Rob Sequin | Havana Journal
I would like to welcome our newest advertiser to the Havana Journal, Friendly Planet Travel.
Friendly Planet is wholesale tour operator specializing in high-quality, cost-effective international travel arrangements with a new focus on legal trips to Cuba.
The company is one of the few people to people licensed Cuba tour operators, and they have been offering Cuba trips for many months now.
Recently, Friendly Planet’s Cuba programs have been featured in National Geographic Vacations and Frommers.com, among other media outlets. Attesting to the rich program, affordable pricing and incredibly robust interest from the US traveling public, most of the Discover Havana and Colors of Cuba trips are sold out through December 2012, although some space still remains.
After many years, Americans are again able to travel to Cuba under a new ‘people-to-people’ program authorized by the U.S. Treasury Department, which provides an opportunity to interact with Cubans through educational exchanges concerning art, music, culture, and more. All Americans can travel to Cuba for a unique adventure to experience this island which sits 90 miles off our shores and shares such an amazing and extraordinary history with the United States!
Cuba’s culture is rich with contributions from its indigenous, African and European roots. But above all, the people of Cuba are the island’s greatest asset. They are friendly, welcoming, resourceful and full of life. This program will introduce you to the people and provide ample opportunities to interact with them in meaningful and rewarding ways, learning and teaching each other about life in Cuba vs the USA.
Included Features for Friendly Planet Cuba Trips
—Non-stop round trip flights from Miami to Havana via U.S. Government-licensed charter service
—U.S. Treasury Department license and letter of authorization
—Cuba Entrance Visa
—All land transportation, transfers & porterage in Cuba
—Comprehensive educational exchange program, including entrance fees
—Friendly Planet escort
—Professional, English-speaking local guide, who will facilitate the educational exchanges with Cubans
—All taxes and fees (except Cuba departure tax, approximately $30)
—Health insurance in Cuba (mandatory)
These Cuba trips are fast-paced, escorted educational programs including a reasonable amount of walking or hiking, and they require an average level of physical fitness.
Discover Havana Tours
Old Havana, Callejon de Hamel, Las Terrazas, Ernest Hemingway’s Finca Vigia and an authentic Rumba block party. Cuba trips are scheduled for the rest of 2012 and leave from Miami.
Prices range from $2199 to $2499 depending on time of year.
Discover Havana Tours included features:
4 nights superior first class hotel accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
Colors of Cuba Tours
Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sanata Clara. This Cuba trip will introduce you to the Cuban people and provide ample opportunities to interact with them in meaningful and rewarding ways. Cuba trips are scheduled for the rest of 2012 and leave from Miami.
Prices range from $2799 to $3399
Colors of Cuba Tours included features:
21 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
7 nights superior first class hotel accommodations
About Friendly Planet
In business since 1981 and based in Pennsylvania, the company offers touring packages for groups and act as a tour provider for individuals seeking to experience Cuba’s culture and people with an itinerary that is consistent with people to people license guidelines. Friendly Planet is a member of ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), and IATAN (International Airlines Travel Agent Network). They enjoy an excellent Dunn & Bradstreet and BBB rating and are bonded, licensed and are fully insured.
Friendly Planet has been issued license #CT-18377 by the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control authorizing the company to organize and operate People to People programs to Cuba.
About Peggy Goldman
Peggy Goldman and her husband Ilan Fink own and operate Friendly Planet. Peggy is a travel expert and specialty tour operator who has spent her life traveling around the world. She is very detail oriented with a focus on her clients so they will have the best possible experience in Cuba or wherever they travel. She is IATAN and ARC accredited and a member of the American Society of Travel Agents, International Airlines Agent Network, International Air Travel Association, and Cruise Lines International Association.
800-555-5765 or 215-572-9594
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Friendly Planet Travel, Inc.
500 Old York Road, Suite 200
Jenkintown, PA 19046