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Havana
Old Havana
Miramar
Vedado

This is a great opportunity to meet with the people of Cuba. Engage with the Habaneros while you explore the most fascinating sites of the Old City. Learn and be amazed about the traditional farming techniques used by generations of Cuban farmers at an authentic finca just outside Havana. 

SPECIAL OFFER
$ 995, NOW $ 895 for this tour, applies to travel dates between November 1 – December 19, 2017. 
Special Holidays Offers for travel dates from December 20, 2017 – January 31, 2018 start at $ 1195, NOW $ 1090
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and include the mandatory Cuban visum (tourist card). Flights are not included: we will gladly assist you with all your flight needs.

From $ 895 Per Person
(based on double occupancy)
Nearest available date:
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Itinerary

Individuals are authorized to travel to Cuba under a General License (general authorization) for “group people-to-people” travel if they, travel under the auspices of a U.S. organization and they adhere to a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities that will result in meaningful interaction between the traveler and individuals in Cuba and which are intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people's independence from Cuban authorities. Persons relying on this authorization must bring a copy of their Certification and itinerary with them and maintain these records, as well as any other record related to the program, for 5 years. Travelers are required to participate in all scheduled activities on the tour.

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Day 1: Arrival Havana

★ Meet and greet at Havana International Airport on arrival day, including our VIP services.
★ Our airport representative will meet you at the gate and direct you to Preferential Immigration, the customs booth for VIP Lounge clients, diplomats and airline crew.
★ Use of the VIP lounge at Havana airport, while your luggage is taken care of.
★ Private transfer to Havana City.
★ Our Tour escort will meet you at your accommodation.
★ In Havana, you will be staying three nights in a hotel. We also offer a selection of Casas Particulares, B&B, Cuban style. These can be booked on request.
★ In Havana, you will have 24/7 assistance from our concierge representatives. Our team can assist you with making reservations for the paladares. A paladar is a privately owned, in-home restaurant where you can learn more about authentic Cuban cuisine. Paladares are a unique example of economic reform in Cuba. Today, they’re home to some of the country’s most innovative and enterprising young chefs, putting a modern twist on traditional, classic recipes.

Upon arrival in Cuba you will receive (per booking):
★ 100 CUC (the local currency): to help you get out and about into your first day. This will prevent you from standing around, waiting to exchange cash in the airport.
★ WiFi scratch card: wherever you find WiFi available, you’ll be able to log on using this card.
★ Phone & charger (on loan): the phone comes pre-installed with numbers for our local representatives. It also contains 45 CUC of calling/texting credit.

Cuba Tour – Day 1 - Havana
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Day 2: Havana – Exploring the city in a vintage car

Morning program:
★ Breakfast.
★ At 09:30AM, our concierge representative will meet you at your accommodation for a briefing.
★ At 10:00AM, start of the city program.
★ You will step into a vintage car, driven by your private driver, to explore Havana and cover all important landmarks.
★ Explore historical  La Habana Vieja, a part of town founded in the 16th century, on a guided walk. Have exchanges with the locals in what is nowadays like an incredible open-air museum of architecture, art and culture. Learn more about the history of the area while strolling along the narrow colonial streets and interacting with the Cubans. There are many private enterprises, and you will see how the new Cuba is gradually being shaped.  
★ Lunch. Your table is booked at a paladar. Lunch is on your own. You can pay the restaurant directly in CUC.

Afternoon program:
You will visit a workshop where battered 50’s cars are lovingly restored into glamorous automobiles that each have a name; Madonna reputedly was carried away by “Nadine.” This is a family-run business that grew out of a passion for vintage cars. It is a typical example of cuentapropista (entrepreneurship) and offers visitors an opportunity to see examples of successful local enterprise in Cuba. Private enterprise is allowed in Cuba within limits. Learn more about this while the owner of this company, once a taxi driver, tells you his story.

Evening:
For the evening, there are many options. Our recommendation:
★ Visit the cultural project Fábrica del Arte Cubano (Thursday – Sunday, from 08:00PM).
For a fantastic opportunity to learn more about contemporary Cuban art and culture and really interact with local cultural figures, visit the cultural project Fábrica del Arte Cubano (FAC), the Cuban Art Factory. Founded in 2014, it serves to promote the work of some of Cuba’s unknown, albeit rising, modern artists, painters, photographers, musicians, and playwrights. The project is the brainchild of internationally renowned Cuban musician, X Alfonso, whose collaborative multimedia works with other artists sparked his desire to open a local arts space. The Cuban Art Factory hosts several galleries and performance spaces, and you will be able to enjoy exhibitions, live music, and performances by Cuba’s emerging artists, who all address social and cultural topics in their works. Insider tip: combine this visit with dinner at the privately owned restaurant, El Cocinero, next door.

Meals included: Breakfast

Cuba Tour – Day 2 - Old Havana, Miramar, Vedado
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Day 3: Havana – From the Farm to the Table Experience

Cuba has a widespread agro-ecological knowledge. Whereas in many parts of the world sustainable, organic or ecological agriculture may have become a health trend, in Cuba, traditional farming comes naturally. Cuban farmers are loyal to their own farming philosophy. This trip will take you to the source first, where many a typical Cuban dish originates: the finca. Here, you will meet farmers and farm workers who will show you various crops and invite you to taste different produce. You’ll be able to sample tropical fruits, freshly squeezed juices, local cheeses and other delicacies. Then, you will return to the city and have lunch in a restaurant that offers Mediterranean style cuisine, using 100% organic and fresh products from Cuba’s soil and sea, including produce from the farm that you have just visited.
This trip (approximately 6 hours) includes:
★ Breakfast.
★ Pick-up at 09:30AM at your accommodation in Havana City.
★ Guidance and narration by English speaking guide, specialized in Cuban flora and fauna.
★ Visit of the farm, farmlands and surrounding area: by foot, terrain wagon or jeep.
★ Engage with farmers as they tell you about their daily tasks (assisted by the English speaking guide who can help with the translation).
★ Lunch at a paladar in Havana City, with fresh produce from the region that you have visited.

After lunch, you will visit a traditional local market in the city, where most locals do their daily shopping and have an opportunity for interaction.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 4: Homebound

★ Breakfast.
★ Private transfer from your accommodation to Havana International airport.

Meals included: Breakfast

Note: Meals not included in this itinerary are on your own. You can pay the restaurants directly in CUC.

Cuba Tour – Day 4 - Havana

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In touch with Havana - Special Offer
From $ 895 - Per Person
4 days / 3 nights
The final price depends on travel dates, availability of the hotels and the services that may be included.