Day 1, May 14 | MIAMI
Delegates assemble in Miami for a short briefing at 8 PM. Delegates will overnight in Miami.
Day 2, May 15 | MIAMI-HAVANA
, delegates will transfer to Miami International Airport for the flight to Cuba, arriving at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport. Delegates will be met and transferred. Following, delegates will have an opportunity to experience the Plaza de Revolucion (Revolution Square).
, delegates will enjoy lunch at private restaurant Doña Eutimia. After lunch, delegates will discuss historic preservation while on a walking tour of Old Havana. Delegates will learn about current restoration efforts and plans for future restoration. Next delegates will check in at the Telegrafo Hotel.
, delegates will enjoy a welcome dinner at L'atelier.
Day 3, May 16 | HAVANA
delegates will visit Sister Teresa Vaz at the maternity home Leonor Perez. This will be the delegates’ opportunity to meet with Sister Teresa to discuss her ongoing programs and to provide her with medicines and other items for her various children’s program and maternity program. Delegates will also get a chance to learn about Cuba’s health system.
, delegates will visit the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum houses the finest collection of Cuban art in the world. Delegates will then have lunch at private restaurant Starbien.
, delegates will learn about the history and architecture of the Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón (Cemetery Christopher Columbus). Colón Cemetery is considered one of the great historical cemeteries of the world and it’s one of the most important in Latin America in historical and architectural terms.
, delegates will return to the hotel and enjoy dinner on their own.
Day 4, May 17 | HAVANA-MATANZAS REGION
, delegates will visit a Cuban factory, and of particular interest in seeing how designated “readers” read from newspapers and books over a public address system to factory employees as they work.
, delegates will then travel to Matanzas. Note: As this trip is approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours, a brief rest stop will be provided. Once arriving to Matanzas delegates will then have lunch at the hotel, followed by check-in at the Melia Las Americas Hotel.
, dinner will be at the hotel.
Day 5, May 18 | MATANZAS REGION
, delegates will visit Finca Coincidencia, located in the Jovellanos municipality in Matanzas. Delegates will get a chance to learn about sugar production, different crops, visit their ceramic workshop, and gardens of exotic plants. Lunch will be shared with the owner and workers of the farm where delegates will be able to speak discuss their work in the community.
, delegates will have a program in and around the capital of the province, known for its regional importance, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore. Specific visits TBD.
, delegates will enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Day 6, May 19 | MATANZAS REGION-HAVANA
, delegates will drive back to Havana, and be provided a boxed lunch.
, delegates will visit Finca Vigia – Hemingway’s House. Known as “Papa” to the Cubans, Hemingway spent nearly 20 years living and writing in Cuba and is still revered there. See where he lived and learn about his life in Cuba during this visit.
Delegates will visit the Havana’s Art Fair, now housed near the hotel under one roof, to gain a greater insight into the lives of artists in Cuba. Delegates will then check-in to Telegrafo Hotel.
, delegates will enjoy dinner on their own.
Day 7, May 20 | HAVANA-MIAMI
, delegates will check out of the hotel and transfer to the International Airport Jose Marti for your flight to Miami (10:00AM Flight).
Note: This itinerary is subject to change and does not necessarily include all meetings and events that will be in the final program.
As a participant you will have a full time schedule of educational exchange activities that will result in meaningful interaction with Cuban citizens as required under People to People International’s License from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control.