Trip Details


Cuba. Discover Havana


Are you ready for an authentic Cuban experience? Join us in Havana for 4 days/3 nights and immerse yourself in the essence of this highly cultural island. Our private tours will give you a panoramic view and opportunity to witness a city trapped in time. Havana captures the imagination like no other — the sights and sounds of the city are lively and inviting, just like the people who inhabit it.  We’ll stroll along the famous Malecón (Havana’s legendary seaside boulevard), experience the cobblestone streets of Old Havana. and visit historic landmarks while discovering the city’s best-kept secrets.

During your visit, you’ll have the chance to dance to salsa music, shop at open-air bazaars and enjoy parties that last all night. It wouldn’t be a true experience if you didn’t get to meet the gregarious Rumba ladies at Plaza La Catedral. Their job is luring visitors to take photos with them for a tip — your memorable pics will have a story to tell like no other. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with the “tobacco grandmas,”card readers and contribute to private enterprises in Cuba.

Get ready for a total immersion into Cuban culture as you engage with the people to get insight on life in Cuba. At the same time, enjoy cultural activities that’ll make your time in Cuba unforgettable!


What’s Included


Cuba Visitor’s Visa
Airport Transfers
Changing Pace Travel Onsite Hosts
1 pre-departure stay in Miami, Florida (4-star hotel) – Dec. 9. 2020
5 days and 4 nights in (4-star) Bed & Breakfast – Dec. 10 – 14, 2020
Daily Breakfast
Daily Transportation
Private Guided Cultural & Historical Sites Tours
Panoramic Tours of Havana
(Playa) Varadero Beach

Highlights:

– Rum Museum
– Capitolio Museum
– Visit El Floridita (historic fish restaurant and cocktail bar)
– Visit Bodeguita del Medio (One of Hemingway’s favorite watering holes)
– Famous Cannon Ceremony
Welcome Lunch at local restaurant
Welcome Dinner at local restaurant
– Varadero Beach

ITINERARY

Havana, Cuba

Day 1 

Welcome to Havana – Meet Our Cuban Team and Private House Host!

  • Arrive at Jose Marti International Airport. Transport pick up will be arranged. Exchange your dollars to Cuban CUC’s
  • Panoramic view of Plaza de la Revolucion, Bosque de la Habana, Vedado, Malecon. Our guide will give us an overview of the main neighborhoods of Havana and its people
  • Check in at our  B&B
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (included)
  • Take a Panoramic tour around Morro and Cabaña in the early evening and then attend the famous Cannon Fire Ceremony at the Fort, event that happens every day since the 1700’s
  • Meet for dinner (included)

Day 2 

Discover Cuban Landmarks

  • Breakfast (Included)
  • Take a walking tour at Parque Central Capitolio (experts considers it one of the six palaces of major world relevance)
  • Visit Gran Teatro de la Habana (Alicia Alonso), a place for significant concerts and ballets
  • Interact with a variety of locals, artists and musicians as you pass various shops and bars
  • Learn USA History in Havana through American writer Ernest Hemingway’s time in Havana
  • Visit El Floridita, one of Hemingway’s favorite Bars and the Birthplace of the Daiquiri
  • Enjoy live music at La Lluvia de Oro

Day 3 

Day trip to Varadero (Matanzas)

  • Breakfast (Included)
  • Sit back and enjoy a 1 and ½ hour drive to Varadero in the province of Matanzas
  • Stop at the Bacunayagua Lookout Point to enjoy the view of the Valley and Sea
  • Catch a panoramic view of Matanzas Bay
  • Tour Josone Park
  • Lunch at local restaurant (included)
  • Panoramic view of Varadero’s Main Street
  • Stop and enjoy Varadero Beach and interact with locals
  • Back to Havana and lodging
  • Free night to explore on your own
  • Relax at iconic Hotel Nacional’s terrace — Don’t miss the Hall of Fame Bar!!
  • Enjoy the Cabaret Parisien’s dinner and show at Hotel Nacional (included) – Take taxi back to lodging

Day 4 

Day trip to Plazas

  • Breakfast (Included)
  • Start at Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, One of the four leading plazas laid out in the 17th century
  • Continue to Plaza Vieja. Visit La Camara Oculta and Casa de la Cerveza
  • Meet the gregarious Rumba ladies at Plaza La Catedral, the “tobacco grandmas,” and card readers
  • Stop at La Bodeguita del Medio, another Hemingway favorite and Birthplace of the Mojito
  • Visit the Rum Museum
  • Last, walk Plaza de Armas and outside Castillo La Fuerza
  • Stop at Almacenes San Jose at the port for the best selection of souvenirs, art and crafts
  • Meet for dinner (included)
  • Back to lodging to freshen up & enjoy a free evening on your own

Day 5 

Bye, Bye Cuba & Friends!

  • Breakfast (Included)
  • Transfer to Jose Marti airport

*Itinerary subject to change slightly. Complete Itinerary provided 30 days prior to departure.

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PACKAGE INFORMATION REQUEST

Additional Information:

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Roundtrip Flights to Jose Marti International Airport – Miami to Havana, Cuba (HAV) – Optional add-on
  • Gratuities for drivers and guides
  • Meals except where noted
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses

TRAVEL NOTES:

  • Miami, Florida pre-departure hotel accommodations are included.
  • Group airfare from Miami (MIA) to Havana (HAV) will be available for optional add-on. Departs Dec. 10, Returns Dec. 14.
  • If you add on our group airfare, you will receive your flight itinerary 60-90 days prior to departure.
  • A valid passport is required. Please ensure that your passport is valid for more than six months after travel.
  • NOTE: A Cuba Visitors Visa is included in your package.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • RATES ARE BEING DETERMINED AT THIS TIME
  • All payments non-refundable, non-transferable and final.
  • For Payment Plan – If payments are NOT made by the final payment date, reservations will be forfeited.
  • If you choose the monthly payment plan, you will receive monthly notices when your payment is due.
  • A $50 late fee will be added to all accounts if not paid within a 3-day grace period.
  • Provided full payment is received no later than your Final Payment Due Date, confirmations and hotel directions will be sent via email 30 days prior to event.
  • You may purchase Travel Insurance separately. We will provide a link to Travel Guard for a free quote.

Terms & Policies:

  • Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Full Terms and Conditions.
  • All payments to Changing Pace Travel, LLC (CPT) are non-refundable and non-transferable unless otherwise specified. CPT has contractual agreements with hotels and vendors that do not allow us to obtain any refunds. This allows us to keep our package prices low and allow you to make monthly payments on your travel experience.
  • When specified, refund restrictions and policies for unused travel or vacation components vary and are subject to applicable rules of each supplier. Insurance premiums, airfare and some supplier fees are nonrefundable. Please inquire about supplier refund policies at the time of booking.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: Unfortunately, there are always situations and factors that may arise to cause you to cancel your travel experience. Changing Pace Travel (CPT) always recommends that you purchase Travel Insurance (even if it’s not through us) to safeguard your trip and secure your investment. Travel Insurance helps provide coverage for Trip Cancellation, Interruption, Baggage Loss or Delay, Medical Expenses and more. Depending on the particular contract, there are usually fees and penalties involved with canceling. CPT will assess those fees/penalties according to the particular contract/travel experience that you are on when resolving your cancellation request. Please check on the registration form (provided by CPT) if you accept or decline Insurance. We cannot book you without your response.
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