Our Weekend in Havana tour is far more than a mere brush with exotic culture – it’s a full-on immersive discovery allowing you to not only pay witness to Cuba’s dynamic rhythm and color, but to dive right in and become part of the canvas.
After you arrive, you'll be throwing back the curtain on this vibrant city and discovering, at long last, how its jovial soul has the power to delight and inspire you.
Like the fiery salsa rhythms that can be heard rippling through its city streets, Havana springs to life with warmth and vivaciousness that never stops taking you by surprise. Removed from the quiet fields of sugar cane and mango trees that thrive further afield, Cuba's largest city is an urban metropolis – a place of rambling Colonial architecture, endless adventure and unfettered discovery. It's where a trip to this Caribbean country, long forbidden to U.S. travelers, truly begins.
Our weekend tour of Havana packs dynamic sights and sounds into a few activity-filled days, offering a widespread look at what this cultural mecca holds. Immerse yourself in the iconic sights and sounds of Havana and the people that are the rhythm of the city. You’ll live vicariously through the lenses of local Cuban photographers who understand the nuances of their surroundings and will share them with you. Experience Havana’s art galleries awash in brilliant colors, and meet the artists to learn about their inspiration. Through it all, discover Havana through the eyes of a Cuban guide who’s there to engage you and forge heartfelt connections with the people that make the city pulse. It’s a unique people-to-people travel experience that stirs the emotions, as well as the senses.
Our average group size is 16 guests with no more than 24 guests, ensuring individual attention and plenty of personal moments. We have a game plan, but your actual experiences are uniquely your own. Imagine wandering down cobblestone walkways and catching up with a ballet troop during rehearsals in their studio. Catch some shade before heading to the Quisicaba Community Project where African tradition and religion rolls on. Think about turning the corner and encountering a cluster of street musicians, the sound of son (Cuba’s signature Afro-Cuban drumming) punctuating the stillness before you head into their venue with them. Get close. Get acquainted. Our guides are there to foster dialogues between you and the Cuban people who will continue to inspire you long after your trip.
We’ll also peel back several layers of Havana’s tourist surface, immersing you in the real places where Cubans live, work, learn and grow.
- First-class accommodations
- Full schedule of guided people-to-people activities
- All meals while in Cuba
- U.S. Treasury Department License and Letter of Authorization
- Insight Cuba Tour Leader
- Cuban Guide
- Small group size of no more than 24 guests
- All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events
- All in-country ground transportation, and airport transfers
- Guaranteed flights from Miami to Cuba and priority handling (flight cost is additional)
- Travel health insurance, emergency medical evacuation, and trip cancellation coverage (up to $1,000)
- Insight Cuba Travel Guidebook
- 24 hour emergency customer service hotline
*A significant portion of your in-country programming is customized for each group to maximize your cultural experience. Many of the places we visit are not tourist destinations and are thus not always available. Therefore, this program should be considered as a sample only – please keep in mind that your particular tour may vary. Final itineraries are sent to guests one to two weeks prior to departure.
Day 1: Miami / Havana
Welcome to Havana! After clearing immigrations and customs, your Cuban guide accompanies you to your hotel in the heart of the country’s capital. Get your feet wet with an afternoon program orientation. Later that evening, celebrate your arrival with a welcome dinner at the hotel. (L, D)
Day 2: Havana
Following breakfast, sit down with the patients, staff and director at the Grandparents Home in Old Havana, to learn about care for the elderly and their role in Cuban society. After lunch, get to know a local plastic artist and founder of the Lazaro Project, aimed at teaching kids to create art from simple recyclable materials like paper and plastic. Stroll through the galleries at Fototeca de Cuba before gathering with members of the Cabildo Quisicuaba Community Project to discuss the influence of African traditions and religion on society and culture. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Havana
As day breaks, enjoy an exchange with a Cuban economist at a local paladar where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the impact of private businesses on Cuba’s economy and the impact of taxes and other regulations on small businesses in both the U.S. and Cuba. Next, knock at the doors of a distinguished Cuban artist in the fishing village of Jaimanitas. “Fusterlandia,” as it’s called, is a community project dedicated to beautifying the neighborhood; discuss its impact during an intimate chat. After lunch, gather with the students and director of the Antonio Nunez Fundacion del Hombre to learn about local and environmental community projects. Wrap up your day alongside Cuban dancers from the Santa Amalia Community Project, an initiative aimed at providing exercise and dance for the elderly. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Havana / Miami
After breakfast, bid farewell to Cuba as you board your flight home. (B)
Tour Dates & Prices
Weekend in Havana Tour
|Date||Double Occupancy (per person)||Status|
|May 30, 2013 – Jun 2, 2013||$2,095||Sold Out|
|Jun 6, 2013 – Jun 9, 2013||$2,095||Sold Out|
|Jun 13, 2013 – Jun 16, 2013||$2,095||Save $600 for Two. Call for Details.||Sold Out|
|Jun 20, 2013 – Jun 23, 2013||$2,095||Sold Out|
|Jul 4, 2013 – Jul 7, 2013||$2,095||Only 6 spots left!||Book Now!|
|Jul 25, 2013 – Jul 28, 2013||$2,095||Save $600 for Two. Call for Details.||Sold Out|
|Aug 8, 2013 – Aug 11, 2013||$2,095||Only 6 spots left!||Save $600 for Two. Call for Details.||Book Now!|
|Aug 29, 2013 – Sep 1, 2013||$2,095||CALL NOW|
|Sep 12, 2013 – Sep 15, 2013||$2,095||Only 6 spots left!||Save $600 for Two. Call for Details.||Book Now!|
|Sep 26, 2013 – Sep 29, 2013||$2,095||Save $600 for Two. Call for Details.||Book Now!|
|Oct 17, 2013 – Oct 20, 2013||$2,095||Book Now!|
|Oct 31, 2013 – Nov 3, 2013||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Nov 7, 2013 – Nov 10, 2013||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Nov 21, 2013 – Nov 24, 2013||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Nov 28, 2013 – Dec 1, 2013||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Dec 5, 2013 – Dec 8, 2013||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Dec 12, 2013 – Dec 15, 2013||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Dec 19, 2013 – Dec 22, 2013||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Dec 26, 2013 – Dec 29, 2013||$2,295||Book Now!|
|Dec 29, 2013 – Jan 1, 2014||$2,595||Book Now!|
|Jan 9, 2014 – Jan 12, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Jan 16, 2014 – Jan 19, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Jan 23, 2014 – Jan 26, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Jan 30, 2014 – Feb 2, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Feb 6, 2014 – Feb 9, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Feb 13, 2014 – Feb 16, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Feb 20, 2014 – Feb 23, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Feb 27, 2014 – Mar 2, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Mar 6, 2014 – Mar 9, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Mar 13, 2014 – Mar 16, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Mar 20, 2014 – Mar 23, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Mar 27, 2014 – Mar 30, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Apr 3, 2014 – Apr 6, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Apr 10, 2014 – Apr 13, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Apr 17, 2014 – Apr 20, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Apr 24, 2014 – Apr 27, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|May 1, 2014 – May 4, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|May 15, 2014 – May 18, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|May 22, 2014 – May 25, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|May 29, 2014 – Jun 1, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Jun 12, 2014 – Jun 15, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Jun 19, 2014 – Jun 22, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
|Jun 26, 2014 – Jun 29, 2014||$2,195||Book Now!|
Single Supplement: For single-occupancy pricing, add $300.
For peak dates (Dec 26-29, Dec 29-Jan 1) add $400.
All departures after September 30, 2013 are pending license approval.