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Cuba: A Cultural Odyssey Tour Escorted by Tauck

About Havana - From $8,290.00 USD per person

Have a wonderful time exploring Cuba, meet the friendly people and explore Cuba through it’s vibrant colors, music and architecture - it will be an unparalleled experience. The best time to visit Cuba was 15 year ago, the next best time is now.

Our 12-Day People-to-People Trip to Cuba...

For many decades, few U.S. citizens were able to enjoy a Cuba travel experience. Since 2012, under a license granted by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, our People-to-People educational exchange trip to Cuba has brought Tauck travelers face-to-face with the people of Cuba to share thoughts and insights, learn about their nation and their lives, and connect with their rich cultural heritage. For 2018, our 12-day trip heads across the length of the island for in-depth People-to-People exchange in Havana, San Francisco de Paula, Santa Clara, Camagüey, Holguín and more. Talk with students, teachers, artists, preservationists, musicians, community leaders… delve into Cuban education, history, music, architecture, Ernest Hemingway's life and work in Cuba, community art, agriculture and much more... dine at privately run paladares, meet Cuban families, and interact with Cubans and their culture.


Traveling Well Includes:

  • All hotel accommodations in Miami and in Cuba
  • Flights from Miami to Havana and Holguín to Miami
  • Tauck’s “Leave Your Worries at Home” service, with all day-to-day travel details taken care of for you
  • Escorted travel from the moment your People-to-People trip begins in Miami, accompanied by a professional Tauck Director and experienced local Cuban guides, all fluent in both English & Spanish
  • 10 days of “People-to-People” educational exchange in Havana, San Francisco de Paula, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Camagüey, Guardalavaca, Holguín and more
  • Exclusive Tauck Experiences fostering meaningful cultural connections with Cuban families, artists, musicians, students, educators, agricultural workers, artisans, entrepreneurs, community leaders and others
  • Exploration of Cuban daily life, history and culture with People-to-People interaction at agricultural sites, artists' studios, artisans' workshops, museums, dance / music schools, monuments and historic sites
  • All ground transportation
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in Miami as noted
  • All meals – 33 (11 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 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

Activity Level (2)

Pace Level (3)

Activity:
  • LEVEL 1: May include climbing some stairs and walking for up to an hour at a time over primarily level ground, interspersed with periods of standing.
  • LEVEL 2: Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.
  • LEVEL 3: Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.
  • LEVEL 4: Designed for fit, vigorous travelers capable of easily walking three miles or more. Many days might include active pursuits such as hiking, bicycling or sea kayaking for one to three hours at a time. Guests should be capable of walking three or more miles over terrain including hills and rocky or uneven terrain.
Pacing:
  • LEVEL 1: Generally easy, with occasional free time for rest and rejuvenation.
  • LEVEL 2: Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motorcoach travel.
  • LEVEL 3: Pacing is sometimes robust, and may include several long days with early hotel departures, active sightseeing and evening activities. Opportunities for daytime rest and rejuvenation may be limited on most days. May include significant motorcoach time, two or more on-tour flights, and/or occasional travel via non-traditional means such as safari vehicles, Zodiac ship tenders, rickshaws/pedi-cabs, etc.
  • LEVEL 4: Pacing is consistently robust with very full and active days, early hotel departures most mornings, and possible evening activities as well. Little free time may be available for rest and rejuvenation. Travel within the destination may be taxing and could include extended motorcoach time, multiple flights, and/or frequent use of non-conventional transport (safari vehicles, Zodiac ship tenders, rickshaws/pedi-cabs, etc.).


Pricing and availability available upon request. Contact (321) 783-4900 or email for more details.

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You will visit the following 5 places:

Camaguey

Camaguey

Camagüey is a city and municipality in central Cuba and is the nation's third largest city. It is the capital of the Camagüey Province. Founded as Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe around 1515 on the northern coast, the city has some beautiful old churches. The new city was built with a confusing lay-out of winding alleys. There are many blind alleys and forked streets that lead to squares of different sizes.

Holguin

Holguin

Holguín is a municipality and city, the capital of the Cuban Province of Holguín. It also includes a tourist area, offering beach resorts in the outskirts of the region. After Havana, Santiago de Cuba, and Camaguey, it is the fourth largest city in Cuba.

Havana

Havana

Havana, officially Ciudad de La Habana, is the capital city, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba. The city is one of the 15 Cuban provinces. The city/province has 2.1 million inhabitants, the largest city in Cuba and the second largest in the Caribbean region, after Santo Domingo. The city extends mostly westward and southward from the bay, which is entered through a narrow inlet and which divides into three main harbours: Marimelena, Guanabacoa, and Atarés. The sluggish Almendares River traverses the city from south to north, entering the Straits of Florida a few miles west of the bay.

Miami

Miami

Miami is a major city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida and the eighth-most populous county in the United States with a population of 2,500,625. The 42nd largest city in the United States, with a population of 433,136, it is the principal, central, and most populous city of the South {Florida} metropolitan area, the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States. According to the US Census Bureau, Miami's metro area is the seventh most populous in the United States, with an estimated population of 5,547,051 in 2009. 

Guardalavaca

Guardalavaca

Guardalavaca is a town in the Holguín Province of Cuba. It is a tourist location due to its white sandy beaches and warm waters.  "Guardalavaca" literally means "guard the cow" in Spanish, is located on the northern shore of Cuba, bordering Bahia de Naranjo (Orange Bay), on Cabo Lucrecia, and is part of the municipality of Banes. Beaches in Guardalavaca include Guardalavaca Beach, Playa Esmeralda, Don Lino and Bahia de Naranjo.

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