Discover Cuba with the Boulder Chamber
Experience of a Lifetime
by, Member Brent Hultman - Taggart Insurance
The Chamber Explorations trip in September gave Boulder Chamber members and people from chambers around the US the rare opportunity to explore Cuba. We spent 9 days experiencing the people and culture of this nation; a country that looks much as it did in 1959 when revolution cut the island off from easy access for US travelers. Out of necessity, transportation on the island ranges from horse drawn carts to vintage autos - which added to the unique feel of the island.
Because the trip was a People to People tour we were encouraged to spend time with Habaneros (Havana residents) and Cubans in the countryside. Tours of a rum factory, a tobacco farm and a visit to Ernest Hemmingway’s house were among the highlights of the trip. Throughout the trip hospitality, art, music, and culture were on display. We enjoyed nights of dancing, a trip on a steam locomotive and evenings on the beach in the Cuban keys. This was an experience that gave us memories for a lifetime and an appreciation for the people and culture of our isolated neighbor.
2012 Cuba Trip History
It Was a Trip of a Lifetime
September 13 - 21, 2012
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Journey to Cuba and discover this country’s delightful people, island culture, unique history, and beautiful landscapes. Become part of a privileged few and legally travel to the island nation. Our partner, Chamber Explorations, has been issued a specific license by The Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which authorizes registered guests of our programs to visit Cuba legally. There are no applications to complete, and your travel with us is fully authorized. Prior to departure, you will receive a copy of our Specific License and a Letter of Authorization which legalizes your travel to Cuba.
For the last 50 years, most Americans have been prohibited from traveling to Cuba and now they can travel on our sanctioned, people-to-people programs.” Ian Scott, of Chamber Explorations said, “Since we launched our 9 day program, the demand and reservations have been tremendous and we are filling departure dates in a matter of days.”
The Boulder Chamber’s Cuba program is fully inclusive and features Old Havana, the Museo Fine Arts, Prehistoric Painted Caves, Cienfuegos, the Partagas Cigar Factory, Playa Giron/Bay of Pigs Museum, Hemingway’s Farm - Finca La Vigia, and the Cojimar Fishing Village. This extensive program is designed to allow guests to have meaningful interactions with locals through “Cultural Connections,” and people to people interactions.
This all-encompassing program features Round Trip Airfare, Eight Nights First Class Hotels, Most Meals, Baggage Handling Services, Airport Transfers, Professional Drivers and Guides, Deluxe Motor Coaches, a Required Entry VISA, and Cuban Medical Insurance. The Boulder Chamber Discover Cuba program departs September 13th (9 days/8 nights) and space is limited.