THE DEEP HAVANA OF THE "HABANEROS"
(8:30 am or 12:00 pm)
If you are looking for a unique and authentic experience through streets and neighborhoods of Havana where the tourist doesn’t set foot, if you are interested in sharing and exchanging with residents of the city, see how they live and what they like, this it’s your Tour. The Real Havana is not the squares and museums in the Historic Center, but the marginal neighborhoods of Central Havana and Old Habana, the historical and cultural curiosities, the hidden architectural beauties.
Note: Schools are closed on weekends, holidays and vacations, so we must replace them with other places of equal interest. It might be changes in the itinerary if the COVID restrictions remain
This is a tour for curious people who enjoy immersing themselves in the depths of the local culture. We will visit the famous University of Havana, epicenter of the most relevant events in Cuban history. We will visit an “agro market” neighborhood where you can know what Cubans eat. We will also see a picturesque community of neighbors (solar habanero) where a “santero” will introduce us to the Afro-Cuban religion or “santería”. In addition, we will visit a typical neighborhood church that very little has to envy the Cathedral of Havana. We will share some time with the children of an elementary school and talk about education in Cuba. We will share with grandparents in a day-care asylum and you will see how well they have fun and we will talk about health care in Cuba. We will show you one of the most beautiful old pharmacies in the world. You will know beautiful unusual buildings, hidden from sight of the tourist. You will see how future Cuban boxing champions train. You will know the history and birthplace of José Martí, the most universal Cuban and key character to understand today’s Cuba. We will tell you the story of Alberto Yarini, the most famous pimp of the early twentieth century and where he had his dating house … and much more. We guarantee a privileged and unique experience.
25usd per pax
Minimum: 2 pax, consult us for individual tours. The price of this tour is higher because we give tips and donations to access restricted places, as well as to thank locals for their contributions.
University of Havana • Hamel Alley • “Bodega cubana”• Cuban Market • Streets of Centro Habana • “Santero” – Afro Cuban Religion • Former Pharmacy • Primary School • La Merced Church • Streets of Old Havana • Boxing Gym • Yarini, pimp of the 1920’s • Enjoy a “guarapo” • Jose Marti’s Birthplace • Old city Wall • Chinatown.
We replace schools when they are not accessible by:
• Remains of the first cemetery of Havana.
• Ceiba Park
• Church of Saint Christ.
- Time: 8:30 am & 12:00 pm (be on time please)
- Frequency: working days, from Monday to Friday. Several of the places we are going to visit are closed on weekends and holidays.
- Meeting point: D #505 (between 21 and 23 streets) Vedado. Havana.
- Length: 20km.
- Duration: 4:30h
- Price: 35USD/pax
- English and Spanish speaking guide
- High quality and comfortable bikes
- Mineral water bottle 500mL
- Safe storage for your luggage
- Technical support on the go
- Bring protective sun cream
- Bring sun glasses
- Bring camera. You’ll take fantastic pictures
- Wear comfortable and transpirable clothing
- Wear a hat or cap