CUBA - Experience the Culture


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Cuba is an island nation rich in history, culture, beauty and natural resources. Its varied geography includes rolling farmland, rugged mountains, urban metropolises, quaint Colonial villages and stretches of alabaster sand beaches that melt into larimar seas. Cuban culture is influenced by its melting pot of cultures, primarily those of Spain and Africa. Home to nine UNESCO Heritage sites, Cuba is ranked very highly in the United Nations human development index. Its government has established rigorous sports, ballet and music programs, and offers free education to all. Cuba is home to 47 universities and has the second highest literary rate in the world at 99.8%.

With recent relaxation of the regulations to obtain required licenses for travel to Cuba, this island nation has become more broadly accessible to US travelers. Experience the sounds of rumba and salsa in the streets at night. Stroll past the vividly painted arches that grace the buildings of Old Havana. Admire the gleaming classic cars that roll past colonial architecture. Most of all, meet the warm and friendly Cuban people, who are as anxious to interact with Americans as we are to hear their stories and experience their culture first-hand.

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People-to-People Educational Program

Apple Vacations, one of the nation's largest and most trusted tour operators, is proud to offer two unique people-to-people educational tours to Cuba in cooperation with U.S.-based Cuba Travel Services (CTS). Licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), these tours offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Cuban culture by interacting and engaging with the people of Cuba including artists, farmers, health-care professionals, children and other locals. Your professional, English-speaking tour guide will help facilitate many of your interactions with the Cuban people that you encounter throughout your tour.


About Cuba Travel Services

Apple Vacations is working with the reputable, U.S.-based Cuba Travel Services (CTS), which operates charter flights to/from Cuba, plans tour itineraries and leads groups in destination.

Founded in 1999, CTS is a licensed charter operator with the most extensive air network between the U.S. and Cuba.

*Prices per person (adults 18+) based on double occupancy (unless otherwise stated). Escorted tour packages (excludes Cuba Cruise package) include airfare from Miami to Havana, Santa Clara, or Camaguey, depending on tour and date, and return airfare from Havana to Miami) via American Airlines, round-trip airport/hotel transfers, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes and fees (including September 11th Security Fee). Baggage fees apply as imposed by the airline apply-visit Cruise packages via Celestyal Cruise Lines' "Crystal"-Registry: MALTA) include round-trip transfers from Montego Bay Airport (MBJ) to pier. Optional round-trip airport/hotel/pier transfers may be purchased with optional pre/post hotel night accommodations in Montego Bay. Escorted tour and cruise packages also include visa application fee, meals, beverage package (cruise only), excursions and gratuities as specified in the itineraries, and the services of an English-speaking tour director, local tour guide and driver. Restrictions may apply. People to people educational tours are under one of the twelve general Cuba travel license categories administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of Treasury. Escorted tours are organized and provided by Cuba Travel Services; tours on cruise itineraries are organized and provided by Central Holidays. All prices are subject to availability and change without notice. Adults (18+) only, minimum 9 passengers per tour group. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. See the Apple Vacations Cuba Fair Trade Contract. CST2036061-40 © 2018

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