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

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Insight Cuba offers nine specialty tours of Cuba to U.S. travelers, including

  • Undiscovered Cuba Tour (10 days, 9 nights)
  • Classic Cuba (7 days, 6 nights)
  • Legendary Cuba (6 days, 5 nights)
  • Varadero and Havana (5 days, 4 nights)
  • A three-night Weekend In Havana
  • Havana Marathon (4 days, 3 nights)
  • Havana Jazz Festival (6 days, 5 nights)
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National Geographic Expeditions

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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Friendly Planet

Friendly Planet offers four small group tours:

  • The eight-day Captivating Cuba itinerary: Havana, Cojimar, Varadero, Trinidad, Santa Clara & Sancti Spiritus
  • A five-day Authentic Havana tour Havana, Cojimar & Regla
  • A seven-day Authentic Havana & the Scenic Viñales Valley tour:  from the culture and communities of Havana to the spectacular vistas of the Viñales Valley
  • A seven-day Havana International Jazz Festival tour
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Cuba Education Tours

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 Education and Travel Services

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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World Travel Cuba

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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American Tours International

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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Cuba Travel Services

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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Distant Horizons

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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Global Exchange

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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Destination Cuba (Tico 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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Marazul

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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Academic Travel Abroad

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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Airline Brokers Company

Authorized Cuba air charter company.

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C&T Charters

Authorized Cuba air charter company.

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ABC Charters

Authorized Cuba air charter company.

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CTS Charters

Authorized Cuba air charter company.

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Xael Charters Inc.

Authorized Cuba air charter company.

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