Tour introduction and overview of activities

Come to Cuba and experience the wild sensual island forbidden to Americans for the last half century. Imbibe in the exotic tastes, sights, sounds and aromas that have captivated adventurers, pirates and Americans since the discovery of the New World.

Witness Havana’s ancient eclectic architecture. Fool around in pulsating Afrocuban and Latin music venues. Romance Cuba’s stunning other worldly art. Reward your palate with authentic Cuban cuisine, beer and rum, and perhaps toke on the world’s best cigars.

In contrast to the lifeless Soviet satellites of bygone times, Cuba is an explosion of light, color, intellect, music, vitality and verve.

Come meet a people eager to engage with their long lost American cousins. They’ll welcome you into their lives and home they call La Habana. They are so happy America and Cuba are friends again. Come celebrate this historic reunion. We are here to help make it happen.

Imagine a nation still pristine and innocent – where strip malls, billboards, neon lights, McDonald and Starbucks are absent. One-in-ten cars are more than 60 years old. Cuba’s like a time machine with the dial set to the 1950s.

You’ll sample and savor it all during your weekend fling in Havana. Come play around and let your hair down in the Pearl of the Caribbean. You deserve it especially now that every American can come to Cuba legally.

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 – Friday :: Say hello to Cuba!

  • Arrival at Havana’s José Martí International Airport.
  • Collect your luggage and proceed through Cuban customs to the arrivals lobby.
  • Consider purchasing Cuban Convertible Pesos at the airport exchange bureau (CADECA), or later at your hotel.
  • Our airport concierge or your tour guide will arrange tour bus or private taxi transfers from the airport to your Hotel NH Capri located in El Vedado, the heart of Havana's cultural district.
  • Hotel check-in is pre-arranged – just present your passport.
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail, then settle in and freshen up.
  • Group welcome dinner at private five-star restaurant Mediterráneo Havana (included).
  • Attend a fabulous Buena Vista Social Club performance (men must wear shoes and pants).

Day 2 – Saturday :: Old Havana and Hemingway’s house

  • Breakfast in hotel (included)
  • Guided walking tour of the four historic plazas in Old Havana
  • Visit the Museum of Rum
  • Visit Almacenes de Depósito San José, a giant arts and crafts market
  • Lunch at the private restaurant Mojito-Mojito (included)
  • Visit Ernest Hemingway’s Finca Vigía museum displaying his library, manuscripts and personal effects
  • Return to hotel to freshen up
  • Dinner at one of the best private restaurants El Ajiaco for authentic Cuban country-side cuisine (included)
  • Attend El Cañonazo, the 9 PM Cannon Firing Ceremony with Cubans

Day 3 – Sunday :: Education and the arts

  • Breakfast in hotel (included)
  • Explore Cuba's afrocuban influences, musical culture, and education system with music professor Alberto Faya.
  • Seafood lunch at the private studio of acclaimed Cuban muralist and ceramist José Fúster described as the Picasso of the Caribbean (included)
  • Enjoy a ride in authentic 1950s American vintage cars
  • Return to hotel to freshen up
  • Farewell dinner at the eclectic paladar Atelier (included)
  • Free evening to explore the city

Day 4 – Monday :: Say goodbye to Cuba – for now

  • Breakfast in hotel (included)
  • Transfer to Havana’s José Martí Airport
  • Air departures
  • Missing Cuba so much already
Traveler ease, comfort, and pleasure is the ethos of Cuba Explorer. No need to worry about Cuba’s aging infrastructure and rudimentary services. During your Cuba stay, our full-time local team is with you to ensure your trip magical and memorable.

Tour cost based on double room occupancy (sharing a double room during tour). Cost of a single room for duration of tour is $150.

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Tour meals at your hotel and at fine restaurants
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  • Small group size, usually fewer than twelve guests
  • Certificate of Legal Cuba Travel in compliance with US Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations (OFAC)
  • 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
  • Modern air-conditioned bus and professional chauffeur
  • Bottled water on 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