Custom trips are among the most important part of our work.
If you and your family, your work center, your educational institution or other networking groups want to plan a custom tour of Cuba, you must plan at least 5-6 months in advance because of the current shortage in accommodations. These trips are especially valuable if you want to delve deeply into one or another aspect of Cuban society, for example, the arts, politics, economics, the environment, agriculture, or something more narrowly defined within those broader categories. (Photo by Cynthia Carris Alonso)
In keeping with our commitment to provide U.S. citizens with information about Cuba, the Center works to help those planning travel to Cuba to accomplish their goals.
Organizing your group and working through CCS to travel at your own convenience with a tailor-made itinerary is a special experience. We’re uniquely qualified to help academics schedule a trip for students, to help museums explore the arts on trip for their members, assist churches and synagogues in creating unusual and inspiring religious journeys, and to help specialized non-profits travel to Cuba to compare the work done on the island nation with their own work in the U.S. Many organizations discover that a trip to Cuba can be an excellent fundraiser for non-profits.
For us, the ideal custom group is between 10 and 15 persons.The change in US-Cuba relations and the huge upswing in travel from the U.S., has made arrangements difficult for large groups.
To make an appointment, please phone us at 212-242-0559, or send a request to: [email protected]. Please include as much information as possible, i.e. profile of the group, approximate number of participants, approximate dates and suggested program objective, duration of the trip, desired cities to visit. Our executive director, Sandra Levinson, or a CCS representative, will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours. The consultation fee is a $250 tax-deductible contribution to the Center.
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