CUBA TRAVEL SURGE: Now is the time to visit Cuba!
Hello–my name is Jim Lewis. I am passionate about Cuba and its people. I’ve been traveling to Cuba legally since 1999. In 2003 I met Carlos Santiago and Mercy Moreno in Havana. They were multi-lingual, and worked in Cuban Tourism. They have visited every part of their homeland while working as travel guides and tour managers.
I visited them on later trips, and we became good friends. They showed me parts of Cuba (and helped me attend activities) that were not available to casual 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 visited Cuba last year to see their families and to observe the remarkable transition that their homeland is going through. This past November, Carlos and I served as co-guides for a group of American health care professionals.
The three of us now own our own travel business—Cuba Travel Surge. Our focus is to take Americans (and others) to Cuba on unique expeditions where they will visit 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 pay particular attention to the confusing and ever-changing regulations regarding Americans visiting Cuba.
Currently we offer two unique scheduled tours: Cuba’s Health Care System, and Military History Expedition Across Cuba. 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 itinerary. 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 focus topics include Vintage American Automobiles, Colonial Architecture, Art, Music & Dance, Bicycle Trips, Churches/Religious Activities, SCUBA, and various others.
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.
Following is a list of scheduled expeditions, dates, and prices for spring. Additional trips will soon be posted for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018.
Cuba’s Health Care System: 10 days/9 nights; $2650 double-occupancy: February 17-26 (FULL); March 31-April 9; May 12-21; November 10-19; December 8-17; 2017;
Military History Expedition Across Cuba: 12 days/11 nights; $3500 double-occupancy: March 9-20 (FULL); April 20-May 1; October 19-30; 2017.
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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