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Educational Research, USA Cuba Legal Travel

U.S. Cuba Legal Travel "I teach a course in Urban Development at a US College. I've read about the historic preservation efforts, planning and development taking place in Old Havana. I would like to go to Cuba to prepare a course on Cuba’s Architecture and Urban Development. Then I would like to take my students to Cuba as part of such a course. However, USA Cuba travel restrictions are hard to understand. Can you help me and my students?" Yes, we can arrange educational and cultural tours to Cuba from USA. Please Click Here to visit our website on General License for Educational Activities in Cuba.
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Giraldilla of Havana City, Cuba (architectural detail)Travel to Havana, one of the best architecturally designed cities in the world. Its architecture mirrors its rich social and political history.

Lion of Cienfuegos, Cuba (architectural detail)Travel to Cienfuegos. In 2005, its historic Ccenter became a UNESCO World Site, for the stunning architecture of an area stretching for 70 blocks.

Iznaga Tower: Trinidad, Cuba (architectural detail)Travel to UNESCO World Heritage Site: Trinidad city, a perfect relic of the early days of the Spanish colony with hardly a trace of the 20th century anywhere.

Maceo Sculpture in Santiago de Cuba (architectural detail)Travel to Santiago de Cuba, former capital of the country, founded by Spanish Diego Velazquez in 1514 by the bay of Santiago de Cuba.

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Authentic Architecture Group Cuba Tours 2017 & 2018

  • Cuba Real Tour 12
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2018
    $2,629 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Engage 12
    Havana, Bay of Pigs, Trinidad, Vinales
    Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2018
    $2,629 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Education Tour
    Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad
    Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2018
    $2,429 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Education Tour
    Havana, Bay of Pigs, Santa Clara
    Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2018
    $2,429 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Education Tour
    Tours Havana & Santiago de Cuba
    Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2018
    $2,999 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Bird Watching
    Havana, Zapata, Trinidad, Topes de Collantes
    Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2018
    $2,399 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Architecture Tour
    Tours Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad
    Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2018
    $2,749 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Art Tour
    Tours Havana & Las Terrazas
    Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2018
    $2,399 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Photography Tour
    Havana, Vinalles, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
    Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2018
    $3,199 (tax incl.)
  • Jewish Cuba Travel
    Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sta Clara
    Dec 30 to Jan 6, 2018
    $3,199 (tax incl.)
  • Havana Jazz Festival
    Havana, Vinales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad
    Jan 14 to Jan 22, 2018
    $2,499 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Real Tour 1
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Jan 20 to Jan 27, 2018
    $2,429 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Engage 1
    Havana, Bay of Pigs, Trinidad, Vinales
    Jan 20 to Jan 27, 2018
    $2,429 (tax incl.)
  • Havana Book Fair
    Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad
    Feb 2 to Feb 9, 2018
    $2,999 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Nature Tour
    Tours Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad
    Feb 16 to Feb 27, 2018
    $2,759 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Engage 2
    Havana, Bay of Pigs, Trinidad, Vinales
    Feb 17 to Feb 24, 2018
    $2,429 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Real Tour 2
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Feb 17 to Feb 24, 2018
    $2,429 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Education Tour
    Tours Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad
    Mar 3 to Mar 10, 2018
    $2,429 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Education Tour
    Tours Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad
    Mar 10 to Mar 17, 2018
    $2,429 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Education Tour
    Havana, Bay of Pigs, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
    Mar 17 to Mar 24, 2018
    $2,429 (tax incl.)

Cuba Architecture Tours, Authentic Cuba Travel's Foundation


Authentic Architecture Cuba Tours Architects for Urban Planners, Landscape Designers, Architecture Professors, Faculty and Students; and all those interested in Cuba’s Architecture and Historical Preservation from USA, Canada and around the world.

Cuban architecture is a unique combination of colonial and modern structures giving the island a very distinct architectural landscape, while differences in pre and post-Revolution architecture provide valuable insight into the changes that the island has undergone over time. If you are looking for more than the chance to walk around and catch a glimpse of some of Cuba’s most famous structures, architecture tours to Cuba from Authentic Cuba Travel are certainly the right choice.

The escorted Cuba tours from Authentic Cuba Travel are always led by university educated guides. This means that we can take you beyond looking at Cuba’s unique architecture and can tell you the stories and histories behind it. Our Cuba architecture tours take you up close and personal into some of Cuba’s most interesting and historic cities, while providing you a look into our architectural history in a way that few others could.

If you have always longed to study and explore Cuban architecture outside of the internet and classroom textbooks, let our Cuba travel experts help you get a front row seat to the best that Cuba has to offer!

Notice to US Historic Preservation Organizations, US Heritage Foundations, US Architectural Heritage Associations, and other US Organizations:



Historic Preservation Organizations, Heritage Foundations, Architectural Heritage Associations, and other Organizations from USA can organize and sponsor a trip to Cuba for educational exchanges not involving academic study to promote people to people contact for their members and the general public. Certain conditions are to be met to comply with OFAC General License requirements for USA Cuba travel though.

The trip should consist of a full-time schedule of activities intended to promote the exchange with the ordinary citizens of Cuba. This full-time schedule must also include educational activities that result in meaningful interaction in between U.S and Cuban nationals. The trip to Cuba must be escorted by an employee of the organization. Free time in excess or regular tourists' activities are not permitted.

We take care of all details both in North America and in Cuba, including VISA and flight arrangements to Cuba's main destinations via USA ports (Miami, Tampa, New York, Los Angeles, or other) or through third countries like Canada and Mexico. Authorized US organizations can travel through a third country subject to the same restrictions and requirements as those flying directly from USA.

At Authentic Cuba Travel, we have been organizing such educational and cultural travel experiences from the United States of America for years with great success.

Cuba's Architecture Overview

Throughout Cuba, you can find some of the most well preserved and biggest cores of Spanish colonial architecture in The Americas. This is one of the many reasons that Cuba architecture tours are one of the most frequent types of specialized tourism to Cuba. Authentic Cuba Travel gives visitors the chance to travel to those important historical sites whether they are found close to urban cities or in remote picturesque towns, and to hear from Cuban architects and locals, the authentic Cuba history behind them.

During the period spanning from 1512 to 1519, Cuban governor Don Diego Velazquez founded the island’s first seven settlements: Santiago de Cuba, Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion de Baracoa, San Cristóbal de La Habana, San Juan de los Remedios, San Salvador de Bayamo, Sancti Spiritus, Santisima Trinidad, and Santa Maria del Puerto del Principe, now known as Camaguey. Today, much of these settlements remains intact and holds its original charm and antiquity, which can be explore on Cuban architecture tours from Authentic Cuba Travel.

With incredible variety and a stark contrast between colors and textures, Havana is certainly one of the most architecturally impressive cities in the world. But Havana is not the only city of architectural significance and beauty in Cuba... Read More

US Cuba Architecture Travel

Cuba Architecture Travel is within reach for urban planners, architects, landscape designers, architecture professors, and architecture related professionals from the United States. There is currently an opening in US policy that allows porfessional and academic Cuba travel. And Authentic Cuba Travel is proud to offer Cuba architecture tours that comply with current USA Cuba travel regulations.

If you are a professor of architecture or urban development at a US university or college, you can take your classroom to Cuba under the premises of the General License. Our team of Cuba travel experts will work with you to create a custom itinerary that meets your course requirements while meeting current USA Cuba travel criteria.

With Cuban renowned architects and expert guides escorting all of our authentic Cuba tours and with the future of licensed travel to Cuba so uncertain, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the architecture tours to Cuba put together by our team of Cuba travel experts!

Architects on Tour I

Architects on Tour II

Seven Historical Cities II

Seven Historical Cities I

Cuba Travel NEWS

On November 9, 2017 the Department of The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published the new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 CFR part 515 to further implement the policy towards Cuba announced by President Trump on June 16, 2017 in Miami.

Despite the harsh rhetoric of President Trump on June 16, 2017 against Cuba, NONE of the existing 12 categories of Cuba legal travel have been eliminated. Furthermore, the General License authorization remains in place as well; although the General License for Individual People-to-people Cuba Travel has been eliminated. Read more...
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Notice to Schools of Architecture, Historic Preservation, Urban Planning and other Academic Institutions from USA:



In January 2016, the US Government announced further enhancements to the 12 categories of authorized travel to Cuba that previously required a specific license (this is, lengthy applications to OFAC). Now travel to the Caribbean island is allowed under a general license (this is, self-completed paperwork with no application to OFAC needed).

After President Trump’s policy change on USA Cuba travel on November 9, 2017, the General License for Educational Activities remains in place. Accredited U.S. graduate or under graduate degree-granting institutions; U.S. Academic Institutions; and U.S. Schools can organize and sponsor an educational trip to Cuba for their students, faculty and staff under the General License for Educational Activities, provided that the trip meets OFAC guidelines; and that an employee or other representative of the organization escorts the trip to make sure such guidelines are followed by all participants.

US Schools of Architecture, Historic Preservation, Urban Planning and other US Academic Institutions can organize and sponsor a trip to Cuba for educational activities. The purpose of the Cuba travel should be for:

_ the participation in a structured educational program offered for credit as part of a course of the sponsoring institution;

_ educational exchanges sponsored by Cuban or U.S. secondary schools involving secondary school students’ participation in a formal course of study or in a structured educational program offered by a secondary school or other academic institution, and led by a teacher or other secondary school official are authorized. This authorization allows for participation of a reasonable number of adult chaperones to accompany the secondary school students to Cuba.

_ attendance at non-commercial academic seminars, conferences and workshops related to Cuba sponsored or co-sponsored by U.S. academic institution.

_ non- commercial academic research related to Cuba for the purpose of obtaining a graduate or undergraduate degree;

_ the participation in a formal course of study at a Cuban academic institution provided that credits will be accepted toward the student’s graduate or undergraduate degree;

_ participation in a 10-week structured educational program in Cuba as part of a course offered at the U.S. institution;

_ participation in a formal 10-week course of study at a Cuban academic institution, provided the formal course of study in Cuba will be accepted for credit toward the student’s undergraduate or graduate degree at the U.S. institution;

_ teaching for 10 weeks at a Cuban academic institution by an individual regularly employed in a teaching capacity at the U.S. institution.

We take care of all details both in North America and in Cuba, including VISA and flight arrangements to Cuba's main destinations via USA ports (Miami, Tampa, New York, Los Angeles, or other) or through third countries like Canada and Mexico. Authorized US organizations can travel through a third country subject to the same restrictions and requirements as those flying directly from USA.

At Authentic Cuba Travel, we have been organizing such educational and cultural travel experiences from the United States of America for years with great success.

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