Cuba Trip Details

Medical Insurance: Cuban authorities require proof of health insurance upon entering the country. Save a printed copy of your policy ready to show upon arrival before clearing immigration. If you don't have proof of health coverage upon arriving, you will be required to purchase Cuban medical insurance for the duration of your trip. 

What to expect in Cuba: We do our very best to stick to the itinerary, however, traveling in Cuba requires a certain level of flexibility and openness to spontaneity. Changes to accommodation, transportation, and activities may occur. It is important to keep in mind that Cuban infrastructure has not been maintained according to western standards. Therefore, hot water may become minimal, water pressure may not be what you are used to, electricity blackouts may occur, and the wifi connection is only available in public hotspots scattered throughout major cities. The general pace is slow but invigorating, so expect to be completely disconnected for the duration of your trip. Our philosophy on travel is to let go of your comforts and embrace the moment, and we expect you to do just that in order to make the most of your trip to Cuba with us.

Trip Documentation: Your trip may include a photographer or videographer who will be part of the group to document the experience. They are not available as a personal photographer, unless an arrangement is agreed upon between you, your group leader and the photographer to pay an additional fee to book their time during a period of the trip that includes free time. You will have access to the final images and content that include you after the end of the trip, and can be used for personal use only such as sharing to social media or with friends and family. Please see details in the "Media Release" section of our "Booking Terms and Conditions" page.

Pricing: Early sign-up price for our 9 day journey is $2000 CAD. Early sign-up pricing ends 45 days prior to departure, after which the price will be $2200 CAD. 

A 40% initial non-refundable deposit per person is required to reserve your spot and is included in this total price. Final payment is due no later than 30 days prior to departure. All payments must be made by credit card. 

Please read our FAQs page and Booking Terms and Conditions for more details and all nitty gritty legal stuff regarding Comuna trips. 




Getting There: Book your roundtrip international flight to José Marti International Airport (HAV). Once you land in Havana and make it through customs, we will pick you up and take care of all ground transportation and internal transfers for the duration of your trip.  

What is Included: 

  • Accommodation the duration of the itinerary
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • In-country transportation for all activities in the itinerary
    (public transport: shared taxis and buses)
  • Meals as noted in itinerary
  • Alcohol as noted in itinerary
  • Activities as noted in itinerary
  • Reservations at top restaurants
  • 24/7 concierge service by your trip leader

What is Not Included:

  • Airfare in and out of the country
  • Mandatory travel insurance
  • Visa, if applicable to your passport
  • Mandatory medical insurance
  • Incidental expenses 
  • Meals and alcohol, except where noted
  • Tips for local hosts, restaurant workers, and drivers.

Details on Accommodations: We will be staying in beautiful casa particulares (homestays), which are similar to bed and breakfasts. Your stay will be attended by an experienced local host that has been vetted by Comuna and meets our high standards of customer service, security and hospitality.

All Comuna trips include shared rooms. If you book with someone else, you will be paired up with that person, just let us know at booking time if you book separately and would like to be roomed together. Otherwise, you will be assigned a roommate of the same gender for the duration of your trip and we will put you and your roommate in contact before the trip! All of our small group trips are designed so that you feel comfortable engaging with other like-minded travelers and making new friends. If you absolutely would like to have your own private room within the same casa, this service will be subject to any additional fees and availability. Further details regarding accommodation will be shared with you in a full trip package that will include your detailed itinerary, and will be delivered electronically after booking and well before departure.