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ASU Travel & Tours offers glimpse into 'Heart of Cuba'

July 19, 2012

The ASU Alumni Association’s travel program ASU Travel & Tours has partnered with Collette Vacations, which has a license to operate its “Heart of Cuba” tour – a nine-day educational and cultural adventure scheduled to take place Nov. 1-9.

Travelers who embark on this journey will spend seven days in Cuba’s capital, Havana, and soak in the island’s culture, history and art. They will visit attractions that include La Cabaña Castle, the four plazas of Old Havana, and the inspiring Catedral de la Habana.

Other highlights of the tour will include a day trip to Lookout Farm, where Ernest Hemingway wrote “The Old Man and the Sea,” a stop at the Cuban Fine Arts Museum, and a visit to a Cuban cigar factory.

Jennifer Holsman Tetreault, executive director of operations for the Alumni Association, said the trip is a chance for ASU alumni to experience the culture of Cuba firsthand.

“Collette Vacations has planned an amazing itinerary of cultural and historical activities for travelers on this trip,” she said. “Cuba has been cloaked in mystery for the past half-century, and this trip is a unique opportunity to see how this island nation is today.”

Prices for the “Heart of Cuba” tour start at $3,999 per person. There are a total of 20 spots available for the trip, and reservations are first come, first served.

Details for the tour, as well as a list of other itineraries planned for 2012 and 2013, are available by emailing Holsman Tetreault at or calling 480-965-2086.

A replay of an educational webinar about the Cuba trip is available by visiting

Traveling with ASU Travel & Tours is a benefit of membership in the ASU Alumni Association. Membership with the association is available by visiting