Cuba full itinerary

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Day 1: US/Cuba [B,L,D]

Departure is scheduled on XAEL Charter service (operated by World Atlantic) at approximately 10:00 am (check-in begins as early as 6:00 am).

 WELCOME TO CUBA!!

Upon arrival at the Havana International Airport you will need to make your way through passport control where they will take your photo (be prepared to remove any hats, scarves or glasses) and check your paperwork for entry into Cuba. Make your way through customs to where your national guide will be waiting for the delegation.

Enjoy some sights of the city in a panoramic bus tour of Havana en-route to lunch. Lunch will be provided at La Casa Paladar or similar.

Early this afternoon the delegation will transfer to your hotel, check in and settle into your rooms before meeting in the hotel conference center for your welcome briefing.

Enjoy a welcome dinner at Paladar San Cristobal or similar.

Overnight in Havana

Day 2: Havana [B,L]

Please Note: Breakfast will be provided daily during your stay in Cuba.

Morning lecture and discussion conducted by Dr. Nestor Garcia Iturbe, Professor, Graduate Institute of International Relations Raúl Roa García, senior Researcher at the Institute of History of Cuba, former Director of International Relations at the University of Havana and Chief of Mission of Cuba to the United Nations, and Director of Graduate Education Center of the Ministry of Higher Education. Conference on USA-Cuba Relations.

Lunch at La Barca Restaurant or similar.

This afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the historic center of Old Havana, a village founded in 1519 and declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1982. There will be an explanation of the projects carried out by the City Historian’s Office for the rehabilitation of Old Havana.

*Dinner at your own expense*

Overnight in Havana

Day 3: Havana [B/L]

This morning your delegation will have a welcome orientation to Cuba on behalf of the staff at the Cuban Institute of Friendship with People in conjunction with your local team at the Casa de la Amistad. This mandatory meeting focuses on Cuban/U.S. relations, and is a required component of all US visits to Cuba. (Duration 45 minutes)

Immediately after there will be a lecture by Jorge Mario Sanchez Egozcue, Professor, University of Havana, Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy

Conference discussion:

  • Business & normalization of U.S. – Cuba Relations
  • Potential trade with the U.S.
  • Foreign investments
  • Small private business
  • International debt
  • Future relations with World Bank, International Monetary Fund & Inter-American Development Bank
  • Tourism development, strategy, growth & challenges
  • Business relations with other nations in particular Russia & Venezuela

Lunch at El Aljibe Restaurant or similar.

Afternoon visit to the Museum of the Revolution.

*Dinner at your own expense.

This evening enjoy a neighborhood street party with all the residents of the block participating. It’s a great opportunity to interact with locals.

Gifts: The delegation should collaborate to bring some chips, crackers, or sodas to contribute to the party. These can be purchased at the hotel or any local store.

Overnight Havana

Day 4: Havana/Cienfuegos [B/L/D]

Morning city tour of Cienfuegos, The Pearl of the South. The city is known for its tree lined streets, whitewashed walls, tiled roofs and a predominant neoclassical architecture with strong French influence.

Lunch at Club Nautico Restaurant

After lunch, continue to Havana

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

Dinner at La Fontana Paladar or similar.

After dinner this evening the group will go down to the Cannon Blast ceremony, a traditional announcement of the closing of the gates of the city and of the channel at the entrance of the bay.

Overnight in Havana

Day 5: Cienfuegos/Havana [B/L/D]

Morning city tour of Cienfuegos, “The Pearl of the South” tree lined streets, whitewashed walls, tiled roofs and a predominant neoclassical architecture with strong French influence.

Lunch at Club Nautico Restaurant

After lunch, continue to Havana

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

Dinner at La Fontana Paladar or similar.

After dinner this evening the group will go down to the Cannon Blast ceremony, a tradition evoking the announcement of the closing of the gates of the city and of the channel at the entrance of the bay.

Overnight in Havana

Day 6: Havana – [B/L]

This morning visit the Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum). The Fine Arts Museum is dedicated exclusively to Cuban art collections beginning in the mid-16th century. Spanning the 17th and 19th centuries, it has galleries devoted to landscape, religious subjects and the Costumbrismo narrative scenes of Cuban life. Other galleries are devoted to more current work, and are recognized for the extensive collection of Hyperrealism and the latest generation of Cuban artists.

Lunch will be provided at Brisas del Mar Paladar in Cojimar or similar.

This afternoon you will visit the Hemingway Museum located in the Finca Vigia, former residence of the American writer located in the San Francisco de Paula neighborhood on the outskirts of the city. You will tour along the beltway of the city reaching Cojimar, a fisherman’s village where Hemingway docked his fishing boat, El Pilar, a source of inspiration for this famous novel “The Old Man and the Sea”.

A farewell dinner has been specially arranged at Café del Oriente Restaurant.

Day 7: Havana/Miami [B/L/D]

Today you bid farewell to Cuba, The Pearl of the Antilles. Transfer to the airport for departure. Your guide and local airport representative will be available to help you with the check-in procedures.

Departure is scheduled this morning on XAEL Charter service (operated by World Atlantic) at approximately 12:00 pm(check-in begins as early as 8:00am).

Notice: Scheduled meetings and other planned interactions are subject to the availability of the professionals we seek to collaborate with, as well as allowances made by the Cuban government to grant visits to visitors. Where permission from the Cuban government is required, adjustments may need to be made. We are committed to featuring replacement program activities that will retain the content and quality of this cultural experience.

 

 

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