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Hello! My name is Jacqui Birchall. I am a retired Surrey (BC) high school teacher. My students and I travelled to Cuba with this wonderful people. It was an amazing experience for my students, students who cried as we left Cuba. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about how to organize your trip and any other questions you may have about Cuba. I have been lucky enough to have spent time teaching in Cuba and I have travelled extensively throughout the island. I invite you to take your classroom to Cuba with us!
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General Travel License

U.S. Cuba Legal Travel University & College faculty, staff & students, K-12 teachers are eligible to travel to Cuba under the General License, a process that can be completed by individuals & educational institutions without submitting the application to OFAC.

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Cuba Education Tours, The Authentic Cuba Travel Way

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Hello Cuba! Coming Up Cuba Education Tours 2016

  • Cuba Real Tour 4
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Apr 23 to Apr 30, 2016
    $1,999 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Real Tour 5
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    May 21 to May 28, 2016
    $1,999 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Education Tour 5
    Tours Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
    Jun 18 to Jun 25, 2016
    $1,649 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Art Tour
    Tours Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
    Jun 18 to Jun 25, 2016
    $1,999 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Real Tour 6
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Jun 18 to Jun 25, 2016
    $1,999 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Photography Tour
    Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Vinales
    Jun 18 to Jun 25, 2016
    $2,429 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Education Tour 7
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Jul 17 to Jul 24, 2016
    $1,499 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Real Tour 7
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Jul 16 to Jul 23, 2016
    $1,999 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Education Tour 8
    Tours Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad
    Aug 6 to Aug 13, 2016
    $1,649 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Real Tour 5
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Aug 13 to Aug 20, 2016
    $1,999 (tax incl.)
  • Lawyers & Judges Travel
    Tours Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad
    Aug 13 to Aug 20, 2016
    $2,229 (tax incl.)
  • Jewish Cuba Tour
    Havana, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, Trinidad..
    Aug 12 to Aug 19, 2016
    $2,429 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Real Tour 10
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Oct 8 to Oct 15, 2016
    $1,999 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Engage 10
    Havana, Bay of Pigs, Trinidad, Vinales
    Oct 8 to Oct 15, 2016
    $1,999 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Real Tour 11
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Nov 19 to Nov 26, 2016
    $2,229 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Engage 11
    Havana, Bay of Pigs, Trinidad, Vinales
    Nov 19 to Nov 26, 2016
    $2,229 (tax incl.)
  • Havana Film Festival
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Dec 10 to Dec 17, 2016
    $2,799 (tax incl.)
  • Havana Jazz Festival
    Havana, Vinales, Trinidad..
    Dec 11 to Dec 19, 2016
    $2,299 (tax incl.)
  • Cuba Real Tour 12
    Tours Havana, Vinales, Las Terrazas
    Dec 29 to Jan 5 2017
    $2,399 (tax incl.)
  • Jewish Cuba Travel
    Havana, Santa Clara, Cienfuegos, Trinidad..
    Dec 29 to Jan 5 2017
    $2,999 (tax incl.)

Cuba Educational Travel, Your Entryway to Authentic Cuba

Authentic Cuba Study Tours for North American Professionals and Educators
by the hand of our team of USA Cuba Travel Experts

Authentic Cuba Travel offers a new kind of education tours to Cuba for those travellers who want to explore the authentic Cuba beyond all-inclusive beach resorts. With more than 50 fully escorted Cuba educational and cultural tour departures scheduled in 2016, we attempt to satisfy the increasing demand for thematic tours by the North American Cuba travelers. Cuba educational travel is without doubt your entryway to Cuba.

As part of our Hello Cuba campaign, we also offer Cuba school tours and Cuba study trips that are fully customizable to meet the budgets and academic objectives of Canadian and US Universities, Colleges and Secondary Schools. Our Cuba educational tours for North American professors and teachers who have never been to Cuba before represent an unparalleled approach in the educational travel industry that allows Canadian and American educators (from Canada and USA only at this point) to travel to Cuba even before taking their students to fine tune the Cuba travel experience for their classroom.

Now a myriad of US professionals have a chance to visit Cuba legally as part of Cuba educational tours under the provisions of General or People-to-People Specific Licenses. Authentic Cuba Travel has the largest variety of Cuba educational tours to choose from, including business tours, healthcare tours, photography tours, performing arts tours, and even tours for lawyers and architects. If you are interested in conducting research on your particular profession or area of study, chances are you will find a Cuba travel opportunity with us. Welcome aboard!

What Past Teachers Say About Cuba Educational Tours Click Here

  • "The trip went absolutely wonderful. Tatiana, our tour guide, was superb and dealt with the different situations in the most professional and kind way. None of the students were in sociology, politics, economics etc. so many concepts might have been irrelevant or over their head to them or over emphasized, but this is the reason I wanted to take them to Cuba. I wanted for them to learn not only about politics, culture and society, but also what brings us together and this is the human interaction. In that perspective it was great and Tatiana was great, the many people we met were great, and the driver was outstanding."
    Jessica D. Cassleman, Washington State University, USA
  • "The trip was the most amazing experience ever!!! Mildred, our Cuban guide is FANTASTIC!!!! Wow!!! I can not say enough about the time we had!! The kids, the moms - everyone, had such a great time. We were treated like gold everywhere we went and everything ran very smoothly. I know I'm gushing, but I truely can not say enough about the experience! I would recommend it to anyone who would like to see Cuba the way we did! Thank you so much again for making this a trip of a lifetime for the DancEast dancers!"
    Shelley Chiasson-Collins, Danceast Ballet School of Canada
  • "Our tour guide (Alexis) was one of the best tour guides I have ever had. I have a PhD in Latin American literature and I had read extensively about Cuban history before the Cuba educational tour, and yet I learned so much from Alexis on this Cuba study trip. He was incredibly knowledgeable about so many aspects of Cuban life: politics, history, art, music, sports, relationships- Alexis was also entertaining, comical; he had us all on the edge of our seats when he spoke."
    Daniel Gilden, PhD Department of World Languages, Kent Denver School
  • "The caliber of the artists, and the art, that our students were exposed to was nothing short of awe inspiring! Suffice to say, some presentations had students rivetted for 2 hours straight, which is near of unheard of for a teenage audience. Highly reccomended!"
    Sean Clancy, Seycove Secondary Community School, Canada
  • "Authentic Cuba Tours created an absolutely unique, educational, and fun experience for 19 of our students. Yane and the staff were extremely responsive to our needs at all stages of planning the trip. The activities and accommodations were well-tailored to our interests and budget. The agency was quite knowledgeable about U.S. legal issues, and even helped with some of the required paperwork. I would unconditionally recommend them for a group of any size, and found them very well equipped to respond quickly to any issues both before and during the trip. " Patrick G. Blaine, Ph.D., Morningside College, USA
  • "Cuba offers amazing people, a lively culture, breathtaking architecture, and a beautiful environment for the visual arts and photography. Our tour and fantastic Cuban guide Raul gave the students the time of their lives, and created memories they will cherish forever."
    Daylen Luchsinger, Argyle Secondary School, Canada
  • "THE HIGHLIGHT for our students was meeting with Cuban students. We spent time with first-year student teachers of English in the teacher training college in Santa Clara. This visit was a huge hit for the Cubans and the Canadians. Within minutes the conversations were buzzing. My students enjoyed meeting with young Cubans who spoke English and the Cubans always love to practise their English. How much did they have in common? A lot as it turned out, particularly in music and political opinions. My students did not want to leave."
    Jacqueline Birchall, Fraser Heights Secondary School, Canada
  • "We are all back at school and work this week, but still dreaming of our amazing time in Cuba. The girls are all saying how much they loved the trip and what an amazing experience it was. They are planning to do a group presentation to the school at an upcoming assembly, to share their experiences with the rest of the school. Thank you so much for all your efforts and support prior to, and during our trip."
    Christina Cuk, Crofton House School, Canada
  • "We had a fabulous trip thanks to Mildred- she is fabulous and we all learned so much about the culture and history while having fun. We had an amazing time. I will write a reference letter as well as an account of our trip. I have asked parents for permission to send a few pictures to you. We are going to have a group gathering/meal to share pictures and stories in a few weeks. I will be in touch. Thanks again for all your preplanning. It paid off."
    Laurie Morphet, Alberni District Secondary School, Canada
  • "We're baaaack. And what a wonderful trip we had!! It was a terrific itinerary - lots of wonderful visits!! And MILDRED!! What an angel she is......a wonderful tour guide and wonderful human being. We love her too now...... more Cuban friends! We will get ourselves organized with all the photos etc, and share them with you.......perhaps post some on the website?? Thanks very much....and we look forward to sharing our stories (all good!!)"
    Sooz Klinkhamer, Kwantlen University College, Canada
  • "The students have all expressed how great the trip was and what an impact it has had on them. Thank you for organizing the trip, it was everything that it was promised and more!"
    Kendall Brownlee, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, Canada

US Cuba Education Travel

Thanks to a very rare political opening in US Cuba Travel policies, Authentic Cuba Travel is very proud to offer legal Cuba travel for educators and students from the United States. This policy allows for Cuba study tours for educational groups, classes, students, and education professionals, including faculty members.

Cuba educational tours from Authentic Cuba Travel offer a unique opportunity for students and educators to discover not only Cuba's educational system, but Cuba's architecture, music, people, and diverse landscape.

World renowned Cuban scholars as well as university graduated professional guides will be your escorts, which is part of what makes our Cuba education tours such a popular choice.

With the future of relations between Cuba and the United States so uncertain, waiting could mean missing out on the educational opportunity of a lifetime for you and your students.

Cuba Education Tour 1 (March 2016)

Cuba Education Tour 2 (March 2016)

Cuba Education Tour 3 (March 2016)

Cuba Education Tour 4 (April 2016)

Cuba Education Tour 5 (June 2016)

Cuba Education Tour 6 (July 2016)

Cuba Education Tour 7 (July 2016)

Cuba Education Tour 8 (August 2016)

Cuba Education Tour 9 (December 2016)

Cuba Education Tour 10 (December 2016)

Cuba Education Tour 11 (December 2016)

USA Cuba Travel NEWS

On Tuesday 13, 2012 the United Nations General Assembly put forward a resolution calling for the lifting of the US Embargo on Cuba for the twenty first consecutive year. 188 out of the 193 nations that have representation in the international body supported the resolution to lift the US Embargo, in place for almost 5 decades now.
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