Havana is one of the New 7 Wonders Cities and the capital of Cuba. It’s well known for its long sun-drenched days, the genuine warmth of its locals, and the vibrant music that plays well into the night. If you’re looking for some Havana Daydreamin’, grab a margarita and let’s go!
You may think Havana’s all about cigars and Castro, but there’s so much more to this dynamic city. Choose from among these exciting excursions for an experience you’ll never forget!
Fabrica de Arte Cubano
Fabrica de Arte Cubano is an old, three-story, cooking oil factory that was converted into an eclectic nightclub. Avant-garde artwork and photography, live music, dance, cinema, fashion, drinks, and food are grouped into one, over-the-top, must-visit venue. It’s an unbelievably cool, artistic, and cultural experience.
Not only will you have the opportunity to privately view the galleries with a seasoned tour guide, you’ll also have the chance to meet with at least one of their currently showcased artists. It’s the ultimate in VIP treatment!
Parisien Cabaret at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba
The Parisien Cabaret is an enchanting place to experience authentic Cuban history. Located inside the grand and historic Hotel Nacional de Cuba in the town of Vedado, the dramatic show features spectacular costumes in a sensational Las Vegas-style performance. With it’s blended Indo-American, Hispanic, and African influences, it artistically communicates the evolution of the Cuban culture. Get ready for a truly memorable night.
Buena Vista Social Club at the Habana Café
A night of traditional Cuban music is served up at one of the most popular nightclubs in Havana, the Habana Café. Feeling as if you’ve been transported back to Cuba the 40s and 50s, you can grab a bite to eat, sip tropical cocktails, and dance until dawn. Enjoy the live show that features top local bands, skilled dancers, and elaborate costumes. These performers will generously share with you their love for Cuba, its traditions, and heritage. It’s a fantastic display of story-telling talent that will leave you wanting more!
Highlights of Havana
If you’re a history buff or love the story that only architecture can tell, this will be an unforgettable tour. You’ll study Havana’s remarkable buildings, learn the stories behind its iconic sites, and walk through its history. Visit the Iglesia de San Francisco de Paula, a charming Havana church turned concert hall, and Train Central Station, not only the largest but also the nation’s most architecturally and historically valuable train station.
Enjoy the view of Havana Harbor, where the El Castillo De Los Tres Reyes Del Morro stands, and where the white Carrara marble monument, El Cristo de La Habana, marks its entrance. You’ll visit Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, a military fortress, travel through the Túnel de La Habana, relax in the city of Vedado, and more. Don’t forget your camera. You’ll want to remember these glimpses into history forever.
The Ultimate Farm-to-Table Experience
On your Farm-to-Table excursion, you’ll visit Mediterráneo Havana, the first farm-to-table restaurant in Havana. They offer fresh, natural products from the sea and land. All of their food is provided by local farms and fisher boats and is preservative and additive-free.
You’ll visit the Vista Hermosa Farm where you’ll learn about and have the opportunity to taste locally grown fruits and vegetables. Traveling by horse or cart, you’ll head to La Mora Farm for a quick tour and a lesson on animal breeding. Finally, you’ll head back to Mediterráneo Havana to enjoy a farm-to-table lunch before returning to the pier. This will prove to be the most delicious way to end to your tour.
Havana is just the first stop on the DDC19 trip. Stay tuned for details about our next port of call, Roatán, Honduras.