Dec 01, 2023 — Dec 08, 2023

Cuba and its People

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With Don Samford, Doubles Only

About the Tour

Immerse yourself in the heart of incredible Cuba! Stay for seven nights in a privately-owned boutique hotel in Havana’s beautiful Vedado district. Experience the layers of Cuba’s distinctive history and allure, from Old Havana to soothing guitar music and a classic car ride along Havana’s avenues. Learn about organic farming in Caimito and Afro-Cuban history in Matanzas. Experience Cuba through the eyes of entrepreneurs, dancers, community leaders, children and more. During meaningful exchanges, these locals show you their connections to their country and how they cultivate their passions and work. Plus, handpicked local experts add another enriching layer during discussions about the island’s economy, musical roots, 1961 literacy campaign and other compelling topics. You’ll come away with a broader perspective of Cuba’s history, culture, and heritage while also supporting the Cuban people. This exclusive program, developed by AHI Travel, is operated in accordance with a Support for the Cuban People general license established by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. This program includes round-trip flights between Miami and Cuba.

$5,695 per person including air from Miami- a savings of $250 if booked by 10/17/2023! Doubles only, singles waitlist

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Your Council Leader

Don Samford is a retired History/Social Science instructor from Eureka High School and Illinois Central College Psychology adjunct. He is currently active in the Peoria Area World Affairs Council where he is Past President and Chairman of the Education Outreach and Program Committees. Don is a past National Board Member of the World Affairs Councils of America, now serves on the Advisory Board and serves on the Global Education Committee. Don has made five trips to Cuba in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 He has worked closely with the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, Illinois Working Group on Cuba, and Focus Cuba. During these trips Don has been able to meet with leading Cuban entrepreneurs, scholars. Economists, government officials, and everyday Cubans to explore Cuban life and policies.