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Ciudad del Mar 2024

$1,318.00$2,384.00

DATE: From Friday, July 5th to Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 (4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS)

MINIMUM: 4 PAX

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Tour Overview

Cuba is an eternal musical island. In every corner of its cities you can always hear the melody of an old radio, a modern stereo or a pair of claves and an a capella voice. Ciudad del Mar is an alternative music festival held every year in the city of Cienfuegos. City baptized as the Pearl of the South. The director of this project is Jorge Luis Robaina, popularly and affectionately known as Jorgito Karamba for being the leader of the group that bears this name. Throughout its six editions it has managed to bring together Cuban and foreign musicians, including on one occasion the finalists of La Voz España. Join us in this great musical adventure, where besides enjoying the good Cuban alternative music, you will appreciate the historical, architectural and cultural charms of 3 great cities such as Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad.

Scheduled date:

CIUDAD DEL MAR!: From Friday, July 5th to Tuesday, July 9th, 2024

If you already have plans for these dates but still want to delve into the Cuban culture with your friends, do not hesitate to contact our team. We are always glad to assist you.

Guaranteed departures:

To guarantee the departure of this group tour, a minimum of 4 persons is required. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling alone or with a friend, you can reserve your package for only $100 per person and once the departure date is confirmed continue paying the balance due. Te Esperamos!

Itinerary

Day 1. Friday, July 5th, 2024. ARRIVAL – HAVANA

Welcome to Havana! Your adventure begins as you are met at the airport by our friendly driver and transferred to your accommodation in the city center. Once you check-in and settle in, take your time to meet other members of the group and/or enjoy the surroundings. Be ready to enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at a private Cuban paladar while enjoying the most amazing spectacle from members of the well-known Buena Vista Social Club. Take into account that a paladar is a small, familyrun restaurant. This means you are contributing to the economic well-being of some Cuban families.

Your driver will be ready at midnight to take you back to your accommodation place. In case you want to stay to continue enjoying the music, please, bear in mind you’ll have to take a taxi on your own for the way back.

 

INCLUDED:

  • Airport transfer
  • Entry fee to El Guajirito
  • English-speaking tour guide * Accommodation (Havana)

 

MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Dinner

 

Day 2. Saturday, July 6th, 2024. HAVANA-CIENFUEGOS

This morning, pull on your walking shoes and your cooler cloth, and get ready to discover the history behind the magnificent buildings of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982. You will get lost in the charm of the Plaza de la Catedral; the Plaza de Armas, where the village of San Cristobal de La Habana was founded in 1519; the Plaza Vieja, where the famous Cámara Oscura is located; and the Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, known as the Plaza de las Palomas. Before lunch, take some minutes to visit the handicraft market “Almacenes de San Jose” and buy the most special souvenirs for your loved ones. You’ll feel the real essence of Cubans while interacting with the vendors. They always welcome you with the great smile and warmth that characterize most Cubans.

Time flies and it’s lunch time!!! Enjoy local food and live music at a private paladar in the area. After lunch, you’ll have time to take a nap on the way to Cienfuegos, a province located in the central part of Cuba and known as the “Pearl of the South”. It will take around 3 hours to get there, so, make sure to carry your travel pillow with you. Once in Cienfuegos, you will check in at your private casa, and have free time to take a shower and relax. After dinner, enjoy the public activities planned by the festival of alternative music Ciudad Del Mar.

 

INCLUDED:

  • Old Havana Walking Tour
  • Almacenes de San Jose
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking tour guide * Accommodation (Cienfuegos)

 

MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 3. Sunday, July 7th, 2024. CIENFUEGOS

Cienfuegos is an elegant small city with an eclectic style mix. It was founded by French settlers in 1819, so you’ll notice the French influence once you walk its streets during the tour of its historic center. While walking its boulevard, don’t forget to visit the handicraft markets and the statue of Benny More located at the longest Prado of Cuba. Delight your paladar with a delicious Cuban lunch right in front of the Bay. Enjoy the view and the breeze of this city that enchants and discover the reasons why the famous Cuban musician Benny More said: “Cienfuegos es la ciudad que más me gusta a mí” (in English: Cienfuegos is the city I like the most).

After lunch, you’ll continue to the Palacio de Valle, a spectacular palace from 1917 with an outstanding architecture and history behind its walls. Each of its 3 towers – tower of Strength, tower of Religion and tower of Love – hides a great story. Do you want to discover it? Be patient, you will do it while spending an excellent time at its terrace bar with Jorgito Karamba, director and leader of the Cuban Pop Rock band Karamba and President of the Festival Ciudad del Mar. During this exchange, besides enjoying good music in an informal way, you will be able to learn about the private businesses that many artists -like him- develop in the beautiful island and how this supports the Cuban entrepreneurs. Jorgito Karamba is well known in the island and abroad not only for his music but also for his private business named “360 Producciones S.R.L”. This project is a leader in the development and production of music festivals and events of all kinds inside and outside Cuba. “360 Producciones” also manages content, promotes, designs and markets the businesses of other entrepreneurs who require its services. They are the promoters and organizers of festivals such as: Un puente hacia La Habana, San Remo Music Awards Cuba, Mi Habana Baila and Ciudad Del Mar, among others. Learn a little bit more with charismatic “amigo” and make him your “amigo” también.

Time to return to your casa, take a shower and get ready for dinner. After dinner, continue enjoying the public activities planned by the festival of alternative music Ciudad del Mar.

 

INCLUDED:

  • Cienfuegos City center Walking Tour
  • Meeting session with the artist
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking tour guide * Accommodation (Cienfuegos)

 

MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 4. Monday, July 8th, 2024. CIENFUEGOS-TRINIDAD-HAVANA

Pack your bags! Time to return to Havana but not before visiting the city frozen in time, the famous Trinidad. One hour from Cienfuegos and 4 from Havana, Trinidad holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest Canchanchara in the world. Walk its city center, enjoy a Canchanchara -typical cocktail of Cuba- and visit the Valle de los Ingenios. After lunch, get ready to go back to Havana. Recharge your batteries during these 4-hour ride and enjoy your farewell dinner at a Habanera private paladar. We suggest you to dress in white and/or red since these colors represent energy, power, passion and optimism. During this farewell dinner, it will be really appreciated if your could give us your feedback on the tour. Don’t feel sad. This is not a GOODBYE, CUBA!, this is just a HASTA PRONTO!

 

INCLUDED:

  • Trinidad Walking tour
  • Valle de los Ingenios
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking tour guide * Accommodation (Havana)

 

MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

 

Day 5.  Tuesday, July 9th, 2024. HAVANA-DEPARTURE

Hello! Helloooooo!!! This morning you can pack your suitcase and all those souvenirs you have bought for your loved ones. The driver will pick you up 3 hours before your scheduled departure flight time to take you to the airport. Remember to have your passport, airline ticket and all your belongings by hand.

Our Sagua team wishes you an excellent flight back home!

 

INCLUDED:

  • Airport transfer

 

MEALS INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

  • Itinerary subject to change based on weather and/or supplies.

In case there is any activity of the program that for reasons beyond our control is not available on the scheduled date, our company will offer a second alternative to replace it.

Prices

Prices shown above are per room taking into account single and double occupancy. Find below prices per person

  • Price per person single occupancy: $1,318.00 USD
  • Price per person double occupancy: $1,192.00 USD

Payment processing fees will apply. 

$100pp deposit at signing (non-refundable). The Remaining Balance must be paid 45 days prior to travel. 

About this tour

  • Average guided tour group size: 4 to 43 people.
  • What’s included: Accommodation, meals and activities as described in the program, ground transportation during the tour, English-speaking tour guide.
  • What’s not included: Pre- and post-trip transportation, Airfare, Visa, Travel Insurance, Personal Expenses, Optional Activities, Gratuities.
  • How to book: Directly via the Sagua Services & Travel website www.saguaservices.com; via WhatsApp Business +1 (786) 876-9888 and/or email info@saguaservicestravel.com REMARKS:
  1. If you need help with booking your airline ticket, our team is happy to assist you for an extra fee for operating expenses. Please note that SST will book your ticket directly through the airline depending on their availability for the scheduled date. Most of these airline tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, so if you incur in cancellation of your trip, the amount paid for the airline ticket will not be refunded.
  2. Cuba requires all visitors to have travel insurance at the time of entry to the island to cover the entire stay. SST assists its clients in the choice and purchase of these plans, limiting itself only to the assistance during the purchase and not to the implementation of said plans. Therefore, in case of unforeseen circumstances, you should contact your insurance company directly.
  3. The tour price does not include the Visa required to enter the country. In case you want it to be included, please contact our team. An extra fee of $125 per person will be added and you will receive your visa at the address you request. We only ship within the United States. Note it will arrive blank for you to fill out with your passport information. This tourist card is valid for 90 days. Make sure you do not misplace it while in Cuba since you cannot leave the country without it, and please, do not detach the two separate sides. Customs in Cuba is responsible for this.

Payment

Sagua Services & Travel offers a simple and flexible travel payment plan to make it easy for you.

BOOK NOW, PAY LATER…

  • Reserve your spot for as little as $100 per person.
  • Subsequently, you can decide how often you want to make payments and how much you want to pay (minimum $100 per person)
  • Your package must be paid in full 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations made between 30 and 20 days before the arrival date: Sagua Services & Travel will charge 30% of the package’s total amount (per person).
  • Cancellations made between 19 and 8 days before arrival: Sagua Services & Travel will charge 50% of the package’s total amount (per person).
  • Cancellations made less than 7 days before the arrival date are nonrefundable. Sagua Services & Travel will charge 100% of the package (per person).

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IMPORTANT INFO

READY TO VISIT CUBA?

Essential travel documents you must bring with you in order to travel stress-free and get the most from your visit.

A valid passport is required for the entirety of your trip. Make sure it has six months validity at the time of entry.

Cuba requires that all arriving travelers, except Cuban born travelers, have a Tourist Card or Visa to enter the country. If you are flying to Cuba via the US or you are a US citizen, then you will need a “pink” Visa. For those who travel from the rest of the world to Cuba, they will need a “green” one. You can get your visa online or purchase it at the airport during check-in for your flight. If you are a US passport holder residing in the United States you can also purchase it from us. We ship only within the US. Note it will arrive blank for you to fill out with your passport information. This tourist card is valid for 90 days. Make sure you do not misplace it while in Cuba since you cannot leave the country without it, and please, do not detach the two separate sides. Customs in Cuba is responsible for this.

Cuba requires all travelers to Cuba to have travel medical insurance. Most of the U.S. airlines give you the option of purchasing it at the moment of booking your flight ticket.

Make sure to buy a roundtrip ticket or have onward travel from Cuba if you are buying one-way.

As it is mandatory for each traveler to fill out the form, it is available in several languages and must be filled out 48 to 72 hours prior to arrival. It results in a QR code to be presented digitally or printed, in order to facilitate transit through customs. Access through this link , click Top Right Hand ‘Lenguaje’ tab for the dropdown language menu and choose Ingles/ English which will instantly translate the page for you. Then follow the instructions.

PACK UP & GO

STAYING CONNECTED IN CUBA

Unfortunately, most of the private houses in Cuba do not have wi-fi service available, so guests usually go to the nearest hotels, buy an internet card and access the service in the hotel lobby. If this is too complicated for you, CUBACELTUR has the perfect solution. You can get a temporary phone line with internet access plans for an additional cost. 

Note that CUBACELTUR is a service offered by ETECSA, the Cuban telephone operator. Sagua Services & Travel does not benefit from this operator. It only provides information for its clients.

Travel payment plan

$100 DOWN, PAY LATER

Sagua Services & Travel offers a simple and flexible travel payment plan to make it easy for you.

Secure your trip

* If you find the perfect package for an unforgettable experience, reserve your spot for as little as $100 per person (non-refundable).
* Subsequently, you can decide how often you want to make payments and how much you want to pay (minimum $100 per person)
* Your package must be paid in full 45 days prior to departure.

– Cancellations made between 30 and 20 days before the arrival date: Sagua Services & Travel will charge 30% of the package’s total amount (per person).
– Cancellations made between 19 and 8 days before arrival: Sagua Services & Travel will charge 50% of the package’s total amount (per person).
– Cancellations made less than 7 days before the arrival date are nonrefundable. Sagua Services & Travel will charge 100% of the package (per person).

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