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USA Cuba Travel Regulations Explained
USA Cuba Legal Travel
On September 24, 2020, 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. None of the existing 12 categories of Cuba legal travel have been eliminated, the US embassy in Havana will remain open and commercial flights will continue to Havana only. Learn more about the updated
Cuba Travel Regulations
Cuba Tours
Whether you want to go to Cuba for Professional Research, Support for the Cuban People, Professional Meetings, Religious Activities, Public Performances, Exhibitions or Workshops, chances are you can find a Cuba tour that matches your interest in our 2021 & 2022 rooster. Here’s our full roster of Cuba tours:
Cuba Real Tour 10 From Oct 9 to Oct 16, 2021
Cuba Engage 10 From Oct 9 to Oct 16, 2021
Performing Arts Tour From Oct 10 to Oct 17, 2021
Dance Cuba Tour From Oct 10 to Oct 17, 2021
Seven Historical Cities I From Nov 4 to Nov 15, 2021
Cuba Nature Tour From Nov 5 to Nov 14, 2021
Jo Jazz Havana Trip From Nov 10 to Nov 17, 2021
Cuba Business Tour From Nov 13 to Nov 20, 2021
Healthcare Cuba Tour From Nov 13 to Nov 20, 2021
Cuba Real Tour 11 From Nov 13 to Nov 20, 2021
Cuba Engage 11 From Nov 13 to Nov 20, 2021
Film Festival Cuba Tour From Dec 6 to Dec 13, 2021
Cuba Real Tour 12 From Dec 25 to Jan 1, 2022
Cuba Engage 12 From Dec 25 to Jan 1, 2022
Cuba Education Tour 9 From Dec 25 to Jan 1, 2022
Cuba Education Tour 10 From Dec 25 to Jan 1, 2022
Cuba Education Tour 11 From Dec 25 to Jan 1, 2022
Bird Watching Cuba Tour From Dec 25 to Jan 1, 2022
Cuba Architecture Tour From Dec 25 to Jan 1, 2022
Cuban Art Explorer IV From Dec 25 to Jan 1, 2022
Photography Tour IV From Dec 25 to Jan 1, 2022
Family Discovery Tour From Dec 25 to Jan 1, 2022
Jewish Heritage Tour From Dec 27 to Jan 3, 2022
Havana Jazz Festival From Jan 16 to Jan 24, 2022
Santiago Jazz Festival From Jan 17 to Jan 24, 2022
Cuba Jazz Festival From Jan 19 to Jan 24, 2022
Cuba Real Tour 1 From Jan 15 to Jan 22, 2022
Cuba Engage 1 From Jan 15 to Jan 22, 2022
Havana Book Fair From Feb 4 to Feb 11, 2022
Cuba Al Natural From Feb 11 to Feb 22, 2022
Cuba Real Tour 2 From Feb 12 to Feb 19, 2022
Cuba Engage 2 From Feb 12 to Feb 19, 2022
Habano Cigar Festival From Feb 19 to Feb 26, 2022
Cuba Education Tour 1 From Feb 26 to Mar 5, 2022
Cuba Education Tour 2 From Mar 5 to Mar 12, 2022
Cuba Real Tour 3 From Mar 12 to Mar 19, 2022
Cuba Engage 3 From Mar 12 to Mar 19, 2022
Cuba Art Explorer I From Mar 12 to Mar 19, 2022
Bird Watching Cuba Tour From Mar 12 to Mar 19, 2022
Cuba Education Tour 3 From Mar 12 to Mar 19, 2022
Cuba Business Tour From Mar 12 to Mar 19, 2022
Healthcare Cuba Tour From Mar 12 to Mar 19, 2022
Cuba Education Tour 4 From Mar 19 to Mar 26, 2022
Photography Tour I From Apr 9 to Apr 16, 2022
The Nature of Cuba From Apr 9 to Apr 18, 2022
Cuba Engage 4 From Apr 9 to Apr 16, 2022
Cuba Real Tour 4 From Apr 9 to Apr 16, 2022
Four Biosphere Reserves From May 6 to May 15, 2022
Cuba Engage 5 From May 14- May 21, 2022
Cuba Real Tour 5 From May 14- May 21, 2022
Cuba Education Tour 5 Jun 11- Jun 18, 2022
Cuba Engage 6 Jun 11- Jun 18, 2022
Cuba Art Explorer II Jun 11- Jun 18, 2022
Cuba Real Tour 6 Jun 11- Jun 18, 2022
Photography Tour II Jun 11- Jun 18, 2022
Fire Festival Cuba Tour Jun 28- Jul 5, 2022
Cuba Education Tour 6 From Jul 2- Jul 9, 2022
Cuba Real Tour 7 From Jul 2- Jul 9, 2022
Cuba Engage 7 From Jul 2- Jul 9, 2022
Cuba Business Tour From Jul 2- Jul 9, 2022
Healthcare Cuba Tour From Jul 2- Jul 9, 2022
Cuba Education Tour 7 From Jul 9- Jul 16, 2022
Jews of Cuba Travel From Aug 11- Aug 18, 2022
Cuba Real Tour 8 Aug 13- Aug 20, 2022
Cuba Engage 8 Aug 13- Aug 20, 2022
Photographers On Tour Aug 13- Aug 20, 2022
Cuba Education Tour 8 Aug 13- Aug 20, 2022
Cuba Art Explorer III Aug 13- Aug 20, 2022
Cuba Architecture Tour I Aug 13- Aug 20, 2022
Lawyers Cuba Travel Aug 13- Aug 20, 2022
Seven Historical Cities II From Aug 13- Aug 24, 2022
Cuba Real Tour 9 From Sep 10- Sep 17, 2022
Cuba Engage 9 From Sep 10- Sep 17, 2022
Cuba Baseball Tour From Sep 10- Sep 17, 2022
Cuba Ballet Festival From Oct 25- Nov 1, 2022
Havana Art Biennial From Nov 19- Nov 26, 2023

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Authentic Cuba Travel®, Your Gateway to Authentic Cuba
Unparalleled USA Cuba Travel Expertise

Authentic Cuba Travel® provides travel services to Cuba for educational institutions, organizations, and travelers from USA, Canada and all over the world. We take care of flights to Cuba’s main destinations departing from USA ports (Miami, Tampa, New York, Los Angeles, and others) or through third countries like Canada and Mexico. Authorized US travelers can travel through a third country subject to the same restrictions and requirements as those flying directly from USA.

After the publication of the new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (31 CFR Part 515) on September 24, 2020, none of the existing 12 categories of Cuba legal travel have been eliminated, the US embassy in Havana will remain open and commercial flights will continue. Cruise ships are prohibited from departing the U.S. on temporary sojourn to Cuba. Furthermore, the General License authorization that was in place within these 12 categories was not eliminated either.

US Educational, Cultural & Religious Institutions can organize a trip to Cuba for their members under the General License for Educational Activities; the General License for Support for the Cuban People; the General License for Professional Research; the General License for Religious Travel; the General License for Semi-Professional & Amateur International Sports Competition; and others.

However, most of these US organizations do not have the legal contracts with Cuban providers, the contacts and the know-how in Cuba to run their trips. It can take years for US organizations to obtain all approvals and permissions from the Cuban Ministry of Tourism and other pertaining Cuban bodies. Those US organizations (including US tour operators and travel agencies) rely on the travel services of a well-established Cuba tour operator like Authentic Cuba Travel® that:

has many years of experience in the Cuba travel industry;

has all contracts, contacts and approvals in Cuba to run any sort of Cuba group tours from US;

has the best rates in the industry due to high volume of travelers, years of operation, and reputation among Cuban travel service providers (hotels, transportation companies, tour guides, ect);

has the largest selection of thematic Cuba tours (educational, arts, architecture, sports, ect) to choose from.

There is no doubt that Cuba is one of the most incredible travel destinations in the Caribbean. So much of history has happened here over the course of hundreds of years, and due to political issues that have strained Cuba travel and tourism, much of the Cuban culture lies relatively untouched by outside influences. At Authentic Cuba Travel®, this is the side of the island that we want our travellers to see and explore. We want to take you beyond tourist resorts and beautiful beaches and into authentic Cuba.

Getting to know the authentic Cuba means taking the time to see smaller towns and villages. It means getting to explore Cuba’s architecture, see Cuba’s beautiful parks and nature reserves, and hear Cuba’s music and spend time with the Cuban people. Our Cuba educational & cultural tours will do so much more than simply give you fun in the sun; we can provide a true cultural experience. So many people outside of Cuba know only what they have read in history books or seen on television, but the true Cuban experience is one that is richer, broader, and deeper than you could possibly imagine.

Take the time to look through the large selection of thematic authentic Cuba tours we offer and we are sure you’ll understand why Authentic Cuba Travel® is your gateway into the authentic Cuba.
Authentic Cuba Travel® proudly supports the campaign Autentica Cuba (AUTHENTIC CUBA) by the Cuban Tourist Board of Canada. Take a tour of the real Cuba!

Authentic Cuba Travel®'s Core Values

Despite the fact that almost 4 million travellers come to Cuba each year, very few people get the opportunity to see and experience the real Cuba that can only be found outside of overcrowded tourist resorts and sunny beaches.

What makes Cuba unique are its people and its culture. For travellers seeking more than just a fun in the sun getaway, Cuba cultural and educational travel from Authentic Cuba Travel® offers a completely different approach to Cuba tourism. Each year we run more than 70 unique authentic Cuba tours that offer anything from festivals and cultural events to arts, architecture, nature, and more. At Authentic Cuba Travel®, we work to create escorted Cuba tours that help better capture Cuba’s cultural identity and to showcase what makes Cuba authentic even among other Caribbean islands.

To put it plainly, we want people who embark on our authentic cuba tours to have the opportunity to experience the real Cuba; to eat the Cuban food, speak with the Cuban people, and see Cuba the way locals see it. The moment you contact our Cuba travel agency, you speak with bilingual tour directors with years of experience in the Cuban travel industry. Better still, once you arrive on the island, you will find that your tour escort will be a world-renowned, Cuban expert and university graduate.

Another quality that helps set Authentic Cuba Travel® apart is that all of our fully escorted tours to Cuba are built on the principles of sustainable tourism. In short, it means that our travellers are given the chance to see and experience the authentic Cuba because we make a promise to respect the people, culture, and environment during our tours.

Cuban locals play a large role in developing our itineraries in accordance with the rules and guidelines of the Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism, and actually receive a large percentage of the money generated by our tours.

The staff here at Authentic Cuba Travel® has gathered years of firsthand experience in Cuba’s tourism industry as well as in working with North American travellers. If you are looking for the opportunity to experience the real Cuba, Authentic Cuba Travel® is your gateway to the authentic Cuba.

US Cuba Legal Travel

In terms of visiting Cuba, legal travel from the USA has been all but impossible for over half a century.

Right now, however, a rare alteration in travel regulations made by former US President Barack Obama offers US citizens, professionals, educators and students the opportunity to go to Cuba under the General License for Educational Activities, Support for the Cuban People, Professional Research among others.

After the publication of the new amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (31 CFR Part 515) on September 24, 2020, all 12 categories of legal Cuba travel remain unaffected.

Here at Authentic Cuba Travel®, we offer Cuba education tours, Cuba cultural tours, Cuba religious tours, Cuba study tours, Cuba architecture tours, Cuba festival travel, custom tours and more.

The future of travel from the US to Cuba is uncertain, and right now, US travelers still have the chance to go to Cuba legally for Professional Research, Support for the Cuban People, Religious Activities, and other venues. Learn more at authenticuba.com

Cuba Education Tours

Cuba Cultural Tours

Cuba Festival Travel

People-to-people Cuba Travel

Cuba Architecture Travel

Cuba School Tours

Cuba Tours for Americans

It’s been a few years now since the US Department of The Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) reintroduced the so called people-to-people tours to the Caribbean island. Recent surveys show that the ordinary Cuban has now a better and more educated opinion of Americans which was the main objective of the Cuba travel program. Surprisingly it also shows that the majority of Americans traveling to Cuba do also return to USA with a better understanding of the communist nation and the negative impact of the US Embargo on the Cuban people.
Cuba Travel, Havana Jo Jazz Festival 2020. Jo Jazz Festival of Havana The Jo Jazz Havana is the result of music education in Cuba. As talented young jazz musicians emerged from Cuban music schools every year, they are eager to showcase their talents in Havana’s most popular jazz venues.

Cuba Travel, Havana Film Festival 2020. Cuba Festival of New Latin American Cinema. The Havana Film Festival is a cultural event with no parallel for the promotion of Spanish language filmmakers. It draws thousands of movie goers and cultural buffs from all over Cuba each December.

International Jazz Festival of Havana Cuba Cultural Tour 2021; Authentic Cuba cultural travel goes to Havana for the 36th Jazz Festival of Havana 2021 organized by renowned Cuban jazz musician Chucho Valdes will run January 20-24, 2021 at several locations in Havana.

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