Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba
March 3-10, 2019: 2 spots available
Total cost: $2,295
Deposit: $500 per person (non-refundable and included in the total cost)
Payment plan available
*Scroll down to see what is included/not included in the price
Round-trip flight from your home airport into Havana on March 3, 2019 arriving around noon or 1pm, but the earlier, the better. There are several airlines that offer flights arriving into Havana (HAV) including: Southwest, Delta, American Airlines, United, and JetBlue.
Then, on http://www.cubana.cu/ purchase the round trip flight from Havana to Santiago de Cuba:
March 03, 2019 flight: CU986, departing at 15:35 (3:35pm) and arriving at 17:00 (5:00pm)
March 05, 2019 flight: CU985, departing at 8:25am and arriving in Havana at 9:50am
*Passport & Visa - a valid U.S passport is required for travel. You will receive detailed info re visa to Cuba once trip is booked.
*balance due 30 days before the trip
*Please make sure you read the Booking Terms & Conditions before booking*
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Accommodation for 7 nights (all rooms are double occupancy with a private bathroom in each room)
Transportation to and from the airport
In-country transportation (public transport: shared taxis and buses)
Meals as noted
Activities as noted
Translator for activities as noted
Airfare in and out of the country
Airfare in the country
Mandatory travel insurance
Other incidental expenses (just ask if you're not sure)
Alcohol, except where noted
Accommodations: We will be staying in casas particulares (homestays), which are similar to a bed and breakfast. Cuban homes are so charming and vibrant, you're gonna love 'em!
This trip will include 5 shared rooms. If you sign up with someone else, you will be paired up with that person. Otherwise, you will be assigned a roomie. We will put you and your roomie in contact before the trip! More details regarding accommodation will be shared upon purchase of the trip.
Americans Traveling to Cuba: This trip is permitted through the "people-to-people general license category" authorized by the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control. This itinerary is intended to provide a cultural experience and meaningful interactions with Cubans. You will receive a letter of certification and detailed itinerary to print and bring with you upon re-entry to the U.S.
*Health Insurance: Cuban authorities require proof of health insurance upon entering the country. Save a printed copy of your policy ready to show. If you don't have proof of health coverage upon arriving, you will be required to purchase Cuban medical insurance for the duration of your trip, which will run about $3 per day. Please note that most airlines include this in the ticket price.
What to expect in Cuba: While we try our best to stick to the itinerary, traveling in Cuba requires flexibility and changes to accommodation, transportation, and activities may occur. Cuban infrastructure has not been maintained according to western standards, hot water may be minimal, wifi connection may be slow when available, and the general pacing is slow but vibrant. Bring your sense of adventure and enjoy the moment!
Pricing: The trip cost is $2,295 per person. A $500 initial non-refundable deposit per person is required to reserve your spot and is included in this total price. Final payment is due no later than 30 days prior to departure. All payments must be made by credit card.