Havana, Viñales & The Beach, 5 Days in Cuba

Havana, Cuba

About

Join Sourced Adventures for the perfect 5 Days in Cuba!

 

Welcome to Cuba! A land rich with history, culture and delicious local flavor. On this Sourced Adventures exclusive tour, we’ll be based in the famed city of Havana for 4 nights and show you the best that this magical island has to offer. We work exclusively with private partners for our tours and accommodation, unaffiliated with the Cuban government, so you can rest assured you’re supporting small business in the local economy.

During the course of this carefully crafted trip, you’ll spend your days exploring the best that Cuba has to offer and be accompanied the entire time by a trusted, local guide. This trip is perfect if you want to get off the beaten path in Cuba but do so with security and peace of mind that comes with having all the details taken care of this people-to-people guided tour.

 

Itinerary

| Friday – Welcome! |

We’ll start our trip with an airport pickup from where you’ll jump right into an afternoon focused on that local drink classic, the Mojito. We’ll head straight to the “Mojito Center” and enjoy a tasting and learning all about this tart but sweet drink. That evening you’ll check into your room in an authentic, family owned house and before heading to the Buena Vista Social Club for a Cabernet Show with dinner and drinks included. That evening, feel free to explore or just head back to your accommodation for the night.

 

| Saturday – Havana |

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll then embark on a day of exploration of Havana. The tour will be with your own local guide and of course you’ll have a Classic, Cuban car as your mode of transport for the day. On this day you’ll have a chance to meet with locals, taste the local food and of course take in the stunning sights offered by this fascinating city that’s so rich with history and classic architecture. We’ll take in the the local churches, cruise down El Malecon stop by the Havana Forest and more. The day will include a relaxing break with an included authentic local lunch complete with a mojito per guest and some live music. That afternoon we’ll continue the exploration of Havana culminating in a visit to the Castle of El Morro. Stressed after a big day? We include a massage at your house before heading back out for tasty dinner and free night on the town.

 

| Sunday – Vinales & Countryside |

On our third day in Cuba, it’s time to Escape the City! After our delicious breakfast, we’ll hop back in our classic car to head out to the Vinales Tobacco region to learn all about that forbidden classic – the Cuban Cigar. In the morning we’ll enjoy a guided horseback ride before hopping in Canoe for a ride down local rivers. Following an adventurous morning, we’ll break for an authentic creole lunch. That afternoon, we’ll enjoy a Cigar tour to learn all about the history, production and secrets of the famous Cuban Cigar. Following our cigar education, we’ll head to an exhibition where we’ll learn more about the history – both before and after colonialism took its hold on this Caribbean island. That a Mojito class at a local restaurant in Havana (dinner on your own) before another optional free night on the town.

 

| Monday – Beach Day! |

After such an action packed few days – it’s beach time. After a hearty breakfast, we’ll head to the beaches of Santa Maria. Spend the morning enjoying the sun, water and surf before enjoying an included lunch right on the beach. This restaurant is known for is fresh caught, local seafood. After lunch we can go for a long walk or you can continue to enjoy the beach (it is a vacation, after all). That evening we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner with drinks, live music and salsa class.

 

 | Tuesday – Farewell |

Farewell! Depending on what time your flight departs, you’ll enjoy one final, hearty Cuban breakfast before returning to the airport. Of course this final ride will also be in a classic car.

 

 

Details

Pricing

All pricing is based on Double Occupancy. You must plan on traveling with another guest, there is no single option.

Click on "Check Availability" for up to date pricing and dates!

Trip Includes

  • 4-day & 5 nights accommodation in a ‘Casa Particular’ (Local Bed & Breakfast) in Havana
  • 5 tropical breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 Dinners (excluding dinner on night 4)
  • 6 Mojitos
  • Airport transfers in classic cars with air conditioning
  • Old Havana City Tour in a classic car
  • Fully guided experience in English with professional local guides
  • 30-minute massage by professional masseuse
  • Salsa Dancing Class
  • Horseback Riding in the fields of Vinales
  • Canoe ride through rivers and cave of Vinales
  • Tobacco Production Tour & Experience
  • Table in Cabaret Buena Vista Social Club with Dinner & Drinks
  • Mojito Lessons by a local expert

Not Included:

  • Tourist Card/Entry Fee ($50-$150)

Pickup Locations

All trips start and end at José Martí International Airport (HAV)

 

FAQ

Is it legal for Americans to Travel to Cuba under the Trump Administration?

Short answer – yes!

Since the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) went into effect on January 16th, 2015 there are 12 “authorized categories” under-which Americans may travel to Cuba.  These categories took the place of the previous law which had mandated a specific license.

This trip falls under the “Support for the Cuban People Travel”. Our trip covers the following requirements:

  • Our guests enjoy a full time schedule of activities that result with meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba
  • Our guests stay in a private Cuban residences and not in large, government owned hotels
  • Our guests eat at private restaurants
  • Sourced Adventures has partnered with the most trusted, self-employed small business owners in cuba to help execute our carefully crafted itinerary

Questions or concerns? Just reach out.

Can I travel as a single passenger?

Unfortunately no. Right now this trip is only based on Double Occupancy. You must plan on traveling with a companion. There is no single option.

Are flights included?

No. Flights are not included in this package. You are responsible for purchasing your own flights.

What time do I need to book my flights for?

You will need to book flights that arrive before midday on day 1. On the final day, please book flights that depart after midday.

What is not included in the ticket price?
  • Flights
  • Visa ($50-$100)
  • Travel Insurance (Required)
Do I need a Visa/Tourist Card?

Yes, you do! The Tourist Card is your responsibility to purchase through the airline that you book your tickets through. The Visa typically costs between $50-100 however you will need to reach out directly to the airline.

Tourist Cards are required for US passport holders to enter Cuba.

Where can I find more information about purchasing my Tourist Card?

You can find more information through this link here.

How may people will be on this trip?

The group size for this trip is 4-12 people.

Is there a minimum age minimum?

Yes! The minimum age limit for the trip is 21 years old.

Does Cuba accept American credit cards or debit cards?

No! You will need to withdraw cash in the USA and exchange it once you arrive in Cuba. You will be able to exchange your cash to convertible pesos at the airport.

Can I extend my trip?

Unfortunately we don’t offer the option to extend the package.

Our Promise

We're committed to providing you with the best value and best customer service possible, this is the Sourced Adventures promise. We have a trained and capable Group Leader on every bus who not only ensures you get everything you came for, but that you have the best time possible. We go above and beyond and our staff does the same. If you have a bad experience, or if something prevents you from enjoying the activity the way it was supposed to be enjoyed pleased let us know and we'll do what we can to make it right. We want you to have an awesome time, period -- it's what we do.

Fine Print

No refunds or reschedules. Any deposits are non-refundable. If paying a deposit, final payment will be due in full either 30 days after booking or 30 before trip (whichever comes first). No full or partial refunds are given to customers who miss the trip. In the unlikely event that the trip is canceled, your ticket will be fully refunded. Each ticket is good for one person. You must plan to room with another guest. Valid ID required. The package is valid only for tickets on the date[s] of the trip as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates. All dates and occupancy subject to availability. Rates are based on rooms filled with two people and double occupancy. It is mandatory for guests to purchase some form of Travel Insurance. Sourced Adventures recommends World Nomad.

In order to attend any Sourced Adventure whether your ticket is purchased directly through Sourced Adventures, Inc. or any of it's affiliates, distributors or partners you are required to sign and submit a copy of our release of liability waiver before departure. We will collect your waiver on-site and by attending you must agree to our release of liability terms outlines in our waiver. The waiver is available for view or print here: sourcedadventures.com/waiver

If you have any additional questions, please reference our FAQ page here: sourcedadventures.com/faq.