Facebook   Twitter   Road Scholar Network   Pinterest   YouTube  
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET

Create an account                             Forgot your password?

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.


Cuba Today: People and Society

Select a Date



and receive your



E-Photo Book:

Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:





Price Range

$3500 - $5000

Start Date

End Date

More Options

AnyInternationalSt. BartsUnited StatesCanadaAfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanAzoresBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaireBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBrazilBritish Virgin IslandsBruneiBulgariaBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanary IslandsCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChileChinaColombiaComorosCongoCook IslandsCosta RicaCroatiaCubaCuracaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEaster IslandEcuadorEgyptEnglandEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFederated States of MicronesiaFijiFinlandFranceFrance Southern TerritoriesFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench West IndiesGabonGalapagos IslandsGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuernsey IslandGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard and Mc Donald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIrelandIsles of ScillyIsraelItalyIvory CoastJamaicaJapanJersey IslandJordanKazakhstanKenyaKoreaKosovoKuwaitKyrgyzstanLaosLatviaLebanonLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacedoniaMadagascarMadeira IslandsMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMidway IslandMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmar (Burma)NamibiaNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorthern Mariana IslandsNorthwest TerritoriesNorwayOmanPacific IslandsPakistanPalauPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarReunionRomaniaRussia (Siberia)Russian FederationRwandaSaint HelenaSamoaSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaScotlandSenegalSerbiaSeychellesShetland IslandsSierra LeoneSingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSpainSri LankaSt Kitts and NevisSt. Eustatius (Statia)St. LuciaSt. Pierre & MiquelonSt. Vincent and the GrenadinesSurinamSurinameSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaTasmaniaThailandTibetTogoTongaTrinidad and TobagoTristan da CunhaTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and CaicosUS Virgin IslandsUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamWalesWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabwe
Road Scholar
Program #20437RJ

Enroll Here
Add to Your Wishlist

9 Days | 8 Nights
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
See all of our Most Popular programs.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Discussion Board

Before we can post your comment, you must be logged in to your Road Scholar Account

ann tomsho May 03, 2015 at 04:53 PM

A hint: I wished I had brought my small pocket-sized videocam as there are several musical/dance performances I would have liked to capture more of than I could get on iPhone or point & shoot. If you have a little one, take it - you won't be sorrry

Chris Coleman May 03, 2015 at 01:28 PM

I appreciate the comments on heat. If it took two days for clothing to dry it must be humid?
I have a question about bugs, particularly mosquitoes. Did you encounter these little nasties near the Bay of Pigs or elsewhere?
John Dickens May 03, 2015 at 01:51 PM

We did not have any problems with mosquitos at all, we were preparedwith a spray but never had it out of the luggage. Yes, it was very humid, a small towel in my backpack came it very handy just to wipe my face.
Rena Sonshine May 03, 2015 at 02:08 PM

I found it less humid than I feared, and light weight clothing is best. I pack a few hangars and clothespins. At the Nacional, you have an interior bathroom so it takes longer for things to dry. In Cienfuegos there's a balcony so things dried more quickly. I am usually a bug magnet but didn't need protection in early April.
ann tomsho May 03, 2015 at 02:34 PM

there are hair dryers both hotels...could use to speed drying of hand laundered clothes...

John Dickens May 03, 2015 at 01:15 PM

We are just back (4/21-28) and it was soooo hot. I did not take enough clothes, especially blouses. Needed to shower twice daily. It took at least 2 days for hand laundry to dry. Even so, it was an exciting adventure and we loved it.

John Dickens May 03, 2015 at 01:15 PM

We are just back (4/21-28) and it was soooo hot. I did not take enough clothes, especially blouses. Needed to shower twice daily. It took at least 2 days for hand laundry to dry. Even so, it was an exciting adventure and we loved it.

Joan Radigan May 01, 2015 at 07:19 PM

Does anyone have suggestions for what kind of cloths to take. We're trying to travel light. We don't want to take unnecessary items but we don't want to be without needed items either - - obviously!
Rena Sonshine May 01, 2015 at 08:45 PM

Whatever you take, if you can wash it yourself but wait 2 days for it to dry you'll be fine. Bring an overshirt layer for air conditioning, and a sunhat. You won't need a voltage converter if your equipment is fairly new, and all the outlets we encountered had two regular prongs. Look at your chargers to be sure they say they can use 110-240. It is a wonderful trip!
ann tomsho May 01, 2015 at 09:40 PM

Joan - it will be HOT. I don't usually wear skirts all that much at home but think they are cooler (and less touristy than shorts). Took 3 knee-length skirts, one pair light wt slacks, tops, lt wt sweater, swimsuit (I was the only person on our trip to vernture into Bay of Pigs) and sandals. I always travel very lightly. Recharged iPhone (used as camera, not phone) in outlet in bathroom both hotels. No converter needed those outlets. Sunhat or umbrella. Enjoy - it's a wonderful tour, friendly people, marvelous food.
Walter Weeks May 02, 2015 at 12:38 AM

Wear shorts and golf shirts, bathing suit, buy a hat for 2,50, Men wore pants for dinner.

Barbara Rice Apr 30, 2015 at 06:41 PM

The travel insurance info states the following about trip delay. However, read carefully. It only repays $200 per day. The delay consequences are going to cost more than $200 and you have already put out far more for the purchase of the insurance.

"[-] You are delayed going to or returning home from your program
These days, with increasing frequency, air travel is impacted by weather or mechanical problems. The resulting delays could not only delay your arrival to the program but cause you to incur additional expenses while catching up to the program. The Travel Delay/Missed Connection benefit will reimburse you for additional expenses you incur to catch up to the program, including transportation, accommodation and meal expenses"

Bonnie House May 01, 2015 at 12:53 AM

Here's my thought on buying the travel insurance recommended by Rhodes Scholar. I was primarily interested in coverage in event of illness at the last minute and loosing the entire cost of the trip. I wasn't concerned at the amount they pay for daily delays along the way. I didn't think that was important to me because the trip is barely outside the US. I would have considered that if it had been an overseas trip. I'm glad I bought it as it gave me some peace of mind.
Walter Weeks May 02, 2015 at 12:36 AM

Don't buy it and stop worrying It will be fine
Walter Weeks May 02, 2015 at 12:36 AM

Don't buy it and stop worrying It will be fine

Barbara Rice Apr 30, 2015 at 06:35 PM

Well, I am still trying to get questions answered about the travel insurance. I was promised this morning that a copy of the master policy today would be emailed to me. It is 6:30 and I have not received. I really am wary of how a claim would be handled by this company if ever needed.
Walter Weeks May 01, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Did you get it yet? When?
Barbara Rice May 01, 2015 at 07:08 PM

No, it was not provided. I give up on this company

Jacki Annes Apr 30, 2015 at 02:15 PM

still looking for people on Cuba trip 5/12? anyone from calif.?
Ellen Duvall Apr 30, 2015 at 08:41 PM

We're on the May 12 trip, but we're from Missouri. See you in Miami.

Before we can post your comment, you must activate your profile on the Road Scholar Social Network. What's this?

By checking this box, you agree to the terms and conditions and your Road Scholar Social Network profile will be activated. You can continue posting your comment and fill out your profile later.
By checking this box, you will not be able to post your comment.

Before we can post your comment, you must be logged in to your Road Scholar Account

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Jan 21 — Jan 29, 2014 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
21 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
16 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)


Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2015
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768