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DAY 2

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CIENFUEGOS

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TRINIDAD

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CIENFUEGOS

Enjoy breakfast at

your hotel before departing for the charming town of Trinidad at the

mountainous edges of Topes de Collantes National Park! Enjoy an

insightful walking tour of historic Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage

site. Visit the Trinidad History Museum, Palacio Cantero, which

houses a collection of objects from the 18th & 19th centruries &

offers a great overlook of Trinidad. Walk through the narrow streets

of Trinidad and interact with the locals, visit art galleries, or pop into

artisan shops along the colorful corridors. Share in a typical lunch

together at a local “paladar”, a privately-owned restaurant. Then

drive back to Cienfuegos and explore its historical center on a

comprehensive city tour with your guide. Here you will walk along the

main “bulevar” and learn about shopping practices in Cuba and the

difference between ration stores and regular markets, as well as

daily challenges people face. Visit the Thomas Terry Theater, a late

19th century eclectic jewel, where important legends such as Sarah

Bernhard and Enrico Caruso once performed. Dinner will be on your

own. (B,L)

DAY 3

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CIENFUEGOS

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BAY OF PIGS

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HAVANA

Have a nice

breakfast at your hotel before going to Cienfuegos’ nearby Cigar

Factory to get a glimpse into the backstory of this famous Cuban

product. Then, it’s off to Havana, stopping at Playa Giron, site of the

notorious Bay of Pigs conflict. Enjoy lunch at a favorite local eatery

before continuing the journey towards the capital city. Arrive in

Havana in the late afternoon and check in to your hotel for the next

3 nights. Your guide will pick you up in time for dinner at restaurant

“Fusion Habana” where you can enjoy Cuban tunes along with your

delicious meal. (B, L, D)

DAY 4

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HAVANA - OVERVIEW OF THE CITY

Savor breakfast at your

hotel before heading on a panoramic tour of the city. Stop at the

Plaza de la Revolución with its statue of Cuba’s national hero, Jose

Marti, as well as symbols of the country’s revolutionary heroes

including Camilo Cienfuegos and Che Geuvarra. Learn about the

different neighborhoods in Havana, including the vibrant Vedado

district, where the University of Havana is also located. Drive along

the Old Havana seaside promenade, known as the malecón, and

Prado Avenue, an elegant tree-lined boulevard with architectural

gems on each side. A brief stop at the Capitol area will be a great

place to get an iconic photo of one of Old Havana’s most beautiful

squares. You’re sure to find many American antique cars in great

condition. Stroll through Old Havana and learn firsthand from an

architect about the recent restorations and the historical importance

of its glorious buildings, many dating to Colonial times. Explore the 4

major squares in Havana: Plaza Vieja, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de

Armas and Plaza San Francisco. Next, meet with local dancers for an

interactive salsa lesson and learn the Cuban style of salsa. Take in a

cocktail demonstration where you will discover the secret of how to

make the perfect mojito and other famous Cuban beverages. Enjoy a

light lunch before continuing towards the town of Jaimainitas which

is also a public community project started by renowned Cuban artist

Jose Fuster. Head to the San Jose Craft Market to meet local artists

and artisans, and discover how a variety of crafts are made in Cuba.

This evening you may choose to venture out on your own to try one of

the local restaurants, or take in a show that demonstrates Cuban

talents and musical heritage. (B, L)

DAY 5

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HAVANA – HEMINGWAY & THE ARTS

After breakfast at

your hotel, depart to Hemingway’s home, Finca Vigia “the lookout

house.” See the famous writer’s home where time has stood still

since his departure in 1960. Have lunch at a paladar back in

Havana, then visit a local artist in his home studio and learn about

the life of an artist in Cuba today. Next, you’ll visit the Angeles del

Futuro children’s project that teaches young kids acrobatics to

ACCOMMODATIONS

City

Nights

Hotel

Cienfuegos

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Jagua

Havana

3

Sevilla

ARRIVAL DATES & PRICES*

prepare them for the Cuban circus. Return to the hotel for some down

time, and soon be whisked away by an old American car! Interact with

your drivers to learn about the interesting ways they’ve been able to

maintain these vehicles throughout the years. Share in a special

farewell dinner at one of the capital’s finest restaurants. (B, L, D)

DAY 6

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HAVANA TO USA

This morning your driver and Cuban guide

transfer you to Havana International Airport where you will board your

flight home. Your brief introduction to Cuba and your Colors of Cuba

program ends here, taking home many memories and wonderful

experiences of this colorful place! Buen viaje! (B)

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

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

includes 12 meals: Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 3 dinners.

2017 - $3,380 Dec. 3 & 17

2018 - $3,380 Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28; Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25;

Mar. 4, 11, 18 & 25; Apr. 8, 15, 22 & 29;

May 6, 13, 20 & 27

$3,171 Jun. 3, 10, 17 & 24; Sep. 16, 23 & 30; Oct. 7, 14 & 21

*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.

Overview of the City in Havana