Expert's Corner

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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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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Educator Loyalty Point Program with Authentic Cuba Travel


Open to professors, teachers and educators from USA, Canada and all over the world. Travel to Cuba FREE sooner!


Educator Loyalty Point Program.

At Authentic Cuba Travel, we had a great 2015, and 2016 is looking very promising too. More and more educators have decided to explore Cuba with their students and have chosen Authentic Cuba Travel to provide them with custom-made study tours and short-term courses in Cuba.

Now Authentic Cuba Travel wants to say thank you to these loyal educators. We also want to show our gratitude to the new professors and teachers who are currently planning their first school trip to Cuba with us.

We are proud to announce a new and unprecedented program for educators called the Educator Loyalty Points (ELPs). The Program will allow educators who take their students to Cuba with us to earn educator loyalty points that can be redeemed and applied to any of our tours at any time of the year.

How does it work?

Let’s say you have earned 1800 ELPs and you want to join our popular Jazz Festival Cuba Tour. The cost of the tour this year is $1799 (economy package), so if you have accumulated 1699 ELPs you will be able to join the tour for FREE.

Earning points is simple

. Each time you take students to Cuba, you earn 100 ELPs for each student on the Cuba study tour. For example, if you take 20 students to Cuba, then you will receive 2000 ELPS. This means for this year, you could join almost any of our escorted Cuban tours for FREE- as most of our tours cost $2000 or less. *1

It is so quick and easy to earn ELPs, you may even earn enough ELPs to take a family member, friend or colleague to Cuba with you. *2

If you are a professor, teacher or educator, of any sort, and you are considering taking your students to Cuba, the ELP program is for you. REGISTER NOW and you will receive 200 bonus ELPs that you can apply toward the cost of any of our more than 24 tours. *3

Educators can redeem their points at any time for any of our guaranteed departures. No questions asked.

Why does Authentic Cuba Travel offer the ELP program?

After working with professors and teachers for some time, we come to realize all the efforts that educators put during the school year to teach their students. Some even go the extra mile and take their classroom to Cuba to show them an alternative reality and political system.

We have worked with many professors and teachers over the years, and we appreciate all the efforts they make on behalf of their students. Most educators do this out of the goodness of their hearts and in the spirit of enhancing their students’ horizons.

We at Authentic Cuba Travel want to assist these professors and teachers, many of whom know that their students will become better citizens of the world if they are exposed to alternative political and cultural systems such as the Cuban one.

But we also realize that during their time in Cuba with the students, educators work as hard as they do in the classroom (if not harder). In short, it is a full time job before, during and even after the trip.

At Authentic Cuba Travel, we believe that educators deserve the chance to go to Cuba to enjoy themselves on their own or with their own families. The ELP program is our way of giving something back to the educators for all the extra work they do.

The ELP program will give educators a real chance to enjoy an authentic “downtime” in Cuba while at the same time increasing their knowledge about Cuban culture and its people

At the end of the day, we hope more educators will be able to bring their students to Cuba, students who will be tomorrow’s leaders in favour of peace and understanding with Cuba.

*1 If there are two teachers taking a group, the points will be split equally. Let’s say 2 teachers take 20 students, each teacher will receive 1000 ELPs.

*2 ELPs are NOT transferable. That is, an educator cannot transfer his/ her points to another educator. The ELMPs cannot be combined with other promotions such as referral discounts and early bird discounts.

*3 Educators can only redeem ELPs after they have taken a school group with us.

Do not forget to check the FREE Cuba Explorer Tours for Educators. These tours provide educators a good opportunity to travel to Cuba before taking your students– especially for those who have not been to Cuba before.

Check Our Most Popular Cuba Study Trips


With customizable Cuba study tours, it is easy to offer North American Universities and Schools the educational experiences they expect out of Cuba travel. Not only is there a Cuba study trip to fit any group size, educational interest and budget, but each one also immerses Canadian and US Professors and students in the authentic Cuba and takes you deep into the heart and soul of the Cuban people.

Cuba Study Tours Include:



  • Nice, Safe, Clean 3 & 4 Star Hotels
  • Most Meals
  • Complimentary Professor(s) Participation
  • Official Asistur Cuban Health Insurance
  • Luxury Air-conditioned Coach Transportation
  • An Expert Cuban English Speaking Guide
  • Activities & Exchanges as Described
  • 24/7 Support Before, During and After
    your Cuba Study Tour
  • Resources for Educators



  • Free Exploration Tour
  • 100 Educator Loyalty Points per student!
  • Complimentary Custom Website
  • Complimentary Facebook Page
  • Fundraising Ideas
  • Parents Updates
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