Private Trips (Educational Conferences and tours)

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Tourism is currently illegal for United States citizens in Cuba; we only do educational and research programs with our U.S. Treasury license. Over the past two years we have organized customized private programs for medical, religious, leadership, university, high school, alumni and architecture groups. Some of the groups we have worked with include the following:

Skirball Cultural Center

Kentucky Family Safety Foundation

Leadership Kentucky

Champaign High School

Harlem Globetrotters

Voyager Expanded Learning

University of California--Santa Barbara

Leadership Northern Kentucky

University of Louisville

Southern Illinois University

Kenneth Lee Architects


Skin Cancer Foundation

Kauai Foundation for Continuing Education

American Institute of Parliamentarians

International Platform Association


Although similar to our public educational and research programs, these private programs are not posted on our website. Over half of our programs for 2001 and 2002 will be for private groups. Several of these organizations have held conferences or programs in other cities thoughout the Western world. We can organize customized programs for 25 to 250 persons in Havana. We will write the license request for the U.S. Treasury, make proper contacts with Cubans officials holding similar interests, develop an itinerary for the organization and make all flight, hotel, visa, meal and guide arrangements. We have excellent references that are posted under testimonials. We are selective, however, your group must demonstrate to us a record of quality for previous abroad programs and a willingness to cooperate with the rules and regulations of both the Cuban and United States government. We also require at least six months notice before the event takes place and at least 25 persons must participate. The organizer of the private program gets anywhere from $50 to $500 for each individual who participates in the program. Moreover, a free trip is given for every 25 persons who signs up for the program (roundtrip flight from Bahamas, daily breakfast, visa, license, hotel, airport transfers and transportation to all destinations)

If you want more information, please contact us at:

Or write or fax us at:
1405 Morton Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40204
Phone 502-582-0024
FAX 502-582-0023

Professor John Gilderbloom with a group from UCSB

Professors John Gilderbloom of University of Louisville
and Professor Jon Davey of Southern Illinois University