Our Service Expeditions
Central American Service Expeditions has a close relationship with a number of communities throughout Central America and Cuba. Each one is different in terms of the activities offered and the service work which is done. However all of them reflect the CASE commitment to promote meaningful cultural exchange and challenging community service. A service expedition with CASE is designed to ensure that it is much more than volunteer labor in another part of the world. We strive to provide opportunities for students to learn about what life is like in the cities and villages of Central America, and to develop relationships with the people students will come to know during their travels and work. Our goal is that at the end of the service expedition students will know more about their world and themselves.
Explore Cuba with Central American Service Expeditions! Our exclusive service and intercultural trips to Cuba fully satisfy the General License requirements for People-to-People group travel to Cuba as stipulated by the US Treasury Department so you can travel to Cuba with confidence! We meet with Cuban academics and artists to learn about the Cuban economy, environmental conservation, the arts, and music. Highlights include snorkeling to examine reef health, painting and theater workshops, travel in classic American cars, salsa dance classes, and more! Come see Cuba and learn about a fascinating country which somehow combines a centrally planned socialist economy with tropical salsa rhythms! There's no place quite like it in the world.
Unique People-to-People Excursions to Cuba for Adults!!
Central American Service Expeditions is proud to offer people-to-people educational trips to Cuba exclusively for adults. Our adult trips to Cuba provide you with the opportunity to share with Cuban academics, professionals, and artists. We explore issues like economic development under socialism, the impact of the US embargo, journalism in Cuba, we snorkel in Cuba's fantastic tropical reefs, and we experience the music, dance, and influence of Santeria in Cuban culture. We offer trips to Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, Santa Clara, and Trinidad. On our trips the exposure to Cuba is deep and the relationships we develop with the people we meet are long lasting. And the salsa dancing and live music in Cuba are unsurpassed anywhere else in Latin America!
Join us in 2018 on our amazing and AFFORDABLE trips to Cuba! At $1975/person for a 9 day exploration of Cuba our fee is one of the lowest anywhere! Our fee includes ALL in-country expenses in Cuba: double occupancy in a comfortable air-conditioned room at a private B&B, delicious home-cooked food or meals in the best "paladar" restaurants, in-country transportation, and all programmed activities. Contact us for a detailed itinerary or to sign up for any of the following open adult trips to Havana, Viñales, and Matanzas:
March 25-April 2, 2018
June 2-10, 2018
July 7-15, 2018
September 8-16, 2018
October 6-14, 2018
November 10-18, 2018
December 8-16, 2018
For any group of 9 people or more we can design a custom trip to Cuba any time of the year! Don't wait! Visit Cuba now!!
What People Are Saying About Cuba
-"I don't want to leave. I got to see a country that is normally presented in a negative light and I love Cuba now. It showed how people can still be so great."
-"It made me feel like I have a family in Cuba."
-"I learned so much about Cuba, but was never confined by being put in the classroom."
-"This trip taught me the value of shared experiences and what it means to represent your community."
-"Really feeling like I was a part of a different culture even if it was just for 10 days."
-"Leaving is going to be so incredibly hard. I feel so at home here. I feel so close to the leaders and my peers and I'm so lucky to have had this experience."
-"Filled my soul and my spirit."
-"The human connection across cultures is powerful. To get the chance to connect with Cuba and people like Leyat and Rosemary is priceless."
-"I am changed for the good. My eyes are opened to new ideas and ways of life. I can't say I understand but the journey has begun."
This trip allows you to see first hand how different types of sustainable energy are produced in Central America. The trip is perfect for teachers who want to expand their STEM/STEAM courses or provide students the chance to learn about alternatives to fossil fuels. This innovative service expedition to the foothills of Costa Rica's grand Miravalles Volcano includes discussions with experts about geothermal, wind, solar and hydroelectric energy production, meaningful service opportunities, intercultural exchange with the local community, and recreational visits to hot springs, the beach, and canopy tour! Please contact us for a detailed itinerary and to see how the trip can be adjusted to complement topics teachers are exploring in class.
In Costa Rica you can experience the grandeur of the tropical rainforest, help conserve endangered sea turtles, swim in pristine beaches, glide on a zipline through the forest canopy, see a big Central American city up close, or visit the crater of an active volcano with a professional volcanologist. CASE runs trips to a community in the Yorkin indigenous territiories in Costa Rica's Caribbean, to a rural farming community in the mountains above the Pacific Ocean, and to turtle conservation beach camps on the Atlantic. You have the choice of staying with local families or rustic lodges run by the community.