Given recent news about evolving relations and policy between US and Cuba, The Little Havana Walking Tour (LHWT) is the only tour that goes beyond the tourist- layered surface and delves into the political, religious and social customs that have had significant influence and transformation of a major city. Take a regular or private tour with a reputable guide through one of Miami's oldest neighborhoods where waves of Cuban refugees changed the landscape every decade.
This walking tour* winds you through a humble but lively neighborhood, a kaleidoscope of culture, traditional customs, and vivid colors. Amble down memorial boulevard that marks the site of Bay of Pigs memorial, and statues of historic leaders in Cuban history. Continue down famed "Calle 8" (or 8th street) to the very location where the Bay of Pigs was planned, and the fountain of youth called Dominoe Park. Sample pure sugar cane juice from a local fruit market, the classic Cuban Sandwich and other homemade bites at a family restaurant, and watch cigar rollers follow a decades-old technique to create the finest cigars. The owner, a third generation cigar roller, shares the history and myth vs. fact.
Enjoy this boutique service, where Christine or Flavia can answer any questions about the history, the people, and the politics. LHWT has a thumb on the pulse of this pocket neighborhood, where Christine and Flavia will introduce you to Cuban exiles and the second generation who run the mom-and-pop shops. We've had the distinct honor to meet and talk with survivors of Bay of Pigs battle and share their insight and stories of factual accounts.
The guide also gladly takes your photos for your entire group so no one is left out. It's like having a concierge, tour guide, local friend all in one.
(*Note: Please know there is not a lot of walking on this tour compared to our South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour. All the main highlights are concentrated within a four block area. )
AVAILABILITY OF The Little Havana Tour
Daily at 10:30am
Duration 3 hours
On SUNDAY Jan 11, 2015 the tour begins at 9:30am so you may enjoy the Three Kings Parade at 12pm.
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