Each private program could possibly have a Jewish, Birding, Music & Dance, Environmental, or other theme added.
Each of our programs give the participant a real people-to-people experience while seeing this amazing county first hand and the new freedoms, business opportunities and changes that have happened for the Cuban people over the years. We give participants the ability to forgo traditional hotels, if they prefer, and stay with the Cuban people. We were one of the first to start staying in Private Homes over 4 years ago.
Day 1 Flight from Miami to Havana. Transfers from airport to our private casa in the Old City. Depending on arrival time, we will drive around the Malacon before heading to Artechef – The Habana Culinary School at 6PM for dinner at school with tour of kitchen. (Bring culinary items) (D)
Day 2 Breakfast. Depending on size of group and timing, we may have a special tour or an organic garden prior to coming back for our walking tour City tour of La Hababa Vieja (Old Habana) with an architectural heritage spanning more than five centuries, a virtual time machine of styles and techniques. As you walk down the main street – Obispo Street, you will notice the buzz in the air as Cubans are going about their daily routine. We will take time to talk with some of them. Along Obisbo take note of the many outlets for street food. We will continue to visit each of the four plazas in Old Havana; our walk will include a stop at the rooftop look-out of the Ambos Mundos Hotel, affording a stunning view of the city. After lunch we will continue the tour of the old city and visit an artisan market. Dinner at a local rooftop Paladar. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Breakfast. We will then make a quick visit a local produce market and learn about the current ration system and see local farmers bringing their goods to market and how the processes and two currency system are different then in the US. We will then head to Hemingway’s House and then Cojimar for lunch. After lunch we’ll tour Modern Habana with the beautiful sights and architecture and see the people and culture of Cuba. Dinner at local Paladar (B, L, D)
Day 4 Breakfast We’ll visit the UNESCO site of Las Terrazas; an old coffee plantation, special coffee house, local artists & family farm for a family style lunch. You may want bug repellent for this area. Dinner on your own. (B,L,)
Day 5 After Breakfast we will head to Trinidad. Along the way, we will stop at the Bay of Pigs for lunch and then a stop in Cienfuegos for a city tour and then continue on to Trinidad to check into our Casa. Dinner at local paladar. (B, L, D)
Day 6 After breakfast at the Casa, we will have a tour of Trinidad including a stop at a local pottery maker and visit local artisans. Lunch is on your own. You may want to enjoy one of the many local Paladares nearby. Dinner at local paladar. (B, D)
Day 7 Breakfast. We will then head to Sugar Mill Valley and visit an old Sugar Plantation and tower of Manaca. We will Continue on to Santa Clara to see the outside of the Che Mausoleum and Shielded Train. We will visit and have lunch at the Project Naturarte, (project artistic–environmental linked to the community that promotes the harmonic integration of these elements on the base of the sustainable development and sustainable car, with an educational focus). After Lunch we will continue on to Cayo Santa Maria to stay at an all-inclusive resort. (B, L D)
Day 8 Breakfast at Hotel. We will head to the airport in Santa Clara for flights back to the USA (B)
PRICES ARE PER PERSON BASED ON 2 PER ROOM
Prices for program above with Ultimate Cuba Experience
THESE PRICES ARE BASED ON A MINIMUM OF 2 PEOPLE up to 8 people.
These are SMALL groups not groups of 20-40 people
PRICE PER PERSON DOUBLE: $3700
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT IS $695
To stay in hotels, prices would go up $400-900 or more, per person, depending on the hotel and availability
INCLUDES: Airfare from Miami. Cuba Visa. 18 meals. Hotel/Casa Accommodations. Authorization letter. All people to people interaction and guide services. Cuban health insurance.
Not Included: Departure Tax, baggage fees, travel cancellation insurance, all gratuities for meals, driver and guides and meals not listed in itinerary.
We can create a custom date for your group of 2-6 or more people.
Call us for details or more information.