A major travel player is coming to Cuba.
Online travel booking site CheapCaribbean.com has announced plans to begin offering eight-day tours to Cuba beginning in early 2016.
The nine tours, all of which will be operated by Cuba tour operator Cuba Travel Services, will start at $5,500 per person including accommodations, meals and air/ground transportation.
Tours are set to operate from February 2016 to October 2016.
The package will include one night in Miami, followed by four days in Havana and the remainder in Cuba’s resort hub of Varadero.
The company said it would include trips to historic sites and particularly art destinations, from a community art project in Jaimanitas by noted artist Jose Fuster to interactions with local musicians and dancers in Havana, among other interactive stops.
“Rich in history, varied landscape and vibrant culture, Cuba is ripe for exploration,” said Steve Dumaine, president & CEO of CheapCaribbean.com. “The country is on the cusp of an economical comeback, and we’re excited to offer U.S. travelers the opportunity to discover and explore this beautiful island in its 1950s freeze-frame.”
While pure tourist travel to Cuba remains illegal for US travelers, there are 12 exemptions, including trips for people-to-people travel.
— Cuba Journal staff