September 2 – 9, 2017

In collaboration with Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church and our UFMCC denomination, we are happy to announce a pilgrimage to Cuba as we connect with our new ICM (UFMCC) communities in Cuba.

The recent executive order by the U.S. President does not impact our pilgrimage, which qualifies on religious, educational, and humanitarian reasons.

ITINERARY

2-4 September – Havana

Visit several museums, The Historic Center (Old Havana), Revolution Plaza, CENESEX, Martin Luther King Center, and meet with Activists and Transcuba Network (Transgender Community)

4-6 September – Santa Clara

Visit the Che Memorial, City Walking Tour, and the first cultural LGBT Center

6-9 September – Matanzas & Varadero 

Visit Rebel Slave Route Museum, Cuban party with a Folkloric Orishas Dance, a group of traditional Cuban music Transformism Theater and animation (Drag Queen & Trans Show), and Participate in Somos ICM Services (MCC Religious Service)

COST 
Lodging, Food, Transportation – $1,130

Includes: Bed & Breakfast (bedroom, bathroom, and breakfast), food, excursions, all necessary ground transportation and services. Services include all incidentals (i.e. cost for bathroom facilities, etc.). ($1,000 CUC)

Travel – $434.56

Air transportation to and from Havana, Cuba. Roundtrip group rate is on United Airlines with fare, fees, service charges, and taxes included.

RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Travelers need to reserve their space with a $500 deposit by Sunday, July 23.

The remaining $1,064.56 must be paid by Sunday, August 6.

If you prefer, you may make a full payment of $1,564.56.

Payments can be made online – 

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4QQVVA6A8GE28 ,

or by check to Resurrection MCC

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If payment is made by check, please be sure to include your cell phone number on the check and write “Cuba Pilgrimage” in the memo line.

You are encouraged to register early as we are opening this invitation to other Metropolitan Community Churches.

Refunds will not be processed after August 10.

GENERAL TRAVEL INFORMATION

Informational gatherings will be held for planning, coordination, and questions on Sunday, July 23, at 1 pm; Sunday, August 6, at 1 pm; and a final pre-trip gathering on Saturday, August 26, at 6 pm.

You will need a current valid passport for travel. If you are a Cuban national, call your consulate to be sure your passport has been renewed at the required intervals.

Cuba is a cash economy. Debit and credit cards are not accepted.

Cell phone service depends on your provider, can be unreliable, and may incur roaming fees. Contact your carrier for further information.

Medical insurance is provided with the cost of your airline ticket.

Cuba travel visa ($100) must be purchased at the gate from a Cuba Consulate Representative.

Clothing for very hot climate “Houston heat and humidity plus 10” – shorts, comfortable shoes, light shirts.

For official foreign travel information, visit:

US Department of State
https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/cuba.html

Importing Cuban Goods

https://cu.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/importing-cuban-goods/