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Cuba

Havana, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio

RSVP:
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Member Fees:
$4,000.00
NonMember Fees:
$4,000.00

The May 14-20, 2017 Cuba itinerary includes numerous opportunities to interact and learn about community development, religious tolerance, cultural and historic preservation, education, the arts, and private non-governmental organization efforts to improve the everyday quality of life for Cubans. Our goal is to have as many meaningful interactions with the locals as possible.


 

Event Itinerary

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

This morning, 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). 

This afternoon, 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. 

This evening, delegates will enjoy a welcome dinner at L'atelier.


Day 3, May 16 | HAVANA

This morning, 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. 

Following, 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. 

This afternoon, 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. 

This evening, delegates will return to the hotel and enjoy dinner on their own. 


Day 4, May 17 | HAVANA-MATANZAS REGION

This morning, 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.

This afternoon, 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. 

This evening, dinner will be at the hotel.


Day 5, May 18 | MATANZAS REGION

This morning, 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.

This afternoon, 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.

This evening, delegates will enjoy dinner at the hotel. 


Day 6, May 19 | MATANZAS REGION-HAVANA

This morning, delegates will drive back to Havana, and be provided a boxed lunch.

This afternoon, 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. 

This evening, delegates will enjoy dinner on their own. 


Day 7, May 20 | HAVANA-MIAMI

This morning, 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.

 

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Faqs

Inclusions

The following is included with your registration fee:

Licensed Program in Compliance with the U.S. Department of Treasury 
Hotel Accommodations
Round Trip Airfare Miami-Havana 
5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Cuban Visa
Health Insurance
Motor Coach Transportation 
Bilingual Local Guide
Exit Airport Tax from Cuba  


The following is NOT included:

Domestic Airfare to/from Miami 
Gratuities
Passenger Travel Insurance 
Hotel Phone Usage
Internet 
Room Service
Mini Bar
Incidentals

Airfare

Hotels

May 14
MIAMI 
Miami Sheraton Hotel

May 15-16,19
HAVANA
Telegrafo Hotel 
 
May 17-18
MATANZAS
Melia Las Americas Hotel 
 
 

Terms and Conditions

Balance due April 5, 2017

People to People International reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a program participant. Should any person’s health, physical infirmity, or general deportment, in the judgment of the delegation leader, impede the operation of the program or the rights, welfare, or enjoyment of other participants, the leader has the right to terminate that person(s) participation, and a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators, is the limit of the sponsor’s responsibility should such person be required to depart the program. In arranging for transportation or conveyance, hotel accommodations, or other services and in carrying out the program, neither the sponsors nor their agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, cost, damage, injury, delay, irregularity, or expense of any kind whatsoever arising from the use of any conveyance, accommodations, or services, or from thefts, pilferage, government restrictions, or regulations and any loss or expense resulting from the above contingencies shall be borne by the participant. Neither the sponsors nor the agents shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury, damage, or expense suffered or incurred by the participant in respect of any acts, or omissions of any third parties, the participant hereby expressly waiving any such responsibility or liability, and services are subject to the laws of the countries visited. People to People International shall not be responsible in any way for loss or damage to baggage or personal effects. INSURANCE FOR LUGGAGE, PERSONAL EFFECTS, ACCIDENTS, AND TRIP CANCELLATION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If the program must be canceled prior to travel, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to refund of monies received by People to People International or its agents for delegates currently registered. The sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to withdraw the program (in which case a refund will be made) or to make such alterations in the schedule as they may deem necessary or desirable. No refund shall be made for services not taken in case of sickness, accident, or emergency resulting in omission of service for less than three consecutive days. Refund will be made on the basis of such amount, if any, as is actually recovered on unused accommodation and service, less all expenses and charges incidental to effecting cancellations. Refund for unused transportation tickets will be made in accordance with the respective carrier regulations. If the program must be canceled after travel has begun, the liability of People to People International or its agents is limited to a refund of unused services, where such refund can be obtained from land operators. All parties must be 18 years of age or older, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Enrollment in a program allows People to People International the right to use any photos or videos taken during the program.