Unlike other tours and experiences we offer here at STA Travel, you cannot opt out of any of the activities on your People-to-People itinerary. By not participating, you may be individually liable for criminal or civil penalties. However, you are still able to explore on your own before or after your scheduled itinerary is complete. So, you can still grace Havana's infamous bars and dance floors, head out to find the most Instagram worthy snapshots, or just get some well-deserved R&R on one of Cuba's stunning beaches before you jump on the Intrepid wagon!
ATMs can also be quite temperamental in Cuba, so funds may not be accessible electronically. Therefore we advise you to travel with sufficient cash and remember to only put what you need in your wallet from day to day, whilst leaving the main bulk somewhere safe at your accommodation. Prices in Cuba are similar to those in the United States, so this may be used as your guide on how many CUC you'll need.
Another essential for anyone planning a visit to Cuba is travel insurance; without proof that you're insured, you'll be denied entry to the country.
You should also make sure you have access to an additional $500 (U.S.), to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster, civil unrest, strike action or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route. We find many people ask whether or not there are any limitations to how much you can spend whilst in Cuba. The short answer? No. There's no limit, apart from the one we discussed earlier on the value of items you decide to bring back to the U.S. with you.