Rum and Habanos

Discover the captivating island of Cuba. Connect with their people, culture and rich traditions. You will learn firsthand about two of the most famous Cuban exports, Rum and Habano Cigars. Understand their history and how they have impacted Cuba. Interact with those who make these industries possible and appreciate the complete production process. Enjoy the stunning sceneries and distinctive island cuisine. Learn about the Cubans trying to create new private businesses and how the current dual currency works. All tours are in private.

Program Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights

Program Includes:

  • 4 Nights Accommodation at a Private House in Havana (High Standard), breakfast included.
  • All private tours with specialized guides.
  • All private transfers included with local and experienced drivers.

Program does not Includes:

  • Round trip Air Transportation (United States-Havana-United States) paid separately. If you wish, Vemares can assist you.
  • Visa. Vemares can get it for you for an additional cost.

*NOTE:
-Price is based on double ocupancy, for single ocupancy a supplement must be paid.
-The program can be customized and adjusted to satisfy client needs.

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Flight to Havana

  • Arrival at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana.
  • Welcome by a Representative of Vemares and pick up at the airport. From the airport, you will go on a panoramic tour of Modern Havana with a stop at Plaza de la Revolución (Revolution Square) where you can take pictures. Here, you will see the Monument to José Martí, one of the most important figures of Cuban history and leader in the independence war against Spain.
    You will also pass the historic University of Havana, the Hilton Hotel and the American Embassy.
  • Lunch at a private restaurant (Paladar) where you will learn about this new form of private business in Cuba.
  • After lunch transfer to the private house.
  • Free evening and dinner on your own.
Vinales Valley, Cuba - March 21, 2015: Cuban farmer with oxen ploughing the field cultivated with tobacco.

Viñales, The Land of Tobacco

  • After breakfast you will travel to the Valley of Viñales, 120 miles from Havana. This National Park has been declared a Natural Heritage Site. The area has very fertile lands, where the famous Cuban tobacco is grown and harvested. Stop at Los Jazmines observation point, where you can take in the impressive views of the natural environment.
  • Next, you will visit the Mural of Prehistory, painted by contemporary artists and farmers on the side of a “mogote,” the rock formation typical of this Valley–a wooded hill 120 meters high.
  • Then visit La Cueva del Indio, a cave complex where you will tour interesting geological formations and an underground gallery, with a stretch of subterraneous river that you’ll navigate on powerboats.
  • Lunch at the restaurant Paladar Campestre “El Hombre Habano”.
  • Visit Vega Robaina (a tobacco plantation), where the famous tobacco grower of the same name lived. It now also shares its name with a famous brand of Cuban cigars. Learn the process of planting and harvesting of tobacco. See the plantations and observe the process of tobacco production. Meet and share with the vega workers and learn about their customs and way of life.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Free night
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Old Havana Tour and Rum Museum

  • In the morning you will be transferred by bus to the Avenida del Puerto, at the entrance of the Bay of Havana. Do a walking tour through the streets of La Habana Vieja, Old Havana, a World Heritage Site. This is the historic center of the old city, an area frequented by tourists from around the world.

Visit the Plazas of Old Havana

  • Plaza de la Catedral (Cathedral Square), dominated by the Baroque facade of the Cathedral of Havana.
  • Plaza de Armas, where you will find Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, the house of the Spanish governors in the colonial era.
  • Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, a paved space with fluttering pigeons, framed by historic buildings such as the Convent and the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, in which the tower was for centuries the highest point in the Villa.
  • Plaza Vieja, originally known as Plaza Nueva. It was first used for military exercises, then became an open-air market, and it is now dotted with restaurants, cafes, bars and brasseries.
  • Lunch at a private restaurant, learn about this new form of private business in Cuba by talking with business owners and workers.
  • After lunch visit the Museum of Rum. It provides an in-depth history of the Havana Club rum, dating from 1878 and considered one of the best hundred rums in the world. Learn about all stages in the life of rum, from sugar cane and palate, and experience the whole process of preparing the famous rum.
  • Free night
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Partagas Cigar Factory Tour

  • Visit to Museo del Habano where you will learn the history of the product, with its protected designation of origin. Learn about the culture of enjoying a cigar and about the rituals that accompany a good smoke.
    The Museum preserves many valuable historical documents that enrich the heritage of Cuba and the history of its tobacco.
  • Visit to Partagas Cigar Factory. La Real Fabrica de Tabacos Partagas, is one of the oldest and most popular cigar factories in Havana. It was founded in 1845 by a Spaniard, Jaime Partagas.
  • On the way back to the hotel you will drive by National Capitol. Inspired by the United States Capitol, it houses the “Kilometer Zero,” marking the point of origin of the Cuban network of roads. The Capitol has become one of the architectural icons of Havana and one of the most imposing buildings in the city. You will stop to take pictures here.
  • You will also pass by the Gran Teatro de la Habana (a baroque architectural wonder that serves as the main house for the world-famous Cuban National Ballet) and the Paseo del Prado, first walk outside the walls of the old city, which is considered to be a true Cuban architectural jewel. This is where Chanel had the historic fashion show for the Cruise 2017 Collection.
  • Optional Night: Tropicana Cabaret Show– not included in the package.
    Tropicana is a world-known Cabaret, the most spectacular of the cabarets to open sky.  It’s a unique place to enjoy the music and the Cuban folklore in all their color, musicality and rhythm, an art extravaganza to multiply the Cuban happiness of a true tropical night. Marlon Brando, Ernest Hemingway, Rita Hayworth, and J.F.K., to name a few, frequently visited this famous place. After the show the dancers engage with the audience members and invite them to the stage for dancing.
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Return to United States

  • After breakfast, check out.
  • Transfer to Habana Airport.
  • Flight to United State.


Contact Us

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Phone : 1 (800) 308-7023

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