From $5,840 per person, double occupancy (including airfare from Miami)
Cuba, with its defiant history, is a resplendent tropical island unlike any other in the Caribbean. Accompanied by Professor Emeritus Dr. Joseph Scarpaci, explore this island of contrasts, still largely unfamiliar to many travelers. This special program has been designed to unravel the richness of Cuban culture and allow you to meet Cubans from all walks of contemporary Cuban life.
Begin the trip in Santiago, the cradle of Afro-Cuban culture and legendary for its music. Enjoy a spectacular drive to Baracoa, a charming town enveloped by rich tropical vegetation where Christopher Columbus is said to have first landed. Experience a short boat ride on the Duaba River where you will cruise through lush landscapes and forests. Fly by chartered plane to Trinidad, Cuba's oldest colonial city, surrounded by a verdant ring of mountains. Drive west and spend five days exploring Havana including a specially designed walking tour of Old Havana which harbors the greatest wealth of Spanish colonial architecture in the western hemisphere, a treasure trove of churches, palaces, citadels and mansions wedged along narrow streets or looming over palm-fringed plazas. Enjoy a farewell dinner at one of the city’s new private restaurants, La Guarida, made famous in the film Fresas y Chocolate.