Vaera Journeys

September 2019 Retreat

Cuba

Dates: September 12-17, 2019

Cuba is hypnotic - from the sultry, seductive streets of Old Havana, to the crystal-clear Caribbean waters, the music, art & dance literally pouring from the streets. It’s a country unlike any other, and one that sits almost preserved in time. Imagine yourself standing on the historic malecon as a parade of vintage, colorful 1950s American cars sweep by. Tuck into heavenly cuisine at one of the many local paladares - private restaurants created right in people’s homes, or sweat it out dancing salsa until the sun comes up. Cuba, and Havana in particular, is captivating, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the journey with you.

WHAT MAKES THIS JOURNEY UNIQUE?

Vaera Journeys has teamed up with Cultural Cuba, an expert in customized, bespoke Cuba travel. Cultural Cuba has been in business for nearly a decade creating highly customized luxury tours to Cuba. They have the knowledge and expertise to arrange a perfectly crafted trip that meets all the legal specifications when it comes to organizing Cuba travel. Founder David Lee, and our founder Meagan Drillinger, have been friends and colleagues for years now and are so excited to team up for this fantastic, one-of-a-kind mashup that is sure to be the start of a long-standing tradition.

MEET CUBAN ENTREPRENEURS

A very special part of this particular journey will be the opportunity for our traveling entrepreneurs to meet and connect with local Cuban women entrepreneurs. These women have started businesses, including everything from organic farms and graphic arts, to dance companies and restaurants. As part of traveling legally to Cuba from the United States, each itinerary must include daily cultural exchanges. What better way to do this than to meet, connect, and bond with women from Cuba who are cutting against the grain and forging out to take ownership of their businesses, and their lives.

UNTIL MAY 1, RECEIVE $500 OFF SELECTED ROOM CATEGORY WITH EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Reserve your spot today!


Meet Our Speaker

Meet Andrea Valeria. Andrea was one of the very first attendees to come on a Vaera Journey. We were captured by her absolute passion for life, thirst for travel, and unstoppable energy to create and drive her Digital Nomad lifestyle. When we were thinking of who the perfect speaker for a trip to Cuba would be, only one name came to mind.

A former TV news reporter, Andrea took a risk and transitioned her side hustle into her dream job of full-time travel vlogging (video blogging) an living as a digital nomad.

Her motto (which she has tattooed on her body) is “Do what you love.” With her passion for digital media and seeing other reach their creative and professional goals, Andrea offers the motivation and knowledge you need to do just that.

She’s a pro at helping others push past the fear of finding ways to expand their businesses and brands. As an author of the book “So You Want To Vlog?”, and a professional consultant to budding entrepreneurs across a variety of industries, she’s always excited to share her expertise. With a sense of humor and a dose of encouragement, she can help you find your voice and get your message out into the world through your own presence.

Learn More about Andrea


Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Havana, Cuba
Transfer to Reserva, a beautifully renovated mansion which will be our private estate for the duration of the trip
Meet other travelers for a special welcome dinner

Day 2

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast
Share your Purpose Project and network with other travelers and our speaker
Devour the local flavors of Havana at one of the city’s vibrant paladares.
Discover Old Havana on a walking tour of the city. You’ll have the opportunity to meet local women entrepreneurs, as well.
Unwind with a local dinner and mojito-making class.

Day 3

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast
Immerse yourself in Las Terrazas National Park
Relax back at the hotel
Dine at one of Havana’s many vibrant paladares

Day 4

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast
Learn from our second Mastermind Session, which begins with presentations and workshops
Break for a group lunch
Reconvene for collaboration sessions, brainstorming, networking, workshopping
Dine at one of Havana’s many vibrant paladares
Optional: Visit to Floridita, home of the Daiquiri and Hemingway hangout with live music

Day 5

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast
Visit the photography studio of Ramses Batista and Alex Castro (Fidel Castro's son!)
Devour the local flavors at one of Havana’s paladares
Feel the rhythm of Havana with Compas Dance Project, a dynamic cross-cultural modern performance similar to Stomp! A project led by women, as well!
Come together for our final Mastermind Session to build our three-month & six-month goals
Bond at our farewell dinner featuring a sunset ride in classic convertibles along the historic malecon.

Day 6

Say our goodbyes
Transfer to the airport



Note: Itinerary is subject to change. This is a sample. Activities might move to different days.


Pricing Options

ONLY A DEPOSIT OF $650 IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR PARTICIPATION ON THE 2019 CUBA RETREAT

The remaining cost of the retreat is not due until 90 days prior to the trip. You have the choice of the below accommodations:

  • Sharing (Double) in Junior Suite: $3700 pp- 2 Available

  • Sharing (Double) in Suite: $3800 pp - 4 Available

  • Single Standard Room: $4000 - 2 Available

  • Single Junior Suite: $4,300 - 5 Available.

AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY 1, EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS $500 OFF SELECTED ROOM CATEGORY

 

What’s Included

Accommodation
All meals
All activities
Three Mastermind Sessions, plus all workshops and one-on-one coaching
Transportation to and from airport/activities

What’s Not Included

Airfare
Mandatory Travel Insurance
Incidental Expenses
Alcohol (unless specifically noted)
Tips