CUBA TRAVEL SURGE: Now is the time to visit Cuba!
2016 GUIDED EXPEDITIONS: June 11-20; November 12-21
Also, we can design Custom Expeditions for you and your friends or family: departing Saturdays and returning the following Saturday. Depart from/return to Los Angeles or Miami.
My name is Jim Lewis. I am passionate about Cuba and its people. I’ve been traveling to Cuba legally since 1999. (I also went in 2010 illegally and got caught. That made me even more determined to go back!) My background includes working as a nurse, as well as having experience in the Travel Industry. You can travel with an expensive, top-of-the-line tour, or with a budget company. You can visit on a highly-structured “purposeful visit” which conforms to regulations and guidelines listed by the U.S. Department of Treasury. You can visit independently as part of a small group, as a couple, or even as an individual, and still conform to these guidelines. However, I encourage you go with a group on your first visit, because it is easy to miss many of the most interesting sights. I suggest traveling with a small group where you can economically and efficiently see the highlights, yet have free time to explore your special interests. With General Licenses, you can even stay over on your own up to a total of 30 days.
On April 25 I completed my 14th trip as a facilitator in the past 5 years. One traveler said it was the “Perfect Tour for Non-Tour People.” The cost was about 50% the price of other Cuba adventures with comparable itineraries and hotels. I can offer this, because guests travel as individuals on General Licenses. I coordinate and facilitate our itinerary, and make arrangements for our groups. I have requested the same expert guide on my last six expeditions. She is fluent in English, and tells her honest opinion on various issues. We stay in the same hotels and eat in the same restaurants as the most expensive commercial tours. We use the same modern buses driven by the same professional drivers. As a small independent group, we have access to sights and experiences not available to most other travelers. Our licenses also allow more free time. (The number one complaint of Cuba travelers visiting with other groups is that itineraries are too structured and inflexible, with not enough free time allowed.)
My next expedition is from June 11-20. I am also adding a trip from November 12-21, departing 4 days after the U.S. Presidential election. That should be a fascinating time in Cuba, because Cubans closely follow events in the United States.
If you would like to take your own group, I’d also be happy to assist. You could lead a group of friends, club members, or an extended family. You would select your travel companions, then just let me know when you want to visit Cuba. Once there, you would coordinate with my friendly and professional Cuba guide to continue your adventures.
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RN’s can earn up to 30.0 Continuing Education contact hours. (California BRN Provider #15609—Click on “Nursing Education.”)
I encourage you to consider visiting Cuba soon. You will not be disappointed. It is going to continue to get much more expensive in the near future. You can keep up-to-date on trends and changes in travel by reading my Cuba Travel Newsletter.
Thank you for your interest in visiting Cuba.
Sincerely, Jim Lewis