New Connections Journeys to Cuba to Begin in September 2013

Why go:

Although only 90 miles separate the United States from Cuba, for decades it has remained off-limits for most Americans. Travel provider, Abercrombie & Kent is bridging the gap with Cuba: People to People, a 10-day program filled with meaningful interactions and people-to-people connections which reveal the spirit of this fascinating, culturally-rich island.

What to expect:

Limited to just 24 guests in a program that enables Americans to discover Cuba through a combination of authentic personal encounters designed to transform their understanding of the people of this enigmatic country, Abercrombie & Kent USA has been granted a license by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control to offer people-to-people educational exchange programs to Cuba.

Rates and dates:

Abercrombie & Kent’s inaugural departure of Cuba: People to People is Sept 6-15, 2013, followed by additional departures throughout 2013 and into 2014. All departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests. Land arrangements for 10 days from $4,995 per person, double occupancy (when booked by August 15, 2013*), plus international charter air ($525) and visa ($75). 

Early booking discount:

Save $300 per person on 2013 departures when booked by August 15, 2013

To consider:

Cuba remains a developing country, and guests should adjust their expectations accordingly. Delays commonly occur, and flexibility and patience on the part of visitors is a must. Travelling to Cuba on a people-to-people license is quite unlike journeying to other destinations, involving full days spent getting to know the Cuban people and their culture through one-on-one cultural and social interactions; participation in all people-to-people activities is mandatory. While every effort will be made to operate the program as scheduled, all activities are subject to change without notice. In the event that an individual or location becomes unavailable, a comparable activity will be substituted.

For information and bookings, visit or call your travel professional. 

About Abercrombie & Kent

Born as a safari outfitter in 1962, Abercrombie & Kent’s travel services now extend around the globe to more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. The company built its award-winning reputation by being the first to bring unexpected comforts and amenities to remote destinations. Small group or tailor made private travel with A&K combines the convenience, service and security of a U.S.-based company with support 24/7 from a network of more than 50 local offices that ensure “by invitation only” access to inspiring experiences in a personalized, low profile and intelligent style.

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".