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CUBA!

 

September 12-17, 2024

Pack a sunhat and a book of José Martí’s poems and get ready to uncover the buoyant, sophisticated, beautiful magic of Cuba. Fewer restrictions on private enterprise have led to an explosion of creativity, while the culture-dampening effects of globalization have yet to dilute the local charm.

Isolated but eager to advance, the country is buzzing with ideas. Here a free-spirited, rooftop cafe; there an avant-garde art factory, F.A.C.,where live music, exhibitions, DJ sessions and creative gastronomy collide with electrifying results, there bumping music with gyrating salsa dancers.

A visit to Cuba will ignite your senses ...it is a whole vibe. Join us!

 

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HOSTAL CALIS HABANA

Hostal Calis is a beautiful family home, impeccably maintained with many period decorations that make it a truly lovely experience.

 

An 8-bedroom Art Deco hostel located in El Vedado near the iconic Malecón Habanero and the Avenida de los Presidentes promenade, the location is hard to beat.

The rooms are spacious, clean, beautifully decorated, and comfortable with air conditioning and its own private bathroom.

The house features a Lobby-Bar ¨Carlito's Bar , Smoking Terrace "Beísball " and Restaurant "Mojito"

The atmosphere in this casa particular feels like staying with family!

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ITINERARY*

Our morning flight departs from the Miami Airport.

Welcome to Cuba! After clearing passport control and retrieving our baggage,  our driver and guide will greet us. Our first stop will be to drop off our donations. Next, meet your new friends at the GoGIRLS! Welcome Lunch (Included).

 

On our way to our home for the next few days, we will enjoy a brief Havana City Tour with a panoramic view of Plaza de Revolucion, Vedado, and the famous Malecon. 

This evening we will have dinner at the on-site Mojito Restaurant and then hang out in the Lobby Bar (Included).

CUBA VACATION PACKAGE

Your vacation package includes:

  • Nonstop Roundtrip Flights from Miami to Havana

  • Transfers between the airport and Hostal Calis*

  • Five night stay at Hostal Calis

  • Cuba Visa (Required to enter Cuba)

  • Cuban medical insurance (if applicable)

  • Tours and entrance fees included in the itinerary

  • Catamaran trip from Vadero

  • Salsa Dance Lessons

  • Cigar Making Class with Rum Tasting

  • Tour of Havana in a classic car

  • Entry to The Buena Vista Social Club

  • Five breakfasts

  • Two lunches including the GoGIRLS! Welcome Lunch

  • Three dinners including Buena Vista Club and the Farewell Affair

  • Cuba T-shirt

  • Dedicated group manager

(Vacation package is subject to change)

PROPOSED FLIGHTS (Subject to change.)

Sept 12, 2024 - Miami - MIA to Havana, Cuba - HAV

Departs 10:30AM  / Arrives 12:00PM

Sept 17, 2024 - Havana, Cuba - HAV to Miami - MIA

Departs 12:00PM  /  Arrives 1:00PM

The vacation package is inclusive as indicated. NOT included are:

• Gratuities and tips

• Travel Insurance

• Meals except as included in itinerary

• Money for personal expenses

• Flights to Miami

A passport valid at least six months past your trip date and a Cuban visa are required to travel to Cuba.

Each passenger must sign an affidavit (provided) stating she/he will be visiting Cuba to support the Cuban people.

In order to satisfy US requirements, visitors must engage in the type of activities outlined in the itinerary full time and keep receipts and itineraries for 5 years.

Ways to meet the US State Department requirements of the In Support of the Cuban People Category

  • Provide support by bringing needed contributions like toiletries, home goods, gently-worn clothing/foot wear, confections, souvenirs, school supplies. etc.

  • Lodge at a private casa particular (Bed & Breakfast)

  • Use private transportation

  • Eat at private “paladares” (restaurants).

  • Visit with Cuban families to learn about their goals and to get insight into ways to help in the future (vocation training, small business, children’s needs, etc.).

  • Use a Cuban guide to explain all the important processes in Cuba (what type of licenses Cuba is providing for private businesses, how private enterprises work, and ways to support private projects).

  • Must engage in these types of activities full time (minimum of 6 hrs. a day) and keep receipts and itineraries for 5 years.

 

Disclaimer: The information provided on this itinerary is based on industry practices and standard interpretations of OFAC rules and does not constitute legal advice. For more information call OFAC at 202-622-2480

 

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Ebony Vacations enters into contracts with hotels and air, land, or water transportation companies, but all such entities are owned and operated by independent contractors.

Ebony Vacations is not responsible for any negligent or willful act, omission, or failure to act on the part of any such entity or its employees, or of any other third party beyond its direct control.

CUBA RATES

$1689* per person / double occupancy


$1563* per person / triple occupancy

$1997* per person / single occupancy

*Rates and availability are subject to change.

​​​$100 Deposit per person (Nonrefundable. Nontransferable.)

Balance due July 19, 2024

LIMITED SPACE! Don't miss out!

Cancellation policy based on amount paid only..
If cancelled before 02/28/2024 your cancellation fee will be $100.00 per person.

If cancelled after 03/01/2024 and before 7/18/2024 your cancellation fee will be $800.00 per person.


If cancelled after 7/19/2024 your cancellation fee will be the total amount paid (Total is nonrefundable.)

Cancellations must be requested by going here.

This is an escorted group trip. Women only, please..

We reserve the right to refuse any reservation. We reserve the right to make comparable substitutions for hotels. Decisions are final.

Grab your girls and go!

GOT QUESTIONS? WE HAVE ANSWERS!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can flights from my city be included in my package?

A. Flights for this group trip are available from Miami only.

Q. Do roommates have to make their reservations at the same time?

A. It is not necessary for roommates to save their spot at the same time. However, if there is only one person on the reservation who has paid her/his deposit, the single occupancy rate will apply. If and when a roommate books her/his part of the reservation, the reservation will revert to the double occupancy rate. Please note: Naming your roommate in the comments of a reservation request does not make a reservation eligible for double occupancy. Double occupancy rates apply only when two people on a reservation have paid deposits.

Q. Can I set up a payment plan?

A. Yes. After receiving your Confirmation-Receipt, you may go here to request your payment plan.

Q. Who is Ebony Vacations?

A. Ebony Vacations is the travel agency of GoGIRLS! Black Travel Club.

Q. Does GoGIRLS! offer roommate matching?

A. Because each guest is better at selecting a roommate than we are, we do not offer roommate matching. We do post for roommates on the Facebook page so members may contact each other.

Q. If something comes up and I cannot go on the trip, can I get my deposit back?

A. Deposits are nonrefundable.

Q. Is insurance included in my package?

A. Medical insurance required by the Cuban government is included in your package. Our travel insurance providers do not offer insurance to Cuba. You may wish to check with your insurance company or credit card provider.

Q. Why is there a notice to substitute accommodations?

A. Chances are you will be lodged in the accommodations noted. However, there can be factors that are out of our control such as an Act of God, employee strikes, the location overbooking, etc.

 

Q. Do I need a visa to enter Cuba?

A. Visas/Tourist cards are required to enter Cuba. Your Confirmation-Receipt will include a link to the affidavit you need to apply for your visa. We will apply for your Cuba visa on your behalf.

Q. Can I use my miles/points toward my package?

A. Your miles/points cannot be used toward your package.

Still have questions?

Email us: travel@ebonyvacations.com

Call us: 1 888 368 4472

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