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Program #20612RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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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.
Meals: 40 total, 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Courtyard by Marriott Miami Airport South Hotel: Miami, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Explore a full range of attractions within minutes of Miami Airport hotel's front door- including Downtown Miami, South Beach, University of Miami, the Miami Beach Convention Center, Coral Gables and countless golf courses. The airport is 10 minutes from the hotel and offers a free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel which runs every half hour. Look for a red colored Marriott shuttle curbside at the "Arrivals" level.

Contact info:
1201 N.W. Lejeune Rd.
Miami, FL 33126 USA
phone: 305-649-5000
web: www.marriott.com/miaap

Room amenities: AC, hair dryer, cable TV, telephone, free in room high-speed internet

Facility amenities: Business center, pool, fitness center, restaurant on-site, room service

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact Road Scholar Travel
Contact Road Scholar Travel Services for details.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Melia Santiago: Santiago de Cuba, 4 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: PLEASE NOTE: Hotels in Cuba are basic by American standards, while this hotel is the best available, clean and safe, it may not meet our higher expectations.

Contact info:
Avd. de las Américas y Calle M, 90400
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
phone: +88895MELIA
web: http://www.melia.com/hotels/cuba/santiago-de-cuba/melia-santiago-de-cuba/home.htm

Room amenities: Tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV in all rooms with 24 multi-language channels, telephone internal channel, CD player, safe (additional charge), telephone with outside line (additional charge), mini-bar (additional charge), air conditioning, writing desk, table for breakfast, bathtub – shower, hair dryer, make up mirror, weighing scales, coffee maker, radio / alarm clock.

Facility amenities: Business center with secretarial services, foreign exchange service, car rental, tourism bureau, boutique and shop with local art, 24-hour medical attention, parking, exclusive reception area with Concierge service (9th floor), exclusive lounge bar (9th floor) named "Sierra Cristal" with LCD TV, continental breakfast service from 7 am. to 11 am. in the lounge bar (9th floor), 3 swimming-pools set in spacious gardens and terraces, daytime and evening entertainment program with dancing lessons, shows, etc., domino, gym with new equipment including sauna and massage services.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Gran Hotel: Camaguey, 3 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: PLEASE NOTE: Rural hotels in Cuba are very basic by American standards, while this hotel is the best available, clean and safe, it may not meet our higher expectations.

Contact info:
Maceo 64 e/ General Gomez e Ignacio Agramonte
Camaguey, Cuba
phone: +3229209332292094
web: http://www.hotelgran.com/hotel-gran-hotel-facilities.htm

Room amenities: Air conditioning, baby's cot (on request), balcony (subject to availability), bathroom, double beds, hot & cold water, safe box, radio, satellite TV, telephone and twin beds.

Facility amenities: Bar, café, restaurant, grill, international cuisine, snacks and drinks 24 hours a day, internet, money exchange, reception staff speak Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, medical service, safety - uniformed security personnel 24hrs, shop(s) with basic supplies, souvenirs & gifts, taxis desk, telephone - national & international calls

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Plaza Hotel: Sancti Spiritus, 1 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Islazul Plaza Sancti Spiritus stands in the old quarter of Sancti Spirtius City, near Trinidad. This hotel is perfect for those who would like to explore this wonderful city, discover its traditions, customs and life of local people. Plaza Hotel was first built in 1843 as a family mansion, but by 1914 it had been transformed into a cafeteria, cake shop, guest house and meeting place for the main landowners in the central region of the country. The premises were reopened in 1996, after being entirely rebuilt in such a way that all the former colonial style features of the building were returned to its original glory.

Ship Information: NA

Contact info:
Calle Independencia No. 1, esq.a Ave. Martires
Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
phone: +Not Available
web: none available

Room amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathroom (ensuite) and Shower only, Hot & Cold Water, In-room Safe (paid), Room service, Satellite TV, Telephone and Terrace or Balcony

Facility amenities: Hotel Plaza is a quite small hotel, only 29 rooms. Its facilities include a 24 hour lobby bar, restaurant that offers National and International cuisines, tourist desk from where you can book various tours to visit the Museum of Colonial Art (the house of a hundred doors), the Main Parish Church (National Monument), the bridge over the Yayabo river, the Ruben Martinez Villena library and many more.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only

Hotel America: Santa Clara, 2 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel America is located very close to Leoncio Vidal Central Park and Santa Clara´s Civic Square, the main socio-cultural and economic center of the territory, a place where you can enjoy museums, night clubs, shops, cafes and restaurants. PLEASE NOTE: Rural hotels in Cuba are very basic by American standards, while this hotel is the best available, clean and safe, it may not meet our higher expectations.

Contact info:
Ave. Eucaliptos y Circunvalación. Santa Clara, Villa Clara
Santa Clara, Cuba
phone: +204513
Room amenities: Air conditioning, radio, telephone, and satellite TV.

Facility amenities: Swimming pool, safe (extra charge), internet cafe (24 hrs but very slow), a la carte restaurant with indoor and outdoor terrace, snack-bar, sunbathing area, ideal for entertainment and stage shows, international and national phone service, custodial service for luggage, hair dryers, minibar.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Nacional de Cuba: Havana, 4 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the center of the city, the hotel stands on a hill just a few meters from the sea, which offers a great view of the Havana Harbor, seawall/malecon, and the city. The Hotel Nacional de Cuba was declared a National Monument and was inscribed in the World Memory Register.

Contact info:
Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Plaza
Havana, 10400 Cuba
phone: + 53 7 836 3564 al 67
web: www.hotelnacionaldecuba.com/en/home.asp

Room amenities: Air conditioning, safe, radio, TV, minibar, phone, hairdryer

Facility amenities: 3 Restaurants, swimming pool, bar, 24 hour room service, business center with computers that have internet access (open from 9:00AM-7:00PM). The hotel has unreliable WiFi service. There is internet service at the hotel however, it is very expensive and very slow. The Hotel Nacional de Cuba charges 2.5 CUC’s for 15 minutes of internet access. PLEASE NOTE: If you exceed that time and use 16 minutes, you will be charged for two(2) 15-minute intervals.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Included
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15 nights of accommodations
40 meals: 15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 12 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
25 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances
2 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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