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2017 Cuba: A Bridge Between Cultures

Havana • Cienfuegos • Trinidad

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12 Days from only $4595 including international airfare from Miami

Courtesy of David Conover & Paul Villanova
Travelogue: Havana, Cuba 1931

See what life in Havana was like before the Batista regime in this 16mm film footage from 1931

Courtesy Laurent Tixhon and Ben Louis Nicholas
Young Gloves

Get a glimpse of Cuban boys coming of age in makeshift boxing rings on the streets of Havana.

Courtesy BBC.com Travel
My City: Havana

Enjoy a local perspective on Havana—one of Cuba’s most spirited cities.

Courtesy Paul Wegschaider
Cuba - Lost in Time

Let the rhythms of Cuba captivate you in this music-driven video, highlighting everyday scenes from across the island.

©2015 The New York Times
A Night in Havana

Learn about a few of Cuba's trendy hot spots from an ex-pat living in Havana.

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Find the Adventure That’s Right for You

Our Activity Level rating system ranks adventures on a scale of 1 to 5 to help you determine if a trip is right for you. See the descriptions below for more information about the physical requirements associated with each rating.

Activity Level 1:

1 2 3 4 5

Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

1 2 3 4 5

Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

1 2 3 4 5

Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

Cuba with Grand Circle Foundation—the best value anywhere

There’s no better travel value to Cuba than ours—and no better time to visit than now

Our Cuba departures not only include daily visits with various private enterprises and their entrepreneurs, it’s also offered at our best value ever. When you join Grand Circle Foundation in Cuba, you can count yourself among the very few American travelers to meet the gracious Cuban people and experience their vibrant culture and traditions. We reveal Cuba’s culture to you like no one else can, and we’ll take you there at a travel value that no one else can beat when you compare our wealth of inclusive features (including roundtrip airfare between Miami and Cuba) with other travel companies. Visit Cuba now—and be a part of history. Call Grand Circle Foundation toll-free at 1-855-423-3443 today.

What is People-to-People?

  • Our People-to-People program is an educational itinerary focusing on meaningful cultural interactions between Cuban people and American guests.
  • It includes interactions with a wide range of Cuban people—from artists, dancers, and musicians to community leaders, children, and seniors.
  • To adhere to U.S. government requirements for travel to Cuba, participants are required to actively engage in our full schedule of our People-to-People activities –even if you are not a U.S. citizen or resident.
  • Our People-to-People program is operated entirely by Grand Circle Foundation, and is led by an English-speaking Cuban Trip Leader.
  • The services of a Grand Circle Foundation representative located in Havana will also be available to you during portions of your program
  • Our program is limited to a small group of just 12-20 participants, and is not recommended for people with mobility issues.
  • Lodgings and Food in Cuba: While our accommodations in Cuba feature conveniently located hotels with clean and comfortable rooms, lodgings may not reflect the quality and higher standards of their American or European counterparts. Due to Cuba’s limited access to fresh produce, meals may lack variety. Typical Cuban cuisine consists of dishes based on rice, beans, chicken, pork, plantains, and root vegetables.

Why should you visit Cuba with Grand Circle Foundation?

  • Peace of mind—Grand Circle Foundation is authorized to travel to Cuba under OFAC’s General People-to-People License
  • Convenience—you can choose from dozens of departure dates
  • Experience—we’ve taken over 8,000 travelers to Cuba so far
  • Success—90%+ of returning participants rated their experience in Cuba with us as “excellent”
  • Value—our wealth of inclusive features (including roundtrip airfare between Miami and Cuba) makes this program the best value anywhere
  • More discovery—enjoy a wide range of cultural discoveries and meetings with Cubans from all walks of life, including daily visits with private entrepreneurs

Before you reserve, please note these important differences

If you've traveled with OAT before, please be aware that our itinerary in Cuba is not an OAT adventure. It is an educational program operated entirely by Grand Circle Foundation. Before you reserve, please note these important differences:

  • To reserve please call Grand Circle Foundation's toll-free number: 1-855-425-3443, Monday-Friday 9:00 am–8:00 pm (EST), Saturday–Sunday 9:00 am–7:00 pm (EST).
  • As a participant in this program, you will be expected to take part in all People-to-People meetings and interactions described in your itinerary –even if you are not a U.S. citizen or resident.
  • OAT benefits such as Personalize Your Trip, Frequent Traveler Credits, Sir Edmund Hillary Club, and free single supplements do not apply to our Cuba program. However, our Vacation Ambassador Referral Program does apply to this Cuba program.
  • The Travel Protection Plan offered by OAT does not cover travel to Cuba. Therefore, we recommend that participants purchase travel protection through Allianz.

To review the full Terms and Conditions for the People-to-People program, visit here.

GCF CALL CENTER HOURSMonday–Friday  9:00 am–8:00 pm (EST)
Saturday–Sunday  9:00 am–7:00 pm (EST)

Reservations can only be made
through Grand Circle Foundation:
1-855-423-3443

A $500 deposit is required to reserve your departure. (Within 90 days of departure, full payment is due at point of sale.)

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