People to People and Research Travel to Cuba

To inquire about organizing a trip please fill out the application on our application page.  All tours are partially tax deductible and help support Green Cities’ “Planting Seeds” and Palma Soriano river restoration projects in Cuba. Specialized ecological tours are also available through our Eco Cuba Network.

On June 16th, 2017 President Trump overturned many of President Obama’s Executive Orders with respect to Cuba. This was in spite of what was considered by most to be a welcomed change in a 50 year failed U.S. policy of intimidation and that most Cuban-Americans and all Americans favored President Obama’s policy of rapprochement.    This reversal by President Trump appears to be a political pay off to conservative Cuban-American congresspeople, who have had a long-running feud with the Castro family,  for voting for Trump Care. 
 
Nevertheless, we persevere and will comply, as we did before President Obama, to make certain all trips to Cuba are licensed and legal. “People to people” educational travel to Cuba will still be permitted under the new regulations, but require that travel only be under the auspices of a licensed organization.  Individual trips are no longer permitted. Green Cities Fund held such a license until President Obama made it no longer necessary. Here are the latest Treasury Department comments on Trump Cuba policy:
With decades of experience in organizing travel to Cuba, our staff specializes in custom tours for up to six people.  Complete the application, indicating any special interests, and we will contact you to discuss a personalized professional research or people to people visit. Once you have decided to proceed with a Green Cities customized visit, we ask an initial deposit of $250 per person, which enables us to proceed with reservations and more specific planning. Prices quoted do not include the cost of travel to Cuba, but we can refer you to experienced travel agents who will help you find the best among a growing number of alternatives.

We also cater to specialized individual and group tours for research purposes under a “General License” where participants will engage in full time non-profit research in their area of expertise.

Green Cities personal guide, Sandra Vazquez, escorting Francis Ford Coppola and family

Green Cities personal guide, Sandra Vazquez, escorting Francis Ford Coppola and family

From a pleased private tour guest on her first trip to Cuba:  *

“We had such a FABULOUS trip to Cuba.  Thank you so very much for your guidance and for introducing me to Sandra, my new best friend.  She made our trip so easy and smooth…. full service all the way.  It was a fascinating experience, can’t wait to go again and also to send my friends.”
With gratitude,
Melissa

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Sandra Vazquez, tour planner extraordinaire

Sandra Vazquez, tour planner extraordinaire

* We will provide a complete custom itinerary and budget in advance for your approval, based upon your particular needs.  Prices are often far less than large group tours.
Please note that Cuban law requires purchase of medical insurance while in the country (a few dollars a day) and that we cannot provide guarantees
as to room and travel cancellations, so it’s best to buy travel insurance, and to travel with flexibility, and a sense of humor and openness to new and unexpected
experiences.  While we do our best, if your car breaks down, don’t fume, make new friends.  Travelers assume full liability.

To inquire about organizing a trip please fill out the application on our application page