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Extraordinary Journeys Introduces a New Cuba Itinerary

Luxury safari specialists Extraordinary Journeys have expanded their expertise beyond Africa and with a new, carefully curated Cuba at a Crossroads itinerary. The customizable eight-day itinerary offers an intimate look at Cuba through the lens of the country’s distinctive artistic accolades. Guests will explore Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad, three cities that have received UNESCO World Heritage designation. Highlights include curated art tours with visits to the homes and studios of contemporary Cuban artists, retracing Ernest Hemmingway’s favorite Cuban haunts in an old Classic American car, and meeting Roberto Salas, one of Cuba’s most famous photographers who had insider access to the Castro regime. Guests will spend five nights at Paseo 206, a charming boutique hotel in the heart of Havana’s stylish Vedado neighborhood, and two nights at the cozy Casa Amistad, close to Trinidad’s city center. From $3,750;

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