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Cuba
Cuba Today: Remedios and Havana
Visit the historic town of Remedios, unspoiled by mass tourism. Discover the history and culture of Havana as you meet with musicians, artists, entrepreneurs and more.
Rating (4.95)
Program No. 22879RJ
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7 days
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4.95 Average
Ann
(5)

This was an excellent, informative, enjoyable, and well-paced program. It was a great opportunity to meet and learn more about our neighbors in Cuba and the complex relationship between the US and Cuba.

Alan
(5)

Wonderful trip that really opened my eyes about Cuba. A beautiful country, with friendly, warm people, that has many challenges, that the trip readily displayed. Very worthwhile, learning experience. The 1950 cars will not disappoint, by the way!!

Carolyn
(5)

Excellent introduction to Cuba which helped me understand what it is like to live in Cuba and why the US should reexamine its unreasonable embargo policy.

Rosanne
(5)

Excellent Excellent Superb Fabulous

Ann
(5)

I thought in advance that Cuba would be interesting but I never expected it to be fabulous: the people, their music, their warmth, their joy. It could not have been a better experience.

Anthony
(5)

My name is Anthony Morris, and I just spent a week in Cuba. What an experience! I didn't know quite what to expect as this was my first trip with a group. I strongly recommend taking this trip as it was educational, fun, heartwarming and somewhat humbling. The Cuban people are warm and welcoming and are excited to see and interact with vacationers. Please think seriously about this program. I promise you WON'T be disappointed.

Glenda
(5)

My Road Scholar trip to Cuba provided enrichment for my mind and my heart - both very important to me! I came back dreaming in Spanish and unpacking so many truly unforgettable experiences and people!~!~

Charlyne
(5)

The Road Scholar trip to Cuba was well beyond my expectations. My biggest joy was meeting the people in Remedios. One of the highlights was when our waitress started to dance and I joined her. Then we had a congo line through the restaurant. I was totally unplugged from my phone and internet and I was happier than I have been in years. I smiled until my face hurt!

Christian
(5)

Found the web site ok. The difficulty was in talking to someone in the office of RS. Several times the persons were not particularly up to date on the programs.

Valena
(5)

Remedios and Havana tour - Awesome! Valena Omaha, Ne USA

Liv
(5)

I cannot say ENOUGH how wonderful my road Scholar trip was ~ a few people in my group to Cuba, had been on several Road Scholar trips...I'm just SO excited to do another journey with them. Once you book with them, to me, it felt like everything was taken care of flawlessly

Mary
(5)

What a wonderful trip to Cuba! Our guides, Vivian and Alex were wonderful leaders. The people we met, the music we heard and the dance we watched (and participated in) were an exciting way to learn about Cuba. If you want to know more about Cuba and experience the friendly welcoming spirit of Cubans this is a wonderful trip to take!

Mike
(5)

Magical and delightful. Truly an outstanding experience. I will go back to Cuba.

Kirsten
(5)

Amazing trip to Cuba! A complete emersion into Cuban culture led by passionate and well-informed guides. I have never been so intrigued by a people and their culture. I want to learn so much more and am impassioned to do what I can to improve the relationship between Cuba and the USA. You will not find better guides and better local people who will bring you into their homes, country, and culture!

Michele
(5)

My trip to Cuba,(Remedios & Havana), was truly beyond my expectations.It wasn't just the history of two completely different cities, one rural vs metropolitan. It was the field trips in and around these areas, the people, the customs , the food not to mention the deep and long history. Road Scholar touched on so many aspects of Cuban life which made you hunger to learn more. Have never had more fun. Beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I will go back.

Nancy
(5)

A wonderful trip both the road scholar rep and our Cuban guide were excellent. Would highly recommend this trip

Joan
(5)

Whatever you thought you knew about Cuba, this trip will change your mind. Go there, and experience it for yourself.

Joan
(5)

This was a fascinating insight into Cuba today - a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and we look forward to more Road Scholar trips in the future!

Frank
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Excellent group leader Lillyanne Rhodes,well informed with excellent program events. Guide excellent, Yohandra Perez,super informative with detailed specifics. All food, art, music, dance,politics excellent. Thank You Frank Benante

Judith
(5)

Just returned from Cuba Today--Remedios and Havana, a delightful week-long adventure in 2 very different cities. Our group was compatible, the guides knowledgeable, and the hotels and coach transportation were top notch. We were able to experience Cuba from an insiders perspective. The Cuban people welcomed us graciously. I highly recommend this trip.

Edward
(5)

The Road Scholar people were wonderful, warm and welcoming. They had great rapport with the Cuban native and were great with our group. I can't say enough good things about the program, our guides and employees!

Patricia
(4)

A visit to Cuba with Road Scholar helped me see, at ground level, the effects both good and bad that our country, its people and its policies have had on another country and another people. It will inform my actions as a US citizen. (And yes, the people, the smiles, the food, the music and more were all wonderful to experience.) I'd urge anyone to make this their next trip!

Marjorie
(4)

This trip will open the eyes and hearts of even the most educated. I learned more than I hoped and gained a much more positive attitude toward Cuba and its people.

Errick
(5)

An excellent tour with low to moderate physical exertion. All activities were educational and interesting. The trip was well organized and executed.

John
(5)

This is an excellent program for better understanding historical interactions between Cuba and America, problems in the relationship, Cuba's challenges in the 21st Century, and how we might be better neighbors.

Richard
(5)

This tour gives a great overview of Cuba in a compact timeframe and is better priced that other tours I considered. It was good to experience both rural and urban Cuba and to learn how complicated life is there..

Sandra
(5)

An experience worth having. This program offers many diverse experiences with no redundancy. It will enrich your life and provide insights into how we are living our lives together and the impact we have on each other.

Mary
(5)

Easy to use.

Peter
(5)

We had a great trip using Road Scholar and would definitely use them again in the future.

Ellen
(5)

We just finished a trip to Cuba and even the 6 hour layover in Havana airport does not dampen our enthusiasm for the experience we had! Fantastic group of travelers and leader and guide. Highly highly recommend!

Sharon
(5)

Go to Cuba with Road Scholar! They will give you amazing people to people experiences you won' t get any where else and wonderful guides! We can't stop sharing our experiences with everyone! Warren and Sharon Hoffmann

Jo-Ann
(5)

The trip to Cuba exceeded my expectations in every way. Just loved it.

Robin
(5)

A trip of a lifetime. Fun, engaging and informative; you will leave Cuba a changed person.

Monty
(5)

Wonderful program which I can recommend highly, providing a nice mixture of activities striking a good balance between too much and too little. Very good for a weeklong tour.

Mary Ann
(5)

A wonderful trip, especially experiencing a smaller town in the countryside, traveling through the country and then enjoying the color, music and energy of Havana. I learned so much about the Cuban people and truly was said to leave. The skill, generosity, professionalism of our guides, Jim and Yohandra, was spectacular. The group was curious, interested, flexible and engaged. Road Scholar introduced us to so many aspects of the culture, art, music, economy and so many different people which we never could have experienced on our own. I have wanted to go to Cuba for years and am so glad I didn't wait any longer.

Carmen
(5)

MANY times I could not access website information

Gudrun
(5)

This educational trip was an excellent representation of people and culture. Visiting Cuba should be on everybody’s traveling list. An eye opening experience

Kathy
(5)

Road Scholar did an outstanding job with the Cuba - Remedios and Havana trip. We loved meeting the local people and learning about their culture.

Karen
(5)

My trip with Road Scholar was perfect in every way. All the events were better than expected and the people that I met on the trip are new friends. I will be planning another trip soon.

Donna
(5)

It was a wonderful experience and wish I could have helped more.

Pamela
(5)

If you are considering a trip to Cuba, don't delay! Road Scholar makes the country come alive and the faces you see, the sounds you hear and the sights you witness will stay with you far beyond your return home!

Saretta
(5)

Loved our trip to Cuba many thanks to Jim for making our trip informative, and fun. Can't wait to take another trip on Road Scholar

John
(5)

Cuba is a must, sooner the better. I now have a different perspective on a lot of things. First trip a guide is essential. On my Cuban trip we used Roads Scholars, they were absolutely spot on all facets. Every day was different, well thought out. Both the Roads host and our native Cuban guide were very good, fluent in language and customs. If asked about Cuba,one of my companion travelers said he would answer "it's complicated". So true

Patricia
(5)

I found out after I could no longer withdraw from the program without penalty that I would have to stay in Charlotte overnight both before and after the tour. I therefore had to pay $345.60 addition expenses that was not stated upfront by Road Scholar. I learned from four other participants on the tour that they were reimbursed by Road Scholar for additional expenses that they incurred under these circumstances.

Richard
(5)

The Road Scholar and Cuban guides in this program conveyed in-depth knowledge and information each step along the way in our itinerary.They answered ALL questions fully and openly, getting back to us in the group with results of research when they needed to.The two of them complemented each other really well - they are smart, experienced, humorous, well-prepared, articulate - by adding their own input on topics the group wanted to hear more about. Our stops to visit the dance studio, community centers, church, museums, sugar cane factory, printing shop, cigar factory, family home, gave us access to places we may not have been aware were available or accessible. The guides also were flexible about the itinerary, adding an optional visit to a beach with swimming in clear blue warm ocean water, with drinks available on the beach, and dinner just steps away afterwards. Our bus driver went out of his way to make the added beach visit possible. Kudos.






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