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Discovering Rural Cuba in Candelaria

Havana, Cuba

Experience hosted by Kizzy Y Amanda

9 hoursHosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets, and transportation

What you'll do

We will start the experience at 8am. Departing from José Martí statue in Central Park, Old Havana will head to Artemisa province, deep into Candelaria municipality.
First we will  visit the mountain community, where we will hear from the inhabitants themselves how it is like to live there and what they do every day. It is a great place for nature pictures (lakes, mountains, waterfall, orchids, Cuban birds)
After 2 hours we will descend to the town center where we will learn about Candelaria's traditions, religion and daily life. We will walk the town and we will interact with locals in their own homes.
Lunch will be in the home of a Candelaria family. A true taste of local cuisine.
The end of the experience will be with a cultural presentation by the kids of the Special Education School
We will start the experience at 8am. Departing from José Martí statue in Central Park, Old Havana will head to Artemisa province, deep into Candelaria municipality.
First we will  visit the mountain community, where we will hear from the inhabitants themselves how it is like to live there and what they do every day. It is a great place for nature pictures (lakes, mountains, waterfall, orchids, Cuban birds)
After 2 hours we will descend…

What's included

  • Food
    Lunch of typical Candelaria cuisine.
    Rice
    Meat
    Vegetables<b...
  • Drinks
    Local fresh fruits juice
  • Tickets
    Entrace fees to Biosphere reserve
    Orchid garden, waterfall area
  • Transportation
    Car or van

Meet your host, Kizzy Y Amanda

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2 Reviews
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Born and raised in the lovely town of Candelaria, eight years ago I became a tour guide for the biggest agency in Cuba. Cubatur gave me the possibility to know every corner of my country and all its details. However, the best here is in the simplicity of unknown places like my hometown.
It is my pleasure now to show Cuban reality and history in the country side, in Candelaria. I love to help visitors interact with locals and experience rural Cuba in an endearing, unforgettable way
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From $210
/ person
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Where you'll be

We will visit Candelaria mountains and Biosphere reserve Las Terrazas, Soroa orchid garden and the town center of Candelaria.
Gloria
December 2019
This experience was AMAZING! Easily one of my favorite experiences. I really appreciated Kizzy’s storytelling in terms of the different eras on Cuba’s government regarding how they have affected different generations. This storytelling was a great primer to the rest of the experience. In addition, I appreciated the different aspects of the tour, from nature, to talking to locals. to saying lunch & interacting with the children. I love that Kizzy finds value in her community & culture and has a tour in a town that most people overlook in order to go to Viñales or somewhere more popular. When I travel, my goals are to connect with others and have mutual learning, as well as help others if possible, and Kizzy made all of that possible!
This experience was AMAZING! Easily one of my favorite experiences. I really appreciated Kizzy’s storytelling in terms of the different eras on Cuba’s government regarding how they…
Kunbi
June 2019
I’m glad I decided to do this experience. It was the very last one I booked for my trip. I was able to experience a different part of Cuba. Kizzy is super passionate about rural tourism & Cuban economy. It felt great having an intellectual conversation with a knowledgeable person. I was sick on this trip, she catered to my needs and took care of me like family. I’m grateful! I will definitely recommend this experience.
I’m glad I decided to do this experience. It was the very last one I booked for my trip. I was able to experience a different part of Cuba. Kizzy is super passionate about rural to…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.

What to bring

Camera

School material or any donations for the kids