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Price of Tour
SIUE Photographers' Tour of Cuba, March 9-15, 2014
A Specially Designed Program for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville by Globa Arts/Media
  Global Arts Media
Total Cost of trip for Community Members in double occupancy  
$3,000*
Total Cost of trip for SIUE Alumni Basic Members and SIUE Faculty/Staff in double occupancy  
$2,800*
Total Cost of trip for SIUE Premium Members and SIUE Students in double occupancy  
$2,600*
     
Supplement for single occupancy  
$175 

* Note: Price of trip is from Miami, Florida. It is the individual traveler's responsibility to purchase and make flight arrangements to Miami in time for the scheduled flight to Havana, Cuba on March 9 at 1:00 p.m. It is recommended that you arrive in Miami the night before the flight to Havana and stay at the Miami International Airport Hotel. 



Price Breakdown

Global Arts Fees & Services per person:  
$420
SIUE Fees & Services per person:  
$456
Common Ground estimated cost per person in Hotel Plaza    
$2124
            Including:    
            Round Trip Air Miami/Havana
$469
  
            Land Services
$1250
 
            Honoraria
$150
 
            Entry visa for Cuba
$85
 
            Common Ground service & program fees 
$145
 
            Individual mailing fee
$25
 

Included in the above:

  • Round Trip Air Miami/Havana
  • Accommodations in the Hotel Plaza or similar hotel, 4 nights, with breakfast daily
  • Accommodations in the Hotel Jazmines or similar hotel, 1 night, with breakfast and dinner
  • Additional meals (3 Dinners and 3 Lunches) including Welcome and Farewell Dinner, Dinner at the Hotel Jazmines, Lunch in Restaurante El Templete in Havana, Lunch in Palenque de los Cimarrones in Pinar del Rio, Lunch in Soroa
  • Program of visits, meetings, photo and walking tours, and excursions accompanied by Cuban photographer Rolando Pujol or Héctor Delgado including many opportunities for direct contact and conversation with the Cuban people
  • Transportation by air conditioned bus for transfers in/out and for all scheduled program activities
  • English speaking guide
  • Medical insurance included as part of charter flight ticket
  • Mailing fee
  • Entry visa

Not included:  Flight or other transportation to Miami International Airport. Havana airport tax of 25 CUC payable at time of departure; tips and gratuities; meals or beverages not listed in the program as included or listed as “direct payment”; personal expenses; additional program activities determined during the course of planning or at the time of the program stay in Cuba.

Optional Tropicana Club: For those who would like to attend the performance at the Havana Tropicana Club, this option will be available. Tickets will be purchased at the hotel, when we are in Cuba and will cost $70-90 plus taxi fare.

Paperwork required to enroll

•  Travel application & visa form
•  Travel affidavit, completed and signed, as described above
•  Flight reservation form, completed and signed
•  Copy of U.S. passport valid 4-6 months beyond the date of the trip’s return.  If renewing, do not supply old passport but  inform us of the renewal.
•  Non-U.S. citizens, valid passport of that country plus U.S. residency permit or visa with re-entry permitted, If Cuban born, advise us and we will assist with any additional paperwork required

Deposit
A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is due by January 9 to reserve space on the trip.  Deposit may be by check, money order or by credit card.  An authorization form for payment by credit card is included in the trip application.  Payment should be made to SIUE Office of Educational Outreach

Final payment and forms of payment
Final payment is due by February 7.   Individual invoices will be forwarded to each participant and will include an authorization form for credit card payment.  Payments by money order or check are accepted if provided promptly at time invoice is issued.  

Note:  The above is a preliminary cost estimate based on estimated number of participants, program as outlined, and estimated costs of charter flight.  Charter flight companies release costs and confirm seats 4-6 weeks prior to departure.  Price usually does not vary more than $15-25 from estimate.