Cuba-born Sonia Laguna is leading authentic cultural tours of Cuba on three new trips highlighting the island’s rich culture, cuisine, music and art. “Few [tours] have the personal ties to Cuba that I bring, as someone who fled [the country] with my parents at the age of 9,” says Laguna. “I’m very excited to bring small groups of travelers to enjoy my favorites on my Sonia’s Havana: Food, Music & Art, Rum, Cigars and Classic Cars tour.”
On the 8-day adventure guests eat their way through Cuba at some of the best paladares (privately owned restaurants run out of converted homes) in town, in addition to receiving Laguna’s insider view of tobacco growing, cigar making and rum distilling.
“As a special treat, we’ll be driven to dinner on our first evening in a fleet of classic convertibles,” notes Laguna.
Guests will also have the opportunity to visit the Viñales Valley, the Kcho and Fusterlandia studios, and the Alamar organic farm, as well as tour Ernest Hemingway’s former home, now the Finca de la Vigia Museum, and the harbor that inspired his 1958 novel, “The Old Man and the Sea.”
“This is the perfect time to visit Cuba, while the excitement is high on both sides of the journey,” says Laguna. “Traditional ways of life still exist, and who knows what will change when the tourism tsunami that is on its way reaches Cuba’s shores. [Book your clients] now, and let me show [them] the Cuba I know and love—My Cuba!”
Rates start at $3,195 pp, and include nonstop roundtrip flights from Miami to Havana, all land transportation, transfers in Cuba, 7-night hotel accommodations, 19 meals and an English-speaking local guide. For more information and additional itineraries, call (855) 427-0553 or visit just90miles.com.