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Havana Express

Dive deep into the authentic life in Havana: a journey that will open your eyes, expand your understanding, and fill your heart

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Style Small Group TourTravel with a small, intimate group of no more than 16 likeminded travelers (and often much fewer), escorted by an English speaking guide and/or tour manager for some or all of your journey. (Some exceptions, including special promotional packages, may accommodate up to 30.) More of these packages
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures November 2024 – December 2025 Group Size 24 travelers max
Themes History & CultureBucket ListCity Stays
Activity Level Recreational
What to Expect This fast-paced, escorted program includes a reasonable amount of walking and requires an average level of physical fitness. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols.
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Get ready to experience the authentic side of Cuba, from private dance lessons and meet-and-greets at community projects to the contagious smiles and upbeat locals who make Cuba such a unique and memorable destination. After days of exploration, rest your head at a centrally-located casa particular (Cuban bed and breakfast), and satiate your palates at highly-recommended paladares (privately owned restaurants).

This comprehensive program includes visas, flights, centrally-located accommodations, daily breakfast, some lunches and dinners, guided touring, and an immersive itinerary. You don't want to miss this chance to take a step inside the daily life of the Cuban people!

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Non-stop round trip flights from Miami to Havana, including taxes & fees
  • Health insurance in Cuba, included in the cost of your airfare
  • U.S. Treasury Department, OFAC License Certification
  • Cuban Tourist Visa
  • All land transportation and transfers
  • 3 nights accommodations in Cuba at a well-located & completely renovated 'casa particular' (Cuban bed and breakfast)
  • 6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • Comprehensive support for the Cuban people program, including entrance fees
  • Professional, English-speaking guide

Why you'll love it

  • Enjoy 3 comfortable nights at a casa particular located in a typical Cuban neighborhood.
  • Experience Cuba's history come alive as an expert, local guide shows you the vibrant streets of Old Havana.
  • Feel the rhythm as you participate in a private dance class.
  • Experience the future of Cuban acrobatics with a meet-and-greet and show from the incredibly talented Angeles del Futuro.
  • Learn about organic farming at Vista Hermosa in Guanabacoa.
  • Glimpse into the life of Hemingway as you explore the grounds of Finca Vigía.
  • Learn the secrets of the Cuban kitchen while participating in a traditional Cuban cooking class.

Itinerary at a Glance

Dates & Prices

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Unfortunately, we don't offer late returns on this package. However, if you select the Land Only option, you're welcome to make your own arrangements to arrive early or stay later. Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

HAVANA EXPRESS
ROOMING SELECTION
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy
Jun 24, 2024;  Jul 1, 2024;  Sep 30, 2024;  Oct 7, 2024;  Oct 21, 2024;  Dec 2, 2024;  Apr 14, 2025;  May 19, 2025;  Jun 23, 2025;  Jul 28, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $99
Taxes & Fees
Cuba Visa Fee included
Airline Baggage Fee (per flight, paid at airport)1 (paid separately) $30

1. Baggage fees must be paid at airport for each flight. In Cuba, this must be paid in cash. Price is subject to the airline and can change at any time.

TRANSFERS FOR PASSENGERS BOOKING TOUR ONLY
OPTIONAL AIRPORT TRANSFERS
Arrival Transfer: Havana airport to accommodation $25
Departure transfer: Havana accommodation to airport $25

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
Miami (MIA) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Want to fly from another city? Unfortunately, we don't offer flights from other cities, but you can book your own.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Miami/Havana

  • Depart the USA on your flight for Havana, Cuba
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner at Cuban paladar

El Encanto de Perseverancia or similar Dinner

Full Day Itinerary
El Capitolio, Old Havana

¡Bienvenidos a La Habana! Upon arrival to Cuba's capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, our representative welcomes you with a Friendly Planet sign outside the arrivals terminal at the Havana Airport. Board your air-conditioned vehicle and transfer to the casa.

Check into the casa and enjoy a welcome drink. 

Enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers at a paladar (privately owned restaurant) this evening.

Day 2 Old Havana

  • Walk through Old Havana and engage with and support Cuba's growing private business sector
  • Enjoy lunch at a local paladar
  • Step into Cuba's world of dance with a private demonstration and lesson
  • Experience the future of Cuban acrobatics with the children's community project, Angeles del Futuro

El Encanto de Perseverancia or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Plaza de la Catedral, Old Havana Photo by Jacqueline Romano

After breakfast, your expert guide will lead you on a leisurely walk through the labyrinthian streets of Old Havana. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of Cuba while walking along the cobblestone streets and explore the four beautiful plazas of the Old City – Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Francisco, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de la Catedral - each a historic and architectural gem.

Enjoy an independent lunch at a paladar (privately owned restaurant).

Step into Cuba's music world and dance with a private dance class just for us. First, experience Cuba's most traditional dances through a demonstration by your talented and personable teachers. Engage with them about how important music and dancing are to life in Cuba. Then, participate with them to learn the basic steps for yourself.

Experience the future of Cuban acrobatics with a meet-and-greet and show from the incredibly talented Angeles del Futuro. This community project trains children in the art of circus acrobatics in Marianao, a short drive outside the city center. The director, coaches, volunteers, and parents all work together to provide the training, costumes, and equipment free of charge to the children and their families. It is truly a project that supports Cubans, their dreams, and the arts. Watch an example of the circus show and see for yourselves the talent of these kids – and after the show, get to know these young acrobats themselves.

Enjoy an independent dinner at a paladar for an authentic taste of Cuba. Recommendations will be provided prior to travel or ask your guide to help you choose!

Day 3 Havana

  • Explore Vista Hermosa for a true urban farm experience
  • Explore Finca Vigía, Hemingway's old home
  • Enjoy a cooking class followed by a farewell dinner

El Encanto de Perseverancia or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Finca Vigía

Depart for Guanabacoa and tour Vista Hermosa, a 100% organic, eco-friendly, sustainable urban farm. Learn about their specialization in growing seasonal fruits and vegetables and producing milk and cheese with free-range livestock. Enjoy a farm-to-table lunch with homemade artisanal meats and cheeses, accompanied by local fruits and vegetables. Don't forget to try the traditional Cuban desserts!

Later, venture out to Finca Vigía, Hemingway's old home, now a museum that independent organizations support. As you walk the perimeter of the house, interact with local caretakers to learn more about the life of Hemingway. Peer through the windows to see how it was kept when he lived there. The walls are lined with bookshelves and covered with paintings, some of them depicting Hemingway on his African safaris. The heads of many of the animals he encountered are also mounted in several rooms. Then, see the tower next to his house where he did much of his writing and glimpse at his typewriter and fishing boat.

Learn the secrets of the Cuban kitchen while participating in a traditional Cuban cooking class experience! Get tasteful insights into Cuban culture as you go hands-on and prepare a meal with locals. Start off with a welcome drink, then learn from experienced chefs as they take you through the process of making some of Cuba's most delicious traditional food such as fried taro root (frituras de malanga) served with ginger, honey, or mustard. Next, see the steps of making stuffed plantains (tostones) with chard and pepper. For the main dish, enjoy a Cuban classic, shredded meat (ropa vieja), followed by a delicious, traditional Cuban dessert. Later, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

Day 4 Havana/Miami

  • Transfer to the airport and board your flight back to Miami

Breakfast

Hotel

El Encanto de Perseverancia
El Encanto de Perseverancia
Tourist Class

El Encanto de Perseverancia is ideally located in the Centro Havana neighborhood adjacent to Old Havana and just north of Chinatown. This non-touristy neighborhood delivers an authentic, friendly Cuban experience. The casa is located next to a primary school, and close to some of Havana’s best paladars, and only a short drive away from Havana's main attractions, including the Capitol Building, Cathedral Square, Gran Theater of Havana, Malecon, Central Park and museums.

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