What does an average 7 day trip include and cost?
7 day packages start at $995 and include at no extra cost:
- We supply private drivers.
- We provide a clean and safe centrally located private bed and breakfast.
- We will reserve and take you to all of Havana’s best restaurants and hottest nightclubs.
- Soft drinks, rum, beer and water included at the bed and breakfast.
- Daily made to order breakfast and Cuban coffee included.
- Museum admission and city tours included.
- A welcome box of Cuban cigars.
- Cigar factory tours and VIP cigar lounge access.
- Native English speaking tour guide for duration of trip.
- Fabulous day trips to beaches and other Havana sites.
Do you have any other packages?
If you want to make your own travel and accommodation arrangements, we can also just help you have a hassle free trip. For a few dollars a day, we can recommend and make restaurant reservations, provide transportation and give you our complete guidebook with 200 of Havana’s best things to see and places to eat. Contact us for a personalized quote.
Will my US credit card work?
At this time USA issued credit and debit cards are not accepted in Cuba. This may change in the coming years. Part of the service we provide is booking all of your arrangements before you arrive so you will have less things to pay for while you are in Cuba. We also handle changing money for you when you arrive so you do not have to go through the hassle of finding a money changer and getting a poor rate.
What do I need to do to obtain a visa?
Your visa is purchased at the airline ticket counter. The cost varies based on airline (usually from $20-$85). You will be asked to choose one of 12 allowed reasons to visit Cuba. The most common is “professional research” or “People to People which is a cultural exchange program”. We walk you through these very easy steps when you book through us.
What should I expect at customs and immigration upon my return?
You will clear customs and immigration like you would coming home from any other trip abroad. You will tell them you have been in Cuba and your reason for your visit. You will have no issues and this is all legal.
Should I rent a car?
We strongly advise our clients not to rent a car. Most of what you will see and do will be walkable from our centrally located home. When you need to go somewhere further, we provide you with a private driver. Cuba’s law states if you get in a car accident while driving, you must remain on the island till the case is resolved. Therefore we recommend our clients never drive.
Is Havana a walkable city?
Havana is one of the most walkable cities we know. The home you will be staying in is very centrally located. Havana also does not have a lot of automobile traffic which makes it very easy to walk the streets. 90% of our recommended sites and things to do are less than a 10 minute walk from the house.
Can I rent a bike/segway/taxi?
Bike rental is available as well as taxis. We eliminate the cost and hassle of finding taxis by providing you with a personal driver.
Are menus in English?
Most of the restaurants we recommend and send you to have menus in both English and Spanish. The waiters usually speak both as well.
How do I access internet?
There is a nice hotel with a very comfortable lobby one block from the house that provides internet access (WIFi) for $2 an hour.
How safe is it in Havana?
Havana and Cuba as a whole is considered one of the safest places on earth. Cuba’s tourism compromises 80% of their GDP and they protect tourists vigorously. Cubans are very friendly people and love meeting new people (especially Americans). Citizens are not allowed to own firearms and any theft or violence against tourists is swiftly dealt with. In our many years of visiting and bringing many clients down, we have had zero problems and expect it to stay this way.
When is peak travel?
Peak season in Cuba is from November thru March
Did the Kardashian’s damage Cuba?
It was the best case scenario. Cubans ignored them because they did not know who they are and we don’t expect them to return 🙂
When is baseball season?
Baseball in Cuba usually runs from August thru March
Can we leave tomorrow?
We like the enthusiasm! We generally need at least a few weeks to make your arrangements and make sure your trip is customized for YOU. We do not have generic one size fits all trips. Once you book with us, we spend some time to get to know what you enjoy doing and what you hope to see and then we build an itinerary just for you.
Do you offer group discounts?
Absolutely. Groups of 5 or more please contact us for a group rate.
Do I need to speak Spanish?
Not at all. While it would be useful, we will be on hand to make sure you never need anything and help you translate when needed. Also, most of the clubs, restaurants and tourists activities are offered in English and Spanish. Plus what a great opportunity to brush up on your Spanish. Cuban people love conversing and especially with Americans. You will make new friends fast and easy.