Dear Lewis & Clark Pioneers,
Our people-to-people educational delegation will immerse you in Cuba’s arts, culture, and economics by giving you a unique opportunity to interact with Cubans of many perspectives. This exciting week-long itinerary of performances, culinary adventures, local speakers, an excursion to the countryside and other events will result in a profound glimpse into our fascinating neighbor during this period of change.
The faculty scholar accompanying the group is Freddy Vilches, Director of Latin American Studies and expert on Cuban music, film, and literature. Freddy will lecture about Cuba and invite a couple of his distinguished Cuban colleagues to lead discussions and musical performances with our group. Our partnership with the seasoned staff from Project Por Amor, an artist-run organization bringing Cubans and Americans together, will take us to places other tour groups do not get to visit.
Explore and discover Cuba’s fascinating past and present in the company of fellow Pioneers. This excursion promises to be an experience of a lifetime.
With every good wish,
Associate Vice President for Alumni and Parent Engagement
Double occupancy: $4,850 (per person)
Single occupancy: $5,550
Spots will be given on a first-come-first serve basis, 10 travelers need to make deposits by December 11th in order for this program to go. All funds will be refunded if the minimum is not reached We encourage you to sign up while there is still availability.
NOTE: Airfare is not included. A number of flights on major airlines flying from major cities to Havana are available. Flight cost greatly depends on departure city but from the Pacific Northwest flights are typically around $650. You can purchase online or through your preferred agent. Staff at Project Por Amor are available to offer guidance ahead of you making your own arrangements.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: Deposits of $750 are due to Project Por Amor by December 1, 2020 to secure a space. Full payment of the final balance is due by January 1, 2020.
For more information on any aspect of this trip, please contact Sage Lewis at Project Por Amor by telephone: 310-961-1574 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Price Includes
- Cuban Visa and U.S. licensing paperwork for support for the Cuban People travel
- Airfare assistance and pre-trip guidance on how to prepare for Cuba
- Medical insurance in Cuba
- Accommodations for three nights in the 5-star Iberostar Hotel Parque Central and four nights in the Hotel Saratoga
- Excursion to Viñales with accommodations at select bed & breakfast
- Daily breakfasts at the hotel and six lunches and five dinners at select paladares (Havana’s best private restaurants)
- Lecture, curated activities, and travel with Lewis & Clark Professor of Latin American Studies Freddy Vilches
- Two private visits with prestigious dances companies Danza Contemporánea de Cuba and Compañía List Alfonso
- Four concerts with musical ensembles Camarata Romeu, Felix Chappottín, jazz at the Zorro y el Cuervo, and Centro Cultural Polo Montañez
- Nine lectures, presentations, and discussions with Cuban scholars, professionals, and artists on many aspects of Cuban society including urban planning, economics, political science, education, agriculture, literature, contemporary art, spirituality, and history
- Full day to explore Havana on your own
- 24-hour program management by expert U.S. tour managers and professional Cuban tour guide
- Luxury motor coach transportation with chauffeur for the whole program in Cuba
Program price does not include
- Three dinners and one lunch
- Trip interruption insurance
- All other items not listed in ‘PROGRAM PRICE INCLUDES’
Legal Travel to Cuba
This program is 100% legal according to the latest June 6th, 2019 travel restrictions to Cuba. Our itinerary is designed to fully adhere to the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) §515.574 General License for Support for the Cuban People and §515.564 General License for Professional Research categories of legal travel to Cuba. Each traveler will engage in a full-time schedule of activities that result in meaningful interaction with individuals and professionals in Cuba, enhance contact with the Cuban people, and support civil society in Cuba. Eating at privately owned Cuban restaurants (paladares), shopping at privately owned stores run by self-employed Cubans (cuentapropistas), and professional exchanges with the Cuban people are an important part of this program.
Created with images by einheriar and Project Por Amor