Southern Cross Brigade 2016-17

The 34th Southern Cross Brigade will start on 28 December 2016 and finish on 17 January 2017. The majority of the three week trip will be spent in a camp just outside of Havana. This year’s program will also give participants an opportunity to spend time in Havana and to travel from Havana, on the west side of the island, to the cities of Santa Clara and Trinidad in the middle of the island. Trinidad is a UNESCO World Heritage city, renowned for its colonial era buildings and its 18th century sugar cane mills. The brigade will also make a brief stop in the cities of Cienfuegos and Yaguajay.

To view the 2016-17 Southern Cross Brigade program, please click here. The program is subject to minor changes due to weather and other unforeseeable events. The purpose of the brigade is to actively participate and engage in activities and brigadistas are expected to attend all scheduled activities in the program.

This year’s brigade will spend:

  • 13 nights at Julio Antonio Mella International Camp (CIJAM), which is located in Caimito municipality, 45 kilometres  from Havana City
  • 1 night in Bella Habana Hotel in Havana
  • 1 night in Santa Clara
  • 2 nights in Sancti Spiritus and
  • 2 nights in Trinidad

If you are interested in attending the 34th annual Southern Cross Brigade to Cuba, please contact us.