Tour introduction and overview of activities

Ranked number one in scope of activities, quality of services and traveler satisfaction. The ideal way for first time visitors to experience the island now that America and Cuba are friends again.

This tour provides a broad overview of Cuba together with an intimate taste of island life. It’s geared to first-time visitors keen on learning about Cuban culture and how islanders live and view the world.

We’ll examine Cuba’s renowned social services, and much more. Tour participants will glean insights into Cuba’s remarkable social and natural history, and explore island society one-on-one with locals eager to engage with their US cousins.

Launched in 2005 exclusively for academics, our Introduction to Cuba Tour was opened to everyone in 2008. The program proved so popular following President Obama’s 2011 people-to-people travel initiative it ran weekly – enabling regular Americans to visit on their vacation schedules. Now that America and Cuba are friends again, our economical Introduction to Cuba Tour fills up 52 times a year.

Thousands have experienced Cuba on this favored holiday excursion. For most it has dramatically impacted their outlook on Cuba, and its intricate history and connections with the United States.

Services are comprehensive and costs nearly all-inclusive. Other companies charge hundred more for similar programs. We urge you to shop and compare.

We invite you to call us with any questions. 1-813-270-9952 toll free North America.

Cuba’s big! Its land mass is 42,426 square miles – about 80 percent the size of Alabama. Cuba is nearly as large as Louisiana, and larger than Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Ohio or Indiana. Altogether it’s bigger than Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont combined.

Day 1 – Saturday :: Say hello to Cuba!

  • Arrival at Havana’s José Martí International airport
  • Meet your tour guide and bus driver
  • Transfer to your hotel in Havana
  • Check-in to hotel and welcome cocktail
  • Arrival dinner at hotel
  • This evening is free for you to explore the neighborhood around your hotel. Your guide with keep you posted on entertainment options 

Day 2 – Sunday :: Getting to know Old Havana and its people

  • Breakfast in hotel (included)
  • Visit La Maqueta, a scale model of Old Havana
  • Guided walking tour of Old Havana
  • Welcome lunch at Restaurante El Zaguán (included)
  • Visit the Museum of the Revolution
  • Return to hotel to freshen up
  • Welcome dinner at Café del Oriente (included)
  • Attend El Cañonazo, the 9 PM Cannon Firing Ceremony with Cubans

Day 3 – Monday :: Urban agriculture and Hemingway house

  • Breakfast at hotel (included)
  • Visit Organopónico Vivero Alamar
  • Lunch at Ajiaco paladar [restaurant] (included)
  • Visit Hemingway’s Finca Vigía museum
  • Return to hotel to freshen up
  • Dinner (not included)

Day 4 – Tuesday :: Community center and African heritage

  • Breakfast at hotel (included)
  • Visit Convento Belén community center
  • Visit Escuela Taller Workshop School
  • Lunch at Restaurante Cha cha cha (included)
  • Enjoy taking the harbor ferry to Regla town, visit the church and the Museo de Regla to learn about the influence of African religions on Cuban culture.
  • Return to hotel to freshen up
  • Dinner at paladar Cuba 54 (included)
  • Noche de fiesta cubana! A welcome party with live music (included)

Day 5 – Wednesday :: History, Arts, and Cuban Society Today

  • Breakfast at hotel (included)
  • Open discussion on "Cuban Society Today" led by a longtime member of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba
  • Seafood lunch at the private studio of acclaimed Cuban artist José Fúster
  • Tour Bellas Artes, museum of Cuban art
  • Return to hotel to freshen up
  • Dinner at Antiguo Almacén de la Madera y el Tabaco and tour of beer making facility

Day 6 – Thursday :: Amazing Las Terrazas, the natural splendor of rural Cuba

  • Breakfast at hotel (included)
  • Departure to Las Terrazas eco-community
  • Visit ancient coffee plantation
  • Lunch at Casa del Campesino (included)
  • Free time to swim at Río San Juan
  • Return to Havana hotel to freshen up
  • Dinner (not included)

Day 7 – Friday :: Cuban music and arts day

  • Breakfast at hotel (included)
  • Visit Colibri recording company and Abdala studio
  • Lunch at El Aljibe restaurant (included)
  • Visit the House of the Boy and Girl
  • Return to hotel to freshen up
  • Farewell dinner at Conde del Castillo (included)

Day 8 – Saturday :: Say goodbye to Cuba – for now

  • Breakfast in hotel (included)
  • Transfer to Havana’s José Martí Airport
  • Air departures
  • Missing Cuba so much already
Cuba travel is a challenge. Our staff and Cuban partners work super hard to make your tour unfold seamlessly despite Third World conditions on the island. Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Flexible travelers understand this is part of their Cuban adventure.

Tour cost based on double room occupancy (sharing a double room during tour). Cost of a single room for duration of tour is $250.

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Jul 15 to Jul 22, 2017
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Tour meals at your hotel and at fine restaurants
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  • Small group size, usually sixteen or fewer guests, never more than twenty-four
  • Certificate of US Department of the Treasury (OFAC) authorized people-to-people Cuba group travel
  • Havana airport and hotel transfers on tour start and end days
  • Quality Cuban hotels
  • An expert English speaking guide and tour leader throughout the program
  • Luxury air-conditioned bus and professional driver (bottled water on the tour bus)
  • All activities, entrance fees, services, speakers and meetings in tour itinerary
  • Flexible monthly tour payment options
  • Emergency telephone and internet access to America from Cuba
  • Cash advances for participants facing money problems while in Cuba
  • Participants become Club Cubano alumni and receive future tour discounts
  • Ongoing support from our US and Cuban staff before, during and after travel