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Varadero and Havana Cuba Tour - 5 Days / 4 Nights - Varadero, Havana, Cardenas

 

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Cuba is a colorful country with warm and friendly people, Spanish colonial cities and 3,500 miles of unspoiled Caribbean coast line, making it one of the most sought after destinations in the Caribbean. We’ll take you to the heart of it all.

Join insightCuba, the most trusted name in legal people-to-people travel and get an inside look at two of Cuba’s most popular destinations, Havana and Varadero. We’ll show you what makes them so popular, with people-to-people excursions that let you dive right in. 

NO MORE THAN 12 GUESTS

INTIMATE - ENGAGING - TRANSFORMATIONAL

VARADERO
Day 1
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FLIGHT ARRIVAL

ARRIVAL:  Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport, Varadero*

TOUR START TIME:  11AM 

HOTEL CHECK IN:  3PM

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

VARAHICACOS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE BURIAL PLOT

VARAHICACOS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

Encounter scrub forests, ancient burial plots, and a 500-year old cactus at the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve.

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DINING - L, D

Lunch at resort

Dinner at resort

VARADERO | CARDENAS
Day 2
Saturn Cave Varadero Cuba

SNORKELING AT CORAL BEACH & LA CUEVA SATURNO (SATURN CAVE)

Get a one-of-a-kind look at Cuba’s natural wonders when we go snorkeling at Coral Beach and the stalagmite-filled Saturn Cave.

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Steam train Cuba

JOSE SMITH COMAS SUGAR CANE & 1913 STEAM TRAIN MUSEUM

Get a taste for what life is like at a sugar factory and farm before boarding a steam train from 1913.

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DINING - B, L, D

Breakfast at resort

Picnic Lunch

Dinner at resort

VARADERO | HAVANA
Day 3
ERNEST HEMINGWAY’S HOME, FINCA VIGIA

ERNEST HEMINGWAY’S HOME, FINCA VIGIA

Visit the former home of literary legend Ernest Hemingway, one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed authors. 

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cathedral plaza in old havana

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 LADY CRUISING IN PRE-1959 CLASSIC AMERICAN CAR

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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DINING - B, L, D

Breakfast at resort

Lunch (special selection)

Dinner (special selection)

HAVANA
Day 4
Street Food Chiccharrones in Cuba

HAVANA STREET FOOD TOUR

Cuban cuisine goes far beyond their famous sandwich. Join us for a neighborhood tour of the city’s best street food.

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Cuban Chef Cooking

CUBAN COOKING CLASS 

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

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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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FABRICA DE ARTE 

Explore one of Havana’s most exciting spots – an old cooking oil factory turned into floors of bars, theaters, museums and more.

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DINING - B, L, D

Breakfast at hotel

Lunch during cooking class

Dinner at Tierra

HAVANA | U.S.A.
Day 5

DINING - B

Breakfast at hotel

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FLIGHT DEPARTURE

DEPARTURE:   José Martí International Airport, Havana*

TOUR END TIME:  9AM 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 activities, grandfathered in according to the CACR issued June 5, 2019 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

  • Two nights at the all-inclusive Meliá Varadero Resort

  • Two nights at the Meliá Cohiba Hotel, or Parque Central in Havana

  • Expert Cuban guide and private driver

  • Transportation and airport transfers* 

  • Exclusive-guided visits and experiences

  • Four breakfasts, four lunches and three 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
Dec 19 – Dec 23, 2019$3,095$3,690  
May 21 – May 25, 2020$2,995$3,490  

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 below. Add $300 per person for a private group of 2-5 guests. For groups of 6 or more guests, the price is the same as the tour price listed above 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. 

CHILD DISCOUNT: Discount applicable only with two full paying adults. Adults and children must stay in the same room.

Children 8 – 11.99 years old receive a 50% discount 

Terms: Children must be the prescribed age above at the time of travel. Discount applies only to Varadero+Havana tours and does not include air or Cuban visa.

Varadero + Havana

Once you have booked your tour, our flight concierge 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        2741    MIAMI-VARADERO (MIA-VRA)  

American        1334    HAVANA-MIAMI (HAV-MIA) 

American        2607    HAVANA-MIAMI (HAV-MIA) 

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

*Group airport transfers are included for recommended flights only.

PURCHASING AIR ON YOUR OWN: You are welcome to book on your own, however please keep the following in mind:

Recommended flight and group airport transfers - Group airport transfers in Cuba are provided for recommended flights only. If you require a transfer from the airport to the hotel, please either book the recommended flight above, or call our flight concierge team to assist you

Non-Recommended Flights without group airport transfer - You may book a flight other than the recommended flight, however, group airport transfers are not included. To join the group or meet your tour guide, you will need to take a taxi from the airport to the hotel, at you own expense, on both arrival and departure day. Airport transfer costs from the airport in Varadero to the hotel generally cost CUC$25 (US$30) each way.

Authorized airlines - Not all airlines are authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation to fly to and from Cuba. American Airlines is the only airline to provide service to Varadero, 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 are round trip to Varadero, Cuba, and not Havana. 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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