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Upcoming trip: Cuba’s LGBT Pride week!

NOTE: If you’re interested in this trip, please contact me immediately! I’ll continue to accept new travelers on this trip so long as there’s availability on our flights to and from Cuba.

I just got word that Havana’s LGBT Pride Week will be May 4 – 10, 2015! So I’m organizing a trip from the 1st to the 11th to coincide.

They don’t call it Pride Week. It’s officially Havana’s celebration of the Cuban Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. But it’s a week of events, culminating in a big march/conga… so in English, I just say Pride.

To learn more or book the trip, just get in touch!

Details

Beginning May 1 and ending May 11 in Miami, Florida.

Here are a few highlights of this People-to-People trip:

  • All the obligatory stops. I mean, we’re not skipping Old Havana, Revolution Square, the Malecón, etc.
  • Encounters with Cuban nationals – from scholars to performance artists to random friends of mine
  • Pride march/conga, visits to LGBT community spaces, and other queer activities
  • Pilgrimage to La Guarida, a restaurant based in the apartment where Strawberry and Chocolate was filmed

Like all my trips, this will be a small group – 12 people maximum – to keep things personal.

Pricing

Upscale hotel – $3900 double (i.e. two to a hotel room), $4500 single
Private B&B – $3600 double, $3900 single.
(Which hotels/B&Bs will depend on availability, but they’ll be among Cuba’s best.)

Includes:

  • Lodging in Miami (1 night), Havana (5 nights), Santa Clara (1 night), Cienfuegos (1 night), Playa Larga (2 nights)
  • Flights between Miami and Cuba
  • Full program of activities featuring encounters with Cuban nationals
    (at least 6-8 hours of programming per day, in compliance with U.S. regulations)
  • Me as the U.S. trip leader (also in compliance with U.S. regulations)
  • A Cuban expert guide co-leading the trip with me
  • Transportation for group activities
  • Healthy compensation and tips for everyone involved in our program
  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • Cuban health insurance
  • Cuban visa

Not included:

  • Your travel from your home to Miami
  • The food and activities you enjoy on your own time
  • Cuban departure tax of about $30
  • Tips for hotel housekeeping
  • If someone rocks your world, and you want to supplement whatever I’m paying/tipping them, that’s at your discretion.

Just for fun

Here’s a video produced for last year’s Jornada, calling for love, respect, and inclusion:

Legalese

Disclaimer: Please treat our planned activities as subject to change due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Detour Travel has been issued a license by the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) authorizing us to organize and operate People to People programs to Cuba.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Matt!
    I JUST found out about this trip form a newsletter from Man About The World and I would LOVE to go. Can you please let me know if we can talk? It sounds like a dream vacation. I am 42 and the Artistic Director of Eryc Taylor Dance, Inc which is a non profit multi mission dance company based here in NYC. I am a very experienced world traveler. Please let me know more/ I am available at 91X-X01-X4XX

    • Eryc – great chatting with you last night! Will follow up soon by email. –Matt

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