Havana Tours

Cuba Candela has partnered with the Cuba Journal to create small group tours that will make your trip to Cuba worry-free and experiential. Starting with your airport pickup in a private taxi, the Havana Experience was designed by Cuba Journal’s editor and Cuba Candela to explore Havana’s historic and cultural features and engage with Cubans through art, music, dancing, commerce and more. We offer 4- and 5-star service and accommodation. Itineraries can be adjusted to meet your needs. Tours are compliant with current rules under implementation by President Trump. Call us for details 408.461.9163

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Tour Packages Include:

  • Accommodation at our personally selected premium private homes in a central Havana location – or a private villa for the 5-star selection.

  • Private transportation – twelve hours daily.

  • Concierge service on-demand in Cuba.

  • Stress-free insider itinerary providing an authentic Cuban experience – compliant with U.S. travel rules.

  • Dedicated full-time local Cuban host offering assistance, guidance and wisdom.

  • Dedicated full-time country manager overseeing schedule and all logistics.

  • Restaurant reservations at Cuba’s top restaurants (this is critical).

  • American classic convertible car tour with surprise photoshoot.

  • Visit to Ernest Hemingway’s home  and museum (30 minutes from Havana)

  • Airport pickup / drop-off upon arrival / departure from Havana airport or alternate as needed

  • Includes driver waiting on standby through any flight delays.

  • Daily breakfast provided in your casa.

  • Unlimited access to our US team to answer questions about your trip prior to travel.

  • Cuba Travel Orientation Handbook describing what you need to know before you go (dual currency system, internet access, cash, what to bring, what to look for, etc.).


Your Flight & Visa

  • Book your flight directly with your preferred US airline.

  • Input your flight number and arrival time into our online booking system at checkout.

  • We will automatically track flight delays on departures from the US and greet you at the airport upon arrival.

  • All U.S. travelers required to purchase a Cuban visa to enter Cuba

  • You can purchase a Cuban visa from your airline upon departure – no advance purchase is necessary but confirm with your airline


Your Accommodation

  • Our tour packages include accommodation in a private home that we have selected for its comfortable features and the professionalism of the owners.

  • Our hand-selected homes are some of Havana’s best locations for convenient access to sites and restaurants.

  • Each bedroom can comfortably accommodate two (2) people.

  • Base pricing reflects double occupancy.


Your Transportation

  • Dedicated private taxi, often with a professional English-speaking driver.

  • For your comfort and safety, all taxis are officially registered new yellow taxis.

  • Your taxi will be waiting for you upon arrival and will be with you for twelve hours a day.

  • Airport transfers are included.

  • All taxis have air conditioning and working seat belts for all passengers.

  • Each taxi can safely accommodate up to four (4) people.

  • All tours also include a city tour in a classic American convertible car


Your Meals

  • Packages include full breakfast (eggs, bread, fruit, coffee) provided daily in your home.

  • As for lunches and dinners—in our experience, travelers receive better food and better service when it is not included in a pre-paid tour package.

  • We make reservations for you at our recommended restaurants.

  • Order from the menu and eat what you want, free from pre-fix meal constraints.

  • Need an afternoon mojito or bottle of water? Your taxi driver is a great resource for all you need on the go.

Havana Tours was last modified: June 22nd, 2017 by Simons Chase