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Explore Cuba – Culture & People

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Legally visit Cuba, leaving directly from the United States.  You’ll get to talk and connect with teaches, students, artists, community leaders and musicians.  Learn about their lives and the Cuban culture.

As you interact with the locals, you’ll garner a better understanding of the Cuban UNESCO World Heritage site architecture, history and music.  You’ll travel the length of the island as you experience:

  • The Museum of the Revolution
  • Sugar Mill Museum
  • The family home of Fidel and Raul Castro
  • Revoution Square

This unique vacation is designed to have you interacting with locals every step of the way. The growth of privately owned restaurants in Cuba has increased tremendously in recent years.  Many are located in homes but stress fresh ingredients similar to the farm-to-table movement in the United States.  Farmers and fishermen play a key role and your tour will include an opportunity to learn about organic farming practices on this island nation.

You’ll get to meet with the Jardin de los Helchos orchid garden staff.  In addition, to viewing some of the 90 varieties along with numerous ferns; talk with the staff as they shares insight on the day-to-day challenges they face.  A stop at the home where Ernest Hemingway began his For Whom the Bell Tolls is also on the agenda. Presently, a museum, you’ll get to engage in a discuss about the author’s time on the island. There are some many opportunities to experience the real Cuba, not your typical brochure vacation.

Pricing includes the following:

  • Prior to departure to Havana, an overnight hotel stay in Miami
  • All meals – 35 (12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners), including authentic Cuban cuisine at local restaurants and private paladares throughout your trip
  • All gratuities to Tauck Director, local guides and drivers, hotel and restaurant staff; all taxes, admission fees, porterage and departure tax

International air is not included and must be purchased through the tour operator. Two, on-tour charter flights – one from Miami International Airport to José Martí International Airport in Havana on the morning of day 2, and a return flight from Santiago de Cuba’s Antonio Maceo International Airport to Miami International Airport on day 13, must be purchased as part of your tour package. These flights are operated by such carriers as Sun Country, American or American Eagle.

 

 

Note: Due to the nature of People-to-People travel in Cuba, itinerary is subject to change.