20612
Cuba
Inside Cuba: An In-Depth Island Journey: Holguín to Havana
Go on a comprehensive exploration of Cuba as you meet its people, learn its history and discover the enduring traditions from Holguín to Havana.
Rating (4.97)
Program No. 20612RJ
Length
15 days
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4,999
Flights start at
FREE
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4.97 Average
Ralph
(5)

This trip to Cuba was much more than I could have imagined! A great value and wonderful experience awaits!

Richard
(5)

Fantastic look into Cuba from small towns to Havana. Trip is full of educational programs and people to people interactions with almost the entire day planned. You will see, hear, and taste this beautiful country and its friendly people.

Larry
(5)

Excellent guides and lecturers. Better lodging than I expected. The program expanded my knowledge and perspectives on Cuban history, culture and politics. My co-travelers were very compatible. I was very pleased I chose this tour.

Judith
(5)

The program revealed a Cuba far different and more welcoming than I had been led to believe. I especially appreciated seeing alternative transportation forms in eastern areas, such as horse taxis. Seeing store shelf contents there created a sense of gratitude for what we have in the US. I encourage all Americans to visit this island for a true perspective on our neighbors to the south.

Wayne
(5)

Cuba is an intellectually challenging place to visit, far more that most. And Road Scholar enriches that challenge with a wonderful array of different, and surprising, types of experiences, from food to history to art to lifestyles, and much more.

Beverly
(5)

This trip offered a multi-faceted introduction to Cuban life and culture.The people-to-people visits provided opportunities to meet and interact with people of all ages and professions and the expert lectures provided a context for better understanding this complex country. I enjoyed the program immensely and appreciated the intellectual stimulation! It was a wonderful experience.

William
(5)

An excellent and complete program to learn more about you fellow man!!

Marge
(5)

I loved this program, and urge others to push away the negative "stories" you might hear about Cuba. It is one of the most vibrant, diverse, safe and fun filled place I've been to. This is my third visit, and I'm ready for more. Go with an open mind, and a smile on your face. The Cuban people we met all said "We love people from the US " So get ready to meet them.

Kirk
(5)

It was a great trip! If you ever want to see the real Cuba and learn what it is like, do it now! It's not a beach vacation, it's a mind opening experience that can't ever be taken away from you. The program was "get up and go" every day, so be ready to enjoy and rest when you get home.

Garry
(5)

Highly recommend this program for those wanting and open to learn about Cuba. Tour leaders, Manuel and Jose, were outstanding and the bus driver, Juan Antonio, we had was very good. Be prepared for limited food options BUT RS did openly inform participants. Our group was interesting and fun to be with. Probably because those who take RS trips are focused on learning and open to other points of view.

Nancy
(5)

Fabulous trip. Thorough and in depth. Stimulating, Challenging. Leaders and lecturers willing to address the "hard questions." Great perspective on a system very different from ours, and one that is in growth and making every attempt to meet its challenges. Highly recommend this program.

Todd
(5)

I highly recommend the Holguin to Havana in-depth island journey inside Cuba. Road Scholar did an excellent job of preparing us for this trip with suggested readings, and once in Cuba the program instructor and program leader assured we had the opportunity to understand and enjoy our trip. This trip truly gave us an in-depth understanfing of the Cuban people and culture. We enjoyed every aspect of this outstanding and unique adventure.

Alexandra
(5)

The music and dance programs on this tour were first-rate!

Janet
(5)

if you want to see larger cuba for its diversity and history this itinerary is worthwhile

Marion
(4)

This educational tour has been an eye-opening, inspiring, and humbling experience. Having been12 years old when the successful Cuban Revolution came to power, I have lived much of my life thinking that I knew much more than I actually knew and understood. This tour experience is helping me to grow beyond my previous illusions and biases.

Mary
(5)

This was a great trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning about Cuba and its culture plus it was a lot of fun. By taking 2 wks. one is able to see much of the island,learn about its history, and meet its people. One of the best RS trips that I have taken.

Peter
(5)

This is the tour to take if you are interested in getting an in-depth tour of Cuba including its history, culture, religion, art, music, food, healthcare, and education. Many chances to meet Cubans and learn about their lives. Interesting discussions about Cuba's relationship with other countries and the changes they are undergoing. As one of our guides would say, "anything is possible in Cuba but nothing is guaranteed!"

Barbara
(5)

Cuba was most interesting. The trip leaders (one Cuban and one US) were both excellent. The cultural arts was the biggest surprise - the very best and saw performances by very gifted and talented individuals. The artwork was first class. The introduction to history and the events leading up to it was very informative. Very warm and welcoming people in Cuba. I wanted to visit before Starbucks and McDonald's appears on every corner. Good trip, well done by Road Scholar. Program was active, educational and enjoyable.

Dennis
(5)

Great loved it.

Barbara
(5)

The best trip I've taken so far! Fantastic leader, Cuban guide and instructors. I loved the people-to-people experience and I learned so much. This trip has given me a new appreciation for the people of Cuba and their resilience. Everyday was wonderful!!

Joyce
(5)

Eye-opening excursion into a world closed to the US for so long. Warm and welcoming people, with a love of music, dance, and each other that we can all emulate.

Steuart
(5)

Jocelyn was the best trip guide we've ever run into!!

Stanley
(5)

This is a comprehensive/interactive tour of Cuba. You get an excellent overview of Cuba today. I would recommend the trip that goes from Santiago to Havana.

Maria
(5)

As a Cuban American that has not been to Cuba since arriving to the United States many years ago, I recommend the Road Scholar experience because of the in depth journey of the island from Santiago to Havana, as well as much learning from experts and lot of fun added to the mix.

Robert
(5)

This was our first Road Scholar trip and we could not have been more pleased. Our guides were exceptional, our accommodations were better than expected, food was good, but most importantly the rich diversity of the program gave us a much richer view of Cuba, its people, history and culture. We took the 15 day tour from east to west and highly recommend its opportunity to expose us to the breadth of Cuba.

Bessie
(5)

This is a great trip to learn about many aspects of Cuba. The cultural People to People activities were excellent.

Wendy
(5)

I greatly enjoyed the 16 day Cuban Trip. I met lots of interesting people and learned a lot I didn't know about Cuba. Our group was very happy our tour started from the East and ended in Havana. We liked starting in the countryside and ending in the large city.

Rick
(5)

This was our first experience in group travel. We have always traveled independently and will continue to do so. That said, for unfamiliar destinations we will look no further than Road Scholar in the future. Look forward to programs in Russia and Latin America.

Sita
(5)

I felt so fortunate to be able to travel the length of this fascinating island at this unique point in time in the company of informed, caring guides and interesting fellow travelers. The program offered experiences that would not have been available otherwise. I returned home enriched by the experience with a deep appreciation for our neighbor to the south.

Pan
(5)

The excitement I feel having just returned from two weeks in Cuba has already affected friends and family. It is an experience I recommend for any one that the least bit of curious about the last fifty years and today's Cuba.

Janet
(5)

We don't know enough about Cuba in this country. Go with Road Scholar on a people to people trip, preferably 2 weeks and do the whole island - you'll love the people you meet, the activities included, the accommodations, the varying forms of transportation, amazing meals at family run restaurants - the whole package! Can't say enough nice things about the program.

Janice
(5)

This opened my eyes to what life in like for Cuban people. Our countries embargo has contributed to making life more difficult for them. I was really amazed at the high level of education and culture (music, dance, art).

Marjorie
(5)

The Cultural adventure to Cuba led by Road Scholar is an adventure of a life time. The program is well organized, thoughtful in content and you will come away having a new view of your world! I strong recommend this trip! Marjorie K

David
(5)

Cuban trip an eye opener for us, particularly on the fishing isle they took us to. Loved Octavio






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