The Cuban cities and communities of Havana, Las Terrazas and Mantanzas provide educational, cultural and humanitarian experiences. Historic and architectural preservation in Havana as well as throughout Cuba will be highlighted in each region visited. Special interactions include local artist’s homes and workshops, visits to a Cuban factory and organic farm, along with an interactive visit to Ernest Hemingway’s home, Finca Vigia, to learn about restoration projects there and an excursion to a day care run by the Catholic Order Sisters of the Love of God, headed by Sister Teresa Vaz.
- RSVP: Thursday, February 28, 2019
- Final Balance Due: Thursday, February 28, 2019
- Member Fees: $3,999.00
- Non-Member Fees: $4,250.00
- Deposit Amount: $1,000.00
- Single Room Supplement (optional): $700.00
Arrive to Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. Delegates will be met and transferred.
Following, delegates will have an opportunity to experience the Plaza de Revolucion (Revolution Square).
Check in Melia Cohiba hotel.
Dinner at L’Atelier, a private restaurant
Visit to Sister Teresa Vaz at the Catholic Day Care Center. This will be the delegates’ opportunity to meet with Sister Teresa to discuss her ongoing programs and to provide her with medicines and other items for her various children’s program and maternity program.
Lunch at private restaurant “Cinco Sentidos”. After lunch, delegates will discuss historic preservation while on a walking tour of Old Havana. Delegates will learn about current restoration efforts and plans for future restoration
Interactive visit to Cigar factory. Since 1865, workers in many factories devised a way to keep their minds active and engaged during long hours of monotonous labor: they began paying a reader, or lector, to read aloud as they went about their precise work. The lector read from sources selected by the workers, from Cuban and American newspapers to classic literature such as Don Quixote and The Count of Monte Cristo. This tradition continues today.
This evening, delegates will return to the hotel and enjoy dinner on their own.
This morning, delegates will visit Finca Vigia – Hemingway’s House. Known as “Papa” to the Cubans, Hemingway spent nearly 20 years living and writing in Cuba and is still revered there. See where he lived and learn about his life in Cuba during this visit.
Lunch at Divino, a private restaurant located in an organic farm
This afternoon, delegates will visit the Havana’s Art Fair to gain a greater insight into the lives of artists in Cuba.
This evening, delegates will enjoy dinner on their own.
Visit to Las Terrazas sustainable community. Delegates will visit the community school to talk with the children, visit a local artist’s home and workshop and meet with community members to learn about their daily lives. A special lunch will be held at a local restaurant in the community.
This afternoon, delegates will have the opportunity to interact with the community residents and learn about their respective roles within the community.
This evening, delegates will enjoy dinner on their own.
This morning, delegates will admire the art of dance by interacting with students and instructors at the National Ballet School.
This morning, delegates will visit the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum houses the finest collection of Cuban art in the world. Delegates will then have lunch at private restaurant Starbien.
Lunch at “Ivan y Justo”, a private restaurant.
This afternoon, delegates will meet the Cuban artist Esterio Segura
This evening, delegates will end the day with a farewell dinner at private Chanssonier.
This morning, delegates will check out of the hotel and transfer to the International Airport Jose Marti for your flight to Miami.
- Cuban Peso
- Steak Palamillo
- Havana, Las Terrazas
You will need to connect flights in Miami (MIA Airport) on April 30th to Havana, Cuba on American Airlines Flight 1345 at 3:35pm.
You will need to connect flights in Miami (MIA Airport) on May 5th from Havana, Cuba to your destination city on American Airlines Flight 2678 at 11:45am.
To allow ample time to clear customs on the return from Cuba please do not book any flights before 3:00pm for your return from Miami.
The following is included with your registration fee:
- Five Nights Hotel Accommodations (Melia Cohiba Hotel)
- 12 meals, (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners)
- Cuban Visa
- Licensed program, and permits including museum entrances according to the program
- Motor Coach Transportation
- Bilingual local guide to all programmed events
The following is NOT included with your registration fee:
- Travel Insurance
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