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Miami: Little Havana Walking Tour

1. Miami: Little Havana Walking Tour

Little Havana is one of Miami's most culturally rich spots that showcase Cuban culture at its finest. This tour will take you to through 8th street where you will see various popular spots and areas filled with restaurants, bars and attractions. From the aroma of Cuban cuisine that fills the streets along with the music, this tour takes visitors through the Cuban experience seeing cigar shops, fierce dominoes players, to thriving bars that take over at night, Little Havana is the place to be. This tour takes you on a journey through the famous 'Calle Ocho' (8th street) where the street is bubbling with people, culture, and flavor. Meet with the tour guide in front of the historical 'Bay of Pigs Monument.' You will be given a brief history of Little Havana and the influence of Cuban and Hispanic culture and how it shaped the community. Then, you will walk to various cultural hot spots such as Domino Park, where several domino players of all ages assemble to play Dominoes. See the Little Havana Visitors Center, the famous Calle Ocho Walk of Fame featuring small murals and art pieces paying tribute to Cuban and Latin cultural figures, Ball & Chain, a historical bar that hosts dancers, drinks, and music at night and stays open until 3 AM. And more cultural sites on 8th street in Little Havana.

Miami: City Tour and Speedboat Experience

2. Miami: City Tour and Speedboat Experience

Experience all the highlights of sunny Miami on this 4-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. Afterward, let your guide lead you by van to the top sights of Miami. See the Art Deco District, Bayside, Downtown, and Little Havana.

Miami: Little Havana Walking Food Tour with Lunch

3. Miami: Little Havana Walking Food Tour with Lunch

Venture off-the-beaten-path on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Miami’s Little Havana, taking an edible route through one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn about traditional Cuban cuisine, eating your way along Calle Ocho as you stroll. Designed for locals and visitors alike, you will uncover the area’s rich history and culture, tasting Cuban recipes that have been handed down through generations. Meet local artists, watch cigar rollers, peek in at Domino Park. Taste a Cuban classic at a true Cuban institution. Learn about Mariquitas and Malanga Frita. Enjoy chicken and picadillo stuffed plantain cups. Step into old Cuba and try guarapo juice at a family run fruteria. And sip a café Cubano, crafted by the most talented barista in town. All food tastings are included in the price and will provide a lunch large enough for the hungriest of foodies.

Miami: Little Havana Food, Culture, Mojito & Street Art Tour

4. Miami: Little Havana Food, Culture, Mojito & Street Art 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 Guided Walking Tour

6. 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: City and Movie Set Highlights with Optional Boat Tour

7. Miami: City and Movie Set Highlights with Optional Boat Tour

Enjoy a half-day guided bus tour exploring several Miami neighborhoods. See the Art Deco District, Coconut Grove, Downtown Miami, Brickell, and more. Choose to add a speedboat ride or sightseeing boat trip to your adventure. After meeting your guide, venture through the historic Art Deco District via the famous Ocean Drive in South Beach. Once there, you will learn about the history of the area's unique architecture. Later in Wynwood, you will have some time to explore the amazing graffiti art, small boutiques, shops, and cafes. Little Havana then invites you to explore its rich Cuban heritage with small Cuban cigar factories, coffee shops, and bars. Following that, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables are beautiful residential areas featuring lush, tropical gardens and historic mansions. Downtown and Brickell are guaranteed to then dazzle you with their modern architecture and skyscrapers. At the conclusion of your sightseeing experience, you can choose to enjoy a speedboat or sightseeing boat tour along Miami's beautiful skyline, seeing the homes of various movie stars along the way.

Miami: Guided Instagram Tour

8. Miami: Guided Instagram Tour

Join a guided group tour through Miami's Instagram hot spots with a maximum of 14 guests.  You will have plenty of time to take arty photos at Miami's most popular sights. You'll head to the famous Ocean Drive in the heart of the Art Deco District, with it's colorful hotels and bars. Then, discover Wynwood Walls, home to colorful and inspiring street art. Finally, explore Little Havana and the area's Cuban inspired cafés, shops and restaurants.

Miami: Little Havana Private Walking Tour

9. 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.

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What people are saying about Calle Ocho

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 2,650 reviews

Our guide, Ariel was extremely knowledgeable being from Cuba himself. Little Havana is a must see full of 100% authentic Cuban experiences. All of the food and drinks were excellent and made this tour 100% worth the money!

We had a blast!! Ria was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed learning more about Cuban culture and history. I highly recommend this tour…. And ask for Ria!

The tour was great. The food/drinks at every stop were delicious and our guide, Mirka, was super knowledgeable. I’d highly recommend this tour.

Ria is super ! Little Havanna a must when visiting MIA ! I would do it again ! Many thanks.

Excellent thanks experience with real enthusiastic host