Cuba Today: Remedios and Havana

Explore Remedios as you meet local artists and entrepreneurs who teach you about their crafts, and learn about the culture of Havana while celebrating its 500th anniversary in 2019.
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Program No. 22879RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Gain rare insights into the history and culture of Cuba through important interactions with local business owners, artists, entrepreneurs and religious institutions. First, discover Remedios — one of the island’s oldest colonial towns — for a taste of Cuban charm and an in-depth discovery of authentic traditions. Then, celebrate Havana’s 500th anniversary in 2019 alongside the locals to learn about their fascinating cultural heritage and gain a deeper understanding of the people who make this small island nation so beautiful.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing up to two hours at a time.
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 artisans and local entrepreneurs at a privately-owned community center.
  • Learn about the U.S.-Cuban relations from a local perspective during a discussion with two Cuban experts.

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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