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CUBA: HAVANA & VINALES

March 1-8, 2025

A One of a Kind Cultural Adventure to the Caribbean Island

Are you an adventurous yogi?  We have 12 spots for this unique and intimate trip to Havana and Vinales, Cuba for cultural, culinary, and unique experiences with the locals.  Each morning begins with yoga, and then we're off to explore the island in the afternoon and evenings.  For this one of a kind trip, we are partnering with local guides from Heart of Travel to get a more intimate and first-hand look at the beautiful country of Cuba.  We will be traveling under the Support for the Cuban people visa and our lodging, transportation, and dining selections have all been carefully thought out to directly support Cuban entrepreneurs and small, nongovernment, businesses. 

PLACES WE'LL VISIT

  • Havana Walking Tour Day 1

  • Classic Car Ride around Havana and neighboring towns

  • Havana Historical Tour on Bici-Taxis

  • Vinales Plantation Visit-

  • Coffee & Cigar Tasting/ Buying

  • Dominoes Night, learn and play

  • Vinales Walk

  • Salsa Dance lesson

  • Sunrise Hike

  • Farm to Table Pig roast

  • Meet Local Artists in Havana: Street Art Walk

  • Beach Day

  • FAC: Fabrica de Arte Gallery & Music

  • Cuban Cooking Class

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Local Accommodations at Casa Particulares (Similar to Bed & Breakfast Hotels) - 7 nights

  • Daily Yoga with Suzanne

  • All Transportation, including to/from Airport

  • 7 Breakfasts, coffee, tea included

  • 7 lunches with 1 drink included

  • 4 Dinners out, 1 drink included

  • Entrance fees for all activities listed

  • Bilingual guides, 24/7 support

INVESTMENT: 

Double Occupancy Room: $2950pp

Single Occupancy Room: $3350pp

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL

  • Complimentary Private shuttle from Havana Airport to our Casa Particular in La Habana Vieja

  • Orientation of the city with lunch included

  • Guided walking tour to learn about the history and culture of Havana

  • Dinner at one of our favorite rooftop restaurants with drinks and live music afterwards

  • Guide available to take you back to our place for an early night or stay out and enjoy!

DAY 2: HAVANA

  • Start your day with a morning yoga session followed by a delicious breakfast.

  • Enjoy a classic car tour of Havana and visit popular neighborhoods including Vedado, Miramar, Havana Forest and El Mirador del Cristo de la Bahia.

  • Get on Bici-Taxis for an exciting tour of the city to learn about its history and culture.

  • Take part in a fun lesson in Dominoes, a favorite Cuban pastime with local friends, dinner and drinks.

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  • Our Private shuttle takes us to Vinales after a morning yoga session and breakfast.  

  • See the breathtaking valley with mogotes (limestone hills) and vibrant natural colors

  • Light hike throughout Viñales Valley

  • Visit Alejandro's casa, a tobacco/coffee farmer and friend

  • Try and purchase cigars here

  • Taste local coffee, smoke hand rolled Cuban cigars, and sip on Canchanchara, a classic cuban cocktail. 

  • Enjoy downtime at our casas particulares in Viñales 

  • Evening salsa dancing lesson 

  • Stay after in the heart of town to eat after, or keep dancing the night away! 

DAY 3: VINALES

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  • Sunrise hike at Los Aquaticos, a small community up in the mountain range of Vinales (about 30-40 min flat, followed by 30 min of steeper incline)

  • Spectacular views and breakfast! (Or if you decide to sleep in, breakfast will be at our Casa Particulares) 

  • Zip-lining optional in the afternoon and a Siesta to rest up, journal, or wander the town.  

  • Cuban Pig Roast, "lechon asado" in the Cuban countryside. We'll make mojitos, play dominoes, listen to live music, and enjoy another beautiful day in Cuba.

DAY 4: SUNRISE HIKE & BBQ

  • Morning yoga practice led by Suzanne before returning to Havana.  

  • Lunch at another favorite spot

  • Take a deeper look into modern day Cuba and street art 

  • Meet Cuba's emerging generation of artists, creators, and change makers.  

  • Take some time to rest, explore independently, or grab a Cuban coffee.  

  • Our evening will be full of live music, dinner together.  

DAY 5: BEACH DAY 

  • Morning Yoga... and then to the Beach!

  • Enjoy a relaxing day by the water, swim, snorkel, read a book.

  • Lunch on fresh caught seafood on the beach

  • Dinner at El Cochinero.  Once an old oil factory, it has since been transformed into a stunning rooftop terrance restaurant and lounge.

  • La Fabrica de Arte Cubano: a mixed media art space for live music, dancing and art

  • Transportation offered anytime you're ready to head back

DAY 4: RETURN TO HAVANA 

  • Morning yoga on our final day in Havana. 

  • Meet our hosts at Beyond Roots and ride with them to their hometown Guanabacoa, located about 25 minutes outside of Havana.

  • Learn about influences from Afro-Cuban religions and cultures, that are reflected in Cuban cuisine as well as the folklore behind the dishes.  

  • Experience how us how to cook local style

  • Take a little siesta before we meet up for our final night in Habana

  • Dinner at At Habana 61 and share favorite moments in Cuba

DAY 7: ADIOS..FOR NOW 

DAY 6: CUBAN CUISINE 

  • Time to say goodbye to Cuba...for now!

  • Morning yoga if time allows

  • Breakfast (included)

  • We will help in coordinating your ride to the airport. 

  • Transportation included to the airport

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