Havana is calling...
We'll spend 5 days, 4 nights, in Havana, Cuba, on a unique culturally immersive journey into Spanish language and Cuban culture.
Pack your bags!
We'll take care of the rest!
Are you coming??
Check in to your colonial villa and head to our orientation talk. Enjoy our welcome reception at “AltaMira art loft” the home and studio of a family of artists.
Have dinner at Paladar Atelier and take in an evening stroll along the Malecón, Havana’s famous seawall.
Enjoy a morning discussion with Raul Rodriguez, Director of the Center for the United States Studies at the University of Havana about the education system in Cuba and his experiences as professor at Cuba’s most prestigious university.
Later take a walking tour of Old Havana’s Historic Center, including the Plaza de Armas and Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristóbal de La Habana. Have lunch at Doña Eutimia paladar. In the evening, enjoy a rum and cigar tasting, followed by dinner at Café Laurent, and a live performance by the Buena Vista Social Club at the Hotel Nacional.
Take a day trip to the Viñales Valley, a National Monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the valley and tobacco fields and learn about the cultivation and production process, followed by a rolling demo. Visit a private farm in the valley for lunch. Explore downtown Viñales and visit the central plaza, walk through the main street and visit the local markets and small businesses.
Return to Havana and enjoy the evening matinee with Reyna y Real at Casa de la Música or at Salsa Night at Salon Turquino.
Take a behind the scenes tour of Old Havana. Walk around the old city to witness Cuban life first-hand. Visit local bodegas, markets and the popular gathering places where locals play dominos and discuss about sports, transportation, jobs and other topics of their daily life.
Spend the afternoon at Playas del Este and enjoy our farewell dinner at La Guarida paladar. Spend your last night enjoying live music, art, and dancing at La Fábrica de Arte Cubano or La Zorra y El Cuervo Jazz Club.
After breakfast, we'll check out and depart for the U.S
Payment plan ($250 deposit. Payment plans available.)
Viva la lengua™: Havana Includes:
~ 5 day, 4 nights in Havana, Cuba ~ Cuban tourist visa ~ Lodging (double occupancy) in a colonial villa* ~ Airport transport ~ Meals (DAILY breakfasts. Lunch and dinner as stated in itinerary) ~ Ground transportation ~ All cultural intercambios and activities stated in the itinerary ~ Day excursions
+ Access to Viva la lengua: 4 weeks to conversationally fluent Spanish course
Course access begins: June 6, 2021
Travel dates: July 8 - 12, 2021
$250 deposit to reserve your spot
Final payment due June 26, 2021
YOU'VE NEVER TRAVELED LIKE THIS BEFORE!
*Note- Single occupancy room requests carry an additional charge $150
Policies and Cancellation
Payment is a confirmation of agreement to the following policies:
Refund policy: Please note that all payments for VIVA LA LENGUA™ experiences are non-refundable. Please try to make sure that you can attend the course and trip before booking it.
CFAR Insurance: I strongly encourage you to purchase ‘Comprehensive Cancel For Any Reason’ insurance (CFAR) within 10 days of your purchase, so that you'll be able to recover your investment from your insurance provider, should you need to cancel.
www.insuremytrip.com provides a variety of comprehensive cancel for any reason insurance options. Many CFAR insurance plans include medical insurance.
NOTE: CFAR insurance may only be available to citizens of the US and Canada. Citizens of other countries may not be able to recover the costs of their experience if they have to cancel after purchasing.
FAQ: Why isn’t my deposit refundable? We have to prepay vendors for the experience; therefore, we cannot offer refunds after participants make deposits. However, your travel insurance should cover a myriad of situations in which you may need to cancel your trip.
What insurance is required? Travel medical insurance is required. For travel medical insurance, our minimum insurance policy coverage for medical emergency evacuation and repatriation is USD $200,000 (or equivalent in other currencies). We will verify that all travelers have such insurance in place and coverage as per the requirements listed above.
We recommend the Insuremytrip marketplace where you will find a variety travel insurance options. You have the choice to use any travel insurance provider you'd like, as long as you send us proof of insurance at least one month before the scheduled departure. Failure to provide accurate proof of insurance prior to attending our trips will result in cancellation. **Please note many comprehensive cancel for any reason insurance plans include medical insurance.
Will I have a roommate? Yes. VIVA LA LENGUA is designed to foster community.
What if I don’t want to share a room with a stranger? ￼While we encourage room sharing to foster a sense of community, we understand that some people aren’t comfortable with a roommate arrangement. For an additional fee, we can provide you with a room for yourself.
Who will be my point of contact after booking? Please contact us as at firstname.lastname@example.org . We will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. In addition to that, you’ll receive frequent email communication and other opportunities to connect with your VIVA LA LENGUA cohort in the months leading up to your trip.
Do I need a visa to travel with VIVA LA LENGUA? Currently, Cuba requires a visa for U.S Citizens. We purchase your visa for this trip and the cost is included in the total price of the trip. For potential customers who aren’t U.S. Citizens, please use this free tool to determine your Visa requirements (https://www.visahq.com/citizens/ ).
How does the payment plan option work? When you purchase a VIVA LA LENGUA Experience using a payment plan, a one-time deposit is due at purchase. Once a month, on the same numerical date of purchase, the remaining payments will automatically be charged on the card that you used to book. For example, if the initial purchase was made on 12/15, the following payments would be debited from your designated account on 1/15, 2/15, 3/15, etc. A service fee of 6% is applied to all payment plans. NOTE: Final payment is due no more than 10 days from the date of departure.
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