The Best of Cuba: People, Life and Culture: Camaguey to Havana
Experience the vibrant culture of Cuba as you circumnavigate the island by ocean liner as you meet locals and enjoy the rare opportunity to celebrate Havana’s 500th anniversary in 2019.
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Program No. 22143RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

In Havana, join locals in the cobblestone streets and at the ocean-side Malecón to celebrate the 500th anniversary of this capital city. Further south in Cienfuegos, explore the city’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving the early colonial history of the city whose name means “one hundred fires.” And in the southeastern city of Santiago de Cuba, experience the poetry, music and revolutionary history that have made their impressions on this rich cultural region. Discover the secrets of these vibrant Cuban cities — and meet the fascinating people who live there — on a journey through the waters of the Caribbean via ocean liner.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day with some walking on uneven cobblestone streets.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Engage in authentic Cuban passions: Learn to play dominoes, enjoy traditional and modern dance and feel the rhythm as you explore the history of Cuban music.
  • In Remedios, meet a local historian to discuss the town’s history and learn how it has changed over the last century.
  • Explore Hemingway’s house at Finca La Vigia.

General Notes

Round-trip flight from Miami to Cuba is included. Questions about traveling to Cuba? Road Scholar has your answers. Learn more: https://www.roadscholar.org/cuba-travel-guide/faqs
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Julie Cardenas
Julie Cardenas hails from Naples, Florida. She holds a B.A. in Biology from Florida Gulf Coast University and certificates as a Florida Master Naturalist and NAI Certified Interpretive Guide. With an affinity for traveling and being on the water, Julie spent her early career cruising oceans, rivers and inland waterways. As a naturalist, she traded seasons leading winters in the Florida Everglades and summers in Southeast Alaska. Leading Road Scholar groups since 2012, Julie currently directs programs in South Florida, Cuba and Alaska.

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

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