SALSA, CIGAR & RUM TOUR.

Introduction

FLIGHT DETAILS

Direct flight Miami to Havana – American Airlines
Departure: Thursday, 7:30AM or 9:30AM – Flight Duration: 50 Minutes.
CHECK IN- 6:00AM or 7:30AM at DOOR 7 – Concourse D

Direct flight Havana to Miami – American Airlines
Return: Tuesday, 2PM or 3PM – Flight Duration: 50 Minutes.
CHECK IN – 12 Noon or 1PM – Depart from Hotel at 11AM or at noon

REMEMBER THIS SCHEDULE COULD CHANGE BY THE American Airlines
Please do not book your domestic flights before you receive the final flight schedule from us.

Lodging:
Havana: Private Home.
Tour cost: $ 1900 / person in double room – (Single Room – $250 Supplement)

Tour Map

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Cuba, a large Caribbean island nation, is known for its white-sand beaches, rolling mountains, cigars and rum. Its colorful capital, Havana, features well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture within its 16th-century core, Old Havana, loomed over by the pre-revolutionary Capitolio. Salsa emanates from the city’s dance clubs and cabaret shows are performed at the famed Tropicana.

Itinerary summary

DEPARTING EVERY OTHER THURSDAY

Deluxe Tour of Havana, Pinar del Rio, Viñales Valley, Varadero and Matanzas. Visit the Partagas Cigar Factory and enjoy a guided tour through the factory with a specialist. Visit the Rum Museum to appreciate the manufacturing process of the Havana Club rum. Meet self-employed taxi drivers who run their businesses in old cars such as Chevy, Chrysler, Oldsmobile, all of them built in U.S. before the 1959 Cuban Revolution…..

Day 1 – Thursday: Miami/Havana. Say hello to Cuba!

  • Arrival at Havana’s José Martí International Airport.
  • Expedited immigrations, luggage and customs services.
  • Meet your Tour leader, guide and driver.
  • Money Exchange Time.
  • Visit “Finca Vigia’’ the home where Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba.
  • Lunch at Paladar “Divino” (Welcome Cocktail). (included)
  • Check-in at Privte Homaa in Vedado (enjoy a private welcome cocktail with home owner).
  • Time to freshen up. (2-Hours to recover your energy levels at your hotel).
  • Group welcome dinner with guide at Paladar “El Cañonazo” (included)
  • Attend the Cannon Blast Ceremony at 9.00pm. (We will delight ourselves with a cocktail while watching the ceremony).
  • Return to your cuban home.
  • Time to say good night to your traveling companions. “Buenas noches”!!!

MEALS / Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. (Two drinks included in your Meals)

Day 2 – Friday: Havana.

  • Breakfast at your home (included).
  • After breakfast we will meet self-employed taxi drivers who run their businesses in old cars such as Chevy, Chrysler, Oldsmobile, all of them built in U.S. before the 1959 Cuban Revolution.
  • Ride those cars to visit “La Casa del Habano” at Miramar, prestigious institution that offers an excellent and personalized service for customers who know how to choose the best place to enjoy an authentic Cuban cigar.
  • Visit the Partagas Cigar Factory where you will have a guided tour through the factory with a specialist.
  • Lunch will be served at Paladar “San Cristobal” where Obama and his family had Dinner during their visit in Cuba.(included)
  • Visit the Rum Museum to appreciate the manufacturing process of the Havana Club rum. (After visiting the museum you will have a bottle of Havana Club Rum) (included)
  • Lunch will be served at Paladar “San Cristobal” where Obama and his family had Dinner during their visit in Cuba.(included)
  • Guided walking tour in Havana’s Historical Center. (Havana’s Historical Center was declared Heritage Site in 1982 by UNESCO).
  • Return to your cuban home (Time to Freshen up)
  • Dinner will be served at Paladar “7 Dias” (included)
  • Free evening to explore the city.
  • Return to cuban home.
  • Time to say good night to your traveling companions. “Buenas Noches”!!!

MEALS / Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. (Two drinks included in your Meals)

Day 3 – Saturday: Havana-Pinar del Rio-Viñales Valley.

  • Breakfast in your home (included).
  • Depart from your cuban home in havana at 8:00am to Pinar de Rio, the most western province of Cuba and where the best cigar in the world is grown.
  • Visit the Francisco Donatén Vegueros Cigars Factory in Pinar del Río.
  • Transfer from Pinar de Rio to Viñales Valley.
  • Lunch will be served at Paladar “Balcon del Valle” in Viñales. (included)
  • After lunch we will visit a tobacco-drying house in Viñales Valley where a tobacco farmer will teach us how to roll cigars.
  • Visit the faux-prehistoric mural painting of the Valley. (“Piña Colada” Time)
  • Return to cuban home in Havana.
  • Time to freshen up at your home.
  • Dinner tonight is on your own. Your tour leader will be happy to recommend the best local Paladares.
  • Free evening to explore the city.
  • Time to say good night. “Buenas noches”!!!!

MEALS / Breakfast & Lunch. (Two drinks included in your Meals)

Day 4-Sunday: Havana-Varadero.

  • Breakfast at your home (included).
  • Check out at 9:00am.
  • Transfer from Havana to Varadero.
  • Piña Colada and Cuban Cigar time on the way to Varadero at Bacunayagua’s loockout. (included)
  • Check in at your cuban home in Varadero.
  • Lunch will be at your home at cuban style. (included)
  • After lunch we’ll have a shopping time in the Artisan’s street in downtown Varadero.
  • Time to freshen up.
  • Dinner your cuban home. (included)
  • Time to say good night to your traveling companions. “Buenas Noches”!!!

MEALS / Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 5-Monday: Varadero-Matanzas.

  • Breakfast at cuban home (included).
  • Walking tour around Historic’s Center in Matanzas.
  • Visit “Cuevas de Bellamar” and learn about the environmental protection in the area.
  • Lunch will be served at local Paladar.
  • Return to your cuban home
  • Time to freshen up.
  • Farewell Dinner at your cuban home
  • Time to say Good night. “Buenas Noches”!!!

MEALS / Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 6-Tuesday: Varadero-Havana.

  • Breakfast at your home (included).
  • Check out at 9:00am.
  • Transfer to Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport.
  • Departure to Miami. Bye Cuba, See you soon!!! Adios Cuba, Hasta Pronto!!!

MEALS / Breakfast & Lunch.

***Many of the places we visit are not tourist destinations and are thus not always available.  Flexible travelers with a sense of humor consider it part of their Cuban adventure. Final itineraries will be send to the travelers two weeks prior to departure.

Our packages to Cuba are all inclusive. Unlike other tour organizers, we include flight, hotel, tours, meals… You only need to bring your willingness to have a wonderful time and to make a lot of new friends in Cuba.
The Cuban Visa and Departure Fee are payable to the charter and the cost is already included.
All prices, fees and deposits are per person and based in double occupancy when lodged at hotels.

Although we are always working with the licensed Travel Service Provider to offer you the best deals, prices may vary and are subject to availability and confirmation. After we receive your booking, we will confirm all prices and availability within 3-4 business days.

Included in the Tour

  • Small group size (usually 16 or fewer guests: never more than 24)
  • Experienced Connection Travel Services Tour Leader Traveling from U.S.
  • Flight package including: Round Trip from Miami to Havana, priority Check-in at Miami International Airport.
  • Superior Accommodations at private cuban homes in every city we where visiting.
  • Private welcome reception and pre-tour briefing.
  • An expert English speaking guide and tour leader throughout the program.
  • Full schedule of guided people-to-people activities.
  • All meals while in Cuba, except for one paladar evening dining experiences on your own.
  • Cuban Visa.
  • Departure Fee from Cuba.
  • Travel health insurance while in Cuba.
  • Emergency telephone and Internet access to America from Cuba
  • All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events.
  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers via luxury motor couch.
  • Private Cuban Professional Driver.

Not Included

  • Gratuities for tour guides, bus driver, chambermaids, etc.
  • Personal expenses like taxis to non-scheduled activities or extra drinks or laundry.
  • Anything not mentioned on what is included.
    ***Please note the drinks are not included during lunch and dinner. Price for water is 1CUC, beers, mojitos, sodas, juices range from 1.5 to 3CUC.
    ***All guests are responsible for domestic airfare to Miami, and we recommend our guests to arrive at Pullman Miami Airport Hotel on Wednesday by 4:00 PM, not before this time.
    ***We can arrange departures from Cancun or Toronto.
    ***Non refundable booking deposit: 25% of the tour cost.
    ***To make a reservation, we only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay online with your credit card. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package. You can pay the balance due later by credit card, check or money order. Your final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, or within 72 hours of booking, whichever is later.

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