Immerse like a local in this vibrant neighborhood into the history, culture and customs of Little Havana. We begin with the history of the Cuban exile migration and then continue along famed "Calle 8" delving into all aspects of Cuban culture. First stop is the open farmer's market to marvel at an array of tropical fruits while the owner extracts juice from a plant before your eyes to enjoy a refreshing sample. Stroll over to a classic cigar shop in its fifth generation to watch cigar rollers hand roll tobacco leaves into the finest cigars. Following a wonderful aroma, we step into a coffee shop and watch and learn how to prepare a proper Cuban coffee and sample a fresh brew. Observe and cheer on the "viejitos" in a competitive game of dominoes at the lively Domino park. Admire the largest Cuban art collection in the world outside of Cuba in a secret gem art gallery. Sway to the sounds and rhythm of salsa and bachata and learn a few basic dance steps. To top it off you'll savor a flavorful homemade hot-plate Cuban meal and traditional side dishes at Cuban family restaurant or nearby private home. Mucha comida! Lots of Food. Delicioso!
Christine, Danny Or Ralph Or Hoji
Christine, Ralph, Danny and Hoji are the certified expert team of the Little Havana Walking Tour, the original, boutique tour catered to small groups and featured in National Geographic Traveler, American Airlines Magazine & Frommer's Travel Guide. We take you on a special stroll, a day in the life of Little Havana and all its cultural highlights. Check out more pictures at Facebook.com/littlehavanatoursmiami or Instagram @littlehavanatour
Finger food and hot meal Yes we can accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice.
The tour will meet in front of the Bay of Pigs Monument on a corridor lovingly known as Memorial Boulevard. Not only will your guide share the history of key persons and places but also the customs today that only true locals know. We will introduce you to exiles and share their true stories of leaving their homeland and possibly meet a Bay of Pig battle survivor.