Can Americans Still Travel to Cuba?
Yes, U.S. travelers can still go to Cuba legally! Cuba Unbound offers you the opportunity to travel legally to Cuba under the new OFAC Regulations which were published June 5, 2019. Our scheduled tours follow the General License category of "Support for the Cuban People" and our itineraries include activities that are intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba. Every day's program is designed to promote independence for the Cuban people and is complete with meaningful interactions with the Cuban people.
We operate these tours under an OFAC (the Office of Foreign Assets Control) general license, under section 31 CFR § 515.572(a)(1) to provide travel services to U.S. travelers to Cuba. Our tours meet all requirements listed by section 31 CFR § 515.574 for Support for the Cuban People.
We also organize tours in several of the other 11 categories of travel that are permitted, including: § 515.565 (educational activities), § 515.566 (religious activities) and, § 515.575 (humanitarian projects) and § 515.561 (family visits).
Our immersive Cuba tours provide a rich and authentic way to learn about the lives of ordinary Cubans, while also sharing with them our perspectives on the world. Our hope is that there is a mutual benefit to all involved as we learn from each other. Your participation supports, in a significant way, the Cuban entrepreneurs that provide us with private services along the way.
Traveling in Cuba with Cuba Unbound provides a hassle-free, fully legal way for Americans to visit Cuba. With over 40 years in the travel business, and operating in Cuba since 2015, our team has spent months combing the country for authentic experiences that get you behind the scenes to understand the rich culture and history. Many of our tours are custom Cuba tours arranged for families or small groups. Our extensive network of guides, drivers, restaurant owners, Bed & Breakfast hosts, artists, naturalists, and more is essential to the success of your travels in Cuba. Our tours are unique in that many include outdoor activities led by Cuban guides on foot, kayak and bike with options for scuba and fishing as well. We offer scheduled departures, private tours following our scheduled tour itineraries and, fully customized travel to Cuba including tours focused on culture and art. Groups can range from two to twenty, or even more for special events.
Support for Cuban People and What it Means to Cuba Unbound
Our support for the Cuban people outdoor adventure programs are founded on increasing dialogue and making meaningful connections in Cuba. We believe in an interconnected world, and our adventures are built around providing transformative, immersive experiences within diverse cultures.
The Support for the Cuban People travel category permits Americans to travel to Cuba with the intention of having meaningful connection with ordinary Cubans and support civil society in Cuba. Travelers must have a full-time schedule of activities that enhance contact with the Cuban people and result in meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba. Our expertly orchestrated tours provide this rich content every day.
Cuba Unbound tours include a schedule of interesting, educational, interactive and meaningful exchange activities, and as such these tours are not self-directed or self-guided. Trips are fully scheduled, and activities are immersive and incredibly insightful for the Cuban visitor. Travel to Cuba provides a unique exposure to a dynamic and diverse culture. We invite you to expand your global perspectives while you make new friends and global connections.