Havana Jazz festival

with Dorian Bennett

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December 14 - 21, 2014

Dorian Bennett and Cuba Educational Travel welcomes you to this exciting music trip that will be held during The 30th Anniversary of the Havana Jazz Festival!

Journey to Jazz Cuba

We are pleased to announce the much anticipated special People to People trip to Cuba, scheduled for Sunday, December 14 to Monday, December 21.

Learn about the culture of Cuba, meet the Cuban people, see the architecture,

experience its soulful music and deep-rooted culture. Meet musicians, experience

wonderful concerts and Cuba’s welcoming people, waiting to engage with you and learn about Americans and our values.

The trip will be led New Orleans Jazz aficionado Dorian Bennett who has strong ties to Cuban arts and culture and many connections in Havana.

This in an eight-day and seven-night trip focused on meeting and getting to know everyday Cubans, going to the best and most innovative music venues, meeting musicians and composers, visiting artist studios, seeing architecture, dining at the best home restaurants (paladares) in Havana and other activities consistent with the People to People license.

You will be staying at the Hotel Melia Cohiba one of the best hotels in Havana.

You will also attend some concerts during the Havana Jazz Festival.

We have teamed up with Cuba Tours and Travel to handle the myriad of travel details.

What is People to People Travel?

In 2012, US President Obama reinstated People to People educational travel, which allows Americans to travel to Cuba, via a Specific License, issued by the US Department of the Treasury (OFAC). All programs under the license issued to Cuba Educational Travel (License number CT-2013-303986-1) include a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities designed to promote meaningful interactions between Americans and the people of Cuba. People to People travel is not tourist oriented or self directed but 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.

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Trip Costs

Land $3410.00

Air $ 575.00

Total $ 3985.00 Double Occupancy

If you would like a single room please add $450.00 to price.

Program price includes

* Check in assistance at the Miami International Airport

* Round trip air MIA-HAV-MIA

* Cuban Visa

* US Gvt Paperwork & People-to-People License

* Airport transfers with guide

* Accommodations for five (7) nights at the Hotel Melia Cohiba

* Breakfast every day at the hotel

* One Lunch

* Seven Lunches

* Four dinners

* A visit to Ernest Hemingway’s Finca Vigia estate

* Visits to artist studios and four museums

* Full Jazz Festival Accreditation (all access pass)

* Visits to jazz venues and private clubs

* Motor Coach transportation to all events on our itinerary

* Professional Cuba-based guide. Fully bilingual

* Our Cuba-based Company Manager on the ground to assist the group

* Medical Insurance in Cuba

* Our Travel tips and other traveler guidance


*Airfare from home city to Miami

*Airport Taxes upon departing Havana (CUC 25)

*Single room differential ($450)

*Trip Interruption Insurance

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

Reserve early!

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



Your Trip Host

DORIAN BENNETT has long been a patron and supporter of the arts while living in New Orleans for over thirty years. This self-described “aesthete” studied fine arts and Russian, is classically trained in piano and clarinet, and has a deep appreciation of architecture and preservation. Dorian currently serves on the boards of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, French Market Corporation, the Historic

District Landmarks commission, and Family Service of Greater New Orleans, and was formerly on the boards of the Contemporary Arts Center, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Opera, and president of the Friends of Contemporary Art of the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Cuba Educational Travel

Cuba Educational Travel

Run by Collin Laverty, a leading expert on Cuba and U.S.-Cuba relations, Cuba Educational Travel organizes educational exchange programs and people-to-people travel for U.S. citizens and residents to Cuba. We believe our two countries have much to learn from each other and meaningful exchanges that foster dialogue can be highly beneficial to strengthening the artistic, environmental, medical, scientific, and social science communities in the U.S. and Cuba. Most importantly, increased travel and people-to-people contact will strengthen ties between ordinary Americans and Cubans.

Cuba Educational Travel's mission is to connect the people of the United States and Cuba. This is done through coordinating travel between both countries – in both directions – to facilitate two-way learning; as well as producing studies and publications about issues of mutual concern and organizing events in the United States that deal with issues related to Cuba and U.S.-Cuba relations.

People to People License Number: CT-2013-303986-1

Cuba Tours and Travel

The Cuba Art travel people!

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

For more information please write to customerservice@cubatoursandtravel.com or call us at 888 225-6439