Medicine and Society in Cuba

10 - 21 Jan 2019
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

There is only one Cuba. This vivacious tropical island with music throbbing through its veins has a vivid history and a unique health care system. Cuba is on the brink of transformation as it adapts to the end of the Castro era and the changing face of America. This tour follows in the footsteps of previous successful medical tours to Cuba, providing real insight into Cuban society and health care.

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Dr Anne MacAlister

Dr Anne MacAlister was a GP in Lanarkshire for over 30 years. She has an interest in all alternative medicine with special interest and post graduate training in homoeopathy, acupuncture and hypnotherapy. Anne works as a doctor at a number of rock concerts and has traveled extensively to China, Tibet, India, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Australia, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Alaska, USA, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Syria, Jordan and throughout Europe. An experienced and popular tour leader, Anne has led many tours through South America and Asia and has now retired from her GP practice to focus more on travelling.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 10 Jan (Thurs) Havana: arrive Havana and check into the hotel. Dinner at a local paladar
  • 11 Jan ( Fri) Havana: Visit the Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital. Partner programme: explore Havana's cultural heart with a visit to the National Gallery, local artists studios and Centre of Development for visual arts. After lunch there will be a talk by a Cuban doctor on Health Care in Cuba. Welcome dinner at Cafe del Oriente
  • 12 Jan (Sat) Havana: Walking tour of Old Havana, looking at its architecture and history, including the Taquechel Pharmacy.  After lunch visit to Fusterland followed by a visit to CITED ( International Centre for the Elderly). In the evening there will be an optional visit to see Legendarios del Guajirito, a Buena Vista inspired show
  • 13 Jan (Sun) Havana/ Vinales: Drive to the Sierra del Rosario Reserve and visit Las Terrazas Community. Lunch will be at Casa del Campesino, with time to visit a local artists house and have coffee at Maria's House. Continue to Vinales.
  • 14 Jan (Mon) Vinales: Morning visit to a local GP Practice followed by exploration of the Vinales Valley taking in the beautiful views and a cave boat trip. After lunch visit a tobacco farm and see how those famous Cuban cigars are made. Dinner at Ranch San Vicente
  • 15 Jan (Tues) Vinales/ Cienfuegos: Drive to Cienfuegos with lunch en route and stopping at Museo Playa Giron to see its Bay of Pigs exhibition. Arrive in Cienfuegos and check into the hotel
  • 16 Jan (Wed) Cienfuegos: Walking tour of Cienfuegos in the morning. Followed by a visit to Centro Especializado Ambulatorio Victoria de Giron ( an outpatient unit). The rest of the day is at leisure
  • 17 Jan (Thurs) Cienfuegos/ Trinidad (Ancon): Drive to the Sierra del Escambray Mountains. Visit Topes del Collantes National Park with a naturalist guide and hear about medicinal plants. Enjoy a spit roast pork lunch before continuing to Trinidad
  • 18 Jan (Fri) Trinidad (Ancon): Visit a local polyclinic before exploring Trinidad old town including Plaza Mayor and Holy Trinity Church. The afternoon is at leisure.
  • 19 Jan (Sat) Trinidad (Ancon)/ Havana: Drive to Santa Clara and visit the Che Guevara Museum and Memorial. After lunch continue the drive back to Havana
  • 20 Jan (Sun) Havana: Take a tour around Hemingway's Havana, taking in his farmhouse on the outskirts of the city, the Ambos Mundos Hotel and the Floridita Bar where he created the daiquiri. The afternoon is at leisure. In the evening drive by 1950's classic US car to the Habana Cafe for the farewell dinner
  • 21 Jan (Mon) Havana: Morning at leisure before transferring to the airport. Alternatively extend your time in Varadero by the beach or in Old Havana

Tour cost

$5,370 per person ( ground only excluding International flights)

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