Your Cuba Travel

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Circus on the Ground ~ Havana 2020

train, create, explore

 

JUNE 24, 2020 - JULY 1, 2020

 

 

The natural beauty of the land and its rich, colorful history is what makes Cuba such a desirable destination.  Come and capture colonial Spanish architecture, UNESCO heritage sites, dramatic valleys, pristine beaches and rural communities that proudly open their arms to travelers. Cuba’s political history has created a mid-century time capsule where the 1950s American automobile and abandoned Soviet investment clash, a microcosm that only exists on this unique island.  Combine all this beautiful country has to offer along with a class act Travel Agency, to see Cuba through our eyes!

 

ITINERARY

Your Trip Includes:

*      7 days & 6 nights in Havana and neighboring cities

*      Round trip airfare. From port of departure (Miami or Tampa)

*      Cuban visa processing and fee (There is an additional fee for Cuban born travelers).

*      Medical insurance while visiting Cuba.

*      All airline and airport fees (U.S. & Cuba except baggage & excess weight fees).

*      Ground transportation within Cuba. 

*      All accommodations while visiting Cuba (Private Bed & Breakfast).

*      Entrance fees when applicable.

*      All gratuities are included.

*      Experienced tour guides (English, Spanish, Portuguese and French speaking are available).

*      Included meals:  Full breakfast made to order each morning, three lunches, and four dinners. 

*      Extended tour will include Full breakfast made to order each morning, five lunches, and six dinners.

Please advise us about any dietary restrictions or food allergies.

 

Not Included:

*     Baggage fees are common upon check-in at the airport.  These fees are the responsibility of the passenger.

*     Fees for theatrical or live performances outside of our tour itinerary are the responsibility of the passenger.

*     Travel insurance is recommended for all travelers, in the event that they have need to cancel.

The Originating City (Miami or Tampa):

*     Lodging arrangements for travelers who do not live in the originating city can be made for an additional fee.

*     We can assist clients who need travel arrangements to the originating city of the tours.

 



The Team

Nadine Johnson started practicing yoga to relax. While working 12 hour days and traveling over 100K miles per year, yoga helped her stay healthy and thrive in her creative career. She started teaching to help others find a healthy balance in life. She has always integrated her consistent practice of Ashtanga, Yin and Restorative Yoga in her teaching. Her love of circus training and Aerial Arts supports a strong and vibrant practice and safe teaching. She provides clear and concise direction to help take your practice to the next level. When she’s not traveling the world teaching workshops and retreats, you can find her in San Francisco, California.

Over the past 5 years Ash Rexford has done everything related to performing from the theater stage to festival grounds including choreography, design, costuming, make-up, direction, production, and everything in between. With a true passion for teaching Ash incorporates her experience as a sports massage therapist, dancer, contortionist, and clown into her instruction. While training with Ash you can expect to set SMART goals and create a clear training plan to meet them, as well as learn about your anatomy, how to use it in motion, and how to maintain safety and injury prevention.

Maia Adamss first relationship with movement started through gymnastics at the age of 7 and a variety of athletics from then on. Discovering the vast spectrum of different movement practices have been the key for her own balance and development throughout life. A Dedicated yogi for 10 years, she holds certification in vinyasa yoga and has trained aerial, contortion, acrobatics and hand balancing for the past 6 years in the Bay area with her focus on aerial silk performance. Maia is the owner of Aerial Artique, an aerial acrobatic studio located in San Francisco where she teaches and directs classes that run 7 days a week with a line-up of 12 different awesome teacher/performers to choose from.

Katie Nicole is a multidisciplinary performer and artist, based out of San Francisco, CA. Her inclination for dramatic choreography, combined with her childlike innocence, have audiences falling in love across the globe. Miss Katie began her aerial journey in 2012, falling head over heels for aerial hoop. Not long after, she found a fondness to dance trapeze, duo trapeze/aerial hoop, as well as bending over backward and grabbing her ankles occasionally. Katie has worked under notable names such as Rachel Strickland, Megan Wegg, Micah Walters, Rachel Walker and Dianna Larsen. She has performed with Cirque Du Soleil, and is an approved artist of Cirque Eloiz.


Itinerary from Miami or Tampa

Day 1

HAVANA, CUBA

* Arrive at Jose Marti Airport, Havana, Cuba.  Hola, Cubita Linda.  After clearing customs and getting luggage we will stop at one of the exchange stores for currency conversion.

Lunch is included:  Depending on arrival times.

* After lunch we gather as a group to discuss the program for our time in beautiful Cuba.  A welcome cocktail is part of this interaction, which is a terrific way to kick-off the tour while meeting your fellow travelers and the tour consultant.

* Afternoon classes/training

Dinner is included:  TBD

* After dinner features a casual walk around Central Park (Parque Central) in Old Havana for some music and site seeing.  We will stroll past the Capital Building (Capitolio), the National Museum of Beautiful Arts (Museo Nacional de las Bellas Artes) and the Grand Theater (Gran Teatro).  In the evenings, these architectural beauties are powerful and elegant with dramatic lighting effects.  We will stop by a local spot for a mojito, daiquiri, or whatever is your choice.

 

Day 2 

HAVANA, CUBA 

Breakfast at your residence.  During our tour, we start every morning with breakfast where we are staying so we can interact with the group more effectively.  During your breakfast, the wonderful home owners will share stories of Cuban life as seen through their eyes.

* Drive down Embassy Row to admire the beautiful Embassy’s that call Havana home. 

* Visit to Fusterland, the amazing mosaic city created by local artist Jose Fuster in an effort to create a better community for his hometown. 

Private Salsa Lesson

Lunch is included:  TBD

* Afternoon classes/training

* Prior to dinner, will embark on a panoramic tour (Convertible cars) of Havana:  Plaza of the Revolution (Plaza de La Revolucion), Colon Cemetery, Botanical Gardens (El Bosque de la Havana), Fifth Avenue (5ta Avenida) and the famous seawall, El Malecon.

Dinner is included:  TBD

* After dinner stop is the Hotel Nacional, a historical luxury hotel, circa 1930.  This is a great stop to see the city and the beautiful Malecon. Cocktails are pretty amazing. 

 

Day 3

PLAYA DEL ESTE, CUBA

Breakfast at your residence.

* This morning is spent in the local beaches, here you will have an opportunity to swim, snorkel or read a good book.  This will be a great opportunity to meet the locals of the area.

Lunch is included:  TBD

* Afternoon classes/training

* Tour of the Art Factory. Several floors of music, cocktails, and local art/photography for your enjoyment.

Dinner is included:  Local Paladar (a family run restaurant) featuring traditional Cuban food.

 

Day 4

HAVANA, CUBA

Breakfast at your residence.

* Today, we visit The Cathedral Square and tour the inside of one of the oldest Cathedrals in the Western Hemisphere.  This stop is a favorite of all religious denominations because of the building’s history and beauty.  Next, we travel down Obispo Street which is one of Havana’s most populous streets.  For those who wish to shop, this route is lined with stores from Bernaza Street to Plaza de Armas.

* Stop at the famous Bodeguita del Medio, one of Hemingway’s favorite Mojito stops. 

Lunch is Included:  TBD

* Afternoon classes/training

Dinner is included:  TBD

Casa de la Musica/House of Music for some local music and dancing.  The staff is happy to take the guests to the location, but you will need to get a taxi to return to the homes.  (OPTIONAL)

 

Day 5

HAVANA, CUBA

Breakfast at your residence.

* Today we visit the behind the scenes of the Alicia Alonzo, National Ballet Theater.  This is considered the most beautiful building in most of Cuba. 

* Visit to the Afro Cuban dance school, for a special view of the student life and the school that supports over 1000 students, in a beautiful community project.  (As long as the School/students are not traveling)   

 Lunch is Included:  TBD

* Afternoon classes/training

Dinner is included:  TBD

 

Day 6

HAVANA-SOROA, CUBA

Breakfast at your residence.

* Today take a quick drive to the beautiful area of Soroa, a biosphere that is beautifully landscaped in the higher elevations of the city of Havana.  Here we will enjoy the beautiful orchid gardens, which are considered an icon around the world as they date prior to the Revolution. 

* For those that wish to swim and enjoy the waterfalls of Soroa, this is a great opportunity.  Just bring your bathing suits. 

Lunch is Included:  In the Clouds

* Afternoon classes/training

Dinner is Included: 

* Final evening in Havana, Jazz Underground Club.

 

Day 7 

HAVANA, CUBA

Breakfast at your residence

Prepare for check-out and depart for the airport.

The above itinerary as detailed with Air from Florida Airport is USD $2,800.00 per person. 

An additional fee for single supplement of $150.00.

* Cocktails in excess of those provided in the package are the responsibility of the travelers.

Travel authorized by license through the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that authorizes registered guests of our programs to legally travel to Cuba to participate and engage in a full time schedule of authorized exchange activities in Cuba, which will involve meaningful interaction between travelers and people in Cuba.


Deposit

A deposit of $700 per person is required to guarantee your reservation, which will be applied towards the cost of your tour.  Deposits are generally non-refundable, except in rare cases when we cannot confirm all components of a booking at the purchase price. 

PAYMENT OPTION

We are happy to create an interest free payment plan for you once the deposit has been applied.   

Final Payment

Any pending balance must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to departure.  If your booking falls within the 30 days, payment in full is expected at the time of booking.  For those who wish, a payment plan can be established:  One month after the deposit is paid, the remaining balance will be divided by the amount of months remaining in order to have the balance paid 30 days prior to departure.


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