Serafin Sanchez Park in Sancti Spiritus

Serafin Sanchez Park in Sancti Spiritus 

Cuba's Provincial Legacies

Small Group Travel.

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The ultimate destination for your “Bucket List”.

For generations Cuba's forgotten  heritage legacies have remained untouched by time and politics.  During our week we will examine four of Cuba’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad de Cuba and Camagüey, all 16th or 17th century settlements.  Protected and in the process of being restored to their former elegance as originally established by Spain and the French with the integrity to resemble the pastel hues of colonial Cuba.  The small group travel experience encourages camaraderie and personalized attention. We travel with our experienced English speaking Cuban guide assisted by local experts in each location. We will have this advantage to bring this story to light in the comfort of a small group of like-minded travelers.  

What to Expect: Our small groups encourages camaraderie and personalized attention. We travel with our experienced English speaking Cuban guide all our visits are coordinated by trained local experts living in each  location we visit to give us an authentic hands-on knowledge.   On this eight day program you will have an opportunity to meet ordinary Cuban citizens to visit studios and dinner in private homes.  Our programs offer engaging walking tours, a hallmark of our itinerary to examine the personalities of diverse neighborhoods. Guests should be physically fit, able to walk moderate distances, exit and enter the coach quickly and navigate stairs and uneven the cobble stone streets of Old Havana.   The program is designed to give you an in-depth experience of life in Cuba's cultural heritage.   

Registration is limited.  

We are commitment to the health and comfort of our travelers with enhanced sanitation which includes coach disinfection several times daily, requiring the rules for preventing the spread of disease such as wearing a mask throughout the program, respecting social distancing guidelines and remaining contact-less as can be possible.

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Specifics 

Dates    

Summer/Fall 2021 

Duration  

 8 days / 7 nights.

Rates

To be determined, based on program dates.

Interest and Activity Level

Program is designed for the history and cultural curiousModerate ability for walking is required. 

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1/2.  Havana.  The colorful capital of Cuba, is a mesmerizing city with beautiful colonial edifices and a dramatic coastline. Known for its architecturally impressive plazas and outstanding series of fortifications, Old Havana displays Cuban culture at its finest.  Cuba was almost blacked out of the map for Americans, but Cuba’s colorful history and culture associations comes through.  Our time in Havana includes a visit to the Hemingway Estate and artist studios.

  • DAY 3/4.  Cienfuegos  & Trinidad de Cuba.  Cienfuegos, “the Perl of the South”, is a charming community ideally situated along the southern coast of Cuba. Originally settled by French immigrants in 1819. Our stop in this picturesque city will include a guided exploration of the Historic District and local art cooperatives before heading east to Trinidad de Cuba. Located in south central Cuba, between the mountains of the Escambray Range and the Caribbean Sea, the town of Trinidad is a well-preserved view of old world Cuba. Founded in 1514, the town is lined with cobbled streets, neo-classical buildings, and exquisitely wrought iron railings.  A must see is the Valley of the Sugar Mills (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), once the center of sugar production, and now populated with the ruins of  sugar mill mansions.   Free time to  explore art studios and the city’s renowned colonial museums.  

  • DAY 5/6.  Santi Spiritus  &  Camagüey. Sancti Spíritus is Cuba’s underdog city, the least known and least visited of the seven founding villas. Gritty and light on tourists, its grid of hard-bitten streets were given a comprehensive makeover in 2014. A brief

walkabout will reveal scrubbed cobbled lanes and colonial edifices repainted in a rainbow of brilliant Caribbean colors.  Founded in February 1514, Camagüey has long been a regional contrarian counterbalancing the confidence of Havana with the brooding sedition of Santiago. The city’s modern renaissance began in 2008 when the old colonial center,  notable for its unusual labyrinthine street layout and a generous slew of baroque churches, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a 500th birthday to celebrate, Camagüey’s rehabilitation rocketed.

  •      DAY 7/8.   Havana.  Returning to Havana with stops en route             we arrive late in the day.  We will enjoy our Farewell Dinner as          we prepare for our return flights the next day.  

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Includes

  • Group transfers to/from hotel in Havana.

  • Overnight accommodations in Havana, including daily breakfast, at the 5-Star Hotel Parque Central.  Centrally located in the center of the Historic Old Quarter.

  • Daily meals include 12 breakfast, 8 lunches and 12 dinners.

  • All activities, entrance fees, services and hotel porterage, plus gratuities for all guides and driver.

  • Throughout your journey you will be in the care of one of our experienced professionals who manages all logistics to allow you to relax and enjoy the experience. 

  • An enriching travel experience with our expert-led educational talks, plus two private performances.

  • Letter authorizing your participation in a U.S. government  approved program. 

  • Ongoing support from our U.S. and Cuban staff before, during and after travel.

Excludes

  • Flights to/from Havana.

  • Airport transfers not included, unless with the Group.

  • Meals not indicated unless listed on the itinerary. 

  • Optional activities and personal expenses.

  • Travel insurance. 

  • Any liability due to necessary changes to itinerary.

  • Securing the necessary Cuban Travel Cards.  The       airline is obligated to supply the Tourist Card and        Cuban Medical Insurance.  We are available for guidance. 

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Program is operated by WorldGuest Travel Services, , Inc. and is licensed to travel to Cuba for authorized exchange activities.  These regulations require that guest’s participation on each program is mandatory. All travelers will receive confirmation authorizing travel to Cuba. Fla. Seller of Travel Ref. No. ST40096