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2017 Cuba: A Bridge Between Cultures

Havana • Cienfuegos • Trinidad

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12 Days from only $4595 including international airfare from Miami

Courtesy of David Conover & Paul Villanova
Travelogue: Havana, Cuba 1931

See what life in Havana was like before the Batista regime in this 16mm film footage from 1931

Courtesy Laurent Tixhon and Ben Louis Nicholas
Young Gloves

Get a glimpse of Cuban boys coming of age in makeshift boxing rings on the streets of Havana.

Courtesy BBC.com Travel
My City: Havana

Enjoy a local perspective on Havana—one of Cuba’s most spirited cities.

Courtesy Paul Wegschaider
Cuba - Lost in Time

Let the rhythms of Cuba captivate you in this music-driven video, highlighting everyday scenes from across the island.

©2015 The New York Times
A Night in Havana

Learn about a few of Cuba's trendy hot spots from an ex-pat living in Havana.

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Our Activity Level rating system ranks adventures on a scale of 1 to 5 to help you determine if a trip is right for you. See the descriptions below for more information about the physical requirements associated with each rating.

Activity Level 1:

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Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 25 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 1-2 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last at least 1-2 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 2:

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Moderately Easy

Travelers should be able to climb 40 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 2-3 miles over some uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for at least 2-3 hours at a time. Altitude can range from zero to 5,000 feet.

Activity Level 3:

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Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Activity Level 4:

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Moderately Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 80 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 4 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 7,000 to 9,000 feet.

Activity Level 5:

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Strenuous

Travelers should be able to climb 100 or more stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 8 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 4 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 10,000 feet or more.

Milagros "Millie" Herrero

Born
Havana, Cuba
Resides
Havana, Cuba
Languages
English, Spanish, and French
Hobbies & Interests
Music, enjoying time with my family
With us since
2012

My childhood was very special for me, mainly because I had my parents close to me, even when we did not have a place of our own to live. My mother was a teacher and my father was in the army—but in Cuba that does not mean we had a lot of money, of course. I also feel special to have been born on February 29th (which means I only have a birthday every four years!) After graduating from the Foreign Language Institute at Havana University, I became a professor at the institute, but then moved to the tourism sector. But I feel that I still get to use my teaching skills by revealing the history, culture, architecture, and everyday life of Cubans to Grand Circle Foundation participants.

I love that Foundation participants really come to share and learn. Especially since I believe that showing my country goes beyond the monuments and historic squares. These can be beautiful, of course, but buildings alone do not reveal anything about the people and how they manage to live in this country.

One special moment I recall was watching a choir performance with my group of Foundation participants at Havana’s Hotel Nacional. It happened to be my father’s birthday so I invited him to come to the hotel and enjoy the performance with us. He got to sing with the choir, and it ended up being a very special day for my dad—and for my participants, too.

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