Cuba Now introduces you to the island with experiences that provide insight into what’s happening socially, economically, and politically. Cuba has been off-limits to most U.S. travelers for more than 50 years, so this trip has a lot of catching up to do! Traveling to Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad, you’ll get up close and personal with Cubans from all walks of life and have a chance to learn how relations with the U.S. affect their daily lives. (Photo by Cynthia Carris Alonso)
Walking tour of Old Havana and its famous plazas and a visit to independent business and galleries on Obispo Street
Visit to Chevet Akim, the oldest synagogue in Cuba, and Centro Sefaradi to meet with its program directors and to discuss the role of Jewish life in Cuba
Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the largest collections of visual arts in Cuba
Drive to the seaside village of Cojimar and enjoy lunch in the town made famous by Ernest Hemingway
A visit and lunch with the visionary artist Jose Fuster in the town of Jaimanitas where you'll explore his unique and colorful landscape
Meeting with Jose Pepe Viera, former UN diplomat and Vice Minister of Foreign Relations to discuss the current status of US-Cuba relations
Experience the ArteCorte project, a creative enterprise located in a beauty salon that is part museum/part training center
Travel to Cienfuegos, Cuba's "pearl of the south," and meet with local artists, musicians, and gallery owners
Tour the town of Varadero, which is rapidly losing its famous wooden houses to the tourist trade's large resorts
Explore the eco-community of Las Terrazas in the Sierra del Rosario Mountains
Price includes hotel, all breakfasts, program meals and meal gratuities listed as “included” in the program (excluding alcoholic drinks), air-conditioned bus, Cuban guide and driver, CCS representative, museum fees.
Costs do not include air, travel insurance, gratuities to guides, drivers, and hotel staff for porterage and/or room service.