Travelers Can Now Visit Cuba and Interact with the Cuban People on a Custom Experience Led by Absolute Travel and Join their Trip to Cuba for the Iconic Explorers Club

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Experiential travel company, Absolute Travel, renowned for their off-the-radar private custom journeys to remote locations, now offers the rare opportunity to connect with the Cuban people on custom Cuba experiences. Not only will the travel company create custom trips to Cuba, but their travelers will have the opportunity to join an Absolute Travel Explorers Club Trip to Cuba.

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I’ve built strong relationships with Cubans from all walks of life (from taxi drivers to students) all of whom are eager to share their stories with my travelers and help them begin to understand Cuba’s complex history and uncertain future.

The adventurous travel company has pioneered destinations in the past (they were the first US-based travel company to send clients to Cambodia after the embargo was lifted, offering Americans and Cambodians the chance to interact in meaningful ways), and are now at the forefront of sending travelers to Cuba. Absolute Travel president Ken Fish says, “Cuba is just ninety miles away, but has been virtually off-limits for travelers—until now. One of our defining features has always been pioneering new destinations. Cuba is a natural addition for us.” Fish added, “But it’s not enough to just visit—we are navigating our travelers beyond the obvious and connecting them to the heartbeat of Cuba—the Cuban people.”

Key features of Absolute Travel’s Cuba Program:

Immersive Custom Cuba Trips to Meet Cuba’s People

The award-winning travel company is known for pushing boundaries and digging beyond the tourist circuit, offering travelers an in-depth cultural experience. Their trips to Cuba are no different. Absolute Travel’s private custom trips in Cuba provide travelers with an in-depth experience, centered on the opportunity to engage in cross-cultural dialogue with the local Cuban people. Travelers will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Cuban art students in their studios and to compare and contrast ideas with a local Cuba architect about how Havana’s oldest neighborhood has evolved over the years.

Explorers Club Trip to Cuba | April 2015

The experiential travel company has been selected as the official travel partner of The Explorers Club, a global institution founded in 1904 dedicated to preserving the instinct to explore. Although Absolute Travel is known for their private custom trips, their team has created a series of set departure trips for Explorers Club members and beyond, that are in keeping with the underpinning of modern exploration that the Explorers Club strives to propel. The Absolute Travel Explorers Club trip to Cuba will provide un-paralleled cross-cultural exchange between Cubans and participants.

Cuba Expert and Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for Cuba Adam Vaught

The travel company, recognized for their firsthand destination knowledge and on-the-ground connections, recently hired Adam Vaught to launch their Cuba program. Adam is also the Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist List for Cuba—an accolade, statistically speaking, that is more difficult to receive than getting into Harvard. His credentials include living and guiding in Cuba for nearly six months and visiting Cuba regularly over the past seven years. His relationships in Cuba run deep, typified by the experiences he creates for his clients, from discussing life as a Cuban performer with a renowned jazz musician to dialoguing with the University of Havana’s leading academics. Absolute Travel Cuba expert, Adam Vaught, says, “It is an easy place to provide a sugar-coated experience consisting of classic American cars, crumbling architecture, and mojitos, but that ignores the fascinating political, cultural, and socio-economic issues that Cuba and its people are battling as we speak. Given the time I’ve spent in country I’ve built strong relationships with Cubans from all walks of life (from taxi drivers to students) all of whom are eager to share their stories with my travelers and help them begin to understand Cuba’s complex history and uncertain future.”

About Absolute Travel:
Absolute Travel is an award-winning company of trusted, passionate travel specialists who create private journeys to inspiring destinations. Their expertise, knowledge, and personal relationships allow them to design once-in-a-lifetime journeys filled with insider-experiences, unsurpassed service, and on-the-ground spontaneity. In 2013 Travel + Leisure readers and travelers named Absolute Travel the #1 World’s Best Tour Operator, earning the high-end travel company the ultimate accolade. In addition to creating life-changing trips, Absolute Travel is committed to nurturing the places they love alongside their partners in Absolute Awareness.

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