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!
Cost: $2,430 for a double occupancy room and $2,630 for a single room*
*This price does not include airfare or the $50 visa for Cuba. A non-refundable deposit of $500 will be due MAY 4TH, 2018 and is required in order to secure requested program dates. The remaining balance must be paid in full by JUNE 8TH, 2018. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (and cc email@example.com) with any additional concerns.
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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
Transfer to the airport
Departure to U.S.