​Ursula Hosting, 2019

Havana Package - May 17-23

(6 nights/7 days)

Hello, 

Again thank you for considering traveling with us to Habana. It is truly one of our favorite destinations, and I hope it will be one of your as well.

 

I have put together a high level plan/proposal for your trip. A couple options for accommodation, and a list of activities that can be planned for a 6 nights/7 days trip.   With this plan, you will be able to experience the city and its art, its culture and music, check out some of their beautiful beaches,  visit the countryside,  and simply enjoy your time in Cuba.   

Accommodations

All our accommodations are located in central areas of the city. Either in Old Town, Centro Havana, or Vedado are all good locations depending on where you like to stay and what you like to do.  These are all privately owned and follow the rules and requirements of the US Government as it relates to travel to Cuba. 

Option 1/2-  Entire Floor House in Centro Havana  - See cost below

  • This is actually a small and super comfortable Bed n Breakfast that offers guests a lot of privacy and comfort.  It has three levels, a large balcony, and nice terrace. All rooms have AC and bathroom. 

  • The place has 5 rooms, but we could take over one of its levels and feel like your own apartment, with separate entrance, living areas, etc., for a very good price.  Level one has three bedrooms, and level two has two.  Either way you would feel like in your own apartment, and have access to the entire place, including its large terrace.  Either way, every person could her own bed since most rooms have at least two beds. 

    • Option One (two bedrooms)​ - $2779

    • Option Two (three Bedrooms) - $2999

  • The staff comes only in the mornings to do room cleaning and breakfast, and leave in the afternoon.

  • I personally know the team, and they would take good care of you. Great breakfast and service.

  • Located in Centro Habana. Which is walking distance from Old Havana, in the heart of it all.  It is a very safe neighborhood. Very representative of the city.

  • It is also only a couple of blocks from the famous Malecon, and near some of the best restaurants in the city like La Guarida, and Casa Miglis.

Option 2 - Two bedroom apartment in the heart of old town - Old Havana ($3349)

  • This is a 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of old town. Amazing views, and also with rooftop access. Elevator in building.   

  • Modern, with all amenities.  3 queen beds in total. 

  • Owner is very friendly and responsive.  

  • Apartment is located near plazas, multiple restaurants, museums, bars, shops, and more. 

Possible Itinerary - This is a sample created on your input. We can modify activities, combine them, or create complete new ones based on your interests

 

Day One - Friday - May 17 

  • Arrival - Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport to drive you to your accommodation. Our host will be there to help you check in.  We can arrange as many shuttles as necessary.  This proposal accounts for two. 

  • Afternoon - Classic Riding - Enjoy the beauty of Habana onboard a beautiful convertible American Classic car. This is experience is led by our favorite and most wanted guide. He knows about history and fun facts.  He will take you to multiple points of interest and some of his favorite spots too.  We can have this be a different day if incoming flights are later in the afternoon. 

  • Night Life - This day would be great to visit Fabrica de Arte, We could arrange transportation for you. Entry is just $3. 

Day Two - Saturday - May 18 

  • Old Town History Walking Tour  - Guided walk through the old town. Discover the main plazas, streets, and sites of this magical place.

  • Free  Afternoon - Continue to explore the old town, grab a drink near by.  

  • Night Life - Tropicana Show (front rows) - Enjoy one of the most famous cabarets in the world.  This is always a fun night.  It's not Vegas, or Cirque du Soleil, but it is a fun show. A lot of music and dancing Cuban style.  Entries include personal bottle of rum and an appetizer.  We include with this transportation as well. 

 

Day Three - Sunday - May 19 

  • Beach Day - Just 35 minutes away from the city you can enjoy a beautiful day at the beach. We will take you to a spot where you can rent chairs, umbrellas, and order drinks and food from the beach! perfect day to spend your Sunday funday. 

 

Day Four - Monday - May 20

  • All Day - Viñales - Breathtaking views, prehistoric sites, coffee/tobacco fields, organic farms, and other natural wonders made Viñales an UNESCO World Heritage site. Viñales is a complete paradise ready to welcome visitors, and what better way to explore it than on a horse.  Leave the house early in the morning, and be welcomed in Viñales by our local guide who will have your horses ready.  Some of the options are visiting tabaco plantations, learn about beekeeping in the area, swim in a local lake, ride near the famous mogotes, and more.  You decide the route. Note: We can also do this in a car if horse back riding is not for you.  Viñales is about 2 1/2 hours from Havana. 

Day Five - Tuesday - May 21

  • Morning - Art day  - After breakfast, we will take you to some of the most popular art projects in the city, like Fusterlandia, and a couple of private artists' studios. Our local art expert will share a bit about the realities of the local art scene and take you to see some of its best representatives.

  • Free Afternoon ( we can also do free morning, and plan activity for the afternoon) 

Day Six - Wednesday - May 22

  • Free Day - Enjoy your last day anyway you want. Shopping, sleeping, walking around your neighborhood. We are happy to give you some suggestions. 

  • Evening / Home Cooking - Dinner prepared and hosted by a family in Cuba. Get to enjoy delicious food, drinks, a cuban coffee from a terrace overlooking the city in the Casablanca neighborhood.  First meet one of the hosts and ride the ferry with him towards Casablanca, across the bay, where you will have the best view of the city.  This is as local as it gets, and yet, a different side of Havana.  The perfect way to end your time in Havana.

Day Seven - Thursday - May 23

  • Departure

  • Note: Depending on the times of your flights, we could schedule another activity for you. 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Nights out - I can recommend based on your preferences places to go and explore for night live. Lived music, bars, etc.  (Fabrica De Arte, Live jazz music, piano bar, salsa clubs, etc.)

  • We can also pre-arrange transportation to these places. You can pay each ride in Cuba, or pre-paid with us. We offer great rates, so you don't need to negotiate with cab drivers while in Havana. You will also have a cell phone to communicate with your assigned agent in case you need to cancel or change your plans.

  • Lunch/Dinners - I will recommend places for lunch and dinner based on your schedule/plan.  I can make as many reservations as you want, as part of our  concierge services.  I will also provide you with a list of restaurants for you to look at, search, if you would like. 

Some Additional Options for Activities

  • Hemingway Tour

  • Rum Factory

  • Castle/fortress tour

  • Guided Museums Visits (e.g. Revolution) 

  • We can also coordinate other Day trips - They include transportation and guide. These will require additional cost. Prices available upon request

    • to Varadero (World famous beach. This can also be overnight stay in an all inclusive resort) 

    • to Bahia de Cochinos ( Eco tourism, national park, learn about indigenous traditions)  

    • to Soroa - Terrazas (Waterfalls, nature walk and hike)

  • We can coordinate other experiences upon request

SUMMARY 

 

In addition to accommodation and activities, our package would also includes:

 

  • Round trip Airport transportation in an American Classic Car (2 shuttles)

  • Breakfast 

  • 7 activities in Havana

    • Including one day trip to Viñales​

    • Including 4 tickets, and transportation, to Tropicana, 

  • Concierge services before and during your trip. We know the city and can recommend and help with reservations at restaurants, shows, and other things to do. We can also help setting up transportation. All of this can be planned in advance and pay through us so you don't have to worry about bringing enough money to Cuba

  • Access to our local agent. Someone who is there to help you and guide you as needed. He will welcome you and go over your plan when you arrive, and will also be available to assist during the duration of your trip.

  • Assistance exchanging money at the best rate possible

  • All required paper work to meet US restrictions on travel to Cuba under the People to People Exchange category

  • Guides for the city as requested

  • A cell phone for you to use to contact our local agent whenever he is needed. We include $40 CUC credit (About $36 USD)

  • 4 WiFi cards (one hour each) so you can stay connected when you arrive. 

  • We leave in the apartment high quality rum and beers, as a present, for you to enjoy during your stay.

Please Note:

  • Final cost depends on the type of accommodation and the number/type of activities we do.

  • We are happy to work with you until we have the perfect package; remove/add activities as desired.  Price would be adjusted accordingly. 

  • We would provide guidance and recommendations for you to enjoy during your free time. 

 

Let me know if you have any questions or comments after reviewing the package. 

THANK YOU