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, many Bed and Breakfast have access.  Otherwise, you can connect at local parks and alongside the Havana’s Malecon. An internet card might be needed.

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

Additional travel Insurance is available from Alpha Travel Assist.

Absolutely! The crime rate is less than
1% and people are very friendly.

Yes, Cuba requires a Visa (tourist card) to enter the country. You can apply for it on our website under Cuba Visa

American Airlines, Jetblue, Southwest.

For adults and children over 12, vaccination is required. In addition, a negative PCR within 72 hours is required.

A negative antigen result from the day prior to departure from Cuba.

Yes, we will hold your booking for 1 week, then a 10 % deposit is needed to reserve services in Cuba.

Yes, airfares are due in full. Airlines set the policies about refundable or credited airfares.

Balance is due 30 days prior to departure day. Refunds will not be issued after balance is paid. However, we will consider refunding part of the payment under extraneous circumstances.

Yes, at the package page, go to Booking, choose a date, fill out the booking info. Once you hit Book Now, it will take you to the Traveler’s Info page and Cart. If not ready to make a deposit yet, just choose, Book Without Payment.