Go With Longtime Cuba Experts
Intoxicatingly colorful, deeply intriguing, and entering a new era, Cuba is a place like no other. Crumbling colonial masterpieces line streets that rumble with ‘59 Chevys and pulse with music and hopeful determination. With liberalizations unfolding within the country and relations warming with the United States (see our FAQ), it’s an especially exciting time to be there. Through our well-established program—GeoEx has been navigating the regulations of Cuba travel since 2000—we bring you the best of this compelling island nation, introducing you to its beauty, its complexity, and its welcoming people.
"Cuba is an incredibly complicated and nuanced place to do business," explains GeoEx’s Cuba pro Jennine Cohen. "The success of our trips leans heavily on our long-term relationships and our years of experience." GeoEx has been taking Americans to Cuba for the better part of a decade, starting in 2000. In recent years, through our people-to-people program, we've orchestrated direct exchanges with interesting local folks, from architects and artists to professors and politicians. "And we've got the most experienced and informed Cuba trip leaders to help our guests get the most out of their explorations," Jennine adds.
Cuba Educational Travel
Our crackerjack Cuba team and impeccable in-country colleagues have sleuthed out the best speakers and most insightful meetings, enabling an open exchange of ideas. To gain insight into Cuba's past, present, and future, we dialogue with musicians, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and diplomats, who cheerfully welcome us, intent on sharing thoughts and feelings about their country and experiences. Our great variety of activities—more than other companies offer and unusual private options are designed to provide you with the most meaningful journey.
“Each guide, scholar, diplomat, reporter, performing artist, farmer, and agronomist was knowledgeable, able to impart information and answer questions, and give us both a feel for and knowledge about Cuba. I think I deserve a PhD. I haven't stopped talking about the trip, and all I learned and saw and experienced.” –Judith S.
Smaller Groups Make For Better Trips through Cuba
We keep our Cuba Scheduled Group Trips (6–14 people—or as few as 2 on our private journeys), so we can enjoy increased access and mobility, and so that each of our travelers gets to be an active participant in our discussions. It’s unlikely that a group of 25 would be invited into a small workshop for a chat with artists or to an intimate gathering in a private home.
“I don't believe GeoEx could have changed anything. The guides were superb. Our group was most enjoyable, a delightful mix that would be hard to repeat. I can't get over how mobile it felt to be 9 or 10 people—that the size of the group allowed for a flexibility not possible in larger groups. That point will stay with me as I consider travel in the future.” –Nancy B.