OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 5, 2017

Join a CODEPINK-Women for Peace in saying No to Donald Trump's regressive policies and to show friendship with the Cuba people.  Our response to Trump's Cuba policy is to organize a BIG trip to Cuba to say NO Way. Join up to be one of the 100 resisters!

We will meet with artists, musicians, doctors, teachers, economists, farmers, business people and government officials.We'll have a "Trump's policies are SCARY" blow-out Halloween party with our Cuban partners--complete with the world's best music and mojitos. What a great way to travel with adventurous Americans, have stimulating exchanges with our Cuban neighbors, and resist Trump all at the same time! Whether you’ve been to Cuba before or are a first-time traveler, this is an experience you won’t want to miss!

Want more information? Email brienne@codepink.org and proximitycuba@gmail.com

Due to hurricane Irma and several requests from potential participants, we have decided to extend the deadline for the non-refundable deposit and all required documents until Friday, SEPTEMBER 15

CUBA Questions & Answers

To complete your registration process, please fill the following registration form or DOWNLOAD a hard copy and send it by regular mail to PO BOX 143912, CORAL GABLES, FL 33114-3912.

Required information is needed to secure hotel reservations, and to be sure we meet your program expectations. We cannot process incomplete applications, so be sure all necessary information has been provided.

REQUIRED PAPERWORK:

  1. OFAC Travel Affidavit, completed and signed (DOWNLOAD)
  2. Complete Registration Form (DOWNLOAD)
  3. Cuban visa application. You will also have to fill Jet Blue Cuban visa application at the airport (DOWNLOAD)
  4. Responsible and Ethical Travel To Cuba (RESPECT) Travel Affidavit (DOWNLOAD)
  5. Copy of your U.S. passport valid at least 4 months beyond the date of the trip’s return. (use the field Copy of your Passport first page of the form below)

* If you are a citizen of another country, you must have a valid passport of that country along with U.S. residency permit or visa with multiple entry permitted, also valid at least 4 months beyond the date of the trip’s return

* If Cuban born, you must hold either a valid and stamped Cuban passport or if you left Cuba prior to January 1, 1971, a U.S. passport and a PE-11 entry permit.

Itinerary SHOW+

This itinerary is subject to change

Sunday, October 29
Arrival
Habana

Check-in at JetBlue.

7:51 AM. Departure from Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) - Havana, Cuba (HAV) Flight 799

8:37 AM. Departure from Orlando, FL (MCO)Havana, Cuba (HAV) Flight 503

9:15 – 10:00 AM. Arrival in Havana

Participants arriving on October 28th

9:00 AM. Meeting at Hotel Vedado (O Street, between 23rd and 25th Avenues, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución)

10:30 AM. Walking tour surrounding the neighborhood

11:30 AM. Departure to El Aljibe restaurant (7th Street between 24th y 26th Streets, Miramar, Playa -transfer on your own 8-15 CUC per car)

Welcome lunch at El Aljibe (included)

Orientation meeting. Check-in at Hotel Vedado - Saint John

Dinner on your own

Monday, October 30
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Tour

Visit to the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the People (ICAP)

Meeting with Fernando Gonzalez, President of ICAP

Drive tour in Vedado.

Visit the Revolution Square and the Anti-Imperialist Tribune

Sub-group 1

Lunch at El Mesón de la Flota (included)

Sub-group 2

Lunch at El Templete (included)

 

Walking tour in Habana Vieja.

Explore the historical and oldest district of Havana; walk along Obispo and Mercaderes St., Plaza San Francisco, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral

Optional activities

Tuesday, October 31
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FAC

Meeting with Mariela Castro, Director of the National Center of Sexual Education (CENESEX)

Sub-group 1

Visit to the Museum of Revolution or the Fine Arts Museum

Lunch at paladar El Fígaro and learn about the community project at Callejón de los Peluqueros (included)

Sub-group 2

Visit to the Callejón de Hamel and meet with muralists and painter Salvador Gonzalez Escalona. Learn about the cultural street and community project

Lunch at paladar San Cristóbal (included)

 

 

Visit the University of Havana - meet with professors and students.

Optional activities

Wednesday, November 1st
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Walking tour

Meeting with representatives of the National Assembly (Cuban Parliament)

Exchange with various Cuban artists who have traveled to the United States at Kcho studio

Sub-group 1

Lunch at the house-studio of José Fuster (included)

Visit to a school and the Literacy Campaign Museum

Sub-group 2

Lunch at paladar Melen Club (included)

Visit to the Museo de la Denuncia

 

Optional Salsa dancing at 1830 (cover $5 CUC) and transportation not included

Thursday, November 2
-
Walking tour

Visit to a scientific institute where vaccines and medications are produced and export to other countries but the US (lung cancer vaccine, diabetic foot, etc.)

Meeting with Dr. Felix Baez who fought against Ebola in Africa

Lunch at La Ferminia (included)

Visit to the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) and meet with U.S. students

Optional visit to the Factory of Cuban Arts (FAC) (2 CUC cover not included)

Friday, November 3
-
Walking tour

Visit to two agricultural cooperatives in Caimito

Country lunch at the International Camp Site of Caimito (included)

Meeting with Community Projects Espiral and Okan-tomi at local theatre

Enjoy cultural performance with Okan-Tomi

Return to the hotel and free for dinner

Saturday, November 4
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Walking tour

Sub-group 1

Visit to a non-agricultural cooperative

Return to the hotel and lunch on your own

Sub-group 1

Visit to the Arts and Crafts Market

Return to the hotel and lunch on your own

Sub-group 1

Beach time

Return to the hotel and lunch on your own

 

Farewell dinner at Casa de la Amistad (included)

Farewell party with Cuban guests

Sunday, November 5
-
Walking tour

Hotel check-out. Transfer to the airport

11:15 AM. Departure from Havana, Cuba (HAV) - Orlando, FL (MCO) Flight 1004

3:00 PM. Departure from Havana, Cuba (HAV) - Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) Flight 1500

Costs SHOW+

  • Based on double room occupancy, $1,375
  • Based on single room occupancy, $1,575

Due to hurricane Irma and several requests from potential participants, we have decided to extend the deadline for the non-refundable deposit and all required documents until Friday, SEPTEMBER 15

A non-refundable deposit of $500 will be due FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 and it is required in order to secure requested program dates. The remaining balance (Final Payment) must be paid in full by SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2017. If you want you can pay the full amount at once.

The cost includes the following:

  • Hotel accommodations in Hotel Vedado - Saint John (3*) for 7 nights in Havana - We will do our best to accommodate "double room" request for solo travelers, but we can not guarantee availability. If a suitable roommate is not available, you will be required to pay for a single room.
  • Daily breakfast at hotel and a second meal as indicated in the program.
  • In/out airport transfers -airport pick-up will be provided between 9:30 to 11:30 AM - JetBlue flights departing from Fort Lauderdale and Orlando are scheduled to arrive between 9:15 and 10:00 AM. If you select a flight or airline arriving outside of this time frame, you will have to arrange your own transfer. Taxis fare typically run between 20 and 30 CUC per car.
  • Ground transportation for all scheduled activities in Havana.
  • Excursion outside Havana to visit farming cooperatives.
  • Entrance/Program fee associated with scheduled activities (unless otherwise indicated).
  • Guided visits and cultural activities included in the program.
  • Expenses for Cuban participants (coordinator, guides, drivers and others).
  • Administrative overhead fees.

The cost does not include the following:

  • Airfare (Range price with JetBlue $200.00 -$250.00)
  • Cuban Visa (It can be paid directly at the JetBlue airport counter $50.00)
  • Meals no indicated in the itinerary.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Personal expenses.

 

Deposits and payments are non-refundable. After the final payment date all funds are non-refundable. Should there be warnings concerning a city or country to which participants are scheduled to travel due to heightened safety or terror alerts, ProximityCuba will refund all program fees with exception of the deposits and funds paid to third parties to hold reservations or provide services.

 

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We strongly recommend to take the suggested flights in order to coordinate the airport transfers:

Fare: Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) - Havana, Cuba (HAV), Havana, Cuba (HAV) - Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)

1 Adult. Sunday, October 29 2017, 7:51 AM - Sunday, November 05 2017, 3:00 PM.

$109.00 USD

Taxes & fees

$112.56 USD

Estimated total (Total Details)

$221.56 USD

 

Fare: Orlando, FL (MCO) - Havana, Cuba (HAV), Havana, Cuba (HAV) - Orlando, FL (MCO)

1 Adult. Sunday, October 29 2017, 8:37 AM - Sunday, November 05 2017, 11:15 AM.

$90.00 USD

Taxes & fees

$112.56 USD

Estimated total (Total Details)

$202.56 USD