With its Colonial cities of 16th Century, enchanted outdoors, crystal water seas and pristine beaches and an exceptionally safe environment, Cuba attracts every year more visitors with different interests, from travelers interested in general culture to researchers of different areas like birders, divers, geologists and architects, among others, but also musicians, dancers and movie professionals, attracted by the original and vibrant culture of this unique island. 
 

CUBA IS SUCH AN AMAZING ISLAND
La Habana and other colonial cities ...
¨Landscapes¨. Out from the cities ...
Cuba  is known for its cultural diversity    ...

"New worlds must

be lived before being explained"

Alejo Carpentier - Cuban Writer

Please find here some general information and useful tips for travelers.   We look forward to reading from you soon.

BLUEBERRY TRAVEL SERVICE

OUR SELECTED PROGRAMS

COLONIAL CITY

 

        is definitely the most important attraction so if your time is short and is your first  time on the Island, your journey  should start from there.  This captivating city will surprise you with it’s charming decadence. The atmosphere of the ’50s is still very present with animated streets and the many extraordinary cultural activities. It’s amazing gastronomy including local cuisine and drinks are not to be missed. During a two nights program, we can show you the best of this town that was declared by UNESCO World Heritage and one of the New7Wonder Cities.                                                                                  

After La Habana we recommend, Cienfuegos and Trinidad, a real jewel of colonial architecture, founded in 1514 and perfectly conserved.  A true jump in the past.  In the Eastern part of the country: Bayamo, Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba and the hidden Baracoa, where Cristopher Columbus first landed on the Island.  All of Cuban history starts in Baracoa.

THE CAPITAL, LA HABANA

TRAVEL SPECIALIST FOR CUBA

LANDSCAPES

 

   Cuba is mostly a very calm and almost unpopulated countryside, with just a few vehicle circulating, where man and nature still live in close relationship and respect.      

There are many natural parks where nature lovers can find endemic species of flora and fauna and fields where the famous tobacco and the sugar cane are part of the daily life of the countryman.

Our programs may include visit to a country village as well as small local farms that very popular in Cuba.  Where the most modern techniques of growing are applied on small scale to guarantee fresh products is an urban environment.   

Finally the famous pristine beaches with miles of  white sand and turquoise waters will  tempt you during your transfers. Even if, for the moment, a vacation on the beach is not allowed by the US regulations, a refreshing visit to the beach is definitely not a problem.  

OUT FROM THE CITIES,

TRAVEL SPECIALIST FOR CUBA

BLUEBERRY TRAVEL SERVICE

CULTURAL PROJECTS

 
CUBA  IS KNOWN FOR ITS CULTURAL DIVERSITY

      built on from Spanish, African, French and Asian influences. Whether in literature or fine art, film, ballet, modern dance or theatre - the island has produced numerous famous artists in many different disciplines. Especially in music as the Island is the birthplace of several famous rhythms like the Danzón, the Son, the Bolero, the Mambo and the Cha Cha Cha.

Beside music and dance, Cubans used fine arts, including movies, to express the complex situation of their society and the struggling of the every day life. Artists were the first sector authorized by the Government to start a private business in the late ‘90s, together with the musicians,  many people became dedicated to arts with the hope to have a wealthier future.  Cuban schools and academies are among the most developed and advanced in the world and, basically free, so the result is now an incredible number of artists, which exhibit their works all over the Island and also export worldwide.  With the increase of the demand due to the tourism, some artist hope to expand their work in their community to involve the neighborhood and the community projects have started appearing.  Fuster, Callejon de Hamel, Muraleando, Prodanza are among the most famous and are always worth a stop on one of our tours.

At Blueberry Travel Service we are constantly searching for new and fresh initiatives all around the Island, to offer to our clients unique experiences. 

BLUEBERRY TRAVEL SERVICE

TRAVEL SPECIALIST FOR CUBA

TRAVEL INSPIRATIONS

 
 

Dear Partners, 

we are very pleased to introduce you here our first edition of Cuba Travel Inspirations, a selection of programs designed by true Cuba experts to fully enjoy this amazing Caribbean Island. 

Our Itineraries and experiences are always updated and away from the usual programs, not mentioning our Special Services you won’t find with other companies, like for example accommodation in private mansion with swimming pool, the concierge service, a local cellular phone at disposal, body guard service or the full credit service to cover all extras and pay them in the US.    Furthermore, all programs can be fully customized according to each traveler’s expectations, period of the year or special events, to finally create a unique one-of-a-kind tour to satisfy the most demanding clientele.  

Next time, when you think of travelling to Cuba, think of Blueberry Travel Service. The right choice your Clients will thank you for. 

 

Havana Flash - 1 night tour

Highlights: Two days in Havana, an unique offer of Blueberry Travel to discover this incredible city.  This exclusive program  will allow you, despite the very short time,   to approach the beauty of the Cuban’s capital and enjoy a wide selection of  different hand picked People- to -People experiences, fully tailored around your interests and timing.  Art galleries, community projects, museums and real life together with gourmet experiences are just some of the ingredients  to create your one-of-a-kind travel.  Contact our experts to receive your personal program and free estimate. .  

          Itinerary:   Private  Tour  Havana 1 night  

OFAC License:   People – to – People  

        Pax range:  From 1 to 8     

 

NOTE:  this program requires an early flight MIA HAV and late return flight. 

Hand picked activities                                    

 

  • Discovering  Old and Modern Havana

  • Hamel Afro Cuban Experience

  • Cigar & Rum tasting

  • Tour in Classic American Car

  • Gourmet experience

  • Community projects

  • Appointment-only art gallery 

  • Cuban Fine Art  Museum

  • Ernest Hemingway route

  • Havana nightlife – Live music – Latin Cabaret

  • and much more …

 

Havana Shot - 2 nights tour

Highlights: Two days in Havana, an unique offer of Blueberry Travel to discover this incredible city.  This exclusive program  will allow you, despite the very short time,   to approach the beauty of the Cuban’s capital and enjoy a wide selection of  different hand picked People- to -People experiences, fully tailored around your interests and timing.  Art galleries, community projects, museums and real life together with gourmet experiences are just some of the ingredients  to create your one-of-a-kind travel.  Contact our experts to receive your personal program and free estimate. .  

          Itinerary:   Private  Tour  Havana 2 nights  

OFAC License:   People – to – People  

       Pax range:   From 1 to 8     

 

NOTE:  this program requires an early flight MIA HAV and late return flight. 

Hand picked activities                                    

 

  • Discovering  Old and Modern Havana

  • Hamel Afro Cuban Experience

  • Cigar & Rum tasting

  • Tour in Classic American Car

  • Gourmet experience

  • Community projects

  • Appointment-only art gallery 

  • Cuban Fine Art  Museum

  • Cuban Decorative Museum

  • Discovering Havana surrounding

  • Afro Cuban Religion Museum

  • Ernest Hemingway route

  • Havana nightlife – Live Music –Latin Cabaret

  • and much more …

 

Havana Passion - 3 nights tour

 

Highlights: Perfect combination for several different experiences in the Cuban capital but also the opportunity to taste a bite of the Western Area of Viñales, the tobacco valley,  or discover the  South Central area of Guama’ - Zapata Swamp and Playa Larga -  Bay of Pigs, a spectacular coast, very important venue for the recent Cuban history.  The food great, expecially seafood, and there is always time for a refreshing bath in the crystal water Caribbean sea.   Contact our experts for a tailor made program and a quote.   

          Itinerary:   Private  Tour  Havana 3 nights  

OFAC License:   People – to – People  

       Pax range:   From 1 to 8     

 

Hand picked activities                                    

 

  • Discovering  Old and Modern Havana

  • Hamel Afro Cuban Experience

  • Cigar & Rum tasting

  • Tour in Classic American Car

  • Gourmet experience

  • Community projects

  • Appointment-only art gallery 

  • Cuban Fine Art  Museum

  • Cuban Decorative Museum

  • Discovering Havana surrounding

  • Afro Cuban Religion Museum

  • Ernest Hemingway route

  • Havana nightlife – live music, Latin cabaret

  • Viñales Valley – tobacco farm

  • Countryside cultural projects

  • Indian Cave – Mountain  Mural

  • Zapata Swamp – Taino Indian Village

  • Bay of Pigs – Plata Giron Museum

  • and much more …

Havana Arts - 4 nights tour

Highlights:  Program focused on the Cuban Arts with access to different exclusive experience like visiting some famous plastic artist workshop or approaching some authentic Cuban cultural situation like a local.  Pass by like a friend to a  training session of some jazz band or have exclusive access in a recording studio to share some creative moments with some famous musician.  Your classic American convertible car is waiting to take you to the most glamour panoramic terrace in town for the best  cocktail with live music and  the best table is booked for you at the fashion show.  Your night in Havana just started..   

          Itinerary:   Private  Tour  Havana 4 nights  

OFAC License:   People – to – People  

       Pax range:   From 1 to 8     

 

Hand picked activities                                    

 

  • Discovering  Old and Modern Havana

  • Hamel Afro Cuban Experience

  • Cigar & Rum tasting

  • Tour in Classic American Car

  • Gourmet experience

  • Art Community projects

  • Appointment-only art gallery 

  • Exclusive visit to artist workshops

  • Cuban Fine Art  Museum

  • International Fine Art Museum

  • Cuban Decorative Museum

  • Ernest Hemingway route

  • Cuban Ballet School

  • Cuban dance projects

  • Music Recording Studios

  • Circus project

  • Havana nightlife – live music, Latin cabaret

  • and much more …

 

Cuba Western - 5 nights tour

Highlights:  Six days program, perfect to enjoy many different experiences in Havana,    choosing among culture, art and music, among others, then leave the city towards the Western side of the Island to enjoying the relaxing bucolic atmospheres  of the countryside.  Become an expert of the Cuban tobacco in a local farm or meet some incredible  local artist after you sailed in a cave .  And if you like hiking you may even reach  and meet some hidden populations of the Cuban mountains.   The food in the countryside has a unforgettable taste as no chemicals has ever  been used and bring home a bottle of the Viñales Valley rum because it tastes great  and it is not exported.                                         

Contact our specialist for your exclusive itinerary.  
 

          Itinerary:  Private  Tour  Havana 4 nights – Viñales 1  night   

OFAC License:   People – to – People  

       Pax range:   From 1 to 8     

 

Hand picked activities                                    

 

  • Discovering  Old and Modern Havana

  • Hamel Afro Cuban Experience

  • Cigar & Rum tasting

  • Tour in Classic American Car

  • Gourmet experience

  • Community projects

  • Appointment-only art gallery 

  • Cuban Fine Art  Museum

  • Cuban Decorative Museum

  • Discovering Havana surrounding

  • Afro Cuban Religion Museum

  • Ernest Hemingway route

  • Havana nightlife – live music, Latin cabaret

  • Viñales Valley – tobacco farm

  • Countryside cultural projects

  • Indian Cave – Mountain  Mural

  • Viñales nightlife

  • and much more …

 

Cuba West Central - 6 nights tour

Highlights: Seven days program, perfect to enjoy many different experiences in Havana   choosing among culture, art and music, among others, then leave the city towards the Western side of the Island to enjoying the relaxing bucolic atmospheres  of the countryside.  Become an expert of the Cuban tobacco or meet some local artist after you sailed in a cave.  And if you like hiking you may even reach  and meet some hidden populations of the Cuban mountains.  Then continue for an amazing jump in the past in the colonial city of Trinidad founded in 1514 and perfectly conserved. On the way discover Cienfuegos, the city founded by the French and the Bay of Pigs, famous for the battle in 1961.    

Ask our experts for detailed program and a quote. 

          Itinerary:  Private  Tour  Havana 4 nights – Viñales 1  night   

OFAC License:   People – to – People  

       Pax range:   From 1 to 8     

 

Hand picked activities                                    

 

  • Discovering  Old and Modern Havana

  • Hamel Afro Cuban Experience

  • Cigar & Rum tasting

  • Tour in Classic American Car

  • Gourmet experience

  • Community projects

  • Appointment-only art gallery 

  • Cuban Fine Art  Museum

  • Cuban Decorative Museum

  • Afro Cuban Religion Museum

  • Ernest Hemingway route

  • Havana nightlife – live music, Latin cabaret

  • Viñales Valley – Tobacco farm

  • Countryside cultural projects

  • Indian Cave – Mountain  Mural

  • Viñales nightlife

  • Cienfuegos

  • Zapata Swamp, Taino's Indian Village

  • Bay of Pigs –  Museum of Playa Giron  Battle

  • Trinidad City Museum

  • Pottery House

  • Managa Iznaga Tower

  • and much more …

Blueberry Travel - Special Services

 
  • All Programs fulfill OFAC requirements.   We are very expert in this matter.

  • All tour are escorted by our English Speaking tour assistant (chaperon)

  • English speaking expert tour guides in Museums and Historical Venues. 

  • Totally tailor-made programs from just 1 night up to 3 months.

  • Possibility of just Pre-or Post-Cruise programs in Havana. Private classes of music, dance and arts with famous artists. Appointment only Art Galleries and workshops.

  • Possibility of pre-tour in Miami to know local Cuban community and history. (very interesting to better understand the actual Cuba)

  • Maximum flexibility with local adjustments of the itinerary. ( we know how moody some VIPs are …)

  • Programs for students and researchers of any kind (caving, birding, botanic or historic passionate,  professional divers among others) with interaction with top local experts.

  • Body Guard Service (optional).

  • Exclusive local staff and 24/7 Assistance organized for any kind of emergency.   Best  connections with local International Hospital  

  • Accommodation in any hotel on the Island, Private mansions with or without swimming pool with possibility of butler, chef and maid and Concierge service.

  • Transportation in sedans, fully restored Classic American Cars,  diplomatic black Mercedes of the Counsel of State ( exclusive Blueberry Travel), or in vans.

  • üSelection of the best restaurants always updated.       Selection of the best night activities with ticket reservation and VIPs access.   

  • Possibility of Full Credit.  All extras paid in the  US .    

  • One local cellular phone for any departure ( from 1 client up ...)

  • Photo and Video Records of each tour professionally edited. ( OFAC records)

  • Assistance in export permissions and shipping to the US of any bulk art craft

Rates

 

    Rates are calculated at each request considering the accommodation available, the vehicle chosen, the number of participants and the type of experiences.  Estimate quotes are delivered in maximum 24h after the receipt of the inquiry.  

                                          Accommodation

In Havana we offer:

  • 5 stars hotels of different style:  modern style (Melia Cohiba and Melia Habana), classic style                                                             (hotel Nacional),      classic renewed ( Parque Central, Saratoga and Kempinski).

  • Hostal Madero, a 6 rooms colonial hostal

  • Exclusive Private Villas with up to 5 rooms, swimming pool and Concierge Service

  • Exclusive Private Villas with up to 5 rooms, no swimming pool, with or without Concierge Service.

  • Rooms in Superior Homestay without Concierge service.

In Viñales we offer:

  • 3 stars hotel Los Jasmines overlooking Viñales Valley (when available)

  • Superior Homestay in Viñales with independent rooms and private bath / shower.  

In Trinidad we offer:

  • 5 stars Hotel Iberostar Trinidad ( when available, just 40 rooms)

  • Superior Hostales or Homestay with independent rooms and private bath/ shower.

 

NOTES:  Triple rooms are available in hotels but not in hostales and Villas.

                 In case of couples with one child there is no problem for the                           accommodation in one room                      

Rates Include

 
  • Private transport in sedan car for pax  range 1-2 and in van for range  3 -8 pax.                                                                           On request we can offer fully restored Classic American Car and Diplomatic black                             Mercedes but just in Havana.

  • Vehicle and driver at disposal during the whole tour for 12 h / day, unlimited mileage,                               gas, tolls, taxes and all driver’s expenses.

  • English speaking professional local guide / tour coordinator during the whole tour,                          including accommodation and all expenses.

  • Accommodation with breakfast included.

  • Lunches  with gourmet  menu, usually drinks are not included.

  • Dinner reservations in selected restaurants including a welcome cocktail and appetizers.                                                                                                 Then all courses and drinks will be ordered and paid  directly by clients “ a la carte”.  

  • All entrances fees and tolls to the activities included and mentioned in the program

  • Local cellular phone at disposal of the clients  during the whole tour with 20 CUC ( Cuban                                                                                    Convertible Pesos) charge included.  ( extra top up on  the clients).

  • 24 h assistance by Blueberry  Travel Service local staff

  • 1 bottle of mineral water of 1 ½ lt  per person per day during the whole tour

  • Gratuities in the restaurants included ( lunch).

Rates Do Not Include

 
 

Terms and Conditions

  • Air ticket to Cuba

  • Medical insurance (compulsory,  usually included in the Air ticket)

  • Travel Insurance ( covering cancellations and medical expenses with extra coverage.)

  • Cuban Visa ( Tourist Card, average  85 USD to be purchased at the Airport or before)

  • OFAC Affidavit ( to be signed by clients at the airport as  “ Educational Activities – People to People ”.  ( This procedure  has no cost) 

  • Any extras or generally anything not mentioned in the Program above.

  • Gratuities in the restaurants not included. ( dinner - suggested 10%)

  • Gratuities to guide and driver  (whenever fully satisfied of the service, we suggest a base of 10 $ per person per day to the tour guide and the same 10$ per person per day to the driver).      

  Booking policy

  • All requests will be quoted again for final price. 

  • To proceed with the bookings, we need to receive exact names of the clients and copy of the passports.

  • After the final acceptance of the Program, Itinerary and Rates, these will be reconfirmed with the suppliers together with the availability.     

  • After final confirmation, Clients must pay within 2 days 300 usd per person as no refundable deposit to have all services reconfirmed.   

  • The rest of the amount due should be transferred at least 20 days before departure.

  • In case the booking is placed within less than 20 days before departure, the whole amount is due at confirmation. 

  • After the full payment, in case of cancellation by the Clients, will be applied the following Cancellation Policy on Ground Services only.

  • In case the Program includes Air Tickets, the penalty of cancellation of these will 100% as are no refundable, unless different airline cancellation policy

 

  Cancellation Policy of Ground Services

  • No penalty if cancellation happens 60 days before travel date. 

  • 59 to 30 days prior to travel dates: 20% penalty  

  • 29 to 15 days prior to travel dates: 30% penalty    

  • 14 to 8 days prior to travel dates: 50% penalty   

  • 7 to 4 days prior to travel dates: 70%   penalty   

  • 3 days before travel dates and No Show: 100%     

Cancellation Policy on Ground Services 

 •In all cases will not be refunded the 300 usd per person (  No  Refundable Deposit) paid upon confirmation.   

 •To cover the risk of cancellation due to medical or working  unpredictable reasons, we recommend buying a specific insurance  policy available on the market.    

 •In the unlucky event that the Organizer (Blueberry Travel Service  LLC) won’t be able to fulfil the execution of the tour due to Causes  of Force Mayor, such as important changes of the social / political  condition in Cuba or different regulations on both US and Cuba  sides, Blueberry Travel Service LLC, after consultation with the  Clients to find a possible different agreement, in the worst scenario  will totally refund Clients of the amounts already paid for the  services provided ( except flights), with no penalties applied, just  deducting 100 $ per person as partial coverage of bank expenses  and agency fee.    

 •Flights won’t be refunded unless of different agreement/policy  with airline.    

Payments:

We are pleased to offer  the following options:

 •Bank Cheque addressed to BLUEBERRY TRAVEL SERVICE LLC

 •Wire to Blueberry Travel Service Checking Account  in Bank of      America

 •Credit card VISA or Master Card ( with 2% of surcharge).

 •PayPal  to contact@blueberrytravelservice.com

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