Visit Unforgettable Cuba

Discover Cuba: Its People and Culture <p>On this top-rated and popular tour, 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

7 days | Multiple departures between 2017 & 2018

Cuba by Land and Sea <p>Gain an expansive view of Cuba's geography and culture our cruise exploration from Santiago de Cuba in the east to Havana and Pinar del Rio in the west</p>

Cuba by Land and Sea

11 days | Feb 11 - 21, 2018


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With Cuba in the midst of change, this enigmatic nation with a lively and distinct culture is a compelling place to visit now. Smithsonian Journeys offers an expertise in visiting this island nation with our popular and highly rated 7-day Discover Cuba program and our new Cuba by Land and Sea cruise. When you travel to Cuba with Smithsonian Journeys, you will learn about Cuba's fascinating culture as you meet with local artists, musicians, students, teachers, and environmentalists, who are all eager to exchange views with you on Cuban contemporary life.

Travel logistics can be challenging in Cuba. Smithsonian Journeys is adept at dealing with the unexpected and delivering a memorable visit. And, our knowledgeable Smithsonian Journeys experts, experienced travel directors, and top local guides are all intimately familiar with the country, ensuring a true People-to-People experience.

Explore Cuba

Explore Cuba


Discover Cuba: Its People and Culture

7 days | Starting at: $6,590
Multiple departures between 2017 & 2018


Cuba by Land and Sea

11 days | Starting at: $7,295
Feb 11 - 21, 2018

"[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.