NEW YORK, NY, April 28, 2016 --- Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Cuba by Land and Sea: Cultural Heritage and Natural Wonders, a 10-night people-to-people program that combines extraordinary people-to-people visits that capture the country’s vibrant cultures and political history, with exploring Cuba’s remarkable natural history and pristine marine habitats. The first program departs December 7, 2016, with 16 consecutive departures through March 2017.
The well-curated people-to-people exploration begins with a three-night stay at the historic Hotel Nacional, a Havana landmark on the waterfront. Guests will have a rich menu of options to see, do learn and engage, meeting Cubans and exploring the many cultural experiences—history, art, architecture, music, dance, and even the iconic cigar and car subcultures—this great capital has to offer.
The people-to-people program will then take to the sea for a seven-night voyage that will combine cultural exchanges with natural history as it explores Cuba’s southern coast aboard Panorama ll, the gracious 44-guest sail cruiser. Cuba’s unspoiled reefs and marine life have been little explored, and remain in an excellent state of preservation. Along the way, guests will learn about these pristine places from the Cuban conservationists who have made studying them their life’s work.
Highlights of the people-to-people land & sea program include:
*Note: our visits to the Gardens of the Queen and the Bay of Pigs are pending permission from Cuban officials.
In addition to our extensive people-to-people program, guests will learn from Lindblad’s expert onboard team of naturalists, cultural specialists and a Lindblad-National Geographic certified Photo Instructor – all dedicated to sharing their passion and knowledge.
Rates begin at $9,550 per person based on double occupancy in a category 1 cabin. For reservations or additional information on Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic voyages to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth, visit www.expeditions.com, call 1-800-EXPEDITION (1-800-397-3348) or contact your travel advisor.
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