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Undiscovered Cuba Tour - 10 Days / 9 Nights - Havana, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Baracoa, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin

 

Undiscovered Cuba tour map, Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Bayamo, Baracoa, Holguin

The intriguing island nation of Cuba is roughly 780 miles long. It’s a rich, geographically disparate stretch where virgin forests hug rustling tobacco fields, colonial cities sprout from the foot of rugged mountains, and rivers reach blue tentacles around fertile valleys. We wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to see it all.

In fact, that’s exactly why we created the ten-day Undiscovered Cuba Tour. For those of you with a desire to leave no stone unturned, this is the ultimate tour. From the moment you touch ground in Havana, your Cuban guide is here to not only help navigate country roads and labyrinth streets, but to offer a unique perspective and understanding of the place they call home.

 

NO MORE THAN 12 GUESTS

INTIMATE - ENGAGING - TRANSFORMATIONAL

HAVANA
Day 1
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FLIGHT ARRIVAL

ARRIVAL:  José Martí International Airport, Havana*

TOUR START TIME:  6PM with tour orientation 

HOTEL CHECK IN:  3PM

*See designated flight and transfer information in the flights to Cuba section, below.

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DINING - D

Welcome dinner at Jardin de Milagros

HAVANA
Day 2
ARTECORTE GROUP PICTURE

ARTECORTE

Visit a city street overtaken by odes to a community icon, Papito Valladares, who’s barbershop has gained international notoriety.

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Plaza Vieja Old Havana, Cuba

PRIVATELY GUIDED-WALKING TOUR OF OLD HAVANA

Explore the oldest parts of Havana, as we walk back in time more than 500 years to the city’s founding.

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Smiling Woman in classic car Havana, Cuba

CRUISING IN PRE-1959 CLASSIC AMERICAN CAR

Hop inside one of Cuba’s iconic vintage cars from 1950s America and cruise along the Malecón in style.

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Fidel Castro and Che Guevara Photo by Roberto Salas

FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER- ROBERTO SALAS

Visit one of Cuba’s most influential photographers, Roberto Salas, in his home studio.

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at Cafe del Oriente

HAVANA
Day 3
University Lecture

MEET-AND-GREET WITH UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR

Join Camilo Garcia, a 20-year veteran of the Ministry of Foreign Relations for a conversation about Cuba’s modern-day diplomacy.

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Havana Cuba Harbor

FERRY ACROSS HAVANA HARBOR TO CASABLANCA

Hop a ferry to the hillside town of Casablanca, home to The Christ of Havana sculpture and sweeping views of Old Havana.

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Mural Havana Cuba

MURALEANDO COMMUNITY ART PROJECT

An art project on the outskirts of Havana turned this neighborhood into a gallery of murals, sculptures and more.

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CIGAR HUMIDOR

BEHIND THE SCENES - CIGAR HUMIDORS 

Cuban Cigar boxes can be as masterful as the cigar itself. We’ll meet a group of renowned artists dedicated to handmade humidors. 

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at the Muraleando Community Art Project

HAVANA | SANTA CLARA
Day 4
Art Students in Havana Cuba

COMPANIA A LA SOMBRA DE UN ALA

Meet kids from the Compania a la Sombra de un Ala, a community project that helps children develop their theatrical talents.

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Accordian Player

PIQUETE MELODIAS ANTILANAS & ALEGRÍAS DE VIVIR

Learn the historic song and dance of Cuba from those who know it best.

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at La Abdaba

Dinner (special selection)

SANTA CLARA | CAMAGÜEY
Day 5
PLAZA DEL CARMEN STATUES

PLAZA DEL CARMEN

This plaza, in ruins not long ago, has been restored to its original glory – visited by many for its authentic Cuban feeling.

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Artist and paintbrush

ARTIST MEET-AND-GREET

Get a painter’s perspective on life in Cuba when you meet a local artist in their home studio. 

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Camaguey Bici-taxis

EXPLORE CAMAGÜEY BY BICI-TAXI

Explore Cuba’s third-largest city, with its culture of clay pots and history of pirate raids, from the back of a bicycle-drawn carriage. 

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at El Paso

Dinner at Meson del Principe

CAMAGÜEY
Day 6
Cuban Children Smiling

LA ANDARIEGA CHILDREN’S THEATER COMPANY

Take in a performance by La Andariega Children’s Theater Company, then meet the young actors, their parents and benefactors.

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Ballet Dancers

CAMAGÜEY BALLET

Meet dancers and the director of the Camagüey Ballet company – renowned across Cuba and the world for its classical ballets. 

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MEET WITH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

An insightCuba exclusive! Meet young, English-speaking Cubans to discuss life experiences, current events, and whatever comes to mind.

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch (special selection)

CAMAGÜEY | BAYAMO | SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Day 7
Choir Singers

CHOIR OF BAYAMO

Visit the historic city of Bayamo, famous for its weekly street party and the Coral de Bayamo – one of Cuba’s most important choirs.

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Pottery Maker in Studio

CASANOVA POTTERY STUDIO

Get hands-on at a pottery making class as you learn to make Camagüey’s traditional earthenware pots – tinajones.

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Breakfast at the hotel

Lunch at the Hotel Royalton, Bayamo

Dinner at the Melia Santiago Hotel

SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Day 8
ESTUDIO TALLER ARTE NAIF BAYATE ARTISTS

ESTUDIO TALLER ARTE NAIF BAYATE

This unique space is dedicated to Naif Artworks produced by artists without technical training.

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Cathedral of Santiago de Cuba from the Parque Cespedes

PRIVATELY-GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF OLD SANTIAGO DE CUBA 

Take a private tour of Cuba’s second largest city, exploring its many political, religious, and cultural sites.

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Farmer's Market Havana, Cuba

FARMER'S MARKET

Visit a local farmer’s market, where we’ll get a first-hand look at Cuba’s agricultural revolution. 

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RUMBA DEMONSTRATION & CLASS

Watch a performance and learn the basics of Rumba, Cuba’s most recognized dance. 

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at Calle Heredia

SANTIAGO DE CUBA
Day 9
CUBAN CHEF

CUBAN COOKING CLASS

Break bread with new-found friends as we take an in-home cooking class from local Cubans.

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Breakfast at hotel

Lunch on Cayo Granma at El Cayo

Dinner (special selection)

SANTIAGO DE CUBA | HOLGUIN | U.S.A.
Day 10
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Breakfast at hotel

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FLIGHT DEPARTURE

DEPARTURE:  Frank Pais International Airport, Holguin*

TOUR END TIME:  10AM at airport 

*See designated flight and transfer information in the flights to Cuba section, below.

Each departure is custom-curated to provide the best experiences possible and from time-to-time specific experiences and/or restaurants may not be available and will be replaced by an item of equal or greater value. A final list of daily experiences and dining options is provided roughly two weeks prior to departure. Each tour provides a full-time schedule of Educational People-to-People exchange or Support for the Cuban People activities and is fully compliant with U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations regarding travel to Cuba.  

  • Small group size, no more than 12 guests

  • Three nights at the Meliá Cohiba Hotel in Havana

  • One night at the Hotel Encanto, Santa Clara

  • Two nights at the Meliá Gran Hotel in Camaguey

  • Three nights at the Meliá Santiago Hotel in Santiago de Cuba

  • Expert Cuban guide and private driver

  • Transportation and airport transfers*

  • Exclusive-guided visits and experiences

  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 4 dinners

  • Cuban visa ($99 fee applies)

  • Certification of travel to Cuba under the U.S. Department of the Treasury general license

  • Gratuities for luggage handling and restaurants**

  • 24 hour on-tour customer service

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Allianz trip cancellation insurance | Flight concierge service | Room and suite upgrades

 

*Transfers provided on designated flights only. See flight section below for more information.

**Customary end-of-tour gratuities for the Cuban guide and driver are left to the guest’s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received. 

NO MORE THAN 12 GUESTS ON ANY DEPARTURE

WANT TO EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR PRIVATELY?  CALL A TRAVEL SPECIALIST AT 800-450-2822

DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Single Occupancy
Sep 16 – Sep 25, 2019$4,895$5,490  
SOLD OUT
Oct 21 – Oct 30, 2019$4,895$5,490  
Nov 4 – Nov 13, 2019$5,095$5,690  
Nov 18 – Nov 29, 2019$5,795$6,390 Special12 Day Tour
Dec 23, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020$5,995$6,590
Only 8 spots left!
Special12 Day Tour. New Year's in Cuba
Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 8, 2020$5,295$5,890 SpecialNew Year's in Cuba
Jan 20 – Jan 29, 2020$5,095$5,690  
Feb 17 – Feb 26, 2020$5,095$5,690  
Mar 16 – Mar 25, 2020$5,095$5,690  
Apr 13 – Apr 22, 2020$5,095$5,690  
May 25 – Jun 3, 2020$4,895$5,490  
Jun 29 – Jul 8, 2020$4,895$5,490  
Aug 10 – Aug 19, 2020$4,895$5,490  
Sep 7 – Sep 16, 2020$4,695$5,290  
Oct 12 – Oct 21, 2020$4,895$5,490  
Nov 23 – Dec 2, 2020$5,095$5,690  
Dec 28, 2020 – Jan 6, 2021$5,295$5,890  

GROUP RATES: 5% off land for groups of 5 - 9 guests, and 10% off land for groups of 10 or more guests booked on an already scheduled Small Group tour listed above (not inclusive of private or custom-made tours). Not combinable with any other offer. Will be applied at final payment. 

TRAVEL PRIVATELY: Choose your own departure date, and keep the same hotels, inclusions, and daily experiences outlined above. Add $300 per person for a private group of 4-5 guests. For groups of 6 or more guests, the price is the same as the tour price listed below for the month you wish to travel (no group discounts apply). Please note that prices are higher over Christmas and New Year’s. Please call a travel specialist at 800-450-2822 to book your own private tour.

Undiscovered Cuba Tour

Once you have booked your tour, our flight concierge team will gladly assist you with all your flight needs. Call us at 914-380-8303 or click here for an air quote. Please note that domestic and international flight costs are not included in your tour or travel package.  

The recommended flights* for all guests on this tour are: 

American Airlines       1447    MIAMI-HAVANA (MIA-HAV) 

American Airlines       1345    MIAMI-HAVANA (MIA-HAV) 

American Airlines       2705    MIAMI-HAVANA (MIA-HAV) 

American Airlines       1482    HOLGUIN-MIAMI (HOG-MIA) 

Flight times may vary, please consult the airline's website for the most up to date flight information fon your dates of travel.  

*Group airport transfers are included for recommended flights only.

PURCHASING AIR ON YOUR OWN

If you wish, you are welcome to purchase the above recommended flight on your own, however due to two to three-hour transfer times from Santiago de Cuba to the airport in Holguin, we advise ONLY using the recommended flights to ensure you receive a group transfer.

Authorized airlines - Not all airlines are authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation to fly to and from Cuba. While this information may change, the currently authorized airlines are: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Please contact the carrier for up to date flight schedules and routes.

Correct Airport - Please note that flights for this tour arrive in one destination in Cuba and depart from another. If you purchase air on your own, please make sure to book the proper airport or destination. Booking the wrong airport can result in expensive ticket change fees, or airport transfer.

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