PIGGOTT, Ark. – The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center has announced new details for its August 2017 trip to Cuba.According to the museum, changes in travel policies to Cuba have allowed for a new, reduced price for the same itinerary.
The current price is $3,650 for double occupancy. Details are available on the museum website, Hemingway.Astate.edu<http://hemingway.astate.edu/>. For details about pricing, contact the museum at (870) 598-3487 or adamlong@AState.edu.
This eight-day/seven-night trip will have two exciting parts. First, the group will travel to Havana to enjoy the art, music, dance and architecture of the city. Travelers will enjoy a private reception with the curator of Finca Vigía, the home where author Ernest Hemingway resided while living 21 years in Cuba.
Travelers will also explore Old Havana, a world heritage site of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and see the amazing architecture in Central Havana.
The group will stop at many of Hemingway’s favorite places, including Hotel Ambos Mundos, La Bodeguita del Medio, El Floridita and Sloppy Joe’s. In addition to sites specifically associated with Hemingway, travelers will also get to enjoy some of the Cuban classics such as a visit to the rum museum, a ride in a classic American car and a visit to a cigar factory.
Part two will be an exploration of the keys off the central coast, Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo, which provided the backdrop for Hemingway’s novel Islands in the Stream. Guests will have an opportunity to interact with the locals for optional activities including fishing, diving, snorkeling, hiking, bird watching, or just exchanging ideas with other Hemingway lovers.
This is the museum’s second trip to Cuba. Thirty-four travelers from 10 states joined the museum for a trip in 2014 (featured photo). To register for the trip, or to get pricing or other information, contact the museum.
HPMEC is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site. Regular museum hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, 1-3 p.m., with tours on the hour.
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