Cuba Luxury Travel

Cuba Destination Information

Cuba is culture, nature, history, magic and traditions. The Pearl of the Antilles is the result of the blend of multiple cultures, fusion of races and customs that gave birth to one of the most unique and fascinating Caribbean destinations.

Your trips to Cuba will be characterized by its people. The Cubans are imaginative, joyful, unprejudiced, show their intelligence and are friends of joking and celebrating. And talking about celebrations, now that you’re here you won’t want to miss the carnivals, charangas, the parrandas, the countryside parties and the patron saint’s days, when you’ll have the chance of tasting the typical Cuban gastronomy made of Buñuelos, Tamales and Roasted Pork, always accompanied by a good coffee, a Cuba Libre, a Daiquiri, Mojito or Piña Colada drink.

Cuba is culture, nature, history, magic and traditions. The Pearl of the Antilles is the result of the blend of multiple cultures, fusion of races and customs that gave birth to one of the most unique and fascinating Caribbean destinations.

Your trips to Cuba will be characterized by its people. The Cubans are imaginative, joyful, unprejudiced, show their intelligence and are friends of joking and celebrating. And talking about celebrations, now that you’re here you won’t want to miss the carnivals, charangas, the parrandas, the countryside parties and the patron saint’s days, when you’ll have the chance of tasting the typical Cuban gastronomy made of Buñuelos, Tamales and Roasted Pork, always accompanied by a good coffee, a Cuba Libre, a Daiquiri, Mojito or Piña Colada drink.

The revolution marks a before and an after in the history of Cuba. The triumph of January 1st, 1959 meant a new beginning for Cuba and made its culture one of the most prolific ones in Latin America. Cuba excels at dancing, with the world-wide famous National Ballet of Cuba, in literature with authors like Jose Maria Heredia, Jose Marti, Jose Lezama Lima and Alejo Carpentier and practically in every single artistic manifestation, whether theatre, cinema or visual arts.

There are two ways to get to Cuba: by air and by sea. The island has 10 international airports and 15 national airports distributed throughout the archipelago; 4 cruise terminals and 15 international marinas complete the logistic infrastructure that eases tourism in Cuba.

People-to-People Travel

What is People-to-People Travel?
A tour like this isn’t a vacation—it’s the experience of a lifetime. Carefully crafted itineraries put culture at the forefront, providing an authentic lens into the lives of the people of the destination. Activities that enrich, sights that astound, and conversations that will stay with you forever are the focal points, even as you traverse through land- and cityscapes that defy imagination. This category of tour is the only one permissible from America to Cuba at this time, allowing a greater understanding between our two nations through individual connections. A full-time schedule of mandatory educational exchange activities encompasses encounters with representatives from different organizations, institutions, community projects, and cultural icons. Speak with teachers and students, artists, dancers, musicians, chefs, farmers, doctors, architects, and more as part of a small group making huge memories. That’s the power of people-to-people.

Traveling to Cuba with a US Passport is Simple

An American passport provides entree into nearly anywhere in the world…and now, for the first time in over half a century, Cuba re-enters the list of possibilities.

Havana nights, hazy with humidity and the ghosts of hand-rolled cigars, have long been relegated to imagination. For years now, the visiting this storied Caribbean country—ranked highly for human development, health, and education—has been shuttered to us, a vacation there as intangible as the steam that rises off its famous coffee.

But no longer, as beautiful Cuba opens up its borders once again to the United States. We’ve all but forgotten the colonial allure of Old Havana; the call of rumba in the night; the acres upon acres of fragrant young tobacco; and of course, the cobalt coastlines of this island nation...but now it’s time to remember. Set your taste buds dancing with an authentic mojito and your feet to the sultry sounds of salsa. Immerse yourself in the art of Cuba, starting with galleries of graceful buildings and ending at those of fine art and museums, escorted by the artists themselves. Sink your seat into the cushions of a gleaming classic car, then your teeth into a lovingly crafted meal at a paladar.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the culture of Cuba is one that is destined to make a lasting impression.

You can fly from your hometown airport to Cuba on a major airline with less than two stops on the journey. You can even go non-stop from New York-JFK, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and a few other cities. You could also travel via Mexico or Canada, but it’s no longer necessary.

The Cuban government allows Americans to visit their country. The restrictions on reasons for travel and where you can spend money are all American rules. So, regardless of American regulations, your US passport is valid in Cuba.

Officials in Cuba and in the US usually don’t ask many questions, so take a deep breath and get excited about traveling to Cuba.

A Few Things to Keep in Mind About Your Passport

You will need a full-sized passport to travel to Cuba. The Passport Card is not sufficient.  It’s wise to make sure your passport will not expire for at least six months after the date of your trip to Cuba. Cuban officials do not enforce this rule, but some airlines and cruise lines do. If you're traveling to Cuba on a cruise, make sure to read this information on Cuba shore excursions.
You might get a passport stamp entering or leaving Cuba, or you might not. Don’t worry about it unless you specifically want a stamp as a souvenir, in that case, if you don’t get one—ask!

How to Travel to Cuba with a US Passport:

Declare a Valid Travel Category

US travelers to Cuba must declare a travel category before departure. There are twelve categories to choose from and Americans can visit Cuba independently with eleven of them. You can find a full outline in our guide to Everything You Need to Know About the New Cuba Travel Policy.

The bottom line is: the travel category is self-declared. There’s no license to apply for or carry. You agree to the category and are bound by its rules on the honor system. Our Cuban travel experts can help you choose the best travel category for your trip based on the activities you’d like to do in Cuba.

Best Time to Travel to Cuba

While Cuba is a year-round destination the best time to visit is from December to May, when you can expect dry, sunny days and plenty of blue skies. The wet season begins in June and, previously, visitors to Cuba would have avoided travel entirely between August and October, when there is also a risk of hurricanes.

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Best Season:December to May
Popular Location: Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Camagüey, Holguín, Santa Clara, Guantánamo, Bayamo, Las Tunas, Cienfuegos

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