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January 7-14 2018

 

 

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Architect Hair Design Adventure to Havana

The Architect Hair Design Adventure to Havana has been created with the intention of getting a great bunch of people together to enjoy a fantastic week in sunny Havana this January. The week will be about relaxing, enjoying the culture, music, architecture, drinks and cigars! There is a daily itinerary but everything is optional and flexible. The Guide, Andrew Bray, has been to Havana over 40 times and has been leading groups in Havana since 2009.

The Adventure is an insiders trip to a fascinating international destination. Andrew knows great restaurants, musical venues and patios to have a cigar and enjoy life. We will be staying in Cuban “casas” or Bed & Breakfasts that provide an authentic experience well beyond the cliched resorts. 

Sunday January 7
Departing Pearson International in Toronto to Jose Marti International in Havana
Casa check in. We will check into our Plaza del Cristo Neighborhood casa’s and establish home base for the week.
Lay of Land – Old Havana Plaza Patio Tour
We will visit all 5 of the Old Havana Plaza’s and stop for a beverage at each as we tour the old city on foot.
Night out of Traditional Cuban music at La Liuvia de Oro on Calle Obispo

Monday January 8
Cigar & Rum Outing
Visit Official cigar store.
Visit local cigar connection for cigars for smoking/sampling in Havana.
Pick up matched “Anejo” rum for sipping.
Local old fashioned prerevolutionary bar for cigar & rum
Optional trip to beach (4-7)
Night out to Fabrica de Arte Cubano (Gallery/Club)

Tuesday January 9
Marcado de Artesina (Art/Souvenir market)

Beverages at waterfront brewpub. Walk along harbor.
Rum Museum & sampling or Dos Hermanos Historical Bar
Optional trip to beach (4-7)
Rum Sampling at Casa (Refino to Anjeo with different local & international brands)
Night out to Casa de Musica – Best Venue in Havana for traditional Salsa.

Wednesday January 10
Ferry to Casablanca visit best view of Old Havana & Historical Eastern Forts & Military Museum with missile mock-ups & Soviet MIG fighter jet
Optional trip to beach (4-7)
Optional night at Historical Tropicana Nightclub
Night out to Jazz Club La Zorra Y El Cuervo & Walk along La Rampa

Thursday  January 11
Walk along Malecon to Hotel National for Cigar & Mojito in their Garden. Churchill, Sinatra & JFK all stayed here.
Optional trip to beach (4-7)
Night out to Café Paris for Cuban Music

Friday January 12
Museum of the Revolution. Includes the yacht that Fidel, Che & the other revolutionaries invaded Cuba in & pieces of the US U2 plane shot down by Fidel.
Optional trip to beach (4-7)
Night out to Jazz Cafe

Saturday January 13
Art Museums (Both Classic and Modern)
Buy Cigars from Cuban friend & Rooftop Cigar Party with Cigar Roller
Night Out to Malecon (Sea Wall) Bring rum & cigars as we socialize with locals.

Sunday January 14
Fly Back to Toronto