Cuba

March 28 - April 4, 2020

Description

In Spring of 2020, join us as we walk the much loved streets of Habana. Feel the Cuban energy and watch (or join) the Cubans salsa dancing. From learning how to make mojitos to traveling in a classic 1950s car, you will leave Cuba with a spirit and love for the island and its people. We will also be visiting Viñales, located 4-5 hours from Havana. With their steep-sided mogotes (tall rounded hills) and friendly guajiros ("peasant farmers") Viñales is considered the real rural Cuba. The views are majestic and truly breath-taking.

Your Two Amazing Trip Leaders:

TeachWithLove_

Taina Benitez-Coté

Rachel

Rachel Flemig

Limited To 20 Participants

This is a Cultural Immersion Trip Only. No Schools are included. We will be donating to the Cuba Children's Hospital, where crayons and newer dolls are rare to find. Visit our FAQ page for more information!

  • 7 Day's of Cultural Immersion
  • Walking Tour of La Habana
  • Mojito Making Lesson
  • Hotel Stay in La Habana
  • Walking Tour of Viñales
  • Hotel Stay in Viñales
  • Roundtrip Transportation to and from Viñales
  • Bookbag Tours Celebration Dinner - Havana Style with Music and Dancing!
  • Sunset Horseback Riding to organic Cuban Farms
  • Cigar and Coffee Farm Visit

Itinerary

*Note: Wear comfortable shoes, the streets in Cuba are not all fully paved, especially in Viñales. This is not a luxury trip, it is for educational purposes. Please also note that itineraries are subject to change...We will keep you updated when there is a change.

Arrive in La Habana (aka Havana)

  • Welcome reception with teachers
  • Walking tour of La Habana

day 1

Free Day to Walk Havana - Welcome Dinner in Evening

Hotel is located in walking distance to almost everything!

day 2

Leave to Viñales

  • 4-5 Hour Scenic Drive to Viñales
  • Check-in to Viñales Hotel or optional Casita Guest House
  • Free to Explore in Evening with Smaller Groups

day 3

Visit Cigar and Coffee Farms in Viñales

  • Horeseback Riding and Visiting a Coffee and Cigar Farm
  • Free Evening to Explore in Small Groups

day 4

Head Back to Habana

  • 4-5 Hour Scenic Drive to Viñales

day 5

Havana Optional Trips

  • Salsa Classes
  • Mojito-Making Classes
  • Cuban Cooking Classes

day 6

Last Day to Explore in Havana

  • Ending the trip with a Taxi drive throughout the city, exploring many less touristy areas
  • Optional Side Trips

day 7

Head Home

day 8