|Havana, Cuba // Photo by Joe Pike|
Travelers now have the opportunity to experience Cuba as it currently is, still untouched by time, on Abercrombie & Kent’s first private journey, "Signature Cuba: A Private People to People Journey."
On this seven-day, privately guided itinerary, guests will travel with a dedicated Abercrombie & Kent program director and local guides, experiencing meaningful interactions and people-to-people connections.
Clients will explore the city by foot with a local architect who offers authentic insights into its historic styles and dine at a paladar (family-run restaurant) where the owners share their passion for Cuban cuisine and discuss what is involved in running a private business in Cuba – an opportunity that, historically, was all but unheard of. Clients can also join renowned Cuban painter and ceramicist, Jose Fuster, on a neighborhood walk, followed by a discussion of the role of the arts in contemporary Cuban culture.
The experiential offerings help travelers gain a deeper understanding of the island’s cultural traditions through its art and music. They will join in a private salsa lesson and one-on-one talk with a Cuban salsa instructor. Clients will also visit the neo-classical-style Museo de Artes Decorativas, an arts museum in the former residence of the Countess of Revilla de Camargo, and explore the Muraleando Neighborhood Community Project, meeting members and seeing firsthand the art projects and significant restorations that are underway.
Travelers will also be able to compare the distinct differences and similarities between Cuba and the United States with a briefing on the history of U.S.-Cuban relations by a Foreign Service scholar in Havana. Guests will also explore the Las Terrazas eco-community with resident specialists for a better understanding about Cuba’s environmental commitments at this unique UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.