Travel to Cuba Legally with Cultural Island Travel

Every day is a good day when you run, especially amid the enchantment of Havana’s colonial streets. Our Havana Marathon 2019 package allows you to combine your passion for running and the adventure of Cuba travel for a truly unforgettable experience.

Dash, hurtle or sprint to Cuba before it changes. Explore some of Havana’s cultural treasures and reserve your place in what is quickly shaping up to be one of the most popular sporting events of 2019: The Havana Marathon.

***Cultural Island Travel’s Havana Marathon tours take you from the start to the finish line and beyond, allowing you to glimpse some of Havana’s finest cultural, musical and artistic attractions. In order to comply with U.S. Treasury regulations regarding legal travel to Cuba, Cultural Island is prepared to offer itineraries for marathoners as well as for spectators. All spectators are authorized to travel under “Support for the Cuban people” travel that we provide at Cultural Island Travel.

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Call 800-494-1945 to speak with Cultural Island travel staff.

Our 4-day tour allows you run briskly while exploring Havana at a pace that is fast enough to satisfy your wanderlust without producing that heavy, tired feeling. And although you won’t be in Cuba long, you’ll leave with the runner’s high and a deep sense of satisfaction! Highlights include encounters with Havana’s up-and-coming artists, exclusive dance performances, and nightly outings to see some of Cuba’s finest jazz, salsa bands and son bands in the style of the Buena Vista Social Club. See our itinerary below.


    Sample Itinerary

    DAY 1 United States-Havana 

    • Check in for ​flight from departure city
    • Arrive at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport
    • Lunch at Mediterraneo paladar (if flight arrives before noon)
    • Pick up luggage and head to lodging for check in and orientation
    • Visit the famed Hotel Nacional
    • Experience a ride in a classic convertible car around Havana City
    • Nighttime suggestion: Enjoy Buena Vista Social Club Show

    DAY 2 Havana 

    • RUNNERS: Pick up race pack – time/location TBA
    • Visit Old Havana and learn about Havana’s world-renowned UNESCO heritage designated architecture
    • Lunch at El del Frente paladar
    • Experience a private concert with a professional music group
    • Visit the home of Ernest Hemingway, “Finca la Vigia”
    • Nighttime suggestion: Enjoy Tropicana Cabaret Cuban Show

    DAY 3 Havana 

    • Early transfer to Old Havana to watch the Havana Marathon!!!
      • Spectators – 7am is the official start time
      • Runners – Only 5,000 places, the start time for first corral is 7am.
    • After the Marathon:
      • Spectators:  After the marathon – Visit the Fine Arts Museum
      • Runners: After the marathon, runner awards and medals.  Back to hotel to freshen up and rest before lunch
    • Lunch at Cha Cha Cha Paladar
    • Experience a Jazz concert with young jazz award winner
    • Visit Fusterlandia and meet the people in the neighborhood of Jaimanitas and discuss this amazing community project
    • Nighttime suggestion: Visit the Cuban Art Factory (FAC)

    DAY 4  Havana-USA 

    • Visit San José Craft Market for final shopping
    • Head to the airport to check in
    • Adios Cuba!

    A Paladar is a privately owned restaurant, as opposed to regular restaurants that are owned and operated by the Cuban government. Palada-res compete with each other and most of them are quite beautiful and creative with great food and flare. Eating at paladares also helps encourage private enterprise in Cuba. We include as many paladares as possible in our program to help local business and to provide you with the best Cuban restaurant experience.

    What’s Included

    Included items in the price of your tour:
    • All meals listed on the itinerary
    • Brief document tells you everything you need to know for a safe and enjoyable trip prior to arriving in Cuba and a short orientation upon arrival in Cuba
    • All documents needed for legal travel authorization from the United States Treasury Department
    • All document processing including airline visas
    • Superior accommodations in Havana
    • Expert tour leader
    • Air conditioned modern vehicle
    • All ground transportation for tours and airport transfers in Cuba
    • All activities and entrance fees to all activities listed on the itinerary
    • Cuban Visa

    Note: Flight Costs Round Trip Miami/Havana: (Not Included in Package price) Approximately $299-399 (Depending on airline/chater vs.commercial)

    • Round trip flights

    Single Supplement: Varies depending on accommodations. If you do not see what you are looking for on this tour or any of our other scheduled tours please contact us for a custom tour quote.

    Tour Dates & Prices

    Departure Date
    Standard B&B
    Upscale B&B
    Private Boutique Hotel
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    TBA $1,765.00 $1,855.00 $2,080.00 Contact Us
    *Rates are based on double occupancy  and per person. For single occupancy, group rates,  and more information please contact us. Extensions can be made to this trip to see other cities in Cuba after the marathon weekend. Please call us to inquire about pricing and options for extensions. We also offer small group and referral discounts. Call us today to speak with a representative.

    Brochure & Top Cuba Tips

    Download our Cuba Tour Brochure and Top 10 Cuba Tips to get a better idea of what to expect when traveling to Cuba on an authentic CIT tour!


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