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Cuba like a Cuban isn't your typical, luxury tour through Cuba. No hotels and resort stays for us! Instead, we will experience Cuba much as a Cuban would - staying in Cuban homes, eating in the streets of Old Havana, taking public cars to get where we need to go. We will explore the sights and sounds, and be a part of this unique and lively world rather than separated from it.
We will also speak to a leading economist, visit the University of Havana, speak with local business owners, see local nightlife and live music, learn a bit of salsa, have guided tours through the principal neighborhoods of Havana and ride in classic cars.
This trip is perfect for students, independent travelers (and families!) who do not want to stay in resorts, are okay with being a little uncomfortable, and want time to enjoy Cuba and explore on their own. This is by no means a rugged adventure tour, but living like a Cuban sometimes means waiting for cabs, not having immediate access to the things you want and occasional power outages. If there were national expressions in Cuba, they would be "It ain't easy" and "It is what it is." Instead of seeing the inside of a hotel lobby, you will see the inside of a Cuban home. Instead buying $5.00 mojitos, you will buy some rum and coke to make your own Cuba Libres on the famous Malecón. Rather than seeing Cubans from inside of an air-conditioned bus, you will be walking with them in the streets.
This a future, in the works, 8-day program includes stays in Havana and one other city, such as Viñales, Cienfuegos or Trinidad, flights to/from Cancun to Havana, at least one meal per day, guides, included activities and various transportation.
Discover the real Cuba and experience Cuba like a Cuban!
Below, you can find a more detailed description for our upcoming program as well as some FAQs.
How do Cubans live? What is having a ration-book really like? How are businesses run? How do you live on $25 per month? Our program will explore these issues, try to give you a better understanding the cultural and historical context of these realities, and let you experience the real Cuba.
Frequently asked questions
First Rule to remember is that relations between U.S and Cuba are changing rapidly. While RumoRs abound, we monitor & travel frequently.Our expertise is what you depend upon from Faces of Cuba
We have more amazing 2017 tours lined up in June and November!!
There is no where in the world quite like Cuba. Even seasoned travels aren't sure about what to expect (and are often surprised by what they find!). We've come up with answers to our most frequently asked questions and some recommendations to help you along The Way.
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