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Want to Travel to Cuba? These are the Best Tour Operators

Now that Americans can travel to Cuba, you’ve probably been anxious to visit the country. Please keep in mind that restrictions are still in place, such as your travel must be educational, you must be visiting family, and other rules.

The easiest way to experience Cuba is to book with a tour operator because you’ll be educated and entertained as you travel throughout the country. You may consider visiting during the holidays, so you can see what Cuba has to offer beyond its beaches.

Keep reading to learn how you can travel smart to Cuba with the best tour operators. You’ll be one step closer to realizing your dream of traveling and experiencing all that the Caribbean island has to offer.

These Are the Top Cuba Tour Operators

Classic Journeys

Travel with Classic Journeys and you’ll meet with artists and residents of Luyanó, a community development project. You can discuss their upcoming projects and how they bring their works of art to fruition. You can explore the Unesco World Heritage site Old Havana. Finally, you’ll have the chance to learn about the life of Ernest Hemingway during his time in Cuba.


Discover or rediscover Cuba with Collette! You’ll enjoy exploring the art, history and culture of the Cuban people. During your tour, you’ll develop an understanding of who they are as you meet with local shop keepers, musicians, choral singers, dancers, factor workers and more. Imagine listening to one of the last Piquetes bands and learning the national dance Danzón. You’ll connect with a Cuban family in their own paladar, a privately owned restaurant. Throughout your journey, you’ll experience how travel can bring people and cultures together.

Insight Cuba

Insight Cuba was one of the first tour operators to “win” approval for people-to-people tours to Cuba. Programs focus on baseball, music, the Havana Marathon, and tours outside Havana where you can see the countryside. If you’re a car enthusiast, you’ll enjoy meeting the mechanics who maintain the vintage cars that can be found on the island. Beach lovers will enjoy a visit to the Cayo Santa María and the coastal town of Caibarién. Insight Cuba offers small people-to-people trips, up to two dozen people. It makes for an intimate Cuban experience.

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Smithsonian Journeys

People-to-people tours from Smithsonian Journeys offer you the opportunity to explore Old Havana and its colonial charm. You’ll also discover the French influenced city of Cienfuegos and the town of Trinidad. Throughout your journey, you’ll meet artists, environmentalists, students, and others who are eager to speak with and teach you about Cuba’s past and present and thoughts for the future.

Viking Cruises

Travel with Viking Cruises to Cuba and you’ll see Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro, also known as Morro Castle, an extensive fortress that guards the entrance to Havana Bay. You’ll explore the 18th-century Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña, now a historical park. You’ll get to view Havana Cathedral and other brilliant neoclassical, baroque and Spanish colonial architecture. You can discover the majestic beauty of Revolution Square, the Avenida de los Presidentes and the Malecón waterfront.

Who’s Ready to Experience Cuba?

Imagine traveling to Cuba on a people-to-people escorted tour where you get to experience a country that has been off limits to Americans for some time. Not only do you get the opportunity to have conversations with locals and learn about their day-to-day life, but you have the chance to immerse yourself within the country’s culture through art, food, and music.

Sound good?

Connect with your Travel Planners agent today and ask about escorted tours to Cuba. You may consider making it a family vacation, so you and your kids can learn about the Cuban culture together. Have a great trip!

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