Pre-trip Briefing | 7PM | Wednesday July 13
Please plan to arrive in time our pre-trip briefing, 7PM at Miami Airport Marriott • We will review trip details and logistics.
If you would like to stay at the Miami Airport Marriott on Wednesday night, KFLA can arrange your reservation at a group rate of $99, payable upon check-in. Complimentary shuttle available.
Day 1 | Thursday July 14
Early charter flight from Miami to Havana • Complimentary transfer from Miami Airport Marriott to Miami International Airport at 8:00AM for 12:00PM charter flight landing in Havana at 1:00PM.
Walking tour of Old Havana with architecture professor Dr. Orestes del Castillo • Early dinner at local restaurants • Night visit to La Cabaña • Overnight in Havana
Day 2 | Friday July 15
Dialogue on health with Dr. Enrique Balderrain of the Instituto de Medicina and Prof. of Salud Publica • Visit to neighborhood clinic • Guided tour of Museo de la Revolucion • Free night
Day 3 | Saturday July 16
Dialogue with Cuban architecture specialist Ailin Robaina from the Office of the Historian • Visit to National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana with art specialist • Performance of Afro-Cuban music and dialogue on race in Cuba • Overnight in Havana • Overnight in Havana
Day 4 | Sunday July 17
Day tour of the Viñales Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to a multi-ethnic agricultural society • Visit to a family-owned farm • Community lunch on the farm • Overnight in Havana
Day 5 | Monday July 18
Tour of Zapata Swamp • Lunch at private paladar restaurant • Visit to the Bay of Pigs museum for discussion with historical experts about the importance of this event in the bilateral relationship between Cuba and the USA • Overnight in Santa Clara
Day 6 | Tuesday July 19
Visit to the Che Guevara Mausoleum & Museum • Tour Sugar Museum and dialogue on modern Cuban agriculture • Travel to San Juan de los Remedios via a historic Sugar Train route • Walking tour and dialogue on the impact of sugar production with local historian • Overnight at an all-inclusive beachfront hotel in Varadero
Day 7 | Wednesday July 20
Free morning and lunch at hotel • Tour of Finca Vigía, Ernest Hemingway’s home/museum in Cuba • Dinner at seaside restaurant • Overnight in Havana
Day 8 | Thursday July 21
Dialogue about education in Cuba with Profs. Marta Nunez and Susana Haug at Havana University's Arts & Science's Library with tour to follow • Visit to the Angela Landa Primary School in Old Havana • Visit to the Partagas Cigar Factory to learn about the Habanos cigar-making process • Time to shop for Cuban art and goods at San Jose Arts Market • Farewell dinner • Overnight in Havana
Day 9 | Friday July 22
Discussion, exchange and lunch with writer and specialist on Cuban-US relations, Mark Frank • Transfer to Airport for evening flight to Miami