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Join insightCuba and experience Cuba's iconic rhythm during this seven-day tour centered around the country's annual Havana Jazz Festival, a tradition since 1979. Join us in 2022 as we celebrate more top musicians and give you a rare look into the thriving Cuban jazz and art scene. During your tour, we’ll not only attend evening performances as part of the Havana Jazz Festival, but we’ll take you inside the music scene with special meet-and-greets with musicians, music schools, and other celebrations around Havana.
2021 HAVANA JAZZ FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY
This evening, kick off the Havana Jazz Festival at the opening ceremony.
PRIVATE MEET-AND-GREET WITH CONTEMPORARY JAZZ MUSICIAN AND PIANIST DAVID FAYA
Meet the famous David Faya for an intimate conversation about Cuban jazz and history.
PRIVATE CUBAN DANCE LESSON
Some would say, Cuban's can dance at birth. At La Casa del Son, we'll see for ourselves.
MEET-AND-GREET AND PERFORMANCE AT MUSIC SCHOOL
The students at the Guillermo Tomás elementary music school in Guanabacoa will inspire you with their dedication and skills.
Inseparable from the lore and legends of Ernest Hemingway, the town on the Bay of Cojimar still echoes with the author’s influence.
SANTACANA ART GALLERY
Beatriz Santacana's art brings attention to the conflicts and experiences that shapes society in Cuba.
PRIVATE MEET-AND-GREET WITH GRAMMY AWARD WINNING TRUMPET PLAYER, YASEK MANZANO
Yasek has dazzled jazz audiences for years. You'll get to meet him up close and personal, at his home.
CLAVE DE SOL COMMUNITY PROJECT
This children's guitar chorus cements one of the many reasons we love to travel and why music is the primary thread in Cuban culture.
PRIVATE CONCERT AT THE FAMOUS LA ZORRA Y EL CUERVO
For jazz, La Zorra y el Cuervo has been likened to New York City's Blue Note, oozing with soul and history.
Each departure is custom-curated to provide the best experiences possible and from time-to-time specific experiences, and/or restaurants may not be available and will be replaced by an item of equal or greater value. A final list of daily experiences and dining options is provided roughly two weeks prior to departure. Each tour provides a full-time schedule of Support for the Cuban People activities and is fully compliant with U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations regarding travel to Cuba.
Six nights at the Meliá Cohiba Hotel
Premium Havana Jazz Festival All-Access Pass ($460 value) including guaranteed preferred seating and more
Non-stop round trip flights from Miami to Havana, including taxes & fees
Expert Cuban guide and private driver
Transportation and airport transfers
6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 2 dinners
Certification of travel to Cuba under the U.S. Department of the Treasury general license
Gratuities for luggage handling, restaurant service, and programmed activities throughout tour*
24-hour on-tour customer service
Health insurance in Cuba, included in the cost of your airfare
Customary end-of-tour gratuities for the Cuban guide and driver are left to the guest’s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received.
Dwell on views of city and sea at the elegant Meliá Cohiba, a five-star hotel on Havana’s famous Malecón. With its envied location in the affluent Vedado neighborhood, guests are steps away from Cuban life, including rum tasting, live music, and evening salsa at the hotel’s Habana Café.
This tour does not include flights, but our flight specialists are happy to help arrange them! When you book, tell us which city you're coming from, and we'll get back to you with a quote and a proposed flight schedule within 5 business days. If you accept our quote, we'll add the price to your balance due. You're also welcome to book your own flights.
Please note that presently, only a few airlines are operating flights from the U.S. to Cuba, including American Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest. For the most current information and schedules, please contact us or the carriers.