Experience the Sites, People and Culture of Cuba on this Insight Tour

Fulbright Alumni Insight Tour to Cuba January 13-23, 2016

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

Back by popular demand, the Fulbright Association announces its next Fulbright Alumni Insight Tour to Cuba this January. Experience the “real Cuba” – no billboards, limited Internet and few cars newer than 1950s-vintage – before this island nation is flooded by a sea of cultural and economic change during this pivotal time in U.S. and Cuba relations. Join us for this people-to-people tour where you’ll travel with alumni on this incredible trip to Cuba to explore the sights and experience the people, culture and history.

Experience Cuba’s Visual Arts, Literature, Music & Dance
You’ll gain amazing insights into the cultural history of this multifaceted island through the lens of the arts and enjoy this memorable trip with alumni. You’ll experience the crafts and galleries in fabulous Havana Vieja and the architectural and colorful arts of the colonial city of Trinidad. Then,  you’ll set off into the rural parts of the country with a visit to the town of Santa Clara where Che Guevara won an decisive battle. Finally, immerse yourself in Santiago de Cuba where Santeria practioners, the vibrant Afro-Cuban community and rhythm music shape the culture. VIEW COSTS >

ITINERARY
Day 1- 3: Miami à Havana
Bellas Artes Museum, Revolution Museum and the Afro-Cuban Museum
Live Afro-Cuban performance
Home of Ernest Hemingway
Lunch at home of Artist Jose Fuster
Fabrica de Arte Cubana, a former cooking oil factory transformed into an art center

Day 4: Havanaà Matazanas à Santa Clara
Visit to Vigia Book maker followed by an Afro Cuban performance

Day 5: Santa Clara à Cienfuegosà Trinidad
Che Memorial
Guided walking tour of Cienfuegos
Benny More art school visit or Canteros de Cienfuegos
Palacio de Valle rooftop for music and relaxing

Day 6: Trinidad à Camaguey
Walking tour of historic city and artist galleries
Vicentina De la Torre School of the Arts

Day 7: Camaguey à Bayamo
Walking Tour of City, accompanied by architect or historian
Carlos Manuel de Céspedes museum
Dance Lessons at Casa de la Trova

Day 8-11 : Bayamo à Santiago de Cuba
26 de Julio Museum (The site of attack on Moncada barracks)
Introduction to Santiago’s culture by local expert at Casa Del Caribe
Lecture on African presence
Cemetery Santa Ifigenia where Jose Marti is buried
Diego Velasquez Museum
Church of The Virgin de Caridad de Cobre

COSTS
$4,080 for 10 night / 11 day tour
$550 additional for single travelers
Based on 4-5 star hotels in cities & best available in rural Cuba

$500 nonrefundable deposit due October 11, 2015
5.5% credit card processing fee

No scholarships available at this time for this trip.
For information about making a contribution towards scholarships, please contact Jennifer.

ELIGIBILITY
All active Fulbright Association members are eligible to participate on our Insight Tour to Cuba and each member may bring one adult friend.

Not a member? Not a problem, join today!

FOR QUESTIONS?
For questions about this trip itinerary and registration, please contact Drea at Global Exchange.