ATLANTA – Travelers who want to visit Cuba now have more options with Delta Vacations, as the company announced that it has expanded its portfolio to include escorted tours that help travelers satisfy the People-to-People Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requirements. The packages are available for purchase with travel beginning April 30, 2017.
“We are pleased to offer more options for travelers who want to experience Cuba,” said John Caldwell, Delta Vacations president. “Our guided experiences offer them the opportunity to engage in meaningful, educational exchanges with Cuban people with the assistance of a local guide.”
Travelers can choose a guided experience to Havana and Varadero spanning eight days and seven nights or a shorter option of six days and five nights in Havana. Each experience will allow travelers to immerse themselves in the culture with activities around the country that include visits to historical sites like the El Morro Castle, Old Havana, Vinales and Finca La Vigia, Ernest Hemingway’s home. With these activities, participants will also have the opportunity to converse and interact with locals. For example, a Cuba history scholar will provide Cuba’s perspective on the Spanish American War of 1898 while walking the grounds of El Morro Castle. Also, a local guide will explain the history and architecture during a walking tour of Old Havana. The tours include accommodations, most meals, all educational exchange activities, ground transportation and an English-speaking guide to navigate travelers throughout the trip.
By booking a package with Delta Vacations, customers will receive 1,000 bonus miles in addition to the credited flown miles for flight and hotel packages to Cuba through the SkyMiles program.