Join us for this unique opportunity to experience the rich history and remarkable landscapes of Cuba, exploring both landmarks and hidden gems, guided by experts in Cuban heritage. Travel scenic roads through intimate, friendly towns, enjoy sweeping views, and meander through coastal villages as well as Cuba’s two largest cities—Santiago and Havana. See how old-world charm meets technological progress through examples like the town of Gibara, founded in 1817, with a visit to its nostalgic Jiba Theater juxtaposed by a stop at a new wind power plant. In Santiago, discover the influence of Jamaica and Haiti, which has produced an exciting array of music, art and architecture. Stops at historic sites, museums, a sugar mill and gardens in Hershey, and tobacco and orchid farms in Pinar del Rio tell the fascinating story of Cuba’s past and its future progress.

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the port town of Gibara, stopping at the Colonial Art Museum, Natural History Museum and Decorative Art Museum.
  • Visit the Morro Castle and its pirate exhibition.
  • Stop at the Museu de Art Colonial, built in 1516 and said to be the oldest house in Cuba.
  • Visit the Caney Rum Factory, built in 1868 by the Bacardi family and nationalized in 1959.
  • Enjoy inventive lunches and dinners celebrating both traditional and regional specialties from acclaimed chefs.

Smith Faculty Speaker

Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics
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Trip Details

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Activity Level: Moderately active
  • Cost: $5,630 per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $980 per person (limited availability)
  • Deposit: $1,000 per person, payable to Distant Horizons

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