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March 2016 Insight Tour to Cuba

Fulbright Alumni Insight Tour to Cuba

Our Insight Tours to Cuba have received rave reviews from our alumni. Plan to join us on our next trip in February 2017!

Our latest Insight tour traveled to Cuba in March to engage with Cubans in topics such as education, health, economics, music and art through our Insight Tour to Cuba. The people of Cuba are the island’s greatest asset. They are friendly, welcoming, resourceful and full of life. Here is the tour itinerary:

Day 1: Havana
Departure from Miami, with arrival in Havana in afternoon
Walking Tour of old Havana, conducted by an architect
Dinner on your own at El Moro followed by Cañonazo Ceremony

Day 2: Havana
Visit to Alamar Urban Garden
Fishing village of Cojimar, setting for Old Man and the Sea
Visit home of Ernest Hemingway

Day 3: Havana
Presentation by an expert on Cuban art. (at hotel)
Guided Visit to the Bellas Artes/Fine Arts Museum to view the Cuba
Collection and to nearby Revolution Museum.
Visit the University of Havana with opportunity to talk with professors and students (including discussion of study-abroad programs)

Day 4: Havana
Meeting with Cuban economist from the University of Havana to discuss challenges ahead for Cuba.
Spend morning at market in San Jose, allowing participants to talk with small business owners and learn the microeconomics of how they conduct these businesses
Lunch at El Atelier and Presentation by religious leader or expert on Santeria
Visit to Plaza de la Revolucion

Day 5: Havana
Depart for Cienfuegos, drive through city center upon arrival
Walking tour with architect or expert on colonial history

Day 6: Havana a Trinidad via Cienfuegos
Botanical Gardens
Guided Tour With a City Historian/ Expert
Evening meeting with block organization, Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR)

Day 7: Trinidad a Varadero Via Santa Clara
Santa Clara- Visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum, Lunch at Los Caneyes
Arrive Veradero

Day 8: Havana
Return to Havana, check in at Hotel Nacional
Farewell Dinner at the Café del Oriente

Day 9: Havana & Miami
Breakfast at the hotel and check out
Leave for the airport