Bespoke [bəˈspōk]   Custom-made product or tailored service; couture, exclusive, singular edition; a one-off

Cuba [kyo͞obə]    The Antilles’ largest island is actually an archipelago of 4,000-plus islands, islets and cays traced by hundreds of miles of white powder beaches uniquely surrounded by Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Cuba’s impressive ecosystem includes natural biosphere reserves, fauna refuges, crystal clear lagoons, rolling mountains and rainforests additionally to the world’s second pristine coral reef. Nevertheless, the island nation tops two of the travel industry’s most disparate lists; the shrinking list of Emerging Destinations and the list of Endangered Destinations at risk of losing their rich cultural heritage in the face of rapidly increasing tourism.

Cuba plays a complex role in the cultural and political lexicon of the United States. Americans relate to her classic American automobiles, baseball, boxing, Hemingway, the Cuban missile crisis and of course Fidel Castro. The island nation’s superlative education system, UNESCO sites and exemplary achievements in medicine are internationally renowned.

Believing he discovered a new route to India, Christopher Columbus arrived at Cuba’s Guarda La Vaca (hide the cow) beach in 1492 and purportedly remarked, “the most beautiful land human eyes have ever seen.” Remarkably, he was some 10,000 miles off-course.

Full of romance and magic, an intriguing history of smugglers and slavery, buccaneers, sugar barons, conquistadors and communism, few islands in the world can boast such a profound yet enigmatic identity.

Travel [travəl]   a trip, voyage, pilgrimage or expedition; to find

About Us  For nearly 20 years the virtuoso team of Cuban and Cuban-American conscientious travel designers at Bespoke Cuba Travel have designed  unparalleled compassion-travel encounters to a caribbean nation where production of new things stopped but life kept right on going. We ardently listen to our guests and meticulously plan the logistics of your voyage. We proudly  tend to details overlooked by most of the big luxury travel providers and anticipate your needs in order to redefine your notion of what is possible on a holiday.

Guests can choose between a petite sized group journey and a private one-off expedition to relish the fading opportunity to explore the unspoiled beauty of this mesmeric Caribbean nation; one of the world’s remaining travel frontiers.

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About Us For nearly 20 years the virtuoso team of Cuban and Cuban-American conscientious travel designers at Bespoke Cuba Travel have designed unparalleled compassion-travel encounters to a caribbean nation where production of new things stopped but life kept right on going. We ardently listen to our guests and meticulously plan the logistics of your voyage. We proudly tend to details overlooked by most of the big luxury travel providers and anticipate your needs in order to redefine your notion of what is possible on a holiday. Guests can choose between a petite sized group journey and a private one-off expedition to relish the fading opportunity to explore the unspoiled beauty of this mesmeric Caribbean nation; one of the world’s remaining travel frontiers. While in Cuba most of your time will be in the company of Cubans and distanced from other tourists. Help paint a weary schoolhouse and learn to cook cuban meals alongside local friends, teach Powerpoint to high schoolers; help elementary school teachers expand their vocabulary and improve their pronunciation; enjoy being a guest at a local wedding or christening and help photograph the event. All while gaining first hand insight into Cuban’s life; their daily obstacles, mastery of hope, resiliency and curiosities. At every turn we work independent of hotel chains, airlines and attractions owned by Cuba’s communist government and contract instead directly with entrepreneurs, owners of casas particulares, drivers, chefs and farmers in order to improve their family and community’s quality of life. We seek travel connoisseurs keen on leaving positive footprints behind. Explorers willing to swap their affinity for 5-star amenities for a refreshing style of casual luxury where the prevailing currency is investing more on what you perceive―however uncommon and rare the travel experience, If your wanderlust yearns for a Cuba far beyond the reach of other tour companies, where the Cuban people welcome you instead of entertain you, we invite you to join us and discover a Cuba as seen by few.

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¨Less tourists. More Cubans.¨
It´s that simple. We strive to distance you from other tour groups and tourists traps. And make sure your bespoke immersion is designed so that you walt alongside, share meals and exchange ideas with official historians, internationally renowned artist, ethetes, dissident journalists, published
scholars and candid locals.

What BCT Offers You

Travel excursions offered by Bespoke Cuba Travel strictly adhere to the US Treasury Department’s revised October 2017 list of authorized travel licenses to Cuba; specifically codes:
§515.575 Humanitarian projects

(a) General license. Transactions, including the travel-related transactions set forth in §515.560(c), that are related to the humanitarian projects in or related to Cuba that are designed to directly benefit the Cuban people as set forth in paragraph (b) are authorized, provided that the traveler’s schedule  of activities does not include free time or recreation in excess of that consistent with a full-time schedule.

§515.574 Support for the Cuban People
(a) General license. The travel-related transactions set forth in §515.560(c) and other transactions that are intended to provide support for the Cuban people are authorized.
A timetabled prepackaged bus tour alongside 30 to 59 strangers can insulate you from the many obstacles that confront most tourists visiting the island nevertheless, leave you with a disingenuous perception of Cuba. Venturing outside of Havana on your own guidebook-in-hand however, can precipitately diverge you onto a time-consuming and dispiriting path. We offer guests a better way to savor Cuba.

Bespoke Cuba Travel produces unique Petite Group Journeys and distinct tailored Private Designer Expeditions. Join us as you live the complex tapestry of Cuba and its unique people who will welcome you rather than just entertain you. Gain firsthand insight into their mastery of hope, resilience, challenges and curiosities. Realize unconventional and frank conversations and establish organic and subtle friendships with a variety of different Cubans. Accompany them to collect their food rations, walk their children to school even be their guest (and impromptu photographer) at a municipal wedding or christening.

The fundamental objective of Our Cuba adventures is to elevate the quality of life of the most under-resourced Cuban people. Each guest, regardless of age or skill, can help advance the humanitarian projects we support across the island.

Join a handful of inquisitive pioneers who shy away from run-of-the-mill travel, don’t see travel as just new places, rather new perspectives, and welcome unexpected and out of left field moments along the way. Bespoke Cuba Travel invites you to explore Cuba as Seen by Few. Whether you join us on a Petite Group Journey or a resplendently tailored Private Designer Expedition, we are committed to making the Cuba we love and cherish as memorable and precious to those who explore it with us.

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Petite Group Journeys are premium theme-based excursions influenced by cultural themes, special events and seasonal festivals. Your Petite Group Journey includes an opportunity to break off from the group and realize Cu ba in your own special way. A maximum of 8 travelers per journey affords each guest an ample degree of personal attention and keeps the group under the radar providing it access to locations inaccessible to other tour groups. Another advantage of a Petite Group Journey is the intimate environment conducive to new friendships. Guests are social, tend to travel often and range from millennials and retirees to honeymooners and solo travelers.

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What sets Us apart?

We are native Cuban and Cuban American. Marrying our Cuban culture, incomparable relationships on the ground (many are friends some are family), voyager ingenuity, meticulous logistics research we can make craft _______Cuba encounters it happen

We are different to other Cuba tour operators and travel agents. Choice; BCT is not beholden to exclusive contracts with travel providers such as hotels, restaurants or attractions. Our guests benefit from choice choice benefit from allowing us to present you with the widest options; we don’t work on commission.

Your itinerary will not be a sequence of strictly timed activities; they feature flexibility and individuality.

Assist a commissioned graffiti artist for a day, learn how to take apart the engine of a 1952 convertible chevrolet, after hours tour of the Havana zoo. Learn from a pastry chef how to make scrumptious desserts, take part in a private miming class. forays to Cuba. an

Meticulously Produced

While other “experiential” travel companies walk clients through an agro (state subsidized daily farmers market), with BCT you tag along with a local through that same agro as they purchase their produce for that night’s family meal; learn first-hand about that region’s produce, smell, feel sample how to select and prepare it and pay with Cuban pesos so you can purchase those items for them as a token of appreciation). An interchanging team of guest lecturers, experts in your tour’s theme, and professionals (doctors, professors, artists) indigenous to their small provinces will join you and share insights into Cuba;s culture, history and the daily life of the people you encounter along the way.

The Personal difference

We are personally involved in all aspects of your trip. Rest assured we will not take your money only to pass you off to a ‘resident field guide’ or ‘group tour leader’ holding a sign with your name outside the airport all ready to navigate your itinerary.

Who other than the same travel designer you established a rapport over weeks and months, who understands what lures you to Cuba, your travel preferences, hobbies, etc., to best realize your voyage?

will meet you at your gateway city and fly alongside you to Cuba.

Once in Cuba your travel designer oversee ground staff of native travel assistants, translators, drivers, and expert instructors and specialty guides.

Along with your trip designer are the handpicked, well-educated and eager translators, drivers, culinary managers and porters providing you comfort, individual and gracious service.

Making these extraordinary journeys possible are the handpicked experts and _______ enthius An interchanging team of guest lecturers, experts in your tour’s theme, and professionals (doctors, professors, artists) indigenous to their small provinces will join you and share insights into Cuba;s culture, history and the daily life of the people you encounter along the way. With expertise in wildlife, agriculture, history, science, humanities, Bespoke Cuba Travel reveals your beyond the reach of any other travel company.

BCT offers you a staff to traveler ratio of 1:5, the highest of any Cuba travel company. Designed to bestow each Guest singular attention; anticipate your needs, ensure you seamless logistics and ultimate comfort, so you can explore carefree.

Our one crew member to 1.5 guest ratio is designed to assure your utmost comfort throughout your travels.

Conscious Pricing
BCT offers generous discounts for AARP members, young ‘explorers’ under the age of 12, small groups, cherished members of the U.S. Military and their families. Full and partial scholarships are available to select students, teachers and entrepreneurs of all kinds. Kindly inquire with your Travel Designer to see if you qualify for a price consideration.

if the price of your journey goes down after booking, we will refund you the difference.

Industry Jargon

Make a difference
We encourage guests personally give the neediest rural Cubans any leftover toiletries and used clothing.

Mindful Footprints
We are mindful of the impact we leave behind on this pristine island. We sidestep plastic whenever possible, and utilize organic and recyclable products, deal directly with farmers and shop locally.

BCT seeks like-minded explorers, partners and suppliers determined to enhance, rather than exploit, the people and places we visit.

More Exploring less touring
The further afield you travel, the more distance from tourist and the traps they fall into, the more important this distinction is. Give in to curiosity, embrace spontaneity and rely less on time-fixed itineraries and the more likely we will blaze new trails together.

No Single Traveler Supplement
We rebuke the industry practice of gouging solo travelers; any person traveling solo should enjoy the same advantages and pricing as those traveling together.

More Cubans, less tourists

It’s that simple. We strive

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Improving the Lives of the Cuban People. Charity is the basis of our ethos. Our initial philanthropic endeavor in 1996 provided 400 children suffering from Celiac-disease with multivitamins. By 2004 our philanthropic endeavors extended beyond just giving. Guests wanted to ‘get their hands dirty’ and see the results of their altruism come to life, so we focused on conscious giving. Every BCT trip offers guests opportunities to support civil society and improve the lives of the Cuban people. Expand a children’s hospital emergency room, teach arts and crafts to children at an orphanage, share homeopathic remedies at a local women’s clinic, enhance economic vitality by teaching web design and accounting software to budding entrepreneurs, plant an organic garden at pediatric cancer clinic, or rebuild a school ravished by hurricanes Matthew and Irma. Regardless of age and capacity guests can provide pivotal and prolific impact on Cuba while working side by side its marvelous people. BCT contributes positive change in four key areas: Child Development Community Health Entrepreneurship Hurricane relief

Testimonials

The evening meals were spectacular, we still keep in touch with a few of the Cuban friends we made on the trip. Émlie Truffaut

They pamper you lots! Xiomara arranged for us to help Cuban teachers improve their vocabulary. Gabe

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Bespoke Cuba Travel

Email: Bespoke@BespokeCubaTravel.com

Phone: 786.361.4656

Our mailing address:

556 West Flagler Street #1405

Miami Florida 33130

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