Cuban Culture | 7 Days / 6 Nights

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Cuban Culture | 7 Days / 6 Nights

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The history of Cuba will be revealed on this itinerary designed to introduce you to the culture, customs and everyday life in modern-day Cuba. Witness the impacts of an interesting history and inverse yourself in the traditions and activities held dear by passionate people proud of their heritage and exited to share their culture with visitors. 

 

 

 

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Havana

  • Arrival at Havana Airport. Enjoy VIP room while representative claim bags, stop at “The Revolution Square”, private group check-in at selected hotel, dinner at the Hotel.

Cienfuegos 

  • Travel to Cienfuegos and get acquainted on a walk around the main square, Settled by French immigrants more than 150 years ago, Cienfuegos is often referred to as the “Pearl of the South” because of its impressive beauty and colorful history. Join in a discussion with artists at a graphic arts STUDIO and learn more about their lives, their work, and how their art is created. Next, an opportunity to engage with tobacco rollers at a CIGAR FACTORY and to learn about the importance of tobacco, both culturally and commercially, for Cuba. Lunch "The Club Nautico",after lunch drive to Trinidad.

Trinidad

  • Travel to Trinidad, the crown jewel of Cuba’s colonial cities, founded in 1514 and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at a casa particular (bed and breakfast) and discuss private enterprise in Cuba with the owners and staff. This afternoon, spend time walking the streets of Trinidad, a cobblestone showcase of colonial architecture and pastel-colored houses decorated with wooden shutters and wrought-iron grilles. Caged songbirds outside the home are a Trinidad tradition. Interact with the librarian at the local LIBRARY, built from the estate of an American woman in the early 1900s, and learn about the library system in Cuba, including censorship and how the facilities are supported. Before arriving at the hotel, spend time at a family-owned CERAMIC STUDIO to learn the family’s history and how this distinctive pottery is made. You’ll also enjoy a tasty Canchanchara drink. Before dinner tonight, join an interactive DANCE LESSON and discuss the rhythms and history of Cuba’s traditional forms of music. You’ll hear typical salsa, rumba, and son (Cuban popular music). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),Hotel Trinidad (Ancon).

Santa Clara

  • Visit to the Theater La CaridadLeoncio Vidal Park The Che MausoleumWe will also visit the town of Remedios and take a steam train ride to Caibairen.  We meet with several key people and have meaningful interactions to learn more about Cuba and discuss the many differences and ideas between our two countries.  

Havana

  • Performance and discussion with jazz musicians, tour of Hotel Nacional de Cuba, discussion with architect, Old Havana, discussion and lunch at an organic urban farm, interact with children and workers at a daycare center, Colon Cemetery, Finca Vigia (Hemingway’s home), workshop at artist José Fuster’s studio, performance and discussion with members of the Cuban Institute of Music;