Havana Jazz Festival
We offer full-service travel arrangements under the General License
categories issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Day 1- Havana Here We Come
The group meets at Miami International Airport for a charter flight to Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport. Upon arrival we’ll move through immigration, meet our local guide, and head into Havana. You’ll have time to relax and freshen up at the hotel. Early evening, the group will enjoy a welcome dinner and the Havana Jazz Festival gala opening.
Day 2- Havana
Day 2, you’ll enjoy a guided walking tour of the city through Old and Central Havana, exploring shops, galleries, and visiting ordinary homes to meet and talk with people about life in Cuba.
You’ll have free time and lunch on your own.
We regroup to visit the intermediate music school where students receive instruments from the Horns to Havana program, sponsored by organizations including Jazz at Lincoln Center. You’ll speak students and professors about the challenges of acquiring and maintaining instructions.
Evening enjoy more festival entertainment.
Day 3- Laz Terrazas
Visit Finca Marta, the organic farm and apiary of Fernando Funes. Fernando is an agronomist, son of a well-known food analyst, who for years has been leading Cuba to solve its food shortages with a return to small farming.
Lunch at Finca Marta
After lunch, we’ll visit the most successful new town built after 1959 at Las Terrazas, in the San Rosario mountain range this region was designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1984.
We return to Havana where you’ll have the evening to enjoy more festival entertainment.
Day 4 - Havana
Following a hotel breakfast (included) we tour the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), the graduate art school, famed for its architecture, as well as for its graduates. (We recommend viewing the documentary “Unfinished Spaces” directed by Alysa Nahmias before the trip.)
Then we’ll visit the community project of the artist José Fuster in Jaimanitas, where we’ll enjoy a group lunch.
In the afternoon we will attend a presentation about Cuban music with independent music label funder Isnay “El Jiguey” Rodriguez
Evening free to enjoy moreJazz festival entertainment.
Day 5- Havana
After breakfast we’ll have a guided tour of the contemporary Cuban art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts
After lunch you will have some free time.
Farewell dinner enjoy more festival Jazz entertainment.
Day 6 - Havana
After a hotel breakfast, we’ll meet for our late morning flight from Havana back to the U.S..
The 5-night/6-day tour is $5,200 per person, double occupancy; $5,800 per person / single occupancy.
The trip includes 4 Star accommodations, VIP passes to the Havana Jazz festival, all breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners, transportation in Cuba and guides. Airfare is additional.
A non-refundable deposit of $500 to the Center for Cuban Studies to secure your place is tax deductible.
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