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President’s Journey to Cuba

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Program #20609ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
In the heart of Havana, join local performers, artists and entrepreneurs for an intimate and insightful look at private enterprise, arts and music in Cuba. Explore the haunts of Hemingway, historic Old Havana and take in the skyline from the viewpoint at La Cabana, the fortress overlooking Havana’s harbor.

Gain an understanding of Cuba’s landscapes on a full day’s journey travel to the south of the island, with several stops en route to the Colonial gem of Trinidad. First, stop at a scenic beach location for a delicious lunch buffet at a privately owned Paladar. You may wish to take advantage of the stop for a quick dip in the Caribbean! Continue to Playa Giron, also known as the Bay of Pigs. Explore the small Bay of Pigs Museum, which reveals the Cuban perspective of the infamous invasion. Turning southeast, the road takes us to Cienfuegos. Explore the city’s main square before continuing on to Trinidad de Cuba.

Discover Trinidad’s colorful Spanish Colonial architecture and cobblestone streets on a walk through the historic center. Meet locals engaged in private enterprise and discuss life in this region of Cuba. Enjoy Cuban cuisine in an award-winning Paladar.


Highlights

• Enjoy an exclusive Road Scholar meeting with publishers of OnCuba magazine, the first Cuban-American joint venture business to open in Havana.
• Explore the haunts of Hemingway and meet fisherman in the community of Cojimar to hear their stories.
• Experience intercultural exchanges with artists, private entrepreneurs and musicians.

Program Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day with some walking on uneven cobblestone streets.

Itinerary Summary

Independent Arrivals into Miami, 1 night; charter flight to Havana, 4 nights; coach to Trinidad de Cuba, 1 night; coach to Santa Clara, 1 nightt; charter flight to Miami.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
2 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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