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Travel to Cuba and experience the enthralling history of this fascinating Caribbean island.
Experience the splendor of Cuba – a cobblestoned Caribbean gem where the rum is plentiful, the smiles infectious and dancing is essential. Join our 9-day Hola Cuba adventure and wind your way from sultry Havana and its crumbling churches, through the valleys and farms of Pinar del Rio, and on to the Afro-inspired beats of Trinidad. Along the way we’ve assembled a cast of Cuban characters to give you a proper welcome: tobacco farmers, expert chefs, local artists, historians and salsa dancers that understand where Cuba came from, where the country sits now and, more importantly, where it’s going.
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Old-world charm, rich history, exciting nightlife - evocative Havana is like nowhere else on Earth. See the difference between city and coastal life on a guided walking tour of the old capital
Life in Cuba's countryside evokes a bygone time. Stroll along rural dirt roads and watch as tractors, vintage cars and horse-drawn carriages roll by
There's a lot more to the life of Che Guevara than what you'll learn from watching 'The Motorcycle Diaries'. Pay your respects to the famous revolutionary during an included visit to his mausoleum
Try your hand at traditional dance moves with an informal salsa lesson
The guesthouses (Casas) we use are much nicer than your average Cuban dwelling but keep in mind that each and every room is unique. Regardless of where you stay, power cuts and breaks in hot water are sometimes unavoidable, as in any developing country.
Funds can be difficult to access in Cuba. Ideally bring multiple credit cards from several different banks just to be sure (from non-US affiliated banks).
Luxuries such as air conditioning, and even toilet seats, are often scarce. Part of the experience here is learning to appreciate everyday Cuban resourcefulness.
Internet access can be hard to come by, and when it's available it's often unreliable and expensive. This is, on the other hand, a great opportunity to take a break from modern devices and have a true holiday.
Cuba is different, and that's a big part of its allure. Things don't always go according to plan, and many things don't work the same way as back home. Patience and good humour will go a long way in this beautiful destination.
Due to licensing restrictions, only one night pre-tour accommodation may be requested. Post-tour accommodation cannot be offered.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Hola Cuba - People to People for US citizens trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
START AND END TIME:
On Day 1 there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at approximately 6pm. There are no activities planned for the final day.
COMPLIMENTARY ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TRANSFER:
To book your complimentary arrival & departure transfers you must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available for purchase on this trip.
Our licensing agreement allows one night of pre-tour accommodation to be booked (subject to availability) only when airline scheduling impedes your ability to arrive in time for the welcome meeting on Day 1. Post-tour accommodation cannot be offered under our license.
Intrepid US, Inc. ("Intrepid US") is authorized to provide those who register as participants in our programs to visit Cuba legally for educational people-to-people interactions. Our "Cuban Adventures" program provides a full-time schedule of people-to-people educational exchange activities designed to result in meaningful interactions between our travelers and individuals in Cuba. United States law requires that all participants in our programs adhere to the full-time schedule of people-to-people activities. Due to the nature of the program, United States law requires adherence to a special set of guidelines for travel on these unique programs. Please read the guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions carefully in the "Essential Trip Infomation" Document, and call our special Cuba connection line at 1 800 970 7299 or visit www.intrepidtravel.com if you have questions.
As per the OFAC law, each group will be accompanied by a representative (Chaperone) from Intrepid Travel. Their role is not that of a tour leader but to simply ensure we are fulfilling our legal requirement by retaining records demonstrating a full-time schedule of authorized activities is undertaken by all travelers.
"For travel conducted under the auspices of an organization, an agent of the sponsoring organization must accompany each group traveling to Cuba to ensure that each traveler has a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities."
There are unprecedented changes happening in Cuba right now. It is an exciting time but it also means some patience and understanding is required for the heightened demand of infrastructure, accommodation and crowds.
Our Hola Cuba - People to People for US citizens trips score an average of 4.8 out of 5 based on 213 reviews in the last year.
The trip was amazing. We learned so much about the Cuban culture, economy, politics etc. I left with knowledge and great admiration for the Cuban people.
Review submitted 17 Jan 2018
The HOla Cuba trip is for people who want to learn about the local culture and who are not afraid to meet people in their own homes. Take plenty of $1 US as you may not be able to get Cuban CUCs easily and these serve in a pinch and tipping is an annoyance when you don't have the right bills.
Review submitted 16 Jan 2018