We are now down to our very last spots for Cuba trips in 2016.
Remaining 2016 Cuba availability for Americans is now limited to our September departure. As of today (August 11, 2016) our September 24, 2016 – October 2, 2016 departure has space for 2 people. Unfortunately, these are the LAST TWO SPACES for Americans in 2016.
The time truly is now to experience Cuba. Prices in Cuba are rising rapidly. Cuba’s local tourism industry providers understand the country’s position as a hot destination, and because of limited supply (hotel space and transportation network infrastructure is simply not built up enough in Cuba for the new demand), Cubans are beginning to charge a premium to anyone wanting to experience Cuba during this time of change. And there is no guarantee that prices won’t continue to rise again in the future either.
“While some of you may be considering waiting, here’s what you should know. I’ve been talking with industry friends about the Cuba situation a lot recently. And here’s what we think. Cuba, as an authentic cultural destination, is at risk of extinction. The once quiet, time-worn streets of Havana are now starting to bustle with tourists. And while prices may eventually decrease again to levels more comparable to other tropical destinations (when Cuba’s infrastructure has had time to catch up to demand), the risk is that you’ll be experiencing a sanitized, glossy version of Cuba that is flooded with more tourists than locals. We’ve seen this happen in other destinations, and the signs are all pointing to this happening in Cuba. While Cuba is certainly a bit rough around the edges and seems pricey to some of you, the real value in going there now is in seeing this, the real Cuba. While it lasts.”
– Trish Sare, Founder/Director BikeHike Adventures
What about American travel to Cuba? We’ve recently recorded this update for you.
And here’s an update we recorded a few months ago about the hotel crunch in Cuba.
You may be wondering — what are the roads like in Cuba? Is there much traffic in Cuba yet? What is the cycling terrain in Cuba?
Trish, BikeHike Adventures’s owner, answers this question for you in this brief video. The footage used was captured by a recent BikeHike traveller.