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Visit Cuba's Most Popular Beach Destination, Varadero / Walking Tour of Old Havana / Explore Cardenas / Visit a Sugar Cane Museum / See Ernest Hemingway's Home / Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site / Visit the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

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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 Cuba travel, to experience Cuba’s capital city, Havana and stick your toes in the sand of beaches once off-limits to Americans. We’ll show you what makes this island nation so special with immersive people-to-people excursions that let you dive right into the rich culture. 

Day 1

Arrive on your direct flight to Varadero’s Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport. After clearing immigration and customs, you'll check-in to the Meliá Varadero beach resort. You’ll have time to relax and explore your new surroundings before having a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Meals | Lunch (for early arrivals), Dinner

Varadero / Cardenas
Day 2


After breakfast, join us on an excursion to Cardenas, a small town just south of Varadero, for a visit to the farmers market. After, visit the Sugar Cane Museum to learn about sugar processing and how sugar cane is used to make Cuba’s infamous rum. Then ride the famous Sugar Cane antique train. We’ll return to the hotel for lunch.


After lunch, we’ll visit the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, known for its hiking trails and unique flora and fauna. We'll visit one of the areas’ caves where pre-Columbian pictographs and 2000 year old burial plots can be found.   

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Varadero / Havana
Day 3

After breakfast, we’ll take a drive along the beautiful coast for a full day of exploration in Havana. We’ll begin our full day excursion with a walking tour in Old Havana, a splendid UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most incredible examples of preserved Spanish-Colonial architecture.

After lunch on your own in Old Havana, we’ll tour other areas of the city including Centro Havana, Vedado and Miramar. We will cruise along the famed Malecón (seaside boulevard) and end up at the historic Hotel Nacional to enjoy their world famous mojito and amazing views. Our day trip will also include a visit to Finca Vigía, the home of author Ernest Hemingway. After dinner on your own we’ll return to your hotel in Varadero.

Meals | Breakfast

Varadero ¡Adios, Cuba!
Day 4

After breakfast, bid farewell to Cuba as you board your flight home.

Meals | Breakfast

Activities in this itinerary should be considered a sample only. Final itineraries are sent to guests one to two weeks prior to departure.

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

  • All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events

  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers*

  • InsightCuba travel guidebook

  • 24-hour emergency customer-service hotline

  • Additional activities available: Sailing on a catamaran, snorkeling, windsurfing, diving (additional fee), or fishing (additional fee)

  • Flight concierge service (flight cost additional)

  • Travel health and emergency medical evacuation insurance**

*Only one round trip transfer is available for recommended flight arrival and departure times. All others will transfer via taxi.

**Trip-cancellation coverage available for an additional fee through Allianz.

Not included: Airfare, Cuban visa, and gratuities 

Varadero + Havana
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Cuban Visa
Jul 6 – Jul 9, 2017$1,995$99  
Jul 20 – Jul 23, 2017$1,995$99  
Aug 3 – Aug 6, 2017$1,995$99 USE PROMO CODE: SPRING FOR $250 OFF PER PERSON
Aug 17 – Aug 20, 2017$1,995$99  
Aug 31 – Sep 3, 2017$1,995$99  
Sep 14 – Sep 17, 2017$1,995$99  
Sep 28 – Oct 1, 2017$1,995$99  
Oct 12 – Oct 15, 2017$1,995$99  
Oct 26 – Oct 29, 2017$2,095$99  
Nov 9 – Nov 12, 2017$2,195$99  
Nov 23 – Nov 26, 2017$2,195$99  
Dec 14 – Dec 17, 2017$2,195$99  
Dec 23 – Dec 26, 2017$2,395$99  
Dec 29, 2017 – Jan 1, 2018$2,395$99  
Jan 11 – Jan 14, 2018$2,295$99  
Jan 25 – Jan 28, 2018$2,295$99  
Feb 1 – Feb 4, 2018$2,295$99  
Feb 15 – Feb 18, 2018$2,295$99  
Mar 1 – Mar 4, 2018$2,295$99  
Mar 15 – Mar 18, 2018$2,295$99  
Mar 29 – Apr 1, 2018$2,295$99  
Apr 12 – Apr 15, 2018$2,295$99  
Apr 26 – Apr 29, 2018$2,295$99  
May 17 – May 20, 2018$2,295$99  
Jun 14 – Jun 17, 2018$2,295$99  
Jul 5 – Jul 8, 2018$2,295$99  
Jul 26 – Jul 29, 2018$2,295$99  
Aug 9 – Aug 12, 2018$2,295$99  
Sep 6 – Sep 9, 2018$2,295$99  
Oct 4 – Oct 7, 2018$2,295$99  
Nov 8 – Nov 11, 2018$2,295$99  
Nov 22 – Nov 25, 2018$2,295$99  
Dec 13 – Dec 16, 2018$2,295$99  
Dec 27 – Dec 30, 2018$2,295$99  
Dec 30, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019$2,595$99  

NEW!! PREPAYMENT DISCOUNT: Pay in full at the time of booking and receive $100 OFF the full price! *Must book 120 days in advance of the departure date. This may not be combined with any other promotions. Normal terms and conditions apply. 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy pricing, add $700. Want a Roommate?: Solo travelers wishing to pay the double occupancy rate may share a room with another guest.

GROUP RATES: 5% off land for groups of 5 - 9 guests. 10% off land for groups of 10 or more.
Not combinable with any other offer or a private group. Will be applied at final payment.

CHILD DISCOUNT: Discount applicable only with two full paying adults. Adults and children must stay in the same room.
Children 0 – 1.99 years old TRAVEL FREE
Children 2 – 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 Vacation package and does not include air.

*SPRING SAVINGS is $500.00USD per couple, or $250.00USD per person. Valid for new bookings only. Requires payment in full at the time of booking. Normal terms and conditions apply. This offer may not be combined with any other offer or discount. Available only on tours and dates as indicated on the dates and prices section of each tour page. Not available for cruises or Marathon tours. Offer valid while space is available. Discount has no cash value.

Varadero + Havana

Once you have booked your tour, our flight concierge will gladly assist you with all of your flight needs. Call us at 914-380-8303 or click here for an air quote.

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

American        2741    MIAMI-VARADERO (MIA-VRA)  

American        2742    VARADERO-MIAMI (VRA-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.

Visit our Flights to Cuba page for important information on the best way to book your flights, non-recommended flights, as well as group airport transfersPlease note that the tour you have chosen is a land based tour only, flights costs and Cuban visas are not included in your tour package.

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