Area residents are invited to explore the vibrant and rich culture of Cuba this winter, Dec. 26 through Jan. 4, during a Northwest College Humanities Division field studies trip.
Taught by NWC instructor Connie Moore, the course leading up to the trip, which will also be available via video conference, begins Monday, Oct. 14.
The 10-day excursion begins with a one-night stay in Cancun at the five star Westin Resort that’s well known for its vast ocean views.
The next day, travelers will take a 55 minute flight to Cuba and stay in Havana at Hotel Presidente, an icon located steps away from the famous Malecon. During attendees’ time in Havana, the schedule includes a visit to the outer areas of Morro Cabaña Park and Havana Colonial, plus a walking tour through the old town to see its fortresses and buildings built by Spaniards between the 16th and 19th centuries.
In addition, travelers will visit La Bodeguita del Medio, Old Havana, the Capitol, the Plaza of the Revolution and enjoy dinner and a show at the Guajirito Buena Vista Social Club.
Day Four of the trip, Dec. 30, the group will depart to Guamá, located in the Zapata Peninsula in Matanzas province. Here, attendees will have the opportunity to take a guided tour, visit a crocodile farm and have lunch at a local restaurant.
Following time in Guamá, the group will soon depart to Trinidad, where they’ll visit the Plaza Mayor, Romantic Museum, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Canchánchara Bar and a ceramics workshop. As an optional activity, individuals can also opt to go to the Trinidad main square to see locals sing, play instruments and dance.
To kick off the new year, travelers will spend Day Six touring the city of Cienfuegos, visit the Marti Park, Tomas Terry Theater, House of Cultural Property and Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
In addition to free time and enjoying the beach, the group will wrap up the trip back in Cancun to discuss their experiences.
Total cost for the all-inclusive trip is $3,995 per person. For more information, contact Moore at Connie.Moore@nwc.edu.