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Overview

 Highlights


  • Explore one of the world's greatest cities, Havana
  • Museo de la Revolucion
  • Old Town churches and squares of Havana
  • Playa del Este
  • Bay of Pigs excursion
  • Cienfuegos
  • Colonial Trinidad and nearby Playa Ancon
  • Che Guevara museum in Santa Clara
  • Monument to the derailed Armoured Train
  • Political discussion at The University of Havana

Cuba is a fascinating country. See it for yourself on this unique and exciting school trip to Cuba to experience the legacy of Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution, and what it means for the people today. At a time of considerable social and political development, the next year will be very important to determining the direction the government takes. Relations with the US have improved considerably, opening up new frontiers in economic opportunity and diplomatic discussion. On this special trip we will get under the skin of both historical and contemporary Havana with guided tours around the whole city, including a visit to the memorable Museo de la Revolucion. We will then continue to the Bay of Pigs to learn about the botched invasion attempt to overthrow the Castro regime, before continuing to the magical colonial town of Trinidad. Via Santa Marta to visit the Che Guevara museum, we will head back to Havana for a morning seminar/conference to meet Cuban students and discuss subjects such as economics, history, politics and art. We will round off the trip with a final afternoon at the beach to relax and discuss what we have learnt in this extraordinary island. Although the political situation is unique and interesting, there are many other things that make a visit to Cuba special, in particular the music, the landscapes and the welcoming people. Hasta la Victoria Siempre (Always onwards to victory!)

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Havana

Day 2

Havana

Day 3

Havana - Playa Larga - Cienfuegos

Day 4

Cienfuegos - Trinidad

Day 5

Trinidad

Day 6

Trinidad - Santa Clara (Che Guevara museum) - Havana

Day 7

Havana

Day 8

Havana

Day 9

Depart Havana


Learning outcomes for students

A World Youth Adventure Journey is a unique learning experience. Students will come away from the journey with a greater knowledge of what it takes to be a true global citizen and how they can first hand help encourage positive change. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development through the act of service and selflessness and to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind
• the skills of managing a project, setting and meeting objectives
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people of their host community
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


Grading

Introductory

These trips involve trekking or walking, cycling, rafting or sea kayaking for up to five or six hours a day at a slow but steady pace and should never be misinterpreted to mean they are easy trips. These trips do not spend time at altitudes above 4000m and are usually a week in duration. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and good health.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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