Lodging and Meals
Depending on team size, teams may stay in the Hotel Horizontes Panamericano Resort, or a different hotel in the Havana area. We will eat at the church or at someone's home. Breakfast is provided at the hotel.
Overseas Ground Transportation
We will have a 15 passenger van with air conditioning.
The currency for tourists is the CUC. $10 US is equal to approximately $8 CUC. The currency for Cubans is the Cuban peso.
The majority of Cuba enjoys beautiful tropical weather all year round, with the average annual temperature hovering around 80 degrees. We will be there in the months that are considered the "summer" months, when the temperature is normally in the high 80's and low 90's. Daytime temperatures in winter, (December, January), rarely drop below 65 degrees.
One of our most frequently asked questions is regarding shots. Please make sure that you have an updated Tetanus shot. The following vaccines are recommended by Cobb County Health Services. They are not, however; required to go on the trip: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Typhoid.
You are allowed to travel with one piece of checked luggage weighing 50 pounds or less, one carry-on, and one personal item. You will be asked to use a portion of your allotted weight to help carry supplies for our ministry work.
Keep in mind that carry-on bags must fit under your seat or in the overhead rack. (A
If you have decided to join our team, then you have agreed to live within the guidelines of our standards. Please follow the guidelines addressed below.
a)Concerning Women - We realize that dress/skirt/short lengths are a constant point of controversy, but we do expect that you will have a wardrobe that is consistent with our standards. We expect your dress/skirt/short length to be no higher than the top of the knee. We also expect that you will refrain from wearing low-cut necklines, bare midriffs, see-through material, open backs, skin-tight clothing, short shorts, or other revealing type clothing. For swimming, a modest one-piece bathing suit is required. Ladies need to pack a one piece bathing suit, knee length skirts or dresses, Capri pants, Bermuda shorts, t-shirts, work clothes, tennis shoes, and modest sleepwear. For church on Sunday, Ladies should wear a dress or knee length skirt with a blouse or t-shirt. (No tank tops).
b)Concerning Men - NO EARRINGS, PLEASE. Men need to pack a bathing suit, long pants, collared shirts, t-shirts and dress shorts (khaki shorts), work clothes, and tennis shoes. (Modest shorts and t-shirts can be worn during free time at hotel). For church on Sunday, Men should wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, and a shirt with a collar.
Spending money- $100-$200 is suggested- (no larger than $20 bills)
Any medications or vitamins you need in their original bottle
Pen & notebook
Dirty clothes bag
Church clothes (see dress code for specifics)
Work & Ministry clothes (see dress code for specifics)
Tennis Shoes & Flip flops
Water bottle or Nalgene bottle (optional)
Breakfast food & snacks
Bring clothes you have worn, washed, and know are comfortable. These should be clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. There is no laundry service. Pack all film, cameras, etc. in your carry-on bag. No liquids, gels, and/or aerosols are permitted in your carry-on bag EXCEPT for one clear transparent re-sealable 1 quart (1 liter) size plastic bag which may contain liquids, gels, and/or aerosols in containers of 3 oz. (90ml) capacity or less per container.