Virtual Tours / Experiences

via What’s App, Facetime, or Zoom
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We Bring Miami to You!

We understand current circumstances may not allow you to jet set to Miami; however, we can bring Miami to you! Our team at Little Havana Tours was quick to evolve and adapt to these times with creative solutions. From the comfort of your home, we can connect online and serve you sunny, warm weather, and the vibrancy, visuals, stories, and customs of Little Havana.

While anyone can follow a cooking recipe, or read about cigars, our virtual experiences transcend the printed form. We continue the personal connection between a local guide and the traveler, and share an insider’s view and first-hand knowledge and experience. We love history, we love culture, and we love storytelling. We love sharing it all, while making new friends. It’s the same great experience, whether in person or in virtual space.

Join us in this new way to experience travel!

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Live Private Cultural Walking Tour

While you sit back and relax at home, take a virtual walk through the main heart of Little Havana. This is a live tour led by one of our popular guides who will be your eyes and ears walking through the neighborhood and connect with you online and introduce you to Little Havana past and present. This tour covers the highlights from the Bay of Pigs monument, specialty tropical fruits of the Caribbean, a landmark tree for practitioners of Santeria religion; the preparation and tradition of Cuban coffee; the importance of the Domino Park; the makings of a Cuban sandwich; a stop at a bakery for a popular pastry, a hidden gem art gallery, and ending at a 1935 jazz bar (not open to the general public).

Price: $21 per person, minimum 2 people; special rate for groups of 10 or more

Duration: 1.5 hours

Connection: Zoom (What’s App or Facetime are possible if preferred)

Time: Please email, text or phone us for a reservation. | [email protected]; 305-814-4058

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Cuban Coffee & Hot Spanish Cocktail

In Miami, Cuban coffee is considered black gold. What makes this coffee so popular? Your host or hostess will unearth the local mystique and share the differences between a cafécito, colada and cortadito, how to prepare the coffee with a cafetera, the secret for preparing the creamy-looking foam called “espumita”, the different coffee brands, and other fascinating cultural traditions. Not only will you learn how to make robust coffee but also the social tradition for sharing your cafe Cubano.

For the crowning moment, we take it a step further and share a simple recipe for using that same coffee for creating a hot cocktail going back to Spanish colonial days. Your friends will love this elixir for a perfect afternoon or after dinner cocktail.

Price: $15 per person, minimum 3 people; special rates for groups of 10 or more

Duration: 1 hour

Connection: Zoom (What’s App or Facetime are possible if preferred)

Time: Please email, call or text us for reservation | [email protected];  305-814-4058 phone or text

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    An equipment and ingredient list will be emailed with your confirmation if you would prefer a hands-on experience.
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Black Bean Soup - Cooking Lesson

In the culinary world of Cuban culture, black beans are a staple item in every Cuban household. Your hostess Mariela and true foodie will share the origins of this traditional recipes, the essential ingredients, and the traditional cooking methods.

In this interactive culinary lesson, we share trade secrets when cooking with beans and answer often asked questions “Is it really necessary to soak the beans? And what are the herbs that lend to the zest flavor?” So, sign up, gather your family, don the aprons, make a new friend in Miami, and cook with gusto!

Price: $20 per person, minimum 2 people; special rates for groups of 10 or more

Duration: 1 hour

Connection: Zoom (What’s App or Facetime are possible if preferred)

Time: Please email, text or phone us for a reservation. | [email protected]; 305-814-4058

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    This experience is recommended for beginners or those who would like to learn more about the culture and history surrounding these food items.
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    An equipment and ingredient list will be emailed with your confirmation if you would prefer a hands-on experience.
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Mojito Cocktail & Merengue Dance Lesson with Miami Christine

There’s nothing like a cool, crisp, minty mojito cocktail for sultry summers. Learn the proper way to make this delicate drink from Cuba with its many refreshing layers. After your masterful creation and a few sips, it’s time to dance! Ever felt awkward trying to move your hips or by learning in a classroom environment with strangers? Well, we have your perfect solution!

Christine, our vivacious tour guide is known for teaching anyone with two left feet and no rhythm the basics of merengue. This dance originates from the Dominican Republic and its two-beat tempo is a great way to learn the basics before progressing to the more complex Salsa dancing.  Christine, with her dance background, has taught many tour guests how to sway those hips and dance with confidence. You can too!

After the experience, Christine shares where to go in Miami for Latin dancing that caters to all ages, a hidden gem that locals go to. So when Miami reopens for tourism, you can plan your trip and a fun-filled itinerary with insider’s tips!

 

Price: $22 per person, minimum 2 people; special rates for groups of 10 or more; (single guests $45)

Duration: 1 hour

Connection: Zoom (What’s App or Facetime are possible if preferred)

Time: Please contact email, text or phone us for reservation | [email protected]; 305-814-4058 phone or text)

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    This experience begins with drinking a cocktail or mocktail while introductions are made and Christine shares a brief history of the dance. After the lesson, Christine shares where to go in Miami for Latin dancing that caters to all ages, a hidden gem that locals go to. So when Miami reopens for tourism, you can plan your trip and a fun-filled itinerary with insider’s tips!
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Cigar with Rum Tasting Experience

Looking for new ways to relax? Sitting outdoors in your boat, balcony, or backyard, feel transported to the tobacco fields of Cuba or the Dominican Republic while you unwind with an aromatic cigar.

Ariel Gonzalez, formerly a tour guide in his native Cuba, is your expert guide. Ariel will share the history of the cigar, conditions for growing tobacco leaves, and how they are rolled. Do you wonder where the best cigars come from? Ariel will answer your burning questions and demonstrate the proper way to cut, light, and enjoy your new indulgence. To elevate the experience, Ariel will guide you on pairing it with the dark rum, the perfect marriage.

Price: $25 per person, minimum 2 people; Special rate for groups of 10 or more

Duration: 1 hour

Connection: Via Zoom (What’s App or Facetime are possible if preferred)

Time: Please email, text or phone us for a reservation. | [email protected]; 305-814-4058

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Cocktail Mixology and Salsa Dance Lesson

Turn your kitchen and living room into a bar and dance club.

First, every party needs a cocktail to kick off the event. Learn how to make a proper mojito or other classic Cuban cocktail or mocktail. In your reservation choose your drink of choice and an ingredient list will be provided so you may join in the merry making.

Ever felt shy about learning to dance? We make it painless and fun with a private lesson in the comfort of your home. Ariel and Mariela are a husband and wife team from Havana, Cuba that love to share their culture and love to dance. Ariel, a former dance instructor and tour guide in Cuba, will lead the dance lesson. Before you know it, your hips are swaying, you will have mastered the basics to gain confidence and impress your partner.

Price:   $25 per person; special rate for groups of 10 or more

Duration: 1.5 hours

Connection: Zoom (What’s App or Facetime are possible if preferred)

Time: Please email, text or phone us for a reservation. | [email protected]; 305-814-4058

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    An equipment and ingredient list will be emailed with your confirmation if you would prefer a hands-on experience.
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Custom Experience

As a boutique company that specializes in memorable experiences, we can custom tailor any experience touching on one or more cultural aspects.

Please do not hesitate to ask about any topic of interest related to Cuba or any Hispanic culture. Miami is a mosaic of Latino cultures today, a part of our daily way of life. We love sharing our culture with you.

Here are some ideas:

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    Cuban Cooking – empanadas, picadillo, Cuban sandwich
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    Cuban Art, including a live chat with a Cuban artist
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    Art & Politics – The Political Story Shared through Art
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    This History of Rum & the Political Rum Wars
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    How to Prepare a Peruvian Ceviche vs. Ecuadorian Ceviche
Please contact us directly for rates and availability via email at [email protected] Or via phone at 305-814-4058. Email or texting is best.

A Message from the President and Founder of Little Havana Tours

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Travel is not just an action; it’s a state of mind. Though we may be quarantined today, we can still travel from home. We can build connections with people around the world. We can open our minds and our palates. We can find joy and inspiration in the world around us. Remember it’s about the journey, not the destination.

While tourism is not expected to rebound to pre COVID-19 levels until next year, we are excited about evolving into the digital space.

Gift cards are also another great option for a local friend or relative, or to donate to a front line health worker here, in South Florida.

Thank you in advance for supporting our small business and our families through these new offerings.

Salud!

Christine Michaels