Cuban Rhythms

Welcome to Cuba, where the mojitos are sweet, the architecture is astounding, and a new era is dawning.

Journey Overview

Welcome to Cuba, where the mojitos are sweet, the architecture is astounding, and a new era is dawning. Delve deep into the surprises and contradictions of Havana. Sway to seductive Son music drifting from street corners. Walk in the footsteps of the literary greats. And step back to a time where sugar and cigars reigned.

Journey Highlights 

  • Discover Hemingway’s Cuba and his favourite haunts
  • Rewind the clock in the Valley of the Sugar Mills
  • Be seduced by the French airs and Caribbean spirit of Cienfuegos, the “Pearl of the South”
  • Mingle with artists, musicians and locals at Fabrica del Arte Cubano
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Havana.

Welcome to Havana, the largest city in the Caribbean. Receive VIP airport arrival service before you meet your local A&K representative who will accompany you to your boutique accommodation. Capture Havana’s rich colonial past with a private walking tour of La Habana Vieja, or Old Havana. Navigate the web of narrow streets and plazas lined with gelato-coloured houses that comprise this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, explore more with your own vintage 1950’s car and driver, at your disposal throughout your stay in Havana. 
Loma del Angel (Suite)

Day 2: Havana.

Join a Cuban chef to source the freshest ingredients in the local market. Then, learn how to turn these ingredients into a mouth-watering Cuban meal in your private cooking lesson. This afternoon explore Hemingway’s Cuba with your private guide. Start at the writer’s villa on the outskirts of Havana and cruise in your classic American vehicle to Cojimar fishing village, the picturesque town that inspired his novel The Old Man and the Sea. Later, sip on the city’s best daiquiris at famed Hemingway haunt El Floridita, the birthplace of the famous drink.
Loma del Angel (Suite) | Meals BL

Day 3: Havana.

Uncover Havana’s astonishing architectural styles, from art nouveau and art deco to high modernism. Take note of the masterpieces of Cuban architecture before and after 1959, including the grand Hotel Nacional de Cuba, the University of Arts of Cuba, the Columbus Cemetery, and more. This evening mingle with artists, musicians and locals at Fabrica del Arte Cubano, a nightclub, performance space and art gallery in a converted cooking-oil factory in Vedado.
Loma del Angel (Suite) | Meals B

Day 4: Havana – Trinidad.

Journey to Cienfuegos, Cuba’s “Pearl of the South”. Wander through this handsome colonial port town and be seduced by its enlightened French airs and feisty Caribbean spirit. Later, taste the freshest Criollo cuisine at a restaurant overlooking the harbour. Today’s final destination is Trinidad, the jewel in Cuba’s colonial crown. Led by an expert guide, delve into the rich traditions of local artisans from Santander pottery to intricate lace makers. Feast on traditional Cuban fare and imaginative cocktails at Los Conspiradores, owned by the famous Trinidad artist Yami.
Casa Finca Kenia (Standard Room) | Meals BLD

Day 5: Trinidad.

Stroll through the historic centre rich with your private guide and admire the stunning colonial architecture, stroll the quaint cobbled streets and enjoy the friendly, vibrant atmosphere. Later, rewind the clock with a visit to the Valley of the Sugar Mills, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step inside the once lavish homes and imagine a time during the 18th and 19th Century when slave-worked sugar plantations plumped up the coffers of the local sugar barons. See the ruins of the distillery, the slave barracks, and the mill of the plantation owner.
Casa Finca Kenia (Standard Room) | Meals B

Day 6: Trinidad – Havana.

Depart Trinidad for Havana, stopping en route to pay homage to the revolutionary Che Guevara at the Che Memorial, at the very place where he fought and won the Battle of Santa Clara. Arrive in Havana ready to rewind the clock to the golden era of Son music. Sway to seductive sounds inspired by the Buena Vista Social Club in the famous Hotel Nacional.
Loma del Angel (Suite) | Meals B

Day 7: Depart Havana.

Take a leisurely stroll along the Malecón, a broad esplanade along the coast in Old Havana or perhaps one final drive in your Vintage 1950’s car with your driver and guide before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.
Meals B

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Journey Dates & Prices

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey

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