Customized Trip

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Introduction

To comply with U.S. regulations under the “People-to-People” travel category, we provide a full-time schedule of activities that connect you with independent entrepreneurs, religious institutions, and others in Cuba. We boost the revenue of Cuba’s private sector by visiting restaurants and using transportation and other services, and we assist our travelers in donating goods or funds to Cuban charities. We also offer the option of lodging in private homes for smaller groups and for custom-designed itineraries.

Look through some of our set trips to see some examples of activities, and let's talk about a specific trip designed for you.

Highlights

  • Professional guides show you the history and architecture of Old Havana

  • Move around Havana in-style in a fully restored 1950s auto, and see the shop where these cars are restored

  • Guided tours of Havana's art scene

  • Learn about the history, culture, economics and politics from University of Havana professors

  • Take a salsa class, or learn to make the perfect mojito and traditional Cuban dinner with a local chef

  • Visit Viñales and horseback in the valley of the best tobacco in the world

  • Dine at a local farm-to-table organic farm

  • Learn about Cuba's religions and musical forms and traditions - son, rumba, salsa.

Have a Question?

Call Paul at: 773-814-2493

Or send us an email:
johnson@focus-cuba.com

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Lodging check-in followed by a late afternoon city tour, dinner at private restaurant.

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Day 2 - Morning in Old Havana, the 500-year-old capital city's colonial core; join local expert to learn about the community and the restoration of centuries-old architecture; visit private businesses throughout. Muraleando-a visit to a neighborhood that uses outdoor space as its canvas. Dinner, music show.

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Day 3 - Full-day excursion to Viñales valley; meet farmers and the world's best tobacco. Meet artists, entrepreneurs. Lunch at a organic farm. Horseback riding in the valley. Dinner at local nightlife.

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Day 4 - Return to Havana and a nearby town of Santa Maria del Rosario, an 18th century church. Farm-to-table lunch at nearby organic farm and discussion with local producers. Visit a Havana market and learn how to make the perfect mojito and traditional Cuban dinner from a local chef. Local music venue overlooking Havana Bay.

Specifics

2022 Rates

  • rates vary depending on length of trip and lodging preference.

Included

  • Our services in planning, arranging, and carrying out the agenda
  • Accompanying the group, each of our tours is led by one of our company's principals, who each have more than 25 years experience in Cuba and knowledge of the country's culture, politics, history, and economy.
  • Full compliance with U.S. and Cuba regulations
  • Five nights at a lawfully permitted Hotel or Private residence
  • Local transportation and driver for all program activities
  • Dedicated Cuban guide, fully bilingual
  • Cost of all activities on the group schedule: day trips, visits, tours, admission fees
  • Breakfast, lunch, and all programmed dinners; all at Havana's top private restaurants
  • Limited travel insurance

Excluded

  • Airfare/baggage fees
  • Cuban visa (purchased along with airline ticket, we will provide full instructions)
  • Airport transfers
  • Any activities you undertake outside our planned program
  • Tips to guide, driver, waiters, or hotel staff
  • Supplemental travel insurance

Note: This is a basic itinerary - and all our itineraries are adaptable based on your interests.