No Single Supplement and Complimentary Buena Vista Social Club Excursion on July Cuba Program with International Expeditions

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Guests on International Expeditions' July 25 Cuba people-to-people journey enjoy money-savings perks along with a program blending cultural immersion with a "green" twist.

Interact with the people of Cuba on IE's engaging program

Interact with the people of Cuba on IE's engaging program

IE had a more interesting and inviting Cuba travel itinerary. We liked the idea that we were able to stay in different places around the island and see the country from that perspective and not just being in Havana.

International Expeditions has announced that it will waive the single supplement fees - a savings of $750 - and offer all guests a free excursion to hear the famed Buena Vista Social Club on its July 25 Cuba people-to-people program.

IE’s 10-day itinerary surveys all of Cuba’s cultural “must sees” including Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Bay of Pigs, Vinales and of course, Havana. Throughout the journey, guests interact with local artists, Cuban entrepreneurs, a youth choir and even a chef specializing in locally grown, vegetarian cuisine. But what really sets IE’s people-to-people program apart is the emphasis on engaging with Cuban naturalists, birders, biologists and conservation groups while traveling to Topes de Collantes National Park, Zapata Wetlands, Las Terrazas and several botanical gardens during the course of the trip. While many know about Cuba’s art and music scene, getting outside of Havana allows guests to spot some of the country’s 28 endemic birds and drop-in on small local festivals and schools.

“IE had a more interesting and inviting Cuba travel itinerary," said Ed Mahoney of Clinton, Ohio. "We liked the idea that we were able to stay in different places around the island and see the country from that perspective and not just being in Havana."

International Expeditions’ licensed 10-day Cuba program starts at $4,198 per person, and includes virtually everything except domestic airfare, charter flights from Miami to Cuba and items of a personal nature. Reservations are also being accepted for monthly departures beginning after the hurricane season in October.

Earlier in June, IE received a two year license renewal from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to provide authorized people-to-people Cuba travel for U.S. citizens through June 2015.

Celebrating 33 years of nature travel, International Expeditions specializes in small-group journeys to Earth’s most exhilarating destinations. A pioneer of environmentally responsible travel, IE is committed to preserving natural habitats and improving the welfare of the people and communities it visits. International Expeditions has been named to Travel + Leisure’s list of “World’s Best” tour operators & safari outfitters seven times and to National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”

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