Click to see trip plan

Havana Rhythm and Life

From

1,100

/ person
  • 1
  • 5 Days

Santiago Aguilar

International Tours Allia

Award winning tour operator with local logistic & guide teams in Nicaragua, Cuba, Panama & Belize

  • Local time:13:12

Havana Rhythm and Life

Travel on this exquisite trip to one of the most beautiful Islands in the Caribbean, Cuba. For 6 days and 5 nights enjoy a wonderful colorful and rhythmic world of Cuba. Enjoy the famous music shows, dance Cuban Salsa and get connected witht the local life of Havana.

DAY 1

Walk the streets of Old Havana

Get your cameras ready, put on your walking shoes and welcome to the colorful Cuba, where every street is filled with classic cars from the 30s, 40s, 50s, colonial buildings, colorful homes, and Afrocentric rhythms. UNESCO-Recognized “Habana Vieja” as a historic center, learning about the history, architecture and traditions and stop at some local shops and art galleries. You will visit Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Francisco, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de la Catedral all iconic squares in Havana many date back to early 1500's. Don't miss the opportunity to meet local street artist, music bands and dancers who will be more than happy to share a bit of their history and passion of their Cuban culture. At lunch we will stop at one of the classic restaurant in Old Havana Doña Eutemia where you will be welcome by a happy staff, fantastic mojitos and exquisite food. Following lunch we will visit local art galleries, and crafts market to meet with local artists and learn about the techniques they use to make remarkable crafts. Soon you will return to your hotel for some rest. The evening will be celebrated by being part of the "CAÑONAZO DE LAS NUEVE" 9:00 pm Cannon Shot. During colonial times, the cannon was used to announce that opened and closed the doors of the walls , the historian Emilio Roig said , ” forming a huge belt of stone, surrounded and defended as impregnable fortresses of his time, the primitive , modest, simple , patriarchal and small town of San Cristobal de La Habana. Breakfast and Lunch included. Read more

Havana
More Pictures
DAY 2

El Malecon

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, the guide will be picking you guys up for a tour of the other side of Havana, you'll visit the Classic Bar where the Daiquiri was invented "FLORIDITA" La Cuna del Daiquiri. Visit Museums such as Museo de La Revolucion an iconic building remembering the fight of the Cuban people. You'll walk long the Malecon an incredible retaining wall along the Vedado area of Havana. We will visit Hotel Inglaterra Rooftop Bar with an incredible Live Band. Breakfast and Lunch inlcuded Read more

Havana
More Pictures
DAY 3

Havana & Playa Santa Maria

Get ready for more tropical sun, after breakfast you'll be picked up by your guide and will take a 30 minute drive to Playa Santa Maria. Upon arrival you'll be dropped off and be picked up a few hours later you can enjoy a peaceful time in this beautiful place. This beach with tranquil azure waters and white sands, Cuban bands playing live, and mojitos just a few steps away. There will be plenty of options to enjoy lunch, drinks, dance, and get to mingle with the locals. When back in town we will visit La Bodequita Del Medio one of Hemingways' favorite bars and a Live Music show by Buena Vista Social Club. Breakfast & Dinner show included Breakfast and Lunch included. Read more

Havana
More Pictures
DAY 4

Visiting Casa Blanca

Casablanca is a ward of the city of Havana, the capital of Cuba, belonging to the municipal borough of Regla. It is situated to the east of the entrance to Havana Harbor, you'll take a short Ferry ride to this locations. Local shops, restaurants available. Tonight You'll get to dance some more at a local Jazz band in Old Havana. You'll visit Hotel Nacional de Cuba is considered a symbol of history, culture and Cuban identity. The guns that made up the old Santa Clara Battery are on exhibition at the garden, they were declared part of the World Heritage Site. The Hotel Nacional de Cuba was declared a National Monument and it was inscribed in the World Memory Register. The Hotel stands out due to its refined elegance and its ancient splendor, which since 1930 has attracted a large number of personalities from the arts, science and politcs, such as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, artists Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Johnny Weismuller, Maria Félix, Jorge Negrete, and scientist Alexander Flemming Breakfast and Lunch included Read more

Havana
More Pictures
DAY 5

Say goodbye to Cuba

Wake up and enjoy your last day in Havana. There will be time during the day to do some last minute shopping, enjoy a cuban cigar, sip on the delicious coffee and take it all in...Yes you made it to Cuba. Depending on our departur time, you'll be shuttled to the airport within 2.5 hours of your flight. Breakfast included. Read more

More Pictures

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Havana
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Havana
Hotel NH Capri
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Parque Central Havana

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Local Tour director
  • Cuban Driver & Transportation
  • Cuban Bilingual Guide
  • Activities as indicated in your itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in your itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 5 nights accommodations in Havana hotel
  • Activities:
  • Salsa Lessons
  • Walking tours of Havana
  • Cigar Lounges
  • Jazz Music
  • Music Show
  • Break (B) Lunch (L) Dinner (D) as indicated in your itinerary

Package excludes

  • NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PROGRAM
  • Tips for housekeeping personnel
  • Tips for Tour director, guide or drivers
  • Travel insurance (Unless you flight with Alaska Airlines)
  • Dinner not included unless specified in your itinerary
  • Entrance to El Cañonazo
  • Arrival and departure times outside of the group flight and departures
  • Extra luggage fees
  • Not responsible for any missing, lost or stolen items

More information

  • Cuban Visa can be purchase at an additional fee via Cuban Visa Services you must have your flight details, Flight Number, Confirmation number arrival and departure dates. Cost is $50 + $40 processing fee for USA residents only.
  • In Cuba, cash is king, and for spending money, you will need to bring cash to exchange, as your debit and credit cards will not work. There are 2 official
  • currencies in Cuba:
  • Cuban Peso Convertible (CUC) Value: CUC1 = US$1.00
  • Cuban Peso (CUP or Moneda Nacional M.N) Value: CUP24 = CUC1
  • The exchange rates of these currencies are fixed by the Cuban Government, and can change at any time. The ‘local’ Cuban Peso has very limited use, especially for travelers, and is mostly used for transactions between locals. What’s confusing for travelers is that the Cubans call both currencies ‘pesos’, so make sure they are giving you the price in CUC (“coo"), also called “convertibles”
  • Unless you have a Credit Card from another country other than the USA you can’t use cash.

REVIEWS

9 Reviews

Lissinia A, United States

NicaTravel's level of service was above expectations. They not only make sure our stay in Nicaragua was pleasant, but they took care of all of the minor details. The personalized services, from the sleeping accommodation to places visited, to the food, and transportation, were exceptional.

Maria K, United States

Special thanks to Nica Travel and Santiago Aguilar for fantastic experience! Mario Velez is invaluable to the company. Thanks to him i felt completely safe traveling in Nicaragua. He is a Great surf coach and tour guide! He shared his knowledge and passion for his country that made it a unique experience to get to know Nicaragua while not speaking any Spanish. Loved every minute of it! Thank you Mario and NicaTravel! Read more

Alex C, United States

Going to Nicaragua with NicaTravel was the best thing ever. They took care of every single thing and made the experience unforgettable. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we felt part of a family not as clients. The country, the food and it's food is amazing. I have been back a few times and plan to continue going back with NicaTravel. Read more

MORE REVIEWS

We keep it local! Intimate experiences with locals

International Tours Allia
9 Reviews
CONTACT US

THE TEAM

Santiago Aguilar

El Nica

Christopher De Pew

"El Chele"

Mario Velez

"El Negro"

Jose Rodolfo

"Pocho"

Freddy Orozco Canales

"El Capitan"

Jose Zeas

"Joe"

Joel Traña

"El Historiador"

Jose Paredes

Jose de Diriamba

Jorge Castilo - CUBA

"Chico!

Alejandro "ALEX" - CUBA

Hoye mi hermano!

Award winning tour operator with local logistic & guide teams in Nicaragua, Cuba, Panama & Belize

If you have any questions or you want to customize your trip we are here for you at any time.

  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Local time:13:12

BEST MONTHS

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

SIMILAR TRIPS

WHY USE US

Your Dream Comes True

Easily find your favorite trip style and destination. Optimal matching with local travel professionals that will make your dream come true.

Best Quality

All our trips are quality assured by our experienced international travel teams. We’ve selected only the best destination management experts to ensure that your trip experience will be plain sailing all the way.

Fast and Easy

Find your favorite trip, pick your destination and plan your personalized vacation with a local expert in just 3 easy steps. No searching hundreds of websites! One place, all your dream vacations!

No Middleman

With Ollami, there’s no third party between you and the local experts. YOU pick your travel expert. YOU have full control of your costs and WE give you peace of mind that there are no hidden fees or charges.

Personal Reviews

All our reviews are written by REAL travelers who have experienced our service first hand. With Ollami you can expect great trips, real reviews and absolutely no surprises.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Your experience is our priority. We offer secure payments, 24/7 professional customer service worldwide via phone, email, chat or Skype.