Out of Varadero,Welcome to Cuba!

Varadero, Cuba

Experience hosted by Edo

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in Spanish and English

What you'll do

Our first meeting will be at Jose Antonio Hechevarria park(Cardenas city)Once there I will take you to visita a very curious place,the museum battle of ideas (the history of Elian Gonzáles ),optional visit due to the cost of it and its panorámica or serial view of the city ,then we will visit Ortiz's barber shop where you will be able to talk to the owner in a real cuban way while he does his work and if you wish you could also get a haircut with this local professional.
Later on or afterwards,we will visit the unique work of a wonderful artist who mixes modern art in the streets of the city with the Afro-cuban religion ,a social project in which one you can participate ,if you wish,by contributing with a donation .
During our stay there,we will enjoy a tasty cup of coffee with him while he shows us his work and tell us about the difficulties he had when doing it.
Next ,using the.most popular means of transportation for the locals (the horse carriage )(5cuc)We are going take a tour around the city and visit different key points in the way to our aparhotel. At our arrival ,we will taste 3 different types of rum and liquors from Arechavala's rum factory,the same one where Havana Club rum was created by the first time.You will also enjoy a typical cuban lunch and we will share the recipe with you.At the end of this experience,w'll show you a baseball field and the statue of the crab ,symbol of the city.
Other things to note
Hello, our experience will happen in the city of Cardenas, 12km from the city of Varadero, in order to arrive we will send you our taxi (40cuc) round trip to
So it is extremely important to send us an address with details of the place where you are in Varadero, otherwise we will see you in Calle 17th Street and 1 AVENUE IN THE BAR FM, please be punctual,besides that entrance to the museum (2cuc), horse carriage ride (3cuc per person) are not include
Our first meeting will be at Jose Antonio Hechevarria park(Cardenas city)Once there I will take you to visita a very curious place,the museum battle of ideas (the history of Elian Gonzáles ),optional visit due to the cost of it and its panorámica or serial view of the city ,then we will visit Ortiz's barber shop where you will be able to talk to the owner in a real cuban way while he does his work and if you wish you could also get a haircut wi…

What's included

  • Food
    If you can't eat pork, we can put chicken on them, just let us know in adva...
  • Drinks
    Tasting of 3 types of Cuban rums.
  • Transportation
    Horse-drawn carriage, used only in this city and main means of transportati...

Meet your Host, Edo

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 18 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a Cuban writter in love with his country town, my roots have always led me to know more and more the history of this unique city !
I searched and found unique stories, facts and legends and if you join me for 4 hours you will see that your time will be extremely well spent.
Will know history, know tradition, know the Cuban rum especially those born in my hometown and Afro-Cuban religion linked to art by the hand of a talented artist and great friend of mine.
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Where you'll be

Parque Centro histórico Wifi Cárdenas.
Parque Cristóbal Colon.
Museo batalla de ideas.
Museo José Antonio Echevarria.
Museo clásico nacional Cárdenas.
Fabrica de Ron Arrechabala.
Boulevard arte Folclor Gaston.
Cuban House lunch

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Norma
November 2019
This was a great trip to Cardenas! Cynthia (Edo's Wife) met us in Varadero and took us in a taxi to Cardenas where we visited the town center, rode in a horse carriage, visited a museum a local church a street full of Art and was able to meet the Artist who did all of the work. It ended with a great lunch and a Mojito! Definitely a great tour to get to know this town and how the locals live.
Maya
July 2019
Truly recommend this experience ! rich in culture and learnings! Cardenas is such an interesting city ! the lunch was delicious and we had the best mojito ever !
Claudia
April 2019
This was an awesome experience. The town of Cardenas is very picturesque with a unique history and customs. It was extremely interesting tour and a great way to see the day-to-day life in Cuba. Additionally, Edo is a wonderful host, who clearly loves his city and what he does. He made the experience unforgettable. I would definitely recommend it!
Scott
April 2019
This experience was a great way to interact with real Cuban people and their life outside of Varadero. Edo was a wonderful host, and in addition to sharing history of Cuba and the area with us he also shared his background, family, and friends. Definitely recommend!
Erik
April 2019
This experience is definitely worth doing while in Cuba. Edo is a gracious host and looks out for all your needs. This is a unique view of Cuba you don't get staying at the resorts or on the cruise ships. Edo speaks great English and gives a lot of explanation, but knowing Spanish will enhance the trip as the locals aren't as fluent. Also, revisiting some Cuban history will help as well. This is a very interesting trip with great Cuban food and friendly people.
Lori
April 2019
We loved this experience! Seriously when else can you go on an experience and have your husband get the BEST haircut ever. We loved every part of the experience. We got got true insight on day-to day life in Cuba. We visited a very talented artist and viewed his art all through out the street. We had the most amazing mojito and lunch and met Edo’s beautiful wife and daughter. He designed the space we had lunch in and the creativity will blow you away. I highly recommend this experience to anyone staying in Veradero to go and experience life outside of the tourist town .

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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 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

just confortable clothes and a big smile.