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Visit Cuba's Most Popular Beach Destination, Varadero / Walking Tour of Old Havana / Explore Cardenas / Visit a Sugar Cane Museum / Tour Havana's Museum of Fine Art / 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 legal people-to-people travel and get an inside look at two of Cuba’s most popular cities, Havana and Varadero. We’ll show you what makes each of these cities so popular, with people-to-people excursions that let you dive right in. 

Smiling Cuban gentleman greeting Americans in Old Havana
Varadero
Day 1

Arrive on your direct flight to Varadero’s Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport. After clearing immigration and customs, you’ll head to the Meliá Varadero resort for check-in and orientation.* Then you'll meet with a local artist on a visit to a ceramic workshop before having lunch at the hotel, where you will be joined by a guest speaker and friend of insightCuba who will discuss the local environment. Then, take a walking tour of your surroundings with a local expert to learn about the ecology of Varadero. Later you’ll return to the hotel for a welcome dinner.

Meals | Lunch, Dinner

*Check-in begins roughly at 3pm ET. The tour start time will vary slightly depending on flight arrivals.

Turquoise blue Caribbean water in Varadero, Cuba
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

Classic American Cars in Havana, Cuba
Varadero / Havana
Day 3

After breakfast, we’ll drive along the beautiful coast for a 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. You’ll stop for a visit at a local artist studio before getting a special panoramic look at this historic neighborhood. 

After lunch on your own in Old Havana, we’ll tour other areas of the city, including Centro Havana, Vedado and Miramar. Our day trip will also include a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts accompanied by a local specialist. After dinner on your own, we’ll return to your hotel in Varadero.

Meals | Breakfast

Driving in classic American car in Cuba
Varadero ¡Adios, Cuba!
Day 4

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

Meals | Breakfast

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. Due to the unique nature of our programming, each departure is custom designed and not every activity listed on this itinerary is always available. Please rest assured that our team in both Cuba and the U.S. take special care in planning each excursion and draws from almost two decades of experience, relationships, and activities to make each itinerary exceptional. Each tour provides a full-time schedule of educational people-to-people exchange activities and is fully compliant with U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations regarding travel to Cuba. These same regulations provide that guest participation on each tour is mandatory.

  • Private Cuban driver

  • Three breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners

  • 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

  • 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
Oct 26 – Oct 29, 2017$2,495$99  
SOLD OUT
Nov 9 – Nov 12, 2017$2,495$99  
Nov 23 – Nov 26, 2017$2,495$99  
Dec 14 – Dec 17, 2017$2,495$99  
SOLD OUT
Dec 23 – Dec 26, 2017$2,695$99  
Dec 29, 2017 – Jan 1, 2018$2,795$99  
Jan 11 – Jan 14, 2018$2,495$99  
Jan 25 – Jan 28, 2018$2,495$99  
Feb 1 – Feb 4, 2018$2,495$99  
Feb 15 – Feb 18, 2018$2,495$99
Only 6 spots left!
 
Mar 1 – Mar 4, 2018$2,495$99  
Mar 15 – Mar 18, 2018$2,495$99  
Mar 29 – Apr 1, 2018$2,495$99  
Apr 12 – Apr 15, 2018$2,495$99  
Apr 26 – Apr 29, 2018$2,495$99
Only 8 spots left!
 
May 17 – May 20, 2018$2,495$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$2,395$99  
Oct 4 – Oct 7, 2018$2,395$99  
Nov 8 – Nov 11, 2018$2,495$99  
Nov 22 – Nov 25, 2018$2,495$99  
Dec 13 – Dec 16, 2018$2,495$99  
Dec 27 – Dec 30, 2018$2,595$99  
Dec 30, 2018 – Jan 2, 2019$2,695$99  

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy pricing, add $700. 

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. 

CHILD DISCOUNT: Discount applicable only with two full paying adults. Adults and children must stay in the same room.

Children 8 – 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 Getaway package and does not include air.

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. 

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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