Rustic Pathways uses American Airlines for our escorted group flights from North America to Havana, Cuba (HAV). Students beginning their trip in North America are required to depart on our escorted group flights from our gateway airport in Miami (MIA). Students are responsible for arranging their own domestic travel to our gateway city.
Students joining our programs from outside North America are responsible for arranging all their own travel to Havana, Cuba (HAV) during a specified arrival window. Arriving outside this window may incur special transportation arrangements and fees. Please reach out to your Personal Travel Advisor to confirm specific arrival and departure airports and times.
Students departing from outside North America are responsible for making all their own airfare arrangements.
Some programs may have additional internal airfare costs. Please reference the program page for details.
Some programs involve travel within the destination country. This airfare is charged separately and is dependent upon the program. Some programs have single in country flights, while other programs have multiple internal segments.
United States law permits travel to Cuba for one of 12 authorized travel categories. Rustic Pathways qualifies for a people-to-people general license established by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States Department of the Treasury. With this license, Rustic Pathways offers educational and cultural exchanges with the people of Cuba.
After enrolling, Rustic Pathways will send students traveling from the United States a Certificate of Legal Travel to Cuba to carry with them. Rustic’s flight chaperones will also have a copy of this document as they accompany students to Cuba.
Students traveling with United States passports must obtain a visa prior to traveling to Cuba. Information about acquiring your visa will be provided to you prior to your trip.
Students traveling with Rustic Pathways on passports not issued by the United States are responsible for determining their own visa requirements. Please check with the appropriate consulate or embassy.