The official language of Cuba is Spanish and it is the first language of around 90% of the population. Creole is also spoken by many Cubans.
Two currencies are used in Cuba, Convertibles (mainly used by tourists) and Pesos / Moneda Nacional (mainly used by locals). 1 Convertible (CUC$) is currently roughly worth 25 Pesos / Moneda Nacional (MN$).
GMT -5, meaning you'll be in the same timezone as New York, and 3 hours ahead of LA.
As of January 16, 2015, Intrepid U.S. is authorized to provide these People-to-People trips, under the requirements set forth by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Since you are travelling to Cuba under OFAC’s People-to-People general license, the U.S. government requires you to participate in the guided, educational activities. This means that you must participate in all scheduled activities on your itinerary. Hence, unlike other Intrepid U.S. trips, you cannot opt out of anything scheduled. For more information about People-to-People trips and the regulations that every participant must abide by whilst on one, it's vital you read the information on our special Cuba FAQ's page here.
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Package prices listed on this page are per person, based on twin share accommodation. Tour and Flight package includes round-trip student/youth airfare from New York (JFK) to Havana (HAV) via Fort Lauderdale (FLL), plus accommodation and activities as shown. Prices were valid at time of publish, are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Other services, including checked bag fees, meals, tourist cards and optional excursions may come at an additional cost. Package options from other departure cities and for those not eligible for student airfare are available; contact an STA Travel Expert for details and pricing. Other restrictions may apply.