Havana Culture + Gastronomy


Saturday, March 17 - Saturday, March 24 or

Saturday,  March 24 - Saturday, March 31

7 nights


Nights 1 - 7

An exclusive tour of Havana curated in partnership with Cuba expert, Latin Art Space exclusively for MorsoSoggiorno guests. Experience Cuban art, architecture, music, gastronomy, and the warmth of the Cuban people. The tour will be led by Astrid Martinez-Jones, Cuban culture specialist and independent curator of Latin Art Space and Linda Plazonja, chef, restaurant consultant, and food sherpa of MorsoSoggiorno.



  • Meet and engage with artists in their studios and visit collaborative art projects and venues
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of famed Old Havana with an architect form the City Historians Office
  • Visit an organic urban farm and explore farmers markets
  • Learn about the history of Cuban agriculture, criolla food, and Cuban cooking traditions
  • Meet local craft food producers and sample their delicacies
  • Replenish your humidor with world-renowned Cuban cigars while sipping Cuban rum and learning about Cuba's tobacco tradition
  • Meet cutting edge thinkers and scholars (i.e. urban planner, economist specializing in Cuba-USA relations, sociologist, specialist on Cuban religions, poets, writers, filmmakers, and more)
  • Experience Cuban jazz and popular music, and explore the trendy Havana art scene
  • Enjoy delicious meals at paladares, privately-owned restaurants in beautiful, renovated homes; meet restaurateurs and discuss the challenges of being a cuentapropista in Cuba

  • 7 nights at a five-star hotel in Havana
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • All scheduled activities and venues on the program; speakers and conferences
  • Personal introductions to artists, cuentapropistas (entrepreneurs), and cultural figures
  • Transportation in a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle during tour activities
  • Local guides
  • All tips while dining with the group
  • Concierge support for planning evening activities and restaurant reservations
  • Facilitation of art purchases, including payment, export permits, and shipping
  • Cuba orientation session, travel packet including a suggested reading list, Van Dam Havana map
  • Compliance with US Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations for travel to Cuba

what's included:

  • Air tavel to Havana
  • Cuban visa
  • Personal items
  • Evening meals not noted in the program
  • Evening transport
  • Telephone, internet service
  • Tips to hotel staff
  • Additional beverages not included in the meal plans

what's not included:


Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy. Each trip is limited to 8 - 10 people. Some accommodations offer king beds only. 

Note: Prices are subject to change and dependent on availability. This is a representative program; activities, venues, and speakers are subject to change.

Photos courtesy of Marisol Marquez. 


Dates: March, 2017

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