SLT Cuba Tour with Cuba Up Close™ (New Trip coming October 3-October 10, 2020)


Cuba Up Close™ and Sippican Lands Trust are teaming up once again to offer an exploration of the art, music and nature of Cuba. The Sippican Lands Trust and Cuba Up Close™ have created a special 8-day, 7-night exploration of Cuba from October 3 to October 10, 2020. Check this once-in-a-lifetime trip off your bucket list and visit a unique country that has changed little in over 50 years!

The Flora, Fauna, Art and Music Tour of Cuba will feature private tours of authentic Cuba celebrating the friendliness and vibrancy of this island nation in the Caribbean. As part of your tour, you will travel to Old Havana, visit Hemingway’s old haunts in the city known as the “Rome of the Caribbean” and soak in the amazing art at the Museo de Bellas Artes (including a private tour of the museum). Tour participants will also visit the acclaimed National Museum of Natural History in Havana along with a special guided tour of the National Botanic Garden to learn more about conservation initiatives and environmental education programs in Cuba.

Local tour guides will offer an insightful and fun look into the art, music, food and culture that makes Cuba an incredible country to visit. You will also explore the historic Bay of Pigs coast with its spectacular reefs and unspoiled ocean waters. The trip itinerary also includes a visit to the Pinar del Rio region featuring organic farms and fertile landscapes unchanged over the years. Cuba’s farming methods are sustainable due to the lack of industrial fertilizers and heavy farming machinery. Spend an afternoon at a local farm and experience farming as it used to be!

This once-in-a-lifetime travel experience is priced at $3,985 (airfare not included) and includes a partial donation to Sippican Lands Trust to support their land conservation work in Marion, Massachusetts. Cuba Up Close™ will prepare and organize all necessary documentation to enter Cuba and travel within the country. Trip dates run from Saturday, October 3, 2020 to Saturday, October 10, 2020. Breakfast and lunch, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and airport transfers are included as part of this trip package. Additional expenses include passport fees, travel visas, dinners, alcohol, gifts, gratuities and airfare.

Cuba Up Close™ started when Jean Fuller Gest, its founder, traveled to Cuba as part of a food delegation and fell in love Cuba and its people. A business was born to bring travelers to this unique island in the Caribbean and Cuba Up Close™ has now led over 50 trips to Cuba.

Space is limited and spots are already filling up fast! To reserve your space now for The Flora, Fauna, Art and Music Tour of Cuba with Cuba Up Close™ contact Jean Fuller Gest, Cuba Up Close™ Coordinator, at