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Visit Cuba During Havana's Art Biennial

Tour Operator | David Cogswell | March 03, 2015

Visit Cuba During Havana's Art Biennial

Photo by David Cogswell

With interest in Cuba soaring even more after President Obama announced a plan to normalize relations with the island nation, eager Cuba seekers don’t seem to need any extra reasons to go, but Insight Cuba is providing one anyway.

The Havana Art Biennial begins in May and Insight Cuba is offering a special tour built around the festival. It’s hard to argue with Insight Cuba’s claim that “there’s no better time to visit Cuba’s capital city.”

It’s a seven-day/six-night tour, and Cuba is an hour’s flight from Miami, so travel time is minimal, especially for what is a very exotic destination despite its proximity to the U.S.

Participants in the tour will be able to observe the art that will be out in abundance in Havana and will be able to meet personally with Cuban artists, craftspeople, musicians and dancers.

The tour is Havana-centric, which is good because there is much to see in Havana and only a week to do it on this tour.

Travelers will experience visits to various paladars, the new privately owned restaurants that are springing up in Cuba, plus visit art museums, a trendy multimedia hot spot, see dance performances and live music and get a guided tour of Old Havana.

Although regulations on travel to Cuba have loosened somewhat, people to people travel still requires tourists to have many meetings with locals. And while the Department of Commerce is not usually considered innovative, it just happens that the model for people to people travel is very much the kind of experiential, immersive travel that an increasing number of travelers are looking for today.

There will be three departures, May 22, 23 and 25. The price is $4,195 and that includes everything. When you are in Cuba, all-inclusive really means all-inclusive.

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