2019 Cuba Cultural Trip

Cuba Trip
Date and Time
Sat, 03/02/2019 (All day) to Sat, 03/09/2019 (All day)

Join Temple University Harrisburg on an exciting eight-day trip to explore the culture, history and healthcare systems of Cuba! This trip will explore the depth and breadth of Cuba’s rich history and culture, as well as their unique healthcare system. Participants will visit a variety of cities, including Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos, experiencing Cuban culture and cuisine. Scheduled visits include: hospitals, clinics & mental health clinics (to be determined), Old Havana, Plaza of the Revolution, Colon Cemetery, Modern Havana, La Cabana fortress, Literacy Museum, Museum of the Revolution, Hemingway’s House & Museum, plus other cultural experiences. This opportunity will provide a unique experience to observe and learn about this fascinating country's culture and health care. This is an incomparable trip you won’t want to miss!


$3,250.00 double occupancy

$3,425.00 single occupancy


Price includes: RT air between Philadelphia and Havana including exit tax in both cities; 5 nights in Havana with breakfast; 2 nights in private homes in Trinidad, Cuba with breakfast and dinner. Welcome and farewell dinners; 3 additional lunches. Program of visits and excursions as outlined in the program; transportation by air conditioned bus for transfers in/out, all excursions and scheduled activities, and between cities and provinces; English speaking guide accompanies group throughout. Medical insurance included with flight ticket; service and mailing fees. 


Terms: Participant applications, travel affidavits and flight reservation forms must be submitted along with $500 per person deposit 90 days prior to date of departure, or by December 8, 2018Additional participants may be added on a space-available basis up to 45 days prior to travel. Applications after that will be considered based on hotel availability and flight space with a $75 late fee. All deposits are non-refundable though participants may be substituted. Final invoices will be issued once all hotels in Cuba are confirmed, with every effort to insure that these are issued no later than 45 days prior to date of departure. Final payment will be due 30 days prior to date of departure, or by February 1, 2019. Travel packets will be issued when payment is complete and all paperwork and passport information has been received. Final program is frequently available from the tour operator only 10 days prior to date of departure once all program activities have been approved and secured.


U.S. Legal authority: All participants must provide completed and signed application, travel affidavit and flight reservation form. 


Passport: Clients must complete passport information on the application and send a clearly readable copy of the passport. All passports must be valid 6 months beyond the end date of the program in Cuba or participant must indicate that a new passport is being obtained. Non-U.S. passport holders must provide evidence of residency or multiple entry visa. Cuban born participants who arrived in the United States after January 1, 1971 require a valid Cuban passport for travel and a residency card or U.S. passport for travel to Cuba.


Trip cancellation/interruption/baggage insurance: Cancellation insurance is strongly advised.



Please email julie.shade@temple.edu with any questions. Upon Application approval, we will send you a "Common Grounds Education & Travel Services Application Form" for completion to submit with your $500 deposit.