P2PNY: Celebrate Christmas and New Years in Cuba

Although this tour is specially designed to meet US legal travel requirements, travelers from all other countries seeking a fun and unique cultural experience are welcome to join!

Tour Description:

Spend the holidays with us in Cuba and experience a diverse array of special celebrations to usher in the New Year! This tour includes the unforgettable Parrandas de Remedios celebration, a homemade fireworks spectacular where two neighborhoods battle it out for the best display. The best way to get an authentic Cuban experience is to party the night away with Cuban families in the plazas of the little town of Remedios.  We celebrate Christmas in the colonial town of Trinidad, with a special meal prepared for the group. The New Year's Eve celebration in Havana's gorgeous Cathedral Square harks back to the pre-revolutionary glamour days of Cuba, with a multi-course dinner, drinks and Tropicana style variety show all with a beautifully lit cathedral in the background. In addition to the special holiday celebrations, this tour includes the fun and educational people to people activities of our 9 day tour so that you experience all the unique aspects of Cuba. We bet your New Year's resolution will be to one day return to the beautiful and fascinating country!

You can read the detailed itinerary here.

Questions? Visit our FAQ pages: US travelers FAQ here, Non-US travelers FAQ here

Itinerary Summary:

*Travel times may vary. Times shown include stops.

Dec 23: Arrival in Havana

Dec 24: Santa Clara- Parrandas de Remedios Festival (Travel time 4 hours)

Dec 25-27: Trinidad -  Group Christmas Party (Travel time 4 hours)

Dec 28: Cienfuegos (Travel time 2 hours)

Dec 29-30: Viñales via Bay of Pigs (Travel time 9 hours)

Dec 31: Havana via Soroa - New Year's Eve Party (Travel time 4 hours)

Jan 1: Havana

Jan 2: Departure Day


See our FAQ page for more information

Group size:

12 travelers maximum


Contact us for pricing.

Optional Single Supplement US$400 (US$470 starting Dec 01) . We welcome solo travelers! You don't pay a single supplement unless you want to guarantee your own room.  Read more about the single supplement 

We require a US$400 per person non-refundable deposit to reserve your place on the tour. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the tour departs. Tours can be booked up to 10 days in advance, full amount would be do at booking. 

What is included:

  • 10 nights accommodation in privately owned comfort class Bed & Breakfasts (casa particulares), double occupancy. Santa Clara accommodations may be in a 3-star hotel. 
  • Private local Cuban guide throughout
  • Private transportation in air conditioned bus
  • All activities 
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners 
  • Airport arrival transfer
  • Gratuities for included activities
  • Full itinerary of meaningful activities required to comply with general license for People to People Individual travel OFAC 515.565(b)

What is not included:

  • International airfare (Tour starts and ends in Havana)
  • Mandatory medical insurance (approx US$44 per person)
  • Meals not included- 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Airport departure transfer (approx 25 CUC in taxi)
  • Cuban Tourist Visa (aka Tourist Card) -- Read more HERE
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities for guide and optional activities

Budget for Additional Costs:

Spending money for meals, souvenirs,  additional gratuities: US$400-700

Roundtrip flights from Cancun to Havana: US$375-450

Roundtrip flights from Miami to Havana (including visa & medical insurance): US$450-550

Travel insurance: Price Varies.  We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances that cause you to cancel or delay your trip.  We don't sell travel insurance but you can shop for insurance policies online at www.insuremytrip.com



To book this tour, select "This Cuban Life" tour on the booking form and the for the departure date select December 23, 2016. 

Tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers to depart. Please do not book international flights until the tour is guaranteed.