Collette’s Rediscover Cuba: A Cultural Exploration
February 2017 (completed)

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* Please see below for information on the companion course we are offering. This course can help prepare you for the trip.

Cuban flag

Overview of trip

Highlights include: Cayo Santa Maria Island, Sugar Museum, Remedios, Cienfuegos, Botanical Gardens, Cuban Cigar Factory, Havana, Literacy Museum, Cuban Fine Arts Museum, Salsa Dancing, Casa Fuster
  • Visit a working cigar factory and meet some of their world-renowned rollers
  • Delve into the world of classic cars as you meet the owners of these restored vehicles 
  • Learn about the Cuban national dance – Salsa 
  • Spend 3 nights at Cuba’s pristine beaches of Cayo Santa Maria 
  • Savor a 4-night stay in lively and historic Havana 
  • Get an insider’s look at the work and life of Cuban artist Jose Fuster 
  • Meet the owners of a paladar, a small specialty restaurant with its own organic farm 
  • Be immersed in Cuban culture during lunch at a traditional restaurant in Old Havana


Book by August 15, 2016 and save $50 per person.

Double — $5199 per person
Single — $5699 (Space is limited, book early)


Round trip air fare, air taxes and fees/surcharges
  • Transportation to airport from CCBC Essex 
  • Hotel transfers 
  • 17 meals 
  • All activities as described itinerary