Literary Havana VI

January 04-11, 2016

Join American author Tom Miller on a literary tour of Cuba!

Meet the people of Cuba and enjoy the music and culture of the island. Your trip to Cuba will expose you to the island’s literary qualities as they have developed from pre-independence to the life of writers today. This visit allows Americans to understand the Cuban people and experience the country through the eyes of its writers with the expert guidance of a seasoned Cuban observer, Tom Miller.

People-to-People travelers – those with a keen interest in Cuba’s literary world but little professional background in the literary arts – will likewise absorb the island's culture through American and Cuban writers. These Literary Havana trips, now in their sixth year, have proven successful, educational, and insightful.

Books, music, art, architecture and the people of Cuba!

Literary Havana travelers will make new friends and build relationships with everyday Cubans. Additionally we will be exposed to colonial, art deco, and contemporary architecture, experience the country’s lively music and its deep rooted culture. We will discuss Cuban poetry and literature with some of the island’s most articulate writers. Cuba’s warm and welcoming people are waiting to engage with you and learn first-hand about Americans and our values. Literary Havana travelers will make new friends and build relationships with everyday Cubans from many walks of life.

Left: Jose Marti, Cuba's most celebrated literary and political figure.

It's now easier than ever to visit Cuba!

On January 16, 2015 President Barack Obama liberalized People to People educational travel, which now allows Americans to travel to Cuba without all of the paperwork previously needed. This makes travel to Cuba infinitely easier. People to People travel is not tourist oriented or self-directed yet it is both rewarding and unique. It allows participants to visit a wide scope of organizations, institutions, and community projects that provide a deeper understanding of Cuba, its people and its culture. This trip includes a full time schedule of educational exchange activities designed to promote meaningful interactions between Americans and the people of Cuba.
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Program price

Land $3005.00 Per passenger.

Air $ 545.00 Mia-Hav- Mia (Includes Visa, Check in assistance and MIA airport taxes)

Total $ 3550.00 Per passenger. $ 550.00 single supplement (Wholesale price)

Your trip details

Your very special trip to Cuba includes full transportation-including air-starting in Miami, lodging at a wonderful five star hotels in Havana and Varadero, many meals, visits with artists and writers, an English speaking Cuban guide and much more:

*Meet and greet at the Miami International Airport

*Round trip air Mia-Hav -Mia

*Airport Taxes upon departing MIA & HAV

*Cuban Visa

*Transfers in and out from the airport to hotel

*Medical Insurance in Cuba

*Accommodations for five (5) nights Hotel Nacional de Cuba

*Accommodations for two (2) nights Hotel Melia Las Americas

*Daily breakfast at the hotels

*Four (4) dinners

*Six (6) lunches ( 17 meals total)

*Four (4) Organizational visits

*A rehearsal of the Folklorico Nacional de Cuba

*Specialists as per itinerary
*Motor-coach or van transportation to all events for 12 hours daily
*Full translation by professional Cuba based guide
*General License paperwork handling

*A copy of Trading With The Enemy signed by the author (see book details below)


*Tips (Guide Driver baggage handlers & restaurants)

*Single room differential ($550)

*Trip Interruption Insurance

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


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About Tom Miller

Tom Miller has been writing about Latin America and the American Southwest for more than thirty years, bringing us extraordinary stories of ordinary people.

Miller, a veteran of the underground press of the 1960s, has appeared in Smithsonian, The New Yorker, LIFE, The New York Times, Natural History, and many other publications. He has led educational tours through Cuba for the National Geographic Society, Cuba Tours and Travel, and other organizations. His collection of some eighty versions of “La Bamba” led to his Rhino Records release, “The Best of La Bamba.” Miller was born and raised in Washington, D.C., attended college in Ohio, and since 1969 has lived in Arizona 65 miles north of the Mexican border. His books have been published in Europe and Latin America as well as the United States. In recognition of his work the University of Arizona Library has acquired Miller’s archives.

Miller has been affiliated with that school’s Latin American Area Center since 1990, and makes his home in Tucson with his wife Regla Albarrán.

Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels through Castro’s Cuba

“Havana knew me by my shoes,” begins Tom Miller’s lively and entertaining account of his sojourn for more than eight months traveling through Cuba, mixing with its literati and black marketers, its cane cutters and cigar rollers. Granted unprecedented access to travel throughout the country, the author presents us with a rare insight into one of the world’s only Communist countries. Its best-known personalities and ordinary citizens talk to him about the U.S. embargo and tell their favorite Fidel jokes as they stand in line for bread at the Socialism or Death Bakery. Miller provides a running commentary on life in Cuba before relations were renewed; its food shortages, exotic sensuality, and baseball addiction as he follows the scents of Graham Greene, José Marti, Ernest Hemingway, and the Mambo Kings. The result of this informed and adventurous journey is a vibrant, rhythmic portrait of a land and people too long shielded from American eyes.

Lonely Planet says this "may be just the best travel book about Cuba ever written"

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 Treasury Department 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

We are located at

320 Pine Avenue, Suite 503.

Long Beach, California. 90802

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or call us at 888 225-6439

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