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Cuba

Cuba Today: Havana and Viñales

Explore the Viñales Valley to uncover the natural beauty of this region. Discover the history and culture of Havana as you meet with dancers, artists, entrepreneurs and more.
Rating (4.96)
Program No. 22879RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,149

At a Glance

Gain rare insight into the history and culture of Cuba through important interactions with local business owners, artists, a dance company and farmers. Contrast the city architecture of Havana with the beautiful landscapes of the Viñales Valley, full of karsts and tobacco farms.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day, up to two hours at a time. Some walking on uneven cobblestone streets and dirt paths.
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 ...

  • Enjoy a performance from an independent Cuban dance company and meet with the dancers to discuss and support their craft.
  • Engage with a local independent artist at his studio and learn about his work.
  • Learn about U.S.-Cuban relations from a local perspective during a discussion with a Cuban expert.

General Notes

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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Carlos Alzugaray Treto
Dr. Carlos Alzugaray Treto is a Cuban diplomat, educator and writer. Between 1961 and 1996 he was a diplomat with the Cuban Foreign Service, then served as a regular lecturer on current international affairs, Cuban Foreign Policy and on European political developments at the University of Havana and other Cuban higher learning institutions. He has published four books and has received the Cuban equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. At present he is a member of the Cuban Union of Writers and other civil society organizations.

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

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Carlos Alzugaray Treto
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