​Ursula Hosting, 2019

La habana - VAradero

September

Hola Rocio, 

I would like to present to you a high-level proposal for your 5 night/6 day trip.  We are planning for one night in Havana, and four in Varadero.  Please let me know if you would like to change that.  

 

These are recommendations; I will work with you until you are 100% satisfied with the plan.  Again, thank you for the opportunity to present to you what traveling with Ursula Hosting could be like. 

Let me know if you have any questions.

SUMMARY

In summary, our package includes: 

 

  • 1 night accommodation in Havana 

  • 4 night accommodation in Varadero in an all-inclusive resort

  • Airport pick up on a classical car

  • 1 activity in Havana

    • City tour onboard a American classical convertible car.​

  • Private transportation to Varadero from Havana

  • Private transportation to Havana International Airport from Varadero

  • Breakfast in Havana

  • All meals and drinks in Varadero as part of the all-inclusive package. 

  • Concierge services before and during your trip. We know the city and can recommend and help with reservations at restaurants, shows, and setting up transportation. 

  • Access to your own local agent. Someone in Havana to help you and guide you as needed. He will welcome you in Havana, exchange money for you (best rate), go over plan,  and be available to assist during the duration of your trip.

  • All required paperwork to meet US restrictions on travel to Cuba

  • A cell phone you can use to contact our local agent whenever he is needed. We include $10 CUC credit (About $11 USD) 

  • We also provide you with 2 WiFi cards (one hour each) so you can stay connected when you arrive. 

Accommodations - Varadero - 4 nights

I am listing two all-inclusive resorts for you.  The first one is listed in multiple sites as one of the best, if not the best. This is where I usually send clients.  The second one also has good ratings, but is more economical.  I have not sent clients here before, but it comes recommended by local partners.  This is mainly to provide an idea of the price range in Varadero. If neither of this is of your pleasing we can look for others.  

 

NOTE: It is important to be open minded and remember there are some limitations in Cuba. Hotels can be disappointing for some.  Decor and facilities might be outdated in some buildings, food quality can vary from one day to the other, etc.   Nevertheless, guests are usually satisfied, and do always like the service. 

Option One - Five Stars Resort

  • This one is perhaps the best of the all-inclusive resorts. It is always at the top of the lists. Multiple pools, beach access, many restaurants, bars, spa, etc.

  • Architecture is nice, beaches are beautiful, and the rooms are very comfortable.

  • Rooms are suites.  

Option Two - Three Star Resort 

  • This one is perhaps one of the most economical options with good reviews in Varadero.  

  • Facilities are more simple and smaller than previous option, but still very comfortable, spacious, beach front, and with all the amenities of the large resorts. 

Accommodations - Havana - 1 night

I recommend staying in centrally located areas like Centro Habana or Old Habana.  Private apartments or rooms in Bed and Breakfasts.  Below I am giving you two options for you to consider. Since I know we rather keep price low, I am listing options that are economical. We could go higher, but not lower.  Nevertheless, these are both good options. 

Option One -  Room w/ Private Bathroom in small Bed and Breakfast - Centro Havana ($1349)

  • Very comfortable Bed n Breakfast that offers guests a lot of privacy and comfort.  Two beds in bedroom.

  • Three levels, large balcony, and terrace.  

  • Located in Centro Habana. Walking distance from Old Havana (10 min) 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 some of the best restaurants in the city like La Guarida, Casa Miglis, San Cristobal, and more. 

  • The staff comes in the mornings for cleaning and cooking, leave in the afternoon.  

  • Breakfast prepared in the apartment every morning. 

Option Two - Private Apartment - 1 bed/1 bath - Old Havana

  • Elegant, comfortable, very cute and with an amazing location.  Near major museums and plazas, famous building Bacardi (Original headquarters of the now Puerto Rican Rum) 

  • The staff comes in the mornings for cleaning and cooking. 

  • Breakfast prepared in the apartment every morning. 

​Possible Itinerary

This is an example of what your itinerary would look like. Please take a look and let me know what you think. 

Day One

  • Airport Pick up

  • Depending on the time of your flight, we could plan to have the classic riding experience this day during the afternoon, or another activity if you would like. ​ 

Day Two 

  • Morning - 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 favorites spots too. Route will include Chinese neighborhood, Colon Cemetery, Miramar, Vedado, John Lennon Park, and more.  

  • After Lunch - Departure to Varadero (2 hr drive). 

Day Three 

  • Varadero 

Day Four

  • Varadero 

Day Five 

  • Varadero

Day six  - Thursday. Jan 31st

  • Departure - Drive from Varadero into airport in Havana.  We will determine the time of departure based on your flight schedule. (2 hr drive)

Please Note:

  • Lunch - Dinner - We can recommend and make reservations for lunch and dinner in Havana. Concierge service is included. 

  • Final schedule (Dates and times) will be determined once dates and flights are confirmed.

Estimated Cost - Proposal 

We can offer the above plan for the following total cost:

 

  • Varadero Option One

    • with Havana option one - $2039

    • with Havana option two - $2079

  • Varadero Option Two

    • with Havana option one - $1379

    • with Havana option two - $1419

Final cost will be finalized once dates and accommodations are confirmed. 

 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

 

THANK YOU