AWARD-WINNING CUBA TOURS FOR FOODIES: HAVANA & BEYOND
“Our Cuba tour felt like an Anthony Bourdain experience. The right amount of history, culture, food and politics. Cuba is a fascinating place and we were able to see and experience it through a native – the best way to travel.” – Julie
Take a step back in time and a step forward in cultural relations as you discover Cuba’s culture through its cuisine on our legal, ground-breaking Cuba culinary tour. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with locals and immerse yourself in the Cuban food scene as you visit farms and markets, learn from local chefs, and dine at some of the island’s most renowned private restaurants, or paladares.
Our Cuba tours spend five action-packed days in vibrant Havana engaged in meaningful interaction with farmers, chefs and artists. We’re welcomed inside the kitchen of one of Havana’s finest paladares, learn to salsa with incredibly talented dancers, and enjoy a farm-to-table meal on an organic, sustainable farm. You will even be invited into a local’s home for home-made tapas and daiquiris. And you’ll also have an opportunity to see some of Cuba’s iconic sights, such as Havana Vieja and Revolution Square.
Our Cuba tours then venture far off the beaten path to the Viñales Valley, a serene and beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its tobacco plantations. And finally, we journey to the colonial town of Trinidad, where the sounds of street music and clip-clopping horse carriages evoke centuries past.
Top Cuba Tour Experiences:
- Cuban cooking demonstration at a renowned paladar
- Mojito and daiquiri classes by master mixologists
- Happy hour in a local’s home with home-cooked tapas
- Visit an agricultural market, ration store and supermarket for true insights into the daily lives of Cubans
- Tour a sustainable farm and enjoy an organic farm-to-table lunch
- Connect with local fishermen and select fish to grill
- Dine at Cuba’s top private restaurants
Don’t miss this opportunity to join one of our legal Cuba culinary tours during a pivotal moment in history. For more information, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today. Our Cuba tours are operated under a license granted by the US Treasury Department.
Top Press Coverage:
- Fodor’s shares why now is the perfect time to support the Cuban people on a legal Cuba tour with Access Culinary Trips, one of their top tour operators.
- Our Cuba tour has been included in National Geographic Traveler’s 15 Food Tours Worth the Travel.
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If you are looking for a shorter trip, please check out our 5-day Weekend in Havana Tour!
Cuisine On Our Cuba Tours
Cuban cuisine represents a food culture situated at the crossroads of African, Latin American, Indigenous and Spanish 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 from across the Caribbean come together in stews, on the grill, and on your plate. ‘Creative’ describes today’s Cuban cuisine, as chefs are inspired to experiment with what’s available locally – produce directly from the farm you’ll visit, and seafood straight from the fisherman’s net.
On our Cuba tours, you will have the opportunity to meet with talented chefs and mixologists as they share the 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 bring dishes like Paella Cubano, Ropa Vieja, freshly caught grilled fish and lobster to the table enjoyed with classic Cuban cocktails such as daiquiris or mojitos.More
Our Cuban Tour Itinerary
DAY 1: Cuba Tour Begins As You Fly to Havana
Today you fly to Havana. Check into accommodations. Welcome dinner at a top paladar (privately-owned restaurant).
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.
DAY 3: Explore Havana’s Markets & Happy Hour Tapas 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.
DAY 4: Day Trip to Viñales Valley & Las Terrazas
Visit a tobacco farm and meet with the tobacco farmer. Lunch at a beautiful organic Viñales finca (farm). Explore town with one of the oldest coffee plantations in Cuba and visit the home and art studio of a local artist.
DAY 5: Fuster Gallery & Farm Tour
Morning visit to the incredible art gallery and neighborhood of José Fuster. Tour of sustainable farm followed by lunch. Visit to El Floridita, one of Hemingway’s favorite haunts.
DAY 6: Discover Trinidad
Five hour drive to the beautiful colonial town of Trinidad. Afternoon walk around town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DAY 7: Valle de los Ingenios & Seafood Lunch with Local Chef
Connect with local fisherman at Playa La Boca. Short drive to Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of the Sugar Mills). Traditional seafood lunch by fisherman turned chef. Farewell dinner.
DAY 8: Drive Back to Havana & Cuba Tour Ends
Five hour drive back to Havana for evening flights home.
Please note: Our 8-day Cuba tours involve a lengthy 10-hour round-trip drive to the colonial town of Trinidad. Please be aware that there will be two separate days with approximately 5-hours of driving. If you prefer not to do the journey to Trinidad, this trip can be shortened to just the Havana portion for 5 or 6 days. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a shorter tour.
Please also 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 Cuba 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!