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Intrepid Travel

May 19, 2015 07:00 ET

Intrepid Travel Launches New People-to-People Trip to Cuba

Adventure Travel Company Introduces Americans to the Caribbean's Hidden Gem

PETALUMA, CA--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - Add a little adventure and excitement to those summer travel plans and take off for one of the most in-demand destinations of the year: Cuba. With Intrepid Travel's new People-to-People trip, U.S. travelers can legally explore one of the world's best-preserved destinations. The new 9-day Hola Cuba adventure, set to launch on August 1, will bring travelers up close to the country's people, culture, historical sites, and music.

"Without a doubt, now is the time to visit Cuba. While for many years Intrepid has brought travellers from outside of the US to Cuba, we're excited to now be able to offer U.S. travelers the opportunity to explore this fascinating country. Our People to People trip was created in accordance with U.S. law for Americans to legally visit Cuba," said Cyndi Zesk, President, Intrepid Travel North America.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, Intrepid has been running small-group adventures to Cuba for almost a decade, allowing their global travelers to get a true sense of Cuban culture and local life. On all Intrepid trips, travelers are brought up close to unique experiences by staying and eating at locally-owned guesthouses and restaurants to support the economies of the places they're visiting -- and this trip will be no different. The Hola Cuba tour creates meaningful, real interactions with Cuban locals who will share their culture with travellers.

Travelers will find themselves on a cultural journey through Havana's churches, the valleys and farms of Pinar del Rio and on to the Afro-inspired beats of Trinidad. Along the way, they will meet expert chefs, tobacco farmers, historians, local artists and salsa dancers. Activities will include:

  • Walking through Havana's Old City, a World Heritage site since 1982
  • Visiting Santa Clara, a key city in the Cuban Revolution and the site of the mausoleum and museum of Ernesto Che Guevara
  • Exploring Manaca Iznaga Plantation, one of only 13 remaining estate houses in Valle de los Ingenios and home to the symbolic Iznaga Tower, a poignant symbol of the country's slave past
  • Attending a local musician's concert
  • Learning about sustainable farming and sample some fresh produce outside Vinales

Starting at $3,175 USD, travelers can book the Hola Cuba P2P trip through their local agent or by calling Intrepid at 1-800.970.7299.

For more information please visit www.intrepidtravel.com

Images of Cuba are available on the Intrepid image library here: https://intrepidgroup.filecamp.com/public/collection/3u58-frc60o4g

About Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel is a global adventure travel company that's been taking travelers off the beaten track to discover the world's most amazing places for 26 years. The company offers more than 1,000 trips in more than 100 countries and on every continent. Every trip is designed to truly experience local culture -- to meet local people, try local food, take local transport and stay in local accommodation. A world leader in responsible travel, Intrepid's award-winning tour leaders, small group sizes and included activities mean they offer travelers great value for money. www.intrepidtravel.com.

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