Welcome to our inaugural GOOD Travel trip to Cuba!

GOOD Travel is proud to have partnered with SOULE via Elijah Li to bring you our inaugural trip to Cuba. This trip will take you off the beaten track to experience the real Cuba. From jazz clubs to an eco-village to salsa classes to a farm tour, we can't wait to share this adventure with you!

Dates: 11-18 November 2017

Size: Maximum of 10 participants + trip facilitators.

Location: Havana - Las Terrazas - Viñales - Havana

Earlybird Cost: US$2,499 including all accommodation, meals and activities.

Cuba Itinerary

November 11: Arrival in Havana
On arrival at the José Martí International Airport (or Rancho-Boyeros Airport), you'll be met by a GOOD Travel representative and we'll travel as a group to the pioneering ecovillage of Las Terrazas. This reforestation project dates back to 1968 and is now a Unesco Biosphere Reserve. Following a welcome briefing, we’ll spend the rest of the day relaxing in Hotel Moka, one of Cuba's few eco hotels with fantastic views over the Las Terrazas community.

November 12: Las Terrazas
We'll explore the area of Las Terrazas and take part in a workshop with a local artist. You'll have the opportunity to learn about life as an artist in Cuba as well as create your own souvenir out of recycled paper.

November 13: Viñales
We'll take a short drive to the town of Viñales.  We'll be staying with several local families in their Casas Particulares throughout our stay in Viñales. We'll spend the rest of the day settling into our homestays, exploring the beautiful town and enjoying a baseball game with the local kids.

November 14: Viñales
We’ll jump on bicycles and head to a local tobacco farm. You'll have the opportunity to experience life on a Cuban farm and learn how to roll a cigar!

November 15: Viñales/Cayo Jutias/Viñales
We’ll start bright and early and travel in classic cars to Cayo Jutias, Pinar del Rio's most 'undiscovered beach', a long stretch of sand at the northern tip. We’ll spend the day at the beach and return to Viñales in time for a salsa class at the local cultural center.

November 16: Habana Vieja
After a short drive, we'll arrive back in Havana where you'll have the day to explore at your leisure. We'll be staying with local host families in Habana Vieja throughout our stay in Havana.

November 17: Habana Vieja
We'll take part in an Artisans Discovery tour where we'll visit local markets and have the opportunity to buy souvenirs directly from local artisans to support their work. In the evening, we'll have our farewell dinner followed by a visit to Cuba's most famous jazz club.

November 18: Departure from Havana
Hasta luego everyone!

What's GOOD about this trip?

Every aspect of the trip has been designed to ensure that the local community, economy and environment benefit from your visit. In Viñales and Havana you will be staying with local host families and in Las Terrazas you will be staying in an eco hotel. All our tours will be led by local guides and will directly support the local economy and community. In addition, $100 of your trip fee will go directly to purchasing baseball gear for the kids in Viñales.

Trip Facilitators

The trip will be led by Eliza Raymond from GOOD Travel and Elijah Li. In addition, several amazing Cuban guides will be involved throughout the trip to provide us with local insights into the places we visit.

Elijah Li

Elijah Li is passionate about travel experiences that give you the opportunity to get off the beaten track and connect with local people. He has previously traveled with GOOD Travel to Fiji and Tanzania, and is now excited to add Cuba to the list. He believes travel should always have a positive impact on the places he visits.

Eliza Raymond

Eliza Raymond holds a Master of Tourism from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has extensive experience working in the field of tourism and international development. She is one of four women who co-founded GOOD Travel and currently leads GOOD Travel’s operations in New Zealand.

What's included

Earlybird Cost: US$2,499 including :

  • 7 nights of accommodation in twin rooms sharing with one other participant. Accommodation will be mostly with local families, so you should expect basic accommodation. You will spend two nights in a nice but simple eco hotel in Las Terrazas.
  • Airport pick-up when you arrive into Havana and all in-country transportation.
  • All meals throughout your stay in Cuba.
  • A baseball project to support the local community ($100 of your trip fee will contribute towards this project).
  • Activities including a tobacco farm tour, a day-trip to the beach, an art workshop, a salsa dancing class and an artisans discovery tour.
  • 24/7 support from your GOOD Travel guide throughout the trip.
  • Exclusive membership in our Cuba 2017 Facebook group, where you’ll get to know your fellow travelers and learn more about this trip.
  • An online Cuba welcome pack prior to departure to help you prepare for the trip.

Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:

  • International flights to Cuba.
  • International health insurance.
  • Visa for Cuba.
  • Vaccinations: We strongly encourage you to visit your doctor at least two months prior to the trip to get all the recommended vaccinations.
  • Snacks, drinks, souvenirs.

Book your spot now

The trip fee for our GOOD Travel trip to Cuba is US$2,499.

To confirm your spot on the trip, please pay your non-refundable deposit of US$500 below or contact us to set up a payment plan. The deadline for paying your deposit or setting up your payment plan is 31 May 2017. Note that this trip is limited to 10 participants so spaces will be allocated on a first-in, first-served basis. If your deposit is received once the trip is already full, you will be provided with a full refund and given priority on our next Cuba trip.

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