Unique Travel Programs
Rosh Hashana in Havana * September 20 — 24, 2017
Embark on an unforgettable cultural experience. This four-day journey will intrigue and inspire. Known for their resilience and fortitude in the face of unique challenges, the Jewish community of Cuba has thrived and left a lasting impact on Cuban society. Celebrate the New Year in the companionship of the Jewish diaspora. Participants will explore the sights of the vibrant capital city of Havana and the picturesque Western Province of Pinar del Rio; visit a variety of cutlural and historial sites, and experience the energizing spirit of the Cuban people. While this excursion focuses on connecting Americans with the Jewish community of Cuba, this program is open to travelers of all faiths. Cost per person: $2195.00*
Classic Car Getaway * June 17 – June 24, 2018
Students and staff from Montgomery County Public Schools Automotive Trades Foundation in Maryland will participate in this exclusive travel program* designed to introduce participants into Cuba’s unique car club—“The World of the Almendrone.” A Spring Break journey like none other—participants will meet experienced drivers, mechanics, and car enthusiasts; attend automotive workshops; visit a variety of cultural and historical sites, as well as enjoy down-time at the world-renowned beach resort of Veradero. Cost per person: $2150**
*Non-MCPS participants invited upon approval. **Early sign-up discount of 10%. Deadline: April 1, 2018
Chess Extravaganza sponsored by US Chess Center * December 18 – 23, 2016
Program postponed * Check back for rescheduled excursion
PAST PROGRAMS HIGHLIGHTED
International Conference of Mind Sports * May 2 – 10, 2017
Call for Papers accepted until January 31, 2017**
Embark on an intellectual and inspirational week-long journey in Cuba. Strategy game aficionados are invited to take part in a three-day event hosted by the University of Camaguey, followed by three days of exploration. Coined by Dr. Lazaro Bueno as “Cuba’s Mental Olympics,” this program invites you to test your mental mettle in Go, Chess, Checkers, and Scrabble. Beware–you’ll be matching your skills against Cuba’s brightest young minds. In addition to spending three fabulous days in the picturesque city of Camaguey, we will explore the enchanted cities of Holguin and Santiago de Cuba in Eastern Cuba. Not to worry, there will be a conference “beach break” in Playa Santa Lucia! Conference agenda and entrance fee included. Cost per person: $1570 conference only/ $3570 Conference & Extension program* Registration closed
**Conference committee invites attendees to submit papers for lectures/workshops. Details outlined in the mind-conference-program.
YOUR Organization / Group Excursion * Determine YOUR Dates of Travel
Are you a non-government or community organization / university student association / secondary school club with ten or more participants ready to embark on an intercultural exchange with your like-minded counterparts in Cuba?
I~Dared Travels supports humanitarian-minded interactions with Cuba and its people. We are delighted to support you in creating a Unique Travel Program ideally suited to your organization. Private groups are encouraged to donate items related to their mission (i.e art supplies, sports equipment, medical supplies). Kind gestures of this nature support our underlying purpose of promoting respectful ties between our two nations.
* tipping and incidental expenses vary per person.