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Dear Friends,

Join Rainbow World Fund on sixth annual humanitarian journey to Cuba. Encounter a new land and a people in a way that values them, deepens your spirituality, broadens your worldview and begins to heal the world.
Travel With RWF to Cuba, May 10-20, 2017 

Explore human rights issues with a people whose traditions span centuries of development.  Learn about the cultural, historical, spiritual, and political realities of the developing world.  Help deliver medical and educational supplies ... be forever changed. 
Celebrate LGBTQ Pride in Havana. 

Rainbow World Fund's journey is educational, focusing on Cuba's history, politics, and spirituality. We will learn from the Cubans about the realities of their country. We'll visit projects that serve the Cuban people and meet with members of the LGBTQ community, church leadership, artists, and leaders in many fields.

Explore historic Old Havana. 

We will learned about Cuban history, from its colonial past to its revolutionary present, plus how the complex historical relationship between the U.S and Cuba remains ever-changing. During our visit you will gain insight into the struggles and hopes of the Cuban people. We will visit places such as medical clinics, programs that serve the elderly, art institutions, schools, and other historical and cultural sights. The many highlights include participating in the LGBTQ Pride celebration in Havana.

RWF with Mariela Castro at CENESEX in Havana. 

Each trip to Cuba is unique! Here are some highlights of past trips to Cuba: 
  • March in the LGBTQ Pride Parade in Havana
  • Meet with Mariela Castro and human rights activists
  • Meet with members of Parliament and political dissidents 
  • Visit schools, clinics, and the Institute of Tropical Medicine
  • Spend time at the Martin Luther King Center
  • Experience an amazing LGBTQ gala extravaganza
  • Learn about communism, socialism and Cuban capitalism
  • Meet the Cuba 5 - former US political prisoners
  • Learn how the Christian, Jewish, Yoruba religions survive
  • Visit ecological areas - experience the organic movement
  • Learn how Cuba survived post USSR and the US embargo
  • Visit traditional communities in Cardenas and San Nicholas
Che Guevara image on Interior Ministry, Revolution Square.  
  • Snorkel the reefs of Varadero
  • Cruise Havana in a 1950s American Car
  • Explore historic Old Havana
  • Attend a concert by Bueno Vista Social Club
  • Visit the Bay of Pigs
  • Visit the Revolutionary Museum in Havana
  • See the amazing  the National Museum of Fine Arts
  • Stroll the Malecón, Havana's evocative 8km sea drive
  • Spend time with members of the LGBTQ community
  • Explore La Necrópolis de Cristóbal Colón Cemetery 
  • See Fusterlandia -home/neighborhood of artist Jose Fuster
  • See Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña
  • Visit Ernest Hemingway's home.
Hugo Chavez mural by artist Jose Fuster. 
Travel to Cuba is opening up but still remains restricted. We will be traveling as a humanitarian aid group and our itinerary reflects this. We are still creating the itinerary for the trip. We will spend the first 5 nights of the trip in Havana. We will be staying in beautiful Old Havana at Plaza Veija. The location is ideal and our guest house is comfortable, clean and air conditioned.

Cathedral of Havana San Cristobal in Old Havana. 

While in Havana we will visit historic and cultural sites, medical clinics, museums, human rights and humanitarian projects, and will participate in the Conga - the LGBTQ Pride celebration.

RWF visiting a school in Matanzas.
After we leave Havana we will travel 2.5 hours to beautiful Varadero where we will spend 5 nights. We will use this location as a base to visit other towns and cities, humanitarian projects and sites of cultural interest. We will be staying at a private retreat cen­ter that is located directly across the street from Varadero Beach, one of the top ten beaches in the world...white sand and clear blue water.... pretty much a dream. The Center has a large wrap around covered porch where we will have, weather permitting, many of our meals. 

Our front yard - where we stay in Varadero. 

The trip cost is $2,650 and includes a Cuba travel visa (required), all hotels and accommodations, in-country transportation by private van, all meals (except one), all gratuities, translation and guide services, speakers fees, entrance fees to special events. It does not include round trip air transportation from the USA. Due to the United States government recently relaxing travel restrictions to Cuba, direct flights are now available from several US airports to Havana.

Fidel Castro - father of the Cuban Revolution. 
If you are interested in this trip please click this text and send us an email ASAP to set up an interview. 
Viva la Revolution,    

J eff Cotter,
Executive Director