Private & Custom Little Havana Walking Tours

This journalist had the time of his life hanging out with the locals I introduced him to during the tour.
This journalist (left) had the time of his life hanging out with the locals I introduced him to during the tour.

Little Havana Guide also offers private and customized walking tours of Little Havana, tailored to fit particular areas of interest. You can choose from Corinna Moebius or Ralph de la Portilla as your guide. For larger groups, hire both of us!

We have offered private and customized tours for:

  • VIPs (including royalty)
  • School groups (groups from colleges and universities, high schools and prep schools, and elementary schools)
  • Alumni groups
  • Families
  • Corporate groups
  • Professional groups/associations
  • Funders/sponsors
  • Journalists and researchers
  • Conference groups

Walking Tours

If you have a group of more than 24 people, we recommend hiring a two guides and offer a tour shorter less than our typical 3-hour tour (1.5-2 hours).

Bus Tours or Combined Bus/Walking Tours

We can also do step-on tours that allow visits to various parts of Little Havana by bus, combined with a walking tour or walking tours. This option works well for large groups. We don’t handle arrangements for coaches or mini-coaches, but we can refer you companies if necessary.

Little Havana Tour Combined with Tours of other Miami Neighborhoods

Do you want to combine a Little Havana walking tour with a tour that visits other neighborhoods or parts of Miami? We can handle it. Ralph de la Portilla is also an excellent and experienced Miami city guide. Moreover, we have relationships with other Miami tour guides, including CHAT Miami.

Add-Ons

We can also offer special add-ons like …

  • Live music and dance performances/presentations;
  • Music or dance mini-classes/workshops (no other tour company has so many connections with Miami’s top Cuban musicians and dancers, including Afro-Cuban artists);
  • Rum tastings;
  • Lunch/dinner with well-known local personalities (including us!)–based on your interests;
  • Cigar rolling;
  • Domino class/game with experts;
  • Lectures or meetings with famous local scholars or personalities;
  • Panel discussions/presentations with local figures (activists, changemakers, community leaders, etc.).
  • Cooking or drink-making demonstrations, including workshops with our partner, La Diva Cucina — arguably Miami’s top culinary entertainment company.

We are open to your ideas.

Special Topics

Here are the special topics we can cover during your tour:

  • Cuban and Cuban-American cultural traditions
  • Cuban history/history of Cuban-Americans in U.S. especially Miami
  • Cuba/US relations
  • Cuban/Latin music and dance history and traditions
  • Cuban art
  • Latino mural traditions
  • Bay of Pigs/CIA/Covert Operations
  • Cigars
  • Rum
  • Culinary traditions and additional food stops (although the additional cost of food is not included)
  • Afro-Caribbean spiritual, religious and healing traditions (including Santeria)
  • Black/Afro-Latino history of the Americas/Caribbean (and Little Havana)
My private tours include opportunities for dance classes and workshops with local residents.
My private tours include opportunities for dance classes and workshops with local residents.

 

Learning how to roll cigars!
Learning how to roll cigars!

 

Dine at a local restaurant following the tour!
Dine at a local restaurant following the tour!

 

 

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