One amazing trip, customized for the Pathfinders Travel community

The Program: Cuba - A New Era...

See Cuba as it truly is...from the moment you step onto the ground you’ll be swept up in authentic Cuban cultural experiences! Through extensive, daily interaction with business owners, artists, and scholars you will deepen your understanding of this neighboring island that has opened up to us after 50 years of division, as well as build meaningful relationships with those that are shaping its promising future.

PROGRAM FEATURES
  • Engage with business owners, entrepreneurs, and other members of the blossoming private industry in Cuba...including restaurateurs, IT professionals, and many other lines of work.

  • Observe the best practices of innovative business models in re-purposed buildings, urban centers, individual homes, agricultural settings, and more!

  • Learn from experts and locals regarding issues important to you, ranging from their acclaimed public health and education systems to conversations about race and daily living.

  • Enjoy personalized dance or music workshops from friendly, knowledgeable professionals who will help you feel the Cuban rhythms with the greatest of ease... whatever your level of experience!

  • Experience an inside look into the world-famous Cuban arts & culture scene, including opportunities to witness breath-taking performances, and to enjoy “meet-and-greets” at the annual Havana Jazz Festival, and in the rehearsal facilities of the country’s best dance companies and music performers.

  • Meet celebrated artists and view their art, in their home studios and at local crafts markets.

  • Visit a Havana cigar factory, including meeting the renowned Cuban cigar rollers.

  • Experience Cuba’s natural beauty first-hand.

  • Tour important historical locations including Old Havana and other UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as urban and rural Cuban living environments.

  • Visit Cuba’s respected community projects that offer high-quality cultural activities for youth, seniors, or people with special needs

Program Dates

Sun, Jan 17-23, 2016

(7 days / 6 nights)

 

Accommodations

  • 4 nights lodging at a boutique, ocean-side hotel in the Miramar neighborhood of Havana.

  • 2 nights in an ocean-side hotel in the Varadero region of Matanzas as a part of a 2 day journey to the area.

Special Features

  • Experience an inside look into the world-famous Cuban arts & culture scene, including opportunities to witness breath-taking performances, and to enjoy “meet-and-greets” at concerts of some of Havana's top musicians, and in the rehearsal facilities of the country’s best dance companies.

  • Travel back in time to experience the history through personal tours with our experienced guides, and visits to some of island's most important museums.

Package Pricing

Land Package Price

$2700 regular price

(Late registration (after 10/15) - $2800)

Our competitive land package price supports your needs while on the ground in Havana! Please see what is included below. Make sure to check out our special Pathfinders discounts!

Flight Package Price

Estimated $600-$800

Includes charter airline tickets, Cuban health insurance, Cuban visa, and all applicable taxes including Cuban exit tax. 

 

We expect that the government will release the exact prices within the coming months. We will notify all registered travelers as soon as information is released. (Travelers are welcome to ask about airfare from other locations as it becomes available )

Special Pathfinders Discount & Deadlines

Deposit in by October 15th, 2015 $2800

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A $500 non refundable deposit along with your registration form is required to hold your spot. 

 

Included in Land Package

  • U.S. Department of the Treasury license and MetaMovements letter of certification

  • Luxury motorcoach and personal driver for all transportation, including airport transfers

  • Welcome reception and pre-tour briefing

  • Knowledgeable, friendly MetaMovements Tour Leader

  • Expert Cuban Guide and Host

  • Translation for non-Spanish speaking travelers

  • Access to Cuban Health Insurance for any medical emergencies

  • All meals, except for 4 “paladar” dining experiences (to explore the cuisine in Cuba’s blossoming private dining industry.)

  • Exciting tours to the most important historical sites, and to the unique locations that most U.S. travelers have never seen.

  • Thought-provoking presentations by Cuban experts, and interactive people-to-people exchanges with the locals, all hand-picked by our experienced staff with your particular interests in mind (as presented to us in your personal interest surveys)

 

NOT INCLUDED IN LAND PACKAGE:

 

  • Optional out-of-program activities…  For example: a night-time trip to the Tropicana or a visit to the art museum.

  • Additional drinks, snacks, and meals outside the scheduled meals

  • Upgrade to a private room for only $350!

  • Tips & gratuities

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