Authentic Cuba Travel® knows that every traveler is different, with a unique set of expectations, time and budget limitations- 3 different Cuba jazz tours to appeal to every taste, interest and energy level.

TORONTO, ON, August 01, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — As if Havana and Santiago de Cuba streets needed a reason to get any more boisterous, the Cuba’s International Jazz Festival “Jazz Plaza” is celebrating its 35th anniversary in January 2020. Though Cuba’s mix of coffee, rum, cigars, 1950’s classic American cars, and lively culture has always given the Caribbean island a high ranking on travelers’ bucket lists, the two largest cities in the country will be livelier than ever from January 14th to January 20th, 2020- with an array of jazz concerts, events and happenings taking place in Cuba’s premier concert halls such as the National Theatre of Cuba, the Havana’s Mella Theatre, Casa de la Cultura de Plaza in Havana, the Marti Theatre, Plaza de Marte; and other famed jazz venues such as the Havana Jazz Cafe, La Zorra y El Cuervo Jazz Club, Iris Jazz Club, and Fabrica de Arte; and street corners.

The Cuba’s International Jazz Festival is certainly among the world’s biggest jazz gatherings, bringing in acts from all across the globe. There’s a cachet that comes with performing at the international event that has attracted the world’s biggest jazz names over the years from Dizzy Gillespie, to Luis Monge and Max Roach; and Cuban virtuosos such as Chucho Valdes, José Luis Cortés, Bobby Carcassés, and others. The 35th Edition of the Jazz Plaza 2020 will be no different.

Sponsored by Grammy-Award winner Chucho Valdes, the 35th edition of the Cuba’s International Jazz Festival will take place in Cuba’s two major cities, Havana and Santiago de Cuba from January 14th to January 20th, 2020. Working jointly with the organizing committee of the Jazz Plaza, Authentic Cuba Travel® has launched 3 official Cuba tours to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the international jazz festival.

3 Cuba Tour Options

So the friends you are travelling to Cuba with for the Cuba’s International Jazz Festival 2020 want to immerse themselves in Cuban history, and visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, museums and art galleries along the way to wring every drop of the authentic Cuban culture from their Jazz trip. Your idea of the perfect Jazz festival tour, on the other hand, is to take a shorter tour, get a taste of Cuba, then dine at Cuba’s finest privately-owned restaurants and spend the evenings listening to the biggest jazz from the comfort of your premium seats at Havana and Santiago de Cuba’s premier concert halls. No worries- you can all enjoy the Cuba’s International Jazz Festival, each in your own way.

Always providing the best value for your money, Authentic Cuba Travel® knows that every traveler is different, with a unique set of expectations, time and budget limitations- there are no one-style-fits-all Cuba jazz tours. They offer 3 different official Cuba tour options to appeal to every taste, interest and energy level. You will never feel trapped on a longer-than-you wished fully-escorted Cuba tour, or finding yourself longing to explore more when your 24/7 well-informed English-speaking tour guide is calling to board your dedicated luxury air-conditioned bus.

Yet all options include the VIP Jazz Pass which grants full access and preferential seating to all concerts and venues hosting the prestigious international jazz gathering.

Because they also understand that a very important element of any trip is the accommodation, Authentic Cuba Travel® offers 2 hotel options in Havana to suit every budget: the 4-Star Iberostar Habana Riviera or the 5-Star Melia Cohiba. In Santiago de Cuba, tour participants are treated to the 5-Star Melia Santiago while in Cienfuegos, the 4-Star Melia Jagua hotel is the chosen accommodation.

Authentic Cuba Travel® array of fully escorted official Cuba tours to the Cuba’s International Jazz Festival 2020 is designed to let you decide not only how many days you would like to spend in Cuba but also where: Havana or Santiago de Cuba. Depending on what tour is chosen, you could end up visiting up to 5 of Cuba’s best preserved UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Western, Eastern and Central Cuba, from Old Havana to Cienfuegos, to Trinidad and the Sugar Mill Valley, to the Vinales Valley and El Morro Castle in Santiago de Cuba.

Cuba travel can be life changing when you have the time to explore and experience the authentic Cuba beyond the Jazz Festival. The 9 Day Official Cuba Tour to The Havana Jazz Festival 2020 taking place from January 12th to January 20th, 2020 gives you that precious time. You will always remember visiting five of Cuba’s best preserved UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Western and Central Cuba, from Old Havana to Cienfuegos, to Trinidad and the Sugar Mill Valley, and the Vinales Valley. Love fine dining? This tour includes 15 meals at Cuba’s finest privately-owned Restaurants.

The 6 Day Official Cuba Tour to the Havana Jazz Festival 2020 will take place from January 15th to January 20th, 2020. It is the most affordable Cuba tour to the Havana Jazz Festival yet. It is a shorter version of the 9-Day Jazz Tour by Authentic Cuba Travel®, designed for travelers who want to visit Cuba on a limited budget and/or are short on time. The tour also includes the VIP Jazz Pass, accommodation at Havana’s best 4 and 5 Star hotels, dedicated luxurious air-conditioning transportation, 9 meals at Cuba’s finest privately-owned restaurants and 24/7 dedicated 5 star Cuba travel services. Guided visits to two Cuba’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Old Havana and Vinales Valley, are also included in the cost of the tour.

The 8 Day Official Cuba Tour to the Santiago de Cuba Jazz Festival 2020 taking place from January 13th to January 20th, 2020 allows you unlimited access to all jazz events, including preferential seating at the opening and closing gala of the Jazz Festival in Santiago de Cuba. If you are a repeating traveler, you have attended the Havana Jazz Festival in the past, and wish to attend again, but also want to visit a different Cuban destination and enjoy a completely different Cuba travel experience, this option is for you.

Santiago de Cuba is one of those cities in Cuba that forces you to slow down and simply enjoy. During this tour, you will explore the complex cultural heritage of Santiago de Cuba by the hand of your passionate Cuban guide. You will visit those places all Cubans go to like the Basilica of Our Lady of Charity- the most sacred pilgrimage site for all Cubans; the Santiago de Cuba’s Historical Centre; the San Juan Hill- where Teddy Roosevelt’s rough riders defeated the Spanish forces; and the San Pedro de La Roca Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All while enjoying the serenity of the Sierra Maestra mountains and taking in the views of Santiago de Cuba’s Bay and the Caribbean Sea. Added highlights feature day excursions to Cayo Granma, a pedestrian only island, and to Guantanamo city where the infamous US detention camp is located.

Cuba for US Travelers

Authentic Cuba Travel® makes it as easy as possible (under the current OFAC Cuba Travel Regulations- June 6, 2019) for US citizens or permanent residents who are genuinely interested in supporting the Cuban people to visit Cuba legally. Supporting the Cuban people by patronizing privately owned restaurants, stores, art galleries and other small businesses; and supporting the work of independent Cuban organizations is the main intend of the Jazz Cuba tours.

Working together with independent Cuban organizations, nongovernmental outreach community projects and Cubans whose work promote independent activity to strengthen the civil society in Cuba, Authentic Cuba Travel® has designed itineraries that meet OFAC requirements for authorized Cuba travel under the General License for the Support for the Cuban People (515.574 (a)). The itineraries consist of a full-time schedule of compliant activities that will enhance the contact and result in meaningful interactions in between the US travelers and the Cubans while supporting Cuba’s civil society and entrepreneurial activity.

So you travel with the peace of mind of knowing that you are in compliance with current Trump administration’s regulations on USA Cuba travel. All major American airlines currently operate flights to Cuba including American Airlines (10 daily flights), Southwest, Delta, JetBlue, Swift Air and World Atlantic. You can depart on direct flights out of New York, Newark, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Miami, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando or any other US port of your choosing. Alternatively, we can also help with bookings via third countries if that’s more convenient for you.

Why Authentic Cuba Travel®?

If you are the sort of traveler who fears missing out, you might want to book your Cuba tour to the Cuba’s Jazz Festival 2020 with Authentic Cuba Travel® so you can capture every exciting opportunity of the Jazz Festival 2020. Yet itineraries carefully created to celebrate the best of each region you visit will give you ample opportunity to explore the authentic Cuba that lies beyond Cuba’s hot tourist spots, and to discover such treasures as Trinidad and the Sugar Mill Valley or the Vinales Valley or the Basilica of Our Lady of Charity.

Authentic Cuba Travel® provides travel services to Cuba for educational institutions, organizations, and individual travelers from USA, Canada and all over the world. They take care of all details both in North America and in Cuba, including VISA and flight arrangements to Cuba’s main destinations via USA ports (Miami, Tampa, New York, or other) or through third countries like Canada and Mexico.

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