Travel with CODEPINK

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Tired of sitting at your computer reading depressing news? Ready for some activism that gets you out into the real world and revives your spirit? So are we! We plan activist trips throughout the year to deliver our message at home and overseas. Join us! 


Travel with CODEPINK on a Historic Peace Delegation to Iran
January 10–18, 2019

We are deeply concerned by the U.S administration building a case for war with Iran. So we’ve decided to put together a group of activists, artists, journalists and other professionals to go on a trip to Iran that will help bring together our two nations from a place of hostility and military threats to a place of mutual respect and peace for one another. Don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime where we will explore the beautiful Iranian culture and practice mutual understanding to bring our two countries together.

Cost: $1500 per person. Includes hotels, programming, in-country transportation, and food.  Booking Deposit: $200. Covers visa and handling fees. This deposit is non-refundable if you cancel, but is refundable if your visa is denied. Click here to pay your $200 non-refundable deposit before our November 15th deadline!

Trip Details: Click here for the full details of our trip

Visa Request Form: Please complete these visa request forms when submitting your deposit. The sooner you complete these forms the more likely you are to get the visa. 

Contact: Lily (lily@codepink.org)


Our program highlights are subject to change but will hopefully include:

Meetings in Tehran

  • Meet with representatives of the Foreign Ministry and Parliament
  • Visit the Museum of Peace and meet with its members
  • Visit with university professors and students to learn about their hopes and dreams
  • Interact with filmmakers, artists, poets and other cultural workers
  • Learn about the effect of US and EU sanctions on Iran.
  • Explore bustling Tajrish and Grand bazaars and learn about the important role they play in Iranian commerce and culture
  • Visit beautiful parks and mosques decorated with intricate and colorful mosaic designs 
  • Tehran's famous Sa'dabad Palace (summer residence of the Qajar Dynasty) and Golestan Palace. 
  • Learn about Islam as practiced in Iran. Meet with religious leaders and scholars

Outside Tehran

  • Travel to the beautiful cities of Isfahan and Shiraz

 

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.

Learn more    

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.

 

CODEPINK Goes to Barcelona!

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May 5–May 12, 2018

Travel to Barcelona, Spain to see how activists, social movements and progressive political forces are building one of the world’s most innovative local peace economies. As we explore this magnificent city by foot and metro, we will learn about the struggle for liberation and how the city has developed under Mayor Ada Colau—a radical, feminist, housing rights activist elected in 2015. Our partner and friend María Palomares Arenas, Director of Calala Fondo de Mujeres is creating a beautiful and multi-layered tour.

Meet with feminist members of the citizens’ movement Barcelona en Comú, a movement guided by a values-based politics that emphasizes the role of community and the common good. Dive deep into history on a Civil War Walking Tour. Tour cooperatives and delve into the richness of this magnificent and revolutionary city. Break bread with the women of Ca la DONA, the center of the region’s feminist movement, and learn about their accomplishments and challenges.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Barcelona culture with CODEPINK and learn from the extraordinary women of this revolutionary city.

Cost: $1500 per person. Includes shared double room, most meals (1 dinner and 2 lunches are free time), metro pass, and support for groups who are taking their time to teach us and show us their Barcelona.

Booking Deadline Extended!: April 15, 2018 JOIN US!

Booking Deposit: $500 Click here to pay your $500 non-refundable deposit before our April 15 deadline. 

See the trip schedule here!

Read our FAQ

*Note to Men: there will be a few women-only gatherings.

Contact Kirsten (kirsten@codepink.org) with questions!

Peace With Iran Delegation to Iran, January 10–18, 2019

Thursday, January 10 - Friday, January 18, 2019 

Concerned that the US administration is making a case for war with Iran, a coalition of peace groups, organized by www.codepink.org, is putting together an historic Peace Delegation to Iran. We hope our delegation can have a significant impact in helping move our two nations from a place of hostility and military threats to a place of mutual respect and peace with one another. 

Cost: $1500 per person. Includes hotels, programming, in-country transportation, and food.  Booking Deposit: $200. Covers visa and handling fees. This deposit is non-refundable if you cancel, but is refundable if your visa is denied. Click here to pay your $200 non-refundable deposit before our November 15th deadline!

Visa Request Form: Please complete these visa request forms when submitting your deposit. 

Contact: Lily (lily@codepink.org)


FAQs 

Who is invited to apply?

The delegation is open to people from other countries but will be mostly Americans. (please note that we will only have English translation). We are seeking people who are connected to and active with a community at home, such as faith-based organizations,  universities,  peace/justice groups, as well as journalists, writers, artists and videographers. We encourage those who have avenues for disseminating information when they return home-- writing articles and op-eds, giving talks, influencing members of Congress or the administration, etc. Due to the large number of persons expected to apply to go on the delegation, the US organizers will select applicants, but the Iranian government will decide if applicants will get visas. 

How and when should we get there? 

You are responsible for booking and paying for your own airfare to and from Tehran. If you are coming from the United States, you should leave the US on Wednesday, January 9 so you arrive in Tehran on Thursday, January 10, and return home from Tehran on Friday, January 18. 

You can take whatever flight you want, but we will soon post some of the flights other people are taking if you want to join them. You should get changeable/ refundable tickets or use mileage in case the Iranian government does not issue you a visa, which has happened frequently in the past. 

What is the cost?

The total cost for hotels, programming, in-country transportation and food is $1,500. A $200 deposit is required by November 15. You can pay this online or make out a check to CODEPINK, marked Iran Trip in the memo, and send to CODEPINK Iran, 2017 Linden Ave, Venice, CA 90291. This will be used to pay for the visa and handling fees. This deposit is non-refundable if you cancel, but is refundable if your visa is denied. You must bring the remainder of the fee, $1,300 US dollars, with you in cash to give to the trip leaders as soon as you get to the hotel in Tehran. 

What does the fee include?

  • Assistance with acquiring visas
  • Accommodations 
  • Program activities and entrance fees
  • Three meals per day
  • In-country transportation 
  • English-speaking guides 

Price is based on double room accommodations. Specific roommates cannot be guaranteed though we do our best to accommodate your request.

A single room can be requested at an additional cost of $200.

What does the visa process entail? 

It is difficult to get visas for Iran, and the Iranian government process is time-consuming. That is why your application and $200 deposit must be received by November 15. For purposes of processing a request for your Iranian Visa in a timely manner, the registration, along with your deposit, is due November 15. The earlier you get us your information, the most likely you are to get the visas. 

In order to come on this trip you must fill out and submit these forms.

You must upload a passport copy and a photo for your visa and send to CODEPINK. Your passport copy and photo are vital parts of the visa application process. The acceptance of your photos is at the discretion of the Iranian consulate. Please make sure you answer all the questions — if you do not, your application may not be accepted by the Iranian government.

Passport Copy Requirements

Follow this guide to ensure that you have a suitable digital image.

  • Must be in color
  • In JPEG file format
  • Equal to or less than 500 kB (kilobytes) in file size (less than 10 kB is not accepted)
  • Only the first page
  • Properly exposed (not too dark or too light)
  • Be sized 800 X 600 pixels
  • Clear and all characters readable
  • Must have 6 months validity before the expiration of the passport.

Photo Requirements

Visa photo requirements are just like a passport photo. To ensure that your visa photo meets all the requirements you can go to a professional visa photo service. Or follow this guide to ensure that you have a suitable image.

  • Must be in color
  • In JPEG file format
  • Equal to or less than 500 kB (kilobytes) in file size (less than 10 kB is not accepted)
  • In a rectangular aspect ratio and be sized 400 X 600 pixels
  • 80% of the photo must be of applicant’s face with a full-face view directly at the camera and a neutral facial expression.
  • Optional for women to wear a headscarf in their visa photo.  

What will the delegation focus on?

This Peace Delegation will give participants a unique chance to understand this much-maligned nation and put a human face on this political struggle. It will help facilitate understanding and respect between our people—the building blocks necessary for true international diplomacy and peace between our countries.

Program highlights are subject to change, but  will hopefully include:

Meetings in Tehran:

  • Meet with representatives of the Foreign Ministry and Parliament
  • Visit the Museum of Peace and meet with its members
  • Visit with university professors and students to learn about their hopes and dreams
  • Interact with filmmakers, artists, poets and other cultural workers
  • Learn about the effect of US and EU sanctions on Iran.
  • Explore bustling Tajrish and Grand bazaars and learn about the important role they play in Iranian commerce and culture
  • Visit beautiful parks and mosques decorated with intricate and colorful mosaic designs 
  • Tehran's famous Sa'dabad Palace (summer residence of the Qajar Dynasty) and Golestan Palace. 
  • Learn about Islam as practiced in Iran. Meet with religious leaders and scholars

Outside Tehran: Travel to the beautiful cities of Isfahan and Shiraz

Can I stay longer? 

You may stay one more week with your visa, but your stay must be arranged through an Iranian travel agency that we can recommend.  Under the terms of your visa, you can not stay on your own without the services of a travel agency. The expenses for any time after the delegation are your sole responsibility. 

What airlines fly to Tehran?

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Emirates fly into Tehran.

What if I have Israeli stamps in my passport? 

Iran refuses entry to those who have their passports containing an Israeli visa or stamp. It is recommended that you obtain a new passport if you would like to attend the delegation. 

Interested participants should complete and submit these forms ASAP.

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