Inside Cuba: An In-Depth Island Journey: Holguín to Havana

From Holguín to Havana, meet and support local artists, musicians, entrepreneurs and independent businesses to learn Cuba’s history and celebrate Havana’s 500th anniversary in 2019.
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Program No. 20612RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

On our most in-depth learning adventure in Cuba, journey across the island from Holguín to Havana, exploring the historic Spanish colonial cities and meeting and supporting Cubans from all walks of life. Get to know musicians, artists, students, farmers, teachers and the new rising entrepreneurs as they teach you about their lives while also celebrating Havana’s 500th anniversary in 2019. This is a rare chance to experience the country’s natural beauty and support the warm people of Cuba.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day. Getting in/out of a pedicab and a horse carriage. Travel in a tropical climate.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Interact with Cuban locals eager to teach you about their tumultuous history, rich culture, colorful dances and more.
  • Explore grand plazas, churches and privately-owned community projects to immerse yourself in the interesting Cuban way of life.
  • Learn about the Spanish colonial era, the Cuban Revolution and the Cuba of today from local Cuban scholars and hosts.

General Notes

Round-trip flight from Miami to Cuba is included. Road Scholar offers opportunities to travel legally to Cuba under the new OFAC Regulations published June 5, 2019. Following the General License category “Support for the Cuban People,” Road Scholar programs include activities intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba. Each day's program promotes independence for the Cuban people and results in meaningful interactions with the Cuban people. Questions about traveling to Cuba? Road Scholar has your answers. Learn more: www.roadscholar.org/cubafaqs.
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Pedro Vazquez
Pedro Vazquez was born in Havana, Cuba, where he continues to live. He started studies at Havana University where he got a degree in Architecture and has been devoted to habitat, housing and urban issues ever since. After 46 years of professional practice in Urbanism, as a designer and manager, he is now a well-known member of Cuba’s National Experts Committee for construction and habitat-related topics. Married to Mayda Perez, also a Cuban architect, they have two daughters and a granddaughter.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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