CUBA & HAVANA PRIDE
with special guest Mariela Castro:
Havana, Santa Clara, Trinidad & Cienfuegos
5 Day CUBA & HAVANA PRIDE with special guest MARIELA CASTRO from just $299.
Join us for a very special and a unique travel experience! Immerse yourself into Cuba’s vibrant LGBT Culture, while there you will be hosted by AL Ferguson from ALandCHUCK.travel one of the most influential Travel Experts in the USA for CUBA and the World, Mimi Imfurst - The First American RuPaul Drag Queen to ever perform in Cuba, and our special guest Mariela Castro. She is one of the most influential voices in the world for LGBT rights, featured in the new upcoming HBO documentary Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution. YES, you will have an opportunity to meet Mariela Castro during Havana Pride. Best of all this amazing trip includes a Havana stay with choice of accommodations, a comprehensive sightseeing tour, and all transfers. Enjoy amazing ALandCHUCK.travel Havana Pride Parties, the Havana Pride Parade (including an option to Ride in 1950’s Classic Car) and so much more, for just $59 a day! (government taxes & vendor fees are listed additional below). You can enjoy even more with an Optional 6 Day Best of Cuba Post Tour including Santa Clara, UNESCO World Heritage City of Trinidad and Cienfuegos including all sightseeing for just $599. This is a unique ONE TIME ONLY EXPERIENCE so we recommend you act fast. With other gay travel companies, YOU ARE GOING TO PAY MORE AND YOU ARE GOING TO GET LESS ...GUARANTEED!
Best of ALL you can make your reservations today for just $1!
- SPECIAL GUEST FROM CENESEX Mariela Castro
- Escorted by ALandCHUCK.travel Pride Manager
- Havana & Choice of Accommodations
- All Transfers in Cuba
- Comprehensive Sightseeing
- Havana Gay Pride Parade (including option to Ride in 1950’s Classic Car)
- Special Havana Pride Parties & Concerts ~ Make your reservations for just $1!
- 6 Day / 5 Night Optional Best of Cuba Post Tour just $599!
HAVE A GROUP? RECEIVE SPECIAL BENEFITS ON THIS TRIP
Contact a ALandCHUCK.travel Group Travel specialist at 1-866-949-1429 to learn more.
4 nights Havana.
$299 Double / Triple; $459 Single - Havana Inn - First Class (3 star) Inn
Type Accommodations with Private Bath
$99 Double / Triple; $198 Single - Upgrade to First Class (3 Star) Hotel
Gran Caribe Vedado (or similar)
$249 Double / Triple; $498 Single - Upgrade to Superior (4 Star) Hotel
HH Capri Vedado (or similar)
$599 Double / Triple; $1198 Single - Upgrade to Deluxe (5 Star) Hotel
National Hotel or Melia Vedado (or similar)
Rates are per person based on double occupancy. All hotel categories are available for these small supplements.
Please add $95 (these fees will be shown separately on your invoice.) This is your People 2 People authorization for the ALandCHUCK.travel program. Your participation in this group travel experience is under the authority of the People 2 People program to travel to Cuba.
Rates were valid on August 14, 2017and are subject to change. All rates are per person based on double occupancy. Rates (like airline fares) change and are beyond the control of ALandCHUCK.travel. Generally, as the hotel and tour fills, the rates will go up so ALandCHUCK.travel advises to make your reservations as soon as possible.
- 5 Day stay at your choice of Accommodations.
You have a wide variety of accommodation choices in Havana including Inn-type accommodations with private bath or 3, 4, 5 Star city center hotels.
- FREE TRANSFERS
From Havana Airport to your accommodations. Your air schedule must be provided to your ALandCHUCK.travel agent no later than 60 days prior to departure.
- Comprehensive sightseeing in Havana
Including Tour of BEST OF HAVANA and a GAY CUBAN COMMUNITY tour of the capital.
- HAVANA PRIDE EVENTS with special guest MARIELA CASTRO.
You are in for a real trip as Cuba & Havana Pride is a GOVERNMENT SPONSORED AND ORGANIZED EVENT FROM THE CUBAN PRESIDENT (Raul Castro) Daughter Mariela Castro. You have the opportunity to meet the director of CINESEX, the organization that educates about sexual orientation of Cubans. Your participation will include the ‘GRAND PARADE’ in the heart of Vidado, special concerts, educational programs and more. Havana Pride is attended by tens of thousands of Cubans and will be an event you will never forget!
- EXCLUSIVE ALandCHUCK.travel Pride Parties
Including two special admission events at two of the hottest nighttime Gay Pride Parties in Havana. You also enjoy a special VIP Gay Pride Beach Party and a special VIP Gay Pride Pool Party. Your VIP admissions will make you a special invited guest. Themes will be announced for BOTH parties in Spring 2018.
- ALandCHUCK.travel Tour Manager
- GUESTS WORLD WIDE CAN PARTICIPATE:
Airfare is available to Havana from many USA and other gateways to participate in this trip. We can provide hotel & transfers before or after the tour. Ask your ALandCHUCK.travel agent for details.
- OPTIONAL 6 DAY BEST OF CUBA POST TOUR
May 14 - 19, 2018. Just $599 per person Double 3rd/4th; $799 per person Single: Celebrate Cuba Pride in the official 2nd city government pride event in Cienfuegos (including 2nd Pride Parade). Tour Includes: ALandCHUCK.travel Tour Manager; All Transfers; 5 nights first class (3 star) inn accommodations including 2 nights Trinidad & 2 nights Cienfuegos & 1 night Havana; Sightseeing in Santa Clara, UNESCO World Heritage City Trinidad, Cienfuegos; Complete Cuba Pride events in Cienfuegos including the National Pride Parade. (see complete itinerary for optional tour for details.)
- OPTION TO RIDE IN CLASSIC 1950’s CONVERTIBLE IN THE HAVANA PRIDE PARADE.
Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride in the Havana Pride Parade in a classic American convertible. Cost to be announced at a later date.
OPTIONAL POST TOURS:
Make the most of your Cuba & Havana Pride trip with our tour that features a unique opportunity to explore the Best of Cuba
OPTIONAL 6 DAY BEST OF CUBA PRIDE POST TOUR
May 14 – 19, 2018 / $599 DBL / $799 SGL / $599 3rd/4th
Your Tour includes ALandCHUCK.travel Tour Manager; All Transfers; 5 nights first class (3 star) inn accommodations including 2 nights Trinidad & 2 nights Cienfuegos & 1 night Havana; Sightseeing in Santa Clara, UNESCO World Heritage City Trinidad, Cienfuegos; Complete Cuba Pride events in Cienfuegos including the National Pride Parade.
DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT:
- Day 1 | Depart Havana for Santa Clara & Black River National Park & Trinidad
Today you begin your exploration of Cuba’s countryside as you visit the university city of Santa Clara. Enjoy sightseeing here with your ALandCHUCK.travel Tour Manager. Continue across the mountains of Black River National Park. Next arrive in UNESCO World Heritage City of TRINIDAD. Think of Trinidad as a combination of St Augustine & New Orleans French Quarter. Check into your first class Inn.
Day 2 | Trinidad Sightseeing
A full day to enjoy Trinidad with an included sightseeing experience.
- Day 3 | Cienfuegos & Cuba Pride
Today travel the scenic coastal road to Cienfuegos, the arts community of Cuba. Here the National Pride celebration will take place with many Gay Pride events and parties. Enjoy sightseeing of this beautiful city. Check into your first class Inn.
- Day 4 | Cuba Pride Parade & Events
Cuba’s National Pride event will take place with a parade, concert and other events and ALandCHUCK.travel guests have VIP experiences for everything
- Day 5 | Havana
Today travel to Havana for one final day on island. Arrive in Havana and check into your first class Inn.
- Day 6 | Return Home
Today your tour comes to an end with complimentary transfers to Havana airport.
NOTE ABOUT MARIELA CASTRO: ALandCHUCK.travel anticipates a special experience during Havana Pride with Cinesex Director Mariela Castro. However, exact times and locations can not be guaranteed at time of publication. Her participation in our visit is subject to change.
Confirmation requires a deposit of $1 at time of booking. An additional deposit of $99 will be automatically charged on approximately the first of every month until final payment is made with the same credit card used for initial deposit. If there are any airfare charges they must be paid at time of booking.
Every Deposit is non refundable 120 - 91 days prior 50% 90 - 61 days prior 75% Within 60 days 100%
CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
NOTE: Why YOU Need Cancellation & Interruption Travel Insurance: Your credit card or home policies DO NOT cover your travel purchase. This is especially true when traveling outside the Continental USA. Adding cancellation & interruption travel insurance is a tremendous value to cover you against cancellation penalties, refunds to you for the interruption of your trip, but ESPECIALLY for the costs of emergency medical issues (and emergency medical evacuation) inside & outside the USA. Legendary Journeys highly recommends Trip Cancellation & Interruption Insurance.
CUBA HEALTH INSURANCE IS REQUIRED
NOTE: Cuba requires all international visitors to purchase a Cuban health insurance policy. Most international commercial airlines that fly to Cuba provide the mandatory health policy when you purchase the airfare. Check with your carrier for details.
CUBA VISA IS REQUIRED
NOTE: Cuba requires all international visitors to purchase a VISA to visit the island. The VISA is approximately $50 and can generally be purchased from the international commercial airlines that fly to Cuba. You may also purchase it from airport gateways that fly to Cuba. Check with your air carrier for details.
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(Featured images: A still from Mariela Castro and Rosalino Ramos’ HBO documentary
Mariela Castro’s March)
About Mariela Castro
Here at ALandCHUCK.travel we are extremely proud and excited to bring our guests the opportunity to have a life changing experience by meeting one of the most influential gay right activists in the world, Mariela Castro. You can learn more about her and what she has done for the community by watching her upcoming documentary on HBO Monday September 4th. This is a MUST watch. You will not want to miss out on this trip of a lifetime and HBO's documentary!
Watch Mariela Castro's March: Cuba's LGBT Revolution
Premiers September 4th at 6:50am HBO Eastern Time
(Featured image: A still from Mariela Castro’s HBO documentary Mariela Castro’s March)
After decades of persecution and neglect, Cuba’s LGBT community finds itself in the midst of a new struggle -- the fight for equality. The leader of this uprising is Mariela Castro, charismatic daughter of President Raúl Castro and a member of Cuba’s National Assembly, who uses her passion and pedigree to promote acceptance in the face of prejudice.
Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution follows Castro and her LGBT supporters as they spread their universal message of equality across the country. Directed by Jon Alpert (HBO’s Emmy-winning Baghdad ER), the documentary spotlights gay, lesbian and trans activists through revealing stories of pain, love, strength and perseverance, all told against a rapidly changing social and political backdrop. Mariela travels tirelessly across the country to bring her message of diversity to a new, more progressive Cuba. The documentary introduces a variety of gay, lesbian and transgender Cubans who tell their stories in the weeks leading up to a celebratory Gala Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
An internationally renowned women’s right champion, Mariela Castro is a Cuban parliamentarian and the daughter of President Raul Castro, as well as the niece of former President Fidel Castro. She serves as the director of CENESEX, the Cuban National Center for Sex Education, is president of the National Commission for Treatment of Disturbances of Gender Identity, and is a member of the Direct Action Group for Preventing, Confronting, and Combatting AIDS and an exclusive member of the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). Castro is director of the journal Sexology and Society (Sexologia y Sociedad) and has a degree in pedagogy and psychology from the Higher Institute of Pedagogical Sciences “Enrique Jose Varona” in Havana.
Mariela Castro’s March: Cuba’s LGBT Revolution was directed by Jon Alpert; producers, Saul Landau and Jon Alpert; associate producer, Rosalino Ramos; Cuban producer and additional camera, Roberto Chile; editor, David Meneses; consulting producer, Matthew O’Neill. For HBO: senior producer, Sara Bernstein; executive producer Sheila Nevins.
The National Center for Sex Education (Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual, or CENESEX) is a government-funded body in Cuba. The center is best known for advocating tolerance of LGBT issues on the island. CENESEX stresses acceptance of sexual diversity and has attracted international attention in recent years for its campaigns for the rights of transgender persons, including the recognition of an individual’s gender identity, regardless of birth sex, and provision of state-funded sexual reassignment surgery. The head of the center is Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban leader Raúl Castro (brother of former leader Fidel Castro).