- TRAVEL REGULATIONS
- WHY CUBA?
- CUBA QUICK FACTS
- MI TIERRA TOUR 5 Days
- MAMBO TOUR 6 Days
- GUAJIRO TOUR 7 Days
- CLÁSICO TOUR 7 Days
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GUAJIRO TOUR: 7 Days
- 6-day Mambo Tour highlights, plus….
- An extra day in Cienfuegos, “the Pearl of the South”
- Cienfuegos guided city tour plus graphic art workshop
DAY 1: HAVANA
Enjoy an authentic welcome lunch at a historic rice and black beans restaurant. Walk through the fascinating streets of Old Havana on a guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the culture of a city left practically untouched for over 50 years. Find out city’s legends as you meet locals on a guided walk.
DAY 2: HAVANA
Visit Havana’s most artistic barrio. Interact with community leaders and artists who rejuvenated this once debris-filled neighborhood. Participate in an art service-project and a dance workshop. Tour Havana’s Malecón and ask locals about Cuba’s culture and traditions. In the evening, explore Cuban cuisine as you cook with a local chef.
DAY 3: VIÑALES
Drive west to Pinar del Río province and visit a unique “guarapera” (sugar cane juice stand). Tour a karst-filled cave as you interact with farmers on a sustainable tobacco farm. Interact with locals as you tour an old village and marvel at the region’s mogotes (bizarre-shaped green hills dating from the Jurassic period).
DAY 4: MATANZAS
Explore Cuban arts in “the Athens of Cuba.” Meet a local poet and a storyteller at a publishing house that still copies books by hand. After a walking tour of Matanzas, learn about Cuban crops and farming at an friendly organic farm. Sample honey straight from a bee-filled hive (these bees don’t sting!). Finish off the day in sunny Varadero as you learn about tourism development and foreign investment.
DAY 5: MATANZAS
Visit a national school of art and observe some dance classes. Find out how son and cha-cha-chá are the origins of many popular Latino dances. Chat with local fishermen and wildlife swamp experts as you learn about the Cuban crocodile at a nature reserve. Finish the day with a community tour through Playa Larga and Bay of Pigs.
DAY 6: CIENFUEGOS
Experience Cuba’s “Pearl of the South” on a guided walking tour. Learn about José Martí’s legacy and influence in all aspects of Cuba’s culture, art, and politics. Participate in a local graphic art workshop. Next, head to Guanaroca Lagoon and learn about the efforts to preserve this flamingo filled ecosystem on a short boat tour.
DAY 7: HAVANA & HOME
Chat with locals as you learn about the use of horses and antique cars for transportation. After a farewell breakfast, reminisce about all your people to people interactions with Cubans as you head home.
STARTING AT: $2,799