Travel to Cuba with Global Exchange Reality Tours!

Aug 5, 2016 by

Travel to Cuba with Global Exchange Reality Tours!

Global Exchange has worked for more than two-decades to end the embargo and travel ban. This month we celebrated one year of having restored diplomatic relations with Cuba, but there is still more work to be done. One of the core ways we’ve built solidarity in this movement is by building people-to-people ties through our Cuba Reality Tours program. 

Join Global Exchange to explore history, culture and beauty as we offer unparalleled access to the people and institutions that make the island tick, from political leaders and scientists to musicians and dancers. Whether you’ve never been or this is a return trip, now is the time to explore what this intriguing island has to offer. 

Sign up for one of Global Exchange Cuba Reality Tours today.


Education and the Cuban Revolution 
November 19 – 26, 2016 

Education was a central pillar of the Cuban revolution, and today Cuba is globally recognized for its nearly 100% literacy rate and the strength of its education system. You will learn about Cuba’s celebrated free public education system, how Cuba approaches environmental education, health education, arts education and technical trade training. Graduate or professional development credits are available to teachers on this or any Reality Tour.


New Year’s Trip
December 27, 2016 – January 7, 2017

Join us as we celebrate New Year’s in Cuba and the 58th Anniversary of the Triumph of the Revolution! This People-to-People delegation will examine Cuba at a Crossroads: arts, culture, community, sustainability and history. We will begin in Havana where we will ring in the New Year! On New Year’s day, we will make our way to Santa Clara by way of Playa Larga, then on to the enchanting walled city of Camaguey, to the beautiful mountains of the Sierra Maestra, and finally the southern city of Santiago de Cuba.


Cycling and Community Development in Cuba
January 15 – 28, 2017

Join us for an incredible two-week journey that combines cycling, opportunities to hike/trail walk, and participation in community-based development projects with unique people-to-people exchanges! Beginning in Havana, you will have a chance to experience Cuba’s captivating music, vintage cars, magnificent architecture, while learning about its revolutionary history. Optional biking and hiking will be low-impact and over moderate terrain. We’ll also visit the the westernmost province of Pinar Del Rio, the provinces of Matanzas and Cienfuegos, and enjoy a night’s stay in Trinidad, Cuba’s best-preserved Colonial city.


Cuba Language and Culture: A two-week Spanish Immersion Experience
March 5 – 18, 2017

On Reality Tour’s language and Culture Program in Cuba, you will have the opportunity to improve your Spanish while exploring Cuba at a crossroads. This program combines daily classroom language instruction in the morning with afternoon cultural activities, overnight excursions and meetings with various community leaders, artists and teachers.


Cuba: Environment and Sustainability
April 1 – 8, 2017

During this Reality Tour you will have the chance to learn about Cuba’s approach to sustainable farming and the ways the country has addressed conservation, the protection of endangered species, and most importantly environmental education. Become versed in Cuba’s environmental practices as we approach the global climate crises and learn how to bring this new knowledge home to your community. 


May Day in Havana: Arts, Culture and Revolution
April 28-May 7, 2017

May Day in Cuba is a wonderful celebration dedicated to honoring workers and all of their accomplishments. On this People-to-People trip, you will learn about the vibrant arts and culture of Cuba, while taking a special day to celebrate workers during the annual May Day Celebrations. Global Exchange has been taking social, political and cultural groups to Cuba since 1989, so take advantage of our experience and knowhow and participate in this exciting Cuban celebration. 


Music and Jazz in Cuba
June 3 – 11, 2016

Join us as we enjoy the sites and sounds of Cuba’s vibrant musical culture, while also learning from cultural experts and community leaders. You will have a chance to see urban and rural life, meet with musicians and dancers and learn about Cuban music from a distinguished Cuban musicologist. Learn about the history and development of Havana and travel to Pinar del Rio province, Cienfuegos and Trinidad and Santi Spritus province.


For 25 years Global Exchange has organized legal and licensed Reality Tours to Cuba, building people-to-people ties with the Cuban people. Sign up now (and, remember, Global Exchange members receive a 10% discount). What better way to witness this key moment in history than to travel to the Island with us on a Reality Tour!

In solidarity,

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