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6-Day ITMI Signature Master Class | Cuba, February 21–26, 2019


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Cuba has a rich history and culture and is known for being an artistic and welcoming destination. This tour showcases all that makes Cuba a unique place to visit, a spot in the Caribbean impossible to forget.

On this program experience everything from the familiar hospitality of the Cuban people to the fading grandeur of its architecture and incredible landscapes! You’ll go home with a better appreciation for Cuba and its people!

Join ITMI Lead Instructor Annette Morejon on this amazing adventure!

ITMI is excited to offer this Master Class opportunity, open to all Tour Directors, Guides & other Industry Professionals, Family & Friends.


$1,299 Share | Single Supplement add $249 (limited space)

Price Includes

Exclusive Online Cuba E-course

  • Online course includes overview of Cuba, history, U.S. and Cuba Relations, geography, highlights of itineraries, local food & drinks, handicrafts and Cuban specialties, people-to-people interactions, tour director tips and insights

5 Nights Accommodations

  • 3 nights Havana & 2 nights Vinales

  • Accommodations will be at local casa particulares (bed & breakfasts in private homes) with private bathroom

Meals & Special Events

  • 5 Breakfasts

  • 5 Lunches

  • 3 Dinners including welcome and farewell dinner

Sightseeing & Transportation

  • People-to-People activities daily including entrance fees

  • Services of a National Cuban guide and ITMI Lead Instructor / Tour Director for the program

  • Transportation in mini-van or motorcoach

  • Antique car ride

  • Arrival and departure transfers in Cuba

Not included

  • Cuban Tourist Visa ($85 plus $7 shipping)

  • Flights (assistance can be provided if needed)

  • Gratuities for waitstaff, housekeeping, local guides, tour director and drivers

  • Transportation beyond included activities

  • Bottled Water (except during meals)

  • Cuba pre and post hotel in Miami

  • Travel insurance

Space is limited to 15 passengers. Once confirmed, we will provide you with all necessary details and documents, including a visa application form.


Note

  • There are special regulations for Cuban-born attendees, please contact ITMI for more details before registration

  • This itinerary is subject to change to take advantage of the magic of the moment when we are in Cuba…to meet someone special, to engage in an activity that might occur unexpectedly or to accommodate circumstances beyond our control. restaurants or hotels may change in similar category.

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DESTINATION FOCUS

  • Day 1 Havana arrival (Guests must arrive to Havana no later than 1:00pm EST on 2/21/2019), welcome reception with mojito demonstration and dinner

  • Day 2 Havana city tour, cooking demo, panoramic tour of Havana, visit local artist studio & American antique car ride

  • Day 3 Cigar time! Ernest Hemingway house, visit handicrafts market, interactive after-school community project and hotel sites

  • Day 4 Off to Las Terrazas and overview with local naturalist, Vinales Valley and Los Jazmines

  • Day 5 Explore Vinales, visit a local farm, prehistory mural and farewell dinner

  • Day 6 Back to Havana for departures

EDUCATION FOCUS

  • Cuba E-course

  • Licensing and legal ways to tour in Cuba

  • Cultural emersion & people-to-people interactions

  • Understanding your role as a tour director in Cuba

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About Annette Morejon, ITMI Lead Instructor & Tour Director This educational people-to-people tour will include helpful insights about Cuba and how to successfully tour direct in this rewarding yet challenging destination. During your trip learn the ins and outs of US-Cuba policies, local regulations, and helpful tips. Annette is a Cuban-American that has worked extensively with Cuba over the last 7 years. As former Director of Operations for one of the leading Cuban DMC’s, she assisted many tour operators in developing and managing their programs in Cuba and also helped to train national guides and oversee all tour operations in country. Annette is part owner of Daiquiri Tours (a small tour operator that organizes trips to Cuba and Europe) and Whisper System in the US and Cuba (radio guide systems for guided tours). She loves sharing her passion for Cuba with others and understands the important impact that tourism has on the island nation.


Once you confirm, we will provide you with all necessary details and documents, including a visa application form as well as FAQs and itinerary details for arrivals. If you need assistance with flights, we can also assist! Don’t forget that all attendees must arrive in Havana no later than 1:00pm EST on February 21, 2019


Cancellation Policy

  • Minimum 12 guests must be booked to avoid cancellation.

  • No refund if cancelled after registration, travel insurance is strongly suggested.