General Information  AIR TRANSPORTATION Air transportation is based on round trip charter air from Miami to Cuba. Latour cannot assume responsibility for the default of any airline carrier. Any expenses arising from such defaults must be borne by the passenger(s). MIAMI HOTEL The Program begins at the Hotel in Miami on Day # 1 and ends upon your return to Miami International Airport on Day # 9. Complimentary shuttle service is available upon arrival, in most cases, from Miami Airport to the Hotel. In the evening (exact time will be advised) of Day # 1 a briefing, which every participant MUST attend, will be held at the Miami Hotel. At this briefing additional Travel Documents will be distributed, including your round trip Charter Air Ticket to Havana, Your Cuban Visa, Letter of Authorization allowing you to visit Cuba and other Travel Documents. SIGHTSEEING By air conditioned motor coaches. An English speaking Cuban Tour Escort will accompany the group while you are in Cuba. IMPORTANT: You must participate in the complete Itinerary and you cannot make any changes to any of the daily activities as outlined in the day by day Itinerary. TRANSFERS & PORTERAGE Transfers to/from the airports and Hotels in Cuba are included. MEALS Meals are provided as indicated on your itinerary (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner. BAGGAGE As there are no scheduled flights between the USA and Cuba your flights to and from Havana will be via a Charter Flight. Due to space limitations we ask you to please limit your checked luggage to only one average-sized suitcase per person not to exceed 44 LBS. There is a $20 fee per checked bag on the Charter Flight, which is included in the cost of your trip. Overweight baggage is expensive $2 per pound on anything over 44 pounds. RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS A deposit of $500 per person is required in order to proceed with your reservations, together with Optional Insurance. The balance is due no later than 75 days prior to departure. Please Note: Optional insurance must be purchased within 7 days of deposit in order to insure that the pre- existing condition waiver applies. We therefore recommend that the insurance be purchased at the same time as the deposit is made. All payments including insurance premiums may be made by check, or major credit card. Credit card charges will not be processed without the signed authorization form and copy of the signature page of signees passport. Please note that Trip Mate (the Insurance Company) cannot cover any expenses for you while you are in Cuba for any illness or interruption. However you can get receipts for any monies that you pay out for any medical reasons and submit them to Trip Mate for reimbursement (as long as the claim is for a covered reason) upon your return. The Cuban Government issues Travel Insurance (the fee is included in the cost of your trip) to every person visiting Cuba. You will receive a copy of the policy when you make your booking. The primary purpose for purchasing the Trip Mate insurance would be for the Trip Cancellation clause which would cover you in case you were forced to cancel your trip. GENERAL CANCELLATION PENALTIES PER PERSON PRIOR TO DEPARTURE Cancel 75 days or more before departure $300 per person cancellation fee Cancel 74 to 45 days prior to departure $750 per person cancellation fee Cancel 44 to 31 Days prior to departure 50% of the total price will be charged as a cancellation fee Cancel 30 days or less prior to departure - no refunds – 100% cancellation fee Please Note: ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE REQUESTED IN WRITING. WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO PURCHASE TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE AVAILABLE THROUGH PRIDEWORLD. INSURANCE PREMIUM IS NON-REFUNDABLE. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS  A Visa for Cuba is Mandatory for everyone travelling to Cuba. There is a Charge of $ 75 per person to issue your Visa to Cuba which is included in the cost of your trip. IMPORTANT: If you were born in Cuba you must contact our office immediately. All travelers must have a passport valid for six months after your return to the United States.  Latour is not responsible for any delays, damages, losses, missed portions of tours or other missed services incurred by passengers who fail to obtain necessary travel documents. PRICES & RATE FLUCTUATIONS Prices listed in this brochure do not necessarily correspond to published rates of respective establishments or services as they include planning, communications and other operational costs. All rates and airfares utilized were based on exchange rates valid at press time and are subject to change without prior notice, depending on currency fluctuation, fuel surcharges, and/or inflation. Not Included: Including but not limited to; Airfare to and from Miami, laundry services, valet services, additional baggage in excess of allowance, baggage, accident and trip insurance (highly recommended), wines and liquors, mineral waters, food and beverages not on the regular menu of included meals, and all other expenses of a purely personal nature. Departure tax from Cuba is not included and must be paid locally by each passenger. INSURANCE We recommend that you purchase adequate and comprehensive travel insurance before departure. Neither Latour nor your travel agent is responsible for loss or damage to luggage, accidents en route or ill health that may require you to cancel or miss part of your trip. Please ask our Destination Specialist for information regarding insurance. Insurance Premiums are non-refundable, non- transferable and may not be purchased after final payment is made. Important travel information about your trip to Cuba Your trip to Cuba will be different from any other trip which you have previously taken. You will be travelling under our “People to People” educational exchange license which has been issued to IsramWorld by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and as obligatory by the law all participants must - repeat must -adhere to our People to People Itinerary. No deviations from the set Itinerary are allowed by law. This will be a full time program with many inclusions and there will very little, if any, free time available. The Itinerary which has been planned for you encompasses many visits, meetings with individuals and organizations as well as home visits. These visits have been planned months in advance of your trip and it sometimes becomes necessary to rearrange your Itinerary because of a variety of unforeseen circumstances. As we stated above Cuba, as a destination is unlike anything that you have experienced in the past so the key word for you to bear in mind is, “Be Flexible” and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.  Your Cuban guide is very adept at ensuring that any cancelled events will be replaced with other activities of the same caliber.  Your program is filled with People to People interactions where you will learn firsthand about everyday life in Cuba. Remember not to be shy during these meetings and ask questions of our hosts and speakers. By asking questions you will be able to gain much knowledge about the country and the people of Cuba. Your local guide will help with many of these People to People exchanges but it is a very good idea for you to ask questions to gain the most out of the person to person experience. As you are an authorized traveler to Cuba you have certain obligations to comply with. One of which is to maintain a record of your expenses and activities during your trip to Cuba and keep this record for a period of five years. Keeping a journal of your trip with this information would be a great way to keep track and after you return home you should keep the journal for a period of five years. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY LICENSE # CT-2014-308799-1 ISSUED TO ISRAMWORLD d/b/a LATOUR d/b/a PRIDEWORLD Validity dates: Thru June 2016 For general terms and conditions, please click here.
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