© 2019 by Cuba Travel Adventures Group

Cuba Travel Adventures Group

1550-G Tiburon Blvd. Ste. 345

Tiburon, CA 94920

P (415) 789-9398

(415) 435-1762 

CubaTravelGroup@gmail.com

CTAG tours have been licensed and conducted under U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) License No. CT-2013-304351-1, and presently are conducted pursuant to the general license as a U.S. company authorized by OFAC / CFR § 515.574 (Support for the Cuban People) and CFR § 515.575 (Humanitarian projects)

CTAG is a registered travel service provider (TSP) with the Office of Attorney General, Department of Justice of the State of California pursuant to Reg. #CST#2122898-40

I SAW IN THEIR EYES SOMETHING I WAS TO SEE OVER AND OVER IN EVERY PART OF THE NATION - A BURNING DESIRE TO GO, TO MOVE, TO GET UNDERWAY, ANYPLACE, AWAY FROM ANY HERE. THEY SPOKE QUIETLY OF HOW THEY WANTED TO GO SOMEDAY, TO MOVE ABOUT, FREE AND UNANCHORED, NOT TOWARD SOMETHING BUT AWAY FROM SOMETHING.

John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley

BASEBALL TOURS

At Cuba Travel Adventure Group we've been connected for many years with Cuban youth and college level baseball teams, coaches and programs both formally and informally at academies and on community fields throughout the country. CTAG groups have enjoyed playing our countries’ shared national pastime during the day, and getting to know our opponents at team dinners and one-to-one interaction in the evenings.  Teams and adult groups can play or watch baseball in Havana and outlying provinces with the option to connect for more intensive baseball competition to the Dominican Republic by special arrangements in conjunction with our D.R. baseball camp associates.

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Baseball & Community Service

We plan every CTAG baseball trip with government officials and academy coaches and programs throughout the Cuban island.  We invite college athletic directors, coaches and families at schools throughout the U.S. to consider planning their once-in-a-lifetime Cuba baseball travel experience with us.

 

Community Service is a vital component of every CTAG baseball experience, encouraging participants to collect donations of specified baseball gear, medicines and other donations that will improve the lives of Cubans and Dominicans. In 2014 CTAG collected 1510 items of baseball gear and 50 pounds of medicines and following baseball workshops, demos and workshops personally delivered donated items through coaches to youngsters, families and through medical doctors in Cuba's small communities.  

 

During 2015, we planned and provided all infrastructure support, programs, experience and community service opportunities for an international service tour of Cuba involving 29 high-school age teens and four youth leaders from throughout the United States in Havana and the Provinces.

 

During 2016, we planned and provided Cuba baseball and community service and cultural travel for 26 Philadelphia area baseball players and their families. Please consider contributing to their future fundraising efforts for a subsequent youth baseball trip to Cuba.  Here is their website: http://www.PhillyCubaBaseball.com

 

During 2016 we planned and provided baseball and community service and cultural travel for 35 Bay Area youth baseball players and their families in Havana and the provinces.  Photos from their travels can be found here:  http://www.cubatraveladventuresgroup.com/cuba-yes-trip-2016

Breaks the record for donated baseball gear
 
http://www.phillycubabaseball.com

ALL CTAG CUBA ADVENTURES FEATURE:

 

• All-inclusive pricing options

• Personalized group & individual trip planning drawing on decades of combined Cuba experience

• Travel with college-educated U.S. guides and English-speaking Cuban experts

• Air-conditioned buses and vans provide safe, comfortable transportation

• Legally compliant itinerary and experiences as required by the U.S. Treasury Department  

• Opportunities for charitable “giving back” at community centers and churches

• Friends, family "affinity group" and specialized youth sports group travel

ITINERARY SAMPLE | 2014 HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TOUR 

DAY 1

  • Arrive in Havana

  • Walking tour of Old Havana

  • Dinner at hotel

 

DAY 2

 

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Transfer for baseball practice to stadium and deliver donations with team  

  • Game #1 with Cuban team at stadium; cultural exchange following game

  • Restaurant for pizza

  • Visit optical tower,Old Havana model//chocolate museum//Old Havana church

  • Free time

  • Dinner at Paladar (private home restaurant)

 

DAY 3

 

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Transfer to stadium for game #2

  • Lunch in Callejon de Hammel

  • Tour Callejon neighborhood; in-house visit

  • Enjoy Sunday folklorico dances at Callejon

  • Tour Parque Jose Marti and interact with youth players 

  • Free time (swim)

  • Dinner at hotel  

 

DAY 4

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Transfer to Stadium for Game #3

  • Transfer to Old Havana and box lunch  

  • Walk the malecon and visit plazas of Old Havana; Chocolate museum

  • Transfer to Patronato//deliver donations; learn of Cuba's medical challenges and about religious practices            

  • Walk to Parque Jose Marti – Take part in youth baseball practices; donations

  • Transfer to Hotel/Snacks and free time/swim

  • Transfer to “La Cabana Fortress”

  • Watch cannon ceremony from the Morro-Cabana Castle

  • Dinner at a local paladar

  • Transfer back to Hotel 

 

DAY 5

 

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Transfer and Tour Modern Havana with visits that include: meeting at Literacy Museum//Visit Casa del Nino y La Nina//Visit Havana University main campus and schools 

  • Lunch at a local paladar 

  • Transfer to Cojimar//visit Hemingway statue and haunts

  • Game #4 at Stadium

  • Deliver donations to youth teams

  • Transfer back to hotel//free time (swim)

  • Dinner at hotel / MAP

 

DAY 6

 

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Transfer to stadium for Game #5

  • Game #5 (Clinic/Exhibition) at stadium//delivery of donations, gifts at the end of game//time with athletes and coaches

  • Transfer to A. Fuster artist community and Lunch

  • Tour artist’s neighborhood

  • Transfer to Old Havana

  • Crafts market, shopping//chat with locales in Parque Centrale//Hotel Nacionale and Museum of Revolution

  • Transfer to Hotel and free time

  • Transfer to Casa de La Amistad for farewell evening of music and banquet with Cuban athletes

 

DAY 7

  • 08:30  breakfast at hotel, pack up & check out 

  • 10:30  transfer to Havana International Airport 

ITINERARY| 2016 CUBA, YES!  BASEBALL & CULTURAL TOUR

DAY 1

  • Arrive in Havana

  • Walking tour of with college Professor and guide of Old Havana and its four main Plazas:

  • Parque Central’s “baseball debates” Ernest Hemingway haunts of Old Havana at Hotel Ambos Mundos (Room #511), rooftop terrace, and Bar Floridita; Plaza Vieja, Camara Oscura, a birds-eye view of the massive restoration projects happening everywhere in Old Havana; Plaza de las Armas, Plaza Catedral, Graphic artists’ workshop and gallery in Callejon Chorro; Plaza San Francisco (Plaza de las Palomas)

  • Walk the Malecon to Hotel Nacional, HQ of the Cuban revolution; browse the Nacional lobby with photos to the “roaring 50’s” in Havana

  • Transfer to Hotel for swim, free time

  • Family salsa dance lesson at studio

  • Musical evening

DAY 2 

  • Baseball games 

  • Visit Callejon de Hamel and take part in the Sunday celebration of the Santeria faith

  • Visit studio of famous photographer and learn of his fabulous work teaching kids and families about how to save Havana beaches and protect the environment, through community projects and photography

  • Classic American car tour of Greater Havana

  • Salsa band and dance under the stars

 

DAY 3

  • Baseball games

  • Lunch with teams and families

  • Free time at the beach

  • Cultural activities

  • Evening activities

 

DAY 4

  • Visit ceramics studio 

  • Community service projects – beautify community buildings

  • Visit disabled and orphanage, old folks’ home, interact with residence

  • Evening activities

 

DAY 5

 

  • Baseball games

  • Community service – complete projects

  • Interact with opposing baseball players and families

  • Afternoon at the beach

  • Musical evening

 

DAY 6

 

  • Visit Vivero Alamar community project in East Havana:  organic communal living and entrepreneurship, a unique blend of Cuban socialism and capitalism

  • Lunch at Alamar

  • Walk through the Old Havana community of Belen (Bethlehem) where community services benefit hundreds of elderly and youth

  • Visit Cemetery of Colon in Havana

  • Visit “Fusterlandia,” home and neighborhood of “the Picasso of Cuba,” Jose Fuster

  • Dinner 

  • Free time & swim at hotel

  • Musical evening on the streets of Old Havana

 

DAY 7

 

  • Deliver gifts to the MLK Center in Pogolote, Marianao neighborhood of Havana and walk neighborhood streets; visit park for photo ops with local kids and give baseball cards

  • Transfer to Cojimar where Hemingway kept his boat “Pilar,” for tour of Finca Jesus, self-sustaining organic farm providing produce to Ajiaco, one of Cuba’s first and best private restaurants

  • Lunch at Ajiaco

  • Tour Museum of the Revolution

  • Visit Havana Club rum factory

  • Visit Partagas Cigar factory

  • Visit Cohiba official government storeFarewell Cuba! Banquet

  • Evening of jazz at jazz club; optional Tropicana Nightclub show