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Cuba

$3000 per person

Join Active World Journeys on a popular “Best of Cuba Tour”

Travel legally to Cuba and be captivated and allured by the mix of music, art, classic cars, world-class rum and cigars; and perhaps the most fun and passionate locals you’ll encounter anywhere.

7 Days
18+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Your city
  • Dress Code
    Casual and Comfortable
  • Included
    Accommondation
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Tours (see tour details)
  • Not Included
    Dinner
    International and internal flights
    Tips
    Travel insurance
1
Day 1: Arrival
  • Arrive to Jose Marti International Airport where you will be greeted by your Cuban guide and driver
  • Visit to Revolution Square, the site where the most important political and governmental buildings are located
  • Enjoy lunch at a private restaurant “paladar” overlooking the water
  • Visit to Jesus Christ Statue for a spectacular view of Old Havana. If desired, choose to take the local ferry back to Old Havana for a unique perspective on how everyday Cubans travel
  • Check into private bed and breakfasts
  • Welcome dinner at artist Jose Fuster’s home in Jaimanitas. The entire neighborhood is made up of colorful, whimsical mosaics. It’s a street-art-extravaganza(Lunch and dinner included)
2
Day 2:
  • Walking tour of Old Havana with focus on interesting artist visits and private enterprises
  • Visit to printmaking artist workshop-visit to both a state-run workshop and a private enterprise graphic designer
  • Lunch at a private paladar in Old Havana
  • Visit to a car restoration workshop where you’ll learn how the cars are restored and pieces are made, then enjoy a leisurely ride through Havana in classic cars
  • Free time to explore Old Havana on your own
  • Dinner on your own in Havana(Breakfast and lunch included)
3
Day 3:
  • After breakfast, check out and drive to Viñales National Park
  • En route make a stop at a tobacco farm and interact with the farmer and his family. Have a chance to learn more about tobacco cultivation
  • Lunch at a paladar with an organic farm and cave to explore
  • Explore the downtown of Viñales with your guide, visit a bodega to learn more about the ration system. In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely hike if desired
  • Check into your private bed and breakfasts for the night
  • Dinner included tonight at your private bed and breakfast
  • Opportunity to check out live music at the culture house in town(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
4
Day 4 :
  • This morning depart Viñales, heading back to Havana by way of Las Terrazas Eco-Reserve
  • This small eco-community of one thousand residents is a fascinating visit to learn about sustainable development and conservation in Cuba. You’ll tour the community area with a local guide.
  • Traditional cuban countryside lunch of roasted pork, yucca and beans and rice.
  • In the afternoon return to Havana. Enjoy a visit to a community project called Clave De Sol, where young children learn to play traditional Cuban songs on guitars.
  • Check into your private bed and breakfast for the night
  • Dinner on your own in Havana
  • Opportunity to explore the nightlife in Havana with a jazz show, a cabaret show or other live music(Breakfast and lunch included)
 
5
Day 5:
  • This morning after breakfast enjoy a visit to a cigar factory.
  • Afterwards enjoy a lively dance class to learn the basics of Son and salsa
  • Lunch at private paladar
  • This afternoon enjoy a visit to a lively dance troupe and enjoy a semi-private performance
  • Free time to explore Havana on your own in the late afternoon
  • Dinner tonight is on your own in Havana(Breakfast and lunch included)
 
6
Day 6:
  • Start the day with a lively drumming lesson to learn the basics of cuban rhythm
  • Visit to various artists that have no signage, enjoying time to explore their studios and talk with them one-on-one
  • Lunch at a private paladar
  • Visit to San Jose Artisanal market
  • In the early evening enjoy either a lively marriage of rum and cigar ceremony where you will try various rums and cigars.
  • Dinner tonight as a group in a private paladar(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
7
Day 7: Departure
  • After breakfast, flight back to the United States

Comments:

  • The 3 Sisters (Judy Messoline, Nancy Miller, Terri Bercier)

    September 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Best ever active Tours!! Thanks again Jack and Active World Journeys for the trip a lifetime in the Holy Land of Israel, Palestine and Jordan. We loved Cuba, especially the people – and Egypt was so fascinating.

  • Judy Messoline, Scranton, PA

    September 12, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I have had the pleasure of attending 3 trips with our primary go to guy Jack Witt. If someone had ever told me I would travel to the Middle East and Cuba I would have said no way! But the people Jack hires to be our guides have been so kind, caring, informative. I have never felt any fear. These 3 trips have been some of the best in my life, but my sister is forever going to all different places in the world and I have been so lucky to accompany her. I’m really interested in where my next adventure (hopefully with Jack Witt at the helm) will take me. I have also met so many wonderful people on these trips and can’t wait to travel with them again.

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Value for Money

$3, 000 per person double occupancy ( 6 person minimum.) Single Supplement: $600     Price Includes:
  • 6 nights accommodation in Cuba in private bed and breakfasts
  • Meals listed as included in itinerary
  • Air-conditioned transportation in Cuba
  • Airport transfers to/from Havana airport
  • Services of local professional guide each day
  • Bottled water (2 bottles/day)
  • Legal travel under the Support for the Cuban People general license regulations
  • Gratuities for meals included in itinerary
  Not Included:
  • Flight to and from Havana
  • Visa to Cuba (About $100)
  • Emergency medical and evacuation insurance
  • Items of a personal nature-laundry, phone calls, internet, alcoholic drinks
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Transportation outside of the stated itinerary activities
(Customized itineraries and pricing available upon request. We also offer a 4-day “Weekend in Havana” trip.)