Meet Ronald Santander...
An aspiring entrepreneur. Eat a delicious home cooked dinner on his roof terrace with cool views of the San Ana ruins- you are in a world away from Havana. Soak in the sounds and fragrances of this beguiling village as he details the transition to life in post Fidel Cuba and you ponder a society going through another revolution!
world heritage site caving...
Explore a world heritage site, the Santo Tomas cave. Navigating through 8 levels, encountering stalactites, pools, bizarre blind insects and fish, our friend and ace local guide naturalist Rambo will have you on your way to expanding your comfort zone.
go beyond the usual...
Get beyond what tourists do in Cuba. The thoughtfully planned combination of hands-on engagement with music, culture, language, geology, entrepreneurs and agriculture, make this so much more meaningful than the typical student bus tour.
CUBA: SAMPLE ITINERARY
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DAY 1: Owning your Experience
Bienvenidos a Havana! Your guides introduce the Story Approach & Expedition Mentality, and our first nightly reflection circle empowers students to be fully engaged in their experience here in Cuba.
DAY 2: Exploring Havana
Get moving with dance lessons- learn traditional and popular Cuban dances while picking up some new Spanish phrases.Then visit “Callejón de Hamel”, a neighborhood that has been converted into a cultural center rich in Afro-Cuba religion, art and dance. Spend the afternoon learning about Santeria and other Cuban religions before we continue exploring Havana this evening.
DAY 3: Las Terrazas Eco-Community
Explore the Las Terrazas eco-community, located an hour west of Havana in the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve. Las Terrazas is a sustainable rural economy project- here we learn about community life and visit an artists’ studio before heading on to our homestays in a rural village.
DAY 4: Puerto Esperanza School Visit
Visit a rural high school for an unforgettable cultural exchange with local students. Participate in agricultural activities with students and learn first hand about the educational system in Cuba.
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