NEW! Cuba Alumni Tour: Santa Clara to Havana
Join fellow past Cuba travelers on this in-depth exploration of the island that seeks to go deeper into the critical issues facing the country today.
On this eight-night journey, designed for past Cuba travelers, we’ll delve further into the critical issues facing the country and explore more of the country outside of Havana. Travel with Nation expert Peter Kornbluh, as we meet with Cubans who will help us gain a better understanding of how recent events, both inside and outside of the country, have impacted the island’s economy and residents’ daily life.
We’ll fly in to Santa Clara to the visit site of the memorial to Che Guevara, before a spectacular drive to the colonial city of Trinidad, where we will settle into our casas particulares in the heart of the city for the next 3 nights. Here we will learn more about the island’s history including its Afro-Cuban culture. En route to Cienfuegos stop at Playa Giron, the site of the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Meet with invasion survivors and their family members, learn more about critical historical events from Peter, and hear about local conservation projects from a marine biologist. In Havana we have organized a series of in-depth lectures by a host of new speakers including leading entrepreneurs, government officials, health care workers, artists, musicians, and journalists, who will talk about changes to the island in the last few years.
- Meet with an independent journalist for a discussion about Cuba’s changing journalism landscape.
- Tour the Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara and the Bay of Pigs Museum.
- Drive through dramatic landscapes to the Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of the Mills) on our way to beautiful Trinidad.
- Get an overview of the Cuban private sector from the leading entrepreneurial minds in the country, and learn about the challenges and opportunities start-ups face.
- Visit with the Ministry of Public Health to discuss the health care system and the lingering impact of Covid, and with the Ministry of Foreign Relations to hear about U.S. – Cuban relations at this time
- Attend a discussion with participants in the 1960s Literacy Campaign, one of the most important revolutionary-era programs.
- As always, enjoy like-minded travel companions, mojitos and robust conversations.
Contact us at [email protected] or 212-209-4501 with questions or for more information.
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Especially worthwhile were the lectures and presentations, which were without exception extremely informative and enlightening.
–Julius S., WI
The most amazing and informative trip I've ever taken in my life.
–Gene B., MA
It is impossible to single out highlights in such a uniformly excellent program.
–Penny V., NY
The entire program was extraordinary, not to mention enjoyable, enlightening, and just plain fun.
–Jeannette F., CA