CODEPINK Goes to Cuba

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Eastern Cuba, JULY 21 - 28, 2018

Join CODEPINK on our exciting trip to Eastern Cuba! With Raúl Castro stepping down and Miguel Díaz-Canel the new president, now is an exciting time to travel to Cuba with CODEPINK  and call for diplomacy and friendship between the US and the Cuban people.

Visit the beautiful eastern cities of Camaguey, Santiago de Cuba, Granma, and Holguin. Learn about Cuba’s history with visits to museums, scenic walking tours, and even a trip to the famous Moncada Barracks and San Pedro de la Roca Castle. We’ll meet with local activists, artists,  and community organizers to hear more about initiatives to promote art and peace in Cuba. The delegation will also join thousands of Cubans in celebration for the National Festival on July 26th and lively Carnaval Santiaguero!

Don´t miss the opportunity to learn about the evolution of community projects in Cuba, explore the vibrant culture, and experience the fabulously fun and famous Santiago de Cuba Carnival!

Check out the Trip Schedule and start your application today!

Program costs*
$2,430 per person in double occupancy
$2,630 per person in single occupancy

June 15, 2018: Deadline for non-refundable deposit of $500
June 30, 2018: Deadline for remaining balance (final payment)

We are offering a discount of $100 for participants that pay the non-refundable deposit of $500 before May 31. This means that participants paying the non-refundable deposit by May 31, will get a $100 discount from their remaining balance.

*This price does not include airfare or the $50 visa for Cuba.

You can also pay the full amount at once. For more information, visit Proximity Cuba’s website, check out CODEPINK’s Travel to Cuba FAQs, or contact contact@proximitycuba.com (and cc brienne@codepink.org) with any additional concerns.

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Read CODEPINK’s Cuba FAQs!

Tentative Schedule (update coming soon!)


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Arrive in Havana
Orientation meeting with local coordinators
Welcome lunch at the hotel (included)
Check-in at Hotel Vedado


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

9:00 AM Departure

9:30 AM Walking tour in Habana Vieja. Explore the historical and oldest district of Havana; walk along Plaza Vieja, Mercaderes street, Plaza de Armas, and the Cathedral

12:30 PM Lunch at Paladar San Cristobal (included)

2:30 PM Drive Tour Vedado Downtown: Monument to the Maine Battleship, Hotel nacional, Columbus Cemetery. Visit to the Revolution Square and Hotel Nacional

6:00 PM Return. Free for dinner


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

9:00 AM Departure

9:30 AM Visit the Literacy Campaign Museum and meet History Professor Luisa Campos and Director of the Museum

12:00 PM Visit to the home and art studio of ceramist and painter José Fuster Learn about his art community project

12:30 PM Lunch at the art studio (included)

2:30 PM Visit to the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) and meet with representatives.

5:00 PM Return to the hotel


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

9:00 AM Meeting with representatives of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People (ICAP)

11:00 AM Visit to the Fine Arts Museum with curator Omar Diaz

1:00 PM Lunch at El Figaro Paladar located in the Barber’s Alley (included)

3:00 PM Visit the Callejón de Hamel, a street cultural center led by painter and muralist Salvador González Escalona. His internationally known artwork deals with the roots and influences of African religions in Cuba

4:00 PM Return to the hotel


THURSDAY, MARCH 1

8:30 AM Departure

10:00 AM Travel outside of Havana to visit an agricultural cooperative

12:30 AM Country lunch at the International Campsite of Caimito (included)

3:00 PM Return to Havana

5:30 PM Meeting with members of the Community Project Espiral. Espiral is a grassroots project dedicated to educate young people on environmental issues and sustainable development. Discussion on various pressing issues in Cuba with college students and young professionals

6:00 PM Cultural activity with the community project Okan-Tomi that explores and reworks Afro-Cuban dances and music traditions


FRIDAY, MARCH 2

9:00 AM Visit to the University of Havana

10:30 AM Meeting with an Economy professor at the university

12:30 PM Lunch at La Torre (included)

3:30 PM Visit to the community project "Juguemos, Cantemos y Bailemos" in Arroyo Naranjo, a project devoted to work with children and young people with social problems

5:30 PM. Return to the hotel

7:30 PM Optional visit to the Factory of Cuban Arts (FAC) (2 CUC cover not Included – one-way transportation)


SATURDAY, MARCH 3

9:00 AM Visit to a crafts workshop lead by women

11:00 AM Visit to the arts and crafts market

12:30 PM Return to the hotel or free time to explore on your own

5:30 PM Departure from the hotel

6:00 PM Farewell dinner (included)

8:00 PM Farewell party with Cuban guests


SUNDAY, MARCH 4

DEPARTURE

Hotel check-out

Transfer to the airport

Departure to U.S.

 

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