At last count, there are more than 160 tour operators with licenses from the Treasury Department to run people-to-people Cuba trips. Here are three:
Insight Cuba, (800) 450-2822, http://insightcuba.com/cuba-tours. I was on the Classic Cuba trip, with prices starting at $3,595 a person for seven nights and eight days. Airfare is not included.
Geographic Expeditions, (888) 570-7108, http://www.geoex.com/trips/cuba. Eight-day trips from $5,680, not including round-trip airfare from Miami to Havana. Scheduled tour dates January-May.
UCLA Alumni Travel, (310) 206-0613, travel.alumni.ucla.edu/2013/. Offers Cuban cultural heritage tours Feb. 26-March 6, March 12-20 and March 19-27. $4,730 a person, double occupancy; includes eight nights accommodations and round-trip airfare from LAX to Havana on a United Airlines charter.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times