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Havana…Revealed

A Dance with Reality, the Heart and Soul of Cuba…a Study in Contrasts

Orange and white sedan parked beside brown concrete building during daytime, Havana, Cuba

Havana is an adventure at every turn. A memory around every corner. It’s everything you thought it would be and more. Come with us as we pull back the curtain to reveal its’ very soul.

To say that Havana is unique is an understatement of epic proportions. You’ll be mesmerized by the beat of this city. The dramatic vibrant colours, the majestic historic architecture, the contagious energetic music, and dance around every corner. Delicious and creative gastronomy. Many magical places that surprise with their distinct undercurrent.

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Havana exudes charm and invites your passion. Take a ride in a vintage car…smoke a cigar, visit bustling plazas, and meet warm and friendly people. And discover the surge of exciting new entrepreneurialism amongst the newest generations. Here, Colonial history and a vibrant future exist as one.

Since 2021, small businesses, from restaurants and cafés to small startups, are playing a pivotal role in changing the Cuban economy. This new wave of entrepreneurship is not only cultivating innovation but also creating employment opportunities and contributing to a more dynamic and prosperous economy for everyday Cubans. While challenges persist, the entrepreneurial spirit in Cuba is undeniably gaining momentum, promising to transform the day-to-day lives of the Cuban people.

The Divine Destination Collection is committed to supporting these local businesses during our upcoming “Havana Revealed” adventure.  Connecting with local people in joyous and meaningful ways with visits to privately/family-owned restaurants, art galleries, businesses and a small sustainable and organic farm.

The Divine Destination Collection’s journey to Havana is set to surprise, delight, and take you to an energizing, warm, and vibrant place.

Experience the contrast of a place where hardship is common and hope is eternal.

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A Dance with Reality, the Heart and Soul of Cuba…a Study in Contrasts

Nancy C.

The part I love about travelling with The Divine Destination Collection is that we do not go to typical tourist spots – you find the magic and treasures and share them with us.

Luci R.

Loved getting a taste of the real Havana and meeting/interacting with the people and their lives.

Kathy Z.

What an incredible trip…Havana, Cuba.  A country of endless possibilities, surviving amid such challenges and thriving with amazingly warm, loving and creative people.  Thank you once again to The Divine Destination Collection.

Nancy C.

I loved the beautiful choreography of planned experiences to leisure time on our own.

Margaret P.

A wonderful cultural experience – we did so much more than would be normally possible in just a few days…lovely days.

Nancy C.

I especially enjoyed how culture, spirituality and nature were all included in this fabulous experience.

Kathy Z.

Incredible!! Allison and Deb once again spoiled us and showed us a country that touched our souls.

Kathy Z.

Loved learning about a country I knew nothing about – seeing the resilience and heart of the people in the face of such economic challenges.

Leslee O.

Fascinating being able to go behind the scenes to experience the current Cuban culture and fully appreciate the hidden talents, passions, perseverance and challenges of the Cubans.

Margaret P.

Enjoyed the chance to meet people where they lived/worked (artists, chefs, farmers).

GRAN HOTEL MANZANA KEMPENSKI LA HABANA

GRAN HOTEL MANZANA KEMPINSKI LA HABANA

Our Havana home is the beautiful Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana, located in the heart of old Havana amongst the many UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Originally built as the first European style shopping arcade in Cuba, the majestic historical building of the 20th century has been meticulously restored and is now home to this sophisticated hotel, considered THE most luxurious hotel in Cuba. Elegant and comfortable guest rooms with premium amenities, stylish décor and all the comforts of home make this a truly memorable stay.

You can expect to receive personalized service from the friendly staff and enjoy the state-of-the-art facilities including two restaurants, several bars, a Tobacco lounge, and a gorgeous rooftop patio with swimming pool!

GRAN HOTEL MANZANA KEMPINSKI LA HABANA WEBSITE


 

WHAT REQUIREMENTS ARE THERE FOR CANADIAN AND AMERICANS TO TRAVEL TO CUBA?

Here's a simplified list of Cuban entry requirements:

  • Valid Passport—valid for at least the duration of your trip.
  • Valid Cuban Tourist Card/Visa - This is easy to obtain for both Canadian & US Citizens and is either included in the cost of your flight or can be purchased at some US airports (i.e. Miami Airport).  Discuss this with your airline prior to booking your flights. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding the Cuban Visa.
  • Proof of Travel Medical Insurance.  Confirm with your airline, but this is generally included in the price of your flights.  Keep your boarding passes as this is your proof of insurance
  • Complete the D'Viajeros Advance Information of Travelers Form.  This can only be completed once you are within 48 hours from departure for Cuba. This is a simple form that asks some health questions as well as including the customs declaration form.  You must fill this out before you leave home but not sooner than 48 hours prior to departure. Upon submission of the form, you receive a QR code and an email that you present to Immigration officers on your arrival in Cuba.

Canadians and Americans can travel with a regular U.S. or Canadian passport to Cuba. However, before traveling to Cuba, make sure that your passport is valid for another 6 months after your trip to Cuba.

Canadian and US citizens travelling to Cuba need a visa, known as a tourist card. The tourist card allows you to stay in Cuba for up to 90 days. The tourist card is generally included in holiday packages provided by tour operators or airlines providing direct flights from Canada.  US Citizens may also purchase the Cuban Visa/Tourist Card at some airports in the US (i.e., Miami Airport)

Cuban Entry Requirements for Canadian Citizens
Cuban Entry Requirements for US Citizens

HOW IS TRAVELLING WITH THE DIVINE DESTINATION COLLECTION DIFFERENT THAN OTHER TRAVEL COMPANIES?

The Divine Destination Collection offers our like-minded travelers a carefully curated selection of life-changing travel adventures.

Our mastery is crafting travel experiences that steep you in luxury while unveiling the most unique, unusual, and sacred aspects of faraway places…all while creating magical, immersive, and uncommon moments…where luxury, adventure, and spirituality meet.

We travel in style offering minimal bus travel, delicious dining experiences, and intimate exclusive accommodations. You can relax knowing every single detail has been taken care of.

Our co-founders, Deb Niven, and Allison Frame are your hosts for the trip and take especially good care of your every need.  Travelling with them ensures that anything that needs to be decided upon will happen immediately without any calls to Head Office!

IS THE TRIP SUITABLE FOR COUPLES? WHO WOULD BE ON THE TRIP?

This Divine Destination Collection trip is absolutely suitable for couples.  You can expect to travel in a small group (20) of travellers who include couples, friends, and family groups. Join us on the journey!

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN TERMS OF SAFETY AND SUPPORT WHILE TRAVELLING WITH THE DIVINE DESTINATION COLLECTION?

Your safety is our number one priority throughout the trip. We are there to ensure that you will be taken care oat all times as we rely on our local support team and best-in-the-industry practices to handle any situation. Our partners and suppliers provide us with all the relevant information to share with you especially related to these travel experiences.

IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO PAY FOR THIS TRIP OVER TIME?

We are pleased to offer a unique payment plan that allows you to pay for your trip over time. Please contact us for more details.

Highlights of our fabulous 4-day Cuban adventure include:

THE HEARTBEAT:  Havana, Cuba, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski (3 nights)

  • Luxurious Comfort…revel in the elegance and luxury of Cuba’s foremost luxury hotel, Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. Located in the very heart of Old Havana, this gorgeous hotel is surrounded by the city’s many UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • History Abounds…experience the history of this remarkable city on both a walking adventure and an exciting “step back in time” vintage car drive with several cool Instagram worthy surprises.
  • Glorious food…Be Immersed in the fabulous food and drink of Cuba with delicious gastronomy and libations at unique and trendy spots throughout the city.
  • Feel at home…everywhere Dine on the rooftop terrace of a Cuban family’s home, immerse in the culture of the country at a sustainable local organic farm and meet a local female rum and cigar afficionado! Connect with many locals and hear their stories!
  • Get in the groove…enjoy the beat of the music everywhere and embrace the heart of the city and its’ arts, culture and people.
 
 

At The Divine Destination Collection, we are committed to giving back to the communities and destinations we travel to.

In Havana, we will be supporting a Women empowered business striving to succeed as entrepreneurs. More details will follow. 

We are proud to play a part in supporting women, and business, in Cuba.

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