Travel to Cuba

The American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba leads unique curated trips to Cuba for individuals, small groups and organizations throughout the year who qualify under the present regulations. These thoughtfully customized tours offer an insider’s view of the thriving Cuban arts community. Our partnership with the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, a uniquely non-governmental organization located in Havana, gives us unparalleled access to Cuba’s contemporary art scene.

Stay at five-star hotels or boutique Casa Particulars as you explore Havana through a carefully designed program featuring exceptional cultural experiences. Highlights include a guided walking tour of colonial old Havana, a private tour of Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, visits to Cuban art collections led by specialists, the chance to meet artists at the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba and in their own studios, a visit to the Hemingway museum Finca La Vigia, and exciting nightlife events, concerts, dance performances and more.

In addition to these activities, some of our travel programs are scheduled to coincide with special cultural events such as the 40th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema (Havana Film Festival) and the 13th Havana Art Biennial. We often venture out of Havana for overnight stays at some of Cuba’s other striking destinations such as Trinidad/Cienfuegos, Matanzas/Varadero, Viñales and more.

Travel Schedule 2019

All tours experience Havana’s rich culture of art, architecture and the performing arts

Travel with AFLFC to the 13th Havana Biennial, “The Constructing of the Possible,” an immersive art experience that turns the city of Havana into a living art gallery, and the first iteration to hold exhibitions outside of Havana. Considered one of Latin America’s most significant art events, the city will host over thirty spaces featuring Cuban artists and artists from around the world.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Biennial credentials and VIP access to events
  • Executive Level accommodations at Havana’s historic Hotel Nacional
  • Private studio tours of internationally-recognized and emerging artists
  • Guided walk-through of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and architecture tour of Old Havana
  • Exclusive access to Fabrica de Arte exhibitions and VIP section
  • Tour of Finca Vigia, the Hemingway house and museum
  • Air-conditioned transportation in Cuba, tourist visa, most meals, and airport transfers
  • 7-day trip includes a two-day excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Sites Cienfuegos and Trinidad, plus an excursion to Matanzas, to visit Biennial events outside of Havana 

5 day trip, April 24-28, 2019 or May 5-9, 2019

7 day trip, April 24-30, 2019 or May 5-11, 2019, includes two-day excursion to Matanzas, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad 

Pricing per person HAVANA ART BIENNIAL: 

  • 5-day trip Double: $2,750
  • 5-day trip Single: $2,950
  • 7-day trip Double: $3,500
  • 7-day trip Single: $3,750

For more information on pricing or help booking flights, please contact info@AFLFC.org or (212) 687 -2146.

Please note that prices do not include airfare. 

 

 

AFLFC Curated Trips – 2018-2019
If you would like to travel with AFLFC on a particular date, please contact us at 212.687.2146 or info@AFLFC.org 

EMERGING ARTISTS TOUR

  • Meet with up-and-coming artists that are shaping the new wave of Cuban art
  • 7-day tour includes 2 nights outside Havana

CUBAN BOTANICAL AND PRIVATE GARDENS

  • Discover Cuba’s diverse tropical plant life
  • 7-day tour includes 2 nights in Cienfuegos and Trinidad

ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE

  • Experience how old meets new in Havana’s ever-changing cityscape
  • 7-day tour includes 2 nights in Cienfuegos and Trinidad

Packages include

  • 5 Star Hotel accommodations in Havana
  • All breakfasts, most lunches and dinners
  • Visa, health insurance in Cuba, travel affidavit, authorization letter/license
  • Admission fees
  • Air-conditioned transportation with professional driver
  • Experienced bilingual American tour leader
  • Airport/Hotel transfers

    Note: Flights are not included

Pricing per person (depending on accommodations)

  • 5-day trip: from $3,750 to $4,200
  • 7-day trip: from $4,750 to $5,200
  • 7-day trip including Cienfuegos/Trinidad: $4,950 to $5,400

Customized trips are also available upon request. For more information, contact Carole Rosenberg at 212.687.2146 or cr@AFLFC.org