Matanzas, Cuba

Matanzas, Cuba

Hurricane Irma recently tore through the Caribbean, leaving in its wake an unbelievable path of wreckage. Our ministry partners in Cuba have reported tremendous damage at their farm and other locations in Matanzas. We invite you to join us in the clean-up and healing process for the people we all love and care for in Cuba.

The cost for the week is $999 per person, not including your flight to Cuba or your visa. This price covers meals, lodging, ground transportation, and project materials.

If you can’t physically make it to Cuba this fall, you can help in other ways. For more information about how to support the recovery effort without traveling to Cuba, call us at 1-800-747-2157.

Thank you for your continued love and support of the Cuban people following this devastating storm.

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We are planning more hurricane recovery trips to Cuba! Stay tuned.

For more information, contact Robin at 1-800-747-2157.

How You’ll Serve

On a recovery trip, you might be involved in these types of projects (subject to change):

  • Clean up at our local ministry partners’ farm.
  • Provide much-needed clean-up and repair work at a severely damaged orphanage.
  • Bring critically needed supplies to people.

Cubans will greatly benefit if you can bring these items as donations: bed sheets, gallon-sized zippered bags, nails, hammers, saws, and machetes in their original packaging.

Our Partners

Our partners in Cuba are focused on helping the Christian church thrive because they see it as the hope of change. They’re committed to supporting pastors and are connected to many different churches of many denominations. Our efforts support their heart to continue spreading faith in Jesus to every corner of the island. These partners are blessed when Americans come to Cuba not for tourism but to share, relate, and love. The blessing will be mutual, as you’ll walk away with a new perspective and a new hope.

Sample Itinerary*

Saturday – Arrive at Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (VRA) in Varadero; transport to lodging facility.
Sunday – Attend a Cuban house church in small groups. Learn about our local ministry partner's work; do clean up at their farm.
Monday-Friday – Provide recovery work as needed.
Saturday – Depart for the airport and fly home.

*Please bring a flexible attitude, as needs on the ground are constantly changing.

Need to Know

  • A passport and Cuban visa are required.
  • The cost of your visa and flight to and from Cuba are not included.
  • Fly into the Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (VRA). Average flight cost is $400-$600. 
  • Be up to date on all of your standard vaccines. Hepatitis A vaccine is also recommended.
  • Currency is the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC). Approx. 1 USD = 1 CUC.
  • Electricity is the same as in the U.S., so a converter or adapter isn't needed.
  • Spanish is the primary language.
  • Bring additional money for donations (to provide rice & beans).
Price: $999 per person
Deposit: $100 per person

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Yes! Lifetree Adventures! We have created faith-based trips to many destinations where you stay in a comfortable hotel, serve those in need, and see the local sights and culture. They’re designed for the individual, family, or group that wants to make an impact with their vacation.

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Call our expert International Mission Trip advisors at 800-747-2157.

Prices do not include airfare from North America. However, in Peru, our price includes the airfare from Lima to Pucallpa.

To reserve space on a trip, a nonrefundable $100 deposit is due when you register. Final payment is due 60 days before departure. Please visit our website for complete details of our cancellation policy.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter a foreign country and return to the United States. It must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank pages remaining. A passport is not required for trips to Puerto Rico and Alaska. Visas are not required for most trips. For full information, please ask your mission trip planner at time of booking.

Our international trips are family-friendly, so, in most cases, kids can serve along with adults. Contact Robin at 866-595-4906 for more location-specific age requirements. You must have one adult (21 or older) for every five students. If you have both males and females in your group, you must have at least one adult volunteer of each gender.

Most meals are covered as part of your registration, except for free days if you're serving in Alaska or Puerto Rico. Please see the detailed itinerary of your international trip for any exceptions.

Most meals will be provided by our ministry partners, who have been carefully trained to prepare safe and nutritious meals for our teams. You will get a taste of local food on all of our trips, and some locations will include American food as well.

Your international mission trip covers gratuities for meals in restaurants that are included for the week. Gratuities for porters or housekeeping staff if you stay in a hotel during your trip are at your discretion. Airport porters who help with your bags will expect to be tipped $1-$2, and if you participate in a guided tour or fun activity on your free day, you may want to consider tipping your hired guide.

While some adventures are more physically strenuous than others, most international trips will include at least four 8-hour service days in hot and humid environments. Your group can work at the level of physical exertion with which they’re comfortable.

The safety of your group is a top priority for us, as we’re sure it is for you. In all the areas we serve, we take extra precautions to make sure you or your group is as safe as possible. Guided by our local, experienced ministry staff partners, we avoid situations that are inherently dangerous. We’re also proactive by choosing lodging facilities and transportation that are safe and reliable. Your mission trip advisor is glad to answer further safety questions.

Probably. If you’re looking for a trip specially designed for your group, we may be able to accommodate that for you. We have several trips a year that we custom design for groups, at a date and location that fits their needs. Pricing and availability vary, but if you’re interested in a custom week, contact Robin at ralm@group.com, or call 1-800-747-2157 for more information.

$999*/person
*Flight not included
Price:
$999*
Age:
14 +
Trip Capacity:
20
Shots Required:
Yes
Passport Required:
Yes

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