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?!