Don't sleep on Havana, catch its hidden sides on this three-day tour. Scope out iconic neighbourhoods including Chinatown by bike, with a CEO ready to make some unexpected stops other tours pass by. A trip like this wouldn't be complete without a drink, so you'll end by grabbing one at a bar in Old Havana.
Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tour's starting point hotel.<p><strong>Additional Information: </strong> It is important to note that Cuba tends to be quite different to other areas of the world you may have travelled in. Buildings and infrastructure are generally old and may not have been maintained to the highest standard. Elevators, internet and A/C often break down, things happen very slowly and water pressure and hot water can be minimal. Cuba is an amazing place to visit but to fully enjoy and relax, western expectations should be left at home and your sense of adventure should be your guide.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.</p>
This morning set off for a two-wheel exploration of Havana’s distinctive neighbourhoods. Take to the streets on a leisurely route with lots of stops for photos and stories along the way. End back in the Old Town and continue on foot on an alternative walking tour. Discover the vibrant backstreets of some of Havana’s less visited barrios and catch a glimpse into daily life. Visit a ‘bodega’ ration store, take a taxi ride in a classic car and learn more about Cuban exports at Havana’s rum museum, and Palacio de La Artesania.<p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Set off on a cycling tour of the capital, journeying through the vibrant neighbourhoods of Playa, Vedado, Centro Habana, and La Habana Vieja. Make stops along the way to see some of the city highlights, such as Bosque de La Habana, Plaza de la Revolucion, Hotel Nacional, and El Capitolio. Jump off in the old town and continue on foot to explore the main plazas and surrounding streets.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Set out to discover the vibrant backstreets of some of Havana’s less visited barrios on an alternative walking tour where we'll earn all about the peculiarities of Cuban society, its economy and the way of life for residents. Visit a ‘bodega’ ration store, a market selling fruit and vegetables in the local ‘Moneda Nacional’ currency and get the chance to meet people along the way. Also get our dose of some classic Cuban exports as we visit Havana’s rum museum, and then finish at the Palacio de La Artesania to learn about Cuba’s famous tobacco and cigar making industry. At some stage during the day your CEO will arrange for a taxi ride in a classic ‘almendron’ 1950s car, the transport of choice for many Habaneros and an authentic way to take in the city’s backstreets. Finish the tour with a cocktail at a favourite bar.</p>
After checking out of the hotel, enjoy free time to explore Cuba's capital. Opt to hop in a vintage automobile to cruise through the city or take a salsa class. For travellers continuing on to another G Adventures tour, your CEO will help facilitate the joining of the new group starting in the evening.<p><strong>Additional Information: </strong> Check out from the hotel is approx. 12pm midday.</p><p><strong>FREE TIME: FULL DAY</strong> The day is yours to explore, choose to take a vintage car tour, take a dance lesson of wander on your own.</p>
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