National Association for Multicultural Education

NAME is going to Cuba, again. Join us - 4/27-5/8

NAME 2018 Cuba Professional/Cultural Exchange*
April 27-May 8, 2018

For more information & to request and an application packet

$3299, based on double occupancy
$500 additional fee for single room


Friday, April 27
Arrive Fort Lauderdale
Required group orientation and dinner

Saturday, April 28
Group travel from Fort Lauderdale  to Holguin

Welcome lunch in Holguin (included)

Departure to Santiago de Cuba

Cuba Orientation meeting with local coordinators on the way 

Check-in to hotel in Santiago de Cuba

Group dinner (included)

Sunday, April 29 
Walking tour of Santiago de Cuba

Visit Parque Céspedes, Catedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción,
    the former City Hall and Enramada Boulevard 

Lunch at paladar Los Marinos (included)

Visit to the Cemetery Santa Ifigenia,
    resting place of well-recognized artists, heroes of the Wars of Independence and many other important national & international figures

Free evening and dinner on your own

Monday, April 30
Visit to an elementary school and meet with teachers and students

Meeting with representatives of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP)

Lunch at paladar Setos (included)

Visit to the Museum “26 de Julio”
    located in the former Moncada Barracks, place attacked by Fidel Castro and a group of young revolutionaries in 1953, turned after the triumph of the Revolution into a Scholar Center

Free evening and dinner on your own

Tuesday, May 1
May Day Parade and rally to celebrate the International Workers Day

Visit to San Pedro de la Roca Fortress

Lunch in El Morro (included)

Excursion to Playa Siboney  

Free evening and dinner on your own    


Wednesday, May 2
Departure to Camagüey

Lunch (included) 

Walking tour in Las Tunas

Continue to Camagüey

Check-in to hotel in Camagüey

Group dinner (included)

Thursday, May 3
Walking tour in Camagüey

Visit to a secondary school, meet with teachers and students

Lunch at La Campana de Toledo (included)

Visit to a polyclinic and meet, family physicians 

Free evening and dinner on your own    

Optional ballet (TBA-depends on the scheduled that has not been released, yet)

Friday, May 4
Departure to Santa Clara

Lunch (included)

Walking tour in town of Ciego de Avila

Continue to Santa Clara

Check-in to hotel in Santa Clara

Group dinner (included)

Optional visit to el Mejunje, well known as the first Cuba cultural center to have drag show

Saturday, May 5
Visit the Ernesto “Che” Guevara Museum and Memorial

Tour of Santa Clara, including walking tour in downtown, visit the Parque Vidal

Lunch at a local paladar (included)    

Drive to Havana

Check-in to hotel in Havana

Group dinner (included)


Sunday, May 6
Visit to the Museum of Revolution 

Lunch at paladar El Figaro (included)

Walking tour in Habana Vieja (Old Havana)
    Explore the oldest, historic district of Havana; including Plaza San Francisco, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas & the Cathedral

Meeting Community Project Espiral (Esprial-Cuba-NAME) 
    Proyecto Espiral, is a grassroots project dedicated to educate young people on environmental issues and sustainable development. Discussion on various pressing issues in Cuba with college students and young professionals

Free evening and dinner on your own

Monday, May 7
Visit to the Pedagogical Sciences University

Visit to the Literacy Campaign Museum at Ciudad Liberta
    learn about Cuba’s Literacy Education Program, “Yo Si Puedo” 

Visit to the home and art studio of José Fuster,
    learn about Community Art Project - Fusterlandia

Lunch at the Fuster art studio (included)

Cultural activity with the Community Project Okan-Tomi,  
    a community project that explores and reworks Afro-Cuban dances and music traditions

Farewell dinner (included)

Farewell party with Cuban friends and guests 

Tuesday, May 8
Visit the Arts and Crafts Market

Transfer to the airport 

Departure from Havana

*This trip is a benefit of NAME Membership. 
**Itinerary is subject to change.