“JAZZ PLAZA CUBA” INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Jazz music has been a long-time and intrinsic feature of Cuban culture, given the style’s Afro-Cuban roots tying it with the history of the diverse local populace. Once again, the 2018 annual “Jazz Plaza Cuba” International Festival will bring together global musical icons and jazz devotees in the capital city Havana, engaging participants in a whirlwind of concerts, special performances, galas, and more.
Experience the best of Havana with its glorious architecture, fascinating community projects and welcoming people. From the remarkable and historic squares of the city center artistically-unique mosaic community project that is Fusterlandia, this people-to-people program will allow you to capture the essence of this island’s nation. On this trip you’ll get a taste of Cuba that will make you realize what makes the city of Havana so Iconic.
COLORS OF CUBA
Explore the picturesque colonial town of Trinidad at the base of the Escambray Mountains; Meander through the elegant historical center of the “Pearl of the South”, Cienfuegos; And venture through the colorful capital of Havana to take in the city’s rich culture and history. Gaze into the spectrum of Cuba by discovering what these 3 locations have to offer. These are the Colors of Cuba.
COLONIAL CUBA AND THE CAPITAL
Get a sense of the 1950s as you explore Havana, a city stopped in time, and step further back in time into the colonial cities of Trinidad, Camagüey and revolutionary Santa Clara. Navigate the labyrinth city of Camagüey where creativity is manifested throughout every corner; get an insight of the revolutionary Che Guevara’s life in Santa Clara; wander through Trinidad’s cobblestoned streets lined with…
THE HEARTLAND & THE SEA
Explore the labyrinth city of Camagüey; take a drive to the countryside and visit King Ranch, where “cowboy” culture is still alive and well; and end up at the pristine white beaches of Santa Lucia. This program will take you from city to countryside to seaside giving you an insight of the many landforms found within the small yet diverse island of Cuba. This is the heartland and the sea.
COAST & COUNTRYSIDE
On this 3-night escape to Cuba, base yourself in the exclusive tropical peninsula of Varadero, located in the Matanzas province. During your exploration of Matanzas, enjoy a variety of unique experiences such as visits to a Sugar Museum where you will have the opportunity to taste a freshly made “guarapo” sugar cane juice, enjoy interactions with local artists…