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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)
Arrival in Havana / Check-in / Welcome Reception Intro to Havana riding old American cars.
Canon ceremony (Best view of the city from colonial fortress)
Visiting Old Havana (Colonial Architecture Tour)
Museum of Fine Art / Art Galleries and Studio visits
Live Music/Salsa / Jazz Club
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
Visiting Vedado (Modern Architecture Tour)
Studio visits in Vedado /Design stores
Visit Fabrica Del Arte
Visiting Miramar (Modern Architecture Tour)
New Year’s Dinner Party
Departure to Boston in the morning
-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
-Travel BOS-HAV-BOS / Accommodation
-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.
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