Cuba Past & Present

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Steam train ride, children’s dance performance, show at the Buena Vista Social Club, fishing village, Sugar Museum.

FEATURED CITIES

Santa Clara, Caibarién, Cayo Santa Maria, Remedios, Havana

Trip Overview

Do you want to step back in time?

Step back in time on this remarkable tour to Cuba’s central countryside in the Villa Clara province and capital city. On this tour, we focus on Cuba’s history with a vintage theme. You will visit the Che Guevara Memorial, ride an old-fashioned steam train (they don’t make ‘em like this anymore!), and learn about something sweet—the famous Cuban sugar industry. You will also visit the charming fishing village of Caibarién.

In Havana, you will meet some of the country’s prominent painters and up-and-coming artists. You will attend exclusive dance performances, and listen to some of Cuba’s finest jazz, salsa bands, and son bands in the style of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Our mission is to immerse you in this passionate culture to truly have you experience Cuba just like a local.

People-to- People travel allows even the most seasoned travelers to view Cuba through the lens of the musicians, dancers, artists, and farmers— an experience you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the world.

Please note that the experiences we provide are handpicked and not touristy and therefore may not always be available. The Itinerary below is a sample and certain details may change for your trip. A final itinerary will be mailed to you prior to your individual tour.

 


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SAMPLE ITINERARY

Cuba Past & Present


1
DAY 1

Miami to Santa Clara

Visit the Che Guevara Memorial in Santa Clara

Get a tour of a local garden that brings a local community together—and have an organic lunch there

Visit the historical sites of Santa Clara

Hotel check-in  Cayo Santa Maria

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  

 

2
DAY 2

Caibarién -Remedios

Meet the employees of a local print shop in Caibarién

Ride around town on a horse-drawn carriage while learning about the history of  the city

Board an old-fashioned steam train to Remedios

Enjoy a typical Cuban lunch in Remedios

Visit a sugar museum to understand the past and present of Cuba’s sugarcane industry—and sample

Guarapo:  fresh pressed sugarcane juice

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  

3
DAY 3

Cayo Santa Maria-Havana

Depart Cayo Santa Maria to Havana

Visit an old Piquete on the way

Lunch at a Paladar Dona Eutemia

Taller De La Grafica

Arte Corte

Check into your hotel

Evening: Jazz Performance at La Zorra y El Cuervo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

4
DAY 4

Havana

Visit Abdala Recording Studios for a tour and view a live performance in Studio 1

Enjoy a children’s rueda dance performance by Cuba’s top children’s dance group at Paladar el Cimarron

Enjoy lunch at the gardens of Paladar el Cimarron and discuss Cuban private business ownership with the owners—a rare opportunity for tourists

Visit a private band rehearsal

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

5
DAY 5

Havana

Visit a top jazz musician’s home for a private and intimate performance and learn about his career and home life

Visit the award winning chorus Vocal Leo

Lunch at a local Paladar

Visit the Santa Amalia Jazz dancers

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

6
DAY 6

Havana

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

Visit Havana’s agro Mercado, Mercado san jose If there is time

Bid farewell to Havana and return to Miami via charter plane from Havana’s Jose Marti Airport

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