The Arts in Cuba Today
Small Group Travel.
The must see destination for your “Bucket List”.
To understand contemporary Cuban culture it's music, art and cuisine you have to look behind the gallery instillation or opening night and begin in Havana. A behind the scene look means to meet the artists one on one. There is more to Havana city than just classic cars and collapsing historical buildings. Here you'll find the country's best live music, played on almost every street corner. A week's survey of Havana'a vibrant and diverse cultural venues will bring us to studios of painters, sculptures and photographers with dinners at artist's homes. Private dance rehearsals and jazz performance in a private home. We offer a look into Cuba's premiere art school, ISA,(Instituto Superior de Arte). To expand our experience we include a full day excursion to the southern port city of Cienfuegos, meet with Cuban artists, visit a print maker's atelier with a private choral concert.
Registration is limited.
What to Expect: Our small group encourages camaraderie and personalized attention. We travel with our experienced English speaking Cuban guide all our visits are coordinated by trained local experts living in each location we visit to give us an authentic hands-on knowledge of our subject and region. Our exerts include a director of the Fundacion Ludwig de Arte, a well known photographer and an acknowledged expert on Cuban jazz. All of whom will have direct relations with contemporary artists and have assisted to develop this program.
We are commitment to the health and comfort of our travelers with enhanced sanitation which includes coach disinfection several times daily, requiring the rules for preventing the spread of disease such as wearing a mask throughout the program, respecting social distancing guidelines and remaining contact-less as can be possible.
6 days / 5 nights.
To be determined, based on program dates.
Our groups are about 12 members.
Interest and Activity Level
Program is designed for the curious and collector alike. Moderate ability for walking is required.
Itinerary at a Glance
Arrive Havana. Enjoy an orientation before our welcome at artist's home in suburb of Havana.
Explore Old Havana with our guide on a walking tour through the neighborhoods of the historic district. Lunch in Old Havana followed by a visit to the Hemingway Estate outside the city. Enjoy a Salsa dance lesson before dinner overlooking Havana harbor. Evening free for Salsa.
Full day excursion to the southern port city of Cinefuegos where we have a walking tour of the historic Old Town, visit the local artisan market, a printmaking atelier and a private choral concert. Lunch will be at a private restaurant overlooking the bay. Return to Havana. Evening free for an independent dinner and Salsa or any number of local Jazz Clubs.
The morning is dedicated to a review of Cuba fine arts with private art studio visits for an intimate look at photography to meet the artists. For lunch travel outside Havana to the studio and home of José Fuster (Fusterlandia) for a seafood family-style meal at his whimsical compound. Following lunch enjoy a private jazz performance at the home of local musicians, time to meet with the musicians. Free afternoon for a visit to the craft markets. markets. Dinner at a private restaurant. Free evening.
Visit dance company for private rehearsal, meet the dancers and director. Ferry across Havana harbor to Regla, a center of Afro-Cuban culture. Lunch is typical Cuban cuisine. Free afternoon. Farewell dinner at one of Havana's best restaurants.
Morning check-out. Depart for airport and return flights.
Group transfers to/from hotel in Havana.
Overnight accommodations in Havana, including daily breakfast, at the 5-Star Hotel Parque Central. Centrally located in the center of the Historic Old Quarter.
Daily meals include 5 breakfast, 4 lunches and 4 dinners.
All activities, entrance fees, services and hotel porterage, plus gratuities for all guides and driver.
Throughout your journey you will be in the care of one of our experienced professionals who manages all logistics to allow you to relax and enjoy the experience.
An enriching travel experience with our expert led educational talks, plus three private performances.
Letter authorizing your participation in a U.S. government approved program.
Ongoing support from our U.S. and Cuban staff before, during and after travel.
Flights to/from Havana.
Airport transfers not included, unless with the Group.
Meals not indicated unless listed on the itinerary.
Optional activities and personal expenses.
Any liability due to necessary changes to itinerary.
Securing the necessary Cuban Travel Cards. The airline is obligated to supply the Tourist Card and Cuban Medical Insurance. We are available for guidance.
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Program is operated by WorldGuest Travel Services, , Inc. and is licensed to travel to Cuba for authorized exchange activities. These regulations require that guest’s participation on each program is mandatory. All travelers will receive confirmation authorizing travel to Cuba. Fla. Seller of Travel Ref. No. ST40096