Santiago de Cuba with Curuye!

Visit eastern Cuba and enjoy three celebrations!

July 03-10, 2015

Santiago is hot hot hot!

July 2015 in Santiago de Cuba will be an exciting celebration of two grand festivals and quincentennial of the founding of the City!



We invite you to a week long program to celebrate the FESTIVAL del CARIBE, Cuba’s cultural FIESTA del FUEGO (FIRE FESTIVAL), as well as the 500 YEAR FOUNDING of the VILLA de SANTIAGO de CUBA! Santiago will be alive with music and dance during this time with esteemed folkloric groups of Cuba's diverse traditions converging to perform throughout the city, along with the neighborhood congas santiagueras that traverse the city enticing all with their music to take to the streets.


Your trip will start in Miami. You will then will fly to Santiago de Cuba where you will spend five nights and days enjoying the Festivals and one overnight to the magical coastal town of Baracoa. You will be housed in the very high quality five star hotel Melia Santiago, and three star hotel Portosanto in Baracoa. You will have a full time Cuban Guide, and a full time driver. You will enjoy luxury transportation throughout the trip. The trip will include 13 meals total including daily breakfast at the hotel and a variety of lunches and dinners. Meals will be at a combination of the best government restaurants, the most exciting private Paladares. There will be free time for dining on your own and for exploring as you would personally like, and other related travel activities in Cuba.

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Cuba travel has gotten easier!

The new Treasury Department regulations for travel to Cuba have changed for the better. We are an agency that is primarily devoted to assisting travel General License holders. For all members of your party the travel license has liberalized considerably. Participants will travel under the General License for People to People travel § 515.560(c). This is a General License program that the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) offers for all travelers to Cuba. This new license was set in place on January 16th, 2015. People to People travel still requires a full time program of activities that will result in substantive interactions with Cuban nationals on the island. It requires that each traveler confirm their intention to maintain a full time schedule with this focus and it also requires an organization such as Curuye to certify that the participants will engage in a full time schedule and insure that this happens. We, as a TSP, are authorized to provide you the paperwork and administration of this General License.Once the travelers are approved to travel through the license program listed above we can make the travel arrangements below. We also look forward to implementing your program with the goal of insuring that it is followed. .. For more information on OFAC licensing please visit the following document:

http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/cuba_tr_app.pd

Trip details

FLIGHTS: Round Trip Charter Air service Miami-Santiago de Cuba/-Havana-Miami


ESTIMATED PRICES for 25-30 paying participants:

Land $ 2430.00 Per passenger.

Air $ 545.00 ( Includes airport taxes in Miami Cuban Visa and meet and greet at the Miami airport)

Total $ 2995.00 Per passenger. $ 450.00 single supplement (Wholesale price)


PROGRAM PRICE INCLUDES:

* Meet and greet at the Miami International Airport

* Round trip air Mia-Stgo-Mia

* Departure Taxes in Miami/Santiago

* Arrival assistance upon arrival at Santiago International Airport

* Cuban Visa

* US Traveler paperwork

* Transfers in and out from the airport to hotel

* Medical Insurance in Cuba

* Accommodations for 5 nights at five star Hotel Melia Santiago

* Accommodations for 1 night at three star Portosanto Baracoa

* Daily breakfast at the hotels * 3 dinners (welcome and closing dinners + 1)
* 5 Lunches (Thirteen meals total)

* Luxury Motor coach transportation as per itinerary

* Full translation by professional Cuba based guide

* City tours and visits to a variety scenic places in Havana and Santiago

* Our Cuba Travel Tips publication and extensive traveler guidance


PROGRAM PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

*Entrance to Festival events

*Passports

*Tips for (Guide and Driver, baggage handlers & waiters)

*Single room differential ( $450 per single traveler)

*Trip Interruption Insurance

*Air from Home City to Miami

*Overnight hotel accomodations in Miami

*All other items not listed in “PROGRAM PRICE INCLUDES”

Reserve early!

This trip is coming right up and there is limited availability on this great chance to visit Cuba. This is a perfect time to book your trip. Please sign up now to insure your place

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Accompanying your trip.......

KAY TORRES promotes Cuban cultural activities in Los Angeles and Southern California through her website CURUYE.COM and through The Curuye Cultural Education Project which she directs, She hosts monthly Cuban Dance Parties in L.A. and has organized music,and dance classes and workshops with visiting Cuban artists as well as film screenings. Torres also writes LA reports for TIMBA.COM, contributes to the SanDiegoRueda.blogspot.com and has been honored for her work promoting Cuban Latin music & dance on the West Coast by the Los Angeles International Salsa Congress, Torres says that her first trip to Cuba in 1989 to study with Cuba's National Folkloric Dance Company was ”a life changing experience”. Throughout the years, Torres has been captivated by the cultural interactions--sacred and popular-- of diverse migrations to Cuba, and their impact on Cuban expressions. Torres is bilingual and holds a BA in Latin American Studies.

Cuba Tours and Travel

Cuba Tours and Travel has over fifteen years of experience offering expert-driven cultural travel to Cuba. Our management and program-design team, working together with a team of superb Cuban travel associates in both Havana and Miami, are uniquely suited to offer you the finest in-depth travel program to the island. We are licensed by the US and Cuba and are fully insured. Most importantly, we have an abiding love for Cuban art and culture and have strong connections to the cultural institutions on the island.



Cuba Tours and Travel is a full-service agency licensed by the U.S. Government

TSP# CU-077926-b. CST number 2073790-40. Fla. Seller of Travel Reg. No. ST39635


Long Beach, CA. Office

320 Pine Avenue. Suite 503
Long Beach, CA. 90802


Miami, FL. Office

10631 N. Kendall Drive

Suite 1208

Miami, Fl. 33176


For more information please write to customerservice@cubatoursandtravel.com

or call us at 888 225-6439 Ext. 804

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