Preservation Hall Jazz Band goes to Cuba!

December 14-22, 2015

You are invited to join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in a historic visit to the The 37 th Anniversary edition of Havana Jazz Festival one of the most exciting musical events of the Americas! Join us on a trip that will be part of a landmark musical meeting between the people of Havana and this quintessential American Orquestra!
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Be Part of Musical History and see Cuba in the process!

You can be part of this unique and historic musical experience by joining us in this special People to People trip to Cuba, scheduled for Monday, December 14 to Tuesday, December 22, 2015.

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.

This in an eight-day and seven-night trip focused on accompanying the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to their major concert date at the Festival. In the process you will meet and gett to know everyday Cubans, go to the best and most innovative music venues, meet musicians and composers and visit artist studios. You will experience the wonderful architecture of Havana, dine at the best home restaurants (Paladares). And get to know the city and the people of Havana. Your activities will be consistent with the People to People General License.

You will be staying at the Grande Dame of Cuban Hotels. The Hotel Nacional.

It's now easier to visit Cuba!

On January 16, 2015 President 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 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. This PVAC 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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Trip Costs

Land $3980.00

Air $ 545.00

Total $ 4525.00 Double Occupancy

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

Program price includes

*Meet and greet and check in assistance at the Miami International Airport
*Round trip air MIA­-Havana- Miami on Public Charter
*US Gvt. Paperwork including People to People GENERAL license
*Cuban Travel Visa
*Accommodations for 1 night at Airport Doubletree Hotel Miami (night before departure)
*Accommodations 7 nights at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba
*Breakfast every day at the hotel (7)
*4 dinners
*4 lunches (15 meals total)

*A special gala luncheon with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

*Good seats at the Preservation Hall band performance and after-concert visit with band.

*Motor coach or van transportation to all events for 12 hours a day
*Full translation by professional Cuba ­based guide
*Medical Insurance in Cuba

*Full JAZZ Festival tickets for the whole week
*City tours and visits to a variety of scenic places in Havana
*Visit to a Rum factory
*Day trip to Vinales valley countryside

*A visit to the Folklorico Nacional de Cuba

*Professional tour management in Cuba by our staff.

PROGRAM PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: *Tips (baggage handlers, guide, driver & restaurants) *Airport Taxes upon departing Havana (CUC 25) *Single room differential ($450) *Trip Interruption Insurance *All other items not listed in “PROGRAM PRICE INCLUDES”


The Jazz Festival is a few months away.Sign up now to insure your spot on this awesome trip!

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Bring a used musical instrument or supplies to Cuba!

While we are in Cuba we will make a donation of musical instruments to the young aspiring musicians of Cuba! Check your garage, or your back closet. Or visit your local thrift store or music store. Any instrument in working order or sheet music, drumsticks, etc will be greatly appreciated by these young music students. Our collective contribution of musical instruments and supplies will go a long way to keep music happening on the island!

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

"The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has a responsibility to not only carry on the traditions, musical and cultural, that were handed down to us by the generations that came before, we also have a responsibility to contribute our voice and experiences to the New Orleans musical tradition." – Ben Jaffe


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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.

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The Havana Jazz Festival 2015

Now in its 37th year, The Havana Jazz Festival is one of Cuba's most exciting and international yearly events. The city opens up to music aficionados and musicians and they are celebrated citywide.