The Cuban Kitchen. This 10-day trip is a cultural and educational journey that focuses on the Cuban family economy through conversations and visits with five families who will open their kitchens to reveal their culinary secrets. This people-to-people exchange program provides participants with a unique opportunity to experience Cuba through the eyes of the families as they prepare traditional Cuban recipes. As trip participants learn to cook a typical Cuban dish, they engage in meaningful interaction, learning about the intricacies of Cuban culture, a family’s daily life, and their challenges, struggles, expectations and dreams.
OFAC License to travel to Cuba
Cuban Health Insurance
Round Trip Airfare (Miami – Havana)
10-night hotel stay at the 5-star Hotel Nacional in Havana
Breakfast, lunch and dinner according to program
Personalized concierge assistance (AC study leader and Cuban guide) throughout the program
Fees for guest speakers
Private bus transportation throughout the program
Fees for all scheduled visits and excursions
Cuba Information Package and consulting fees
Final Itineraries and Program Contracts will be sent to those who make a deposit towards their program participation.
Visits and Activities
You will be spending five days with five different families – one full day with each family. At each house, you will learn how to cook one of Cuba’s traditional dishes. You will share lunch with the family, become involved in the process of finding the items needed to prepare dinner, and participate in the preparation of the meal. You will then sit at the table with all members of the family and share dinner. Cuban coffee and more conversation will bring the evening to a close.
Walking tour of Old Havana, led by an architect involved in the process of preservation and renovation of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
Fuster Art Studio and Community
Visits with at least three other artists
Museum of Fine Arts
Farmers Market and Craft Market
Numerous music venues
Visit to the neighborhoods of Regla and Guanabacoa
Ride on ferryboat across the Bay of Havana
Museum of Religions
Rumba at the Callejon de Hamel
Visit to the National Arts School
Overnight trip to Cienfuegos
Gisela Arandia, scholar and community activist, who will discuss issues of race and gender in the context of today’s Cuba.
Jorge Mario Sanchez, economist, who will dissect the Cuban economy and provide insights into the economic future of Cuba.
Tomas Fernandez Robaina, scholar and Santeria priest, who will speak on Afro-Cuban issues.
Miguel Hernandez, plastic surgeon, who will speak on the Cuban health system
Sue Herrod, British songwriter and composer, who has lived in Havana for over 10 years and will speak from the perspective of a foreign national residing in Cuba.
The listed activities and guest speakers are merely samples of the activities that will be included in the final itinerary. Many more activities and speakers will be added. Final program and itinerary will be provided to those who make a deposit towards their participation on the trip.
Packages do not include:
Cuban airport departure tax
Gratuities in Cuba
Cost of excess luggage on any air carrier
The contents of this program and itinerary are the intellectual property of Jose Pineda and Anthropologie Consulting, LLC, and carry the international trademark of Anthropologie Consulting, LLC.