HAVANA + VINALES
November 13 to November 18, 2016
Havana Accommodations: Casa Misiones 51
The cost for this trip is not yet set pending the requisite itinerary approval from the Cuban government. In the meantime, costs are likely to be between $2000 to $2250 per person. This cost includes 'guesstimates' for accommodations, meals, guides, gratuities and transportation as well as the charter flights to and from Havana (from Miami, Fla). In addition to these costs and not included in the above amount are domestic air travel to Miami and a probable overnight stay in Miami. These costs--again 'guesstimates'--are projected to be approximately $400 to $450.
Places are held with a deposit of $500 payable to Studio Traveler, 112 Fisher Park Circle, Greensboro, NC, 27401.
Deposits will be partially refundable until itinerary and final costs are approved by the Cuban government.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13
Arrive in the morning by Charter
Lunch :: La Bodega Del Medio
An iconic restaurant in an ideal location in Old Havana
This meticulously restored UNESCO World Heritage site is reason enough to travel to Cuba--beautiful and transporting to another time and place.
Guided walking tour of Old Havana
Dinner :: La Guerida
Simply one of the best paladares in Cuba and in a stunning setting!
MONDAY NOVEMBER 14
Tour of National Museum of Fine Arts
Housed in a fine Modernist building and boasting a exceptional collection, the National Museum makes for an excellent introduction to contemporary Cuban art
Tour of Taller Experimental de Gráfica
An open studio for young and established graphic artists located in Old Havana
Lunch :: Dona Eutimia
A small and charming paladar that receives excellent reviews
Guided Tour of Colon Cemetario
Colon Cemetery is one of the great historical cemeteries of the world, and is generally held to be the most important in Latin America in historical and architectural terms.
Dinner :: Habana 61
Both gorgeous and delicious--and around the corner from our hotel!
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15
We the make the short trip across Havana Harbor to this small early 19th century church, shared equally by Catholics and practitioners of Afro-Cuban Santería and then on to visit the fine collection of Santeria ceremonial paraphernalia at the adjacent municipal museum
Lunch :: 'TBD & On The Road'
Perhaps better known simply as ‘Hemingway’s House’, the house and grounds just outside of Havana. Lovingly maintained by the Cuban government since the writer death in 1962
A Visit To Mosaic Artist Jose Fuster
Ceramic artist Jose Fuster has spent the last decade creating a wonderland, decorating more than 80 of his neighbor’s houses with elaborate mosaics; each creation inspired by the personality of the individual homeowner.
Drinks at The Nacionale
When Americans envision pre-Revolutionary Cuba, the sum of their visions may be this iconic grand hotel. We have drinks on the terraced grounds overlooking the sea.
Dinner :: Le Chansonnier
An elegant paladar in the Vedado neighborhood; considered one of Havana's best
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Travel to Vinales with farm tours in the afternoon.
Lunch :: Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso
Overnight in Vinales in a local casa particular
Dinner :: TBD
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Hiking in Vinales countryside
Lunch :: TBD
with a late afternoon return to Havana
Dinner :: TBD
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Return to Miami