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Weekend in Havana for Foodies – OVERVIEW

Access Trips is recommended by Fodor’s as a top Cuba tour operator!

Join Access Trips for a long weekend in Havana, Cuba’s vibrant gem. Havana is everything you’ve heard about, and more, from stunning architecture to sultry salsa, and colorful markets to classic cars.

On our 5-day culinary weekend in Havana you’ll discover authentic Havana and connect with the locals in a meaningful way. You will be invited inside the kitchen of one of Havana’s finest paladares, learn to salsa with incredibly talented dancers, and meet an Afro-Cuban artist whose work evokes the traditions of Santeria. A highlight is a mouth-watering meal in local’s home, with daiquiris served by a celebrated mixologist who recently retired after 39 years at Hemingway haunt, El Floridita. You’ll also have an opportunity to explore some of Cuba’s iconic sights, such as Finca Vigia (Hemingway’s house), Havana Vieja, and Revolution Square. Along the way you’ll dine at Havana’s top restaurants and stay in luxurious accommodations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join our legal weekend tour of Havana during a pivotal moment in history! For more information, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today. Our Havana weekend tour is operated under a license granted by the US Treasury Department.


The Food of Havana

Cuban cuisine sits at the crossroads of African, Latin American, Spanish and indigenous influences. At the center of former Caribbean trade routes, Cuba’s food story is a melting pot of those vibrant cultures that once came through its ports. Rice, beans, peppers, fresh greens, fish, chicken, pork, and tropical fruit come together in stews, on the grill, and on your plate. Havana’s creative chefs are inspired to experiment with what’s available locally – organic produce direct from local farms, and seafood straight from the fisherman’s net.

On your weekend in Havana, you will have the opportunity to meet with talented chefs and mixologists who will share their secrets to making authentic Cuban cuisine and cocktails. You’ll also enjoy traditional Cuban breakfasts of bread, ham and eggs served with hot coffee and fresh tropical fruit smoothies. Lunch and dinner include dishes like Paella Cubano, Ropa Vieja, and freshly caught grilled fish and lobster, paired with classic Cuban cocktails such as daiquiris or mojitos.

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Havana Weekend – Itinerary

DAY 1: Your Weekend In Havana Begins

Today you fly to Havana. Check into accommodations. Welcome dinner at a top paladar (privately-owned restaurant).

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DAY 2: Art, Cocktails, and Dancing with Local Experts

Explore Havana Vieja. Mojito class, cooking demo and lunch at a beautiful paladar. Visit Afro-Cuban street art gallery. Salsa dance class.

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DAY 3: Fuster Gallery & Hemingway’s House

Morning visit to the incredible art gallery and neighborhood of José Fuster. Lunch at a farm-to-table restaurant, followed by a visit to Hemingway’s house, Finca Vigia. End the day with a daiquiri at El Floridita.

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DAY 4: Explore Havana’s Markets & Happy Hour in a Local’s Home

Visit a neighborhood farmer’s market and supermarket. Lunch at a famous paladar. Daiquiri class with a renowned bartender and tapas in a local’s apartment.

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DAY 5: Havana Weekend Ends

After breakfast, drive to the airport for your flight home. 

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Please note that Cuba is an adventurous destination where things do not always go as planned – in fact they often do not go as planned. We urge you to bring a flexible attitude and a sense of humor on your Havana tour. The above itinerary reflects our best planning, but there may be times when we have to substitute different activities and accommodations. That is la aventura Cubana – the Cuban adventure!