Northwestern Michigan College - Explore Cuban Art and Culture

Havana, Cuba

Cuban Cultural Trips
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Mar 28 - Apr 2, 2020
Group size: 8 - 25
Northwestern Michigan College - Explore Cuban Art and Culture
Havana, Cuba

Cuban Cultural Trips
  • Twitter verified

Mar 28 - Apr 2, 2020
Group size: 8 - 25

About this trip

Our 6-day Art and Cultural Cuba trip features the highlights of Havana, Cuba's historic capital city and an incredible day-trip to Viñales Valley. Cuban Cultural Trips' experienced travel coordinators will assist you throughout the registration and preparation process. For the duration of the trip, you will be accompanied by a professional Cuban guide, NMC faculty members and a US-based tour leader. We provide comfortable private transportation, lodging in a Cuban-Style B&B, daily ground transportation, meals at the top private restaurants in Cuba and many more meaningful interactions. Experience the real Cuba with Cuban Cultural Trips.

Why Choose Cuban Cultural Trips?

The Cuban Cultural Trips team has over 15 years of experience facilitating complex travel arrangements around the world. We know travel and more importantly, we know and LOVE CUBA. By choosing to travel with Cuban Cultural Trips, you are supporting local communities throughout the island. We work with a variety of Cuban entrepreneurs and small businesses in an effort to support the growing Cuban private sector.

Licensed Travel to Cuba

Your trip will be conducted under a general license for travel to Cuba. Your travel will consist of a full-time schedule of activities that will result in meaningful interactions between the travelers and individuals in Cuba with the goal of supporting and empowering Cuban civil society. Travelers subject to US Jurisdiction are responsible for complying with US Treasury Department guidelines and will complete an affidavit stating their purpose of travel to Cuba.

Adjusting Expectations

Traveling to Cuba requires that you adjust all expectations throughout the trip. The Cuban people are incredibly warm, generous and excited to welcome visitors from abroad with open hearts. However, some of the facilities and infrastructure are not to the same standard that you may be accustomed to in the US and other destinations. Traveling with an open mind will help you to enjoy your trip and to have a better understanding of the effects of decades of isolation as a result of political and economic policies of the US and Cuban Governments.

What’s included

  • Transportation
    In-country transportation for all included activities
  • Guide
    Professional English speaking Cuban guides will accompany you for all daily activities
  • Lodging
    Lodging in Cuban "Casas Particulares" (B&B Style lodging)
  • Meals
    5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners (gratuities included)
  • Activities
    Entrance fees to all included activities
  • and much more...
  • Insurance
    Additional Travel Insurance (highly suggested)
  • Gratuities
    Gratuity for Drivers,  Guides and Musicians
  • Flights
    Roundtrip flights to Cuba - Suggested group flights will be announced
  • Visas
    Cuban Entry Visas - Visas can be purchased directly from the airline on the date of departure for $50.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until January 27, 2020
Deposit: $350
Single Occupancy
Available until January 27, 2020only 3 left
Deposit: $350


Day 1 - March 28

Transfer from Airport to Casa Particular

As you exit baggage claim area Jose Marti International Airport, meet your guide and begin your adventure. Your driver will take you to your Casa Particular where your guide will assist you with your check-in and currency exchange.

Casa Particular (Check-In)

Your driver will take you to your casa particular where your professional guide will assist you with your check-in and currency exchange.

Plaza de La Revolución

Visit the Plaza de La Revolución - This public square is used for large speaking events, concerts and has been the site of catholic masses conducted by Pope John Paul II in 1998 and more recently by Pope Francis in 2015. Surrounding the plaza there are large sculptures commemorating the lives and revolutionary spirits of José Martí, Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.

Professor Miguel Coyula

Enjoy the presentation, ‘Havana - past, present and future’, by Professor Miguel Coyula world renowned professor of architecture and former assistant to the city planner of Havana Cuba’s future, followed by an informative Q&A session.

Dinner at Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo restaurant in the Vedado neighborhood is the best Italian restaurant in town. Their menu features fresh pasta, incredible fish carpaccio and some of Havana's best pizza.

Optional Nightlife Activities

Your guide and professional trip leaders will give you suggestions for the best nightlife activities. Such as casa de la musica, for a live salsa show or El Gato Tuerto, Havana's most famous jazz lub.

Your Organizer

Cuban Cultural Trips
Cuban Cultural Trips facilitates travel to Cuba for US-Based travelers. We focus on small group travel and customized itineraries for families, organizations and variety of partners.