NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Looking for an off-the-beaten trip for the whole family that will leave a lasting memory? Insight Cuba, the leading operator of licensed, people-to-people travel to Cuba, is offering parents a special opportunity to experience this enigmatic destination with their entire family in tow. Typically limited to children ages 12+ on most Insight Cuba tours, the Family in Cuba Tour is open to families with children ages five through 17, and features inspiring kid-friendly activities designed to spark cultural appreciation of this once-forbidden island from even the smallest globetrotters. The tour, exclusively offered from August 24 –31, 2013, includes complimentary roundtrip airfare from Miami to Havana for kids, with savings up to $489 per child.
"When I first brought my five-year-old daughter with me to Cuba and she played with other children at a primary school, I had goose bumps when one of the parents told me that this is the first time she's known of a Cuban child that has played with an American child," said Tom Popper, president of Insight Cuba, who was determined to share his experience with other families and their children.
The eight-day / seven-night Family in Cuba Tour provides unique access to Cuban children and places the average traveler rarely gets to experience. With its warm, welcoming people, bustling cities, and unique culture and history, this exotic island nation offers endless opportunities for an exciting, educational journey for family members of all ages.
Families will relish time spent in Havana, an astounding UNESCO World Heritage city where cars from the 1940's and 50's roll past a mix of aged Spanish colonial buildings, cobblestone streets, and the Malecon, Havana's seaside boulevard. Highlights of this family departure include a horse-drawn carriage ride through Old Havana, a tour of the local farmer's market, and a visit to a local papier-mache studio offering a unique glimpse into the daily lives of Cubans while providing an unrivaled educational experience for families.
Outside of Havana, additional stops include the eastern province of Pinar del Río, known for its scenic national parks, its expansive tobacco fields, and cheerful farmers. Families will get to partake in a traditional Cuban barbeque with local community members and their children.
Insight Cuba handpicks exclusive experiences and keeps its groups to 24 people maximum. Rates for the special Family in Cuba Tour start at $3,395 per person, double occupancy and include: first-class accommodations, Cuban guide, Insight Cuba tour leader, all meals, U.S. Department of the Treasury license and Insight Cuba letter of authorization, all entrance fees to scheduled activities and events, all in-country ground transportation and transfers, travel health insurance, emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellation insurance (up to $1,000; additional coverage for a fee), an Insight Cuba guidebook, and a 24-hour emergency service hotline.
Complimentary airfare is provided for children between the ages of five and 17 (at time of travel) and does not include costs for Cuban Visa, administrative fees, baggage fees or any other fees levied by the charter air provider. The promotion is valid only on the Family in Cuba Tour departing August 24, 2013. One child maximum per paying adult.
For more information on the Family in Cuba tour, visit www.insightcuba.com or call 1-800-450-CUBA (2822). To stay connected with Insight Cuba, follow @insightcuba or 'Like' Insight Cuba on Facebook: www.facebook.com/insightcuba.
About Insight Cuba
Insight Cuba is the leading provider and pioneer in legal people-to-people travel for Americans to Cuba. Since its inception in 2000, the organization has sent more than 6,000 participants on 350 tours and crafted over 100 custom group programs. When travel to Cuba was reauthorized for all Americans in 2011, this not-for-profit company (a division of Cross-Cultural Solutions) was the first to bring American travelers back to Cuba. Six programs with 100 departures are scheduled through September 2013 featuring original experiences that put American visitors in direct touch with Cuban people and culture.
SOURCE Insight Cuba