A&K Offers 3 Enriching Exchange Programs to Cuba

Cienfuego, Cuba

Cuba is destination like no other. It is a place where art, music, history, and culture are found at every turn.

On an Abercrombie & Kent People-to-People Educational Exchange tour, you can experience all this plus have the wonderful opportunity to interact with the friendly and fascinating people of this small island.

Abercrombie & Kent offer several Cuba experiences.

1.  Signature Cuba: A Private People to People Journey

This 7-day private journey allows you to experience Havana and its surrounds with full days spent making meaningful people-to-people connections that reveal the spirit of this culture-rich island nation and those who embody its vibrant spirit.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Experience Cuba with family and friends during a private, people-to-people departure with expert insight from a local guide and a dedicated A&K Program Director
  • Immerse yourself in Cuban culture, exploring its architecture, agriculture, music and dining during intimate, one-on-one experiences with residents
  • Engage in a stimulating discussion of the history of U.S.-Cuba relations with a former Cuban Foreign Services Scholar in Havana
  • Join a local architect for an educational walk through Havana, discussing its historic styles, ongoing restoration efforts and their impact on the community

Dates and Prices

There are multiple departure dates in 2016. You’ll be accompanied by an A&K local guide. Prices start at $10,795 per person, based on double occupancy, and include most meals. Pricing for 4 guests is $8,295 per person. Airfare between Miami and Havana is additional.

Vintage cars of Cuba

 2.  Cuba: People to People

On this 10-day People-to-People tour, you’ll immerse yourself in culturally rich Cuba. Immerse yourself in Cuban culture, exploring its architecture, agriculture, music, and dining during intimate, one-on-one experiences with residents.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Cuban culture, exploring its architecture, agriculture, music and dining during intimate, one-on-one experiences with residents
  • Discover Cuba’s and America’s great shared passion, baseball, at a game where you meet and engage with the players, and even have the opportunity to play a few innings with them
  • Engage in a stimulating discussion of the history of U.S.-Cuba relations with a former Cuban Foreign Services Scholar in Havana
  • Join a local architect for an educational walk through Havana, discussing its historic styles, ongoing restoration efforts and their impact on the community
  • Explore Las Terrazas eco-community, and learn about Cuba’s environmental commitments at this unique UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Gain insight into Cuba’s well-regarded public health care system during an informal-yet-engaging conversation with a local physician
  • Meet with local musicians during a private Buena Vista Social Club-style concert and cultural discussion

Dates/Pricing

This is an A&K Small Group Journey and each departure is limited to 24 guests. There are multiple departure dates in 2016. Prices start at $6,695 per person, based on double occupancy, and include an A&K local guide and most meals. Airfare between Miami and Havana is additional.

Street musicians in Trinidad, Cuba

 3.  Cuba: Across the Island: People to People

Discover Cuba on this 13-day island tour of Cuba. You’ll travel the entire length of the island and engage with locals from farmers to artists to students, all for a meaningful look at this small, but dynamic Caribbean nation.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Take a boat ride to Cayo Granma to meet with local fishermen and children, discussing the Children of the Dreams and Fantasies Project, which creates art from objects that have washed ashore
  • Try your hand at making traditional tinajones (earthenware pots) at Casanova Pottery Studio in Camaguey, learning about the precision, skills and knowledge required to create these pieces
  • Engage with locals at the King Ranch, watching a rodeo and horseback or buggy riding into town; visiting the local school; and interacting with residents, including a farmer and his family
  • Observe a local farmer as he prepares a cassava specialty, which you sample with other farmstead-produced items
  • Watch as students at the Vicentina de la Torre art school learn to perfect their skills and prepare for auditions
  • In Camaguey and Holguin, meet with the artists whose work you have seen at your hotels and in towns

Dates/Pricing

This is an A&K Small Group Journey and each departure is limited to 24 guests. There are multiple departure dates in 2016. Prices start at $7,995 per person, based on double occupancy, and include an A&K local guide and most meals. Airfare between Miami and Havana is additional.

Book Your Cuba Tour

Please contact us if you are interested in one of these three Abercrombie & Kent People-to-People exchange programs to Cuba. We will work with you to identify what type of tour best fits your needs, dates, and pricing.

Source: Abercrombie & Kent Cuba programs

 

 

 

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