Travel to Cuba from the US

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Map of Cuba and the Caribbean

Given the recent tightening of travel to Cuba from the US (announced on 4 June 2019), we would like to reassure you that you can still travel legally from the US to Cuba, or from a third country via a US airport to Cuba.   You can still have your dream trip in Cuba!  Our  tailormade Cuba itineraries comply with the ‘Support for the Cuban People’ category as follows:

  • we include a full schedule of activities engaging with Cuban people and communities
  • we include accommodation in licensed private Cuban homestays (casas particulares)
  • we can include meals at licensed private Cuban restaurants (paladares) if not at your homestay accommodation
  • we schedule free time as befits a full time itinerary i.e. enough down-time to allow you to rest and relax on a daily basis

You will have to organise your visa with an authorised US travel company to allow you to enter Cuba, but that is a relatively simple process. At the time of writing, the visa costs US$85 and can be booked online.

If you are an American citizen planning on travelling to Cuba, or are travelling from any other country via a US airport to Cuba, get in touch with us to discuss your plans and let us organise an incredible (and legal) trip of a lifetime.

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Kath Bateman founded Caledonia in 1996 and still has a very active role in the company. As a linguist and avid traveller, Caledonia brings together many strands of Kath’s personal and professional interests. She is a Modern Languages and Tourism graduate and has worked as a tour leader and trilingual guide, ski rep and salsa teacher, cultural events organiser, salsa club promoter and English language teacher. She lived and studied in France and Austria and has travelled widely elsewhere in Europe, Latin America and particularly in Cuba. Kath is still very much involved in the business and is as motivated by what Caledonia does as when she first set up the company in the spare room at home all those years ago.