CUBAN EXPERIENCE 2020
March 29th - April 2nd 2017
For this trip to Cuba, we will explore:
Havana (old and new)- We will visit the old Havana (a walking tour) the squares, churches, cobblestones streets, old dark limestone buildings. Afterwards we’ll visit the new part of the city, capitol building, revolution square, Malecon, Miramar neighbourhood, Vedado neighbourhood, and any other area that we could find interesting.
Matanzas City- We will explore some interesting places in Matanzas like the liberation square, the place of the foundation, the yumury valley, the pharmaceutical museum, the Bellamar cave and the Saturnos cave, etc)
Vinales & Pinar del Rio- Located in the westernmost part of Cuba we find Pinar Del Rio province. It is the land where the most exquisite tobacco is harvested on small plots by the Cuban peasants, usually fellows in straw hats, carrying a machete and a cigar between the teeth. We will visit the Viñales Valley and have the feeling of being transported back in time by seeing the Ox-drawn plows, the incredible limestone formations looming over the green fields, and caves for exploring. This green area, The Viñales Valley, with the most spectacular scenery, was declared world heritage site by UNESCO. Stop in Soroa, also called “the rainbow of Cuba” for its natural beauty. And its prize attraction is the orchid garden that covers three hectares and claiming to be the world´s second-largest orchid garden.
Some of the activities are...
Salsa Lessons & Dancing
Cuban Cigar Experience
Tropicana Show (own expense)
Classic Car Experience
Bellmar Cave and Saturno Cave
If you are purchasing your own flight, please note that we will fly into Havana and depart from Santa Clara.
Please reach out before purchasing to coordinate times.
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This trip to Cuba includes transportation, tour guide throughout the entire trip, and accommodations for all the locations. Lodging consist of renting houses (similar to Airbnb. (We will stay in Havana, Matanzas City, and Trinidad). Most activities are covered. You are responsible for all food and drinks and any additional activity not listed.
**Please note some activities are subject to change for the better. Have some ideas of things you’d like to do? Send a request and I’ll try to make it happen!
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CUBAN EXPERIENCE 2.0
LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2020
No trip is ever the same! We will highlight Havana, but this time visit VInales and Pinar del Rio. Varadero was sooo amazing that this time we will spend more time at a resort! And lastly, we will make our way over to the east side of the island to explore Santiago de Cuba for some good ol' Salsa.
U.S. citizens traveling to any destination outside of the United States will be required to present a valid U.S. passport. Passports must be valid for 6 months past the return date. Some countries require a visa for transit or entry. Passengers are responsible to ensure that they have all the proper documents for entry. All names on documents must match the legal name on your photo I.D., and travel document information must match tickets. Please check the State Department website at https://travel.state.gov for further information. Immunizations may also be required. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in denied boarding, denied entry, and/or government imposed fines. If you are a citizen of another country, there may be additional requirements. Check with the nearest consulate or embassy of the destination you are travelling to and find out the entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens.
COMPLIANCE WITH U.S. LAW: U.S. law prohibits U.S. travelers from traveling to Cuba for tourism. U.S. travelers can only go to Cuba for one of 12 authorized reasons, including family visits and people-to-people educational activities. The 12 categories are listed in the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) at Section 515.560 (a)(1)-(12) and described in more detail in those identified sections of the CACR. It is the U.S. traveler’s sole responsibly to understand and comply with existing restrictions under U.S. law. Each U.S. traveler is required under U.S. law to retain records of their travel to Cuba for five years. The U.S. government could ask you to produce those records.
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