Launching A R E A Travel

We are excited to launch our travel initiative to connect Boston with other art capitals. 

If you are interested in traveling with us, or have questions, please send us an email to 

We look forward to hearing from you! 


Our Trips

BOS- HAV: MAY 22-26, 2018

Our trip will include a full program to explore Cuban culture, design and architecture. 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 4 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 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 be a farewell party!  You will have the possibility to invite two friends you have met during your stay. 


May 22

Arrival in Havana / Hotel Check-in / Mojitos at the roof deck
Intro to Havana riding old American cars.
Canon ceremony (Best view of the city from colonial fortress) 

May 23
Morning yoga or run
Visiting Old Havana, Colonial Architecture Tour
Museum of Fine Art / Art Galleries and Studio visits
Casa de la Musica (Live Music/Salsa) / Jazz Club Zorra y El Cuervo
May 24
Morning yoga or run
Visiting Vedado and Miramar (Modern Architecture Tour)
Studio visits in Vedado / Hemingway’s home in Cuba/ Design stores
Dinner organized by curators and artists in Havana

May 25

Visiting Vinales National Park and tobacco plantations where Cuban cigars are made
Lunch at a farm
Touring rural town/studio visits
Dinner and Special event with Cuban friends
May 26

Special morning surprise
Departure to Boston during the afternoon

Program includes:

-Cuba orientation session in Boston
-Accommodation at a private bed and breakfast boutique (
-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 of your choice
-Yoga (Fitness) sessions
-Concierge support for planning evening activities and restaurant bookings
-Compliance with US Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations for travel to Cuba

Total price: $1100 per person

Costs not included:  

-Cuban visa
-Meals (around $25)
-Evening transportation (Around $10)
-Tips to guides, driver, and hotel 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.