Licensed Cuba Travel Providers

Authorized Tour Companies for U.S. People to People Travel to Cuba

The Obama administration has loosened the ban on travel to Cuba by U.S. citizens to allow most Americans to visit the largest Caribbean nation for so-called "people-to-people" tours. If you want to legally visit the land of Castro, Hemingway, salsa, and cigars, here are the companies that can get you there now. (Note: Companies that actually run tours are listed first, followed by charter firms authorized to fly U.S. citizens into Cuba.)

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    Insight Cuba offers nine specialty tours of Cuba to U.S. travelers, including
    • Cuban Music & Art Experience (9 days, 8 nights)
    • Havana & Colonial Trinidad (8 days, 7 nights)
    • Havana & Scenic Pinar del Rio (8 days, 7 nights)
    • Bay of Pigs (8 days, 7 nights)
    • Havana Jazz Experience (8 days, 7 nights)
    • A three-night Weekend In Havana
    • Marabana Havana Marathon (Nov. 15-19, 2012)
    • Havana International Jazz Festival (Dec. 19-23, 2012)
    • Havana Biennial Art Exhibition (May 20-25, 2012)
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    National Geographic's 10-day "Cuba: Discovering Its People and Culture tour will take in Havana, the Bay of Pigs, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, and more.
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    Members of the Trust can visit Cuba May 12-17, 2012 for a tour focusing on "Havana’s Past & Present: An Architectural & Cultural Exploration." Future tours also are planned.
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    Friendly Planet offers two people-to-people tours: the 8-day Colors of Cuba itinerary (Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sanata Clara, an authentic Rumba block party, Ernest Hemingway's Finca Vigia, and a dinner in a "paladar") and the five-day Discover Havana tour (Havana, Callejon de Hamel, Las Terrazas, Ernest Hemingway's Finca Vigia, and an authentic Rumba block party).
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    Smithsonian Journeys will run four tours of Cuba in 2012. The Discover Cuba: Its People and Culture tours will visit Old Havana, Matanzas, and Santa Clara.
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    Offers weekly trips to Cuba for people-to-people exchanges, including a Cuba Education and Culture Tour, Discover Cuban Culture Tour, Cuban Music Workshop and Island Culture Tour, Havana Arts Biennial Dream Tour, and more.
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    Common Ground launched a variety of people-to-people tours in 2012, including:
    • Life in Revolutionary Cuba
    • African Roots of Cuba
    • Cuba Today
    • Cuba por Dentro: Un programa dirigido al mundo latino de los Estados Unidos
    • Art & Artists of Cuba
    • Afro-Cuban Women Today: In Their Own Voices
    • Cuba: History, Land & People
    • Along the Path of the Revolution: From Santiago to Havana
    • Spiritual Life in Cuba: Santeria, Christianity and Judaism
    • Architectural Heritage as a Living Force in Cuban Life
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    Offers Cuba travel services to educational groups, schools, professional groups and individuals with specific licenses to travel to Cuba. Does not run people-to-people tours.
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    Offers Cuba travel services to educational groups, schools, professional groups and individuals with specific licenses to travel to Cuba. Does not run people-to-people tours.
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    Offers Cuba travel services to educational groups, schools, professional groups and individuals with specific licenses to travel to Cuba. Does not run people-to-people tours.
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    Offers Cuba travel services to educational groups, schools, professional groups and individuals with specific licenses to travel to Cuba. Does not run people-to-people tours.
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    Offers Cuba travel services to educational groups, schools, professional groups and individuals with specific licenses to travel to Cuba. Does not run people-to-people tours.
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    Holbrook Travel

    Offers Cuba travel services to educational groups, schools, professional groups and individuals with specific licenses to travel to Cuba. Does not run people-to-people tours.
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    Offers Cuba travel services to educational groups, schools, professional groups and individuals with specific licenses to travel to Cuba. Does not run people-to-people tours.
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    Offers Cuba travel services to educational groups, schools, professional groups and individuals with specific licenses to travel to Cuba. Does not run people-to-people tours.
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    Offers Cuba travel services to educational groups, schools, professional groups and individuals with specific licenses to travel to Cuba. Does not run people-to-people tours.
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    Offers Cuba travel services to educational groups, and schools with specific licenses to travel to Cuba. Does not run people-to-people tours.
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    Authorized Cuba air charter company.
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