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$1999 & up -- Cuba: Licensed Escorted Trips w/Air, $1180 Off*

Sold out - (February 12, 2014) A new deal from this source was published on March 25, 2015
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By Gia Anayas

Cuba embodies a step back in time -- from the refurbished 1950s cars to historic buildings throughout the country. Explore its culture, art and cuisine with this $1999-per-person trip that includes nonstop air from Miami to Havana and a visitor's visa.

A travel ban from the U.S. has been eased in the past few years, and a few companies with "people-to-people" licenses now can legally bring travelers from the States. Yet these packages typically cost $3000 or more per person through other government-approved U.S. companies.

Friendly Planet Travel's five-night package fosters interaction with Cuban residents through daily cultural and educational activities, and it includes: 

  • One-night hotel stay in Miami before departure for Cuba
  • Nonstop roundtrip airfare on a U.S. government-licensed charter service
  • U.S. Treasury Department license, letter of authorization & Cuba entrance visa
  • Four nights at the historic and well-reviewed Hotel Nacional de Cuba in Havana
  • A Friendly Planet Travel escort and a "people-to-people" guide
  • All transportation within Cuba
  • 10 meals: four breakfasts, four lunches and two dinners
  • All taxes and entrance fees

Groups are limited to 22 people or fewer. The full-time schedule includes a stop at Ernest Hemingway’s Cuban retreat; a visit with Afro-Cuban artists; a trip to an elementary school; a performance from a vocal group and a talk on the country's music scene; a meeting with an expert on U.S.-Cuban relations; and a visit to a medical clinic in the Las Terrazas farming area.

Depart Sept. 21 at this price, or +$100 July 6 or Aug. 24; +$200 May 11 or June 8; or +$300 April 20.

This is part of a larger sale on Cuba packages including tours that visit additional destinations in Cuba.

Book by Feb. 12.
Friendly Planet recommends confirming prices and details by phone or email prior to booking. A $600 per person deposit is required at the time of booking. There will also be a $30 Cuba departure tax. Restrictions may apply. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and include airfare and airline taxes, fees and Sept. 11 security fee. Prices do not include excess baggage fees, extensions or optional items. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and may change without notice. Restrictions/blackout dates may apply. Please see the individual air carrier’s website for a full detailed description of baggage charges before making your purchase.

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