Cuba’s Cultural Heritage

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FEB. 1-8, 2020 $4,995
Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad
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Cuba's Cultural Heritage

FEB. 1-8, 2020
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
Activity Level: Active
Vigorous pace, frequent movement, extensive walking over uneven walking surfaces, hiking, embarking and disembarking Zodiac watercraft and lack of handicap facilities

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Robin (Lauren) Derby
Department of Latin American History
Robin (Lauren) Derby is Associate Professor of Latin American history at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has conducted extensive research in the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Cuba. She has published a prize-winning book on everyday life during the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic, co-edited two anthologies, and has written many articles on history and popular culture in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. She first visited Cuba in 1995; she lead a UCLA Alumni Travel tour to Cuba in 2017, as well as directed a summer study travel program for University of California undergraduates to Cuba in 2015. She is currently the director of the Caribbean Program at the UCLA Latin American Institute, and has been teaching at UCLA since 2002.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
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.

STEP 3
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.