Escape this weekend to Havana and learn about Cuba’s vibrant culture!! Experience Cuba first-hand with our exciting 4-day educational and cultural program. Explore the city, important points of interest, enjoy Cuban art and music, and dip your toes in the richness of Cuba. Meet with a community organization and dialogue with experts on various pressing issues.

In addition to scheduled activities, our programs provide you with multiple opportunities to meet and interact with Cuban people from all walks of life. Take advantage of the chance to exchange ideas and perspectives with you new Cuban friends.

You will be hosted by professional, bilingual coordinators who will expertly guide through your Cuba adventure!

Prices start from $800 based on the type of accommodations and the number of travelers (generally between 2 and 8 participants). Price based on double room occupancy (We will do our best to accommodate double room request for solo travelers, but we cannot guarantee availability. If a suitable room mate is not available, you will be required to pay the single room rate ($100).

Weekend Programs

WEEKEND IN HAVANA AT CUBAN STYLE SHOW+

This itinerary is subject to change

Thursday
Welcome and orientation meeting
Habana

Arrival in Havana. Airport pick-up

Transfer to casa particular (home stays)

Homemade welcome lunch (included)

Orientation meeting with local coordinators over lunch

Check-in (3 PM approximately)

Drive tour along Malecon from Vedado to Centro Habana

Visit to the Revolution Square

Dinner on your own – Our local coordinator will offer suggestions for places to have dinner

Friday
Old Havana, history and religion
Tour

Walking tour in Habana Vieja

Explore the historical and oldest district of Havana; walk along Plaza Vieja, Mercaderes street, Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral Square to enjoy colonial architecture and learn about the history of the foundation of the city, development and traditions

Lunch at a paladar (included)

Visit to the Church of Virgen of Regla or Yemayá (We will take the ferry across the bay to the Regla district)

Enjoy the most beautiful view of Havana from the other side of the bay

Return to the casa and dinner on your own

Optional visit to the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, an old cooking oil factory that has been restored and is now the venue for concerts and exhibits of vanguard art in Cuba

Saturday
COMMUNITY PROJECT AND LUNCH AT CUBAN STYLE
FAC

Visit to a farmer’s market and a bodega

Meeting with some members of the Community Project Espiral, a grassroots project dedicated to educate young people on environmental issues and sustainable development. Discussion on various pressing issues in Cuba with students and young professionals

Enjoy a cajita lunch and a Cuban coffee with members of Espiral (included)

Visit to the Museum of Revolution

Optional cultural activities – Our local coordinator will give you suggestions of cultural activities going on in Havana

 

Sunday
Souvenirs and departure
Walking tour

Visit to the Arts and Crafts Market in Old Havana

Lunch on your own

Departure from Havana

Arrival in US

 

The cost includes the following:

  • Hotel accommodations in casa particular (homestay) for 3 nights in Havana
  • Daily breakfast and a second meal as indicated in the program
  • Transfers available for recommended flights. If you select a flight or airline arriving outside of this time frame, you will have to arrange your own transfer Taxis fare typically run between 20 and 30 CUC per car
  • Ground transportation for all scheduled activities in Havana
  • Entrance/Program fee associated with scheduled activities (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Fees/honoraria for institutions
  • Expenses for Cuban participants (coordinator, guides, drivers and others)
  • Program coordination as it is indicated in the tentative itinerary, translations and expert tour guides
  • Administrative overhead fees

 

The cost does not include the following:

  • Airfare (Range price with JetBlue $200.00 -$250.00)
  • Cuban Visa (It can be paid directly at the JetBlue airport counter $50.00)
  • Meals no indicated in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

 

We strongly recommend to take the suggested flights in order to coordinate the airport transfers:

Thursday

From Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Havana

Departs: 7:58 AM

Arrives: 9:15 AM

Sunday

From Havana to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Departs: 3:00 PM

Arrives: 4:14 PM

Please check the website jetblue.com for the most updated information or contact us yvette@proximitycuba.com and we will gladly assist you with your flight requirements.

 

Availables datesPrice (Per person) 
October 5 - 8, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
October 12 - 15, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
October 19 - 22, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
October 26 - 29, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
November 2 - 5, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
November 9 - 12, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
November 16 - 19, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
November 23 - 26, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
November 30 - December 3, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
December 7 - 10, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
December 14 - 17, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
December 21 - 24, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now
December 28 - 31, 2017 $825 double | $945 single Book now

WEEKEND IN HAVANA: A SIP OF HAVANA SHOW+

This itinerary is subject to change

Thursday
Welcome, orientation meeting and modern Havana
Habana

Arrival in Havana. Airport pick-up

Welcome lunch (included)

Orientation meeting with local coordinators over lunch

Check-in at Hotel Riviera or similar (3 PM approximately)

Drive tour to Vedado and Miramar 

Visit the Revolution Square, the Malecon and the Miramar Trade Center

Dinner on your own – Our local coordinator will offer suggestions for places to have dinner

Friday
Old Havana, History and Arts
Tour

Walking tour in Habana Vieja

Explore the historical and oldest district of Havana; walk along Plaza Vieja, Mercaderes street, Plaza de Armas, and the Cathedral Square to enjoy colonial architecture and learn about the history of the foundation of the city, development and traditions

Visit to Taller La Gafrica in Old Havana, engraving workshop and arts shop

Lunch at a paladar (included)

Visit to the Museum of Revolution

Follow the steps of the History of Cuba since pre-Columbian times until current days

Optional cultural activities – Our local coordinator will give you suggestions of cultural activities going on in Havana

Saturday
Arts project and Eastern Havana
FAC

Visit the Callejón de Hamel, a street cultural center led by painter and muralist Salvador González Escalona. His internationally known artwork deals with the roots and influences of African religions in Cuba

Visit to Cojimar, the fishing village that inspired Hemingway's The Old Men and the Sea

Seafood lunch at a paladar (included)

Excursion to Santa Maria Beach

Return to the hotel and dinner on your own

Optional visit to the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, an old cooking oil factory that has been restored and is now the venue for concerts and exhibits of vanguard art in Cuba

 

Sunday
Souvenirs and departure
Walking tour

Visit to the Arts and Crafts Market in Old Havana

Lunch on your own

Departure from Havana

Arrival in US

 

The cost includes the following:

  • Hotel accommodations in Hotel Iberostar Riviera or similar (4*) for 3 nights in Havana
  • Daily breakfast at hotel and a second meal as indicated in the program
  • Transfers available for recommended flights. If you select a flight or airline arriving outside of this time frame, you will have to arrange your own transfer. Taxis fare typically run between 20 and 30 CUC per car
  • Ground transportation for all scheduled activities in Havana
  • Entrance/Program fee associated with scheduled activities (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Fees/honoraria for institutions
  • Expenses for Cuban participants (coordinator, guides, drivers and others)
  • Program coordination as it is indicated in the tentative itinerary, translations and expert tour guides
  • Administrative overhead fees

 

The cost does not include the following:

  • Airfare (Range price with JetBlue $200.00 -$250.00)
  • Cuban Visa (It can be paid directly at the JetBlue airport counter $50.00)
  • Meals no indicated in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

 

We strongly recommend to take the suggested flights in order to coordinate the airport transfers:

Thursday

From Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Havana

Departs: 7:58 AM

Arrives: 9:15 AM

Sunday

From Havana to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Departs: 3:00 PM

Arrives: 4:14 PM

Please check the website jetblue.com for the most updated information or contact us yvette@proximitycuba.com and we will gladly assist you with your flight requirements.

 

Availables datesPrice (Per person) 
October 5 - 8, 2017 $1030 double | $1250 single Book now
October 12 - 15, 2017 $1030 double | $1250 single Book now
October 19 - 22, 2017 $1030 double | $1250 single Book now
October 26 - 29, 2017 $1030 double | $1250 single Book now
November 2 - 5, 2017 $1165 double | $1385 single Book now
November 9 - 12, 2017 $1165 double | $1385 single Book now
November 16 - 19, 2017 $1165 double | $1385 single Book now
November 23 - 26, 2017 $1165 double | $1385 single Book now
November 30 - December 3, 2017 $1165 double | $1385 single Book now
December 7 - 10, 2017 $1165 double | $1385 single Book now
December 14 - 17, 2017 $1165 double | $1385 single Book now
December 21 - 24, 2017 $1315 double | $1535 single Book now
December 28 - 31, 2017 $1315 double | $1535 single Book now

1950s HAVANA'S WAY WEEKEND SHOW+

This itinerary is subject to change

Thursday
Arrival in Modern Havana
Habana

Arrival in Havana. Airport pick-up

Check-in at Hotel Nacional or similar

Welcome lunch (included)

Orientation meeting with local coordinators over lunch

Drive tour to Vedado downtown and Miramar on a 1950s convertible car

You will get to see the modern districts of Havana, enjoy the architecture and visit iconic places like the Revolution Square, the Anti-Imperialist Tibune, the University of Havana, the Malecón and the Christopher Colombus Cemetery

Optional dinner reservation at one of the best paladars in Havana

Optional jazz performance at La Zorra y El Cuervo (10 CUC cover not included) walking distance from the hotel

Friday
Cuban Pastimes
Tour

Visit to a Tobacco Factory

Learn the details of the process of making the worldwide famous Cuban cigars

Walking tour in Habana Vieja

Explore the historical and oldest district of Havana joined by one of our expert guides; walk along Obispo and Mercaderes street, Plaza San Francisco, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas, and the Cathedral. Visit to Hotel Ambos Mundos and see the room where Hemingway used to stay

Lunch at a paladar in Old Havana (included)

Visit to the Museum of Rum

Visit to La Bodeguita del Medio

 In this iconic and busy place you can enjoy their worldwide famous mojitos

Optional dinner reservation at one of the best paladars in Havana

Optional visit to Tropicana (75, 85 or 95 CUC cover not included) transportation not included

 

Saturday
Following Hemingway footsteps
FAC

Visit Finca Vigia Museum, Hemingway’s former house

Lunch at a paladar (included)

Drive tour around Cojimar, the fishing village that inspired Hemingway's The Old Men and the Sea

Visit to the famous bar El Floridita

Enjoy a daiquiri, Hemingway’s favorite drink

Optional visit to the Fábrica de Arte Cubano (FAC), an old cooking oil factory that has been restored and is now the venue for concerts and exhibits of vanguard art in Cuba (2 CUC cover not included)

Optional dinner reservation at Tierra, one of the trendiest restaurants in Havana located inside FAC

 

Sunday
Souvenirs and departure
Walking tour

Visit to the Arts and Crafts Market in Old Havana

Lunch on your own

Departure from Havana

Arrival in US

 

The cost includes the following:

  • Hotel accommodations in Hotel Nacional (5*) or similr for 3 nights in Havana
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel and a second meal as indicated in the program
  • Transfers available for recommended flights. If you select a flight or airline arriving outside of this time frame, you will have to arrange your own transfer. Taxis fare typically run between 20 and 30 CUC per car
  • Ground transportation for all scheduled activities in Havana
  • Entrance/Program fee associated with scheduled activities (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Fees/honoraria for institutions
  • Expenses for Cuban participants (coordinator, guides, drivers and others)
  • Program coordination as it is indicated in the tentative itinerary, translations and expert tour guides
  • Administrative overhead fees

 

The cost does not include the following:

  • Airfare (Range price with JetBlue $200.00 -$250.00)
  • Cuban Visa (It can be paid directly at the JetBlue airport counter $50.00)
  • Meals no indicated in the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses

 

We strongly recommend to take the suggested flights in order to coordinate the airport transfers:

Thursday

From Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Havana

Departs: 7:58 AM

Arrives: 9:15 AM

Sunday

From Havana to Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Departs: 3:00 PM

Arrives: 4:14 PM

Please check the website jetblue.com for the most updated information or contact us yvette@proximitycuba.com and we will gladly assist you with your flight requirements.

 

Availables datesPrice (Per person) 
October 5 - 8, 2017 $1595 double | $1795 single Book now
October 12 - 15, 2017 $1595 double | $1795 single Book now
October 19 - 22, 2017 $1595 double | $1795 single Book now
October 26 - 29, 2017 $1595 double | $1795 single Book now
November 2 - 5, 2017 $1795 double | $1995 single Book now
November 9 - 12, 2017 $1795 double | $1995 single Book now
November 16 - 19, 2017 $1795 double | $1995 single Book now
November 23 - 26, 2017 $1795 double | $1995 single Book now
November 30 - December 3, 2017 $1795 double | $1995 single Book now
December 7 - 10, 2017 $1795 double | $1995 single Book now
December 14 - 17, 2017 $1795 double | $1995 single Book now
December 21 - 24, 2017 $1945 double | $2145 single Book now
December 28 - 31, 2017 $1945 double | $2145 single Book now

 

NUMBER OF TRAVELERS: Between 5 and 10

-We will do our best to accommodate double room request for solo travelers, but we cannot guarantee availability.

-Your local coordinators will provide you a guide to nearby restaurants. For the more adventurous, we will also provide a guide to the top restaurants throughout the city.

-Local coordinators will have information about current cultural offerings. In some cases we will also assist with arrangements.

-You can contact us directly at contact@proximitycuba.com to customize your People-to-People program based on your interests.