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Custom Journeys in Cuba

From a lush countryside of dramatic limestone mogotes and tobacco-dotted valleys to the faded facades of Old Havana, Cuba offers a compelling glimpse at a colorful country rapidly entering a new era. Let International Expeditions’ travel experts deal with the details while you explore the many facets of Cuba. Whether you have a small group who wants to delve into the art and cuisine of Cuba or a couple who wants to join locals for a birding adventure, IE can create your ideal expedition.

Let us create your ideal adventure! Contact International Expeditions’ knowledgeable staff at (800) 633-4734 or see your travel advisor.

Things to Know

What does "people-to-people" travel mean?

Without a doubt, the most popular question International Expeditions’ Travel Planners receive has to do with the definition of people-to-people Cuba travel. What is it? What does it mean? How will this impact my experience in Cuba?

The people-to-people initiative allows Americans to travel to Cuba. Every program includes a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities, including interactions with Cuba’s musicians, artists, naturalists and new generation of entrepreneurs. As the name suggests, International Expeditions’ people-to-people travel means that our itinerary focuses on cultural exchanges that will be as educational for the Cubans we encounter as they will be for you! IE’s itinerary allows participants to visit a wide scope of organizations, institutions and community projects, which will provide a deeper understanding of Cuban culture through people and places that the average tourist rarely sees.
  •  Current people-to-people regulations by the US government dictate that all groups must be accompanied by both an IE representative AND a Cuban guide. This requirement is not waived based on group size.
  •  People-to-people travel is not tourist-oriented. There is no time allotted to skip an activity in favor of shopping or beach time. IE included a full-schedule of engaging activities.
Have other questions about legal travel to Cuba? Our Travel Planners are happy to chat anytime.
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Trip Highlights

  • Focus on minority religious groups & attend services alongside locals who practice a variety of faiths.
  • Meet Cuban classic-car enthusiasts & visit garages to swap stories about favorite restoration projects.
  • Trace Hemingway’s life in Cuba, where he lived while writing seven books, including The Old Man and the Sea, A Moveable Feast & Islands in the Stream.
  • Delve into Havana with special-access visits to art galleries, dance studios, schools & museums.
  • Explore private enterprise options, including the booming private restaurant scene (ideal for foodies!) with ample time to chat with Cuban entrepreneurs.