Havana Jazz festival 2015!

with Dorian Bennett

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December 15 - 22, 2015

Dorian Bennett welcomes you to this exciting music and culture trip that will be held during The 32nd. 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 Monday, December 15 to Tuesday, December 22.

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 cultural 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 Habana one of the best hotels in Havana.

The Havana Jazz Festival 2015 will be on fire as some important US jazz bands attend for the first time. You will go to every concert!

The Havana Jazz Festival!

Click this button for more information on the festival

It's now easier to visit Cuba!

On January 16, 2015 President Barak 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 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 $3775.00

Air $ 545.00

Total $ 4320.00 Double Occupancy

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

Your Program Includes

*Meet and greet at the Miami International Airport

*Round trip air MIA-HAV

*Airport Taxes upon departing Miami and Havana

*Cuban Visa

*People to People General License Paperwork

*Airport transfers in Havana

*Accommodations for 7 nights at the Hotel Melia Habana

*Breakfast every day at the Hotel

*4 dinners and 6 lunches (18 meals total)

*Visits to 2 artist studios, 4 museums and service orgs as per itinerary

*Reservations to music concerts and events for attendance on their own

*Jazz Festival Pass

*Motorcoach or van transportation for most events for 12 hours a day.

*Full translation by professional Cuba-based guide,

*Medical Insurance in Cuba


* Tips for Guide, Driver bellman and restaurants

*Airfare from home city to Miami

*After hours activities

*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 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

Photography by Jose Rizo and Michael Ontko
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