Operator offers Cuba cultural tour

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- With a special license granted by the U.S. Treasury Department, Cross-Cultural Solutions, a nonprofit organization based here, is offering a program for legal travel to Cuba.

Insight Cuba, an eight-night plan, enables clients to immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of Cubans.

According to Steven Rosenthal, executive director at the organization, the program was developed to "help foster friendships and a greater understanding between the American and Cuban people."

The Insight Cuba program spends four nights in Havana, two nights in Pinar del Rio and one night each in Guira de Melena and Matanzas.

Participants will interact with artists in their studios and farmers and tobacco rollers on their farms as well as with other locals.

The cost is $1,753 per person, double. A $240 single supplement is available.

Included in the cost are airport transfers, three meals per day, accommodations, motorcoach transportation, entrance fees, air transportation within Cuba and the services of an English-speaking guide throughout.

According to a spokeswoman for the organization, Cross-Cultural Solutions is willing to work with agents for a commission on a "case-by-case basis for actual sign-ups to the program."

Departure dates are Sept. 2, Nov. 18 and Dec. 27. The deadline for enrolling is 60 days prior to the start date of the program.

The organization also offers Insight and volunteer programs to Peru, India and Ghana, and an additional volunteer program to China.

Cross-Cultural Solutions
Phone: (800) 380-4777
Web: www.crossculturalsolutions.org

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