Your Cuba Trip Begins Here
You’re wise to put a trip to Cuba at the top of your See It Now list. The agreement that opened the country to direct flights via U.S. commercial airlines has presented plenty of opportunities for authentic cultural exchange, and now is the time to book an expertly guided small-group tour or even private trip. Yes, small-group and private trips are not only possible but recommended. On such trips you can:
* Delve into real life in Havana through intimate interactions with musicians, artists, and young entrepreneurs who discuss life and private business in communist Cuba.
* Dine in private restaurants called paladares, where both established and up-and-coming chefs creatively fuse farm-to-table Cuban cooking with local and international cuisines.
* Enjoy vibrant dance performances that mix a multitude of styles and rhythms, drawing on Spanish and Afro-Cuban influences.
* Be briefed by a renowned architect and city planner before a walking tour of Old Havana to learn the stories behind the beautiful crumbling facades.
* Discover a world-class contemporary-art scene.
* Explore museums, galleries, and cigar factories.
The easing of travel restrictions has a downside, however: Cuba’s current infrastructure, already bursting at the seams, cannot support the additional 1 to 1.5 million American visitors per year that are forecasted. Overbooking by guides, restaurants, and other services is already commonplace, and a lack of reliable phone and Internet service makes coping with such problems a real challenge. Factor in flight delays, mechanical issues with cars and buses, and hotels overbooking and kicking people out onto the streets, and you can see why visiting Cuba can be difficult, especially for the independent traveler. What’s more, if you want to avoid an inauthentic, touristy experience of the country, Cuba is more expensive than most people realize. You need a Cuba travel specialist who can navigate you away from the pitfalls and give you a truly memorable experience.
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