Cuba

Just 90 miles from U.S. soil, the Caribbean island of Cuba has remained elusive to most Americans. Experience the rich culture of indigenous, African and European roots on this new “people to people” educational program. Meet artists in their Old Havana studios, Afro-Cubans in Spanish Colonial Trinidad, and agriculturists at a “coincidental” farm in Cardenas.

Friendly Planet Travel is an authorized sponsor of People to People travel to Cuba in accordance with the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) section, 1 C.F.R. § 515.565(b) People to People Travel.

Tours & Packages to Cuba

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Captivating Cuba
An encompassing Cuba tour: Havana, Cojimar, Las Terrazas, Varadero, Cardenas, Coliseo, Matanzas, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara & Sancti Spiritus
9 days from $4799 $4399
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Colors of Cuba May-Oct 2016
Stay in 5-star hotels as you tour Havana, Cojimar, Las Terrazas, the colonial treasure of Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara & Sancti Spiritus
closed
9 days
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Colors of Cuba Nov 2016-Mar 2017
Stay in 5-star hotels as you tour Havana, Cojimar, Las Terrazas, the colonial treasure of Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara & Sancti Spiritus
9 days from $6099 $5699
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Cruise Cuba
See more of Cuba by sea: embark from Montego Bay & sail to Santiago de Cuba, Havana, Punta Frances (Isla de la Juventud) & Cienfuegos
8 days from $2399 $2099
per person, double occupancy*
dates cruise
Discover Havana
Take in the heart & soul of this colorful & cultural island: Havana, Cojimar & Las Terrazas
closed
6 days
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Highlights of Havana & Varadero
Explore Havana, Cuba’s cultural capital, & Varadero, its premier beach; plus Cojimar, Las Terrazas, Cardenas, Coliseo & Matanzas
7 days from $3799 $3499
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights
Treasures of Eastern Cuba New
Explore Santiago, Cuba's eastern cultural capital, an indigenous Taíno village, Holguín, city of parks & eclectic art, and Guardalavaca's sun & sand
7 days from $3299 $2899
per person, double occupancy*
dates small group tour + flights

Rave Reviews

The "Colors of Cuba" is my fourth adventure with Friendly Planet! I have NEVER been dissapointed in the wonders of each country and the travel packages that Friendly Planet arranges, nor the cost of each travel adventure. This trip was especially wonderful thanks to our FP guide Gary! Gary met us in the Miami airport and remained with us the entire trip. He provided information important to our visit in Cuba, explained the money exchange requirements and was always available to answer any question. Not only is Gary professional, but it was obvious to me that he enjoys his work and wanted to provide each traveler with the best experiences in Cuba that Friendly Planet could offer. Our national guide, Arianna, was a joy! She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, professional, open to all questions, and had a great sense of humor! The people of Cuba are very gracious. I enjoyed the happiness and laughter from the children we visited in schools, the warm and welcoming smiles from the seniors while visiting a senior center, the beautiful voices of the youth choir, laughing at young, talented circus performers and watching the grace of the students at Prodanza, and dancing Salsa! This was a wonderful and incredible opportunity that I will never forget! My THANKS to Friendly Planet Travel!!! AND....see you in a few months on my next trip!

Nikky Chahon, Sacramento, CA

I had a very short window of time for a trip to Cuba, and since Friendly Planet offered a six-day people-to-people “Discover Havana” visit from Miami, I jumped at it, and am glad that I did. In the short time that we were there, we visited an urban organic farm, a ballet school, a primary school, a senior day-care center, a neighborhood mural/art project, the Hemingway home, a ration store, and a biosphere reserve with a thriving artists’ colony. Our U.S. and Cuban guides were knowledgeable, honest about the island’s challenges, and flexible, with good personal skills. The hotel accommodations and food were fine, and after each day’s program, we had a chance to sample on our own the Cuban music and club scenes. This was a good tour and a good value.

Dave Elsila

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