20613
Cuba
The Spirit of Eastern Cuba: Experiencing “Oriente”
Explore the other side of Cuba: the “Oriente” or East, home to still-unchanged charming, historic towns, distinctive culture and warm, welcoming people.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20613RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
3,895

At a Glance

Explore the other side of Cuba: the “Oriente” or East, home to still-unchanged charming, historic towns, distinctive culture and warm, welcoming people. Through interactions with Cubans from all walks of life, discover Gibara, described by Columbus as “the most beautiful land that human eyes saw” and the provincial capital, Holguín; Santiago de Cuba, and Guantánamo city; Discuss day-to-day life in Cuba with artists, musicians, factory workers and youth. Learn about Afro-Cuban music and dance traditions, and examine Santeria with a practitioner. Savor authentic meals made from fresh, local ingredients at a farm and at paladares (privately owned restaurants).
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 ...

  • Discover Holguín province; its warm people, charming towns - still virtually unchanged.
  • Survey Cuban music through interactions with musicians of jazz, Changüí, Afro-Cuban dancers and classical vocalists.
  • Trace 500 years of Cuba’s history to the present day, in Santiago de Cuba, the island’s second most important city.

General Notes

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