Cuba Trip 2018

FEBRUARY 25 - MARCH 4, 2018

With Trump’s announcement to tighten the embargo on Cuba, it is important, now more than ever, to demonstrate our friendship towards the Cuban people and let Trump know that he can’t tell us where we can go! Enjoy the warmth of the Caribbean as you explore the beautiful city of Havana- from sites rich with history to the most modern developments. Immerse yourself in Cuban culture with visits to art centers, museums, local restaurants, and just by walking along the Malecon! See the gorgeous countryside during a visit to an agricultural cooperative to learn about growing food organically in Cuba. The delegation will meet with grassroots organizations, academics, government officials, farmers, artists and more. We’ll learn about the accomplishments, the dilemmas and the challenges facing this unique island.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Cuba first hand, so you can tell your friends, family, and Donald Trump that we need to open relations with this friendly island!

Start your application today!

Check out the Trip Schedule and Medea Benjamin's latest article on Cuba!

Cost: $1,800 for a double occupancy room and $2,000 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 FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018 and it is required in order to secure requested program dates. The remaining balance must be paid in full by FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 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 FAQ, or contact contact@proximitycuba.com (and cc brienne@codepink.org) with any additional concerns.

Tentative Schedule


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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