HAVANA, CUBA

An exclusive opportunity to experience an unforgettable trip to Cuba. This comprehensive educational program includes a focus on Afro-Cuban culture and history with exploration in Havana and Matanzas.  We’ve picked our favorite sites from the first trip coupled with great food to make this the best experience yet.  

May 25 – 30, 2018

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DAY 1

Welcome to Havana! Arrive in Havana, Cuba in the late afternoon and get whisked to our hotel.  We’ll start off tonight with a drop top cruise around Havana followed by an intimate rooftop dinner including mojito lessons and a salsa lessons. We’ll head out to a hip Cuban nightclub to show off our Salsa skills!

DAY 2

Enjoy a relaxing morning and breakfast at the hotel. Today we will soak up Cuban vibes on a comprehensive day tour of Havana visiting Plaza de Armas, El Templete, La Catedral San Cristobal de la Habana, and the Museo de la Revolucion. Our tour includes another drop top convertible ride and  walking tour of Old Havana that ends in rooftop cocktails with jaw dropping views of the city.  

DAY 3

Enjoy a relaxing morning and breakfast at the hotel.  Today we will visit the Rum, Cigar, and Coffee Factory to learn about production, enjoy a tasting, and shop.  Afterwards we will visit Collejon de Hamel for the performance and learn about the Cuban music and culture.  Lunch today is at the famous El Alijibe.  After lunch you will expore the local market with arts and crafts at Cathedral Square.  Dinner is at one of the dopest intimate rooftops in Havana.

DAY 4

Enjoy a relaxing morning and breakfast at the hotel.  Today we will visit Matanzas, known as the city of bridges for Afro-Cuban culture and history.  On this tour we will witness daily life and enjoy the city’s stunny bay, rivers, caves, and valleys.

DAY 5

Today we will visit an elementary school and learn about the Cuban school system.  Bring supplies to donate.  After the visit we will visit Fusterlandia, home of the artist Jose Antonio Rodriguez Fuster.  Fuster covered his house in mosaics and ceramic statues.  During the tour you will see his studio, as well as the art installations that have taken over his street.  Tonight we will have dinner at the famousLa Guarida Cuban Paladar.

DAY 6

Safe journeys home.  See you on the next trip!

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Up in the Air Life onsite staff in Cuba

5 Nights Lodging Accommodations at an Upscale Hotel

Daily breakfast, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners

Airport Transfers

Activities on the itinerary and ground transportation

Personalized Swag Bag

Cuban VISA and Health Insurance

Personalized Trip Documents

Airfare to Havana, Cuba

Optional tours available for purchase after booking

Tips for Tour Guides, Tour Directors, and Drivers