Viva Cuba

      sample itinerary

Day 1

Check-in at Casa Particular. The casa will welcome us with a snack and drink.

6:30pm Opening/Welcome Circle with entire group

7:30 Dinner in Casa

 

 

Day 2

8am  Breakfast

9:30am Morning Yoga Practice

11am: We will visit Callejon de Hamel guided by Elias, a specialist in Afro-Cuban religion. The area is a live carnival, a mix of art, music and tradition. We will visit the studio of painter Salvador Gonzalez who has decorated the walls of the buildings with Afro-Cuban concepts. (This day is rumba day, so we can all dance here in the alley!)

This is near the capitol building and Parque Central

1:30 Lunch Street food

3:00 Two hour ride on convertibles

6:30 Evening Yoga & Meditation Practice

7:30 Dinner reservations at restaurant SuMiramar *

 

Day 3

8am Breakfast

9:00am Morning Yoga Practice

11am day trip - Walking tour around the Colonial Heritage in Havana, includes the four oldest plazas (squares), Bodeguita Del Medio, Floridita Bar

Visit the statue of Jesus Christ, from this lookout they'll have the best view of the city.

4:00 pm Salsa Lesson( La casa Del son)

7:30 Dinner reservations at restaurant El Rejoneo*

9:30 Party time

Day 4

Breakfast available from 7:00 to 7:45am

Day trip to Viñales leaving at 8:00am

10:30 Upon arrival, visit the hotel Los Jazmines to admire the view of the valley.

10:45 Visit a tobacco plantation to learn all about cigars from the very moment they are planted.

1:00pm Lunch at Finca Ecológica: this will be the highlight of the trip because of the particular way in which food is   served here. Afterward the farmer can take us around his ecological farm.

Horseback riding is available.

6:30 Gentle yoga/stretch on location before return to Havana

9:00 Dinner reservations at restaurant Rio Mar*

 

Day 5

8am breakfast

9:30am Yoga

All day free time at the beach Santa Maria Playa (the nicest and closest beach).

6:00 Evening Yoga & Meditation at the beach

8:00 Dinner at Chachacha*  

9:30 Visit Buena Vista Social Club concert entertainment*

 

Day 6

8am Breakfast

9:30am Yoga

11:00 pm Visit the new part of the city and Jaimanitas, a fishermen's town transformed into a work of art by means of the use of tails by one of the most famous Cuban artists: José Fuster.

1:00 Lunch at Santy seafood restaurant , chef approved by Anthony Bourdain  (5 min. from Fusterland)

All afternoon free in walking district with outdoor music, book, and street art markets.

5:30 Evening Yoga & Meditation

7:00 Dinner out in restaurant La Guarida

1830 Club* or another good music/dance spot that Malia Recommends

 

Day 7, Last full Day

8am Breakfast

930am Yoga

Free time for something Malia recommends

1:00 Lunch at El Del Frente

Free time in the city

6:30 Evening Yoga & Meditation

7:30 Dinner out at restaurant Los Naranjos*

9:00 Visit FAC

 

 

Day 8

8am Breakfast

9:30am Closing Circle Morning Yoga/Meditation practice

Departures to Airport