Collette Vacations Announces Second Cuba Tour to Meet Traveler Demands01/03/2012 - Heart of Cuba tour to focus on capital city, Havana and neighboring sites
Pawtucket, RI - Collette Vacations announces its second tour to Cuba, giving travelers a culturally-unique experience in the Caribbean’s largest city, Havana and other alluring destinations.
Collette Travel Service, Inc. d/b/a Collette Vacations (“Collette”) has been issued a license, (license number CT-18568) by the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) which authorizes registered guests of our programs, under the auspices of Collette, to legally travel to Cuba, to participate and engage in a full time schedule of authorized educational exchange activities in Cuba, which will involve meaningful interaction between you and people in Cuba. Prior to departure, Collette will provide you with a Letter of Authorization to confirm your legal travel status, the authorized travel agenda and activities, and your recordkeeping responsibilities.
“Collette Vacations is excited to present the Heart of Cuba tour to meet the growing interests in this island country while offering the convenience of staying seven nights in such a spirited and prime location as Havana,” said Dan Sullivan, Jr., Collette’s President and CEO. “From visiting an organic farm in the lush region of Pinar del Rio to exploring the architectural heritage in Matanzas, this trip is filled with educational and meaningful interactions between the travelers and people of Cuba.”
The Heart of Cuba tour, with departure dates from May through November, includes the following highlights: walking tour through the four main plazas of “Old Havana”; visiting the National Aquarium for a dolphin show and workshop with divers to learn about Cuba’s marine conservation efforts; meeting an organic farmer and his family while going on an informative tour of their harvest in Viñales; and seeing the Afro-Cuban Religion museum in Guanabacoa to learn about the religious practices of the island. In addition to the Heart of Cuba tour, Collette also offers Rediscover Cuba – A Cultural Exploration, which includes stays in Havana and Trinidad and a visit to Cienfuegos. Both tours offer shared activities such as visiting the Ernest Hemingway House, Finca Vigía (Lookout Farm), meeting a Cuban family in their very own paladar (a privately owned and operated restaurant) for dinner; listening to live traditional music and a lecture on the instruments used to produce the distinctive “Sounds of Cuba”; and going to the Casa Fuster, the colorful home of José Fuster where one of the artist’s apprentices or even the artist himself will be on hand to talk about his work, inspired by Antoni Gaudí, a notable figure in Spanish architecture.