Cuba Explorer popular tour Weekend in Havana for Americans
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The trip Americans pick to experience Havana

Weekend in Havana tour

Experience the Tropicana dance show
Visit humanitarian projects in Havana
Relax on Havana’s eastern beaches
Cruise in 1950s American classic cars
Ride in bicycle taxis and coconut cabs
Visit Ernest Hemingway’s house
Cuban cooking lesson by master chefs
Curated history and art museum visits
Afrocuban and community projects
Tour Old Havana World Heritage sites

Weekend in havana tour overview

Come to Cuba and experience the wild sensual island forbidden to Americans for the last half century. Imbibe in the exotic tastes, sights, sounds and aromas that have captivated adventurers, pirates and Americans since the discovery of the New World.

Witness Havana’s ancient eclectic architecture. Fool around in pulsating Afrocuban and Latin music venues. Romance Cuba’s stunning other worldly art. Reward your palate with authentic Cuban cuisine, beer and rum, and perhaps toke on the world’s best cigars.

In contrast to the lifeless Soviet satellites of bygone times, Cuba is an explosion of light, color, intellect, music, vitality and verve.

Come meet a people eager to engage with their long lost American cousins. They’ll welcome you into their lives and home they call La Habana. They are so happy America and Cuba are friends again. Come celebrate this historic reunion. We are here to help make it happen.

Weekend in Havana tour map

Cuba is big. It’s larger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont combined.

Cities and provinces you’ll visit

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Day 1 • Friday • Say hello to Cuba!

  • Arrival at José Martí International Airport
  • Change money into Cuban Convertible Pesos while waiting for luggage
  • Meet your guide and bus driver after you exit Cuban customs
  • Transfer to your hotel in the heart of Havana's entertainment district
  • Hotel check-in and welcome cocktail
  • Time to rest and freshen up
  • Group welcome dinner at private restaurant Mediterráneo Havana (included)
  • Attend the fabulous Buena Vista Social tour performance (men must wear shoes and pants)

Day 2 • Saturday • Old Havana and Hemingway’s house

  • Breakfast in hotel (included)
  • Guided walking tour of the four historic plazas in Old Havana
  • Visit the Museum of Rum
  • Visit Almacenes de Depósito San José, a giant arts and crafts market
  • Lunch at the private restaurant Mojito-Mojito (included)
  • Visit Ernest Hemingway’s Finca Vigía museum displaying his library, manuscripts and personal effects
  • Return to hotel to freshen up
  • Dinner at one of the best private restaurants El Ajiaco for authentic Cuban country-side cuisine (included)
  • Attend El Cañonazo, the 9 PM Cannon Firing Ceremony with Cubans

Day 3 • Sunday • Education and the arts

  • Breakfast in hotel (included)
  • Explore Cuba's afrocuban influences, musical culture, and education system with music professor Alberto Faya.
  • Seafood lunch at the private studio of acclaimed Cuban muralist and ceramist José Fúster described as the Picasso of the Caribbean (included)
  • Enjoy a ride in authentic 1950s American vintage cars
  • Return to hotel to freshen up
  • Farewell dinner at the eclectic paladar Atelier (included)
  • Free evening to explore the city

Day 4 • Monday • Say goodbye to Cuba – for now

  • Breakfast in hotel (included)
  • Transfer to Havana’s José Martí Airport
  • Air departures
  • Missing Cuba so much already
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Included in Cuba travel package cost

  • Small group size, usually fewer than twelve guests
  • Certificate of Legal Cuba Travel in compliance with US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations (OFAC)
  • Havana airport and hotel transfers on tour start and end days
  • Quality Cuban hotels
  • An expert English speaking guide and tour leader throughout the program
  • Modern air-conditioned bus and professional chauffeur
  • Bottled water on bus
  • All activities, entrance fees, services, speakers and meetings in tour itinerary
  • Flexible monthly tour payment options
  • Emergency telephone and internet access to America from Cuba
  • Cash advances for participants facing money problems while in Cuba
  • Participants become Club Cubano alumni and receive future tour discounts
  • Ongoing support from our US and Cuban staff before, during and after travel

Tasty meals included each tour day

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