Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 70 miles, approximately 2.5 hours. Walking up to 1 mile; uneven, paved, and cobblestone streets/sidewalks, unpaved ground.
In the hotel restaurant, have your choice of eggs, omelet, or toasted sandwich plus fresh seasonal fruit, juices, coffee, tea, water.
Matanzas, founded in 1693, has been called a hidden gem and even the “Athens” of Cuba for its architectural, historical, and cultural heritage. With our Cuban Host and Group Leader, we will set out on a walking field trip through city plazas. We’ll also visit a local community project to learn about the services they provide to the people of Matanzas. Boarding our private motorcoach, we’ll then explore the area surrounding Matanzas and on out to the coast.
At a nearby hotel, our meal will include water; other beverages available for purchase.
From the hotel, we will ride to a nearby community project where we will interact with and support local weavers at the Seminario Evangelico de Matanzas. We then will pay a visit to Proyecto Maravillas, an initiative that supports local children through sports and the arts.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like at any of the privately owned paladares in Matanzas. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.
At leisure. Prepare for check-out and transfer to Havana tomorrow.