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Please note that why travel to the island IS legal for US citizens, using the name of the country on the trip description page can cause problems for our third-party payment processor. Therefore, we will be referring to the country as "the island" on this itinerary and the city we are in for the long weekend as "the capital city"
We are excited to partner with GLTer-owned Heart of Travel to bring you to this beautiful island in 2023!
We are offering three dates to join us on this trip:
June 17-20, 2023 (co-ed option!)
September 30-October 3, 2023 (womxn only)
November 25-28 (co-ed option!)
The island is easily one of the most unique and interesting destinations to visit in all of Latin America, if not the world. While you may come here looking for answers, you're more than likely to return home with even more questions. The island's vibrant culture is reflected in its art, music, dance, food, drink, and overall energy. However, it's important to recognize the struggles that islanders have been facing for years, with their fate in the hands of an oppressive government and the outdated US embargo.
Our island tours immediately immerse you as you settle into your "casa particular" owned and run by a local family. From there you will jump into learning about the island's historic and cultural past and present while traveling throughout both urban and rural parts of the island. Our in-country host families, local guides, and drivers look forward to sharing the real island with you!
As much as we want for this trip to go exactly as planned, we can not plan for complications that arise especially due to inclement weather or closures due to extenuating circumstances like Covid-19.
While we hope all attendees choose to get vaccinated against Covid 19 - we are not requiring proof of vaccination for this trip. We do require a NEGATIVE ANTIGEN COVID TEST prior to arrival. The at home tests are acceptable. Please email tests to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will do our very best to make onsite scheduling adjustments as needed, but please note that all listed and intended activities are weather and trail permitting. No refunds will be given if an activity has to be cancelled or adjusted.
Additionally, the tour is listed as a package, and no price adjustments will be given if someone wants to "opt-out" of an included activity.
Your spot is confirmed upon the payment of a deposit of $250 on your package. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Full payment for this trip is due 60 days prior to arrival.
In the event that you need to cancel your trip, these fees will be applied:
• Between Now- 60 days out, GLT retains only nonrefundable deposit
• Between 60-46 days before your arrival date, GLT retains 50% of the entire tour price
• Between 45-31 days before your arrival date, GLT retains 75% of the entire tour price
• Starting 30 days before, GLT retains 100% of the entire tour price
Add ons can be added to your package until 31 days out. After 30 days, add-ons are non-refundable.
We recommend arriving to the airport (HAV) before 3pm on day 1 so you have time to arrive, head to the hotel and check in before the welcome dinner that evening!
We recommend departing from the airport (HAV) after 12pm on day 8, so you have time to enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you leave.
Welcome to 'La Habana'! You'll arrive and be transferred to your "casa particulares" to settle into your new home for the next few days!
In the evening, we will head to a dinner to welcome everyone to the island and kick off the tour. There is also an option to test your dancing skills in a salsa class!
There will be an option to head out for post-dinner drinks if the group is interested as well.
Included Meals: Dinner