During this exciting and educational experience we will visit three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Old Habana in Habana, the Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos, and Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios. See our abridged itinerary below for a glimpse of what you will experience, while keeping in mind that you will gain much more from this experience than what is featured in this preliminary itinerary.
Day 1 - Tuesday, November 14th (D)
Depart Washington, DC and arrive in Habana, Cuba in the afternoon.
Transfer from airport to settle into Habana casa particular.
Enjoy a group welcome dinner.
Learn about and experience Habana nightlife. (Optional)
Day 2 - Wednesday, November 15th (B, L)
Participate in Habana history, culture and People-to-People guided experience including walking tour of Old Habana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Continue walking tour
Visit Callejon de Hammel
Meet leaders and work with community project
Day 3 - Thursday, November 16th
Work with community leaders on community project - educational and people-to-people experience.
Optional excursion - e.g. Great Theater House, cigar factory, rum factory, etc.
Pack for travel to Trinidad.
Day 4 - Friday, November 17th (B, L)
Drive to Trinidad
Stop in historic Cienfuegos to have lunch, visiting Cienfuegos Blvd and Jose Marti Square.
Continue to Trinidad
Settle into casa particular
Visit street market
Learn about and experience Trinidad nightlife. (Optional)
Day 5 - Saturday, November 18th (B, L)
Walking tour of the UNESCO designated city of Trinidad
Drive to Valle de Los Ingenios to visit and learn the history of:
- Old sugar plantations
- Sugar factory
- Old slave quarters, pottery workshops, old train station
Participate in a people-to-people and educational experience
Day 6 - Sunday, November 19th (B, D)
Visit Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad, participate in a church service (optional)
Free day to choose optional activity - e.g. beach, snorkeling, horseback riding, waterfalls, hiking, etc.
Pack in preparation for morning travel back to Habana.
Day 7 - Monday, November 20th (B, D)
Depart Trinidad for Habana
Visit Almacenes de San Jose Artisans' Market
Pack in preparation for flight to Washington, DC
Day 8 - Tuesday, November 21st
Transfer from casa particular to Habana airport
Check in and fly back to Washington, DC