Cuba


January 8-15, 2013 & February 25-March 4, 2013

**Now booking second departure**

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 a visit to Pinar del Rio when there will be a visit to Las Terrazas, a model socialist community developed in the 1980s. 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.

This exclusive program opens the door to a neighbor country long closed to American travelers. It is designed to promote cultural exchange and people-to-people contact. The trip is operated in accordance with a special license issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to the University of Tennessee Foundation.

For more information, please contact:

Ginny Snow
gsnow@utfi.org
(865) 974-2115

Some Program Highlights

  • Access to venues not available to individual travelers and encounters with nature and direct interaction with local people.
  • Embark on a truly unique experience - a comprehensive exploration of Cuba, long inaccessible to American visitors.
  • Visit the Universidad de la Habana to meet and speak with the students.
  • Meet the dancers of the Ludwig Foundation’s Contemporary Ballet Company and the Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Company, and the artists of Cuba’s leading art academy, the Instituto Superior de Arte.
  • Visit a private religious home for senior citizens to meet the nuns who operate the home & share activities with the residents.
  • Lectures and discussions on the Cuban economy, contemporary arts, & architecture.
  • Travel to Cuba’s colonial south and experience two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Cienfuegos and Trinidad.
  • Tour Parque Marti and The Teatro de Cienfuegos
  • Enjoy a performance by and dialogue with the Cantores de Cienfuegos, a renowned choir that has been entertaining Cubans for generations. 

Transportation

  • Round-trip, chartered jet service from Florida.
  • Travel in Cuba via deluxe motorcoach. 

Accommodations/Ground Arrangements

  • Five nights in Havana, Cuba
  • Two nights in Cienfuegos, Cuba 

Activities and Events

  • Informative educational programs, featuring organized interactions with local Cubans, will enhance your insight into the region.
  • Pricing includes all excursions.

Extensive Meal Program

Enjoy seven breakfasts, seven lunches and seven dinners on this all-inclusive meal program. Sample authentic regional specialties during select meals at featured local restaurants.

Many Included Extras

Accompanied by University of Tennessee Foundation leadership. Services of expert English-speaking local guides throughout your stay. Detailed travel and destination information to assist in planning. Tipping of excursion guides and drivers. 

Travel Insurance

Interested in purchasing travel insurance?

Cost

$4,095 per person
Questions:  Please call 865-974-2115

 


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