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WEEKEND GETAWAYS

Take a look at our premade Weekend Getaway packages for group travelers. We offer a one night and a two nights in Havana package. Below you can find the detail draft itineraries for both packages. We are open to working with our costumers in any special request they may have. Just let us know and we can assist you in making your trip to Cuba your dream Weekend Getaway.

You can also look at more Group Travel options under our Upcoming Trips Tab.

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sAMPLE itinerary 1

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SAMPLE ITINERARY 2

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NEW REGULATIONS

On November 8th, the Trump administration released new rules on travel and trade with Cuba, much in line with the President’s already stated policy on June 16th. Despite headlines stating that travel to Cuba is now harder due to new restrictions, there are big reasons for U.S. travelers and those in the travel industry to celebrate. Under the new rules, all 12 categories of travel remain, and any American can still legally travel to Cuba under the popular people-to-people category, provided they do so with a company authorized and experienced in people-to-people travel. Tour operators continue to run trips as they have for years, commercial airlines are still flying from the U.S. to Cuba, travelers can stay in many hotels across the island, cruise ships are sailing, and you can still bring rum and cigars home for personal consumption.   

So, is it harder to travel to Cuba?  

 “No, it’s not harder for Americans to travel to Cuba. Much of what allowed Americans to travel to Cuba in the past couple of years remains. While there are some modifications in the new regulations, they are modest by previous regulatory standards. While individuals wishing to self-certify their travel under the people-to-people category, introduced only last spring, now have to travel with an approved company, couples, friends, and families can still travel among themselves or if they prefer a tour group, they just need to arrange their travel with a proper company. Travel to Cuba can be confusing and it’s always a good idea for travelers to speak with a tour operator with years of experience in Cuba to learn about options, ask questions, and make sure they are making the right decisions.   

Another interesting change, is the U.S. Department of State created a list of Cuban companies that American companies are not permitted to do business with. The list in no way impacts the ability for Americans to travel to Cuba. It reduces choices. More importantly, hotels that American’s frequent including the Meliá Cohiba, Hotel Saratoga, Iberostar’s Parque Central, Hotel Nacional, Four Points, and Meliá Varadero, Meliá Santiago are not on the list.    

As generations of Americans have known since the early 1960’s, travel to Cuba has been off-limits or severely restricted. When President Clinton introduced people-to-people travel in 2000 and again, in 2011 under President Obama, Americans started traveling to Cuba for the first time in decades. “Traveling to Cuba has always been political and restricted for Americans, it’s part of what makes Cuba special, intriguing, and popular” says Popper. “Since the new regulations were issued, we’ve already seen a surge in web traffic, brochure requests, and bookings.”