The Best of Cuba: People, Life and Culture: Camaguey to Havana

Discover Cuba's vibrant culture through interactions with locals, musical and dance performances, and artist visits. Join in celebrating Havana's 500th anniversary in 2019.
Rating (4.97)
Program No. 22143RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

Gain a sense of the past and experience the quickly changing present in the queen of central Cuba — Camaguey — the colonial gem of Trinidad, the tranquil, historic town of Remedios and the capital city of Havana on this in-depth cultural exchange with Cuban people. Enjoy beloved Cuban passions and pastimes such as dominoes, art, music and dance while also celebrating the exciting 500th anniversary of Havana in 2019.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day on a combination of cobblestone streets and dirt paths. Getting on and off of a motorcoach. Navigating high curbs, uneven steps, and stairs without railings. 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 ...

  • Engage in authentic Cuban passions as you learn to play dominoes with locals and enjoy traditional dance performed by a private dance company.
  • In Camaguey, visit a family owned and operated ranch to learn about the roles on the ranch and enjoy a traditional meal.
  • Visit a local artist at his workshop and studio in Trinidad to learn about his unique creations made from wood.

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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