Havana Day Tours, with a local

Havana’s often described as being trapped in a time warp, thanks to the cool retro cars prowling the streets and the crumbling mix of colonial and art deco design. But while we love the vintage vibe of Havana, the city also has so much more to explore in the here and now. Take a Havana city tour that will expose you to Afro-Cuban religion, show you the broken beauty that defines the city’s spectacular, UNESCO-designated architecture, and teach you about what remains today of la Revolución. Then finish it all off, of course, with a mojito in la Habana Vieja.

Want to create your own customised Best. Day. Ever? Something totally unique and special and tailored just for you and your friends and family? Well, you're in luck - we offer bespoke tours too! Just enter your info into our Create Your Own request form, and let us know how we can give you your own perfect Urban Adventure.

If you are after an existing tour as a private group departure please get in touch.

Afro-Cuban Religion Tour, Havana tour
From USD 32.00
Afro-Cuban Religion Tour
from 30 reviews
Location: Cuba - Havana
Length: 2 hours


Highlights:

  • Experience the Afro-Cuban religion at a grassroots level
  • Visit local homes and learn about the religion from local devotees
  • Explore one of Havana’s sub-cultures not often seen by tourists
  • Visit Callejon de Hammel, a central part of Afro-Cuban gatherings 

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • On this tour you will learn about the various syncretic Afro-Cuban religions practiced widely in Cuba, which supports the preservation of local cultural heritage.
  • Your tour also visits the home of a local artist, where part of your tour fee goes toward supporting him and his work.


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Classic American Car Tour of Havana, Havana tour
From USD 55.00
Classic American Car Tour of Havana
from 30 reviews
Location: Cuba - Havana
Length: 2 hours


Highlights:

  • Take a step back in time with a trip in a classic 1950s American convertible
  • Experience the iconic juxtaposition of historic American cars in Havana
  • Ride through the streets of Havana, checking out must-see sights along the way
  • Finish in style with a drink at the famous Hotel Nacional

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By joining this tour you will support local entrepreneurs. As we work directly with private drivers/owners of the cars, and not a state-owned company, the money goes directly into their hands.
  • This tour also helps protect the local natural environment as you visit an ecologically protected area. This stop on the tour also provides a closer look at local culture in the form of Afro Cuban religious practices that happen here.


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Old Havana Walking Tour, Havana tour
From USD 42.00
Old Havana Walking Tour
from 30 reviews
Location: Cuba - Havana
Length: 3.5 hours


Highlights:

  • Experience the best of Old Havana’s iconic sights like the famous Plaza San Francisco, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas, & Plaza Vieja
  • Explore Old Havana like locals live it every day
  • Enjoy a refreshing drink at one of Old Havana’s most famous watering holes
  • Savour a delicious and authentic local lunch at a great, hidden spot

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • This tour helps promote local cultural heritage as you'll be exploring Old Havana, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • This tour also financially supports local, private businesses (versus state-owned), which is so important in Cuba. Supporting private businesses is a way to boost the local economy and keep money in the hands of hard-working locals. Your guide will also show the contrast between private and state-owned businesses for further context.
  • Your tour ends at a local, private restaurant where money spent is directly supporting the owners of the business and workers who are mostly young people who live in the community.


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Cuba Private Tour, Havana tour
Cuba Private Tour - Create Your Own
from 6 reviews
Location: Cuba - Havana
Length: Custom – can be arranged to suit your itinerary


Highlights:

  • Get to experience exactly what you want in Havana, whether that’s scuba diving, a nature walk, an architecture tour, a foodie adventure, or a night out on the town
  • Explore the many sides of Havana: rum and tobacco production, art galleries and museums, the gay scene, or the Hemingway connection
  • Create your own tour specialising in anything from photography to plants, wildlife to wild nights
  • Take a trip outside the city limits with an eco-excursion that brings you up close and personal with local flora and fauna


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 Murals & Mosaics: Community Projects Tour, Havana tour
From USD 114.00
Murals & Mosaics: Community Projects Tour
from 5 reviews
Location: Cuba - Havana
Length: 3.5 hours


Highlights:

  • Visit three unique community projects in Havana to learn how art is being used to combat societal problems
  • Discover amazing local art in communities on the outskirts of Havana, including an entire neighbourhood decorated in mosaic and inspired by Gaudi
  • Chat with the people who live in these communities and learn about their passion for local art
  • Enjoy a special live musical performance and traditional Cuban meal

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

 

  • You will visit 3 community projects, all run by local people aimed at combating social problems in Havana.
  • Urban Adventures does not profit from this tour, 100% of your tour fee is donated to the 3 projects we visit; a music and dance school for local youths, a training program for young artists and a local school.


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 Old Havana Street Eats, Havana tour
From USD 44.00
Lonely Planet Experiences: Old Havana Street Eats
from 2 reviews
Location: Cuba - Havana
Length: 2.5 hours


Highlights:

  • Sample some of Cubans’ favourite local snacks, like churros, fritters and even pizza with locally produced cheese
  • Learn about Cuba’s culinary culture both pre- and post-revolution
  • Chat with local entrepreneurs and learn how new government policies are opening the country to independent business
  • Explore the iconic neighbourhood of Old Havana, including the lively pedestrian street of Calle Obispo
  • Get a lesson in Cuban life, from navigating the dual currency system to managing the availability of supplies 
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • This tour supports local food vendors and exposing them to tourists significantly increases their income. Supporting private businesses, and not state-owned companies, is an important economic driver for local residents.
  • This tour also raises awareness about the difficult socio-economic situation in Cuba and how it impacts local residents. During this tour you will learn about the dual currency system, how local people get supplies, about public vs. tourist transportation and private vs. state businesses, as well as what goes into opening a private business and getting a license to operate.


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 Total Havana Tour
From USD 136.00
Total Havana Tour
from 1 review
Location: Cuba - Havana
Length: 9 Hours


Highlights:

  • Enjoy an action-packed day exploring the best that Cuba has to offer
  • Stroll around Havana with a local Guide and marvel at the iconic sites on show, such as the Gran Teatro and the Bacardi Building
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the ‘City of Columns,’ from plundering Pirates to the Revolution
  • Enjoy a delicious, traditional lunch in a local Paladar
  • Cruise the capital in a classic convertible and enjoy one of Cuba’s quintessential experiences 

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • This tour supports the preservation of local cultural heritage by showing you authentic Havana, its history and most importantly, its people.
  • You will learn about Afro-Cuban religions practiced widely in Cuba giving you further insight into local life and culture.
  • Your tour also financially supports a local artist who we visit as part of your Urban Adventure.


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May Day in Havana tour, Havana tour
From USD 86.00
May Day in Havana
Location: Cuba - Havana
Length: 4 hours


Highlights:

  • Join the exciting and vibrant May Day parade as it winds its way along the streets of Havana
  • Meet all sorts of local Cubans on one of their most important days of the year
  • See some special cultural and musical events
  • Quench your thirst with a local beverage
  • Enjoy a local meal at one of our favourite Old Havana spots

 Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • This tour promotes local traditions. It is a day where people go into the streets as groups and display how important their sense of community and unity is to them as a nation where every individual relies on each other to survive. 


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Old Havana Walking Tour, Havana tour
From USD 63.00
Private Havana: Old Havana Walking Tour
Location: Cuba - Havana
Length: 3.5 hours


Highlights:

  • Experience the best of Old Havana’s iconic sights like the famous Plaza San Francisco, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas, & Plaza Vieja 
  • Explore Old Havana like locals live it every day 
  • Enjoy a refreshing drink at one of Old Havana’s most famous watering holes 
  • Savour a delicious and authentic local lunch at a great, hidden spot

 Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: 

  • This tour helps promote local cultural heritage as you'll be exploring Old Havana, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • This tour also financially supports local, private businesses (versus state-owned), which is so important in Cuba. Supporting private businesses is a way to boost the local economy and keep money in the hands of hard-working locals. Your guide will also show the contrast between private and state-owned businesses for further context.
  • Your tour ends at a local, private restaurant where money spent is directly supporting the owners of the business and workers who are mostly young people who live in the community.

 

 



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 Old Havana Street Eats, Havana tour
From USD 51.00
Lonely Planet Experiences Private Havana Tour: Old Havana Street Eats
Location: Cuba - Havana
Length: 2.5 hours


Highlights:

  • Sample some of Cubans’ favourite local snacks, like churros, fritters and even pizza with locally produced cheese
  • Learn about Cuba’s culinary culture both pre- and post-revolution
  • Chat with local entrepreneurs and learn how new government policies are opening the country to independent business
  • Explore the iconic neighbourhood of Old Havana, including the lively pedestrian street of Calle Obispo
  • Get a lesson in Cuban life, from navigating the dual currency system to managing the availability of supplies 
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • This tour supports local food vendors and exposing them to tourists significantly increases their income. Supporting private businesses, and not state-owned companies, is an important economic driver for local residents.
  • This tour also raises awareness about the difficult socio-economic situation in Cuba and how it impacts local residents. During this tour you will learn about the dual currency system, how local people get supplies, about public vs. tourist transportation and private vs. state businesses, as well as what goes into opening a private business and getting a license to operate.


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