Cuba Today: People and Society: Havana & Cienfuegos
Discover the unique social and cultural heritage of Cuba as you enjoy a musical performance, converse with locals and embark on a walking adventure of historic Havana.
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Program No. 22461RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Welcome to Cuba: A mosaic of colorful buildings and diverse locals that comes together to form a country rich in history, culture and art. On a special journey that begins and ends in Havana, meet entrepreneurs, musicians and business leaders who shed a special light on the country’s complicated past and the unique traditions that have formed because of it. Alongside local experts, learn about the U.S.-Cuba relations from the Cuban perspective as you explore the vibrant cities that make this island nation so unique. Immerse yourself in colonial architecture, Art Deco buildings, Soviet-era apartments, classic cars and lively music as you learn how a country shaped by so many outside influences could create such a strong sense of community.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day with some walking on uneven cobblestone streets.
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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 ...

  • Listen to a performance by a local music group in Cienfuegos before speaking with them about their fascinating careers.
  • Learn about Cuba’s tumultuous history — especially with the U.S. — from the locals who know it best.
  • Explore the historic plazas of Old Havana and see Ernest Hemingway's Cuban home.

General Notes

Questions about Cuba? Road Scholar is an authority on travel to Cuba. Read our FAQs about travel to Cuba. www.roadscholar.org/collections/cuba-travel-facts/faqs
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Marta Nuñez
Marta Núñez Sarmiento is a retired professor at the University of Havana where she taught methodology and gender studies. Her research has concentrated on women and employment in Cuba; gender studies in Cuba; images of women in Cuban mass media; transition projects for Cuba proposed by Cuban American and U.S. scholars. She holds a master’s in sociology and a PhD in economics. She has been a visiting professor at universities around the world and a consultant on gender for the UN and other NGOs.

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

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