Havana Marathon and Half-Marathon Tour

Marathon Half Marathon 10k
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Thursday, November 15 - Upon arriving in Havana and clearing immigration/customs transfer to the Parque Central Hotel in Old Havana where you will be greeted by your Marathon Tours & Travel hosts.  Enjoy free time on your own this afternoon.  We will gather this evening for our Welcome Dinner.  (Dinner included)

Friday, November 16 - The day will start with an optional short training run along the Malecon led by Marathon Tours staff.  Upon returning, enjoy breakfast and be ready to depart for a day, which will include an interactive visit to a Cigar Factory, a walking tour of Old Havana, Lunch at the famous La Guarida Restaurant, and a visit to a local school.  Tonight enjoy dinner on your own.  Several restaurants will be recommended by your guide.  (Breakfast and Lunch included) 

Saturday, November 17 - After breakfast we will depart for a visit to Ernest Hemingway's ‘country’ home Finca Vigia and enjoy lunch at El Divino, a private restaurant located at a beautiful nearby organic farm.  This afternoon, will be a guided tour of the National Museum of Fine Arts (la Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes) in Havana.  Tonight, we will gather at the Parque Central for a grand pre-race pasta dinner and the comradery of your fellow runners.  (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Sunday, November 18 - It’s race day! Breakfast will be available before you depart for the start, which is with-in walking distance from your hotel.  The start of the marathon, half-marathon, and 10k is located in front of the Capitolio, the national capital building designed after the USA Capitol.  The start time is planned for 7:00 AM.  You will run through Havana alongside island residents as the course takes you through the streets of the colonial city, passing through its historic monuments. Upon finishing, celebrate your achievement in Old Havana and return to your hotel at your leisure.  (The Marabana Award Ceremony is scheduled for 10:00 AM.)  Tonight, we will enjoy dinner and a congratulatory cheer at a nearby venue. (Breakfast and Dinner included)

Monday, November 19 - After breakfast, those on the four-night package will bid farewell to Cuba as you board your flight back home.  If traveling on the six-night package we will depart for Varadero in The Matanzas Province where we will make home for the next two nights.  On the way we will visit Finca Coincidencia, located in the Jovellanos municipality in Matanzas.  You’ll have a chance to learn about sugar production, different crops, visit their ceramic workshop, and gardens of exotic plants.  Lunch will be shared with the owner and workers of the farm.  Once we arrive in Varadero, you will check-in to the all-inclusive Iberostar Varadero and a free afternoon.  (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
Tuesday, November 20 - This morning and afternoon will be a program in and around the capital of the province, known for its regional importance, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore. All meals will be at the hotel.  (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
Wednesday, November 21 - Today is departure day.  Time of departure will be announced at a later date.  (Breakfast included)

Note: All group meals in Havana include two drinks. Any extra drinks will be paid by each guest to the server (cash only).  The resort in Varadero is all-inclusive for food and beverages.