Carnaval & History Trip July 20 - 28


Kelly of the Compass and Camera travel blog took the photo above and wrote about her adventure at Carnaval here. An illuminating non-professional video is here.

The trip is strong on traditional culture and insight into the complicated history of the US and Cuba since the end of the 19th century. It includes visiting the city of Guantanamo and the town of Caimanera adjacent to the base.

We offer the option of staying in a centrally located hotel or casas particulares in Santiago. Assuming 6 to 9 persons, the approximate in-country cost for a single traveler is $2,300 in a hotel or $1,600 plus the room charge in a bed and breakfast. 

The draft itinerary is here. If there is sufficient interest, we will add Holguin and Baracoa. For additional information, write director@ffrd.org. Click here to register on line by May 2.

Departures from Miami to Santiago on American Airlines are late enough and returns from Holguin to Ft. Lauderdale on Jet Blue are early enough that an overstay in Florida is usually not necessary.

Travel agents are welcome to send or personally lead their clients on this program. Carnaval is Cuba's finest and perhaps the best of the Caribbean. Agents are free to add to our charges from Cubanacan a service fee for their clients.

For the Cuban perspective on Caimanera and the base, see the video "All Guantanamo is Ours".