Travelling from the U.S. with a General License

Wanting to visit Cuba legally but you’re not looking for just one more vacation, you’re looking for an authentic  experience?  Are you a traveler?  Do you love to engage, interact, and learn from other cultures?  Are you willing to sacrifice luxury for authenticity?  Are you friendly, curious, adventurous, open-minded, young-at-heart and ready for your next adventure?  Are you looking for a private gay tour of Cuba to learn about our gay life and do not wish to be part of a herd of 30 tourists ? Then come and see Cuba through our eyes!

Why Visit Cuba ?

IT IS CUBA -America has effectively banned Americans from traveling to Cuba for more than 50 years. It has always been so close but yet so far. Cuba’s society & culture is unique.  It is a mix between Pirates of the Caribbean, The art deco beach destination for Americans freeing prohibition, the Soviet Union &  latin America.  It’s lively & intriguing and in ten years what ever it will be, it won’t be what it is today

UNIQUENESS– Unless most travel agencies we are based in Cuba. Both management and service are provided by a gay team settled in Havana. We are currently the only Cuba-based travel agency offering travel solutions to LGTB international and American travelers.

VALUE – We are aware that most travel agencies offering US government approved Cuba tours , have ridiculously high prices. Our ultimate goal is to provide affordable tours so you can discover our charming and unique country. No hidden costs or people in between.

FUN – We want you to learn while on our tours but have fun while doing  it!  We want to keep you actively engaged and our gay guides are just great at it! When selecting our people-to-people activities we have ensured they are deeply related with the  LGTB community in Cuba.

 How Can I Visit Cuba?

You do not need to submit an application to a government agency.It  is simply a matter of stating that your travel is legal under one of the 12 categories of allowable travel to Cuba .You must have a meaningful purpose for your visit to Cuba, tourism for Americans in Cuba remains forbidden by US law.

Travel to Cuba is regulated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Anyone located in the United States, regardless of citizenship and nationality, must comply with these regulations. Individuals seeking to travel to Cuba are not required to obtain licenses from OFAC if their travel is covered by a general license.  The general license categories are:

  • Family visits
  • Official government business
  • Journalistic activity
  • Professional research or meetings
  • Educational activities or group people-to-people exchanges
  • Religious activities
  • Sports and public events
  • Support for the Cuban people
  • Humanitarian projects
  • Research
  • Informational materials
  • Authorized export activities
  • Non-immigrant Cuban National

 

The most feasible of these categories is People to People Travel 515.565 (b)(2) from OFAC.

Our Tours for US Citizens

 Our tours are People to People and OFAC compliant.

Our tours have set itineraries with meaningful interactions that qualify under the category of People to People Travel 515.565 (b)(2) from OFAC.

Please see our US Travel section to view tours.