Why Choose CHACO Travel?
What separates CHACO Travel from others, you ask? Fair question,
There are at least three reasons why we stand out from the competition:
First, co-founders Casey Champion and Grant Cohen are seasoned travelers who have lived abroad for many years and, each in their own way, spent more than decade involved in the field of education. Click here for more details about Casey and Grant's backgrounds.
Second, we at CHACO Travel believe that cross-cultural communication between Cuban and American citizens will plant seeds of peace and prosperity. This is the main reason we're thrilled to offer American citizens the real Cuban experience, with people-to-people interaction and total immersion as the main two goals.
Third, unlike other group travel to Cuba that treats your time in Miami as a dull layover in a sub-par airport hotel, we appreciate the rich history and culture of the city. Miami was developed in large part by Cubans and Cuban-Americans and serves as the US gateway to Cuba and Latin America! Your Miami visit will include an optional tour of the vibrant city, including Little Havana, shopping, and a welcome dinner at one of Miami’s top restaurants. Find out more about the Miami highlights.
CHACO Travel is thrilled to offer American citizens the opportunity to join us on our People-to-People trips and experience the "real side" of Cuba, while interacting with locals through a variety of exciting cultural and educational activities.
Why Travel to Cuba?
The US and Cuba share an interwoven and complicated history that has, unfortunately, been overshadowed by decades of mistrust and tension between their respective governments.
President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced in December 2014 the restoration of full diplomatic ties following a swap of a U.S. intelligence officer who had been held in Havana for the three remaining Cuban Five prisoners. Then, in July 2015, the two nations reopened their embassies in Washington and Havana -- both had been closed since 1961.
Finally, the US and Cuba signed an agreement in February 2016 to ultimately allow commercial flights between the two countries for the first time in more than 50 years. Days after the agreement was reached, the White House announced that President Obama would travel to Cuba. He did so in March 2016, marking the first time in nearly 90 years that a sitting US president visited the island nation. As of January 2016. US citizens may legally travel to Cuba as long as they maintain what the US government refers to as "People-to-People" itineraries.
This is where CHACO Travel comes in - we're the seasoned experts who design, coordinate and oversee every detail regarding your People-to-People voyage through Cuba. As such, we ensure that you engage with locals from communities throughout Cuba and are exposed to the society, culture, geography and topography of this unforgettable destination.