2018 Cuba Cultural Trip

Apply for the 2018 Cuba Cultural Trip

Trip Date:
March 3, 2018 through March 10, 2018

Submission Deadline:
December 21, 2017

Join Temple University Harrisburg on an exciting eight-day trip to explore the culture, art and history of Cuba; accompanied by an experienced English-speaking guide. This trip will explore the depth and breadth of Cuba’s rich history and their one-of-a-kind art and culture. Participants will have the opportunity to visit a variety of cities, including Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos, experiencing Cuban culture and cuisine. Scheduled visits include: Old Havana, Museum of Fine Arts, Plaza of the Revolution, Colon Cemetery, The Malecon, Modern Havana, La Cabana fortress, Partagas Cigar Factory, Literacy Museum, Museum of the Revolution, Hemingway’s House & Museum, plus other arts and culture experiences. This opportunity will provide attendees with a unique experience to observe and learn about this fascinating culture and country. This is an incomparable trip you won’t want to miss!

$2,995.00 for double occupancy

$3,465.00 for single occupancy

The price includes:
RT air between Philadelphia and Havana including exit tax in both cities; 4 nights in Havana with breakfast; 2 nights in private homes in Trinidad, Cuba with breakfast and Dinner; 1 night in Cienfuegos with breakfast and lunch; Welcome and farewell dinners; 3 additional lunches. Program of visits and excursions as outlined in the program; Transportation by air conditioned bus for transfers in/out, for all excursions and scheduled activities, and between cities and provinces; English speaking guide to accompany group throughout; Medical insurance included with flight ticket; Service and mailing fees  (See attachments at the bottom of this page for a proposed itinerary)

Participant applications, travel affidavits and flight reservation forms must be submitted along with $500 per person deposit 90 days prior to date of departure, or by December 21, 2017. Additional participants may be added on a space-available basis up to 60 days prior to travel. Applications after that will be considered based on availability of hotel accommodations and flight space with a $75 late fee. All deposits are non-refundable though participants may be substituted. Final invoices will be issued once all hotels in Cuba are confirmed with every effort to insure that these are issued no later than 60-45 days prior to date of departure. Final payment will be due 30 days prior to date of departure, or by February 1, 2018. Travel packets will be issued when payment is complete and all paperwork and passport information has been received. Final program is frequently available from the tour operator only 10 days prior to date of departure once all program activities have been approved and secured.

U.S. Legal authority:
All participants must provide completed and signed application, travel affidavit and flight reservation form.

Clients must fill in the passport information on the application form and send a clearly readable copy of the passport. All passports must be valid 6 months beyond the end date of the program in Cuba or client should indicate that a new passport is being obtained. Non-U.S. passport holders must provide evidence of residency or multiple entry visa. Cuban born participants who arrived in the United States after January 1, 1971 require a valid Cuban passport for travel and a residency card or U.S. passport for travel to Cuba.

Trip cancellation/interruption/baggage insurance:
Cancellation insurance is strongly advised.

Please email julie.shade@temple.edu with any questions. Upon Application approval, we will send you an "Common Grounds Education & Travel Services Application Form" for completion to submit with your $500 deposit.