Dates: August 1-10, October 10-19, and December 12-21
This cultural bicycle journey immerses the participants in Cuban culture at the same level of most of the island’s nationals. The bicycle, a common means of transportation in Cuba for most everyone, is the point of departure, allowing participants to scrutinize Cuba from a different angle and enabling them to have daily meaningful interactions with Cubans along the route.
Package includes: OFAC License to travel to Cuba Cuban Visa Cuban Health Insurance Round Trip Airfare (Miami – Havana) 9-night hotel stay at 3-star hotels in Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad Breakfast, lunch, and dinner according to program Personalized concierge assistance (AC study leader and Cuban guide) throughout the program Guest speakers’ fees 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 A lot of bike riding through cities, towns, and off-the-beaten-track roads with the opportunity to engage in conversation with Cubans from all walks of life as you come across them. Walking tour of Old Havana, led by architect involved in the process of preservation and renovation of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites Fuster’s Art Studio and Community Visits with at least 3 other artists Farmers’ Market and Craft Market Numerous music venues Callejon de Hamel Rumba Visit to local schools and family-doctor offices Day excursion to Topes de Collantes and El Nicho Waterfalls Visit to the Scale Model of the City Center
Guest Speakers Gisela Arandia, scholar and community activist, will discuss issues of race and gender in the context of current Cuba. Jorge Mario Sanchez, economist, will dissect the Cuban economy and provide insights into the economic future of Cuba. Miguel Hernandez, Plastic Surgeon, on a presentation on the Cuban Health System
The listed activities and guest speakers is just a sample 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 in the trip.
Packages does not include: Cuban Airport Exit Tax Gratuities in Cuba Personal expenses 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.