2018 Trip dates: January 19 - 27 and March 23 - 31, 2018

Vibrant Cuba - 9 days

The legends are true. Postcard sites and vibrant cultural assaults on your senses! This is Cuba. It all starts in Old Havana where national pride and tradition radiate like heat waves from the cobbled streets, and life flows to the pulse of vintage roadsters and Caribbean beats.

Your adventure in the Caribbean's most celebrated city includes colonial architecture, salsa dancing with the locals, and mingling with Cuban artists. And if something unexpected pops up (it will), we may just steer from the itinerary and into a whole new adventure - that's just how it goes in Old Havana.

From Havana, we'll travel to Viñales where you'll ride horseback through lush tobacco farms and learn to roll a classic Cuban cigar like a pro.

In the UNESCO World Heritage city of Trinidad, you'll celebrate its rich Afro-Cuban culture and lose yourself in the beautiful vistas of the Escambray mountains.

Come and experience the warmth and color of Cuba with us!

The donation portion of the trip will help supply the day-to-day products for local families in need. Personal hygiene products that are easy for us to access such as deodorant, soap, toothpaste, and first aid supplies like Tylenol and other basic necessities, are not as easily accessible to Cubans. The rations they receive are meager and oftentimes, there is a shortage of items. This means that many families do not receive the basic necessities they need. We will be bringing these supplies with us and will deliver them to either a church, orphanage, or directly to Cuban families at our discretion.

A photo album of your cuban adventure is part of the fun!

A few weeks after your trip, you will receive all your most treasured moments, captured for you and printed on classic archival paper. We believe moments are meant to be felt and captured, and they are meant to be tangible!


$1650 EARLY SIGN UP / $1850 REGULAR SIGN UP

DEPOSIT: $500 PER PERSON
REMAINDER DUE: 30 DAYS BEFORE TRIP DATE


Day 1 HAVANA

  • Airport pickup and transfer to the casa particular (guesthouse)
  • Arrive in the captivating city of Havana
  • Welcome dinner + meet other travelers
  • Meals included: dinner

Day 2 HAVANA

  • Explore Old Town Havana and enjoy an architectural tour
  • Savor a tasty churro (or two) while exploring Old Havana
  • Browse through art work of local artists
  • Meals included: breakfast + lunch + dinner + churro

Day 3 DAY TRIP TO VIÑALES (3-hour trip from Havana - included)

  • Travel to Viñales 
  • Horseback ride through a lush picturesque valley (stunning views included)
  • Learn to hand-roll a cigar like a pro
  • Absorb the flow and culture of rural Cuban life
  • Meals included: breakfast + lunch

Day 4 TRINIDAD (4-hour trip from Havana - included)

  • Travel from Havana to Trinidad
  • Cool down with a homemade guarapo (sugar cane drink)
  • Explore the cobblestone streets of this beautiful city
  • Meals included: breakfast + lunch

Day 5 TRINIDAD

  • Admire the gorgeous colonial architecture of Trinidad with a walking tour
  • Lunch at a restaurant with a stunning rooftop view of the old city
  • Learn about Afro-Cuban culture 
  • Meals included: breakfast + lunch + dinner

Day 6 VARADERO (4-hour trip from Trinidad - included)

  • Beach day!
  • Relax at the crystal clear, calm waters
  • Cocktail included
  • Free evening to relax after the beach
  • Meals included: breakfast + lunch

Day 7 VARADERO

  • Beach day #2!
  • Relax at the beach or venture out into the town
  • Meals included: breakfast 

Day 8 HAVANA (3-hour trip from Varadero - included)

  • Travel back to Havana
  • Free evening before you return home
  • Meals included: breakfast

Day 9 HAVANA

  • Transportation to the airport
  • Return home with good vibes and a beat you just can't shake
 

WANNA JOIN?

*EARLY SIGN UP PRICE FOR THE January 19, 2018 TRIP ENDS ON november 19, 2017
*early sign up price for the march 23, 2018 trip ends on january 23, 2018

Trip Dates:

January 19 - 27, 2018
March 23 - 31, 2018


Additional info

Included: 

  • Photo album with 75+ images, delivered a few weeks after the trip ends
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • In-country transportation (public transport: shared taxis and buses)
  • Meals as noted
  • Activities as noted

Not included:

  • Airfare in and out of the country
  • Mandatory travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Health insurance*
  • Souvenirs
  • 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 6 shared rooms. If you sign up with someone else, you will be paired up with that person. Otherwise, you will be assigned a roomie of the same gender. 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.

*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. 

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 $1650 per person during early signup, and $1850 after early signup. A $500 deposit per person is required to reserve your spot. Final payment is due no later than 30 days prior to departure. All payments must be made by credit card. 

Please read our FAQs page and Booking Terms and Conditions for more information.