In Touch Travel Services has been licensed by The U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) authorizing us to organize and operate People to People programs to Cuba.

All programs under this license include a full-time schedule of activities designed to promote meaningful interactions between Americans and Cubans. Support to the Cuban People travel is not tourist-oriented or self-directed but is a great experience to get in touch with real people, living how they live, supporting their businesses, visiting a wide scope of organizations and community projects that provide a better understanding of the Cuban people. 

DOCUMENTATION REQUERIMENTS: U.S. passport holders must have a visa to enter Cuba. Passengers can get the visas directly with the airline. We will provide each traveler with a written statement that cites the number of our license, confirming that the named traveler will be engaged in authorized activities under our license and notifying of the traveler´s record keeping responsibilities. 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Depending on the license, travelers may stay at Private Homes (Casas Particulares) that is the best way to support this kind of business. When lodging at hotels, we have selected first class hotels based on their location. When traveling to the countryside, we strongly recommend to stay at private homes because that is the best way to support the Cuban people in need.

GENERAL INFO - SAFETY - WEATHER: Cuba is a very safe country.  We will be traveling in group and there are little reasons to worry about personal safety in the streets, hotels or other places we might visit. Like many other countries, pickpockets  and purse snatching exist that we should be aware of.  The weather in Cuba is humid and tropical. The warmest month of the year is July where the temperature is about 85° F. The coldest month of the year is January where the temperature during the day averages about 70° F. You may drink and smoke a lot in Cuba, but keep in mind that most goods of Cuban origin (e.g. cigars, rum, some artworks) may be confiscated at U.S. ports of entry. Items purchased “duty free” at Cuban Airports are not exempt from seizure by U.S. customs. However, after January 2015, Americans are allow to bring up to $400 value in goods from Cuba, including $100 in cigars and rum. Informational materials such as books, films, posters, photographs, tapes and CDs are exempt from regulation under the embargo and may be transported freely. You will find a lot of nice oil paintings from renowned painters at affordable prices. You may bring them to U.S.

CUSTOMIZED TRIPS:  If you have an special interest in visiting Cuba or you want to organize a customized tour, we are here to help. With our expertise and our contacts in Cuba we can arrange any detail for the trip of a lifetime. We can organize tours for Universities, Alumni Associations, Art Groups, Families, Travel Associations, Media Groups and Photographers... 

COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS: All itineraries provide a full time schedule of educational activities that will result in meaningful interactions between you and individuals in Cuba. U.S. law requires that all persons who participate in this program adhere to this full time schedule, and imposes on In Touch Travel Services LLC the obligation to ensure such adherence.  Infrastructure in Cuba, especially in hotels, may not be sufficient to satisfy demand in certain periods. All the visits are subject to availability. When not possible to visit, appropriate alternate visits will be included. Please be flexible and understand that we will always do whatever we can to assure the best possible experience for all our Cuba travelers.