Explore Cuba on this unforgettable trip! Shrouded in mystery for the past 50 years, the island nation of Cuba is waiting to be rediscovered. Cosmos’ 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. All people-to-people interactions weave seamlessly into the daily visits around the country, serving to enrich and enlighten. You’ll come away with a deep understanding of Cuba and its people on this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience! </BR></BR>Group Voyagers, Inc.* is an organization licensed by the United States Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), CFR 515.565(b) and authorized to provide those who register as participants in our programs to visit Cuba legally for educational people-to-people interactions. Our unique itinerary for 2015: “Cuba Discovery” provides a full-time schedule of people-to-people educational exchange activities designed to result in meaningful interactions between our travelers and individuals in Cuba. United States law requires that all participants in our programs adhere to the full-time schedule of people-to-people activities.</BR></BR>*Group Voyagers, Inc. is the company that markets and sells the Globus family of brands.
MIAMI Courtyard Miami Airport (F)VARADERO Memories Varadero Beach Resort (MF)HAVANA Memories Miramar Havana Hotel (MF)VIÑALES Casa Particular (BA)
7 breakfast, 7 lunches, 5 dinners, including a farewell dinner in Havana
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 visa application ($80 visa fee is additional and mandatory) and 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 copy of their passport photo page. These items must be sent to Globus within 7 days 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.
Transportation: Airport transfer in Miami; touring by private, first-class air-conditioned motorcoach