Visit Unforgettable Cuba

Discover Cuba: Its People and Culture <p>Feel the entrancing rhythms of Old Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad on our unique people-to-people cultural exchange, where you'll learn about the history, culture, and contemporary issues of this fascinating island nation.</p>

Discover Cuba: Its People and Culture

9 days | Multiple departures between 2016 & 2017

Havana <p>The energetic changes taking place in Cuba today are palpable and alluring. Now is the time to make this short journey and delve into Cuba’s history and culture in Havana.</p>


5 days | Multiple departures in 2017


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Travel to Cuba and take part in an immersive People-to-People experience. Smithsonian Journeys now offers two unique itineraries to visit this enigmatic island nation. On both itineraries, you will learn about Cuba’s fascinating culture by meeting with local artists, musicians, students, teachers, and environmentalists who are eager to exchange views with you on Cuban contemporary life. The dramatic changes occurring in Cuba make it a compelling place to visit now!

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Discover Cuba: Its People and Culture

9 days | Starting at: $6,295
Multiple departures between 2016 & 2017



5 days | Starting at: $3,495
Multiple departures in 2017

"[This program] was an intensely educational program that opened my eyes to this country, its people and its culture that for so long have been off limits to me.” – Jerry, M.


1. How does Smithsonian Journeys offer travel to Cuba?

Smithsonian Journeys was one of the first tour providers to receive a license to operate People-to-People programs from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of the Treasury. We have operated successful tours in Cuba for since 2012, and our travelers benefit from experience, excellent guides, and contacts in the region.

2. What is People-to-People travel? 

The People-to-People educational exchange initiative allows Americans to travel to Cuba with a full-time schedule of meaningful interaction for cultural exchange. With ample time to have direct and purposeful communication with Cuban citizens, the program includes full, but very worthwhile days. Our small groups allow for this rewarding exchange.