After nearly half a century of limited relations between the U.S. and this island nation, Cuba is now open to visitors from the United States. The country continues to rapidly change with the influx of new visitors and political shifts, making travel easier in some ways and more complicated in others.
Perfect forAdventurers | Art Lovers | Families | Do Gooders | Intellectuals
When to goDecember-February | March-May
Ideal length of stay3-5 Nights
Designing Your Journey
Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.
Three Days: Essential Havana
To see the most authentic aspects of Havana, visitors must arrange special access tours with the best private guides, who can take you behind-the-scenes. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.
Day One: Old Havana
From the airport and along the way into Havana, your guide will acquaint you with a few of the principal areas of the city, such as the Plaza de la Revolución and the Malecón. After lunch in a traditional paladar in Old Havana, you will have a walking tour of the beautiful colonial heart of the city, visiting the neighborhood’s numerous plazas and cathedrals. This evening, you will dine at an Indagare-adored restaurant and finish the night with a drink at a fun Latin jazz club in the Vedado neighborhood.
Day Two: Art in Havana
Today, explore the relationship between Havana and the arts. Begin with a private visit to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes to see the Cuban art collection. Indagare can arrange for a local art historian to guide you through Cuba’s arts evolution since the colonial era. After lunch at a Vedado paladar, spend the afternoon visiting art galleries, printing workshops, art schools and meeting with artists in their studios. Have dinner at a hot spot restaurant, then head to Fábrica de Arte Cubano for live music and art exhibitions.
Day Three: History & Architecture
Today, enjoy the splendor of 1950s Havana. Begin at the former home of Ernest Hemingway, Finca Vigía, then tour Cojimar, the village that inspired Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea. Have lunch in Cojimar, then return to Havana proper and tour the El Vedado and Miramar neighborhoods with a local architect. Depart your hotel in refurbished cars from the 1950s for dinner at a paladar in Miramar, then continue on to renowned cabaret Tropicana.
Where To Stay
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