Preliminary, Abridged Itinerary
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 - (D)
Depart Washington, DC
Arrive Habana, Cuba
Transfer from airport to settle into Habana casa particular.
Enjoy a group welcome dinner.
Experience Habana nightlife. (Optional)
Day 2 - (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 youth community project
Day 3 - (B)
Work with a senior community project
Optional excursion - e.g. Great Theater House, cigar factory, rum factory, Almacenes de San Jose Artisans' Market etc.
Pack for travel to Trinidad.
Day 4 - (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
Experience Trinidad nightlife. (Optional)
Day 5 - (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
Visit Street Market
Participate in a people-to-people and educational experience
Day 6 - (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, Topes de Collantes, etc.
Pack in preparation for morning travel back to Habana.
Day 7 - (B, D)
Depart Trinidad for Habana
Visit Almacenes de San Jose Artisans' Market
Pack in preparation for flight to Washington, DC
Day 8 - (B)
Transfer from casa particular to Habana airport
Travel from Habana to Washington, DC