Eco Excursión de Cuba

Eco Excursión de Cuba

April 2014 (exact dates TBD)

vinales farms

The verdant Vinales Valley, Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Muévete Puerto Rico presents an ECO EXCURSIÓN DE CUBA!

"Please join us as we tour this native land and experience sustainability and culture as an adventure in an untampered community right here in our very own Caribbean waters. 

Cuba is one of the top five most sustainable countries in the entire world. Our organization, Muévete Puerto Rico, invites you to learn how they maintain their culture in a way that promotes a natural lifestyle.

Sign up for this amazing Eco-Excursion focusing on the land and the cultural heritage of this most magnificent community. We will be embracing all aspects of the Cuban lifestyle:  food, people, land, music and dance!  You don't want to miss this!"

— Skai Juice, Coordinator             

Since the early 1990's Cuba has been involved in the most comprehensive conversion from chemical to organic agriculture that any country has yet attempted.  Our program offers an opportunity to learn about Cuba's sustainable food and agricultural practice from rural cooperatives to the small and large urban gardens that have sprouted up on rooftops and in vacant lots all over Havana. 

Cuba has a thriving natural, complementary and bioenergetic health care practice affiliated with the Ministry of Public Health. Because of their focus on wellness, primary care, and universal access, the health indices of the Cuban people are among the highest in the world. 

Cuba's education system too is free, available to all, and enables all children to achieve to their highest ability.

Cuba maintains six internationally recognized Biosphere reserves.  Its protected forests are growing in size and its coral reefs are pristine.

During your time in Cuba, you will meet policy makers and practitioners of agroecology, health care, education and environmental studies in both urban and rural settings and learn about Cuba's model in the context of its overall policy and practice in environmental protection and sustainable development. 

And, as this program takes place during the Old Havana "City in Motion" Dance Festival, there will be ample opportunity to enjoy Cuba's vibrant cultural scene as well!

This will be a 9 day Cuba program.  The exact dates will be chosen to coincide with the Festival and will be posted as soon as they are announced.

You will find articles and videos on Cuba's policies and programs in environmental protection and sustainable development here.

couple dancing

Old Havana "City in Motion" Dance Festival

Eco Excursión de Cuba Sample Program

Fee: TBD

Fee includes:

  • Double room accommodations in 3 – 4  star hotels
  • Two meals per day
  • Full program (morning, afternoon and many evenings) with guide and translator
  • Transportation in air conditioned bus to all scheduled events

Fee does not include:

  • Round trip air fare to Havana, Cuba  ($400 – 500)
  • Cuban visa and required Cuban health insurance  ($25 – 75)
  • Bottled water and other beverages
  • One meal per day
  • Optional cultural activities
  • Purchases of personal nature

men in farmers market

Havana Farmers Market

How to Register:

Cuba travel for Eco Cuba Network tours is arranged by licensed Cuba Travel Service Provider, Global Exchange Reality Tours, a non profit TSP with over 20 years experience arranging Cuba travel for professional, educational, cultural, and "people to people" delegations to research every aspect of Cuban life.

Please complete and submit this online registration form.  Be sure to fill in all fields with a red asterisk.
 

We must receive your application and a non-refundable deposit of $500 at least two months before departure. Payments by Mastercard, Visa and Discover are welcome. Full payment is due 6 – 8 weeks before departure.

malecon at night

The Malecón at night

Why Travel to Cuba with Eco Cuba Network?

Eco Cuba Network is a project of Green Cities Fund.