Deal: Free Miami-Havana flights with Discover Corps’ Cuba tour


The setting sun lights up the sky over the Straits of Florida as a couple enjoy an evening on the Malecon in Havana.

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Cuba is a hot destination, and Discover Corps sweetens the pot by offering free airfare from Miami to Havana on an eight-day trip in July. It’s a customized tour of the nation that emphasizes understanding the culture and meeting people.

The deal: The Cuba-Building Bridges tour focuses on making connections between travelers and locals. It’s about meeting doctors to learn about the healthcare system and artists involved in their community.

The tour visits Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and the site of the failed U.S. military invasion in 1961, the Bay of Pigs. It costs $4,495 per person and includes round-trip airfare between Miami and Cuba as well as a visa and more (see below).

Though President Obama eased rules for Americans who want to visit the onetime off-limits country, visitors still need to have an approved reason to visit. People-to-people tours qualify as one of the allowable travel categories.


When: The offer is good for a tour that departs July 25 and is based on availability. You must reserve by May 25 to take advantage of the deal.

Tested: The price of the trip includes all hotels, meals, guides, $10,000 health insurance and the free airfare. The group is small too, with 12 to 20 participants. Discover Corps compares favorably with other Cuba tour operators. (Check out price comparisons here).

Info: Discover Corps Cuba, (619) 758-3030