Insight Cuba, which launched cultural/educational tours to Cuba in August, added a departure so travelers can attend the 27th annual Havana International Jazz Festival Festival, Dec. 15-18.



The operator partnered with JazzTimes magazine to create the itinerary, which incorporates an inside look at the Cuban art and jazz scene.

Travelers on the six-day tour departing Dec. 14 will have a front-row seat at the festival’s concerts, events, jam sessions and jazz clubs in addition to a full program of meetings with residents and musicians.

According to U.S. rules, Cuba tours must be of a "people-to-people" nature, in which travelers meet Cubans.

When Insight Cuba last offered a trip to the jazz festival in 2002 (the people-to-people tours were kiboshed by President George W. Bush in 2003), “it was our most popular program ever, with more than 300 Americans attending,” according to Tom Popper, director.

Insight Cuba’s jazz tour, priced from $2,695 per person, double, includes all meals, accommodations in Havana, daily guided activities with a Cuban host, all entrance fees, transfers and in-country ground transportation and travel insurance.

Roundtrip charter air from Miami is extra.
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