Discover Cuba: Its People and Culture


Feel the entrancing rhythms of Old Havana on our unique people-to-people cultural exchange, where you'll meet with Cubans from many backgrounds and learn about the history, culture, and contemporary issues of this fascinating island nation.

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 Santeria procession Credit: Jia Han Dong  One of many musical performances. Credit: Jia Han Dong  Rumba dancer at Guanabacoa Museum. Credit: Jia Han Dong  Street in Old Havana. Credit: Dreamstime  Shop owner. Credit: Jia Han Dong  Traditional bar. Credit: Jia Han Dong  Painter in his studio, Old Havana. Credit: Jia Han Dong  Students in classroom, Cienfuegos. Credit: Jia Han Dong  Malecón, called "lover's boulevard" by the locals, stretches for four miles along Havana's north coast. Credit: Jia Han Dong  Fishing along Havana's Malecón. Credit: Jia Han Dong
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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

I have been on a lot of very good tours but nothing compares with this Smithsonian experience. 


Mary-Jeanne M.

Discover Cuba was an intensely educational program that opened my eyes to this Caribbean country, its people, and its culture that for so long have been off limits to me. 


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ACCOMMODATIONS

Sofitel Miami Airport

Miami, United States

Conveniently located near the Miami International Airport, the hotel is tastefully decorated in Art Deco style overlooking a peaceful blue lagoon. Modern rooms feature the Sofitel's luxurious feather top and duvet sleep system. Airport Shuttle service is available and there are two restaurants on site.

Number of nights: 1

Meliá Cohiba Hotel

Havana, Cuba

The 22-story Meliá Cohiba is located in the modern Vedado district of Havana and faces the Havana coastline with its renowned Malecón ocean drive. Just a 10-minute cab ride from Old Havana, the hotel has comfortable rooms, a spacious and elegant lobby with fountains, classical furnishings, and panoramic windows. A wireless Internet connection is available in the lobby, and several restaurants, bars, and cafes are nearby.

Number of nights: 4

Hotel Jagua

Punta Gorda, Cuba

The Hotel Jagua is located in the well-known area of Punta Gorda, overlooking the Cienfuegos Bay and just a few minutes south of the city center. The modern rooms are spacious, comfortable, cool, and bright, with a large sliding-glass door to let in light, white tile floors, and plenty of amenities.

Number of nights: 2