2023 New Year's Eve in Havana
Miami Pre-Stay and Havana, Cuba Celebration
Wrap yourself a holiday gift of this rare and once-in-a-lifetime small group tour to Cuba. Let the South Florida sun shine away any hint of holiday blues during a 4D/3N Miami Beach Resort stay. Dip your toes in warm Atlantic waters just steps from your 4-star accommodation. Choose to spend your time on the sunny Florida beaches, or join an amphibious tour of Miami, Miami Beach and Miami's Millionaire Row. If it's adventure you seek, dodge alligators, snakes and native wildlife on an Everglades airboat tour - or take a day trip to the southernmost city on the Continental US - Key West. Soak up its Caribbean vibes. Wrap up your Miami Beach getaway with Salsa lessons on South Beach before heading to Havana to ring in the New Year!
Your airport transfers are included, as is the 1.5 hour flight from Miami to Havana. You'll be greeted with warm Cuban hospitality by your bilingual interpretive guide in Havana, before embarking on a panoramic tour of the city’s main sites, including the Malecón, Revolution Square, and Vedado. Havana pulses with life, with its vintage cars and murals of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro making it feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Later, settle into your authentic Cuban homestay. You will have the unique opportunity to stay in casas particulares, or private homes, while in Cuba. Casas are similar to family-run bed & breakfasts (think AirBnB with breakfast in the morning) and all include private bathrooms, air conditioning, and security. You'll stay in the colorful center of Havana walking distance to all the action. Listen to music fill the streets just outside your window each day. Your patronage of these individually owned, spotless Cuban rentals, supports the individual owners and the Cuban people. Join the group for dinner on your first exciting night in Havana. After dinner, we visit an old factory that has been transformed into a center for Cuban arts and music.
DAY 5: NEW YEARS EVE!
After fresh Cuban coffee and breakfast, head to San Francisco de Paula, the neighborhood that Ernest Hemingway once called home. Tour Hemingway’s house and see firsthand where he wrote some of his most famous novels. Afterwards, dive into Havana’s vibrant music scene with a presentation from a local Afro-Cuban dance troupe, and learn some basic salsa moves. In the afternoon, we take a guided tour of the imposing churches, cobbled streets and colonial architecture of Old Havana. In the evening, enjoy a traditional jazz café and a special New Year's Eve Dinner. We'll welcome the New Year Cuban-style!
On your last full day in Havana, continue your exploration of the old town before ending up at legendary bar Sloppy Joe’s, a favorite of Prohibition-era Americans – here, you can learn how to whip up classic cocktails including the mojito. After lunch, explore Cuba’s contemporary art scene at the Museum of Fine Arts, shop for handicrafts and souvenirs, and enjoy a farewell dinner overlooking Old Havana and the Caribbean at the famous Hotel Nacional.
Today sadly sees Your Havana adventure come to an end. After enjoying breakfast together, say Your goodbyes then head back to the airport for your return flight home. (B)
Our all-inclusive pricing includes: air, hotel, daily tours, 2 meals daily on land, 3 meals and all beverages while in Cuba, and all foreign transfers. You can budget with confidence on an AdvenTour by Ava. Ask about our monthly payment plan!
$7750 pp/Single Occupancy/$6700 Double Occupancy
Deposit $750 by 8.1.2022, 14 payments of $500/$425 due the 1st of each mo. beginning 9/1/2022. Final payment due 10/1/2023. ALL PAYMENTS NON-REFUNDABLE. INSURANCE RECOMMENDED!
Gratuities included. Camera & travel insurance not included, but essential.
Dress in layers, wear pockets. You'll want to minimize bags and carry items in on this easygoing getaway. Comfy walking shoes are a "must."
27 Dec 2023 - 2 Jan 2024
DAY 1: Washington - Miami
DAY 2: Miami
Day 3: Miami to Cuba
DAY 4: Cuba New Year's Eve!
DAY 5: Cuba
DAY 6: Cuba to Washington
Be sure to indicate a contact phone number in the payment notes.
You will be invoiced for any catch-up payments due at the time of your deposit and must pay that amount within 5 business days of initial deposit.