Tentative Date Set for Early November

The eastern half of Cuba, known as the Orientee, is often considered Cuba’s most interesting region because of its physical beauty, its cultural diversity, and its historical significance. It is also the least traveled region of the country by visitors. With its Afro-Cuban origins and its history as the cradle of Cuba’s numerous revolutionary movements, the Oriente offers photographers endless opportunities to discover and experience the unexplored Cuba with their cameras. Our week-long cultural exchange explores urban life in Cuba’s second largest city, Santiago de Cuba, as well as small – town life in remote Baracoa. The Oriente’s bucolic countryside beckons and we make frequent stops to meet and photograph the local farmers and fisherman, as well as visit Cuba’s most famous church El Cobre.

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

DATES OF TRAVEL: Dec. 1-8, 2019

DAY 1 | SANTIAGO DE CUBA | HOTEL CASA GRANDA

  • Flight arrival in Santiago de Cuba
  • Airport Transfer
  • Hotel Check-In

Meals:

DAY 2 | SANTIAGO DE CUBA | HOTEL CASA GRANDA

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Walking Tour of Santiago De Cuba
  • Lunch at a local paladar
  • Enjoy visiting the EI Cobre church in the afternoon
  • Welcome Dinner

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 | SANTIAGO DE CUBA | HOTEL CASA DE GRANDA

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Meet with local artist in Santiago De Cuba
  • Visit the Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca fortress
  • Lunch at the Cayo Granma
  • After lunch, enjoy a group dance class
  • Visit La Casa de la Trova
  • Enjoy Dinner on own

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4 | BARACOA | HOTEL RIO MIEL

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Baracoa
  • Lunch at paladar local paladar
  • Check-In to Hotel
  • Enjoy dinner as a group

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 | BARACOA | HOTEL RIO MIEL

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Walking Tour of Baracoa
  • Visit the History Museum of Baracoa
  • Enjoy learning about the chocolate industry in Baracoa by meeting a farmer
  • Lunch at a local paladar
  • After lunch, visit the river east of Baracoa
  • Enjoy dinner on own

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6 | BARACOA | HOTEL RIO MIEL

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Make your way to Humbolt National Park
  • Enjoy Scenic Waterfalls and lush vegetation during a guided tour
  • Lunch at a local paladar
  • Visit Maguana Beach
  • Return to Baracoa
  • Enjoy dinner on own

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7 | SANTIAGO DE CUBA | HOTEL CASA DE GRANDA

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit a Cucurucho Farm
  • Check out of your hotel and make your way to Santiago de Cuba
  • Enjoy a light lunch
  • Check-in to Hotel Casa De Granda
  • Farewell Dinner

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 | SANTIAGO DE CUBA

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Check out of Hotel
  • Lunch
  • Experience changing of the guards at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery
  • Depart for the airport
  • Light Dinner on own at the airport

Please note that restaurants are subject to change


NOTE REGARDING ITINERARY:

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. Due to the unique nature of our programming, each departure is custom designed and not every activity listed on this itinerary is always available. Please rest assured that our team in both Cuba and the U.S. take extra care in planing each excursion and draws from almost two decodes of experience, relationships, and activities to make each itinerary exceptional. Each tour provides a full-time schedule of educational people-to-people.