What exactly is “People to People” Cuba cultural travel?

This is a great question! Cuba cultural travel is essentially the “meat” of the trips we make. This is the concept under which the USA government has developed a special license (permission) which grants approved organizations legal travel to Cuba for US citizens.

As most of you know, in 1962 our government imposed an economic embargo against Cuba which effectively precluded Americans from traveling to and most importantly spending money in Cuba. The embargo hasn't been completely lifted, but thanks to a special government initiative, approved travel companies like Experience Cuba Now are allowed to bring US citizens to this beautiful island legally. The caveat is that travelers engage in cultural interaction with the locals, sharing ideas on a direct and individual basis. Sounds amazing, doesn't it?

In other words, we are not merely offering “tourist” tours, but rather the opportunity for our passengers to get to know the real and authentic people of Cuba. Together. Our goal is to share the arts they love and learn what impact these arts have on the culture of their country. Their stories and lives are inspirational and extraordinary. Simply put, our trips can be described on a daily basis as “people getting to know people”.

Who wants to be just a tourist anyway?!

Cuban flag. Cuba cultural travel

What will the weather be like and what type of clothing should I bring?

Will I need a passport and/or visa?

Credit Cards? Can they be used in country during the trip?

Tell me about the local currency and exchange rate?

Electrical current info and what type of electronics should I bring?

How much spending money should I bring and is emergency cash available?

What is the local language and how much English is spoken?

Will there be cell phone and internet available? Or will my cell and laptop have service?

What Exactly is “People to People” cultural travel?

Will We Have Any Free Time?

What should I wear? What should I pack in general?

What’s the story on Tipping?

What kind of reception can Americans expect from the Nationals?

In case of illness or accident, what are my options?

What about the food and water, safe?

What can I purchase while in Cuba and bring back to the USA?

By What Authority Is Experience Cuba Now Able to Legally Host Trips to Cuba?

Any final recommendations?

Bruce Byers and WPCE- Cuba
Bruce Byers and WPCE- Cuba