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Upcoming Trip: Cuba Pride, May 2018!

Coming up this May, visit Cuba for the annual Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia! That’s the Cuban equivalent of a Pride celebration, complete with a march/conga, gala, and more.

The trip runs from May 5th to the 14th. (If you want to come for a shorter or longer trip, we can work it out.) A $1,000 deposit secures your spot. To reserve your spot, just click the purple button. We’ll follow up with you to answer any questions and discuss payment options.

Complete details and the itinerary are below.

To be clear: This trip is open to everyone, ages 18 and up! You don’t have to be LGBT.

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Trip highlights:

  • Join Havana’s Pride celebration – including the annual conga and festival, the gala, and other activities TBA
  • Take part in discussions with Cuban activists and academics on key aspects of the island’s evolving society
  • Enjoy private performances and other cultural activities focused on Cuban art, music, and dance
  • Visit CENESEX, the National Center for Sexual Education, Cuba’s leading voice for LGBT rights and inclusion
  • Visit the LGBT beach Mi Cayito with some of the activists who fought to make it theirs/ours
  • Pilgrimages to sites featured in Strawberry and Chocolate, the Oscar-nominated film about gay identity in Cuba
  • Optional evening outings to queer spaces
  • All obligatory stops in Havana, such as Old Havana with all its crazy contrasts; Revolution Square; the malec√≥n (wall along the sea); and so on
Eryc helps a CENESEX staff member mount a banner for the Pride march/conga

During a visit to CENESEX, we helped mount a banner for Havana’s 2015 Pride march

Pricing:

Our pricing includes lodging, ground transportation, activities, almost all food, and almost all tipping. For more details, see the Itinerary and “Terms and Conditions” linked below.

  • Priced from $3000 to $3800, depending on group size and whether you want a single or shared room. See Section 2 of the itinerary for more details.
  • 5 travelers minimum, 9 maximum
  • Price drop of $300 if the group has 7 or more travelers
  • Optional add-on: This trip is built around the Havana Pride celebration. Stay a few days longer and attend the national celebration on May 17th! It’s celebrated in a different province every year, and we probably won’t know details until March-ish.

Legalese and disclaimers:

This is a People-to-People educational exchange program. Program participants are authorized to travel to Cuba under a general license under Section 515.565(b) of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, traveling under the auspices of Detours With Matt.

If you’re interested, here’s our take on the November 2017 changes to the Cuba travel regulations.

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On our way to visit LGBT community spaces with some local activists!

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