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Cuba Art Adventures

 
 
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We customize cultural immersion tours for creative travelers.

 

Our local guides offer daily cultural excursions and arts-based activities, providing an authentic experience in the heart of Havana and its surroundings. 

Learn Cuban dance from the experts, fill your sketchbook or photo album with inspiring images, and enjoy conversations with dynamic Cubans.

Along with building friendships across cultures through the arts, these trips contribute to fair employment practices and opportunities for our terrific team.

Our trips are flexible and can be customized for your small group. Choose your preferred dates of travel and travel partners, then design your tour from a menu of options!

 
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Special Event ~~~

 
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Meet the Real Cuba

Workshop Presentations with Laura Quincy Jones and Yasser Torriente-Rodriguez

Taste the best of Cuban culture & collect travel tips with a fun US-Cuban couple!

  • Learn how to make your Cuba travel legal and snappy.

  • Discover the island’s deep cultural gems - what resourceful and resilient responses to challenges, dance and music, multi-ethnic culture, education and social consciousness look like every day in Havana.

  • Collect tips on precious sights and experiences not to miss.

  • Get a taste of Cuban artwork, from museums to street murals.

  • Navigate tour options available to visitors on group activity visas.

  • Have an opportunity for Q&A during and after the presentation

In the Boston area this November…

Somerville – Sat Nov 3, 1:00pm   Somerville Armory ~ FREE!

Cambridge – date/time TBD Cambridge Public Library ~ FREE!

Arlington – Tues Nov 6, 7:00pm  Arlington Community Education Center ~ Register Here with code HL030

Lexington – Thurs Nov 8, 7:00pm Lexington Community Education ~ Register Here

Newton – Thurs Nov 15, 7:00pm   Newton Adult & Continuing Education Center ~ Register Here

Brookline – Thurs Nov 29, 7:00pm Brookline Adult & Community Education Center ~ Register Here

 

Join us in Boston to celebrate Cuban culture & Travel!

 
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Explore Cuba From the Inside

 
 

Colorful vintage cars, mesmerizing architecture, salsa's living roots, a proud spirit of communitarianism, white sand beaches, and gorgeous countrysides provide endless inspiration.

Led by charismatic and helpful local guides, daily activities include a walking tour of Old Havana, visits to renowned museums and cultural sites, private gallery tours, a vintage auto and architecture tour, day trips to the gorgeous Vinales tobacco valley and Cuban beach towns, dance and art coaching.... and of course mojito-making lessons! 

 
Havana is an artist’s paradise: full of bright pastel colours, crumbling facades and beautiful people.
— Jenny Rushmore, March '17 CAA Trip Participant
 
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Casa Accomodation

 

Accommodation in Cuba's classic "casa particulares" bed & breakfasts provide an authentic look into Cuban life.

Run by local families, these private homes are clean, comfortable, and equipped with kitchens and air conditioning. Bathrooms have showers and hot/cold running water. Casa breakfasts are typically tropical fruit, eggs with or without ham, rolls, coffee/tea, and fresh fruit juice.

 
 
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Cuban Friends & Family

 
 

Our guides for excursions are knowledgeable and give personal as well as historical experience. 

Our hosts are elegant and welcoming casa owners. Our salsa teachers make it easy to relax and have fun in Cuba. The Cuban friends who join us for meals will share their life experience and views, and be eager to hear your impressions of the country they love. Most of our travelers to Cuba tell us that in a country of beautiful and compelling sights and experiences, it's the people who leave the strongest positive impression. Here, it will be easy to make Cuban friends and begin to see the country through their eyes.

 
It’s a rare privilege to have passionate and articulate locals on hand to guide you in a complicated place like Cuba. The tour schedule provides something to scratch every curiosity itch.
— Alison Darrow, May '17 CAA Trip Participant
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Trip Packages

1. Experience Havana!

7 Nights: 7 Nights in Havana

Includes: 

  • 7 nights accommodation in lovely “casa particular” guesthouses

  • Daily guiding with expert local guides

  • Entry fees and activity expenses for a wonderful itinerary of cultural immersion activities

  • Local transport

  • Airport pickup and return

  • Welcome dinner with your Cuban team

  • Daily breakfasts in your casa

  • Day trip to Vinales valley with banquet lunch at an organic farm and tours of tobacco farms and prehistoric caves

  • Daily artistic opportunities including art, dance, and language classes

  • Cuban cocktail-making class

  • Tips for evening outings, activities in free time, and great places to eat

  • Travel Affidavit and documentation to fulfill your “Education and Person-to-Person” visa requirements

  • Pre-trip communication via email to answer all your Cuba travel questions

Pricing:
1 person: $3,600
2 – 4 people: $2,700 per person
5 – 8 people: $2,200 per person ~ recommended!
9 – 12 people: $2,000 per person




2. Havana Immersion 

10 Nights in Havana
(We think this is an ideal amount of time for an initial visit to Cuba!) 

Includes everything in “7 nights in Havana” package as well as 3 additional nights of accommodation, guiding, and activities. Includes some day trips outside of Havana (beach, Hemingway’s ranch), and more opportunities for arts/dance classes and connecting with Cuban culture.  

Pricing:
1 person: $4,200
2 – 4 people: $3,200 per person
5 – 8 people: $2,500 per person~ recommended!
9 – 12 people: $2,200 per person



3. Havana & More (Varadero Beach or Trinidad or Ceinfuegos with local guide) 

10 Nights: 7 nights in Havana, 3 nights at one location outside of Havana (Varadero beach or Trinidad or Cienfuegos) with local guides

Includes everything in “7 nights in Havana” package as well as transportation, guiding, activities and accommodation in Varadero beach (or Trinidad or Cienfuegos). Note that you will travel independently and will have excellent local guides when you are outside of Havana – we will plan, confirm and organize everything for you, but no one from our Havana-based team will travel with you out of Havana.

Pricing:
1 person: $4,600
2 – 4 people: $3,400 per person
5 – 8 people: $2,700 per person ~ ideal!
9 – 12 people: $2,200 per person



4. Havana, Trinidad & Cienfuegos with Private Guide

10 Nights: 7 nights in Havana, 3 nights in Trinidad & Cienfuegos with guide on the road

Includes everything in “7 nights in Havana” package as well as transportation, guiding, activities, accommodation and daily breakfasts in the beautiful cities of Trinidad & Cienfuegos. Note that your guide from Havana will travel with you to Trinidad and Cienfuegos. 

Pricing:
1 person: $4,900
2 – 4 people: $3,600 per person
5 – 8 people: $2,800 per person ~ recommended!
9 – 12 people: $2,300 per person



5. Havana, Trinidad & Cienfuegos with Private Guide 

14 Nights: 9 nights in Havana, 5 nights in Trinidad & Cienfuegos with guide on the road

Includes everything in “7 nights in Havana” package as well as some day trips outside of Havana (beach, Hemingway’s ranch), time to explore the beautiful cities of Trinidad & Cienfuegos and their surrounds, expert guiding throughout to plan activities and introduce you to the best of what the cities have to offer, more opportunities for arts/dance classes and connecting with Cuban culture in some of Cuba’s most beautiful cities. Includes transportation, accommodation, daily breakfast, guiding, activities, and most local transport throughout. Note that your guide from Havana will travel with you to Trinidad & Cienfuegos. 

Pricing:
1 person: $6,000
2 – 4 people: $4,000 per person
5 – 8 people: $3,000 per person
9 – 12 people: $2,700 per person



6. Taste of Havana

Day Tours only, for as many days as you like

Includes: 

  • 3-5 hours per day of guiding with expert local guides, to your choice of local favorites

  • Themed classes or tours by request, e.g. Cuban dance classes, painting workshops,architectural tours, eco tours, cocktail making class, etc.

  • Transportation for planned activities within Havana

  • Option to add on any additional activities, day trips, classes, transport, etc. on a per-item basis.

Note: The Taste of Havana does not include accommodation, entry fees and activity expenses outside of guiding, airport pickup/return, any meals, or long-distance transport. It includes a Travel Affadavit and Itinerary with other suggested activities ONLY if the average number of guided hours per day for your entire stay in Cuba is 3+.

Pricing:
1 person: $150 – 200/day/person
2 – 4 people: $100 – 150/day/person
5 – 8 people: $75 – 100/day/person



7. Design Your Own

Customized tours with expert consultation 

Based on the ingredients above and your own interests and needs, let us know what kind of tour we can help you design. Custom tours for architects, dancers, aficionados of any of Cuba’s cultural gems, eco-tour fans, families, etc. can all be organized to help you have a vivid experience with great local guides and new friends – with advance planning.  
Price varies depending on number of days, number of participants, types of activities, accommodation and transport needed, etc. Tell us what you would like to do, and we will send you a price quote. Or, tell us your budget and your top priorities; we will try to make it work for you. 




8. New Friends!


Join a group of other individual travelers

If you’re an individual or pair that would like to travel with other individuals on one of the above trips, let us know! The best way to move the process along is to be clear about the dates and package/pricing that will work for you.  

New Freinds trip open for December, 2018!

Interested in joining? Contact us!

Notes:

  • Items not included in trip packages are: flights, lunch and dinner (other than the Welcome Dinner and Vinales banquet luncheon), other personal expenses such as souvenirs or toiletries, or personal emergency expenses.

  • All guides and teachers are paid a professional international wage, in accordance with our ethical business practice.

  • 15% Friends and Family discount applies to all participants plus one friend/family member for 12 months following their CAA trip.

  • For all trips, $500 deposit is due at the time of booking, and full balance is due at least 30 days before the start of the trip. Detailed itinerary and casa bookings are provided when the full trip payment is submitted. Cancelations by trip participants will be refunded fully or partially depending on the amount of time until the start of the scheduled trip (see cancelation policy on our website); cancelations by CAA will be fully refunded.

  • Please submit payments by check made out to Roger Jones (CAA Executive Assistant) and send to: Roger Jones, 1000 North US Highway 1, Unit J401, Jupiter, FL 33477

 

 

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