Viva el Español Family Adventure in Cuba (Nov. 20th Registration Deadline)

April 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am – April 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Viva el Español Family Adventure in Cuba
Western Cuba: Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos & Trinidad
March 31 – April 10, 2016
April 9 – April 19, 2016
Can add March 24 – April 2, 2016 if enough interest

Want to get to Cuba on a kid-friendly trip before waves of American travelers wade onto its long-forbidden shores and walk in its time-warped cities?

Join Viva el Español Founder and Director, Margaret Grover-Roos or Director, Elementary School Programs, Carla Brown
on this culturally rich adventure!

Discover the real Cuba on this multi-destination 10 night trip taking you through western Cuba’s highlights – with activities for kids and adults alike.

Cruise Havana’s history-infused streets in a classic car and stroll along Trinidad’s cobblestone avenues to the rhythms of music floating from open windows. Enjoy a catamaran trip to a remote beach, hikes to amazing caverns and through waterfalls, snorkeling on coral reefs, visit farms on horseback or mountain bike, and learning about Cuba’s revolutionary past.

This trip is designed for families with an adventurous and flexible spirit! Overnights in homestays offer an immersive Cuban experience few travelers get to enjoy.  Kids ages 8+ (no exceptions).

While diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba resumed in January 2015, getting to Cuba still involves jumping through some hoops.  We will travel under one of 12 approved categories “Educational Activities”. Our flight path will take us through Mexico City as US airlines are still not allowed to fly to Cuba.

The time to go is now, to see the authentic Cuba.

Viva el Español is offering two trips that coincide with the majority of Spring Break vacations from school. Click below to download the itineraries.  Both are identical, just with different dates.  Note that kids will need to miss 2 days of school either way.

Week 1: Itinerary March 31-April 10, 2016, Guide, Margaret Grover-Roos
Week 2: Itinerary April 9-19, 2016,
Guide, Carla Brown
Possible Week 3: March 24-April 2, 2016. Chabot Elementary Families:
If there is enough interest a third week on your Spring Break can be added.  Reply to this email if you are interested and let’s see if we can get a group together.

  • Flight SFO-Havana RT via Mexico City: ~$1200/person
  • 10 nights homestays with private bathroom: ~$350 per room (up to 3 people per room)
  • Local bilingual guides at all locations, airport transfers, private transportation for all scheduled activities, most activity/entrance fees, 2 lunches: ~ $750/person ($75/day)
  • Viva el Español deposit and guide fee: $100 per family
  • Exact costs will depend on final number of people and flight costs at time of booking.
If you are interested in this trip, please reply to this email with any questions you may have.
Reservation deadline November 20, 2015.
Space is limited to 20 people per week.
To reserve please call 925-962-9177 and place your non-refundable deposit of $100 per family.
Old Havana
Viñales Valley
Playa Anacon
We hope you will join us to practice your Spanish language skills and explore the extraordinary culture of Cuba!

Margaret Grover-Roos                                Carla Brown

Founder/Director Viva el Español                 Director, Elementary School Programs
Viva el Español is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization