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Our Trips

Our travel initiative connects Boston with other art capitals. If you are interested in traveling with us, or have questions, please send us an email to info@area.gallery

PRIVATE HAVANA!

This trip includes a full program to explore and support Cuba’s private sector. This is a tremendous opportunity to understand Cuba’s reality through its people and history. Although you will ride the old cars, enjoy a mojito, or photograph the architectural landmarks, this program will showcase what’s not in the guides and makes Havana an exciting city with new energy and trends. In 5 nights, you will have the opportunity to meet the people who are shaking the cityscape with inventive ideas about food, culture, nightlife and hospitality.  

Lunch and dinners are all scheduled at the best private restaurants and bars operating in the city. Two dinners are planned at very special locations too. One, will be hosted by artists and creatives you will meet; the other one, will become a party to welcome the New Year!  You will have the possibility to invite two friends you have met during your stay. 

Program (Thu, Dec 27- Tue Jan 1)

Day I

Arrival in Havana / Check-in / Welcome Reception Intro to Havana riding old American cars.

Dinner

Canon ceremony (Best view of the city from colonial fortress)

Day II

Visiting Old Havana (Colonial Architecture Tour)

Lunch

Museum of Fine Art / Art Galleries and Studio visits

Dinner

Live Music/Salsa / Jazz Club

Day III

Vinales National Park and tobacco cooperative plantation

Lunch at a private farm

Touring rural town/studio visits

Dinner organized by curators and artists in Havana

Day IV

Visiting Vedado (Modern Architecture Tour)

Lunch

Studio visits in Vedado /Design stores

Dinner

Visit Fabrica Del Arte

Day VI

Visiting Miramar (Modern Architecture Tour)

Lunch

Surprise!

New Year’s Dinner Party

Day VII

Departure to Boston in the morning

Program includes:

-Cuba orientation session in Boston

-Welcome Cocktails and Farewell dinner party

-Transportation during tour activities

-Architecture tours led by the Director of A R E A and Havana based architect/art historian

-Art tour led by Havana based curator

-Personal introductions to economists, historians, architects, artists, and other cultural figures.

-Concierge support for planning evening activities and restaurant bookings

-Compliance with US Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations for travel to Cuba

Not included:

-Travel BOS-HAV-BOS / Accommodation

-Cuban visa

-Meals (around $25)

-Evening transportation (Around $10)

-Tips to guides, driver, and staff.

Your trip organizers & advisors

Aynel David Guerra, director and founder of A R E A.

Sachie Hernandez is our trip organizer in Havana. Sachie is an independent curator and art consultant. As a consultant, she has collaborated with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Havana Club and Restoration Hardware. Sachie represents and promotes a group of Cuban artists and graphic designers.

TO INQUIRE ABOUT PRICE PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO INFO@AREA.GALLERY