The Real Deal Cultural exchange program to Cuba includes round-trip airfare from Miami to Havana and eight nights' accommodations, including one night at the Hilton Miami Airport (or a similar hotel), five nights at at Havana's Hotel Quinta Avenida (or similar), and two nights at Hotel Gaviota Cayo Santa Maria (or similar) in the town of Cayo Santa Maria. The full-time program of educational exchange activities also includes guided tours, excursions, and seminars fostering immersion in local culture. For example, you'll be able to meet members of the Cuban Institute of Music, join an organic farmer on a walk through his land, and tour the Che Guevara Mausoleum. Daily breakfast, four lunches and four dinners, mandatory Cuban visa fees and health insurance, and ground transportation are also included. From $2,099 for an eight-night program, plus taxes and fees of $299.
When Oct. 23, 30, Dec. 4, 11, 2012 (from $2,099); Jan. 15, Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 12, 2013 (from $2,299).
Gateways Miami (from $2,099); contact YMT Vacations for details about other available gateways.
The Fine Print Does not include taxes and fees of $299. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $400. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; subject to availability.
Contact YMT Vacations, 800/922-9000, ymtvacations.com.
Why It's A Deal Similar exchange programs on the market start at about $2,800.
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