KJazz Trip to Cuba

Join Jose Rizo, and a lively group of fellow jazz lovers, as he hosts the 4th annual KJAZZ Public Radio adventure to Havana, Cuba!

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Rhonda Hamilton

Rhonda Hamilton
11am - 3pm

Listen Now

12am - 6am

Jazz After Midnight

6am - 8am


8am - 11am

David Benoit

11am - 3pm

Rhonda Hamilton

3pm - 5pm

Jose Rizo

5pm - 8pm

Jazz with Jerry Sharell

8pm - 9pm

Jose Rizo  |  Bop, Straight Ahead

9pm - 10pm


10pm - 12am


1:32 PM

Bobby Matos & His Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble
Early Morning Song

1:24 PM

Benny Carter
The Courtship

1:19 PM

Ernestine Anderson
London By Night

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KJazz Trip to Cuba

KJazz Trip to Cuba


38th International Jazz Festival of Havana
January 22-29, 2023

Reserve your space today. Call 800-723-8454 or visit www.earthboundexpeditions.com

Yes you can still travel legally to Cuba! Join me, Jose Rizo, and a lively group of fellow jazz lovers, as I host the 4th annual KJAZZ Public Radio 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. How do we do it? By ensuring we take part in the “Support for the Cuban People” travel category courtesy of Earthbound Expeditions. We’ll enjoy performances in venues scattered throughout Havana and also be hosted at private concerts where we’ll meet the musicians. In addition to the festival, we’ll visit social projects aimed at helping disadvantaged youth, take salsa dance lessons from private instructors, eat in private paladar restaurants to support local families 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. Join us and celebrate jazz and support the Cuban people at the same time! Note: Earthbound Expeditions guests have been discovering Cuba since 2012.

Trip at a glance

7 Nights Havana: ****Hotel Melia Cohiba Habana

It's Included

  • With KJazz radio 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
  • Salsa dancing and drumming lessons
  • Four star hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary (approved by new OFAC regulations)
  • Multi-course traditional meals highlighting Cuban cuisine in Havana’s hottest private paladars! (all meals included except for 1 breakfast and 3 dinners)
  • Bottled water daily and national drinks (local beers and mojitos)
  • All entrances as listed in your itinerary
  • Airport transfers in Cuba
  • Special insider “Support for the Cuban People” experiences
  • A tax deductible donation to KJAZZ
  • Certification of travel to Cuba under the U.S. Department of the Treasury general license
  • Gratuities for luggage handling at hotel, drivers, guides and restaurants
  • Transport by private motor coach while in Cuba

Trip Facts

8 Days/7 Nights
$4,175 per person double occupancy land
$775 Single Supplement (waived if you are willing to share & a roommate is found)
Trip begins: January 22, 2023 in Havana, Cuba
Trip ends: January 29, 2023 in Havana, Cuba

Group Airport transfers are complimentary while in Cuba!

KJAZZ and Earthbound travel alumni save $100
Pay your final balance by check and save $100
Reserve by September 20th and save $50

Cuban Tourist Card (aka visa) fee of $100
Travel Insurance (in addition to included $1,000 mandatory medical coverage)
International Airline tickets and luggage fees
Beverages with meals (other than those mentioned in itinerary)
Meals not mentioned
Laundry/room/mini-bar service
Gratuities for housekeeping staff
Items of a personal nature and anything not listed in the “It’s Included” section above


This legal Cuba tour is operated under the general license, in the category of “Support for the Cuban People.” OFAC (The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control) 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.

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.

Cuba Trip PDF

Download PDF with the Journey Details

Reserve your space today. Call 800-723-8454 or visit www.earthboundexpeditions.com


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