BUSINESS EXPLORER - 5 Days / 4 Nights

We will meet with Cuban entrepreneurs and experience first hand how they are doing business in Cuba today.

January 20, February 17, March 23, April 20, May 18, June 22, July 20, August 31, September 21, October 19, November 30

DAY 1 - Miami Departure: We will meet at Miami International Airport in Terminal G at 7:30 am to depart MIA at 10:00 am. After immigration and customs our guide will be waiting to depart in our first tour of the city – travel via private bus to have lunch at a paladar, which is a privately, owned family restaurants, for our first activities. Talk with the owner of one of Cuba’s most emblematic “Paladar” about their experience owning a private restaurant in Cuba: the challenges, benefits, and what they see in the future. A talk from an Executive of a Foreign-Based Company that has been doing business in Cuba for over 10 years. About their experience of establiching a foreign company in Cuba: licenses, banking, importing, and exporting transactions. After lunch we will check in at our selected accommodations. At 6:00 pm we will meet to depart Modern Havana City Tour and a welcome dinner at another family-owned restaurant or paladar (Meals: L, D)
DAY 2 - Cuba Entrepreneurs Meeting: After breakfast at 9:00 am we will depart for an official visit to El Centro de Promoción del Comercio Exterior y la Inversión Extrajera de Cuba (CEPEC) – the Cuban organization that promotes international commerce and foreign investments. A visit to the facilities of a private Cooperative, where their workers, own and run the enterprise. One of the workers/owners will tell the group of their experiences and how cooperatives are working in Cuba; and the advantages and disadvantages for foreign partners/investors. After lunch at a paladar Visit the Trade Center new Wi-Fi zone, a shopping center and a modern supermarket. At 7:00 pm we will meet to go to dinner at another family-owned restaurant or paladar (Meals: B,L, D)
DAY 3 - Cuban Organization Meeting: After breakfast we will depart to our first activity of the day.Visit the community project and exchange information and knowledge with organizers and participants of the project. During lunch at Club Habana, the fully restored old Biltmore Yacht and Country Club, we will participate on a talk with an attorney real estate expert about the Cuban real estate market: past, present and future., and conclude the afternoon with drinks and cigars in La Casa del Habano, in the Club. The evening is free to have dinner on your own and enjoy Friday night in Havana.l(Meals: B,L,) Optional Activity - See the show at Cabaret Tropicana or Cabaret Parisien at Hotel Nacional
DAY 4 - Visit Old Havana: After breakfast we will take a guided tour the cigar factory Partagas; then a Walking tour of Habana Vieja. Explore the historical and oldest district of Havana; walk along Plaza Vieja, Mercaderes Street, Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. Afternoon is free to explore Old Havana and have lunch on your own. At 8:00 pm we will meet for farewell dinner at the famous paladar El Cocinero, one of Havana’s newest and most avant-garde restaurants; and conclude the night next door at Fabrica del Arte (The Art Factory), an avant-garde art venue that is the home to everything art: theater, jazz, contemporary dance, exhibitions, etc. (Meals: B,D)
DAY5 - Departure: After breakfast and checkout we will visit el Mercado de Artesania (artisan market), in Old Havana. At noon we will continue to visit to the colorful Callejon de Hamel, one of the shortest but most interesting streets in Havana. See Funky street murals, psychedelic art shops and frenetic rumba music, and discover how the African Cuban religion of Santeria, a fusion of African belief systems like spirit worship and Christianity, is portrayed in street art and music. We will stop for lunch on the way to the airport for a 6:00pm departure arriving in Miami by 7:00 pm (Meals: B)

$3,595 per person
Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is $250.
To make a reservation, we only require an $800, non-refundable booking deposit payment. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure, or within 72 hours of booking, whichever is later. We will send a Reservation formed once we receive it with a copy of your passport we will send you a Pay Pal Invoice and you can pay with credit card.

⦁ Non-stop round trip flights from Miami to Havana via U.S. Government-licensed charter service
⦁ Cuba Entrance Visa
⦁ All land transportation, transfers in Cuba
⦁ 4 nights superior accommodations in Cuba
⦁ 10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
⦁ Professional, English-speaking local guide
⦁ Old Havana Walking Tour
⦁ Modern Havana Bus Tour
⦁ Tour of Cigar Factory Partagas
⦁ Visit Fabrica de Arte
⦁ Visit Callejon de Hammel
⦁ Mandatory Health insurance in Cuba

Casas Particulares: Bed & Breakfast / Private Homes Accommodations.
We have secure a group of homes in the best area of Havana that have been completely renovated into Bed & Breakfast that have between 5 to 7 private guess rooms. Each room has their own private bathroom and many have safes and mini-bars.

We have contract with the major US Government Authorized Charter Companies. We utilize different airlines: American Airlines, Easter Airline and Jet Blue that have planes ranging from B737-800 to their B777 jumbo jets.

⦁ Gratuities for tour guide, bus driver, restaurant staff
⦁ Cuban airport departure tax of US$30 paid in Miami Airport to the Charter Company
⦁ Optional travel interruption and cancellation insurance
⦁ Airline baggage fee $20 per piece and excess baggage fee of $ 2.00 a lb. after 44 lb.

We recommend you arrive in Miami the night before since departures are early in the morning.

Prices can change without notice.

Participants should know that Cuba is a special destination, and activities and accommodations are subject to change. The tour leader reserves the right to make changes to the published itinerary whenever, in his sole discretion, conditions warrant, or if he deems it necessary for the comfort or safety of the program.  Be assured that all efforts will be made to provide a comparable alternative should an item on the itinerary need to be changed or cancelled.