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The Spirit of Eastern Cuba: Experiencing “Oriente”

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Program #20613ENZ
9 Days | 8 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.
Explore the other side of Cuba: the “Oriente” or East, home to unspoiled countryside, soaring mountains, 500-year-old cities, distinctive culture and warm, welcoming people. Discover Santiago de Cuba, Camaguey, Bayamo and Guantánamo city; interact with Cuban cowboys at a working ranch and learn about Afro-Cuban music and dance traditions. Discuss day-to-day life in Cuba with a family that welcomes you into its home and savor authentic meals at paladares (small, privately owned restaurants). Visit an island fishing community and connect with fishermen, dancers, students and artists.


Highlights

• Meet local artists in Camaguey and discover the city’s colorful old town on a bicycle rickshaw excursion.
• Take a field trip to a working ranch and talk to Cuban cowboys about their work.
• Interact with local dance instructors who introduce you to one of Cuba’s most famous exports: the Salsa.

Program Notes

Road Scholar is authorized to travel to Cuba under OFAC License #CT-2014-308137-1. Round-trip charter flight from Miami to Cuba is included.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day; some cobblestones and other uneven terrain. Some stairs are unavoidable. Roads can be bumpy.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Miami, Fla., 1 night; flight to Camaguey (Cuba), 3 nights; coach to Santiago de Cuba, 3 nights; flight to Miami for departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

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

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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