December 30, 2019 - January 4, 2020

Terri McDermott - New Year & Intention, Yoga & Cuban Cultural Adventure

Trip Dates

December 30, 2019 - January 4, 2020

Price

Starting at $2549

Registration Deadline:

October 30, 2019

Travel with Terri McDermott

This trip is jam-packed with amazing experiences! Throughout the trip, you will participate in optional daily yoga classes led by Terri McDermott. Your group will be accompanied by professional local guides and learn about the history, art, culture, and the music of Cuba while sipping mojitos along the way.

DAILY ITINERARY

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DAY 1 - WELCOME TO CUBA

December 30, 2019

Plaza de La Revolución

Visit the Plaza de La Revolución - This public square is used for large speaking events, concerts and has been the site of catholic masses conducted by Pope John Paul II in 1998 and more recently by Pope Francis in 2015. Surrounding the plaza there are large sculptures commemorating the lives and revolutionary spirits of José Martí, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.

Lunch on Your Own

Your guide will help to find the perfect lunch location for the group before checking in to your casa particular

Casa Particular (Check-In)

Your private driver will take you to your Casa Particular where your guide will assist you with your check-in and currency exchange.

Setting Intentions

Your yoga teacher for the week will lead a brief meditation and the group will set intentions for the trip.

Dinner - El Del Frente

Enjoy an incredible meal at El del Frente, one of Old Havana's best rooftop restaurants/bars. The food is prepared with the freshest garnishes and the creatively presented drinks are arguably the tastiest in Havana.

Optional Nightlife Activities

Your guide and professional trip leaders will give you suggestions for the best nightlife activities. Such as casa de la musica, for a live salsa show or El Gato Tuerto, Havana's most famous jazz club.

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DAY 2 - OLD HAVANA - NEW YEAR'S EVE

December 31, 2019

Yoga Practice

Before breakfast, enjoy a flowing yoga practice at your casa particular.

Typical Cuban Breakfast

Enjoy a breakfast hosted at your casa particular

Old Havana Walking-Tour

Professionally guided walking tour of the major plazas of Old Havana. Your guide will brief you on the history and significance of each plaza and provide you with a few minutes at each stop to explore on your own.

Lunch at Rum Rum Paladar

Rum Rum Paladar located in the heart of Old Havana has excellent food and a comfortable atmosphere. This is a great choice for lunch in Old Havana.

Salsa Workshop

Participate in a hands-on salsa dancing workshop. Learn the fundamentals of Cuban salsa with our team of professional Cuban dance teachers.

New Year's Dinner at HM7

HM7 is one of the most modern and unique paladars in Havana. Enjoy a mojito or glass of wine as you watch the chefs prepare your meal through the giant glass with a view of the kitchen!

Club 1830 - Suggested New Year's Eve Activity (Salsa Dance Club)

Experience Havana's salsa scene at 1830, an outdoor dancing and performance venue. This is where some of Havana's top salsa dancers go to practice their skills.

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DAY 3 - VIÑALES VALLEY

January 1, 2020

Typical Cuban Breakfast

Enjoy a breakfast hosted at your casa particular

Lunch & Tour - Finca Agroecologica el Paraiso

Visit one of the most unique farm-to-table restaurants in Cuba. Learn about the history of this organic farming cooperative and enjoy fresh vegetables and meats that are all locally sourced. There is a lot of food, so be sure to pace yourself.

Cave Tour & Boat Ride

Visit Cueva del Indio and explore the limestone caves know as "mogotes". The cave tour ends with a boat ride through an underwater river.

Tobacco Plantation

Located just outside of the town of Viñales, travel to the home of a local tobacco farmer. Learn about the tobacco growing and aging process and you may even have a chance to try your hand at rolling a Cuban Cigar.

Photo Stop & Craft Market

Stop at "El Mirador" for an impressive view of Viñales valley. You will have the opportunity to take breathtaking photos. Souvenirs and refreshments will also be available.

Restorative Yoga

Enjoy a yin yoga class to unwind from the day's activities.

Dinner on Your Own in Havana

Enjoy dinner at your own. Your guide will assist in making dinner reservations at a great local restaurant.

Optional Nightlife Activities

Your guide and professional trip leaders will give you suggestions for the best nightlife activities. Such as casa de la musica, for a live salsa show or El Gato Tuerto, Havana's most famous jazz club.

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DAY 4 - EXPLORE HAVANA

January 2, 2020

Yoga Practice

Before breakfast, enjoy a flowing yoga practice at your casa particular.

Typical Cuban Breakfast

Enjoy a breakfast hosted at your casa particular

Mediterráneo & Vista Hermosa - Farm-to-table Tour

Visit Vista Hermosa an organic farm outside of Havana to learn about their organic farming processes and ecological practices. You will taste their hand-crafted cheeses and artisan sausages. Tour the farm by horseback or by horse-drawn cart. After the tour you will head back to Mediterráneo restaurant in Havana, where you will enjoy a tasting menu made from these local products.

Lunch on Your Own in Havana

Enjoy lunch at your own. You will be sure to find an interesting place to eat. Havana is home to more than 500 private restaurants!

Self-Guided People-to-People Interactions

Take some time in the afternoon to meet Cuban artists, musicians and entrepreneurs Some of the most meaningful experiences in Havana happen organically.

Vintage Car Ride

Take a ride in a classic 1950's American car and feel like you have traveled back in time!

Dinner - La Guarida

La Guarida is a private restaurant located in the same building that was used as the set for the Oscar nominated film Fresa y Chocolate. This is the most popular paladar in all of Havana and well worth a visit.

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DAY 5 - ART & YOGA

January 3, 2020

Yoga Practice

Enjoy a flowing yoga practice.

Typical Cuban Breakfast

Enjoy a breakfast hosted at your casa particular

El Morro

Visit El Morro, Havana’s primary fortress which was inaugurated by the Spanish in 1589 to protect the Bay of Havana in response to raids by pirates and foreign armies.

San Jose Craft Market

Travel to the San Jose craft market in Old Havana. Test your Spanish skills while you meet artisans and purchase Cuban souvenirs to bring home with you.

Callejon de Hamel

Tour the eclectic neighborhood of Callejon de Hamel, where the Santeria rumba and other religious rituals are practiced each week.

Lunch on Your Own

Your guide will help to find the perfect lunch location for the group before checking in to your casa particular

People-to-People Interactions

Take some time in the afternoon to meet Cuban artists, musicians and entrepreneurs. Many of the most meaningful experiences in Havana happen organically.

Farewell Dinner at La Habanera

Enjoy a fantastic dinner at this highly rated paladar with a diverse menu and beautiful decor.

Fabrica del Arte Cubano

Fabrica de Arte Cubano is located in re-purposed oil factory that is incorporates art galleries, bars. performance spaces and much more. A must do nightlife experience in Havana!

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DAY 6 - ADIOS CUBA

June 4, 2019

Yoga Practice

Before breakfast, enjoy a flowing yoga practice at your casa particular.

Typical Cuban Breakfast

Enjoy a breakfast hosted at your casa particular

Fusterlandia

Visit the small fishing village of Jaimanitas and visit of the home of artist Jose Fuster. Since the early 1990's Fuster has transformed his entire village into a giant mosaic village. You must see this Dr. Seuss like fantasy world is a must see.

Transfer to Airport

Travel to the airport to catch your flight back to the US. "Hasta Luego" Cuba!

 

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