Access Trips is pioneering culinary travel in Cuba by offering innovative cooking and cocktail classes inside local Cuban kitchens and top restaurants for the first time ever. One of the many highlights of this tour is a Cuban cooking class, exclusively for Access Trips guests, in one of Havana’s best paladares. On our Cuba tour you will have the opportunity to work with talented chefs as they share the secrets to cooking authentic Cuban cuisine. The dishes you cook will depend on what is available that day, but might include mouth-watering Cuban foods like seafood paella or ropa vieja
CULINARY TOURS TO EXOTIC DESTINATIONS
Explore culture through cuisine on our exotic culinary tours and cooking vacations. With our knowledgeable local guides, world-class chefs, and carefully designed itineraries, we’ve created cooking and culinary vacations that offer unparalleled insider access to the local culture.
So whether you are a foodie looking for the best meals, a culture buff who savors serendipitous experiences, or a cooking enthusiast who wants to learn to prepare local foods, Access Trips culinary tours are for you
Cuba Tour – Itinerary
DAY 1: Cuba Tour As You Fly to Havana
Today you fly to Havana. Check into accommodations. Welcome dinner at a top paladar, or private restaurant.
DAY 2: Discover Havana With Local Experts
Explore Havana Vieja with a stop at a delectable chocolate café. Lunch at a famous paladar. Meet with a renowned Afro-Cuban artist and examine his art. Salsa class followed by a visit to El Floridita, one of Hemingway’s favorite haunts.
DAY 3: Explore Havana’s Markets
Morning visit to the incredible art gallery and neighborhood of José Fuster. Walk around a farmer’s market to connect with the vendors, tour an organopónico, and visit a local supermarket. Explore Museum of the City and Morro Castle. Daiquiri class with a renowned bartender in a local’s apartment.
DAY 4: Day Trip to Viñales Valley
Drive to Pinar Del Rio and meet with workers at a rum factory. Lunch and wander through a beautiful organic farm at a Viñales finca. Explore Indian Cave and then visit a tobacco farm and meet with third generation tobacco farmer.
DAY 5: Farm Tour & Cuban Cooking Class
Morning tour of sustainable farm followed by lunch. Afternoon mojito & cooking class and dinner at top paladar. Optional evening jazz performance.
DAY 6: Trinidad
Drive to colonial town of Trinidad. Afternoon walking tour.
DAY 7: Valle de los Ingenios & Fish BBQ with Chef
Connect with local fisherman at Playa La Boca. Short drive to Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of the Sugar Mills). Traditional BBQ fish lunch with chef. Trinidad walking tour where we encounter street musicians. Farewell dinner.
DAY 8: Cuba Tour Ends
After breakfast, drive to Cienfuegos or Havana for flight back to Miami.
Please note that Cuba is an adventurous destination where things do not always go as planned – in fact they often do not go as planned. We urge you to bring a flexible attitude and a sense of humor on your Cuba tour. The above itinerary reflects our best planning, but there may be times when we have to substitute different activities and accommodations. That is la aventura Cubana – the Cuban adventure!
Our first small group tour, creative travel was a great choice. BERNAL was my kind of tour guide, he took us to some very good out of the way paladars where we had excellent meals. We went over New Years and had the best time with the other people in our group. We do a lot of traveling and this was one of our best trips ever. Thanks carlos bernal
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