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A magical destination that won’t stay locked in the past for long.
Cuba is an wonderful island filled with incredible people. Due to a harsh, decades-long economic embargo enforced by its big neighbour, the USA, Cuba has struggled to keep pace with the rest of the world. Its people and infrastructure have undoubtedly suffered as a result, but a slight upside of this is a magical place where much of a 1950s facade is maintained. Slightly shabby yet superbly stylish. Cuba is a great place for a history tour that also offers a chance to see how a small country can survive economically when isolated from much of the rest of the world.
9 day tour
A Voyager Worldwide trip to Cuba will inevitably start in the city of Havana. The jewel of this large metropolis is the downtown area known as Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you will wander the beautiful narrow streets and marvel at the old Spanish baroque architecture. Further afield, you will visit the site of the failed 1961 US-sponsored invasion at the famed Bay of Pigs. You’ll also visit a factory in the stunning Vinales valley where they make the famous Cuban cigars. If you’re lucky, you’ll join in a traditional samba dance on the cobbled streets of the Spanish colonial city of Trinidad.
Whether they are working in Key Stage 3, 4 or 5, a Voyager Worldwide trip to Cuba is a journey that will show your History and Politics students a totally different way of life. A visit to Cuba is a chance for them to gain a valuable insight into the Cold-war era and make up their own minds about the personalities and politics of those involved.
“Timeworn but magnificent, dilapidated but dignified, fun yet maddeningly frustrating; Cuba is a country of indefinable magic.”
“The Cuban people have an amazingly strong and unbroken spirit.”
“It was difficult to ignore the signs of young, future Cuba, as careful observers at the Casa de la Música in Trinidad. Yes, there were maracas. Yes, there was salsa. But there was also the dapper, dreadlocked hipster in tight jeans, his – possibly fake – Nike trainers tracing circles around the dance floor. iPhones appeared among the onlookers – they are covetable accessories among Cuban youth.”
Lizzie Porter, Telegraph Travel, 2015.
“Time gives poetry to a battlefield.”
Graham Greene, Our Man in Havana
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