Headed to Cuba? Make sure to get your fill of Havana with this three-day tour. Enjoy a walking tour of the city to discover lesser-visited barrios and a "bodega" ration store to learn about local day-to-day life. With a stop at the rum museum and a ride an iconic vintage car straight out of the '50s, this trip is short but it's oh so sweet.
Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included to the tour's starting point, a "casa particular" (Cuban home used as a bed and breakfast), for an authentic Cuban experience.<p>Arrive in Havana at any time and transfer your casa particular. One of the oldest cities in the western hemisphere, Havana was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. It contains a wealth of colonial architecture, and the old city and streets around the malecon (ocean-side walkway) are best discovered on foot.</p><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><p><strong>TRANSPORT: </strong> You will be met at the airport and transferred to the start location to start your adventure. Please note, the included arrival transfer is from Havana's José Martí International Airport (HAV). If you are flying into Varadero (VRA) you will need to pre-pay a supplement to receive a transfer. Please reach out to your G Adventures booking agent for pricing and availability.</p><p><strong>ACTIVITY: </strong> Live amongst the locals in this “casa particular”, Cuba’s equivalent of a bed & breakfast homestay. Learn about the lifestyle, culture and real-life realities of our hosts. More intimate than a hotel, experience a slice of Cuban life as it’s actually lived.</p>
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This morning discover the vibrant backstreets of some of Havana’s less visited barrios and catch a glimpse into daily life. Visit a ‘bodega’ ration store, a local market and take a taxi ride in a classic ‘almendron’ 1950s car. Learn more about classic Cuban exports at Havana’s rum museum, and then finish at the Palacio de La Artesania to explore Cuba's tobacco and cigar making industry. Finish with a cocktail at a favourite bar and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.<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><p><strong>FREE TIME: AFTERNOON</strong> Spend the afternoon discovering some of Havana's iconic sites. Opt to visit Plaza de Armas, stroll the Malecón, or relax at a café while soaking in authentic Cuban culture.</p>
After checking out of your accommodations, 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 casa particular 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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