Eat, Drink, Think Havana!

Join us for a food-trip of a lifetime!

October 28 - November 2, 2016

Havana, Cuba with a day trip to the countryside

Enjoy a rare and special opportunity to join food writer Nancy Nichols on an exciting and informative People to People trip to Cuba. Learn about the new cuisine of Havana and the exciting young Cuban entrepreneurs creating a new economy. Meet the new cooking talents creating a new gastronomic revolution on the island. Experience the must-visited restaurants and paladares, and some out of the way delights. Discuss the menu items with the chefs in their kitchens. Meet the Cuban People, see the architecture, experience its soul moving music and its deep rooted culture.

Your five (5) night and six (6) day program focused on discussions with individuals in Cuba that are working on your area of focus. Your trip will start in Miami where you fly to Havana and return to Miami from Havana. You will be housed in a very nice four star hotel in Havana. You will have a full time Cuban Guide, and a full time driver. You will use luxury transportation throughout the trip.The trip will include daily breakfast at the hotel and a variety of lunches and dinners. You will eat at Havana’s best restaurants and Paladares. There will be limited free time for dining on your own and for exploring on your own , and other related travel activities in Cuba. There will be a Manager from our company assigned to your trip to insure that everything goes according to plan.

There will be lots of time devoted to meeting everyday Cubans and to make substantive connections with them through frank discussions of both of our countries’ policies related to these fields. Cuba’s warm and welcoming people are waiting to engage with you and learn first hand about Americans and our values.

Art, architecture, music, food and the people of Cuba!

Cuba offers a wealth of artistic diversity. We will visit a variety of artists, Cuba's glorious architecture and experience its art & culture. The capital city has become a foodie town with the advent of many recently opened paladares (home restaurants), Get ready to sample a wide variety of interesting traditional and creative new food.

Most importantly, making substantive connections with the Cuban people will complete the picture of Cuba that you will experience.

It's now easier 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 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. Our 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 $ 2885.00 Per passenger

Air $ 545.00

Total $ 3430.00 Per passenger. $ 650.00 single supplement (Wholesale price)

Trip Details

Your trip begins in Miami with a chartered flight to Havana, where you will stay in the historic four-star Hotel Capri in the heart of the famous Vedado District.

You will be joined by D Magazine’s food and travel editor Nancy Nichols, along with an excellent, fully bilingual, Cuban guide.

The trip includes 13 meals: daily breakfasts at the hotels, and a variety of lunches and dinners. There will be time for dining and exploring on your own.


* Meet and greet at the Miami International Airport

* Round trip air Mia-Hav-Mia, Departure Tax in Miami

* Cuban Visa

* US Traveler paperwork management (People to People General License)

* Transfers in and out from the airport to hotel

* Medical Insurance in Cuba

* Accommodations for five (5) nights at excellent four star hotel

* Daily breakfast at the hotel

* Four (4) dinners
* Four (4) Lunches (Thirteen meals total)

* Luxury Motor coach transportation as per itinerary

* Full time, bilingual, professional Cuba based guide

* Program Management in Cuba

* City tours and visits to a variety of scenic places in Havana

* Visits to Cuban institutions as listed on the itinerary (museums, markets, factories)

* A private tour of Muraleando, an award-winning community art project

* Visit to Finca Marta Farm

* A visit to Hemingway’s Finca Vigia

* Our Cuba Travel Tips publication and extensive traveler guidance



*Tips for (Guide and Driver, baggage handlers & waiters)

*Single room differential ($650 per single traveler)

*Trip Interruption Insurance

*Air from Home City to Miami

* Departure tax on day of departure from Miami & Havana

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

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Departure is a few months away. This is the perfect time to book this special visit to Cuba. Sign up now to ensure your place; reservations are accepted on a first come first served basis.

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Meet Nancy Nichols

Nancy has been the Food and Travel Editor at D Magazine for 18 years. She says it's a perfect job for her as she loves to eat and travel and travel to eat. Nancy’s culinary adventures have taken her to Africa (8 times), Vietnam, Thailand, Borneo, Brazil, Uzbekistan, Czech Republic, and many other destinations. She has studied cooking in Bangkok, Singapore, France, Italy, and England.


Besides writing about food, Nancy has led successful group culinary tours through Cornwall, Italy, the Caribbean, Alaska, New York, Los Angeles, Texas and Havana.

In February 2015, she spent two weeks traveling all over Cuba and living with families. She learned to cook (and eat!) local foods from home cooks. Her hosts took er to local markets and restaurants where she was introduced to Cuban chefs, cooks, and agricultural workers at fresh food markets. In February 2016, she participated in a tour of Havana focused on the music scene. In May 2016, she led a culinary exploration of Havana.

Before her tenure at D Magazine, she spent close to 20 years working in and around the food business working in many different capacities --- from her first job as a waitress at the J. C. Penny's coffee shop to catering Christmas parties for Steven Spielberg and Jane Fonda. In between she was an event coordinator for the L.A. Coliseum and Sports Arena and produced events ranging from NBA basketball games to Bruce Springsteen concerts. A native of Dallas, she spent 11 years in Los Angeles before returning to Dallas in 1992 just as the local dining scene began its transformation.

Nancy is also the editor of SideDish, the most popular food blog in Dallas.

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

10631 N Kendall Drive Suite 1208

Miami, Fl 33176

For more information please write to

or call us at 888 225-6439

For more information on OFAC licensing please visit the following document:

Infrastructure in Cuba may not be maintained as well as participants are used to, resulting in potential challenges and risks. Participants must be careful walking, and aware of their surroundings at all times. Cuba does not have accessibility laws and some sites may not be accessible to travelers with limited mobility. Please contact us with any question.

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