Art Safari

A three-full day experience, with two days dedicated to Cuban art and culture; this tour is designed for art fans and aficionados.

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Cuban Art Safari

Havana

  • Havana city tour
  • Explore the contemporary art scene, with a focus on Havana-based emerging artists
  • Experience the new Cuban cuisine that is taking over Havana
  • Get exposure to other aspects of the culture: the dancing and the music that has made the island so famous
  • Access by-invitation-only galleries and art events 
  • ITINERARY:

Thursday, Day 1

  • Afternoon
    • Airport pick up by your Amigo – responsible for the coordination of all the activities while you are in the country -  and proceed to your accomodation for check in
    • City orientation tour
    • Welcome cocktail on the grounds of the "legendary" Hotel Nacional
    • Ride one of Havana’s iconic vintage convertibles along the Malecón (Havana’s seawall) to experience the sunset over Havana 
  • Evening
    • Welcome dinner at a top rated private restaurant
    • Optional – Experience a Havana cabaret night

Friday, Day 2 (two days Cuba Art Safari)

  • Morning & Afternoon
    • Visit the contemporary Cuban art collection of the National Fine Arts museum accompanied by an art curator, to experience the evolution of Cuban art
    • Visit the studios of three prominent and emerging artists.
      • Artists in photography, various printing techniques, mixed media, and/or video are part of the line-up. 
    • Lunch at the Old Havana restaurant of one of the most prominent contemporary Cuban chefs 
    • Optional - Take a salsa dancing lesson and learn to dance like hot stepping locals do,  or

Attend a private drumming demonstration (the emblematic drums of the Afro-Cuban religious ceremonies)

  • Evening
    • Unscheduled  – Dining recommendations and reservations will be provided

  Saturday Day 3

  • Morning
    • Breakfast at your home-away-from-home 
    • Walking architectural tour of three main squares in Old Havana (a UNESCO World Heritage site) 
      • Cathedral Square / Arms’ Square / Old Square
    • Visit the galleries of prominent Cuban artists with recognized international careers accompanied by our art curator  
  • Afternoon
    • Lunch at a top-rated restaurant
    • Visit Servando Gallery for a discussion on emerging and contemporary Cuban art with the curator
    • Visit an invitation-only private gallery 
    • Cocktail hour
  • Evening
    • Continue to explore Havana’s culinary scene, this time at a private restaurant with a French twist
    • Explore the legendary and sexy jazz clubs of Havana

Sunday Day 4

  • Morning & Afternoon
    • Journey to Viñales valley – “The Garden of Cuba.”
      • Discover how the world famous Cuban cigar is made
      • Take a horseback ride through the Viñales Valley
    •  Lunch at a traditional Cuban grill perched on a stunning hillside overlooking the Valley

Alternatively

  • Morning & Afternoon
    • Visit an art studio that serves as the backbone of a community project supporting orphaned kids and low-income families.  This unique project provides the children with various skills and the participating families with employment opportunities
    • Discover the white sands and warm waters of El Megano beach in Eastern Havana

 

  • Evening
    • Wrap up dinner at the grand La Guarida the legendary dining spot in Havana  

Monday Day 5

  • Morning
    • At leisure, until it is time to depart

NOTE:

  1. Prices include: accommodation at one of our curated selection of private apartments and villas; all experiences; trip management fee; all internal transportation; staff and concierge services; and scheduled meals
  2. Airfare and drinks are not included
  3. Prices subject to change based on rates at the time of confirmation and also, itinerary variations

Please let us know if you if you prefer alternate accommodations or if you require assistance securing your travel visa and airfare. We will be happy to assist you.

The studio selection rotates at the discretion of the curator based on the work available at the time of your booking.  Please let us know your art preferences when you are booking.