Cuba in Ramadan
This Ramadan, we plan to visit our brothers and sisters in Cuba, break fast with them, pray with them, and share their stories with you.
Our plan is to visit with Shaykh Abdul Nasir Jangda and Qalam Institute. We will be providing Iftar, praying Taraweeh, delivering lectures on the Quran and the Life of the Prophet pbuh, praying Qiyam with them, and having Suhur together inshaAllah.
The goal is to learn from their experiences, support their hardworking community, increase Dawah efforts in Cuba, and connect Muslims across borders inshaAllah.
Our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "The one who feeds a fasting person receives the same reward as the one who fasts."
LAND ONLY PACKAGE -
Departure June 8 , 2017 - Return June 12, 2017
Cuba Tour Itinerary
- Program Features
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
Quoted rate includes the following:
- Hotel accommodation for Four nights at Parque Central Prado and Neptuno St. Old Havana, Cuba
- Private transfer in air-conditioned bus per itinerary.
- English speaking escort upon arrival & departure
- Entry fees for sites mentioned in the program.
- Bottled mineral water on bus.
Quoted rate excludes the following:
- Tips for guides, drivers, restaurant. (Please note that tipping is customary, and while it is certainly up to the discretion of each client, to a certain extent it is recommended in order to guarantee the best level of service.
- All items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc).
- Meals other than included here above.
- Travel Insurance.
- Portage at airport, border & hotels.
- Any items not mentioned as included here above.
Day 1: Arrival to Havana
Panoramic tour of the Revolution Square, Jose Marti’s Memorial Building and Tower, the National Library and Government Buildings.
Drive through Paseo street to Malecon
17:00 Check in at the hotel
Day 2: Depart for a walking tour through Habana Vieja:
Your tour begins at Louvre’s sidewalk just on the block of your hotel up to hotel Inglaterra. Tour Gran Teatro de la Habana, former Centro Gallego de La Habana from 1906 and Capitolio Nacional where the Senate and the Congress had its headquarters before 1959.
Continue the stroll through Paseo del Prado, also known as Paseo de Martí. Turn left on Trocadero street to have a great view of both Escuela Nacional de Ballet and hotel Sevilla, enjoy the Moresque style on its façade while learning about this early example in Havana of a building designed specifically as a hotel.
Just across the street, you will find Museo de la Revolución. Even if you don’t go in, you will discover part of its attractive from the fence. Ask your guide to tell you about March 13th, 1957.
You will discover some aircraft from different historic periods of Cuban Air Force.
Tour La Plazuela del Angel, the church of Santo Angel Custodio, the art studios, the statue of Cecilia Valdez and private cafes, such as Jaqueline Fumero’s, a young fashion designer. Discover her way to mix fashion and gastronomy in the unique Old Havana ambiance.
Visit Callejón de los Peluqueros and meet the community project held by their leader “Papito”. This hairdresser is also a collector Discover by yourself what is he passionate about. Talk to local owners and entrepreneurs about this particular way of management they are carrying on as a unique experience in Cuba.
Tour the Cathedral Square
Here we have some highlights besides the Cathedral itself, the greatest monument to the style developed in Cuba during the XVIII century, which became known Cuban Baroque.
Tour the houses of Marques de Aguas Claras (now a state run restaurant), Conde Bayona (Colonial Art Museum), Marques de Arcos and Conde Lombillo (both Museums).
Don’t forget the World famous Bodeguita del Medio, Taller Experimental de la Gráfica and Wifredo Lam Contemporary Art Center.
Overnight at the hotel
10:00 Visit Callejón de Hamel, a place to have a symbolic contact the popular feeling of Centro Habana and Cuba’s religious culture.
12:00 Have lunch at San Cristobal private restaurant
Return to the hotel
15:00 Continue the walking tour to San Francisco and Plaza Vieja Squares
Take a look to the coach Mambí, only two of those were ever built: one for the President of the U.S. Railroad Company who designed it and the other for Fulgencio Batista. While there you will discover the former Cámara de Representantes building, an interesting place with a curious architecture considering the location. No other like this lies in Old Havana.
Return to your hotel through Obispo street to the hotel
10:00 Visit Finca Vigia, the Cuban home of Papa, carefully kept by historians in the same way he left it. Here you will enjoy one of the most extensive collections about Hemingway’s life and work including his beloved boat Pilar, recently restored.
Free time for discovering your own favorite place in Havana.
15:00 Visit San Jose Art Market for a general overview of Cuban Art craft
21:00 Visit Fábrica de Arte Cubano, an avant-garde place to enjoy most of art expressions.
Day 5: Departure
Transfer out to the International Airport José Martí for your return flight back home.