Explore Cuba 2016

Santa Cruz Travel invites you to join us for a Special Group Departure...

Explore Cuba - 9 days

Dates: June 4 - June 12, 2016
9 DAYS for $3,850 pp Including Airfare from San Francisco!

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Explore Cuba on this unforgettable trip! Shrouded in mystery for the past 50 years, the island nation of Cuba is waiting to be rediscovered. This special people-to-people program is designed around daily interaction with local residents, delivering insights into the country’s past, present, and future.

Highlights include overnights in Cuba’s lush tobacco region, the beautiful beach resort area of Varadero, and Cuba’s bustling capital city of Havana. Interactions include a dance lesson; discussion with workers at a traditional print shop; visit to Xanadu, built by American millionaire Irenee du Pont; architectural discussion during a guided walk of Old Havana; meeting with community members of Santo Angel neighborhood; visit to a daycare center to meet the children and the nuns who run the center; visit to the studio of artist José Fuster, known as the “Picasso of the Caribbean”; time at a tobacco farm to enjoy coffee with the owner and his family; and engaging with children at an acrobatics school.

Dinners at local paladars (small, privately owned restaurants) and lunch at an organic urban farm are just a few of the tantalizing special dining experiences. This trip will be a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience!!

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Scenic Highlights:
Bacunayagua Bridge, Varadero, Viñales Valley

Guides:
Services of a professional Group Leader and English-speaking Cuban Tour Director

NOTES:
The “Cuba Discovery” program requires walking on cobblestone streets and uneven pathways, climbing stairs, and participating in a full-time schedule of people-to-people activities.

Due to special requirements to visit Cuba, participants will be required to complete a visa application ($80 visa fee is included in the price and mandatory), travel reservation forms, and sign an affidavit confirming that they are traveling under a people-to-people license and are aware of the travel rules. Participants are also required to send a color copy of their passport photo page. These items must be completed at time of making a reservation.

In Cuba, activities that have been scheduled far in advance can sometimes become unavailable for a number of different reasons. The purpose of the trip is to have meaningful interactions with the locals and if the planned people-to-people educational exchange isn’t available, rest assured that another will be substituted that will be just as enriching.

Hotels:
MIAMI Courtyard Miami Airport (F) VARADERO Memories Varadero Beach Resort (MF) HAVANA Memories Miramar Havana Hotel (MF) VIÑALES Casa Particular (BA)

Meals:
7 breakfast, 7 lunches, 5 dinners, including a farewell dinner in Havana

For More Information and to Secure Your Reservation

  • $3,850 pp double occupancy including airfare from San Francisco
  • DEPOSIT DUE NOW - $500.00 PER PERSON
  • Balance due prior to March 1, 2016
  • All payments are non-refundable. We strongly recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance ($242.00 per person)
  • Valid US passport required
  • View complete itinerary here

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