Cuba Travel Guide

Exploring Cuba with Road Scholar

Visit this remarkable country before rapid transformation leaves it forever changed.

Road Scholar has been taking Americans to Cuba since 1997, and our experts help navigate the complex rules and regulations around travel to the island. See answers to questions you may have about traveling to Cuba or read below to learn more about this intriguing destination.

Cuba at a Glance
  • Population: 11.27 million
  • Language: Spanish
  • Capital: Havana (population 2.1 million)
  • Currency: Peso (CUP), Convertible Peso (CUC)
  • Time Zone: UTC-5 (Same as Eastern Standard Time)
  • Size: 42,426 square miles – 17th largest island in the world
  • Major Cities: HavanaSantiago de CubaCamagüey, Holguín, Guantánamo, Santa Clara

“Your view of Cuba (and maybe the world) will find new clarity and joy. Trust me, you must go and experience Cuba yourself... and Road Scholar is the best way for the average person to do it. ”

— Robert from Twin Falls, Idaho —

Adventures in Cuba

Road Scholar offers opportunities to travel legally to Cuba under the new OFAC Regulations published June 5, 2019. Following the General License category “Support for the Cuban People,” Road Scholar programs include activities intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba. Each day's program promotes independence for the Cuban people and results in meaningful interactions with the Cuban people.

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