​Ursula Hosting, 2019

Havana Package

March 4 - 7 

Hello, 

Thank you again for choosing to travel with us to Havana.  It is truly one of our favorite destinations, and I hope it will be one of your as well.

 

I have updated this high level itinerary/proposal for your 3 night/4 day trip, two guests.  I removed Viñales y moved activities to fill in the gap.  Please let me know what you think. 

In summary, this package would include: 

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  • Airport pick up and drop off onboard a classic American car

  • 5 local activities in Havana.

  • Your own local host. Someone who would welcome you, help you with money exchange (best rate), assist with last minute reservations, taxis, coordination with tour guides, and anything else you might need. You can contact him anytime via telephone. 

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

  • 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 in advance. 

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

  • LGBT Guide - information of places to go each night of the week. 

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

  • A bottle of a 7 Year Reserved Rum by Havana Club and beers for the apartment.

  • Accommodations for 3 nights

  • Breakfast

Accommodations

Option Three - Private Art Deco Apartment - 1 bed/1 bath (San Juan de Dios 216)

  • Elegant, comfrotable, 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. 

  • Still not able to add images. I am sorry for the inconvenience.  Images were sent via email. 

  • Pros - Location, attention from staff, main bathroom is a main featured, and big breakfast.

  • Cons - Staff speak limited english, but you will have Jaime to assist if necessary. Third floor no elevator.  Strict no additional guests policy (this is common. Moat places won't allowed other nationals to come in. Mildred and Roberto, your hosts are particularly specific on this. We have never had issues on this, but it is good to highlight)

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Itinerary 

Updated with last changes. We can still move activities if you desire.  

 

Day One - Monday - March 4

  • 11:50 AM - Arrival - Our agent will be waiting for you at the airport to drive you to your accommodation (Please provide address). Estimated time of arrival at the apartment would be 01:30PM 

  • 03:30 PM - 05:30 PM Classic Riding Enjoy the beauty of this large city, 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. ​

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Day Two - Tuesday - March 5

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Once Upon A Time - Walking Tour - Let our guide meet you at the apartment and take you on a walk to remember. She will show you the main spots of the area; plazas, hotels, parks, shopping areas. Share with you history and current facts of this fascinating place. She will have a plan, but let her know if there is something in particular you would like to see so she can accommodate.  

    • Doing this the first day will be helpful to help you familiarize with the area so you can easily walk it on your own the remaining of the trip. 

  • 06:30 PM - Dinners with Locals - Jaime, our host, invites you to join his family for dinner.  His aunt is known for her hospitality and cooking! you are in for a treat.  Coordinate with Jaime transportation the occasion. Cost of the car is included.  

Day Three - Wednesday - March 6

  • 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM Beach Please - Only 40 minutes away from the city there is a beautiful beach. A place where locals and tourists go to unwind and relax. We like to take our guests to the gay area where you can rent lounge chairs, and order drinks and lunch while enjoying the sun and the blue of the Caribbean sea.  We recommend heading back around 4-5PM. 

    • You decide when to leave and come back. We provide transportation and some tips. The driver will pick you up, drop you off, and come back whenever you tell him to, to pick you up again.​

 

Day Four - Thursday - March 7

  • 10:00 AM - Revolution Museum - You can't leave Cuba without visiting this place. the advantage to do it with us is to have a local expert, as our lovely Laura, tell you not only what happened as told by the government but additional facts and perspectives from the people. Feel free to ask questions and compare understandings. Definitely one of the most educational and eye opening experiences we offer. 

  • 03:00 PM - Departure - Our driver will be ready to pick you at this time. You should arrive at the airport before 04:00 PM for your flight at 5:50 PM.  Let our host know if you rather a bit earlier or later departure. 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Nights out - I recommend based on your preferences places to go and explore for night live. Live music, bars, etc.  (e.g. Tropicana, gay nights, etc.)

  • Lunch/Dinners -  I provide a list of recommendations for restaurants based on my own and previous guests' experiences.  You tell us where you want to go and we will make all reservations for you. I am happy to provide suggestions as well if you are not sure.  This is valuable, as places in Havana are a hit or miss. 

  • Transportation We can also pre-arrange transportation to restaurants and additional places as you need. You can pay each ride in Cuba, or pre-paid with us so you don't spend your valuable cash in Cuba (remember no ATMs or credit cards). 

Other Options for Activities

  • Hemingway Tour

  • Dinner with locals

  • Castle/fortress tour

  • Art Tours (Studios, galleries, Community street projects, museums, more)

  • Guided Museums Visits

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

    • to Viñales (UNESCO site, beautiful country site, tabaco plantations, horse back riding)

    • 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

Cost 

​The final cost was: $1239

Let me know if there are any questions, special requests, or changes.  We can continue to tailor this plan until you are completely satisfied. 

THANK YOU