The process to get into Cuba is ever changing with the influx of tourists. Being aware that things may not be set in stone, is the key to visiting a developing country. When trying to find the perfect flight, use my helpful hints on how I discovered our flight.
Once you have determined the time and flight you would be interested in flying with, you would need to contact the airline. The United States only allows you to travel to Cuba for one of the 12 visa requirements. Be aware that you will have to prove your reasoning to either the airline or to a Cuban official when arriving. Once having the visa requirement, you will be able to purchase a visa through the airline, which is just a piece of paper confirming the purchase.
When purchasing your ticket, you may also be required to show proof of a hotel. While hotels are easy to find in Cuba, they book up fast and are extremely expensive, due to the influx of tourists. Check out my helpful hints on how to find the cheapest hotel, and still getting the best Cuban experience.
Photo of Ricardo, his son, and four of the students on the trip to Havana
Once you've discovered your flight, visa requirement, and housing, you are ready to book. After booking it is best to create a rough itinerary that you may need when in Cuba, in case a government official requests documentation of your stay.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to purchase tickets for museums or excursions online, so a rough itinerary is always acceptable. Click the link below for things to do while in Havana.
When going through Cuba, there are plenty of ways to get around. Public buses or government, local and tourist taxi's. If you don't want to do any of these, you can always rent a bike, or go for a walk through the city. Click the link to find the best ways to get around Cuba.
Flights, places to stay, and things to do, your trip has been finished. All throughout your trip, you will see the ever changing lifestyle of Cubans. In just one year, you may see the extreme changes that Cuba is experiencing finally being open to the United States. Click below for helpful hints and tips to traveling through Cuba.