Itinerary Design

You can travel to Cuba many different ways. Some folks prefer a group tour and others like traveling alone. There are benefits to each style of traveling. The complexities of traveling to Cuba (especially as an American) can be hard to figure out on your own. 

If you are traveling from America under a “Support for the Cuban People” general license from OFAC (U.S. Treasury Department) you will have to fulfill a few obligations. For example, you are required to have a full-time itinerary, abide by the restricted list, and keep all of your receipts for at least 5 years. Most licenses have the same basic requirements, but some details vary within each license. Having an itinerary professionally designed will help you find the best happenings and most importantly keep you legal in your travels to Cuba.

When Havana Music Tours owner Chaz first traveled to Cuba he spent many months trying to figure out the best music events, things to see, places to eat, etc. The lack of WiFi and scheduling culture in Cuba made it difficult to create an effective itinerary. He realized after arriving in Havana that each venue has completely different performance times, hours of operation, and even some reservation requirements. A lot of this information is not published online. Our music industry relations in Cuba allows us to find the best happenings. We can then pass these benefits along to you. The itinerary design service is the best way to ensure you accomplish the most educational and cultural activities around Cuba.

Itinerary design is great for people arriving on cruise ships that do not want to buy one of the cruise line’s excursions. Our design service is also great for people who already have most of their trip arranged but are having a hard time with the restaurant, music, and transportation reservations and recommendations. Many cruise lines are offering overnights in Havana and our experience with Cuba can help you to make the best of a short trip.

  • A detailed itinerary with OFAC license requirements.
  • Primary reservations at music venues.
  • Dinner and lunch reservations at some of the top Paladares in Cuba (private restaurants)
  • The arrangement of dance/music lessons.
  • The arrangement of transportation.
  • Advice and education about traveling to Cuba.
  • Booking of Hotels and Casa Particulares.
  • Flight concierge (We help you find the best flights and times)

“Chaz was fantastic to work with! Since we only had a short time in Havana during our cruise, we asked if Chaz could create something for us based upon our interest in Cuban music. The itinerary included addresses, maps, cab fare amounts, and arrival and departure times.”

-Patti (TripAdvisor Review)