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Here’s How To Be a “Road Scholar” in Cuba

If you are a lifelong learner and prefer immersive travel over tourism, Road Scholar is the best way to experience Cuba.

Road Scholar was founded in 1975 as Elderhostel originally designed for week-long, university-level educational experiences for adults. A not-for-profit education organization, it has guided generations of knowledge seekers on transformative learning adventures from Greenland to Cuba and nearly every locale in between. Elderhostel was rebranded Road Scholar in 2010 to reflect the growth and evolution of the organization and of the legions of loyal lifelong learners who rely on the organization for an in-depth study of the world.

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Cuba is a natural fit for an organization with an educational purpose. The island nation’s history and citizens – themselves the highest education society in Latin America – make Road Scholar a great fit for creating memories in Cuba. Today, Road Scholar is the largest not-for-profit provider of learning adventures in Cuba.

The organization offers a variety of options for travelers including modes of transportation (land or sea) and interest verticals (photography, birding, cultural, history + traditions and more). There are even tours designed for families, grandchildren and small groups.

A typical tour is between one and two weeks with packages ranging in price from about $2,000 to about $6,000. All tours are compliant with current U.S. travel rules for Cuba.

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Here’s How To Be a “Road Scholar” in Cuba was last modified: January 22nd, 2017 by Simons Chase