New Reality Tours website and New trips coming soon!
We are excited to announce that we are working on a brand new website for Reality Tours launching next month.
Since 1988 our Reality Tours have provided a way for people to travel and build people-to-people ties that enhance understanding and unity around the world. Tens-of-thousands have safely traveled with Global Exchange to destinations near and far (Cuba, Cambodia, Oaxaca-México, the Ecuadorian-Amazon, Iran, South Africa and more) before the coronavirus pandemic forced us to close last March, the first-time-ever in our 30 years of operations.
We are hard at work designing new, safe, and community-centered Reality Tours programs. Upcoming Reality Tours programs will examine critical issues like the climate crisis and community resilience, coronavirus impacts and response, protection of land defenders, and more. All our Reality Tours delegations will be designed to keep participants and communities healthy and safe, and we will follow strict Covid-19 safety protocols.
In the coming weeks, we will be posting our new 2021/2022 trips to our new Reality Tours website — designed with our COVID-19 measures in place and offering our new flexible cancellation policy.
Below are a few of the new programs we are excited to share with you.
Spend a full week attending presentations by leading Cuban Doctors, community healthcare clinics, medical students from the famous Latin American School of Medicine in Havana while also experiencing the island’s vibrant culture and community-led projects in historic Havana. We will learn about the island’s impressive response to Covid-19, the country’s free universal healthcare system and Cuba’s effort to develop its own vaccine to defeat the virus. More details here.
South Africa: Arts and Culture, March 4 – 16, 2022
This 13 days tour to Johannesburg and Cape Town allows participants to engage with the creativity of South Africa by exploring the country’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural scene. Meet with writers, musicians, dancers, actors and artists. Visit the famous Market Theatre Complex in Newtown; join local poets in a live session at Kippie’s Jazz Club; view the contemporary collection at the Constitution Court. This tour will include learning institutions, local galleries, bookstores, clubs and theatres; traditional sites of interest will be integrated in the itinerary – Apartheid Museum, Soweto, Constitution Hill, Robben Island, District Six Museum, Table Mountain.
To ease your mind about the uncertainty of planning in advance, travelers who register for a 2021 tour can cancel for any reason and receive a 100% refund up to 60 days prior to departure.
Once we do resume tours, we will follow strict Covid-19 safety protocols for all of our programs. The decision to resume tours will only be made when we along with our global community partners feel it is safe to do so.