February 2017 Insight Tour to Cuba

Fulbright Alumni Insight Tour to Cuba

February 5 – 13, 2017 Havana, Trinidad and Cayo Santa Maria

  Date:  FEBRUARY 5 – 13, 2017 Accommodation: National Hotel, Finca Ma Dolores, Ancon , Iberostar Ensenachos from February 10 -12 ITINERARY Day 1: Sunday February 5 1.30pm Arrival in Havana, welcome by AMISTUR Guide Transfer to Hotel Nacional , check in Dinner  at la Divina Pastora followed by Cañonazo Ceremony Day 2: Monday, February 6 Breakfast at hotel Visit to Alamar Urban Garden Visit home of Ernest Hemingway Lunch at Bodega las Brisas  restaurant, with a brief stop at the fishing village of Cojimar, setting for Old Man and the Sea Pm tour for Old Havana visiting its main squares Dinner on our own Evening activities are on our own. -Options include: evening at Tropicana Night Club or Buena Vista Social Club, with clear instructions for making reservations. Day 3: Tuesday, February 7 Breakfast at the hotel 9.30am Presentation by an expert on Cuban art. (at hotel) 11.30am Guided Visit to the Bellas Artes/Fine Arts Museum to view the Cuba Lunch on our own 3.00pm Visit the University of Havana with opportunity to talk with professors  about  study-abroad programs 5.00pm Return to the hotel 7.30pm Dinner included at Café del Oriente Day 4: Wednesday, February 8 Breakfast at hotel 9.30am Meeting with Cuban economist from the University of Havana to discuss challenges ahead for Cuba. 11.30am Meeting with ICAP 1.30pm Lunch at la Torre with Gisela Arandia to interchange about afrocuban issues 3.30pm Visit The Revolution Museum 5.00pm Visit  San Jose Market, -allowing participants to talk with small business owners and learn the microeconomics of how they conduct these businesses Pm On the way to the hotel visit Plaza de la Revolucion Dinner and evening on our own Day 5: Thursday,  February 9 Breakfast at the hotel and check out 8.30am Depart for Cienfuegos, drive through city center upon arrival Lunch Walking tour with architect or expert on colonial history Free time in city center Afternoon visit rooftop of Valle Palace for cocktails pm Continue to Trinidad visiting on the way the Botanical Garden Check in at Finca Ma Dolores Hotel Dinner at the hotel Day 6: Friday , February 10 Breakfast at the hotel and check out Morning enjoy a guided tour in Trinidad with a historian 12.30pm Lunch at Sabor Tropical, paladar, followed by free time to visit city market before returning to hotel in Cienfuegos 4.00pm Check in at Ancón Hotel Dinner at the hotel 8.30pm Evening meeting with block organization, Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) Day 7: Saturday, February 11 Breakfast at the hotel and check out 9.00am Depart early for Santa Clara visiting on the way Valle de los Ingenios 1.30pm Lunch at los Caneyes 3.30pm Visit Che Monument 4.30pm Continue to Cayo Santa Maria, check in at Iberostar Ensenachos Dinner at the hotel Day 8: Sunday, February 12 Breakfast at the hotel 8.30am Depart for Remedios 10.30am Meeting with a specialist to learn about las Parradas de Remedio Lunch 2.00pm Visit the Tradition House in Caibarien to learn about the history of the city 3.30pm Return to the hotel Dinner at the hotel Day 9: Monday, February 13 Breakfast at the hotel Free morning 12.00pm Check out 3.00pm Leave for the airport at 6.30pm