Cuba – Preserving Nature’s Wonders

Uncover the natural side of Cuba – lush countryside, tropical offshore islands and biosphere reserves. This is reason why Cuba is dubbed the “Pearl of the Caribbean”.


The Place and The People

Cuba is a world unto itself when it comes to conservation. Despite being so close to the U.S., Cuba has remained largely isolated from the primary sources of pollution – pesticides, agricultural runoff, & large scale development. Coupled with government conservation efforts, Cuba has been dubbed “the accidental Eden”.

Starting in Havana, uncover the vast Cuban countryside and the natural beauty that it holds. From lush tropical valleys where traditional agricultural practices are still used to tropical offshore islands with some of the most well-preserved reefs in the region, you will have a the chance to see a place stuck in time.

 

 

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  • man on a horse in vinales cuba
  • tobacco farming in cuba

What You'll Do

The journey begins in Havana where you’ll witness a country on the verge change. Explore the city’s most famous squares and sample some its best restaurants. Like taking a step back in time, watch as vintage cars rumble along
the malecon – Havana’s famous seaside boardwalk.

From Havana, head west to Las Terrazas, one of Cuba’s first eco-villages and coffee plantations and the Viñales Valley, where relaxed village life meets dramatic mountain landscapes. You’ll even have the chance to spend time on a tropical Cuban “Caye”, or offshore island, that boasts stunning white sand beaches and warm turquoise waters.


What You'll See

Take a guided trek through the Viñales Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ride a boat down a river that winds through caves, relax on the sandy beaches of Cayo Levisa and visit a stunning waterfall that lies in the middle of an eco-community.

Along the way, meet with fascinating people who have a role in protecting Cuba’s fragile resources. Whether it’s a tobacco farmer who has spent his life in Viñales or having lunch with a local conservationist that created a small-scale organic farm in one of Cuba’s most beautiful corners, this will be glimpse into a wholly unique side of Cuba.

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Itinerary Overview

Start each day with a fresh breakfast and Cuban coffee prepared at your casa. Then hit the ground running with a morning of activities ranging from visits to the colonial squares of Havana to guided treks through the lush Viñales Valley.

Enjoy lunch at a paladar, or privately owned restaurant, serving delicious Cuban food and drinks. Continue our journey across the island visiting a private botanical garden one day and meeting with the owner of an ecological farm the next. Evenings include dinners together followed by free time to explore Cuban nightlife.

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Susan S.

Peoria, IL

Traveler's Journal

Most people equate Cuba with Havana, which is an amazing city. My advice: Get out of town and go the countryside! Cuba is a gem and its natural resources are preserved unlike any place I’ve ever been. Go before it changes!

Dates and Fees

We offer serveral Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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Havana, Las Terrazas, Viñales & Cayo Levisa: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Program Fee: $2,895

*Double occupancy.  Single room supplement: $400

Discover Corps trips include exclusive, guided programming, including expertly curated people-to-people activities; insider access to Cuba’s famous places and those rarely seen; and private meetings and discussions with Cuban experts.  Additionally,your trip fee includes:

  • Small group touring: between 6-15 travelers
  • Bilingual expert Cuban guide
  • Private Cuban driver
  • Pure bottled water while touring
  • All meals in Cuba  (except for 1 dinner in Cayo Levisa)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at restaurants or in Cuban families’ homes
  • 7 nights accommodation in casas particulares
  • All scheduled activities
  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers via air-conditioned van
  • Discover Corps Cuba pre-departure booklet
  • 24-hour Discover Corps emergency hotline
  • Tips for luggage handling, restaurants, and programmed activities throughout tour*
  • Legal documentation of your people-to-people program

Does NOT include

  • Tips for Cuban guide and driver
  • International airfare
  • Cuban visa

Departure Dates

  • June 10-17, 2017 (FF)
  • July 8-15, 2017 (FF)
  • August 5-12, 2017 (FF)
  • October 21-28, 2017
  • December 23-30, 2017 (FF)
  • January 13-20, 2018
  • January 27-February 3, 2018
  • February 3-10, 2018
  • February 18-25, 2018
  • March 3-10, 2018 (FF)
  • March 24-31, 2018 (FF)
  • March 31-April 7, 2018 (FF)
  • April 7-14, 2018 (FF)
  • May 5-12, 2018
  • June 2-9, 2018 (FF)
  • June 23-30, 2018 (FF)
  • July 7-14, 2018 (FF)
  • July 21-28, 2018 (FF)
  • August 11-18, 2018 (FF)
  • December 22-29, 2018 (FF)

Have questions about the logistics and legalities of traveling to Cuba? Feel free to call us at (619) 758-3030.

 

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