Miami-Dade County Expeditions
Cuban Heritage Tour
It was not long ago that Miami was a rather large but quiet Southern city. The Castro revolution in Cuba in 1959 changed Miami forever. Wave after wave of Cuban refugees has transformed Miami into the Capital of the Americas: a fast-paced, internationally-connected, commercial and entertainment hub with a racy Latin image. From the food to the accents on the street to the fashion scene and artist’s studio, Miami pulses to the beat of an original blended culture.
Come with us on a journey through the story of Miami’s Cuban community. Experience the passion and vision that these motivated exiles brought to their new home. We visit a well loved marketplace, great Cuban food spots, moving monuments, lively street scenes and a place of spiritual reflection and longing. Take in the smells, sights, sounds and colors of a street that launched the dramatic transformation of Miami over five decades ago and prepare yourself for a day of discovery and fun.
INCLUSIONS AND DETAILS:
• All entrance fees and taxes.
• Tour interpretation by guide starts and ends at the hotel.
• Guide to guest ratio does not exceed 1:25. There are always 2 Dragonfly Expeditions staff members – one to give the driver directions and one to provide the interpretation without distraction.
• Our guides are certified and trained. Visit to a local marketplace with typical Cuban fare on display.
• One freshly squeezed tropical juice choice per guest.
• Visit to a custom shirt tailor - home of the world’s most famous Guayabera maker (typical 4 pocket Cuban shirt, worn outside of pants).
• Shop has been patronized by Ronald Reagan, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and many others.
• Two Guayaberas to be raffled among tour participants.
• Visit to an art gallery in Little Havana featuring Cuban masters (subject to availability).
• Visit to boutique cigar manufacturing facility hosted by members of a five generation cigar-making family.
• One Cuban coffee for each participant at a traditional walkup window in the Latin Quarter.
• Visit to internationally recognized Domino Park (featured in the opening scenes of Miami Vice).
• Stop at Cuban-themed gift store.
• View of Boulevard of Monuments celebrating heroes of the Cuban drive for independence and freedom.
• Dramatic last stop at a national shrine with a priceless icon of the Cuban patron saint on display.
• Price includes freshly squeezed tropical juice
• Price includes 2 raffled guayaberas
• Price includes Cuban coffee