Cuba: "Building Bridges" with Discover Corps
98% Rating
(4 Reviews)

Cuba: "Building Bridges" with Discover Corps

Over the course of the trip, you will engage with the children of Muraleando to not only help revitalize Lawton, but build bridges of friendship as relations between the U.S. and Cuba begin to warm. Participate in projects with youth such as creating ceramic tiles for the town's murals, repair the nearby soccer fields, play sports with the local children, and more.

In your free time, explore the natural beauty and vibrant culture of this Caribbean island. Whether it's taking dance classes with the local community, visiting the home of Ernest Hemingway or uncovering the colonial plazas of Old Havana, experience a side of Cuba many never see.

Throughout your trip you will be staying in casas particulares, or private family-run bed & breakfasts in Cuba with air conditioning and a fresh breakfast each morning. Plus, Discover Corps helps with paperwork to make sure you and your family are attending the country safely and legally and can enjoy your trip without worrying about a thing!

Highlights
  • Revitalize the neighborhood of Lawton by working with youth to create murals for the town, repairing nearby soccer fields, and more.
  • Take an overnight journey to the colonial towns of Trinidad and Cienfuegos and relive history at the Bay of Pigs
  • Visit the home of Ernest Hemingway
  • Enjoy salsa dancing classes with the local community and sample amazing cuisine
  • Explore the vibrant colors of Havana before heading back to your private "air bnb" style apartment
Locations
North America » Cuba
Length
1-2 Weeks
Project Types
Language
English
Timeframe
Year Round
Housing
Apartment
Starting Price
$2,395.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Traveling with 4 or more? Visit our website (discovercorps.com) for discount opportunities and click on one of the buttons above to learn more about the itinerary. 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
* Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at restaurants or in Cuban families’ homes
* 5 nights accommodation in casas particulares in Havana
* 2 nights hotel accommodation in Cienfuegos
* 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

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

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Program Reviews (4)

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Jean
Female
57 years old
New York, NY
Pace University

Cuba June-July 2015

10/10

I highly recommend Discover Corps for a trip to Cuba. The entire trip exceeded all expectations.

The agenda was very well organized, diversified, informative and interesting.

The purpose of the trip was "people to people". We were introduced to artists, dancers, musicians, professors, economists, students and farmers.

The hotel and restaurant accommodations exceeded expectations as well.

We had a wonderful Cuban guide, Dayron, who made the trip truly memorable.

I highly recommend a trip to Cuba with Discover Corps.

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R
Male
57 years old
Monkey Bay, BELIZE

Bridges were Built

10/10

Thoughtful programming and excellent staffing with local partners. We entered Cuban urban neighborhoods and local clubs and salons. The food was over the top and creatively served by family restaurantepreuners in private Art Deco homes. Public art and architecture abound on itinerary, along with cultural and natural heritage, Cuban Revolutionary history, private showings and interactions with Cuban cultural ambassadors. At first glance I thought ithe trip was pricy; Excellent value for the authentic people to people CubaNow experience. Good companion trip with Belize:)

How can this program be improved?

Mas Virgin Mohitos

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Eileen
Female
42 years old
Illinois
Saint Mary's College

Trip of a lifetime to CUBA

10/10

This is the second time my family and I have traveled with DiscoverCorps. The educational and cultural experiences were extremely informative and enlightening. Experiences, I think, you do not get with any other group. Meetings with artists, doctors, professors, musicians, community program leaders and local families. The tour guide was a fountain of knowledge; If he did not know the answer he would find out and get back to you. I felt extremely safe and well taken care of. CUBA is a must see with a company that has the in-depth people-to-people connections with the fast changing country. I would choose DiscoverCorps again.

How can this program be improved?

Minor things: Provide more water on the bus. One large meal a day vs 2.

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N
Female
57 years old
Cuenca, Ecuador
University of Redlands

Cuba in Eight Days

9/10

The Discover Corps Cuba tour of eight days was filled with thought-provoking sites and community activities--my favorite the Habana Compas Dance. I have additional questions that had been mentioned in conversations with our well-informed trip leaders. I want to investigate more fully the lives of Cubans which fulfils my lifestyle of a life-long learner.

How can this program be improved?

Visits to art museums, the ballet and the theater.

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