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Havana Arts & Culture trip

Join us in Havana!

Dec 11 - 17

Immerse yourself in art, film, design and more during Havana’s 40th International Film Festival

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Art, film, music, design, tech, mojitos, montecristos, mogotes (what?), and more!

We've created a unique cultural experience to one of Latin America's most dynamic cities.

6 memorable Nights in Havana
Day excursions to Viñales and Playas del este
Dec 11 - 17, 2o18

As part of our mission to help entrepreneurs and artists, Project Binario is hosting a “VIP experience” to the 40th Havana International Film Festival. This all-inclusive, curated trip is a “can’t miss” for arts and culture aficionados to experience beautiful Havana at it's fullest.

Beyond films, workshops, and associated parties, the week offers additional activities with an insider’s perspective into Cuba’s vibrant arts, design, and tech startup scenes. Discover the island in all its complexities and perseverance as local gurus guide you through a truly memorable week. View our current itinerary. (Events are subject to change.)

Our week-long cultural trip fully adheres to US policy regarding travel to Cuba. For more information about travel Cuba, see this article.

Includes:

  • Accommodations at a casa particular (Airbnb-style rental) for 7 days / 6 nights including breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily

  • Film Festival packet, credentials, catalogue and access to exclusive events

  • Access to Cuban experts who will provide accompaniment and guidance

  • Classic 1950s automobiles (almendrones) for transports from the airport and to events according to the schedule

  • Excursions to natural wonders, beaches, tobacco farms and more.

  • Visits to multiple Havana cultural hotspots including art galleries, music venues and the unique Fabrica de Arte Cubano

Your trip payment is 100% tax-deductible in the United States as a donation to Project Binario, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Not included in price are the following:

  • Airfare, airline and baggage fees (We can assist you however with selecting the best itinerary for your travel needs.)

  • Cuban visa (you will purchase this at the airport)

  • Incidentals (i.e. mini bar, laundry fees, etc, when applicable)

  • Alcohol and other beverages purchased at nightlife locations

Space is limited to 8 - 10 people on this VIP experience.

So many Things to see during our trip!

  Film   Watch some of Cuba, Europe, and Latin and North America's most cutting-edge films.

Film

Watch some of Cuba, Europe, and Latin and North America's most cutting-edge films.

  Art   Visit some of Havana’s best cultural neighborhood’s and galleries, such as the up ‘n’ coming San Isidro Arts District in Habana Vieja (above).

Art

Visit some of Havana’s best cultural neighborhood’s and galleries, such as the up ‘n’ coming San Isidro Arts District in Habana Vieja (above).

  Design and Fashion   Go behind the scenes with Cuba’s design and fashion gurus, including  Clandestina .

Design and Fashion

Go behind the scenes with Cuba’s design and fashion gurus, including Clandestina.

  Excursions   Take a trip outside of Havana to discover the region's natural beauty, such as the mogotes (limestone formations) and other gems.

Excursions

Take a trip outside of Havana to discover the region's natural beauty, such as the mogotes (limestone formations) and other gems.

  Nightlife   Visit the coolest spots, including La Fabrica de Arte Cubano for drinks and dance. Discover where  habaneros  go to party (and afterparty)!

Nightlife

Visit the coolest spots, including La Fabrica de Arte Cubano for drinks and dance. Discover where habaneros go to party (and afterparty)!

  Music and Dance   Immerse yourself in Cuba's deep musical heritage. From salsa, to hip-hop, rock, jazz, and  guaguancó , the island offers musical stylings for whichever mood you're in.

Music and Dance

Immerse yourself in Cuba's deep musical heritage. From salsa, to hip-hop, rock, jazz, and guaguancó, the island offers musical stylings for whichever mood you're in.

  Actors and directors   Meet respected film personnel from all over including  Jorge “Pichi” Perugorría  (above right), Cuba’s most famous actor from the Oscar-nominated  Strawberry & Chocolate  and  Four Seasons In Havana .

Actors and directors

Meet respected film personnel from all over including Jorge “Pichi” Perugorría (above right), Cuba’s most famous actor from the Oscar-nominated Strawberry & Chocolate and Four Seasons In Havana.

  Award ceremonies, events and parties   As part of this VIP delegation, attend exclusive events such as the closing award ceremony, workshop sessions, and more.

Award ceremonies, events and parties

As part of this VIP delegation, attend exclusive events such as the closing award ceremony, workshop sessions, and more.

  Paladares   Public restaurants housed inside a private residence. Eat well, meet these independent business owners, and learn how they came into existence.

Paladares

Public restaurants housed inside a private residence. Eat well, meet these independent business owners, and learn how they came into existence.

  Technology   Learn how Cuba is quickly catching up with the rest of the world. With a growing startup ecosystem, it has a unique opportunity to be a technology destination.

Technology

Learn how Cuba is quickly catching up with the rest of the world. With a growing startup ecosystem, it has a unique opportunity to be a technology destination.

  Architecture   Visit classic buildings and discover Cuba’s most prevalent forms of architecture -- French Colonial, Art Deco, and Modernism

Architecture

Visit classic buildings and discover Cuba’s most prevalent forms of architecture -- French Colonial, Art Deco, and Modernism

  Street Culture   Walk along the famous Malecón and meet the many types of people who make-up the city. Habaneros are notoriously outgoing and always willing to engage in friendly chatter.

Street Culture

Walk along the famous Malecón and meet the many types of people who make-up the city. Habaneros are notoriously outgoing and always willing to engage in friendly chatter.


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