This four-day trip focuses on Havana—the cultural, political, and economic center of Cuba. While enjoying meals at the city’s finest restaurants and private homes, this exclusive program features engaging lectures, private performances, artistic demonstrations and interpretations, and informal conversations with local Cubans. From the waves crashing against the Malecon, to the Afro-Caribbean beat, to the iconic ‘50s cars, Cuba is a feast for the senses, as well as a challenge for the intellect. Now is the time to experience Cuba as it is today—there simply could not be a more exciting time to visit this “time-capsule” nation.
The Harvard Alumni Association is operating this educational program under the General License authorized by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). This program differs from more traditional trips in that every hour must be accounted for. Each day has been structured to provide meaningful interactions with Cuban people or educational or cultural programming. Please note that Harvard University intends to fully comply with all requirements of the General License. Travelers must participate in all group activities.
Schedule by Day
- Oct 15: Depart for Havana, Cuba
- Oct 16: Havana
- Oct 17: Havana
- Oct 18: Havana
- Oct 19: Return to U.S.
- $4,295 per person double occupancy
- $5,180 single occupancy
- Four nights at a hotel in Havana
Each day has been structured to provide meaningful interactions with Cuban people or educational or cultural programming and travelers must participate in all group activities. The infrastructure in Cuba is still developing. Some buildings visited may not have an elevator, or only a very small elevator, so guests must be able to walk three to five flights without difficulty. Uneven terrain is common, even inside buildings. Temperatures can still get up to the upper-80s °F in October and air conditioning is not widely available.