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SANTIAGO de CUBA

Trip 3

September 23 - 29

THE COUNTRYSIDE of SANTIAGO de CUBA  |  SEPT 23 - 29

Historic Sites - Explore Santiago's rich history by visiting landmarks such as the Moncada Barracks, and the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, where notable figures like José Martí and Fidel Castro are buried.

 

Cultural Diversity - Experience the diverse cultural influences that shape Santiago, from Afro-Cuban traditions like Santería and rumba music to Spanish colonial architecture and French Creole cuisine.

 

Carnival Celebrations - Capture the vibrant colors and energy of Santiago's famous Carnival, one of the largest and most dynamic celebrations in Cuba, featuring colorful parades, music, and dance performances.

 

Music and Dance - Immerse yourself in the rhythm of Santiago by photographing live music performances, spontaneous street dances, and the lively atmosphere of venues like Casa de la Trova.

 

Santiago's Street Life - Wander through Santiago's bustling streets and markets, photographing everyday scenes of local life, street vendors, and colorful murals that reflect the city's vibrant culture.

 

Natural Beauty - Explore the stunning natural landscapes surrounding Santiago, including the lush mountains of the Sierra Maestra, pristine beaches like Playa Siboney, and picturesque valleys dotted with coffee plantations.

 

Festivals and Events - Document Santiago's vibrant cultural scene by attending festivals and events such as the Fiesta del Fuego (Festival of Fire) and the International Festival of Caribbean Culture, which showcase the region's diverse heritage.

 

Revolutionary History - Learn about Santiago's role in the Cuban Revolution by visiting sites like the Granjita Siboney, where Fidel Castro and his revolutionaries began their uprising, and the Moncada Barracks, site of a key revolutionary attack.

Local Cuisine - Sample and photograph the unique flavors of Santiago's cuisine, influenced by African, Spanish, and Caribbean traditions, including dishes like congri (rice and beans), grilled seafood, and tropical fruits.

 

Warm Hospitality - Experience the genuine warmth and hospitality of Santiago's residents, who welcome visitors with open arms and offer insights into the city's culture, history, and traditions.

 

Santiago de Cuba is a vibrant and dynamic city with a rich tapestry of culture, history, and natural beauty, providing endless opportunities

ITINERARY
Monday September 23rd

Arrive in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Transportation will be provided from the Santiago de Cuba International Airport

5p - Dinner, get acquainted and chat about the workshop. I'll share the itinerary with you and what we will be seeing and photographing.

Tuesday September 24 - 28

We will spend the days of our tour on the streets with the stunning architecture, incredible history and the very welcoming and friendly people of Santiago de Cuba. There is no end to the photographs we will capture!


Sunday September 29th
Time to get you back home! Transportation to the
Santiago de Cuba International Airport will be provided.

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WHEN & WHERE
September 23 - 29, 2024
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba


ARRIVAL
Santiago de Cuba International Airport, Cuba

START TIME
September 23 @ 5pm EST

END TIME
September 29 @ 12p EST

LODGING
6 nights in Santiago de Cuba

TRANSPORTATION
All inclusive during the Road Trip

INCLUDED

5 days of hands-on photography instruction
zoom meeting after the Road Trip
6 nights lodging
Breakfasts & Dinners
All transportation during Road Trip
All entry fees


NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to/from Cuba
Cuban
 Visa (apply at iVisa.com)
Lunches
Alcohol
Souvenirs


INVESTMENT  |  SANTIAGO de CUBA\
TRIP 3  |  SEPT 23 - 29


$4400

DEPOSIT

$1000

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BRING

  • US Passport

  • American VISA (Not the credit card. It's a travel status permit

  • Cash - We will exchange American dollars for Pesos once in Cuba

  • Temperatures are 95+ during the day with lots of lovely humidity and 70's at night if we are lucky.

  • Shorts, t-shirts, sunglasses, bandana, sunscreen, aloe and awesome walking shoes. The pavement in Cuba is broken up at best. Please be comfortable as we usually cover 4-7 miles a day walking.

  • We will get water at every chance in stores. Tap water is a no-no.

  • Electricty convertor. I have the BESTEK Universal Travel Adapter 220V to 110V Voltage Converter CLICK TO BUY

  • You can fly to Havana from most places in the US with a plane change in Atlanta or Miami. American, SW, United and Delta fly to Santiago de Cuba.
    As of April 13th, Denver/Miami/Santiago de Cuba is $600

  • Please call me with questions - Jeff - 303-921-4454

WORKSHOP CANCELLATION, DEPOSIT, PAYMENT

& REFUND POLICIES

 

We must rely on your confirmed attendance to make important arrangements, reservations and payments in advance for your workshop to be a positive and pleasant experience. If you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible.

 

DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS . . .
Your initial deposit is fully refundable within 72 hours of making the deposit. After 72 hours, your deposit becomes non-refundable. The balance of the workshop is due 30 days before the first day of the workshop. If your initial deposit is made inside of 30 days from the first day of the workshop, full payment may be required in lieu of the usual deposit. A payment schedule may be arranged if this makes attending a Soul Road Trip more possible for you. Contact me directly for an installment payment opportunity. EMAIL

 

CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & TRANSFERS . . .
Sometimes you need to cancel a trip. Plans and desires change and we understand that. We also hope that you understand certain arrangements, reservations and plans must be made weeks if not months out from a workshop. Deposits are used to make these arrangements to make your experience a pleasant one. Of course, we wish you to come again and again and to tell your friends about your wonderful experience.

 

However, if you must cancel, please be aware of these policies. After the initial 72 hours after making a deposit, that deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel after 72 hours and 30 days before the first day of the workshop, any additional monies are refundable less a 15% administration fee. If you must cancel within 30 days before the first day of the workshop, all funds are non-refundable so we recommend travel insurance. Check out allianz.com or squaremouth.com for trip insurance opportunities.

 

Workshop registrations are usually NOT transferable. We will take each situation on a case-by-case basis. If Soul Road Trips needs to cancel a workshop, we will let you know as soon as possible and at least 14 days prior to the first day of the scheduled workshop, and immediately refund your full tuition. However, we will not be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or lodging reservations. Please do not purchase airline tickets or make non-refundable deposits on lodging that cannot be canceled before the trip.

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