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Cuba HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY 2020 2021 TRAVEL BROCHURE

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DISCOVER T he True Spirit of Cuba Step off the plane and back in time Cuba an enchanting island brimming with history culture and warm welcoming people is calling From its timeless Spanish architecture to its soul stirring music to its people who are as warm and welcoming as its tropical climate Cuba has a deep rooted culture all its own Just 90 miles off the coast of the United States Cuba is a captivating journey back in time with nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites cobblestone streets filled with classic cars and a landscape almost untouched by Western in uence It s time to discover Cuba through its people Join us the experts in legal travel to Cuba as we explore the mystique behind this fascinating country and the gracious welcoming spirit of the Cuban people insightCuba is the proud recipient of Cond Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialists award 5 Consecutive Years insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 1

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DISCOVER CUBA Why Visit Now For almost 60 years Americans have been all but forbidden to travel to Cuba Legal travel to this enigmatic country is possible for any American with insightCuba and we ll take you there in ways no one else can Since 2000 we have led the way sending tens of thousands of Americans to Cuba for two decades Traveling to Cuba has never been so easy 2

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DISCOVER CUBA With the Experts Leading the way Headquartered in Pennsylvania insightCuba specializes in this once in a lifetime destination for Americans Our in country knowledge and expertise is unmatched in the industry allowing us to provide travelers with unique access to people and places the average person rarely sees Simply said we do Cuba better than anyone else The exceptional travel experience we provide is built on more than two decades of detailed research comprehensive knowledge of Cuba and our long established relationships there We ve explored Cuba extensively and our connections and friendships in the country allow us to create unforgettable travel experiences and lifelong memories for our guests insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 5

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THE INSIGHTCUBA DIFFERENCE Invaluable Advantage InsightCuba makes traveling easy EXCLUSIVE EXCURSIONS AND EXPERIENCES We ve explored every inch of the country which has given us a deep understanding of how to personally curate experiences which create memories you will cherish forever WE MAKE IT EASY Due to almost 60 years of U S restrictions travel to Cuba for Americans can seem complicated We make it easy by taking care of all the details from beginning to end You can rest assured your trip is 100 legal so you can focus on discovering Cuba SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF CUBA InsightCuba s footprint and positive impact in Cuba is far and wide As such your trip to Cuba provides support to numerous families and individuals and has made a difference in their lives for more than 20 years 6

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The depth of my gratitude is endless for the opportunity that you gave me and the 14 Americans on our private tour S LUCIA 8

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TRAVELING TO CUBA Has Never Been So Easy CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO SEE CUBA SMALL GROUP TOUR Travel with an intimate group of like minded travelers to share experiences and make new friends It s the most popular type of tour and allows you to save on your trip Average group size is 6 never more than 12 PRIVATE DEPARTURE just for you Select your favorite small group tour your dates of travel who you want to travel with and we ll take care of the rest Ideal for two or more guests Call or email for more information CUSTOM MADE TOUR Start with your favorite small group tour and make it your own or work with our expert team and we ll help you curate your own trip Choose your hotels destinations restaurants excursions and just about anything else Ideal for two or more guests Call or email for more information INTIMATE ENGAGING TRANSFORMATIVE insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 9

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FLORIDA KEY WEST HAVANA SANTA CLARA VI ALES CUBA TOURS PLAYA LARGA PLAYA GIR N TRINIDAD UNDISCOVERED CUBA PAGE 12 CLASSIC CUBA PAGE 18 LEGENDARY CUBA PAGE 24 WEEKEND IN HAVANA PAGE 28 HAVANA HALF FULL MARATHON PAGE 32 Each departure is custom curated to provide the best experiences possible and from time to time specific experiences and or restaurants may not be available and will be replaced by an item of equal or greater value A final list of daily experiences and dining options is provided roughly two weeks prior to departure Each tour provides a full time schedule of Support for the Cuban People activities and is fully compliant with U S Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations regarding travel to Cuba 10 CIENFUEGOS CAYMAN ISLANDS U K SANC SP RIT

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UNDISCOVERED CUBA map marker alt HAVANA 12 SANTA CLARA CAMAG EY 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS SANCTI SP RITUS TRINIDAD CIENFUEGOS

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map signs DAILY CURATED EXPERIENCES Undiscovered Cuba The intriguing island nation of Cuba is roughly 780 miles long It s a rich geographically disparate stretch where virgin forests hug rustling tobacco fields colonial cities sprout from the foot of rugged mountains and rivers flow through fertile valleys We wouldn t blame you if you wanted to see it all In fact that s exactly why we created the 10 day Undiscovered Cuba tour For those of you with a desire to leave no stone unturned this is the ultimate journey From the moment you touch ground in Havana your Cuban guide is here to not only help navigate country roads and labyrinth streets but to offer a unique perspective and understanding of the place they call home HAVANA DAY 1 UTENSILS D HAVANA DAY 2 UTENSILS B L ARRIVAL ARTECORTE ARRIVAL Jos Mart International Airport Havana by charter air only TOUR START TIME 7AM at Jos Mart International Airport Havana HOTEL CHECK IN 3PM Visit a city street overtaken by odes to a community icon Papito Valladares whose barbershop has gained international notoriety WALKING TOUR OF OLD HAVANA Explore the oldest parts of Havana as we walk back in time more than 500 years to the city s founding HAVANA DAY 3 CRUISING IN A PRE 1959 CLASSIC AMERICAN CAR FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERROBERTO SALAS Hop inside one of Cuba s iconic vintage cars from 1950s America and cruise along the famous Malec n in style Meet Roberto Salas in his home the photographer who followed Fidel and Che in 1959 during the revolution and captured some of Cuba s most iconic images UTENSILS B L CUBA LIBRO Visit Cuba s only English language bookstore and coffee shop where we ll meet with locals and enjoy a drink insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 13

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FERRY ACROSS HAVANA HARBOR TO CASABLANCA MURALEANDO COMMUNITY ART PROJECT Hop a ferry to the hillside town of Casablanca home to the Christ of Havana sculpture and sweeping views of Old Havana An art project on the outskirts of Havana turned this neighborhood into a gallery of murals sculptures and more SANTA CLARA DAY 4 UTENSILS B L D Cuban Cigar boxes can be as masterful as the cigar itself We ll meet a group of renowned artists dedicated to handmade humidors CAMAG EY DAY 5 UTENSILS B L D COMPANIA A LA SOMBRA DE UN ALA PIQUETE MELODIAS ANTILANAS Meet the children from the Compania a la Sombra de un Ala a community project that helps children develop their theatrical talents Learn the historic song and dance of Cuba from those who know it best This plaza in ruins not long ago has been restored to its original glory visited by many for its authentic Cuban feeling ARTIST MEET AND GREET EXPLORE CAMAG EY BY BICITAXI CASANOVA POTTERY STUDIO Explore Cuba s third largest city with its culture of clay pots and history of pirate raids from the back of a bicycle drawn carriage Get hands on at a pottery making class as you learn to make Camag ey s traditional earthenware pots tinajones Get a painter s perspective on life in Cuba when you meet a local artist in their home studio 14 CIGAR HUMIDORS PLAZA DEL CARMEN

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CAMAG EY DAY 6 UTENSILS B L LA ANDARIEGA CHILDREN S THEATER COMPANY Take in a performance by La Andariega Children s Theater Company then meet the young actors their parents and benefactors TRINIDAD DAY 7 UTENSILS B L SANCTI SP RITUS Walk through the historic heart and colorful neighborhoods of Sancti Sp ritus as your guide brings the story of this 16th century town to life CAMAG EY BALLET Meet dancers and the director of the Camag ey Ballet company renowned across Cuba and the world for its classical ballets TRINIDAD DAY 8 An insightCuba exclusive Meet young English speaking Cubans to discuss life experiences current events and whatever comes to mind UTENSILS B L D GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF TRINIDAD Take a privately guided walking tour of Trinidad Cuba one of the Caribbean s best preserved historic cities HAVANA DAY 9 MEET WITH UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SALSA LESSONS Meet some of Cuba s energetic salsa dancers and then learn the finer steps for yourself UTENSILS B L D CUBAN COOKING CLASS ART IN YOUR HANDS Break bread with new found friends as we take an in home cooking class from local Cubans Visit the working studio of Art in Your Hands a collaboration of eight artists who work in various mediums and styles GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF CIENFUEGOS Let your guide bring the flavors of Cienfuegos to life as you stroll through the historic center and marvel at the incredible architecture insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 15

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HAVANA DAY 10 UTENSILS B FLIGHT DEPARTURE DEPARTURE Jos Mart International Airport Havana TOUR END TIME 9AM at airport 16 Each departure is custom curated to provide the best experiences possible and from time to time specific experiences and or restaurants may not be available and will be replaced by an item of equal or greater value A final list of daily experiences and dining options is provided roughly two weeks prior to departure Each tour provides a full time schedule of Support for the Cuban People activities and is fully compliant with U S Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations regarding travel to Cuba

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bed HOTELS ON THIS TOUR Meli Cohiba Hotel Hotel Encanto Meli Cohiba Havana delivers five Recently renovated and centrally star service across seven specialty located the Hotel Encanto is just restaurants four cocktail lounges steps from the central square of and a well stocked cigar bar Santa Clara Meli Gran Hotel Iberostar Grand Hotel The Meli Gran Hotel offers a Iberostar Heritage Grand Trinidad great location in the historic offers unbeatable cultural heritage center allowing quick access to in the heart of one of Cuba s most Cuba s third largest city extraordinary cities HAVANA SANTA CLARA CAMAG EY TRINIDAD WHAT S INCLUDED caret right Small group size no more than 12 guests caret right Transportation and airport transfers caret right Four nights at the Meli Cohiba Hotel in Havana caret right Exclusive guided visits and experiences caret right One night at the Hotel Encanto in Santa Clara caret right Nine breakfasts eight lunches and five dinners caret right Two nights at the Meli Gran Hotel in Camag ey caret right Certification of travel to Cuba under the U S Department of the Treasury general license caret right Two nights at the Iberostar Grand in Trinidad caret right Gratuities for luggage handling and restaurants caret right Cuban visa caret right 24 hour on tour customer service caret right Expert Cuban guide and private driver Starting at 3 795 ALSO AVAILABLE Airfare Trip cancellation insurance Room and suite upgrades For a complete list of dates and prices please visit our website Customary end of tour gratuities for the Cuban guide and driver are left to the guest s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 17

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CLASSIC CUBA map marker alt HAVANA 18 PLAYA LARGA 7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS PLAYA GIR N CIENFUEGOS TRINIDAD

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map signs DAILY CURATED EXPERIENCES Classic Cuba Cuba s Spanish Colonial architecture and cobblestone streets come alive with brightly painted buildings pounding mambo rhythms and barrios that bustle well into the night This exciting seven day tour of Cuba s most famous cities will add the brushstrokes you ve been longing to add to the unfinished canvas of your vision of Cuba Your experience begins in the boisterous harbor city of Havana and continues on to Cienfuegos known as the pearl of the south and Trinidad a cobblestone lined town founded in 1514 HAVANA DAY 1 UTENSILS D ARRIVAL HAVANA DAY 2 UTENSILS B L CINE REX THE HAVANA LIGHT PROJECT WALKING TOUR OF OLD HAVANA With help from a neon artist Havana s old neon signs are flickering back We ll learn about the process and see works in progress Explore the oldest parts of Havana as we walk back in time more than 500 years to the city s founding BICITAXI TOUR OF EL CAPITOLIO CRUISING IN A PRE 1959 CLASSIC AMERICAN CAR FARMER S MARKET Arrive via bicitaxi at El Capitolio a public landmark often compared to the U S Capitol Hop inside one of Cuba s iconic vintage cars from 1950s America and cruise along the famous Malec n in style ARRIVAL Jos Mart International Airport Havana TOUR START TIME 6PM at Jos Mart International Airport Havana HOTEL CHECK IN 3PM Visit a local farmer s market where we ll get a first hand look at Cuba s agricultural revolution insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 19

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HAVANA DAY 3 UTENSILS B L MEET AND GREET WITH UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR HAVANA STREET FOOD TOUR HABANA COMP S DANCE COMPANY Join Camilo Garcia a 20 year veteran of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a conversation about Cuba s modern day diplomacy Cuban cuisine goes far beyond their famous sandwich Join us for a neighborhood tour of the city s best street food Immerse yourself in the Latin influenced moves of the Habana Comp s Dance Company during a performance CIENFUEGOS DAY 4 UTENSILS B L D KORIMAKAO ARTISTS COMMUNITY In a small secluded village not far from the Bay of Pigs we ll visit an art school that teaches some of Cuba s most promising youth CIENFUEGOS DAY 5 CHARCOAL BURNER ART IN YOUR HANDS In 2017 charcoal became the first legal Cuban export to America in five decades Meet the people who make this fascinating fuel Visit the working studio of Art in Your Hands a collaboration of eight artists who work in various mediums and styles TRINIDAD DAY 6 RUMBA DANCE AND DRUMMING Take in a live performance of Cuban Rumba before joining in to learn a few moves UTENSILS B L D CUBAN COOKING CLASS Break bread with new found friends as we take an in home cooking class from local Cubans UTENSILS B L D GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF TRINIDAD Take a privately guided walking tour of Trinidad Cuba one of the Caribbean s best preserved historic cities Each departure is custom curated to provide the best experiences possible and from time to time specific experiences and or restaurants may not be available and will be replaced by an item of equal or greater value A final list of daily experiences and dining options is provided roughly two weeks prior to departure Each tour provides a full time schedule of Support for the Cuban People activities and is fully compliant with U S Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations regarding travel to Cuba 20

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HAVANA DAY 7 UTENSILS B SALSA LESSONS FLIGHT DEPARTURE Meet some of Cuba s energetic salsa dancers and then learn the finer steps for yourself DEPARTURE Jos Mart International Airport Havana TOUR END TIME 10AM at airport insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 21

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bed HOTELS ON THIS TOUR Meli Cohiba Hotel Meli San Carlos Hotel Meli Cohiba Havana delivers five Meli San Carlos is nestled in the star service across seven specialty oldest part of the two hundred restaurants four cocktail lounges year old city of Cienfuegos and and a well stocked cigar bar has operated as the city s primary HAVANA CIENFUEGOS hotel since 1925 WHAT S INCLUDED caret right Small group size no more than 12 guests caret right Exclusive guided visits and experiences caret right Three nights at the Meli Cohiba Hotel in Havana caret right Six breakfasts four lunches and four dinners caret right Three nights at the Meli San Carlos Hotel in Cienfuegos caret right Certification of travel to Cuba under the U S Department of the Treasury general license caret right Cuban visa caret right Gratuities for luggage handling and restaurants caret right Expert Cuban guide and private driver caret right 24 hour on tour customer service caret right Transportation and airport transfers Starting at 2 995 ALSO AVAILABLE Airfare Trip cancellation insurance Room and suite upgrades For a complete list of dates and prices please visit our website Customary end of tour gratuities for the Cuban guide and driver are left to the guest s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 23

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LEGENDARY CUBA map marker alt HAVANA 24 VI ALES 6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS

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map signs DAILY CURATED EXPERIENCES Legendary Cuba Steeped in mystique Cuba creates legends Discover Cuba for yourself and uncover a history so rich its legacy is memorialized in its architecture and its people Learn why icons such as Hemingway Churchill and Sinatra felt an affinity for this rare place Experience the music which for generations produced global superstars who shook the world Explore Havana Cuba s first UNESCO World Heritage Site where breathtaking Spanish Colonial buildings line cobblestone streets and then the western province of Pinar del R o where miles of Cuban tobacco awaits its destiny HAVANA DAY 1 UTENSILS D ARRIVAL ARRIVAL Jos Mart International Airport Havana TOUR START TIME 6PM at Jos Mart International Airport Havana HOTEL CHECK IN 3PM HAVANA DAY 2 UTENSILS B L LECTURE BY DAYBEL PA ELLAS PROFESSOR Ph D Uncover the history of U S Cuba relations with Daybel Pa ellas a social psychology professor WALKING TOUR OF OLD HAVANA Explore the oldest parts of Havana as we walk back in time more than 500 years to the city s founding VI ALES DAY 3 UTENSILS B L D CICLO ECOPAPEL PROJECT CLANDESTINA ORGANIC FARM TOUR Meet Yuy a private business owner who s built an eco friendly enterprise making small batches of paper from recycled material Visit the retail store of Cuba s first independent fashion label Clandestina which has gained international fame since 2015 Visit an organic family farm on the outskirts of Havana to learn about the role of food in Cuba s culture and economy insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 25

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VI ALES DAY 4 UTENSILS B L CUBAN COOKING CLASS VI ALES NATIONAL PARK TOBACCO DRYING HOUSE Break bread with new found friends as we take an in home cooking class from local Cubans Walk the Cuban equivalent of Yosemite Valley during our visit to Vi ales National Park with its landscapes of red soil and rock Take in the succulent scent of freshcured leaves during our visit to a tobacco drying house CIGAR HUMIDORS SANTA AMALIA DANCERS Cuban Cigar boxes can be as masterful as the cigar itself We ll meet a group of renowned artists dedicated to handmade humidors There s a party in the neighborhood of Reparto de Bahia Join us and the incredible Santa Amalia Dancers HAVANA DAY 5 UTENSILS B L D CRUISING IN A PRE 1959 CLASSIC AMERICAN CAR Hop inside one of Cuba s iconic vintage cars from 1950s America and cruise along the famous Malec n in style HAVANA DAY 6 UTENSILS B FLIGHT DEPARTURE DEPARTURE Jos Mart International Airport Havana TOUR END TIME 10AM at airport Each departure is custom curated to provide the best experiences possible and from time to time specific experiences and or restaurants may not be available and will be replaced by an item of equal or greater value A final list of daily experiences and dining options is provided roughly two weeks prior to departure Each tour provides a full time schedule of Support for the Cuban People activities and is fully compliant with U S Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations regarding travel to Cuba 26

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bed HOTELS ON THIS TOUR Meli Cohiba Hotel Los Jazmines Meli Cohiba Havana delivers five Overlooking the valleys from a star service across seven specialty cool quiet hillside this hotel offers restaurants four cocktail lounges stunning views from its balconies and a well stocked cigar bar pool and bar HAVANA VI ALES WHAT S INCLUDED caret right Small group size no more than 12 guests caret right Exclusive guided visits and experiences caret right Three nights at the Meli Cohiba Hotel in Havana caret right Five breakfasts four lunches and three dinners caret right Cuban visa caret right Certification of travel to Cuba under the U S Department of the Treasury general license caret right Two nights at Los Jazmines Hotel in Vi ales caret right Gratuities for luggage handling and restaurants caret right Expert Cuban guide and private driver caret right 24 hour on tour customer service caret right Transportation and airport transfers Starting at 2 495 ALSO AVAILABLE Airfare Trip cancellation insurance Room and suite upgrades For a complete list of dates and prices please visit our website Editor s Pick Customary end of tour gratuities for the Cuban guide and driver are left to the guest s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 27

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map signs DAILY CURATED EXPERIENCES Weekend in Havana Our Weekend in Havana tour is far more than a mere brush with exotic culture it s a full on immersive discovery allowing you to not only witness Cuba s dynamic rhythm and color but to dive right in and become part of the canvas Like the fiery salsa rhythms that can be heard rippling through its city streets Havana springs to life with warmth and vivaciousness that never stops taking you by surprise Removed from the quiet fields of sugar cane and mango trees that thrive further afield Cuba s largest city is an urban metropolis a place of rambling Colonial architecture endless adventure and unfettered discovery HAVANA DAY 1 UTENSILS D HAVANA DAY 2 UTENSILS B L ARRIVAL JOS FUSTER CIGAR HUMIDORS ARRIVAL Jos Mart International Airport Havana TOUR START TIME 6PM at Jos Mart International Airport Havana HOTEL CHECK IN 3PM Explore the outlandish neighborhood of Fusterlandia home to a community of creators and artist Jos Fuster the Picasso of Cuba Cuban Cigar boxes can be as masterful as the cigar itself We ll meet a group of renowned artists dedicated to handmade humidors D BRUJAS PROJECT WALKING TOUR OF OLD HAVANA SALSA LESSONS Meet a private business owner who s gained attention locally and in the U S for natural handmade soaps Explore the oldest parts of Havana as we walk back in time more than 500 years to the city s founding Meet some of Cuba s energetic salsa dancers and then learn the finer steps for yourself insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 29

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HAVANA DAY 3 UTENSILS B L D RUM CIGAR PAIRING RIERA STUDIO Learn the secrets and steps behind the perfect pairing of Cuba s signature products cigars and rum Observe artists in action at this independent workshop for Cubans with mental health disorders CRUISING IN A PRE 1959 CLASSIC AMERICAN CAR MEET THE MECHANICS THAT RESTORE CUBA S CLASSIC CARS Hop inside one of Cuba s iconic vintage cars from 1950s America and cruise along the famous Malec n in style It takes an army of mechanics to keep Cuba s classic cars running Join us for a meeting with these scrappy auto experts HAVANA DAY 4 UTENSILS B FLIGHT DEPARTURE DEPARTURE Jos Mart International Airport Havana TOUR END TIME 10AM at airport Each departure is custom curated to provide the best experiences possible and from time to time specific experiences and or restaurants may not be available and will be replaced by an item of equal or greater value A final list of daily experiences and dining options is provided roughly two weeks prior to departure Each tour provides a full time schedule of Support for the Cuban People activities and is fully compliant with U S Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations regarding travel to Cuba 30

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bed HOTELS ON THIS TOUR Meli Cohiba Hotel HAVANA Meli Cohiba Havana delivers fivestar service across seven specialty restaurants four cocktail lounges and a well stocked cigar bar WHAT S INCLUDED caret right Small group size no more than 12 guests caret right Exclusive guided visits and experiences caret right Three nights at the Meli Cohiba Hotel in Havana caret right Three breakfasts two lunches and two dinners caret right Cuban visa caret right Certification of travel to Cuba under the U S Department of the Treasury general license caret right Expert Cuban guide and private driver caret right Gratuities for luggage handling and restaurants caret right Transportation and airport transfers caret right 24 hour on tour customer service Starting at 1 895 ALSO AVAILABLE Airfare Trip cancellation insurance Room and suite upgrades For a complete list of dates and prices please visit our website Customary end of tour gratuities for the Cuban guide and driver are left to the guest s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 31

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map signs HAVANA HALF FULL MARATHON 10K PACKAGE Due to almost 60 years of U S travel restrictions participating in the Havana Half Full Marathon 10K has only been a dream for most U S runners As the Official Travel Provider and under a general license from the U S Department of the Treasury we make traveling to Cuba and running in the race easy and legal Join us on our four day package which puts you at the starting line and allows you to run through historic Havana and see Cuba in ways never before possible HAVANA DAY 1 HAVANA DAY 2 UTENSILS B ARRIVAL WELCOME RECEPTION TEAM PHOTOGRAPH ARRIVAL Jos Mart International Airport Havana HOTEL CHECK IN 3PM This evening we ll celebrate your arrival during a welcome reception and race orientation Early this morning after a light breakfast head to the starting line to meet your fellow insightCuba runners for a team photograph MARACUBA 3K WARM UP RACE MARACUBA POST RACE PARADE RACE CHECK IN This short race is run simultaneously in each province throughout Cuba It s great fun as local residents and children join the crowd of runners as we make our way through Old Havana The streets come alive with music and dancing in celebration of the weekend s race festivities We will check you in and distribute running bibs and other goodies Then explore Havana on your own Our insightCuba marathon concierge is available to help guide you AS FEATURED IN insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 33

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HAVANA DAY 3 UTENSILS B THE RACE FARWELL COCKTAIL RECEPTION We ll line up at the starting line together across the street from the hotel as we await the starting gun for the Havana Half Full Marathon and 10K At tonight s farewell cocktail reception reflect on the race and celebrate in the company of your new Cuban and American running friends HAVANA DAY 4 UTENSILS B DEPART CUBA Depart from Jos Mart International Airport in Havana RACE DAY SCHEDULE 6 30am Assemble at Starting Line 7 00am Start for Half Full Marathon and 10K 12 00pm Race Course Closes 34

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bed HOTELS ON THIS TOUR OR Hotel Inglaterra Hotel Sevilla Located at the starting finish line Located two blocks from the in Old Havana this iconic property starting finish line in Old Havana puts you right in the middle of the this venerable classic with pool action epitomizes Havana s charm HAVANA HAVANA WHAT S INCLUDED caret right Three nights at the Hotel Inglaterra or Hotel Sevilla in Old Havana next to the starting finish line of the race caret right Post race snacks and goodies caret right Certification of travel to Cuba under the U S Department caret right All breakfasts while in Cuba of the Treasury general license caret right Private insightCuba race and activity concierge caret right Welcome cocktail reception and orientation caret right Private race check in provided by insightCuba caret right 24 hour emergency customer service hotline caret right Cuba s famous race course pouches filled with distilled water caret right Farewell cocktail celebration with Cuban runners caret right Entry fees for the Marabana Havana Half and Full Marathon caret right Pre race pep rally and team photo 10K and bib runners only caret right Cuban visa 99 fee applies caret right Entry fee for the Maracuba 3k warm up race and bib Starting at 1 195 ALSO AVAILABLE Airfare Trip cancellation insurance Trip extensions For the most up to date prices please visit our website Not included Airfare gratuities and airport transfers Guests will transfer to and from the airport by taxi REGISTER TODAY FOR HALF FULL MARATHON OR 10K RACE AT INSIGHTCUBA COM CUBA TOURS insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 35

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TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE Mentions in the Media Noted for our expertise and unwavering commitment to providing a unique travel experience insightCuba has received hundreds of accolades from the most trusted and prestigious sources in travel As part of a newly approved tour in Cuba last summer a group of Americans met with 40 blind Havana residents who welcomed them with poetry and conversation Then Cubans being Cubans four of them pulled out instruments and within minutes arms and legs were intertwined as Americans and Cubans danced with abandon in the front yard of Cuba s National Association for the Blind DAMIEN CAVE NEW YORK TIMES For half a century the vast majority of Americans have been barred from traveling to Cuba With insightCuba visitors interact with ordinary Cubans and get a taste of the forbidden fruit SHASTA DARLINGTON CNN Within minutes of our arrival in the living room turned museum we re comrades in arms picking up the finer points of swing boogieing to vinyl recordings of Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie and discovering the true meaning of people to people LAURA BLY USA TODAY insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 39

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TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE Frequently Asked Questions InsightCuba offers an unmatched level of travel expertise Here are a few of your top questions and answers For the most comprehensive list please visit insightcuba com faq DO I NEED A CUBAN VISA TO TRAVEL TO CUBA In Cuba goods aren t as readily available as most travelers are accustomed to As a result it can be challenging to find specific items in a pinch When traveling to Cuba you should bring what you need in daily life Cuban American Travelers If you are a Cuban American born in Cuba you may need a special visa Please call insightCuba for more information CAN I USE CREDIT DEBIT CARDS IN CUBA A Cuban visa which is referred to as a tourist card is required for all visitors traveling to Cuba InsightCuba will provide all guests with their Cuban visa HOW MUCH FREE TIME IS THERE The U S Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control OFAC requires that individuals traveling under our general license participate in a fulltime schedule of activities that result in meaningful interaction between travelers and individuals in Cuba Because of this full participation by guests on our Cuba tours is required However guests on one of our authorized tours will have free time in the evening A typical day on an insightCuba small group tour is packed with exciting and memorable experiences that you don t want to miss WHAT ITEMS SHOULD I PACK FOR MY TRIP TO CUBA Seasons in Cuba correspond to the seasons in the United States The weather is similar to Florida During the summer months May through September pack light clothes as it will be very hot During the rest of the year it s advisable to bring a long sleeved shirt or light sweater for the evenings Casual walking shoes or sneakers are recommended as you ll be walking from place to place throughout your stay Dress can be casual but should be presentable You may also want to pack a nicer outfit for evening dining if you choose Reasonable laundry and dry cleaning services are often available at hotels in Havana and Santiago de Cuba Bringing a bathing suit is wise if you want to go swimming as some hotels feature pools Actually credit debit cards issued by U S banks cannot be used in Cuba Due to the official U S Embargo Against Cuba U S issued credit debit cards are not recognized by Cuba banks It s necessary to bring a sufficient amount of cash with you to cover the entire duration of time that you ll be in Cuba HOW MUCH SPENDING MONEY SHOULD I BRING TO CUBA Most of your expenses are covered on your tour however you will want additional spending money for dinner on your own nights out personal purchases and incidentals How much an individual spends when traveling varies a great deal and depends on personal preference We recommend bringing 200 per day per person If you think you might want to purchase artwork music cigars rum enjoy evening entertainment or buy gifts for friends and relatives you may want to plan on bringing more It s always easier to bring your excess money home with you rather than to run out of money while in Cuba IS WIFI AVAILABLE WHILE I M IN CUBA Many hotels have WiFi a business center with Internet access or both Internet access in business centers is often charged by the hour Complementary WiFi is available for insightCuba guests staying at the Meli Cohiba in Havana Please note that Internet and WiFi access in Cuba is much slower than in the U S and many personal device applications apps do not work in Cuba WHAT CAN I BRING BACK TO THE U S FROM CUBA As of October 2016 the monetary value limitations on what authorized travelers may bring back to the United States as accompanied baggage has been removed Authorized American travelers may now bring back Cuban goods including rum and cigars in quantities typically allowed by U S Customs duty free IS THERE AN AGE POLICY FOR INSIGHTCUBA PARTICIPANTS Due to the nature of our tours participants should be at least 8 years old with the exception of Undiscovered Cuba which is 12 years If you are a family with children under 8 years of age we recommend creating your own Personalized Cuba tour with one of our travel specialists IS CUBA SAFE FOR AMERICANS Yes Cuba is very safe In fact Cuba has the lowest crime rate in Latin America The average traveler has little reason to worry about personal safety in the streets hotels or any other places he or she might visit While petty crime does exist it occurs only rarely and poses little problem for attentive travelers IS MY TRIP WITH INSIGHTCUBA 100 LEGAL Absolutely Our tours are authorized by a general license granted by the U S Department of the Treasury s Office of Foreign Assets Control OFAC This license allows any American who books a tour with insightCuba to travel to Cuba legally For more answers to your questions please visit insightcuba com faq insightCuba com 800 450 CUBA 41

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