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The Unique Travel Pros are headed to Cuba April 25, 2016

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Date(s) - Monday, April 25, 2016 - Friday, April 29, 2016
12:00 am



Obama Opens the door for diplomatic Relations between the USA and Cuba.

The time is right for the Unique Travel Pros to venture to the largest island in the Caribbean after a 5 plus decade long embargo including no visitation to Cuba.

Join us on the Unique Travel Pros’ 5 Day Havana Exploration and Cultural Exchange, Face to Face.
$2291 PER PERSON IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY (Very limited spaces)


Escorted Package Includes:

• Round Trip Airfare Miami-Havana & Havana-Miami
• 4 nights accommodations
• 1 night Miami
• 3 nights Havana
• Hotel porterage
• All transfers
• 10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
• Sightseeing per itinerary in air conditioned motor coach
• Services of a Cuban English-speaking Guide and a USA tour manager throughout
• Comprehensive, guided activities & cultural exchanges including entrance fees per itinerary
• Active itinerary with unique cultural features
• Health insurance in Cuba (mandatory)
• Visa to Cuba (for US Citizens) and Cuban departure tax

Tour Highlights
• Walking tour of La Habana Vieja (Old Havana), declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Visit Finca Vigia, home of novelist Ernest Hemingway who left behind an enduring legacy
• Meet members of the Old Styler Car Club and ride together in a vintage “Old Styler” car
• Listen to the thunderous “Canonazo Ceremony” held every evening since the 17th century!
• Visit Casa Fuster, known as ”Fusterlandia,” the bizarre studio of artist José Rodriguez Fuster
• Conversation with a Havana resident about life in Cuba today and perspectives on the future
• A dynamic evening of rhythmic Salsa lessons and a tasting of varied Cuban cocktails
• Tour an urban farm and hear about their goals of providing organic products to the community
• Attend a spirited performance of the Buena Vista Social Club Grammy-winning orchestra
This 5 day “on-the-go” program features the highlights of Cuba in an active itinerary which includes several walking tours as well as some early starts and long days. Itinerary is subject to change. If any activities do change, they will be replaced by other people-to-people activities.

DAY 1, Monday – Arrive in Miami
Arrive in Miami and transfer to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your fellow travelers followed by a briefing by the Tour Manager about the exciting program that awaits you in Cuba
Overnight: Miami

DAY 2, Tuesday – Havana
Bienvenidos! Your Cuba experience begins with an early morning flight (subject to change) to Havana, Cuba’s magical capital. Upon arrival, a panoramic tour takes you past the busy Vedado area to the iconic Plaza de la Revolución with its towering José Martí Memorial. Visit the Museum of the Revolution, housed in an ornate former neoclassical building that once served as the Presidential Palace. Continue on a walking tour that reveals beautiful La Habana Vieja (Old Havana), the historic heart of the city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll the charming cobblestone lanes and admire the 16th century buildings being lovingly restored and transformed. Lunch at a restaurant on the seaside Malecon promenade introduces you to Cuba’s savory cuisine. Then, on to Finca Vigia, home of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Ernest Hemingway who lived in Cuba for over 30 years and left behind an enduring legacy. At the nearby tiny fishing village of Cojimar, view Hemingway’s boat and the monument built to honor him. Tonight, a fun-filled evening! Meet members of the Old Styler Car Club and then ride together in a colorful vintage “Old Styler” car to a fashionable local restaurant for a delectable Welcome Dinner. At dusk, listen to the thunderous cannon blasts coming from the fortifications across the bay; the traditional “Canonazo Ceremony” has been held every evening since the 17th century!
Overnight: Havana
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday – Havana
On the visit to the bustling San Jose Craft Market this morning, opportunity to view diverse expressions of Cuban art as you interact with some of the resident artists housed in this renovated warehouse built in the 1880s. Then, on to the Santo Angel neighborhood where you’ll meet members of the community and learn how the project was founded to better the neighborhood by offering services such as a beauty school, community cafeteria for the elderly, art galleries to enrich the neighborhood and more. After lunch at a popular restaurant, be prepared for outrageous sights as you arrive at Casa Fuster, also known as “Fusterlandia,” the bizarre studio of artist José Rodriguez Fuster. Most famous for bringing the amazing designs of Gaudi and Brancusi to Cuba, he has adorned the surroundings of his studio enclave with brightly colored sculptures and mosaics. Truly a sight to see! Later, meet a young Havana resident for an informative conversation about life in Cuba today and perspectives on Cuba’s past, present, and future. A dynamic evening begins with rhythmic Salsa lessons followed by dinner accented by panoramic views of Havana
Overnight: Havana
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday – Havana
Today begins with a visit to a community Day Care Center operated by the Catholic Nuns in the Parraga suburb of Havana. The discussion is focused on the needs of day care for single mothers and the impact of suitable programs for the children. Then, on to the organic urban farm of Divino, to hear about their involvement with the community, including an elderly center they run onsite and their goals of providing fresh products to the community. Savor some of Cuba’s latest cuisine at a nearby highly praised restaurant using fresh products from the farm. Try a game of dominoes if you’d like; one of the favorite local pastimes. Conclude the day at a studio for local and international artists featuring murals and sculptures celebrating Cuban life. Tonight, a festive Farewell Dinner at one of the unique family-owned restaurants in Havana offering wonderfully prepared food along with a traditional setting. The evening concludes at a spirited performance of the renowned Buena Vista Social Club Grammy-winning orchestra, well known for their traditional Cuban music. On your last night in Cuba, bid a fond farewell to your Cuban guide, fellow travelers and an enlightening journey in Cuba
Overnight: Havana
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday – Depart for Miami
Morning flight back to Miami. Connect to your departure flight upon arrival to Miami International Airport
Meals: Breakfast
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We look forward to seeing you on this historic trip.

Michael Riddick

Unique Travel Pros Inc.
1400 Manor Way South
Saint Petersburg, Florida

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