Experience The Real Cuba with Austin Adventures. This custom built itinerary allows you to experience the culture and history of this beautiful country.Â Immerse yourself into the culture of Cuba â€“ its friendly people, time warped villages, and complex history, as you discover the realities of this fascinating country. Did you know that Cuba was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 and was claimed for the Kingdom of Spain? (Columbus thought he had landed on India!) Were you aware that Cubans refer to their island as â€œEl Cocodriloâ€ or â€œEl Caimanâ€ because it resembles the shape of a crocodile or an alligator? Explore such gems as the Revolution Square, Plaza de la Catedral, and Plaza Vieja in Havana, the capital of Cuba and the largest city in the Caribbean region. For the architecture buffs out there, Old Havana, the core of the original city of Havana, displays a city built in baroque and neoclassic style, with many of the buildings currently undergoing restoration after falling to ruin in the latter half of the twentieth century. Meet the students and a teacher of one of the many primary schools of a country whose literacy rate borders 100%! ViÃ±ales, an agricultural region of Cuba, is where youâ€™ll find many crops like fruits, vegetables, coffee, and tobacco, grown and harvested in traditional methods. Learn all about how tobacco leaves transform into cigars through the processes of curing, fermentation, sorting, and rolling through a knowledgeable local. Come discover â€œThe Real Cubaâ€
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