Writers, Artists & Film-Makers Tour

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 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Holguin, Bayamo, Santiago, Baconao, Santiago, Havana

Highlights: Our WAFM Tour is specifically tailored for travelers that are interested in Cuban art, literature, & film. Our tour begins in Eastern Cuba, in the city of Holguin and ends in the capital city of Havana. The 9-day tour will explore what it means to be an artist in Cuba, and how artists in Cuba express themselves via their art. In Cuba, art is an integral part of the culture, and its part of the educational curriculum instilling a life-long love of art in almost all Cubans. Meet with artists, writers, film-makers, craft artisans, and more. Visit art schools and interchange with students and professors. No stone is left unturned in this tour. If art inspires and elevates you, then this is the program for you!

LGBTQ & the Study of Sexuality in Cuba

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Havana, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Havana

Highlights: Learn about the achievements and challenges in the ongoing struggle for the equality and acceptance of the LGBT community in Cuba. Alongside Cubans, participate in the Day Against Homophobia in Cuba and explore the history of LGBTQ rights in Cuba, as well as the current struggle from the Cuban perspective. Meet and exchange with CENESEX, a leading institution worldwide in Sex Education, visit the cultural project El Mejunje in the city of Santa Clara, visit a community project focused on the empowerment of transgender youth through film and dance, and take part in a roundtable discussion at Casa de las Americas about the current status and future of the LGBTQ community in Cuba.

Mi Gente y Mi Cultura Cuba Tour

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Havana, Matanzas, Varadero, Havana

Highlights: The Cuban Diaspora is one of the largest communities in the US. Many Cuban have not seen their homeland since they left decades ago, while many Americans born of Cuban descent have never visited their ancestral home. Marazul was primarily founded with the mission of reuniting Cubans in the US with their families in Cuba. This program is a testament to our mission, and it’s a great way for Cuban-Americans to reconnect with their roots. Embark on an 8 day tour of the island and take part in a unique itinerary designed to introduce Cuban culture and society to first time visitors, while also allowing for time to reconnect with family locally. Enjoy a weekend in Varadero and bring your Cuban family along! Visit art galleries, museums, community projects, theaters and so much more! Interact with Cuban’s of all walks of life to truly learn what life is like on the island. Above all, our itinerary will allow for participants to meet with family members or to visit their parent’s or relatives old neighborhoods in Havana, Matanzas and Varadero.  The perfect Cuban family reunion!

Chinese Presence in Cuba Tour

October 22nd – 28th 2018

7 Days / 6 Nights

Havana

 

Highlights: The Chinese presence in Cuba dates back to the year 1850, and plays an important role in the shaping of the Cuban identity and society today. Learn about and experience the history, culture, and inter-connectivity of the Chinese-Cuban community, while also learning about Cuba and its culture.

Public Health Cuba Tour

January 6th – 12th 2019

7 Days / 6 Nights

Havana, Las Terrazas, Havana

Highlights: Cuba is world renowned for its public health system, which not only provides free medical care to all of its citizens, but also provides doctors, clinics and medical training throughout the world in the places that need them the most. Explore this exceptional philosophy, system, and internationalism, from its challenges to its achievements. Through in depth exchanges and exceptional access; visit the National Center for Sexual Education (CENESEX), various policlinics to meet with doctors and staff , mental health institutions, community projects, medical schools and more! The group will enjoy a mix of cultural activities throughout the tour which will allow for a full Cuban experience. Visit local museums, take a hike on a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, and learn about the history and architecture of colonial Old Havana, and more!

Social Worker’s Tour to Cuba

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8 Days / 7 Nights

Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Havana

Highlights: From community projects to social institutions, Cuba is famous for its public health system and social work. Exchange with your Cuban counterparts in all areas of social work while getting to know Havana and the eco-community of Las Terrazas in Pinar del Rio. The program led by a specialized bilingual Cuban Guide with a background related to social work. Throughout the program meet with professors and counterparts from the Cuban Society of Social Workers, visit a socio-cultural project that uses dance and film as methods of social empowerment and outreach to under-served communities, meet with the Federation of Cuban Women and visit their cooperative project focused on women and children. Enjoy a visit to the eco-community of Las Terrazas and swim in the San Juan River, enjoy a performance & meet the members and directors of a special children’s theater project designed for at-risk youth, and so much more!

Cuban Legal & Judicial System Tour

November 4th-11th 2018

8 Days / 7 Nights

Havana – Matanzas – Havana

 

Highlights: Get an in-depth look at the Cuban constitution and legal system. Exchange ideas with Cuban lawyers, judges, and leading members of the Cuban Union of Jurists while getting to know a country well known for its alternative system. See first-hand the legal process with a visit to a Cuban court, a one-on-one interaction with the Board of Directors of the Cuban Society of Civil Rights and the Family, Mercantile and Commercial Law, and Penal Sciences and Criminal Law. Learn about the role of Cuban lawyers through a round-table discussion with the Legal Services Bureau. Experience a night of Cuban Music at a top Jazz club in Havana, a night in the beautiful beach town of Varadero, and so much more!

Please note that all of our programs can be coordinated on different dates. If there is a program you like and you want to change the dates of travel, please contact us and we will assist you with the customized request. ***All itineraries are subject to change.

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