Cuba’s Cultural Heritage

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FEB. 2-9, 2019 $4,995
Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad
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Cuba’s Cultural Heritage

FEB. 2-9, 2019
Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad

Join us as we explore the island of Cuba – a resplendent tropical island unlike any other in the Caribbean. It is a country of picturesque colonial towns and magnificent 20th century architecture, a country of spectacularly beautiful landscapes, an intriguing Afro-Cuban culture and a vibrant music, dance and art scene. Our program, which travels from Havana to Trinidad, will unravel the richness of Cuban culture and allow the group to meet professionals from all walks of contemporary Cuban life.  Throughout this compliant People to People program, discussions with economists, artists, educators and historians will allow travelers to gain an insight into life in Cuba today and provide vision into its likely future path.

Cost: $4,995
Distant Horizons

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Teofilo Ruiz
Department of History
Teofilo Ruiz, who was born in Cuba and lived there until close to his nineteenth birthday, received his doctorate from Princeton University and has taught at many universities, including the University of Michigan and Princeton. He served as UCLA History Department chair (2002-2005) and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (2008-2009). A medievalist and early modern historian, Ruiz was selected by the Carnegie Foundation as one of the four Outstanding Teachers of the Year in 1994. The author of 14 books, he received the prestigious 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship and the Distinguished Teacher Award at UCLA. In 2012, Ruiz was selected as the Senior Research Lecturer at UCLA and received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama. With 14 past tours, Professor Ruiz is the most popular and beloved lecturer traveling with UCLA Alumni Travel. This will be his third visit to Cuba with UCLA Alumni Travel.

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Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Distant Horizons. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

Complete tour info will be emailed to you as soon as it is available.