Passport to Folk Art Trip, Cuba: Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad

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Passport to Folk Art Trip, Cuba: Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad

January 8 @ 8:00 am - January 15 @ 5:00 pm

Join IFAM and its CEO, Stuart A. Ashman, on a fully licensed People to People journey to Cuba!
January 8 – 15, 2020
This trip is sold out. Thank you for your interest!

TRIP COST: $4,475 per person, double occupancy; $550 single supplement; includes a $500 donation to IFAM. Space is limited.


  • The trip will include 5 nights at the five star Parque Central Hotel in Havana and meals in the city’s finest restaurants.  We will have access to private performances, artist’s studios, cultural centers, museums and all that this remarkable city has to offer.
  • We will also spend two days and nights outside of Havana in the city of Cienfuegos, on the Caribbean coast.  This city, settled by French immigrants from Bordeaux and Louisiana in 1819, is home to a thriving community of folk art painters.  Our visit will coincide with their annual regional exhibit of Arte Naïf.
  • From here, we will visit the colonial city of Trinidad, founded in 1514 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
  • On our way back to Havana we will stop by the estate of Ernest Hemingway and the fishing village where he kept his beloved boat, Pilar.

IFAM CEO Stuart A. Ashman grew up in Cuba, the son of Eastern European immigrants who arrived in 1927.  For the past 20 years he and his wife, Peggy Gaustad, have been leading trips to Cuba.  Peggy is the regional coordinator for IFAM’s Cuban contingent, for both the artists and musicians that have been coming to Santa Fe since 2010.  Our journey takes us behind the scenes with unique experiences that are born out of these personal relationships and of their deep respect for the Cuban people.

To secure a spot or for more trip information, please contact Peggy Gaustad at, (505) 310-1356, and click here to read an abbreviated trip itinerary.


January 8 @ 8:00 am
January 15 @ 5:00 pm
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