|Explore Cuba on this unforgettable trip! Shrouded in mystery for the past 50 years, the island nation of Cuba is waiting to be rediscovered. Cosmos’ special people-to-people program is designed around daily interaction with local residents, delivering insights into the country’s past, present, and future. Highlights include overnights in Cuba’s lush tobacco region, the beautiful beach resort area of Varadero, and Cuba’s bustling capital city of Havana. Interactions include a dance lesson; discussion with workers at a traditional print shop; visit to Xanadu, built by American millionaire Irenee du Pont; architectural discussion during a guided walk of Old Havana; meeting with community members of Santo Angel neighborhood; visit to a daycare center to meet |
the children and the nuns who run the center; visit to the studio of artist José Fuster, known as the "Picasso of the Caribbean"; time at a tobacco farm to enjoy coffee with the owner and his family; and engaging with children at an acrobatics school. Dinners at local paladars (small, privately owned restaurants) and lunch at an organic urban farm are just a few of the
tantalizing special dining experiences. All people-to-people interactions weave seamlessly into the daily visits around the country, serving to enrich and enlighten. You’ll come away with a deep understanding of Cuba and its people on this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience!