The home of artist José Fuster in Jaimanitas
Arrive in Havana, proceed through immigration, and step outside to meet tour leader Joslin Fritz and your Cuban team.
Enjoy your first drive-thru of Havana with two iconic stops. In central Havana, at the Plaza de la Revolution, walk across the enormous square and view the monument to Cuban hero José Marti. On the outskirts of the city, roam through whimsically charming Jaimanitas where Cuban artist José Fuster, inspired by Gaudi and Picasso, has turned his own home and the surrounding neighborhood into a showcase of fanciful, brightly colored murals and sculptures.
For the group lunch and orientation meeting, settle into the first of the many paladars you'll sample on this trip. As restaurants that are privately owned rather than government owned, paladars are a recent and welcome phenomenon in Cuba. Some have two tables and some have thirty. Each was started by a family in their own home or on their own property, and each is unique.
This afternoon, a special meeting has been arranged for your group with a Cuban professor and ambassador who will discuss the evolving relationship between the United States and Cuba.
Late afternoon check-in at your 4-star hotel, followed by a group dinner at a lovely paladar.
- Lunch, Dinner
- Hotel Havana Libre or similar