Done-for-You: The Explorer Package

Havana, Cuba

1 review
Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 20
Done-for-You: The Explorer Package
Havana, Cuba

1 review

Duration: 8 days
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

Our For the Culture II Package is a journey through some of the most beautiful cities in Cuba. Eight days, seven nights, six cities. This package is the perfect option for a perfect vacation.

For the Culture Packages include:

  • English speaking guides in all destinations
  • Deluxe casa accommodations
  • Private transfers between destinations
  • Breakfast daily
  • Lunch in Viñales
  • Lunch in Varadero, if applicable
  • RT airport transfers 
  • Our famous Destination Guide::Cuba

Price based on double occupancy.

Package does not include:

-No transportation other than noted

-No meals other than noted

-No excursions other than noted

-No substitutions

-No upgrades 

-Tour sold AS-IS

Available for all departures.


My name is Danielle Linares and I am the founder and CEO of Absolutely Cuba, a travel concierge service for people traveling to Cuba. I have more than 15 years of experience in planning global travel and I've immersed herself in all aspects of Cuban culture over nearly a decade of short and long terms visits to the island. The motivation behind my work is to inspire people to see beyond what’s possible for their lives, through gorgeous travel experiences, like I had the first time I went to Cuba.

We curate authentic, immersive, and memorable experiences that reflect the true essence of the island, through an Afro-Cuban lens. Every trip I create is meant to show you the Cuba you've always envisioned. 

 This trip will be like no other you have ever experienced. You can look forward to an unforgettable and personalized experiences that some describe as life-changing. Our time together may be brief, but the impact of your time in Cuba will last a lifetime. 



Payment of your deposit indicates acceptance of our Terms and Conditions and our accompanying COVID waiver.

Your booking is confirmed when your initial deposit/payment is processed. Your invoice/receipt is confirmation of services on the booking.

Payments become non-refundable 24 hours after receipt.

Payments due will be invoiced five (5) days prior to payment due date, if applicable. 

Payments are deemed delinquent one (1) day following the payment due date. A late payment fee of $50 (or 10% of deposit amount for installments due of $500 or more) will be assessed once a payment has reached five days of delinquency. Any outstanding payments must be brought current within five (5) days of delinquency avoid penalty.

Two late payments will result in a written warning of cancellation. Three late payments will result in cancellation of the booking. 

Payments not brought current, including payment of late fee, within eight (8) days of delinquency will result in cancellation of the booking. 

If your booking is cancelled, for groups of 1-4 travelers, a fee of $150 plus any outstanding payments due and/or late fees will be required for your booking to be reinstated. 

For groups of 5-9 travelers, a fee of $250 plus any outstanding payments due and/or late fees will be required for your booking to be reinstated.

For groups of 10 or more travelers, a fee of $500 plus any outstanding payments due and/or late fees will be required for your booking to be reinstated.

Full payment is required by the final payment date, which will be no later than 45 days prior to travel, unless otherwise specified in your itinerary. You understand that failure to make final payment or any violation of a Supplier’s conditions of purchase may result in cancellation of your bookings, in your being denied access to any tours, accommodations, or other travel services, or in your forfeiting any monies paid for your bookings.

Travel bookings made after the final payment date require full payment at the time of booking and will include any late booking fees.

Travel Protection payments or Third-Party Travel Insurance Payments are always non-refundable.

Absolutely Cuba accepts payment via e-check/ACH, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express online through a designated payment processor.


You are responsible for providing and verifying full, complete and accurate information for all participants and services at the time of booking. Under no circumstances is Absolutely Cuba liable for any errors or omissions in the information provided by you to complete the booking. When you receive any and all travel documents, it is your responsibility to review and verify all information for accuracy. Contact Absolutely Cuba immediately if changes or corrections are required. Absolutely Cuba is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate booking information provided by you.


Terms & Conditions

COVID Waiver 

Safe Travel Agreement



By participating in this group tour conducted by DESTINATION BY DANIELLE LLC d/b/a Absolutely Cuba ("Absolutely Cuba"), You grant Absolutely Cuba:

You grant Absolutely Cuba, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs and video of you and your property in connection with the above-identified itinerary {Absolutely Cuba: The Culinary Experience}. You authorize Absolutely Cuba, its assignees and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. 

You agree that Absolutely Cuba may use such photographs and/or video of you with or without your name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content. 

You hereby release and hold harmless Absolutely Cuba from any reasonable expectation of privacy or confidentiality associated with the images specified above. 

You further acknowledge that your participation is voluntary and that you will not receive financial compensation of any type associated with the taking or publication of these photographs or participation in Absolutely Cuba's marketing materials or other company publications. You acknowledge and agree that publication of said photos confers no rights of ownership or royalties whatsoever. 

You hereby release Absolutely Cuba, its contractors, its employees, and any third parties involved in the creation or publication of marketing materials, from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation. 


Protecting your health and safety is Protecting the health and safety of our travelers has been our highest priority for 20 years. The coronavirus pandemic presents new challenges, and we're enhancing our protocols to meet those challenges. Every aspect of your journey will be planned for safety first. Everything, from our selected accommodations, the restaurants we frequent, and the community projects we support will follow our rigid protocols to protect your health and assure maximum cleanliness. We will take care of all the details, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your experience in Cuba. These are our commitments to you:

  • We will not operate trips to Cuba that have not been authorized for safe travel by its government, the US Dept. of State, the CDC, and the World Health Organization.
  • On our group tours, we are adjusting the size of our groups and motor coaches to provide additional spacing.
  • We are redesigning many aspects of our itineraries to avoid large gatherings and crowded spaces, and to schedule visits during off-peak times wherever possible.
  • On our motor coaches, you will have assigned seating on each coach throughout your itinerary in order to assure safe distancing measures.
  • All vehicle surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized each day.
  • All restaurants will serve plated meals instead of offering buffets, including breakfast.
  • All rooms will be sanitized and deep-cleaned prior to check-in, and housekeeping staff will wear masks and gloves.
  • All porters, drivers, hotel staff, and tour representatives will wear a face mask and gloves when handling your luggage.
  • Our tour staff will wear face masks and other appropriate personal protective equipment and regularly wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer.
  • All travelers will be required to wear face masks while touring public places, particularly indoors, and on our vehicles. In Cuba, such amenities as masks and hand sanitizer will be limited, so we ask you to bring your own supply of both. We will do our best to have an emergency supply on had should the need arise.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, including local populations, and to comply with local regulations, closures, or other unexpected circumstances, we may adjust your itinerary before or during travel. If it is necessary to omit certain experiences, we will do our best to substitute other, similarly rewarding ones.
  • If you or any other traveler exhibits symptoms of illness, we will promptly seek a medical evaluation, and assess whether any travelers should be isolated from the group.
  • In the unlikely event that your trip is interrupted, our team in the US and in destination will help modify your travel arrangements and get you home as quickly and safely as possible.
  • When traveling to Cuba, you are mandated to purchase Cuban health insurance, which is included in your package. This coverage pertains to basic medical needs, but should you require hospitalization, you may be charged for treatment. For this reason, please seriously consider purchasing travel insurance, which can cover medical issues as well as many more situations.
  • All participants on our group tours are required to present a negative PCR test within five (5) days of departure.
  • To encourage protection of you, your fellow travelers and the communities we visit, each participant must complete our Safe Travel Agreement prior to departure.  
  • Our staff will provide you with a list of COVID-19 testing locations for your return to the U.S. 
  • Each participant will receive a guide to Cuba, which includes what to expect when you arrive and while you are on the island and entry and exit requirements which have been impacted by the pandemic.
  • Answers to your most frequently asked questions.



All itineraries created and executed by Destination by Danielle d/b/a Absolutely Cuba ("Absolutely Cuba") are compliant with OFAC regulations. Our itineraries provide a a full-time schedule of experiences focused on meaningful engagement with the Cuban people.All U.S. Citizens must travel under one of 12 authorized categories. Your trip falls under the category “Support of the Cuban People”. 

Absolutely Cuba contracts EXCLUSIVELY and DIRECTLY with Cuban suppliers living and working in Cuba. 100% of the time. Without exception.

PLEASE NOTE: By law, you are required to keep your itinerary on file for five (5) years.


Your passport should be valid for at least SIX (6) months after your departure date from Cuba.


Some electrical items with heavy power consumption may be confiscated on entry to Cuba. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are also subject to import requirements and may be confiscated. Confiscated items are normally returned on departure.Mobile telephones, tablets and laptops can be taken to Cuba, but any inbuilt GPS should be disconnected or disabled. For more information on Cuban customs regulations, including a list of prohibited and regulated items, visit the Cuban Customs Administration website.Cuban regulations allow a maximum of two pieces of checked in luggage per person, each to a maximum weight of 32kgs. Passengers should confirm their luggage allowance, which may be more restrictive than this, and excess baggage charges with their airline.

Not all parts of Cuba will afford you the familiar standards of Western culture, i.e., air conditioning, wifi or cultural norms. Especially in Cuba, a country like no other, this is part of the experience.  

There will be parts of your trip where you will be “unplugged” and without access to technology.

This is not a “lay on the beach” trip, but you will have the opportunity for leisure, allowing you to immerse yourself in the culture of Cuba, as it comes to you.



Beginning November 15, 2021, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS, there will be no testing mandate in place. This means that travel to Cuba is free of a testing requirement to board your flight. You may still be given a PCR test on arrival in Cuba.

Every arriving traveler MUST complete a Health Declaration. From December 1, 2020, all air tickets will have a sanitary fee of $30 included to cover the cost of testing on arrival. Travel insurance with COVID coverage is strongly suggested.

Every traveler participating in an Absolutely Cuba group trip is required to purchase Cuban health insurance. Cuban health insurance is not included in your package. 

Cost: approximately $30USD. 


Arriving tourists may be given a PCR test on arrival and, at the discretion of the Cuban government, may be subject to quarantine. Any costs related to additional testing and/or quarantine will be paid at the traveler's expense. 

If your first PCR test in Cuba is positive, you will be transported to a state-run hospital or medical center. Arrangements will be made by the Ministry of Public Health.

Once discharged, the costs of the hospital or clinic stay will be paid by you. This payment must be paid in cash. The cost of a hospital stay is roughly estimated at $300USD per day. 


We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Updated versions of the Terms will be provided to Clients, will be posted on our website and are effective immediately on posting.

What’s included

    {Cost: check with your airline for price and purchase options}
    {SUGGESTED - with minimum $50,000 repatriation coverage}
    {Required for entry and/or departure}
    {Approximate cost $30USD per person}

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Day 1 ~ Bienvenidos!
Welcome to Havana!

Welcome and check in. This is where your adventure begins. 

Your Organizer

1 review
Absolutely Cuba is the flagship wing of Destination by Danielle LLC, a full-service travel agency, specializing in group travel to destinations around the world. Absolutely Cuba was created to focus on immersive, authentic and LEGAL trips to the beautiful island of Cuba. Every week we send private clients, just like you, to visit this fascinating country. From Havana to Santiago, from the beaches to the hills to the valleys: Our clients have seen it all up close & in person. It’s time to immerse yourself. Your trip to Cuba awaits.


My husband and I had an great time. This trip was amazing. Absolutely Cuba's expertly curated experiences allowed to capture the heart and soul of Havana. We highly recommend and are looking forward to future trips.
By Natalie H for Absolutely Cuba: The Immersion Experience on 25 Nov, 2019

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