Experience the best of Cuba in five days...
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights
Price: $1799 per person on the basis of two people sharing a room, departing from Miami or Fort Lauderdale.
We fly to Cuba everyday. You may indicate the date of your desired departure in the "note" box in your My cart page when you are booking.
Experience the best of Cuba in five days...
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights
Price: $1799 per person on the basis of two people sharing a room, departing from Miami or Fort Lauderdale, and traveling during low peak dates.
Taimi or David, will meet you at the airport prior to boarding.
In this week you will explore traditional and majestic sights of "La Perla del Caribe." Havana, the heart and soul of the Cuban island, Soroa, the largest "orquideario" cultivation of orchids in Cuba, and Viñales, one of the most beautiful landscapes of the island (excursions may be subject to change depending on the wishes and interests of customers).
All stays are made in private homes and meals in "Paladares," privately owned restaurants to immerse in true Cuban cuisine.
-Your personal guide throughout the tour
-Food and Drinks
-Round-trip airfare to Havana from Miami or Fort Lauderdale
-Stay in private homes
-Visa for Cuba
What's not included:
-Meals and drinks
Day 1 Friday
Morning flight to make the most of the day
Accommodation in homes to meet the owners of the house and leave your luggage
Hike through Old Havana and learn about the streets where some of Havana's most important historical events took place. Tour of the city in a classic car, observing the Plaza de la Revolución, the Malecón, and the Avenida del Puerto, among other places of influence in Cuba's culture and history
Dinner and excursion to the Cañonazo
Day 2 Saturday
Breakfast and trip to Soroa. Soroa is known as the "Rainbow of Cuba" which offers a beautiful twenty-meter waterfall and stunning tropical mountains. There we can visit the largest orchid garden in Cuba and learn about its growing and cultivating process. After lunch we will visit El Castillo de las Nubes. Dinner and night out if you wish.
Day 3 Sunday
Breakfast. We will visit the Prehistoric Mural and the Viñales National Park. After lunch we set out for one of the most enigmatic and beautiful landscapes of the island, Viñales, there we can visit a tobacco plantation, the best in the world. Finally, we can take a guided tour on horseback through the valley and visit The Cave of the Indio or the Caves of Santo Tomas, exploring a natural and rural landscape.
Day 4 Monday
Breakfast. Visit to La Casa de La Cultura. Lunch and return to Havana for a last minute trip in the capital
Day 5 Tuesday
Return to the United States
CANCELLATION REFONDS WILL BE AS FALLOWS
4 weeks prior to the trip - 90% refund
3 weeks prior to the trip - 70% refund
2 weeks prior to the trip - 50% refund
1 week or less prior to the trip - no refund
POLICY FOR TRAVEL TO CUBA
CAN AMERICANS LEGALLY VISIT CUBA?
YES! In accordance with the NSPM, OFAC, the U.S. Department of Treasury requires that each traveler engage in a full-time schedule of activities that result in meaningful interaction with individuals in Cuba.
Such activities must also enhance contact with the Cuban people or support civil society in Cuba.
Treasury, Commerce, and State Implement Changes to the Cuba Sanctions Rules
Amendments Implement President Trump's June 2017 National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM) Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba
WASHINGTON – The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) are announcing amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), respectively, to implement changes to the Cuba sanctions program announced by the President in June. The State Department is taking complementary steps to implement these policy changes that cumulatively seek to channel economic activities away from the Cuban military, intelligence, and security services, while maintaining opportunities for Americans to engage in authorized travel to Cuba and support the private, small business sector in Cuba. The changes took effect on Thursday, November 9, 2017, when the regulations were published in the Federal Register.
In accordance with the NSPM, OFAC is requiring that (1) all people-to-people nonacademic educational travel be conducted under the auspices of an organization that is subject to U.S. jurisdiction and that sponsors such exchanges to promote people-to-people contact, and (2) such travelers be accompanied by a person subject to U.S. jurisdiction who is a representative of the sponsoring organization. Individual people-to-people nonacademic educational travel will no longer be authorized as announced by the President.
Renting a room in a private Cuban residence (casa particular), eating at privately owned Cuban restaurants (paladares), and shopping at privately owned stores run by self-employed Cubans (cuentapropistas) are examples of authorized activities. In order to meet the requirement of a full-time schedule, a traveler must engage in additional authorized Support for the Cuban People activities.
Our tours comply with all of these expectations
Taimi Fonst or David Portilla will meet you in Miami, will fly with you to Cuba, and accompany you throughout your trip. Upon the conclusion of the trip, Taimi and David will return with you to the United States. (... travelers be accompanied by a person subject to U.S. jurisdiction who is a representative of the sponsoring organization. Individual people-to-people nonacademic educational travel will no longer be authorized as announced by the President.)
You will stay in private homes with excellent facilities, offering you privacy, are clean and owned by a licensed host. (... support the private, small business sector in Cuba)
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Paladares privately owned restaurants. (... support the private, small business sector in Cuba)
Tropical Tours financially supports the Cuban Evangelical Church, we donate part of the money that you pay to the church. (...support civil society in Cuba)
Finally, an American can go to Cuba legally without a license or paperwork as long as your purpose of travel fits into one of these US government approved categories:
Educational activities in Cuba for schools, including people-to-people exchanges open to everyone
Professional research and professional meetings in Cuba
Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions in Cuba
Religious activities in Cuba
Humanitarian projects in Cuba
Journalistic activities in Cuba
Family visits to close relatives in Cuba
Activities in Cuba by private foundations, or research or educational institutes
Support for the Cuban people
Exportation, importation, or transmission of information technologies or materials
Certain authorized export transactions including agricultural and medical products, and tools, equipment and construction supplies for private use
Official business of the US government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations
If your travel falls within one of these categories, you and your family are automatically authorized to visit Cuba legally without having to apply for a license.