TRAVEL TO CUBA WITH THE SCIENCE MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND
SCIENCE & CULTURE
Havana – Cienfuegos – Pinar del Rio
February 14 - 21, 2016
Double Occupancy: $5,335 per person
Single Occupancy: $5,635 per person
On the same day the flag was raised at the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., The Science Museum of Long Island, in conjunction with Cuba Educational Travel, announced its plan to organize a guided tour of Cuba from February 14-21, 2016. The trip, one of many SMLI has planned in the past through the Museum’s P.U.L.S.E. (People Understanding and Learning Through Science Exploration) program, will provide participants with a unique opportunity to meet with specialists in various scientific disciplines as well as to experience Cuban culture first hand.
Included in the tour will be a day trip to Pinar del Rio-Viñales Valley National Monument. This site, boasting breath-taking karst formations amid agricultural bounty, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
In addition to the trip’s primary focus on science-related activities, the tour leaders will highlight the arts in Cuba, as experienced in the Old City, the University of Havana, and the Museum of Cuban Art, among many other venues. Participants will stay at the five-star Hotel Melia while in Habana and at the Hotel Jagua in Cienfuegos.
This SMLI P.U.L.S.E. tour was custom tailored for SMLI by Collin Laverty, a recognized expert on Cuba and U.S.-Cuba relations. Laverty founded Cuba Educational Travel; he and his staff at CET organize educational exchange programs and customized “people-to-people” travel for U.S. citizens and residents. His expertise has deep roots; as the director of the Cuba Program within the Center for Democracy in the Americas, Laverty has personally guided many members of Congress and their staffs on fact-finding trips to Cuba. He is the author of Cuba's New Resolve: Economic Reform and its Implications for U.S. Policy, as well as numerous reports and articles related to U.S.-Cuba relations and Cuban society.
Some of the participants in this trip—the itinerary of which has been created specifically for the Science Museum of Long Island—will earn continuing education credits; for other travelers in the group, the trip will be the fulfillment of a lifelong desire to visit this island nation. All participants, however, will return to the U.S. with a treasure trove of memories! So, don’t delay: Check the expiration date on your passport, dust off your luggage, brush up on your Spanish, and start counting the days until you embark on the trip of a lifetime!
Includes discussions with:
Melia Habana - Havana
Jagua - Cienfuegos
A deposit of $1,000 per passenger due ASAP to hold a spot Full payment will be due 100 days prior to departure – Nov. 3
*** itinerary subject to change
Science Museum of Long Island
Earth P.U.L.S.E. trip (People Understanding & Learning Through Science Exploration)
1526 N. Plandome Rd.
PO Box 908 Plandome, NY 11030
(516) 627-9400 ext 11
Cuba Educational Travel