Two Day Cultural Program in Havana
Havana is the cultural center of the island with important events such as The International Ballet Festival, the Latin-American New Cinema Festival, Jazz Plaza, Visual Arts Biennale and The International Book Fair. Contemporary Havana can essentially be described as three cities in one: Old Havana, Vedado, and the newer suburban districts.
The city attracts over a million tourists annually and Cuban nights are responsible for a big part of it, because of the diversity of clubs and cabarets in the city. The local music and dancing are always reason enough to celebrate; Son, Salsa and Rumba… all colorful elements that compose our daily life.
9:30 - Departure from your accommodation.
9:45 - Arrival to Havana Compass Dance headquarters, rehearsal.
10:45 - Depart to Old Havana.
11:00 - Arrive to the Colonial part of Havana, walking tour.
12:30 - Lunch at Local Restaurant "Lamparilla 361".
1:30 - Depart to San Jose handcraft market. (Souvenir purchase).
3:00 - Depart to Hotel Nacional de Cuba, tour inside and drinks.
4:00 - Back to your accommodations.
8:30 - Depart to Cuban Art Factory.
9:30 Departure from your accommodation.
10:00 - Arrive to Fine Arts Museum, specialized tour inside.
12:00 - Lunch at "Sloppy Joe's Bar".
1:00 - Depart to Salsa Xpress School.
1:30 - Arrive at Salsa Xpress School, salsa lessons.
2:30 - Back to your accommodations.
7:30 - Dinner at "La Barraquita" Spanish restaurant.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can meet in the Hotel lobby, at the Cruise Terminal or in the Casa Particular (B&B) you are staying.
End location: Drop off at your accommodation or any other convenient location for you.
Duration: 2 days
Up to 6 persons: Minivan Taxi Hyundai TQ.
Couples: Standard Taxi Kia Rio or simila.
My services as a professional tour guide.
Air conditioned Car.
All applicable entrance fees.
A la carte lunch at restaurant "Lamparilla 361" on Day 1.
A cocktail at Hotel Nacional de Cuba.
Cocktail lesson and a Cuban sandwich at "Sloppy Joe's Bar" on Day 2.
Dinner at "La Barraquita" restaurant on Day 2.
Due to OFAC sanctions against my country, 100% of the tour cost is payable in cash to me at the start of the tour. This payment should be made in local currency (CUC).The amount in CUC is 15% less than the amount published in US Dollars, which is the same for me but more convenient for you!
If you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to contact me through "Ask a Question."
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 CUC - Souvenir purchases, drinks at night club, etc.
Custom tours for larger groups are available. Please contact me for details.
Admission to any unscheduled site, museum, etc.
Dinner on the first day.
Souvenirs or any other personal purchases you may have.
Drinks once inside the Cuban Art Factory.
I'm not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.
I can't pick you up from the port but I can meet you at the cruise ramp and walk to the vehicle.
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Ela is a brilliant and well informed person. While we had a specific agenda to cover, and which we did cover, the real joy of our time with Ela was the discussions and exchanges we had as we proceeded and when we stopped for a refreshment and those spectacular chocolates. I really feel that we have a knew and intensely personal, intimate understanding of Cuban and its people. If you can spend time with Ela, you should. She is wise beyond her years and very thought provoking.