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GLOBUS 2024: Exploring Cuba's Culture, History, and Colonial Cities (YW)
From $4,759.00 (USD)

Discover the island nation of Cuba - a place filled with friendly people, eager to share their lives, heritage, and culture with you...and equally curious to hear about the customs and traditions of the neighboring United States.
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GLOBUS 2024: Exploring Cuba's Culture, History, and Colonial Cities (YW)
10 days from Havana to Havana
Discover the island nation of Cuba - a place filled with friendly people, eager to share their lives, heritage, and culture with you…and equally curious to hear about the customs and traditions of the neighboring United States. Globus invites you to join us on this special Support for the Cuban People program, designed around daily interaction with local residents that deliver insight into past, present, and future. Through open-minded conversations and respectful exchanges of ideas with the Cuban people, you'll experience the trip of a lifetime with a rare opportunity to experience the vibrant culture of this captivating country.

Due to the special requirements to visit Cuba, participants will be required to complete and sign a travel affidavit confirming that they are traveling under the Support for the Cuban People general license and will participate in a full-time schedule of activities. Participants are also required to read and acknowledge the Notice of Cuba Program information. These items must be completed and acknowledged within 7 days of making a reservation.

'Group Voyagers, Inc.* offers this program under the auspice of a General License 31 CFR 515.560 for Support for the Cuban People CFR 515.574 authorized by the United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Those who register as participants in this program, are authorized to visit Cuba legally under the Support for the Cuban People category of travel CFR 515.574. Our itineraries provide a full-time schedule of activities that are intended to enhance contact with the Cuban people and result in meaningful interactions between our travelers and individuals in Cuba. United States law requires that all participants in our program adhere to the full-time schedule of Support for the Cuban People activities.
Call (530) 896-1668 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18154370
Tour OperatorGlobus
OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2024
10 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1HavanaHavana, Cuba's capital city, and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, meet your Globus Group Leader and Cuban National Tour Director for a 6pm welcome meeting and dinner. This is a good time to meet fellow program participants, get your questions answered, and prepare for your time in fascinating Cuba. (D)
Day 2HavanaYour day begins with a walk through the streets of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discuss with your Cuban Tour Director Havana's unique architecture, the challenges of renovating the city's exquisite historic buildings, and the future of these restorations. You'll have the chance to interact with local private artisans. Next, visit Beyond Roots, a private project dedicated to the Afro-Cuban Culture in Cuba. Discuss the history of the project, the Santeria religion brought to Cuba by enslaved West Africans, and how this project gives back to the local community. After lunch at a local paladar (a special, privately owned restaurant), visit a private project focused on repurposing materials to make handbags and dresses. Speak to the dynamic owner about her personal story of losing her job during the pandemic and how she started her own business. You'll also enjoy a cigar-rolling and rum-tasting experience. Before returning to our hotel, visit a local community project to interact with the children and volunteers who run the program. This evening, enjoy dinner and a colorful and energetic show highlighting the music and dance of Cuba. (B,L,D)
Day 3HavanaWe start our day with a photo stop at Revolution Square before meeting members of the Antique Car Club 'a Lo Cubana,' from the popular TV series, Cuba Chrome. Discuss what it takes for these local entrepreneurs to keep these classic American cars running, what it takes to become a member of the car club, and some of the special car club events they hold each year. Over lunch at a local paladar, meet a former Cuban baseball player for a discussion about the history and the love of this favorite pastime in Cuba and the United States. Next, attend a workshop at Havana Compass Dance Company. Watch a rehearsal and take some time to speak to the dancers and teachers about their training, daily lives, and future careers. Before returning to the hotel, stop at the Angeles del Futuro (Angels of the Future) project. Enjoy a performance by these future circus performers and later interact with the children and teachers. Discuss how the children come to the program, the challenges the program faces, and how the program has changed lives. This evening is at leisure. Your Cuban Tour Director will have suggestions for dining and additional exploration. (B,L)
Day 4CamagueyThis morning, travel to Santa Clara, Cuba's fifth largest city and home to one of Cuba's biggest universities. Visit the Che Guevara Memorial and Museum followed by a visit to a local retirement community project. Spend time with the members of the project and discover their passion for singing, dancing, and music. Continue to the historic city of Camaguey, one of the first seven villages founded by the Spaniards, much of the city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner tonight is at a local paladar. (B,L,D)
Day 5CamagueyThis morning, see the city's beautifully restored plazas and learn why Camaguey is nicknamed the 'City of Squares.' Our first stop is at the studio of artist, Pepe Gutierrez. For over 40 years, Pepe has formed leather into unique pieces of art. There's time to discuss his work and inspiration, while learning more about his projects. We then visit the studio of Martha Jimenez. See everything from pots to painting being produced by the charismatic artist. Later, enjoy a musical performance by students of the Jose White Conservatory. Afterward, there's time to meet these young musicians and learn about their training, future aspirations, and daily lives. This evening is at leisure. Your Cuban Tour Director will have suggestions for dining and exploring more of this colonial city. (B,L)
Day 6TrinidadToday, meet the dancers of the world-renowned Camaguey Ballet Company, which has performed in over 40 countries. You'll have a chance to meet and interact with not only the dancers, but with teachers and costume makers as well. Then, journey to a local working ranch where you'll meet three generations of the same family that have been living on the farm since 1930. Interact with the workers as they go about their daily chores and explore the farm before sitting down to an abundant country lunch. Continue to Trinidad, the crown jewel of Cuba's colonial cities, founded in 1514 and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. No other city in Cuba is preserved as well or so charmingly. (B,L,D)
Day 7TrinidadStart your day with a stroll through the streets of Trinidad, a cobblestone showcase of colonial architecture and pastel-colored houses decorated with wooden shutters and wrought-iron grilles. Visit some of the city's famous landmarks while stopping to meet local self-employed residents and shop owners. Next, visit artist Yudit Vidal Faife's private art gallery. Discuss with the artist her process, the inspiration for her work, and her life as an artist. After lunch at a local paladar, engage with the famous Santander family, well-known independent artisans. Visit their workshop and gallery and discuss their history in Cuba and learn how they have been making handmade pottery for over 100 years. This evening is at leisure in Trinidad. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to make the most of your evening. (B,L)
Day 8HavanaTravel to Cienfuegos and get acquainted on a walk around the historic 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. Enjoy a performance by the Cienfuegos Orchestra (made of local independent musicians) and afterward join in a discussion with the artists about their training, performance schedule, and daily lives. Continue to Playa Giron, site of the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Discuss with your Cuban Tour Director the history of this event and the role it played in the Cold War. Over lunch at a local paladar, meet a Naturalist from the local Cienaga de Zapata National Biosphere Reserve and join in a discussion about the concerns we all have for our environment. Return to Havana where your Tour Director will have suggestions for dining this evening. (B,L)
Day 9HavanaThis morning, our attention turns to Nobel Prize-winning novelist Ernest Hemingway, who lived in Cuba for more than 30 years and left behind an enduring legacy. It is here that he wrote several books, participated in fishing contests, and enjoyed the laid-back ambiance and warmth of the Cuban people. Engage with the staff at Finca Vigia, his beloved home (supported by independent foundations) and discuss the processes of preserving this historic location. Continue to an organic farm to discuss their sustainable practices. Lunch is at a paladar where you'll enjoy an interactive mojito-making demonstration. Next, visit Humidores Habana, a workshop recognized for turning wood into some of Cuba's most elaborate humidors. Learn about the project, interact with the workers, and see how the humidores are made. Before returning to your hotel, a visit is made to artist, Jose Fuster's Community Art Project. Here you'll discover a surreal world - like nothing you have seen before. Interact with members of the neighborhood to discuss the project's impact on the surrounding area. Tonight, meet private owners of classic American cars for a special treat as you jump into a classic 1950s American car and cruise the streets of Havana. End at a festive farewell dinner. It's the perfect ending to your time in Cuba! (B,L,D)
Day 10HavanaYour program ends after breakfast with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)

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