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Havana Travel for the Weekend – Overview

Havana travel is still possible! Escape with Access Culinary Trips for a legal Havana vacation. This vibrant gem of a city is everything you’ve heard about and more, from stunning architecture to sultry salsa, and colorful markets to classic cars! 

On our 5-day vacation 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 of our Havana travel experiences is a mouth-watering meal in a 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 deluxe accommodations.

Top Havana Travel 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
  • Dine at Havana’s top private restaurants

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

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If you are looking for a longer trip, please check out our 8-day Cuba Culinary Tour.

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Havana Travel Means Exceptional Food

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.


Havana Vacation – Itinerary

DAY 1: Your Havana Vacation Begins

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


DAY 2: Santeria Art, Mojitos & Salsa Dancing

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


DAY 3: Fuster Gallery & Finca Vigia (Hemingway’s Home)

See the vibrant art gallery and neighborhood of José Fuster. Visit to Hemingway’s house. Lunch and daiquiris in Cojimar.


DAY 4: Peruse Farmer’s Market & Happy Hour in a Local’s Home

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


DAY 5: Havana Vacation Ends

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



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 travel weekend. 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!