HAVANA & UNESCO BIOSPHERE
Arrive in Havana and swiftly become ensconced in its classic style by exploring the streets in a convoy of vintage cars. You’ll discover the local art scene, talk with artists and enjoy private visits to galleries before an exclusive art lesson at the studio of a significant contemporary artist.
Hear the traditional cannon shot from the Havana Fortress announcing the closure of the city gates and the beginning of the city’s famous nightlife. Learn danzon, merengue, and salsa as you dance alongside professionals in an old town square while guitarists strum.
Protected by UNESCO since 1984, the Las Terrazas Biosphere is the home of over 70 former coffee plantations and more than 177 species of bird. Leave behind the rhythms of Havana as you hike across this biosphere to your luxury yacht.
After a morning exploring the verdant landscape, you’ll arrive at Banos del San Juan and take a dip in the natural pools and cascading waterfalls found here. Explore the plantations on horseback, take a guided mountain bike adventure through the valley, or whip through the trees on extensive zip lines. Your day culminates in a farm-to-table meal at an authentic hacienda before you return to your yacht.
SEA TURTLES & ISLAND OF YOUTH
Set a course for the freckling of beautiful islands that make up the Archipiélago de los Canarreos. While kayaking or paddleboarding around the many islands, you’re likely to encounter giant iguanas, flamingos, and manta rays. Afterward, arrive at Cayo Cantiles and see the endangered species protected at the monkey sanctuary.
At Cayo Largo Del Sur, you’ll visit the Sea Turtle Rescue Center and assist keepers in returning giant sea turtles back to the ocean and joining them for a swim. Later, there’s the option to travel on a local fishing boat or by tender to pluck sizeable lobsters from the ocean floor for your onboard chef to prepare.
Prepare to walk the plank as you arrive at Cuba’s ‘Island of Youth’. Stories swirl around this stunning destination of Caribbean pirates and community history. It’s also home to one of Cuba’s marine sanctuaries and your snorkeling expedition will take in reef sharks, rays, and barracudas amid the vibrant reefs. Once you’ve returned from your morning of marine exploration, prepare for a pirate invasion of your yacht! Your family will try to find the treasure and fulfill piratical challenges before enjoying (with or without grog) a beach party.