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Explore Cuban life with an economist

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 1491 reviews.La Habana, Cuba

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Experience hosted by Jorge

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn about small businesses and neighborhood families

We'll meet in the city center and travel to a popular neighborhood using public transportation, just as typical Cubans do. We'll walk through the community and interact with the people there so you can see what a normal day is like for the locals.

We'll learn about the educational and health systems, visit and learn about historical places, and get to know and interact with small businesses that are part of the lives of the Cuban people.

Together, we'll experience the daily lives and idiosyncrasies of Cubans, and learn about the main accomplishments and challenges of our economic and social reality. The day will end at my family's home, where you will get to know the story of my Cuban family, and also taste some typical drinks and snacks.
Learn about small businesses and neighborhood families

We'll meet in the city center and travel to a popular neighborhood using public transportation, just as typical Cubans do. We'll walk through the community and interact with the people there so you can see what a normal day is like for the locals.

We'll learn about the educational and health systems, visit and learn about historical places, and get to know and interact with small businesses that are part of the lives of the Cuban people.

Together, we'll experience the daily lives and idiosyncrasies of Cubans, and learn about the main a…

Jorge's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Typical snacks
  • Drinks
    Coffee, juices, Cuban rum
  • Transportation
    I'll provide any public or private transportation.
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/ person
Wed, Jul 15
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person
Wed, Jul 15
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person
Thu, Jul 16
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$40 per person
$40 per person

Meet your host, Jorge

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 1491 Reviews
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We love Cuba. We strive to make each day a little better and enjoy discovering its reality at the same time that we dream about its future. This vocation, coupled with our profession as economists and graduate from the University of Havana, has encouraged us to study and discover issues related to the daily lives of Cubans, including their history, culture, idiosyncrasies, entrepreneurship, and more.
We have some friends who are doing this tour with us, normally will be two of us in the tour to show you Cuba from diferent perspectives and to do a better job. We are two Jorges hosting this, both from the same school and with the same love for Cuba.
We love Cuba. We strive to make each day a little better and enjoy discovering its reality at the same time that we dream about its future. This vocation, coupled with our profession as economists and graduate from the University of Havana, has encouraged us to study and discover issues related to the daily lives of Cubans, including their history, culture, idiosyncrasies, entrepreneurship, and more.
We have some friends who are doing this tour with us, normally will be two of us in the tou…
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Where you'll be

We will visit a popular and emblematic neighborhood, and get to it using public transportation, as Cubans usually do. We will walk authentic streets and visit houses and businesses in the community, stepping out of Havana's tourist zone.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 1491 reviews.

Sue
March 2020
This is an excellent tour for anyone wanting to gain a view into the Cuban society today - I came away with a much better appreciation of what I was observing in Havana. Highly recommended.
Heena
March 2020
Jorge was communicative, thorough, and friendly. We were a bachelorette group of 11 and we worked with Jorge to get a private tour. It was amazing! We learned so much about Cuban economics and culture through Jorge and his brother that we could not have learned in a generic walking tour. Highly recommend.
Jorge was communicative, thorough, and friendly. We were a bachelorette group of 11 and we worked with Jorge to get a private tour. It was amazing! We learned so much about Cuban e…
Brian
March 2020
Our tour with Jorge was one of the highlights of our trip. He is incredibly knowledgeable and is able to describe and explain Cuban life in terms that are easy to understand.
Crystal (Cal)
March 2020
Do this tour! We learned so much. It will be best to do it early in your visit to Cuba, especially if you are American... You really understand things much differently after doing the tour. Jorge is brilliant and we loved learning from him. The rum was nice, too:)
Do this tour! We learned so much. It will be best to do it early in your visit to Cuba, especially if you are American... You really understand things much differently after doing…
Alessandro
March 2020
Jorge and his brother provide a first-hand experience that seems designed not to overwhelm, but to inform. And if you’re not shy (the rum at his grandma’s house will help) they leave no topic off the table. You truly don’t know Cuba if you don’t understand it’s history FROM IT’S PEOPLE’S PERSPECTIVE. Jorge provides this in droves and has a global perspective and genuine curiosity. His personal story is incredible and despite the limitations, he clearly loves his country.
Jorge and his brother provide a first-hand experience that seems designed not to overwhelm, but to inform. And if you’re not shy (the rum at his grandma’s house will help) they lea…
Juliann
March 2020
My husband and I went on this experience, Jorge and his brother were great amazing hosts and tour guides. My husband both agree this was the highlight of our trip, and highly recommend it to everyone visiting Havana.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Be prepared to walk between two to five kilometers and interact with local people. Bring your sunscreen.