Discover the best of Cuba
On this comprehensive people-to-people program as you explore this beautiful island nation with its compelling history and rich culture. You’ll be immersed in Cuba’s everyday life through captivating educational activities and conversations with Cubans about a wide range of topics.
Embrace Cuban culture when you meet and join in a discussion with the dancers of the world-renowned Camagüey Ballet Company, interact with local artists, discuss private enterprise in Cuba with local restaurant owners and staff, ride in an Old Styler car, meet with local fishermen to learn about local fishing practices, meet Cuban baseball players, and enjoy a performance by the Cienfuegos Orchestra.
Discuss the Santeria religion, which was brought to Cuba by the slaves imported to work at the sugar plantations, and interact with local parishioners at the church of Cuba’s patron saint. Take a walk with a local architect through Old Havana and discuss the challenges renovating Havana’s historic buildings.
Join in a mojito-making demonstration and an interactive dance lesson, enjoy a scenic cruise on Santiago Bay, and witness the Changing of the Guards at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery.
Meals at a local paladar (small, privately owned restaurant) and at a Casa Particular (bed and breakfast) are just a few of the special dining experiences included on this amazing Cuba program.
You’ll also have a chance to explore some of Cuba’s colonial cities—Camagüey, Trinidad, and Old Havana—which have all been named UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You’ll also visit Santiago de Cuba’s historic city center; San Pedro de la Roca Castle, a World Heritage Site built in 1638; Hemingway’s beloved home, Finca Vigia; and more. Fascinating, informative, and insightful discoveries await you on this Cuba program!