people to people


Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker will custom-design your curated people-to-people itinerary to ensure that you fulfill U.S. legal requirements for Cuba travel.


For five decades, from 1961, ordinary U.S. citizens were barred from visiting Cuba. Then, in 2011, President Obama created a new educational license category to permit “people-to-people contact.” The licenses were issued solely to organizations—not individuals—for group travel.

In April 2016, the “people-to-people” license was extended to individuals. However, in June 2017, President Trump rescinded the individual category and, as of November 8, 2017, individual travel under this category is no longer permitted.

However, every U.S. citizen can still sign up for group “people-to-people” programs organized by a licensed entity involving a full schedule of “meaningful interaction” with Cubans, as required by U.S. Treasury Department regulations. This can be a curated tour designed specifically for you. However, please note that you must be accompanied in Cuba by a representative of the licensed people-to-people provider.


Your curated itinerary will include activities that provide a fascinating overview of Cuba’s history and culture while maximizing interaction with Cubans from all walks of life… from artists and baseball players to local harlistas (owners of pre-revolutionary Harley-Davidsons) such as Chris’ close friend and motorcycling enthusiast Ernesto Guevara, son of ‘Che.’



Afro-Cuban music dance santeria ceremony Havana Cuba people-to-people curated tour
Afro-Cuban music and dance at a santería ceremony during a people-to-people tour, Callejón de Hamel, Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
copyright Christopher P Baker


Cuba P2P tour group dinner Ricardo Alarcon Havana Cuba
Cuba motorcycle tour group P2P dinner with former Cuban foreign minister Ricardo Alarcón and Cuban violinist Ekaterine Triana James at Le Chansonnier restaurant, Havana, Cuba
copyright Christopher P Baker


Horse-whisperer Julio Munoz horse National Geographic curated tour Trinidad Cuba
Horse-whisperer Julio Muñoz presenting to National Geographic Expeditions people-to-people tour group, Trinidad, Cuba
copyright Christopher P Baker


Havanatur tour guide santeria curated tour Guantanamo Cuba
Havanatur tour guide on a motorcycle tour interpreting during people-to-people santería encounter, Guantanamo, Cuba
copyright Christopher P Baker

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