cuban cigar is rolled and watch the secret process yourself in a Partagas Factory Tour.
Lunch at Concordia or La Guarida: A rooftop bar in Centro Habana (price not included)
Photo session with Cuban Models:We will be photographing Cuban models in a historic neoclassical/art deco home in the middle of town.
Participants can also explore the home and learn architecture photography.
Farewell Dinner at Porto Habana (price not included)
Optional Night Activities
• Salsa Dancing Class
• Tropicana Show
Breakfast with final goodbye’s for this week’s portion
Flight Information: TBD
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