10-Nights Community, Culture & Cuisine: Cuba

Once a favored playground of American and European jet-setters, today Cuba is known more for its culture than its beaches and bars. Travel to the Caribbean island nation by U.S. citizens has been prohibited for half a century. Now, step through the once-closed door to explore Cuba’s past and present, its revolution and evolution, to gain different perspectives from the Cuban people themselves. Take a front-row seat to history while chatting with one of Cuba’s fledgling entrepreneurs. Learn how those who were educated under government mandates for literacy and the arts are now spreading their wings and exploring newfound freedoms. See how 21st-century enterprises like organic farms and eco-tourism are gaining a foothold.
 
Travcoa’s small-group People-to-People educational exchange is limited to only 18 participants, and features a full-time schedule of cultural and educational exchanges and meaningful interactions between Travcoa’s guests and the Cuban people. Our guests are enriched by this rare opportunity to learn about the Cuban's way of life from their perspective. In so doing, unique opportunities for authentic interaction will make this a journey of a lifetime!
 
Experience meaningful encounters with Cubans both in the rural countryside as well as in the cities. Travcoa’s Educational Leader and a professional Cuban national guide facilitate conversations around a variety of themes: education, environment, religious traditions, culture, the arts, architecture, community projects, farming, and private enterprise. Bring your curiosity and witness a country in transition; one that few Americans have experienced.
 
Cuba is a developing country, and as such, guests are reminded that certain aspects of life in Cuba are not as you may be accustomed. Many amenities and services that we take for granted are luxuries in Cuba, or simply not available.

10 nights from $ per person

 

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Number of Nights: 10
Vacation Inclusions:
  • Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary – Select and Grand options
  • All meals – including Travcoa’s exclusive Dine-Around
  • Round-trip charter flight between Miami and Cuba and departure taxes
  • One checked suitcase and one small carry-on case on the charter flight (not to exceed a combined 50 lbs.)
  • All transportation by private, late model A/C vehicle (bottled water included daily)
  • Full-time program of educational and cultural exchanges with the Cuban people
  • Entrance fees and donations per final scheduled itinerary
  • Gratuities for meals, local guides and porters
  • Local taxes
  • A Cuban national guide throughout the journey
  • A Travcoa Educational Leader
  • Cuba Visa
  • Emergency evacuation insurance and assistance plan
 
Highlights: 
  • Learn about life as a local at a rationing store and produce market
  • Interact with schoolchildren and educators, farmers, entrepreneurs, artists and musicians
  • Discover the Cuban arts scene
  • Visit local farms, shops and manufacturers
  • Savor Cuban cuisine during a private cooking demonstration
  • Try your hand at hand-rolling cigars


Departure Dates:
From:Until:From Price:
4/22/20144/22/2014 CALL
4/29/20144/29/2014 CALL
5/6/20145/6/2014 CALL
5/20/20145/20/2014 CALL
6/3/20146/3/2014 CALL
6/17/20146/17/2014 CALL
   
Remarks:
Package price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Intra-tour air pricing is subject to change. International airfare is additional. Other restrictions may apply. Contact us for complete journey details
 
Please Note: October 25, December 5, April 29, May 20, June 3 and June 17 include accommodations in Trinidad (instead of Cienfuegos) on Days 2 & 3. Additionally, October 25 flies into Santa Clara (instead of Cienfuegos). A slightly modified itinerary exists on Days 2 & 3 for these departures. Please call for details.
 
Travcoa Corporation, Inc., has been granted a license (CT-2013-302998-I) by the United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control to provide travel to Cuba for the purpose of people-to-people educational exchange visits. U.S. law requires that all participants of the program adhere to a full-time schedule of activities. Guests should be prepared for long travel days and limited leisure time. Deviation by participants from this itinerary, even in part, is not permitted. This itinerary is based on information available at the time of printing and is subject to change. Specific itinerary inclusions, visits, meetings with individuals and organizations, and home visits are dependent on outside factors, and as such, it may be necessary to substitute alternatives of equal relevance and interest. Travcoa reserves the right to change a program’s dates, staff, itineraries or accommodations as conditions warrant.

 

 

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