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Discover Cuba

West Hartford Public Schools and MEJDI Tours present: Discover Cuba

This trip is currently full. Registration is limited to families who have submitted a payment to WHPS and received a confirmation email.

The World Language Department offers Spanish students a unique opportunity to explore our island neighbor as the US government begins a new era in our relationship with Cuba. Following our local guide, we will interact with people in a variety of venues as we spend a week exploring the sights, sounds, history, culture and food of the island.  We are excited to visit Cuba before the new tourism revolution takes hold, and we are glad that you are joining us.

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Book Now $3,000 per person

Make A Deposit

To make a deposit and hold your spot on this trip, fill in your credit card details and billing address below. You will receive a receipt by email.

Tour Deposit: $300.00 per person (Special Offer: $99 for bookings through Dec. 31, 2021)

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip airfare between New York (JFK) and Havana
  • 7 Nights lodging at Park View (Havana), Las Cuevas (Trinidad), Libre (Santa Clara), Villa Las Brujas (Cayo Santa Maria) (or similar)
  • 1 Full-time bilingual guide
  • Private bus and driver
  • Breakfast every day
  • 7 additional meals, as indicated on itinerary
  • All speakers, sites, and entrance fees
  • Cuba visa
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • Dedicated customer service representatives

Trip Does Not Include

  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Customary tips to drivers, guides, and hotel staff (WHPS provides)
  • Transportation between JFK and Hartford (WHPS provides)
  • 1 meal per day as per itinerary
  • Incidentals (souvenirs, snacks, bottled water, etc)
  • Anything not explicitly mentioned in included section

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Initial Deposit: Due at time of registration.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation in writing or email must be received by MEJDI LLC for appropriate refund minus the following fees.
120+ Days Prior: 50% of per person deposit
120-46 Days Prior: $300 per person deposit
45-21 Days Prior: 80% of tour cost
20 Days Prior or Less: 100% of tour cost

Final Payment: Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure.

Prices: Prices are per person and are based upon shared triple room occupancy (unless otherwise noted). In case of human or computer error, MEJDI LLC reserves the right to re-invoice for the correct price or service. A full refund will be made to passengers who choose not to pay an increase, provided MEJDI LLC a written cancellation within five days of the price increase notification.

Travel Insurance: Traveler medical insurance is included in the trip price; travel cancellation insurance is not included in the tour price. MEJDI LLC strongly recommends the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance package, which covers lost luggage, trip cancellation and trip interruption. Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for any losses or expenses, which you or any member of your party may incur as a result of failing to secure adequate coverage. We can recommend travel insurance companies upon request.

Passport and Documentation: Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your entry date to your travel destination.

Airlines and Air Tickets: Passengers are responsible to ensure MEJDI LLC has the correctly spelled names for air tickets reservations. Due to newly introduced security measures, any name change including minor spelling corrections may require airline reservations to be canceled and re-booked. MEJDI LLC will not be held responsible for the denial of services by a carrier due to any name discrepancy. Subsequent name corrections will be subject to an airline re-booking fee of up to $300 per ticket. Air reservations are subject to availability at the time of re-booking. All airline tickets issued in conjunction with this tour are subject to air penalties per individual carrier’s rules and regulations which will be applied.

Airport Taxes and Fees: All airline tickets are subject to a variety of foreign and domestic government taxes which include security charges, the September 11th Security Fee, airport facility charges, customs and immigration fees, inspection fees, fuel surcharges and more. Taxes and fees are subject to change. Airport taxes & fees which appear on the invoice reflect the taxes and fees that are applicable when the original reservation is completed. These taxes and fees may vary prior to airline tickets being issued.

Baggage: Luggage is the responsibility of the passenger/s and that of the airlines. For lost/delayed luggage claims, the passenger is responsible for notifying the airline directly. If travel insurance policy was purchased, all damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to the insurance company. As all airlines differ and restrictions change periodically, we recommend that you call the airline directly with questions about your baggage allowance. MEJDI LLC shall not be held responsible for any delay or damage to or loss of luggage and/or personal items.

Tour Itinerary: MEJDI LLC reserves the right to change the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances. In all cases, MEJDI LLC will do its best to maintain the content of the tour. If the tour services as indicated by the itinerary cannot be supplied or there are changes in the itinerary for reasons beyond the control of MEJDI LLC we will arrange for provision of comparable services. MEJDI LLC reserves the right to make changes in the itinerary whenever MEJDI LLC deems it necessary to the comfort, convenience and safety of the participant at any time. No refund will be paid for unused services such as: transfers, sightseeing, meals, hotel accommodation, entrance fees, and others that are listed in the tour program.

Meals: Meals are based on the hotel's or restaurant's buffet or set menu. In general, beverages are not included, unless specifically stated.

Hotels Accommodation: Hotels will be provided in accordance with the itinerary or similar. We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard. There will be no refunds for any difference in the cost of those accommodations. Special requests such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis. Triple rooms consist of standard twin beds plus a sofa/folding bed or cot for third person.

Not Included: Items of personal nature such as laundry, mineral water, beverages, coffee, tea, meals other than described in the tour details, any other service not described as included, insurance.

Emergency Numbers: 1-703-349-1554 (USA)

Documents: Your tour documents including: paper air tickets or E Ticket receipts, tour confirmation voucher, visa, and all other related information will be sent approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payments have been received.

Customer Service: All customer service issues and refund requests must be submitted in writing and received no later than 30 days after your return. Refunds are subject to a processing fee of $50 plus any hotel and/or supplier charges incurred. Airline flight cancellations and delays for any reason are not the responsibility of MEJDI LLC Submit your claim directly to the airline. MEJDI LLC does not guarantee airline response.