Afro-Cuban Cultural Tour

Price: $2,999.00 USD per person in Double and 3,299.00 USD per person in SGL

Experience Cuba's history, influence and culture through the exploration of the Afro-Cuban diaspora! IT'S TIME!

February 24 - March 3, 2017

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Havana/Matanzas/Varadero/Trinidad

Day 1 - Hello Cuba!


Arrival at José Martí International Airport in Cuba's capital city.

After arriving, a welcome cocktail in hotel bar

Day 1 Activities will depend on what time arrival is into Havana…..stay tuned!

Dinner at restaurant TBA



Day 2

Walking Tour Old Havana

Lunch at Restaurant TBA

Meet with Roberto Zurbano -writer, critic, activist, leading Afro-Cuban intellectual OR Nancy Morejon, a leading Afro-Cuban poet who has produced a number of journalistic, critical, and dramatic works (depending on availability)

Visit Belle Arte Museo

Afternoon cocktails at La Floridita, Ernest Hemingway’s favorite hang-out

Evening dinner at Restaurant TBA



Day 3 (Day of Art & Culture)

Visit home studio of Afro-Cuban artist Manuel Mendive

Lunch at Dona Eutimia

Meet with Nehanda Abiodun, a former member of the Black Panthers OR adjunct professor at Univ. of Havana Norma Guillard - lesbian activist and psychologist, (depending on availability)

Shopping at Almancenes de Deposit San Jose

After dinner at Restaurant TBA your evening is free…We will suggest concerts/nightlife/etc…



Day 4 – Matanzas/Varadero

Early morning departure for Matanzas

Tour Bellamar Caves

Lunch at Romanitco San Severino in the Plaza de Libertad

Short walking tour of town center

Kairos Center for African Folklore Dance Troupe

Visit Museum of the Slave Route (San Severino Castle)

Travel to Varadero (45 minutes)

Dinner



Day 5 – Varadero/Cienfuegos/Trinidad

Morning at beach and lunch before departure

Depart Varadero - On drive to Trinidad, stop at home studio of artist Carlos Alberto Cáceres in Cienfuegos

Arrive Trinidad

**Dinner at Sol Ananda

Evening free after dinner…suggest Casa de la Musica and/or Club El Rincon


**Musical group Alaclave to perform especially for group (depending on schedule)



Day 6

Walking tour of Trinidad

Lunch at paladar TBA

Train ride or bus to Valley of the Ingenios and tour area of an important slave area in Cuba

After dinner at Restaurant TBA your evening is free



Day 7 – Havana

Return to Havana in early morning

Time for Shopping and last minute personal touring

Sunset stroll along Prado and Malecon. From a specific point along the Malecón, we will be met by Coco Taxi’s and whisked along the street of Havana a restaurant to be decided



Day 8

Depart


*Itinerary subject to change



Sadly, all good things must come to an end! But, Cuba will always be here for you!



Tour package includes:


Lodging

All Meals except one (1)

Transportation by AC bus throughout the stay in Cuba

English speaking tour guide

Travel People to People License

Day Day activities (entry fees to museums, meetings, lectures, conversations with professionals, artists, etc…)

Emergency Medical Insurance while in Cuba


Please Please note: A $750.00 USD deposit is due upon registration.

The balance is due four (4) weeks prior to departure.



NOT Included:

Air travel to Havana - we will assist with flight booking

Travel Visa for Cuba

Checked bag fees & airport departure tax

Incidentals, tips and gratuities

Lunches and dinners which are not specified on the itinerary.



Disclaimer: This itinerary is subject to changes, however, options will be provided if something is changed or canceled. Also, hotels may be those listed or best available as they sometimes change changes at the last minute.




**Please note:

Our tour specialize solely in the legal people-to-people travel to Cuba for Americans.

All activities and tours are operated under the regulations set by American Laws.

YOUR CUBA TOUR CONCIERGE

CONTACT:

Tour Coordinator (Los Angeles, CA)

www.EmbracingCuba.com

Email: Byron@EmbracingCuba.com

Telephone: (323) 982-0552

Contact: Byron Motley



Tour Supplier: CAPS Tours (Toronto, ON)

www.capstours.com

Email: clemaxel@gmail.com

Cell: (647) 863-2146 (Canada)

Contact: Clem Axel Paredes

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