Posted in Ethical Journeys

Celebrating Havana’s 500th Anniversary: Culture and Arts in Cuba | November 12 – 20, 2019

Celebrating Havana’s 500th Anniversary: Culture and Arts in Cuba with Ethical Traveler

November 12-20, 2019 (9 days, 8 nights)

Itinerary for November 2019 trip

Malecón, Cuba
Malecón, Cuba © 2013 by Jeff Greenwald

Havana is one of the most dynamic and colorful capitals in the Americas. Famed for its music, rum, distinctive architecture and dynamic culture of visual and performing arts, Cuba’s liveliest city is both welcoming and mysterious, with hidden treasures around every corner. Built along a sheltered bay, Havana (originally “La villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana”) was founded by the Spanish on November 16, 1519 and will mark its 500th birthday in the Fall of 2019. The anniversary will ignite a flare of celebrations, including an arts Biennial along the Malecon (Havana’s seafront promenade) and ongoing festivities in the buildings and plazas of the city’s Historic Center.

Join us for an unforgettable journey to Havana during this once-in-a-lifetime event! Our small group will focus on Cuba’s artistic traditions, exploring the relationship between personal expression, community development, and collaboration. We’ll visit studios, galleries, World Heritage Sites of extraordinary beauty, and neighborhoods that have been revitalized through imaginative art projects. Meetings with local artists and guided visits to museums and galleries will also be featured. Every day will include time for journaling, painting, and photography. It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience an extraordinary place at an historic moment—and feel the heartbeat of Cuba’s creative spirit.

Tour Prices:

Per person w/Hotel: $3285, single supplement $980
Per person in Casa: $2585, single supplement $320

If you are a single traveler, we will try to match you with another solo traveler of the same sex for twin share accommodations.

Group Size:

10-20 participants

Register for tour:

Sign up at AltruVistas

If you have any questions about the tour or registration process, please contact AltruVistas.

For pictures of Ethical Traveler’s past Cuba trips, please visit our Facebook page.


A Culture of Art and Music: Exploring Eastern Cuba with Ethical Traveler is co-sponsored* by Ethical Traveler and AltruVistas.  This tour adheres to the highest responsible tourism practices and aims to support and economically benefit local communities we visit while concurrently promoting cross-cultural understanding between visitors and locals.  The tour is facilitated by Vaya Sojourns, a licensed Travel Service Provider (TSP) by the Office of Foreign Assets Control to arrange educational travel under the General License or a People-to-People license to Cuba. This is a unique opportunity for Americans to visit Cuba legally and explore the future of US-Cuban relations.

*Itinerary was developed in collaboration by Ethical Traveler and AltruVistas. Tour registration and all trip logistics and facilitation are handled by AltruVistas.

(Visited 1,685 times, 1 visits today)

Read Ethical Traveler's Reprint Policy.