The relentless sun beats down, the sounds of son music weave in and out of cafes and apartment windows, and the mojitos flow freely. There is nowhere quite like Havana, Cuba, or La Habana as it’s called in Cuba. Travel writers often wax nostalgic about the sights of the vintage 1950s American cars that are still ubiquitous throughout the streets of the Caribbean’s largest island. But Cuba has so much more to offer – in this country where dancers, artists, and musicians are treated as celebrities, the opportunities to experience world-class arts and entertainment abound. Annual Carnival festivals in Havana and Santiago de Cuba, as well as the biannual International Book Festival and International Ballet Festival held in Havana, welcome tourists and offer rich cultural experiences to rival those of the world’s greatest cities. Beyond Havana, you can discover the unique Afro-Caribbean identity in Cuba’s second city, Santiago de Cuba, tour a cigar factory in Trinidad, or experience some of the most spectacular scuba diving in the Caribbean.
At Foray we often receive inquiries from Americans who are understandably confused about the US government sanctions on Cuba and what that means for tourists. You’ve come to the right place! We specialize in Cuba travel, as it is absolutely one of our favorite destinations in the world and we’ve made it our mission to help as many people as possible fall in love with it as we have. Cuba wholeheartedly welcomes American visitors and we can help you choose the best tour or plan an independent trip that abides by the government regulations. urthermore, Cuba is an extremely safe country to visit; it’s often cited as the safest country in Latin America and as having one of the lowest violent crime rates in the world.
Now is an exciting time to visit Cuba as a new leader takes power and Cubans await what the future holds. Contact us to chat about your Cuba trip!