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Cuba Culture & Heritage – Legal People to People trip for US citizens Overview
- 2013-11-01 - 2014-12-31
Leaving from Miami, experience the allure of Cuba from Havana to Trinidad.
TO INQUIRE ABOUT THIS TRIP, PLEASE CALL US AT 1-800-970-7299. DUE TO LICENSING REGULATIONS, THIS TRIP CANNOT BE BOOKED ONLINE.
Cuba. Culturally rich, politically controversial, and filled with endless beauty, the name conjures up a place of mystery. It’s a little rough around the edges, but alive with a warm and exuberant spirit, from the glimmering bays to the vibrant people and the legendary music scene. It’s right on our doorstep, but remains almost off-limits to all but a select few. That is, until now. Here’s your chance to legally travel to Cuba as part of a fully licenced educational exchange program, with thanks to our friends at International Expeditions. All you need to qualify is a valid US passport and a desire to immerse yourself in every aspect of Cuban culture. From the elegant Cienfuegos to the music-infused streetlife of Havana, this trip reveals the rich culture and heritage of this complex country.
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Arrive in Miami. In the evening meet your expedition leader as well as your fellow travelers as you prepare for your Cuban adventure.
Take an early flight to Havana. Be seduced by the vivacious streetlife and eclectic local scenes. Satisfy your literary tastebuds with a visit to Finca Vigia, the old home of Ernest Hemingway in San Francisco de Paula. Enjoy dinner at Cathedral Square in Old Havana, and take a stroll along Obispo Street to the Floridita – Hemingway’s favorite bar – to soak up the bustling nighttime atmosphere.
Journey to the southern coast to Cienfuegos, a nautical city with glittering waterside beauty, for lunch on the peninsula. Then take a drive into the mountains to your hotel for the night.
Hike to El Rocio waterfall in the Topes de Collantes National Park, which is nestled in the Escamray Mountains. After a cool swim, stop at a coffee house to learn about traditional coffee cultivation from the locals. Then visit a museum of Cuban modern art housed in the former home of a Batista supporter, and meet a local farmer to learn more about the land.
On the way to Playa Giron, visit some rice farmers and take a walk to spot the rare bee hummingbird. At the Bay of Pigs Museum learn about the history of the area from a Cuban local.
Enjoy an early morning walk in search of wildlife. Visit the Korimacao Project to learn about the artists, musicians, and dancers from all over Cuba who are supported by the project. Make a brief stop to a crocodile farm and take a boat across Treasure Lake for lunch on Guama Island. In the evening, return to Havana for another dose of the city’s sultry night-life.
Continue to discover the charms of Havana, from vintage cars and rumba drumbeats to the clear Caribbean waters. Visit Our Lady of Belen Convent, the Rum Museum, art galleries, and the Museum of the Revolution and discover Old Havana.
Depart Cuba in the morning and return to Miami.
How to Book
Step 1: Call Intrepid for more information: 1-800-970-7299. Please note, this trip is not available for online booking.
Step 2: We will send you a participant profile form to complete. Upon receipt of this form and your $600 deposit, we will confirm your trip with our partner, International Expeditions (license CT-19235)
Step 3: International Expeditions will send you simple but required forms for your visa and other logistics of your trip
Step 4: Final payment due by 60 days prior to your departure
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