Havana is a city so beautiful and so mysterious that she leaves one speechless in her warm and sensual embrace. By far, the most cosmopolitan of all Cuban cities, her history, architecture, culture, music, geographic beauty and most of all the Cuban people provide a backdrop for one of the most exciting experiences of your life and an intimate encounter with the best kept secret in the Caribbean. This beautiful Caribbean city has the most complete architectural compound in Latin America, featuring promenades, former city walls, the iconic “malecon” seaside drive and excellently built colonial fortifications that were inscribed by UNESCO in its World Heritage Site List in 1982. The colonial period edifices intertwine with a mélange of architectural styles and designs ranging from ancient Italian Renaissance, Spanish Baroque, Neo-Classicism, Cameo, Art Nouveau, Neo-Gothic, Art Deco, Mid-20th Century Modern and more recent Eclectic in every corner of this magnificent urban center. For the culture, music and art enthusiasts, Havana has so much to offer that it is impossible to take it all in on one visit.You will fall in love with the mysterious and magical beauty, culture and people of Havana. It can’t be helped.
You can’t really claim to have done a People to People tour, without actually being with the people and walking in the people’s shoes. Cubans love their country and enjoy it, even with the economic limitations many face daily. They stroll the iconic promenades and malecon; they play in the parks with their children; go to work each day; shop for dinner; run errands and enjoy their leisure time in what most of them know is one of the most spectacular cities in the world — timeworn and decayed from the battering of salt air for centuries, Havana still breeds pride in its residents and they enjoy what the city offers on very simple level. The light, the air, the sounds and the sea — take the time to live like a Cuban and be an honorary “Habanero”. You’ll see Cuba through different eyes and only then, know her real enchantment.
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Our two week trip was a great experience. The staff was impeccable with every aspect of the journey, from arrival in Miami for the charter flight to the amazing restaurants, walking tours and music excursions. To coordinate over 150 travelers for a premium tour would have been impossible without their wealth of knowledge and attention to detail. For myself, the band, and many of our guests, the trip was one of the best experiences of our lives!
— Director of Development, Preservation Hall Foundation, New Orleans.