November 3, 2014 - November 10, 2014
Cuba has been out of reach for American travelers for generations. As a result, its exhilarating history, exotic landscapes and rich culture have been accessible primarily through movies and the media. That’s why we are pleased to offer you an amazing opportunity to experience Cuba firsthand on this remarkable eight-day people-to-people exploration. This unique program combines fascinating excursions with insightful commentary and direct contact with Cuban citizens and will unravel for you the mysteries and contradictions of this intriguing Caribbean nation. Explore Havana, the lively capital city where Cuba’s cultural and political heritage is concentrated. Discussions, led by experts, will explore Cuba’s captivating history and provide new insights into life in Cuba, its arts and civil society. Participate in lively and enlightening interactions with local Cubans, including artists, dancers and social service providers. Excursions into Cuba's spectacular countryside include visits to Pinar del Rio passing by rural communities, organic gardens, and tobacco plantations as well as a stop at a former sugar cane plantation. Travel to Cuba’s colonial South and spend time in picturesque Cienfuegos and Trinidad, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. In eight unforgettable days, you will delve deeply into both the delights and the struggles of Cuba and her people.
Operated in accordance with a special license issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury, this exclusive program opens the door to a neighbor country long closed to American travelers. Every measure has been taken to ensure our comfort and convenience throughout our visit. Join fellow alumni and friends as we take part in a pioneering cultural discovery enriched by informative discussions and unique, people-to-people experiences. Space is very limited, so please make your reservation today by calling our travel department toll-free at 800-633-7514.