Cannon shot from a fortress

Cannon shot from a fortress

a step back in time

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2 hours (starting at 7 PM)

Group size: 2-6 people

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witness one of the oldest traditions in Cuba

Tour Pricing

USD $70 /PER PERSON

(2 people)

USD $55 /PER PERSON

(3 people)

USD $45 /PER PERSON

(4 - 6 people)

Tour Overview

One of the oldest traditions in Cuba is the ceremony of El Cañonazo, a cannon shot that has been happening every day for the last 350 years. Originally meant to be a signal to close the doors of the city wall in order to defend from pirates and bandits, nowadays a symbolic and impressive performance carried on exactly at 9:00 PM. Optionally, start your adventure a bit earlier (at 6 PM) and have dinner at a local restaurant, a unique opportunity to try some of Cuba’s finest local dishes. Next, head to San Carlos de la Cabaña and wander along the streets and buildings of the fortress until the ceremony starts.

Start

You’ll be picked up at your chosen location in Havana

availavility

This tour is available everyday. Please, keep in mind we need some preparation for this tour, so we won’t take any booking that is made less than 24 hours before the starting time for the tour.

Finish

You can set your on finish point (as long as it is inside Havana)

Inclusions

  • Bilingual tour guide for the duration of the tour.
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees to all the places mentioned.
  • Stop for dinner at El Cañonazo (on request, dinner not included)

Transportation

Depending on the size of your party, we’ll be using different types of vehicles to ensure comfort.

Exclusions

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Souvenirs and other personal purchases

How this tour supports the Cuban People:

  • Having the services of a full time local Cuban guide who you will spend time getting to know on a personal level.
  • Exposing you to the local Cuban people and steering funds toward its citizens. 
  • Focusing on people-to-people interaction and cultural immersion.
  • Patronizing privately owned small businesses in Havana.
  • Allowing you to interact with Cuban’s from all walks of life, having a chance to hear their stories, and share your own. 

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