Travel to Cuba FAQ

Letty’s Cuba preset and customized tours are carefully organized to include approved activities.  This will maximize your experience to make it unforgettable.

  • Family visits
  • Official business of the US Government
  • Journalistic activities
  • Professional research and meetings
  • Religious activities
  • Public performances
  • Athletic/Non-athletic Competitions & Exhibitions
  • Support for the Cuban people
  • Humanitarian projects
  • Activities of private foundations/research/educational institutes
  • Exportation/Importation/Transmission of information material


You may also want to check this U.S. Department of the Treasury – Office of Foreign Assets Control – Frequently Asked Questions Related to Cuba document.

 “Educational People to People” is the only currently banned category.  In fact, the remainder eleven categories allow you to travel to Cuba legally.

  • Lodge at a private Bed and Breakfast (B&B).
  • Use private transportation.
  • Eat at private restaurants.
  • Visit with Cuban families and learn about their lives.
  • Engage with locals (car readers, artists, musicians, book sellers, etc.)
  • Use a private Cuban guide 
  • Take private dance lessons
  • Visit a church and learn how charities work
  • Visit a local farm
  • Buy souvenirs at privately owned shops


Engage in these type of activities full time (minimum of 6 hrs a day). Most importantly, keep receipts and itineraries for 5 years.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this itinerary is based on industry practices and standard interpretations of OFAC rules and does not constitute legal advice. For more information call OFAC at 202-622-2480.

A guideline to tip in Cuba is between 12-15 percent.

No, you must exchange your dollars to Cuban CUC. Exchange your money at the airport, hotels or exchange houses. Moreover, the current exchange rate is 87%. For example, you will get 0.87 cents for each $1. As a result of this high rate, it will be best to prepay services in the United States.

It is strongly recommended to only drink bottled water.

Usually, hotels have access to the internet. Also, you can connect at local parks and alongside the Havana’s Malecon. An internet card is needed in most cases.

Airfares to Cuba includes primary medical care in the event of an emergency.

Additional travel Insurance is available from Alpha Travel Assist.

Various airports offer non-stops (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Charlotte, Atlanta, New Jersey). Connecting flights are available from all other airports in the USA.