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Program #21305RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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.
Start of Program
Mar 9, 2015
Day 1: Meet the Group Leader at 4:45 p.m. in the hotel reception to go to Program Orientation. Please schedule your arrival at the hotel no later than 4:00 p.m.
Location: Miami
Transportation to site: The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center is a 10 minute drive from the airport and offers a free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. To call the shuttle upon arrival at the airport: On the 2nd Level / Departure Level, go to the nearest outside door and identify the Door number. Call the hotel on (305) 261-3800 and tell them your location. The shuttle will come and pick you up upon request.

End of Program
Mar 21, 2015
The program ends on Day 13 upon arrival of the charter flight in Miami.
You will be staying at the Melia Santiago de Cuba the night before.
Location: Santiago de Cuba
Nearest airport: Antonio Maceo Airport
Transportation to site: A group transfer from the hotel in Santiago to the airport for our return charter flight is scheduled for all participants. The charter flight from Santiago to Miami is normally scheduled to land in Miami at 11:15 a.m. Charter flight times are subject to change, and will be confirmed in the final mailing, which is sent approximately 5 weeks prior to the start of your program. We do not recommend booking connecting flights out of Miami before 3:30 p.m.
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Situated one mile from Miami International Airport (MIA), this modern Miami, Florida hotel adjoins the Miami Airport Convention Center and the Miami International Merchandise Mart, which is also open to the public.

The hotel is a 10 minute drive from the airport and offers a free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. To call the shuttle upon arrival at the airport: On the 2nd Level / Departure Level, go to the nearest outside door and identify the Door number. Call the hotel on (305) 261-3800 and tell them your location. The shuttle will come and pick you up upon request.

Contact info:
711 NW 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33126 USA
phone: 305-261-3800
web: doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-miami-airport-and-convention-center-MIAMADT/index.html

Room amenities: 334 oversized guest rooms with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, individual temperature and air-conditioning control, alarm clock radio with MP3 connection, coffee maker with coffee, iron and ironing board, 2 line speaker phone and an in room safe.

Facility amenities: Warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in; restaurant, bar, Automated Teller (ATM), baggage storage, beauty salon, clothing store, gift shop, laundry/valet service, room service, fitness room, heated outdoor pool, the hot tub and whirlpool spa, 24-hour complimentary airport transportation to and from Miami International Airport and the Waterford Blue Lagoon Office Park.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: To be determined
Contact Road Scholar Participant Services at (800) 454-5768 for details.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Melia Santiago is part modern city hotel, part resort-style hotel, situated in a residential area in the heart of Santiago. The hotel is one of the tallest buildings in the city, providing views of the entire area including the Sierra Maestre mountain range. Please note that Cuban hotel standards may not equal their American or European counterparts. Improvements are ongoing, and we hope that the potential glitch in service or amenities is a minor trade-off for the authentic connections and enrichment you’ll experience.

Contact info:
Avd. de las Américas y Calle M
Santiago de Cuba, 90400 Cuba
phone: +(53) 226 87070
web: www.melia.com/hotels/cuba/santiago-de-cuba/melia-santiago-de-cuba/home.htm

Room amenities: 300 rooms with air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV with 24 multi-language channels, in-room safe (additional charge), direct dial telephone, mini-bar (additional charge), private bathroom with bathtub and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurants, café, bars, Panoramic rooftop bar, foreign currency exchange, Internet center with PC, WiFi in lobby (additional charge), gift shop, 24-hour doctor on-call, 3 swimming-pools set in spacious gardens and terraces, evening entertainment program with live music, fitness center, massage and sauna. Hotel voltage 110v (60Hz) and 220v (60Hz).

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

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
28 Hands-on experiences
5 Performances
2 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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4.7
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