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best highlights of the city such as the main plazas (Plaza del Gallo,

Plaza de los Trabajadores, Plaza Ignacio Agramonte, and Plaza San

Juan de Dios) and unique streets. Then, experience a rehearsal by the

world-renowned Camagüey Ballet Company and afterwards have the

chance to meet with the dancers and see how they create their own

shoes and costumes. Savor lunch at a local paladar, then depart for

the house of the artist Cassanova which is outside of the city. Here you

will learn how Camagüey’s most famous visual icons are made—the

“tinajon.” Tinajones are large red pots often found outside of homes,

used back in the day to store water. You may even be able to sit at the

wheel and create your own! Return to the hotel, and enjoy dinner on

your own. (B,L)

DAY 3

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CAMAGÜEY

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SANCTI SPIRITUS

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SANTA CLARA

Power up

with a full breakfast at your hotel, then depart for the city of Sancti

Spiritus. Here you will visit the gallery of talented artist Jorge Antonio

Gonzalez Perez. Follow this interaction with lunch at a local paladar,

then continue on to the important city of Santa Clara. Here you will find

a famous Revolution Square which features 14 palm trees to symbolize

Che’s birthday (June 14, 1928) and can hold up to 80,000 people for

political and cultural events. Nearby is the Mausoleum of Che Guevara

located on a hill in a remote area outside of Santa Clara. The main

feature is a larger-than-life statue of Che situated in this, the city where

the last battle of the Cuban Revolution was fought. Inside, is a museum

about his life and his final resting place; while he passed away in

battle in Bolivia his remains were ultimately found and shipped back

to Cuba. Next, head to your hotel for check-in. Dinner will be on your

own tonight. (B,L)

DAY 4

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SANTA CLARA

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TRINIDAD

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SANTA CLARA

After breakfast at

your hotel, embark on a scenic three hour drive to the town of Trinidad,

a colonial town locked in time. On the way, visit the fertile Sugar Mills

Valley from which the region once earned its riches and made people

very prosperous. Passing green farms and pastures, arrive at the

Manaca-Iznaga Tower which offers a stunning bird’s eye view of the

region from the top. Have lunch at a local paladar in the center of

Trinidad. Afterwards, you will want to walk off your meal on a city tour

of Trinidad’s historical center with its cobblestone streets, people atop

horses and buggies, and music in the air. Dip into the different

galleries, shops, workshops, bars, and restaurants with your guide who

will share a unique story about each place visited. The Trinidad history

museum, also called Palacio Cantero, displays a collection of objects

from the 18th and 19th centuries, recreating the ambiance of those

eras. There is even an area with a timeline of the town history that

shows the heydays of sugar production. Take some time to explore the

town on your own and interact with community members. Try seeking

some of the famous local crochet work for which Trinidad is famous!

Return to the hotel at the end of the day and have dinner on your own

tonight. (B,L)

DAY 5

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SANTA CLARA

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HAVANA

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then

head out on your drive to Havana. Time permitting, stop at Morro

Castle, considered one of the oldest stone forts in the Americas and

which offers an unparalleled bird’s eye panoramic view of Old Havana

and Havana Harbor. Have lunch at a local paladar, then stop by the

Museum of the Revolution, housed in the former Presidential Palace.

Today the museum displays the storyline of Cuban history and features

memorabilia from the colonial days to modern times, mainly focusing

on the period of the revolutionary war of the 1950’s. The afternoon will

be a busy time on Paseo del Prado which is a promenade leading into

the heart of Old Havana which is great for people-watching and where

you will see a density of vintage American cars, Cubans young and old

spending time together, and a mixture of colonial and modern

architecture. Check in at your hotel, and then have dinner as a group

at a local paladar. (B,L,D)

DAY 6

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HAVANA

Early in the morning, have a hearty breakfast at the

hotel before setting out on a full day of sightseeing. Your local guide

and driver will take you deep into Old Havana which has been a

UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982. Here you will enjoy an

ACCOMMODATIONS

City

Nights

Hotel

Camaguey

2

El Marques, Colonial or Sevillana

Santa Clara

2

America

Havana

2

Nacional

ARRIVAL DATES & PRICES*

2017 - $2,639 Dec. 18

2018 - $2,639 Jan. 8 & 15; Feb. 5 & 19; Mar. 5 & 19; Apr. 2 & 9

$2,456 May 7 & 21

$2,394 Jun. 11 & 25; Jul. 2 & 23; Aug. 13 & 27; Sep. 10 &

24; Oct. 8 & 22

*Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single room supplement

available upon request.

Our programs are catered to groups under the General License category for

people-to-people travel as outlined by the US Treasury Department.

Monument of Che Guevara, landscape, Santa Clara

insightful walking tour showcasing the restoration and preservation

process of its most elaborate buildings, along with old ties and new

hopes around every corner as you explore Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas,

Plaza de San Francisco, and Plaza de la Catedral. Pass by the

community project “Jovenes Emprendedores” which sponsors the

growth and development of young entrepreneurs. Go for lunch at a

nearby paladar, then drive off to Finca Vigia, also known as the old

Ernest Hemingway house. Here is where the famed author of “A

Farewell to Arms” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls” spent 20 years when

living in Havana beginning in mid-1939. At this living museum you can

peer in to see items just as Hemingway left them, including more than

8,000 books, personal relics, and collections; his precious boat Pilar

and the legendary swimming pool where he hosted some of the

biggest cultural icons of the times. Drive back to the Old Town and visit

the San Jose Craft Market, an expansive warehouse transformed into

a bazaar with over 100 privately-owned artisan and handicraft stalls –

a fantastic place to purchase souvenirs. Take time to converse with the

local entrepreneurs to learn about this burgeoning sector of private

enterprise. Return to the hotel. Tonight enjoy a special farewell dinner

at a local paladar together as a group to reminisce about the last few

days. (B,L,D)

DAY 7

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HAVANA TO USA

Have breakfast at the hotel, then at a

convenient time, your guide and driver will take you by bus to the

Havana airport for your international flight home. Be assisted with

check in, then have a short flight back to the USA. Thank you for

exploring Cuba with us! (B)

(B) Breakfast - (L) Lunch - (D) Dinner

The included features for this program can be found on page 5. Tour

includes 14 meals: Breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 3 dinners.