CUBA TRAVEL SURGE: Now is the time to visit Cuba!
Hola–we are Carlos, Mercy, and Jim. We are passionate about Cuba and its people. We met in Havana in 2003. Carlos and Mercy were professionals who also worked in the Cuban Travel Sector. They visited every part of Cuba while working as travel agents, tour managers, and multi-lingual travel guides.
We got together on later trips, and became good friends. Carlos and Mercy showed me parts of Cuba (and helped me attend activities) that were not available to most visitors. They helped me establish my own tours, so I began taking my own groups in 2012. Carlos and Mercy eventually relocated to the U.S., but last year they visited Havana to see their families and observe the remarkable changes happening in modern Cuba. This past November, Carlos and I served as co-guides for a group of American health care professionals.
The three of us now have our own travel business—Cuba Travel Surge. Our focus is to take Americans (and others) to Cuba on unique, reasonably-priced expeditions where they will see this beautiful country, meet with locals on a people-to-people basis, and help them understand the complicated situation involving Cuba and the U.S. Our perspective is middle-of-the-road. We work closely with Cuban agencies and pay particular attention to the confusing and ever-changing regulations regarding Americans visiting Cuba.
Our programs for the remainder of 2017:
*Catholic Cultural Tours–8 Days/7 Nights; Saturday-to-Saturday, beginning July 8, 2017; $2950 double-occupancy. (The participants are members of individual parishes. Additional travelers may be added at the discretion of each group’s leader.)
*Cuba’s Health Care System–10 Days/9 Nights: March 31-April 9 (FULL); May 12-21; November 10-19; December 8-17, 2017; $2650 double-occupancy.
We have also developed custom tours based on the schedules and interests of various groups. With our custom trips, we work with American group leaders to determine the dates and itineraries. Sometimes we’ll modify an existing tour; other times we’ll start from scratch and make itinerary recommendations based on the interests of each group. Some of the other focus topics include Vintage American Automobiles, Colonial Architecture, Art, Military History, Music & Dance, Bicycle Trips, SCUBA, and various others. We now offer custom FAMILY Expeditions, where extended families and friends can bring their children with them to Cuba. (Canadians, Europeans, and citizens of other countries have really enjoyed bringing their families to Cuba for decades!)
Although you can visit Cuba legally as an individual, we believe you should consider making your first-time visit as part of a group. There is just too much to see and do, especially if your time is limited. Traveling in a small group will provide enough structure to efficiently see the highlights, while providing enough free time to pursue individual interests.
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Thank you for your interest in visiting Cuba.
Sincerely—Mercy Moreno, Carlos Santiago, and Jim Lewis
MERCY: MecheMesa1028@gmail.com CARLOS: CarlosCubaTravel@gmail.com JIM: JamesLewisRN@hotmail.com
Office (U.S.) : 530 477-6322
CubaTravelSurge.com—Member of ASTA–American Society of Travel Agents #900238079