A People-to-People Exploration of Cuba
March 30-April 7, 2018 - Save $250 per person for bookings by January 12, 2018
We invite you to join us as we explore Cuba in 2018! On this
fascinating program, we will travel on a General License from the
U.S. Treasury Dept. to take friends and members of the Planetary
Society on a People-to People Discovery of Cuba.
Soak up the sights and sounds of Cuba’s historic cities,
fascinating natural heritage, unique culture, art and music, as we
explore several of Cuba’s UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Our journey begins in Havana—a World Heritage city—
where we will explore the Spanish colonial heritage of Cuba in
La Habana Vieja. Havana’s old town is rich with memorabilia
including wonderful music, museums, and famous
Visit the Planetarium, commemorated in 2010, for the 400th
anniversary of Galileo’s astronomical discoveries, and explore
the National Botanic Garden. See where Hemingway lived
and wrote, and mingle with the local people along the Malecon,
Havana’s famous seashore.
Travel to scenic Vinales Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site, famous for its beautiful mogotes and picturesque
See the monument to the historic revolutionary Che Guevara
and meet with amateur astronomers in the island’s central city
of Santa Clara.
Stay in the beautiful Escambray Mountains. With a local
expert, look for intriguing flora and fauna including the smallest
bird in the world (the bee hummingbird).
Wander through history in Trinidad’s colonial old town. Walk
the cobblestone streets while listening to music, viewing local
artist’s studios, and enjoying the unique charms of the 500-yearold
Travel along Cuba’s coast to the UNESCO city of
Cienfuegos “Pearl of the South”. It surrounds Cuba’s most
spectacular natural bay. See and hear music and art thriving with
a visit to big band icon Benny More Art School, and enjoy a
performance by the world renowned Cienfuegos Choir.
As we travel around this amazing island, the largest in the
Caribbean, we will meet with Cuban naturalists, and local
experts. Throughout our journey, we will engage Cubans directly
in discussions about their lives and work, culture, and traditions.
Our journey will be a rich expedition of discovery. We hope you
will join us for this fascinating visit to Cuba!
The Science Guy®
$4,595 Plus Air
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