Cubans are particularly passionate about music, dance, visual arts, baseball, and cars, and they’re happy to share their talents and interests with visitors. This trip gives you the chance to learn from the people who are making Cuba’s future. You’ll meet and engage with local entrepreneurs at historic tobacco factories, coffee plantations, and an eco-community and reforestation project.
This trip offers a slew of age-appropriate activities at local community projects and small businesses. You’ll get the chance to meet with Cuban artists, educators, professionals, local citizens and others who are eager to exchange views on Cuban contemporary life and Cuba’s role in the future.
This trip is in compliance with the U.S. travel requirements under §515.574 general license to Support the Cuban People and provide humanitarian support.
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS are below, click on ITINERARY to see all the details.
Global Family Travels
Location : Bellevue, WA, USA
Much more than a traditional tour operator, Global Family Travels’ mission is to “Learn, Serve and Immerse” through community-based travel programs. In partnership with non-profit organizations and schools, we offer family-friendly and sustainable travel experiences in support of education, gender equality, access to clean water, preservation of local cultures, conservation and economic growth, all of which foster cross-cultural understanding and global citizens.
Our trips include a unique mix of cultural and educational activities, homestays and participation in local service projects aimed at improving the lives of people in the communities we visit.
Expect to expand your family circle when you embark on a Global Family Travels trip! Visit our website for more information: Global Family Travels
Location : Las Terrazas, Cuba
Considered to be the first Eco-Museum of Cuba, Las Terrazas is a pioneering ecovillage dating back to a reforestation project which began in 1968. Today it’s a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, as well as the site of the earliest coffee plantations in Cuba.
Akokán Los Pocitos
The community project Akokán Los Pocitos is the unofficial neighborhood serving as the center of the Abakua culture. "Akokán" translated from Yoruba - an African language used by the community for their religious practices - means "heart". This heart can be seen in the project's efforts to improve the locals' quality of life through community development and promotion of heritage, identity and the environment.
La Alegria de Vivir ("Joy of Living")
Location : Fusterlandia, Havana, Cuba
Visit this art-installation by local artist Jose Fuster and the community project La Alegria de Vivir - Joy of Living. What started as a way for Fuster to bring color to his homes' exterior, has now become a sprawling street-art extravaganza covering several suburban blocks.
La Peche Fisherman Project
Location : Cienfuegos, Cuba
Created by members of the Castillo-Perche fishing community, this project displays local fishing gear while encouraging viewers to do their part to protect coastal areas. It also makes an effort to promote the creation, appreciation and conservation of fisheries as a valuable part of the local heritage and space to educate future generations.