Cuba – Celebration of Arts & Culture

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Signature Journey

8 Days / 7 Nights

$3,495 Adult / $2,995 Child

Enjoy Cuba's vibrant music and arts scene. Connect with Cuban artists and dancers while discovering its cultural heritage.

The Experience

Cuba is synonymous with art & music. Just walk through the streets of Havana where the sounds of jazz and salsa echo out of cafes and artwork adorns the century old buildings.

Uncover Cuba’s vibrant art scene with a visit to a Havana neighborhood transformed by street art, visit renowned Cuban artists and take in a private performance from a Cuban guitar ensemble. Experience a memorizing display of talent from the Habana Compas Dance troupe, explore Havana’s famous Museum of Fine Arts and take a step into the past walking through Old Havana – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Every interaction is guaranteed to be engaging and insightful.

Legal, Immersive Travel to Cuba

Discover Corps offers a legal way to travel to the island of Cuba. We operate under the Support for the Cuban People license which ensures that you are traveling with an itinerary that will help support Cuban micro-entrepreneurs. Visit our Cuba FAQs page for more information.

Our Impact

Cuba is a nation of vibrant music, color, feeling and tastes. While the Buena Vista Social Club popularized Cuban music, and Anthony Bourdain brought its restaurants to television, the island has a long tradition of supporting art and culture.  Its musicians have fueled the global music scene and its artists continue to produce world-class paintings.

To achieve our purpose in supporting the Cuban people, we’ll connect with Cubans and learn about the island’s evolving culture, both in the alleyways of Havana and further afield in the stunning colonial towns of Trinidad and Cienfuegos. We’ll also delve into Cuba’s culinary scene, visiting family-run, or paladar, restaurants.

Where You’ll Stay

During your trip, you’ll have the unique opportunity to stay in casas particulares, which literally translates as “private homes”. Casas are essentially family-run bed & breakfasts (think AirBnB’s with private breakfast in the morning). Families invest in making sure their houses are up to international quality standards, and they greet you with Cuban hospitality – but also give you the privacy and comfort you desire.

While houses vary in style from eclectic to classical, they all provide a comfortable glimpse into Cuban life. Our portfolio of casas particulares are hand selected with prime locations that will put you right in heart of the action and have private bathrooms, air conditioning & a fresh breakfast each morning.

Itinerary Overview

This 8-day journey begins in Havana, the capital city of fascinating history and charming architecture. From there, progress east to the colonial town of Trinidad, where you can soak in the vibrant arts scene. This town is so unique that it’s earned UNESCO’s designation as a World Heritage Site.

For history buffs, a stop at the Bay of Pigs is essential for viewing the past through the Cuban perspective. This trip even includes a visit to the town of Cienfuegos — giving you an opportunity to meet with community groups and local residents so you can gain insight into life in a small Cuban town.

Optional post-trip extensions

Discover Corps’ post-trip extensions allow you to extend your experience beyond the core itinerary and explore unique corners of the destination.

Traveler’s Journal

“Joyce and I had an even better time during our stay in Cuba than either one of us ever imagined or hoped for. Our tour guide, Orelvis, was excellent: relaxed, unassuming, friendly, knowledgeable. He was just a pleasure to be with throughout the trip. In fact, we have stayed in touch regularly since our return. Our ‘casa particulares’ were also spot on for us – in Havana it had modern amenities, and in Trinidad it had the ambiance of the Cuban heritage. The openness and inclusion both families extended to us during our stays gave us peeks into Cuban daily life. Our cultural and artistic journey through the island has left an indelible mark on our lives and our memories. Joyce and I thank all of the Discover Corps Team that made this such an excellent and memorable trip for us. Thank you.”
Cuba volunteer vacation

Joyce & Ken B.

Lake Tahoe, CA

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Rating: 5/5 stars

Dates and Prices

Our trips are inclusive of all activities, lodging, transport and most meals to make your experience hassle-free.

$3,495 Adult

$2,995 Child

  • Double Occupancy Price. Children’s pricing applies to travelers 16 years old and younger sharing a room with an adult
  • Single Room Supplement = $400 *

What’s Included:

  • Bilingual expert Cuban guide & private Cuban driver
  • All meals in Cuba – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at restaurants or in Cuban families’ homes
  • 5 nights accommodation in casas particulares in Havana
  • 2 nights casas particulares accommodation in Cienfuegos
  • All scheduled activities
  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers via air-conditioned van
  • Tips for luggage handling, restaurants, and programmed activities throughout tour
  • Legal documentation of your support for the Cuban people program
  • 24-hour Discover Corps emergency hotline & turnkey service

What’s Not Included:

  • Tips for Cuban guide and driver
  • International airfare
  • Cuban visa

Dates

Our intimate, small-group departures consist of like-minded travelers. Don’t see a date that works? Let us know and we’ll make it happen.

2022 Dates

June 25-July 2, 2022

August 13-20, 2022

September 10-17, 2022

November 12-19, 2022

2023 Dates

January 21-28, 2023

March 11-18, 2023

April 1-8, 2023

June 24-July 1, 2023

August 12-19, 2023

September 9-16, 2023

November 11-18, 2023

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Alumni & Family Discounts, Monthly Payment Plans, and More

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts. Looking for a payment plan to help manage your trip? Learn more here.

Customized Private Trips

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