KJazz Trip to Cuba
DISCOVER CUBA WITH KJAZZ
35th International Jazz Festival of Havana!
January 12 – 19, 2020
Back by popular demand! Join KJazz Public Radio and fellow jazz lovers for their annual jazz adventure to Havana, Cuba! Sponsored by famed Cuban musician Chucho Valdes and the Cuban Institute of Music, the International Jazz Festival of Havana showcases some of the biggest names in jazz, along with talented new artists. Enjoy the rhythm of Latin jazz in venues scattered throughout Havana. In addition to the festival, we'll visit the National Museum of Fine Arts, Hemingway's haunts, and attend a special jazz workshop with Cuban musicians. Stroll the famous Malecón, wander in the picturesque historic center of Havana, lounge in a doorway in your fedora and ride in a classic convertible, all to the sultry sounds of Cuban jazz!
Trip at a glance
7 Nights Havana: *****Hotel Melia Cohiba Habana
- With KJazz host Jose Rizo
- An expert bilingual Cuban guide
- A four night pass to the Havana Jazz Festival!
- A jazz workshop directed by respected Cuban jazz artists
- A rumba session
- Accommodations as listed in itinerary
- Multi-course traditional meals highlighting Cuban cuisine in Havana’s hottest paladars!
- Bottled water daily and national drinks (local beers and mojitos)
- Transport by private motor coach while in Cuba
- All entrances as listed in your itinerary
- Airport transfers while in Cuba
- Special insider “Support of the Cuban People” experiences
- Earthbound Expeditions makes an annual contribution to Carbonfund
- A tax deductible donation to KJazz
- Gratuities for your driver and guides
8 Days/7 Nights
$4,150 per person double occupancy land
$775 Single Supplement (waived if you are willing to share & a roommate is found)
Trip begins: January 12, 2020 in Havana, Cuba
Trip ends: January 19, 2020 in Havana, Cuba
Optional Group Air: $945 per person from Los Angeles to Havana with American Airlines
Note: This flight departs January 11th on a red-eye to Havana.
Includes: Cuban government emergency medical insurance plan up to $1,000
WAYS TO SAVE $250
KJazz and Earthbound travel alumni save $100
Pay your final balance by check and save $100
Reserve by August 31st and save $50
Cuba visa fee
Travel Insurance above the included $1,000 mandatory medical
Extra baggage fees
Passport fees (a passport is required)
Items not mentioned in your itinerary
Legal Cuba travel operated under the general license, Support for the Cuban People. OFAC has amended this general license to require that each traveler utilizing this authorization engage in a full-time schedule of activities that enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote the Cuban people's independence from Cuban authorities and that result in meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba. The traveler's schedule of activities must not include free time or recreation in excess of that consistent with a full-time schedule in Cuba. For a complete description of what this general license authorizes and the restrictions that apply, see 31 CFR § 515.574.
Your KJazz Jazz Adventure Begins!
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW...
Cuba is a developing country and still lacks many modern conveniences. It's not unusual to experience short power black-outs or to find that your hot water, internet, TV or phone in your hotel room does not work properly (or at all). Further, the Cuban government and incoming Havana agency has the right to change the itinerary without notice (and often does). We'll be travelling under a "Support of the Cuban People" license, which means that our days will be filled with independent activities intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba.Your day will begin around 8:30am and end around 5:00pm. This is not a trip for those looking for a leisurely, five star beach holiday or a deluxe resort experience. Travelers who arrive in Havana with a sense of humor, an open mind, and are ready to be flexible, will absolutely fall in love with the people and culture of Cuba.
Reservations and Deposits: Early reservations are essential to guarantee space on the date you wish to travel. A per person deposit of $500 is needed to confirm your space on most journeys.An additional deposit of $200 is required to confirm a seat on the group flight. Once the deposit is processed, a deposit packet is sent with pertinent journey details.
Final Payment: You will be sent an invoice approximately 75 days prior to departure. A non-refundable final payment, payable by money order, check or credit card is due 60 days before departure. It is the responsibility of each passenger to make a timely payment. A final packet of information will be sent approximately three weeks before departure. Mail checks to: Earthbound Expeditions PO Box 11305, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, USA.
Cancellations: All cancellations must be made in writing and are effective upon receipt in our office. Deposits are fully refundable for 60 days from the processing date or 90 days prior to departure, whichever comes first. Deposits made 90 days prior to a trip departing are not refundable. A $75 per person processing fee applies to all cancellations.
No refunds are made for cancellations after the non-refundable deposit date. It is for this reason we strongly encourage the purchase of travel insurance at the same time you reserve your journey with us. Please refer to your specific journey details, especially private and hosted journeys, as policies may differ.
Concert and Events: If a planned concert or event is cancelled for any reason, another concert or event will be included in its place. This will not be cause for refund.
Hosted Journeys: If a host or special guest is unable to attend as planned, Earthbound Expeditions will do its utmost to find another host who has similar interests, talents and expertise. The inability of a host to participate in a tour is not grounds for a full or partial refund.
YOUR KJAZZ HOST: JOSE RIZO
Jose Rizo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Oxnard, California. He played trumpet in high school, but it was not until he was a student at U.C. Santa Barbara that he developed his passion for jazz. In the late 70s, Jose was the founder of "Radio Chicano", a student and community broadcasting organization based on the Santa Barbara campus at KCSB,where he served as program director for two years. Rizo began hosting "Jazz on the Latin Side" on KLON (now KJazz) in early 1990. He was intricately involved on KLON's "Latin Jazz Club Caravans" and served as a member of the Grammy's Screening committee for Latin Jazz. He has been the artistic director of the Luckman Fine Arts Latin Jazz Concert Series and involved in the "Central Avenue Jazz Festival" since its inception.