School trips to Cuba offer students the unforgettable opportunity to explore the largest island in the Caribbean, which also happens to be one of the remaining Communist states.
A school trip to Cuba is, of course, a great choice for groups studying Spanish, geography and history, as well as those who want to improve students’ intercultural understanding and broaden their horizons, making them better global citizens.
Why visit Cuba?
Fascinating history and politics
Cuba has a fascinating history, from the conquistadors to the Cold War, and learning more about this will help your students to better understand some significant events in world history.
In particular, on a school trip to Cuba, your students will have plenty of opportunities to learn more about the Cuban Revolution and some of its key figures, with visits to Che Guevara’s Mausoleum and the Museum of the Revolution.
They’ll also learn more about Cuba’s role in the Cold War with a visit to the Museo de Playa Girón, which is dedicated to the Bay of Pigs Invasion – a pivotal moment in Cold War history.
Most groups who choose an educational tour to Cuba tend to base themselves in its capital city, Havana. Old Havana is a unique, crumbling gem - beguiling and captivating with plenty of vibrant culture to discover.
Founded in the 16 th century, Havana was an important trading post through which products from the New World made their way to Spain.
On your school trip to Cuba, you will, of course, have time for a guided tour of the city, taking in all the sites of interest. And we can even arrange for you to enjoy a sightseeing tour in the classic ‘50s cars that are so ubiquitous in Havana!
The vibrant culture
Cuba is a melting pot of Hispanic and African cultures and this is perhaps most evident in the country’s musical traditions, which are now known all over the world.
On your school trip to Cuba, your students will have lots of opportunities to explore the local culture, from the cultural hotpot of Havana to the traditional Taino village of Guama, where your students will discover what life was like for the indigenous people of Cuba in the pre-Columbian era.
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Take a look at our range of Cuba school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.