* Sold Out * OlioTrip | Cienfuegos, Cuba

Teresita Levy at Cienfuegos, Cuba

Thu, Sep 19 at 10 a.m.   |   90 minutes

Come explore Cuba with Professor Teresita Levy, amazing local guides, and an intimate group from our community. Be part of the first ever OlioTrip!

** Sold Out ** This trip is booked full!

​Explore Cuba... the Olio way! Join us on an unforgettable adventure to Cienfuegos, a magical city on the Caribbean coast of Cuba. Founded by the French in 1819, Cienfuegos enjoys gorgeous colonial architecture, wide promenades, and stunning sunsets, all of which have earned the city the well-deserved title of La Perla del Sur (The Pearl of the South). While we are there, we will study local history, politics, and architecture, and Cuban art, music, and dance. We will also visit Trinidad, one of the original cities established by the Spanish on the island and now a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Trinidad, our learning will explore Afro-Cuban religion, music, and culture, and we will visit artisan's workshops to learn about private business and community development.

Our professor-guide, Teresita Levy has set up an incredible trip for us to explore this hidden gem of a city.

Pricing - Pay your deposit before July 10 for early bird pricing of $1,500 and after that the total cost goes up to $1,750.

A Rough Itinerary for our trip!


4:00:00 AM Meet at JFK - Jet Blue Baggage Claim Area,

5:59:00 AM Flight from JFK to Santa Clara airport

12:15:00 PM Arrival in Santa Clara immigration, luggage, change money

1:30:00 PM Mausoleo de Ché Guevara

3:00:00 PM Depart for Cienfuegos

5:00:00 PM Arrival in Cienfuegos Check-in, welcome cocktail, Welcome Briefing

8:00:00 PM Dinner at Las Mamparas


9:00:00 AM Pick up at Casa

9:30:00 AM Visit to Castillo Jagua Topic: History and Politics

12:30:00 PM Lunch at Las Brisas del Mar

2:30:00 PM Walking tour of Downtown Cienfuegos

4:00:00 PM Dance Class in Casa de la Música Topic: Music and Dance

6:00:00 PM Hotel for cocktail and rest

8:00:00 PM Dinner at El Ocaso

10:30:00 PM Music and Dancing


8:30:00 AM Pick up at Casa; depart to Trinidad

9:30:00 AM Arrival in Trinidad Topic: Afro-Cuban Culture

10:00:00 AM Lecture on Afro-Cuban Religion and Visit to Templo Yemayá

11:00:00 AM Art Gallery Visits Topic: Art

1:00:00 PM Lunch at El Adita

3:00:00 PM Depart for Cienfuegos

3:30:00 PM Stop at Valle de los Ingenios and Manaca Iznaga Topic: Plantation Slavery

6:00:00 PM Arrival in Cienfuegos

8:00:00 PM Dinner TBD

10:30:00 PM Music and Dancing


9:00:00 AM Depart for Airport

1:30:00 PM Flight from Santa Clara to JFK

Teacher: Teresita Levy

Teresita Levy is an associate professor of Latin American and Latinos studies and the director of the Center for Global Engagement at Lehman College, City University of New York. She earned her Ph.D. in History in 2007 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and has been at Lehman since then.

Venue: Cienfuegos, Cuba

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