Cuba

Cuba is opening its doors to the rest of the world and is in a critical phase of transition. Join us in this fascinating and vibrant country to learn from the survivors of a collapsed economy and what lies ahead for a country rapidly opening up to the modern world.

This trip provides a unique opportunity to see Cuba from beyond the tourist trail and through the eyes of our local partner organisations all doing exceptional and innovative work in the areas of environment and sustainability.

Next Cuba trip: 18 days from 26th November – 13th of December

AJM_034_Havana_urban_agriculture_businessHere we focus on Cuba’s sustainability measures in a low oil economy. Starting in Havana connecting with our key partner organisation FANJ, a centre for cultural preservation and environmental sustainability, we will then travel to Matanzas on the Hershey train, and visit Sancti Spiritus which is renowned as being the centre for permaculture in Cuba. Along the way we’ll be visiting environmental, social, and cultural places of significance including the Bellamar Caves.

From Matanzas we’ll head across to an amazing theatro community in regional Cienfuegos, living an idealic sustainable lifestyle using theater to reconnect with the land. From there we’ll head back to Havana and FANJ, spending time with our friend and partner Roberto Perez.

Discover-Cuba.-Trinidad-2Cost
$2520 for 18 days.
 This price includes all internal transport, meals, accommodation, the purchase of carbon credits to offset airline travel, facilitator support, administration and project running costs. This price does not include flights to and from Cuba, travelers insurance and small items of a personal nature.

Accommodation
Accommodation is as far as possible in twin-bedded rooms (sharing with a participant of the same gender). It is in modest, comfortable hotels, guesthouses or guest rooms with our partner organisations. When in villages or small towns on project visits, accommodation can be basic but comfortable.

For more information download out trip information booklet here. 

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Photos from our trip to Cuba

Our next trip

Dates
26th November – 13th December.

How much will it cost?
$2520

For further details:
Email: sophie@ceres.org.au
Phone: (03) 9389 0183

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CERES Global travel to various communities, and in doing so identify partners and community groups with which we hope to develop a connection. Returning annually, sharing our stories and experiences, we are able to develop rapport and understanding, and build long term meaningful friendships. With these friendships and ongoing connection, we find we are able to have a greater impact, contributing to a more cohesive global community, and address social and environmental challenges from a position of equality.
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After a number of visits to a particular community, it is often the case that through community dialogue and engagement, an opportunity to work together on a project or activity is identified. CERES Global recognise that the activity must be community driven, seeking to work alongside the community, intending to overcome a social or environmental challenge. Based on the requirements of a particular project, CERES Global will recruit participants with a relevant skill set to the project, and in certain circumstances seek funding to meet the costs of undertaking the project. Often it is the CERES Global participants who will lead the way in establishing and playing an ongoing role in completing projects with the community.

News from Cuba

2712, 2013

Ed’s Cuba 2013 Experience

By | December 27th, 2013|

I traveled to Cuba to join the CERES Global 2 week tour (ably lead by Ben), prior to attending the International Permaculture Conference, Convergence and a week of tours to selected permaculture sites. It was significant that the conference was [...]