Note: Free airfare from Miami to Cuba was originally offered exclusively to my readers who booked the June trip to Cuba with Discover Corps, but the registration deadline for that tour has passed. Discover Corps has kindly extended the offer for their July tour as well. See below for details:
I’m back in the U.S. following my Discover Corps tour of Cuba, and my head is spinning from everything I saw and learned. The name of their tour – Building Bridges – says it all. Travel to Cuba is not yet legal for all Americans, but since January of this year, restrictions have been substantially eased. Discover Corps seized that opportunity and designed a State Department approved, people-to-people tour that focuses on cultural interaction.
This is a new program for the company, so they have openings on their tour that begins July 25th, and they’ve provided me with a discount available to readers of my blog. Book this Discover Corps tour between now and May 25th and receive free round-trip airfare on a chartered flight between Miami and Cuba. This is a $600 value – an incredible offer, if you have the ability to act quickly. The program fee of $4,495 includes all meals, excursions, transportation, and tips in restaurants and hotels.
So what can you expect to see and do? My recent tour included visits to numerous community dance, art, and music, groups many of which are working with youth and/or neighborhoods to improve the quality of life in Cuba. A professor of economics from the University of Havana met with us for an hour to explain the economic challenges of the country and how the U.S. embargo has affected Cubans. We visited a Cuban cigar factory and ate at locally-owned restaurants. Of course, we rode in classic cars and visited Ernest Hemingway’s house – musts when in Cuba – but we also were provided ample opportunity to meet and speak with Cubans from all walks of life. And much, much more. Download the day by day itinerary here. I can personally attest that this trip is a great value for the cost (check out other Cuban tour operators and you will see that Discover Corps is a great bargain – National Geographic, for instance, is offering a similar tour for $5,995).
Here’s the catch….The registration deadline for this trip is May 25, 2015
To take advantage of this offer, register on the Discover Corps website and input “Hole in the Donut” in the field that says “Referred by”. Registrations must be received by midnight on May 25th. It won’t be long before travel to Cuba will be legal for all Americans, and it is estimated that nearly a million of us will flood into the country each year when that happens. With this type of exposure to Americans, some change is inevitable, thus I encourage you to go sooner rather than later – and what better time to do so than when you can save $600 on airfare!
Disclosure: I was a guest of Discover Corps during my stay in Cuba. However, the receipt and acceptance of complimentary items or services will never influence the content, topics, or posts in this blog. I write the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.