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Miami: Little Havana Guided Walking Tour

1. Miami: Little Havana Guided Walking Tour

Get to know Little Havana in Miami with a guided walking tour. Let your guide show you the music, culture, and history of this vibrant district. Meet your guide Maximo Gomez Park. Take in the local vibe on Calle Ocho street. Find out how the area is linked to the Cuban revolution. See locals playing dominos. Pass specialty shops, and cigar manufacturers. View the Cuban influence on the architecture. Get suggestions on where to eat food like media noche sandwiches, empanadas, and plantains. Hear about the Bay of Pigs conflict, and Santeria, a religion which originated in the Caribbean

Miami: Little Havana Private Walking Tour

2. Miami: Little Havana Private Walking Tour

Experience Cuba in the heart of Miami on a guided day trip to Little Havana. Visit Calle Ocho (8th Street), the melting pot of Cuban culture to discover its cuisine, music, art, street life, and history. Start your trip from the historical Bay of Pigs Monument. Know about the history of Little Havana and how Cuban and Hispanic cultures have influenced the community. Visit Calle Oncho (8th Street) which is bubbling with people, culture, and flavor. On this tour, you will see cigar shops, fierce dominoes players, and bars that take over at night. Explore famous landmarks, enjoy street art and music, and relish authentic Cuban cuisine. Customize this private tour according to your interests and preferences. One of the best times to visit Little Havana is during the Calle Ocho Music festival that takes place every year in March.

Miami: City Tour and Speedboat Experience

3. Miami: City Tour and Speedboat Experience

Experience all the highlights of sunny Miami on this ca. 5-hour action tour including a 45-minute speedboat ride, with an English- or Spanish-speaking guide. Jet through Biscayne Bay with its private islands and swanky villas at top speed and to a soundtrack of cool tunes and enjoy a short detour to the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Let your guide lead you to the top sights of Miami by open bus. See the Art Deco District, Bayside, Downtown, and Little Havana amoug other highlights.

Private Miami: Little Havana Food, Culture, Mojito Tour

4. Private Miami: Little Havana Food, Culture, Mojito Tour

Your private tour of Miami’s Little Havana begins in the heart of the Cuban community. Check out some historic architectural beauties, as well as some unique collections of art. Visit one of the many locally owned art galleries in the neighborhood. Hear stories from first-generation immigrants from Cuba and learn about the influence of Cuban art in Miami. See the important Bay of Pigs monument en route to a favorite local juice bar, where you’ll get to quench your thirst with a dose of sugarcane or mango juice. Visit SW 8th Street to experience the Caribbean flavor that fills the air, from the classic Domino Park where locals challenge one another to domino games, to the conga music that you hear live in the streets. Your tour will end at one of the neighborhood’s favorite watering holes for a taste of a classic mojito.

Miami City & Boat Tour with Bike Rental

5. Miami City & Boat Tour with Bike Rental

This combination package allows you to explore everything that Miami has to offer by bus, boat, and bike. Start your day with a pickup from your hotel or local accommodation and explore the city of Miami from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. Visit many of Miami's most scenic spots on land including South Beach’s Art Deco District, Ocean Drive, Downtown Miami, Brickell Avenue, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Little Havana, and Calle Ocho.  After exploring the city by land, hit the water with a fully narrated sightseeing boat cruise. Your cruise will pass through Biscayne Bay where you will see the Downtown Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and Millionaire’s Row. Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase on board during the 90-minute cruise.  Finally, exploring South Beach by bicycle is an excellent way to see Miami beach even further. You'll ride through glamorous South Beach and experience a tropical paradise, see Versace Mansion, Star Island, the vibrant Lincoln Road outdoor mall, Ocean Drive and the Art Deco District, South Point Park, and more.

Miami: Little Havana Food and Walking Tour

6. Miami: Little Havana Food and Walking Tour

Explore the 5 main blocks of Miami's Little Havana and learn about the culture and history of this unique neighborhood with a local guide. Enjoy tastings from the best family-owned establishments on Calle Ocho, serving traditional Cuban food and coffee. Upgrade your experience to include a bus tour. Meet your local bilingual guide at a traditional Cuban coffee house where the coffee is roasted in-house, and where you can taste this unique beverage for yourself. On the tour, you will: taste a variety of Cuban foods such as empanadas, croquetas, chicken plantains, guava pastries, and Cuban Churros; meet local musicians and enjoy traditional Cuban music; watch the ancient art of cigar rolling: and visit cultural and historic sites along the way. Visit the cultural epicenter that is Domino Park. See the iconic Cuban Jazz bar that Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday frequented. Learn about the historic Tower Theatre and the Cubaocho Museum and Performing Arts Center. Walk the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame honoring Celia Cruz and Gloria Estefan. Cuban history is ever present in this neighborhood with the eternal flame and memorials for those who fought for Cuban Independence in the Cuban Memorial Boulevard Park, and the Bay of Pigs Monument which honors those who fell in that battle. You can upgrade your tour to include the Big Bus Double Decker Tour which has a stop in Little Havana. Tour around Miami with unforgettable views of South Beach, Miami Beach, Wynwood Walls, Bayside Marketplace, and much more from the top of the double-decker bus.

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What people are saying about Calle Ocho

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 2,669 reviews

This was hands down one of the best tours I’ve ever been on. It’s a must-see and do, things in Florida!! This was definitely the highlight of our trip! By the way, our tour lady was great. She was very friendly and knowledgeable.

A lot of interesting information, delicious food, coffee and mojitos! Mariela was an amazing tour guy guide.

Dayana was great and very knowledgeable. We know so much about the Cuban culture now. We had a great time!

Carl was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable if Cuban history! I definitely recommend booking with him!

Bus great, very informative. Boat even better. Awesome except no bikes......