Experience the Flavors of Cuba!

Led by Chef Douglas Rodriguez

Three Unique & Exclusive Culinary Experiences in 2017 conceived, designed and led by Chef Douglas Rodriguez

A culinary experience in Cuba cannot be confined to one region or one cuisine. "Cuban cuisine" is a cuisine abundant and diverse in its creativity and its impressive array of sources and flavors. Chef Douglas Rodriguez has spent years exploring and delving into the remote corners, shores, mountains and rivers of Cuba, in addition to the major cities, and has discovered Cuba's culinary magic, making a bit of magic of his own! Join him and your fellow food-loving explorers for an exclusive culinary adventure and a Cuban cultural experience that you and your taste buds will never forget.
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Jan. 7-14, 2017 HAVANA SPICE & VINALES VALLEY

Price: $4395 per person double occupancy

Single supplement: $750


Air not included - competitive pricing and new commercial airline schedules will allow us to get the best rates possible.


8 Days and 7 Nights


Havana is a city so beautiful and so mysterious that she leaves one speechless in her warm and sensual embrace. By far, the most cosmopolitan of all Cuban cities, Havana has a booming culinary scene. Experience the new and exciting flavors of Havana with Chef Douglas Rodriguez and journey to the the UNESCO Heritage Site, Vinales Valley that features magnificent limestone formations and history dating back to the Jurassic Era, and home to some of the most abundant organic farms in Cuba. You will have lunch at the Finca Paradiso in Vinales, known for it's exquisite traditional Cuban cuisin and you will also have the pleasure of enjoying a special lunch cooked by Chef Douglas Rodriguez at VIP Havana.


Let us show you Cuba first!


Please contact us for more information.


Email us at: customerservice@cubatoursandtravel.com

Space is limited for January 7-14 culinary Experience!

Contact us now for availability and travel agent commission information at customerservice@cubatoursandtravel.com and to block space for yourself or your clients!


Please put "Chef DRod" in the subject line of your email for immediate response.

March 25 - April 1, 2017 HAVANA SPICE & VARADERO PARADISE

Price: $4695 per person double occupancy

Single supplement: $750


Air not included - competitive pricing and new commercial airline schedules will allow us to get the best rates possible.


8 Days and 7 Nights


Havana is a city so beautiful and so mysterious that she leaves one speechless in her warm and sensual embrace. By far, the most cosmopolitan of all Cuban cities, Havana has a booming culinary scene. Experience the new and exciting flavors of Havana with Chef Douglas Rodriguez. Experience one of the most beautiful beach resorts in the world, a catamaran trip to a beautiful island and ceviche class by Chef Douglas with the fruits de mer of the Caribbean!


Let us show you Cuba first!


Please contact us for more information.


Email us at: customerservice@cubatoursandtravel.com

Dec 8 - 15, 2017 HAVANA SPICE & THE VENICE OF CUBA - Save the date!


Price: $4695 per person double occupancy

Single supplement: $995


Air not included - competitive pricing and new commercial airline schedules will allow us to get the best rates possible.


8 Days and 7 Nights


Havana is a city so beautiful and so mysterious that she leaves one speechless in her warm and sensual embrace. By far, the most cosmopolitan of all Cuban cities, Havana has a booming culinary scene. Experience the new and exciting flavors of Havana with Chef Douglas Rodriguez and journey to the port city of Matanzas, the Venice of Cuba, for a unique and unprecedented culinary experience in one of Cuba's most historic and mysterious cities.


Let us show you Cuba first!


Please contact us for more information.


Email us at: customerservice@cubatoursandtravel.com

What’s included:

  • Cuban Visa

  • Meet & Greet and Orientation Meeting upon arrival

  • Accommodations at 5 Star Hotels

  • All meals as listed in itinerary, including coffee breaks in the conferences and classes (all breakfasts).

  • Luxury, air-conditioned ground transportation

  • Admission to all activities, events and museums as listed in itinerary

  • Cuba-based bilingual, professional guide

  • Tour management in Cuba

  • Health insurance for emergency coverage

  • 24 hour assistance

  • Compliance with US Treasury Department


What’s not included:

  • Airfare to/from Miami.

  • Meals other that listed on itinerary or describe as on your own.

  • Gratuities for guide, driver, hotel and restaurant staff

  • Individualized hotel expenses (mini bar, room services, laundry fees, etc.).

  • Anything not listed in "what's included"

Chef Douglas Rodriguez & Alma de Cuba Restaurant

As you may know, I’m a son of Cuban Immigrants, my first visit to Cuba was 2013 I was invited to cook at an Art Festival Biennial. Ten American chefs where paired with Cuban chefs to prepare a dinner, I sincerely can say that this trip changed me. The chefs in Cuba have none of the tools that a chef like us take for granted, limited food resources, limited equipment, no internet access and may other challenges that a Cuban chef can experience on a day to day basis, yet this chef all have a great outlook, I call them true Iron Chefs.


After returning home from this trip I wanted to find a way to help my fellow Cuban chefs and began to organize culinary trips to Cuba. I have been back 13 times since my first trip, meeting culinary Players in Cuba and finally found a way to help my fellow Cuban chefs get some exposures. I have created a culinary exchange event, where we can cook together with a Cuban chefs.


All of this has been possible with the help of my partners Restaurant Alma de Cuba in Philadelphia and SRO (Starr Restaurant Group) Alma de Cuba Restaurant. SRO thank you for helping me spread the word and bring people to Cuba.


Chef Douglas Rodriguez Media Kit

http://chefdouglasrodriguez.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Chef-Douglas-Rodriguez-Media-Kit.pdf


Travel and Leisure December 8, 2016

http://www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/group-travel/travel-tour-operators


PRweb Article October 13, 2016

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13671645.htm


Miami Herald Article October 7, 2016

http://www.miamiherald.com/living/food-drink/article106786232.html


Wine Spectator September 2016

http://chefdouglasrodriguez.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/AlmadeCuba_WineSpectator_September2016.pdf


Miami Herald Article July 2016

http://chefdouglasrodriguez.com/hes-bringing-fine-dining-to-cuba-without-apologies/


The Inquirer Daily News June 29, 2016

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Douglas-Rodriguez-on-15-years-at-Alma-de-Cuba.html


The Wall Street Journal Feb 2, 2016

http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-one-tweet-might-change-cuban-cuisine-1454426895


Miami New Times May 6, 2015

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/restaurants/douglas-rodriguez-closing-de-rodriguez-7595418


New York Times March 6, 2015

http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/06/a-chefs-tour-of-cuba/?_r=0


Fodor’s Travel December 9, 2015

http://www.fodors.com/world/caribbean/cuba/experiences/news/8-outstanding-tours-to-book-if-you-want-to-visit-cuba-11608


Food GPS June 11, 2012

http://foodgps.com/interview-chef-douglas-rodriguez/

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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.


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


Miami, FL. Office

10631 N. Kendall Drive

Suite 1208

Miami, Fl. 33176

To get updates on Chef Douglas Rodriguez's Culinary Tours

: customerservice@cubatoursandtravel.com or call us at 888 225-6439 Ext. 804
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