Support For The Cuban People
Since 2016, CHACO Travel has been committed to legal travel that directly supports Cuba's private sector. Our guests always stay at privately-owned accommodations, eat at privately-owned restaurants, and engage in a full-time schedule that supports private sector businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, and musicians. In other words, we offer our guests the very best that Cuba has to offer.
• High School & University Trips
CHACO Travel's high school student travel programs and university travel programs are well organized, safe, and engaging trips that offer students an unforgettable experience and a new perspective on life and the world.
CHACO Travel educational trips are fully customizable to meet the specific needs of high schools and universities. The lengths of the trips can range from a few days to several weeks. The emphasis on academic study can be adjusted as well, including trips dedicated Spanish language, music, economics, history, and art.
All of our trips include a local experience manager, clean and safe accommodations, in-country transportation, meals, and a full-time educational itinerary. Our experience manager serves multiple roles as a local guide, event and transportation coordinator, and point person for anything that our guests need to be comfortable and safe.
Our choice of accommodations depends on the requirements and budget of our guests, but they will always be safe, clean, and conveniently located. In Cuba, our guests stay at privately-owned, government-regulated casa particular bed and breakfasts. Not only will guests get a more authentic experience, casa particulares provide excellent service that government-owned hotels typically can't match.
Providing meals also depends on the requirements and budgets of our guests, but guests will always receive quality, nutritious meals that provide the energy for full days of engaging activities. We have experience meeting the needs of many guests with various dietary restrictions, including vegetarians and those with gluten-free diet requirements.
Experience Cuba’s authentic culture on a customized educational trip program. Contact us to discover your Cuba educational travel program options.
• Why Study Abroad in Cuba?
Cuba is particularly well suited for educational travel. First, and most importantly, Cuba is a very safe country. Safety is the number one priority for CHACO Travel, and Cuba's exemplary reputation for safety gives us extra peace of mind.
Second, Cuba is truly unique. There is no place like it in the world. Thus, it serves as an unparalleled laboratory, a vacuum, and an alternative reality to enhance the study of many diverse fields, including history, economics, music, art, religion, sociology, architecture, African diaspora, Spanish, and more.
Third, travel to Cuba is an essential experience for American students. The two countries share an intertwined history full of shared experiences and geographic proximity, and yet have also been politically isolated from each other for generations. Cuba simultaneously parallels and juxtaposes almost every aspect of the United States; unmistakably similar, yet distinctly foreign.
Fourth, Cuba is a perfect opportunity to unplug and disconnect. Internet is available in Cuba, but it can only be accessed from certain specific locations. While this can sometimes be an inconvenience, it also provides a perfect chance to disconnect from the constant connectivity of social media and email. Students will spend more time connecting with those around them and being present in the moment, a rare opportunity for many young people.