General

This 5 days/4-night escorted tour gives visitors a taste of everything Cuba has to offer from Havana, both old and new, to the breathtaking countryside. Experienced, bilingual tour guides will lead your small group around UNESCO World Heritage sites, fine art museums and local artist studios, community projects and tobacco farms.

You’ll be moving all day, so be sure to pack some good walking shoes. And, though many meals and drinks are provided, you might want to think about bringing snacks, hand sanitizer, sunblock and any other small things you think might make your trip more comfortable.

DAY 1: HAVANA – ARRIVAL & HISTORIC OVERVIEW

After arriving in Cuba, make your way to Memories Miramar to meet the group at 4pm then enjoy a panoramic overview of Havana with sights of Vedado, the University of Havana, the iconic Malecon, Revolution Square and the Capital on the way to dinner where you’ll get to enjoy your first delicious Cuban meal at La Casa Paladar.

Tour: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Included meals: Dinner

DAY 2: HAVANA – COMMUNITY

Head out to the University of Havana after breakfast to learn about education in Cuba and speak with staff or professors to hear about their daily lives. Next, you’ll visit the Angeles del Futuro children’s community project for circus and acrobatics. After lunch at La Habanera, you will then ride to Jaimanitas to visit the studio of the famous Cuban artist and ceramic sculptor Jose Rodriguez Fuster and hear from community leaders on the impact of Fuster’s art. End the day with a ride back to the hotel and dinner at your leisure.

Tour: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: HAVANA – CULTURE

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a leisurely walk through Old Havana’s historic center full of colonial architecture and picturesque plazas. Afterward, tour the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana with a local art expert and learn about Cuban contemporary art, followed by lunch at La Moneda Cubana. Explore Old Havana on your own, but don’t miss San Jose Craft Market which is full of artists selling their unique art, food and, of course, Cuban cigars. You’ll have time to interact with these artisans while learning more about the Cuban people and culture. Later, return to the hotel for dinner at leisure.

Tour: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: VIÑALES – AGRICULTURE

After breakfast at the hotel, you will head out to Pinar del Río enjoying a scenic drive of the lush countryside with a stop at Los Jazmines Hotel for a breathtaking view of Viñales valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Once you arrive in Viñales, you’ll visit a local tobacco farm and learn how world-famous Cuban cigars are made by the farmer and his family. After experiencing life on the farm, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at Palenque de los Cimarrones and visit La Cueva del Indio where you’ll experience what it’s like to cruise along an underground river. From there, you’ll visit the city center of Viñales, known for its colorful homes, then return to the hotel to freshen up then go to the farewell dinner at Jardin De Los Milagros or La Habanera with the group.

Tour: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: HAVANA – RETURN HOME

As your last day in Cuba, you’ll enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then check-out and depart for the airport full of lasting memories and new friendships you formed while experiencing the vibrant country and culture of Cuba.

Tour: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Included meals: Breakfast

LAND ONLY PRICES

Apr. 9 – Apr. 13, 2017 | Sun-Thu Double Occupancy: $2099         Single Occupancy: $2599

May 7 – May 11, 2017 | Sun-Thu  Double Occupancy: $1899        Single Occupancy: $2399  

May 28 – Jun 1, 2017 | Sun-Thu   Double Occupancy: $1899         Single Occupancy: $2399

Jun. 11 – Jun. 15, 2017 | Sun-Thu  Double Occupancy: $1899       Single Occupancy: $2399

Jun. 25 – Jun. 29, 2017 | Sun-Thu  Double Occupancy: $1899     Single Occupancy: $2399 

Jul. 9 – Jul. 13, 2017 | Sun- Thu    Double Occupancy: $1899        Single Occupancy: $2399  

Jul. 23 – Jul. 27, 2017 | Sun-Thu    Double Occupancy: $1899        Single Occupancy: $2399

AIR FROM MIAMI:  $559   MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE IS INCLUDED IN AIRFARE        

 VISA:  $85

Included in your land package:

  • Activities as outlined in the itinerary
  • Bilingual tour guide and driver
  • Most gratuities
  • Transportation with the group
  • Hotel stay in Cuba at hotel outlined in the itinerary
  • 2 bottles of water per person per day
  • Most meals while in Cuba: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners

Not included in land package:

  • Airfare to and from Havana (airfare from Miami is $559)
  • Transportation to/from hotel and airport (approved vendors are $30 each way)
  • Tips for housekeeping staff and Tour Director
    Tipping allowance of $7-10 USD per person per day for the Tour Director and $1-2 USD per person per day for housekeeping staff

Additional Fees

  • Standard travel visa :  $85
  • Cuban departure fee:  $30

Recommended:

  • Travel Insurance from $129

*COMPLIANCE WITH U.S. LAW: U.S. law prohibits U.S. travelers from traveling to Cuba for tourism. U.S. travelers can only go to Cuba for one of 12 authorized reasons, including family visits and people-to-people educational activities. The 12 categories are listed in the Cuban Assets Control Regulations [CACR] at Section 515.560 (a)(1)-(12) and described in more detail in those identified sections of the CACR,   It is the U.S. traveler’s sole responsibly to understand and comply with existing restrictions under U.S. law. Each U.S. traveler is required under U.S. law to retain records of their travel to Cuba for five years. The U.S. government could ask you to produce those records.

*CUBA TRAVEL CERTIFICATION: Each U.S. traveler must complete a written certification, available thru your travel agent identifying the travel category that authorizes his or her travel to Cuba in order to allow us to book travel. We must obtain this certification and retain it for five years, as required under Section 515.572(b) of the CACR. Should you have any questions about the requirements of U.S. law relating to your travel to Cuba, please consult a lawyer.

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