General Information: Cuba

Registration Policies

Since enrollment for our popular Cuba programs is limited, we encourage you to register early and we recommend calling to check availability before registering. We encourage you to choose more than one Cuba program in case your first choice is full. Please do not make travel plans before registering or being told the trip is a “go.”

The required deposit for our Cuba programs is $1000 and your balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip. You can register online or over the phone by calling 505-983-1400 x111 with your American Express, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card. We cannot hold space in a Cuba program without a deposit. Once your deposit has been received you will receive an email confirmation.

Valid passports are necessary to enter Cuba, and, obviously, to return to the United States. The Workshops recommends that your passport does not expire within six (6) months of our travel date because you could be turned back at customs. You will also need a special visa to enter Cuba, which will be provided by The Workshops.

Additional information, including an invoice and forms we will need you to return to us with a copy of your passport, will be emailed to you once the minimum number of participants is reached. Final payment of your balance may be made by check, credit card, or money order, payable in U.S. funds.

For information on accommodations and meals please refer to the Cuba Program trip description pages.

Cancellation & Transfer Policies

We rely on your attendance to make important arrangements, so if for any reason you need to withdraw, please notify us in writing (email is okay) 60 days or more before the start date of your trip. At that time we will refund your deposit by check, less a $500 cancellation fee. If notification of cancellation is made less than 60 days before the start of the workshop, we must retain all fees paid. Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies or unforeseen circumstances. These last-minute emergencies should be covered by your travel insurance policy (required of all Cuba travelers).

If for any reason you wish to transfer to a different Cuba program or workshop, please notify us at least 90 days before the start of the program you wish to withdraw from. You may only make one transfer at a charge of $30. We reserve the right to allow or disallow any transfer. You must register and complete a new program/workshop within 12 months of the withdrawal. There are no exceptions to our Cancellation and Transfer Policy for our programs, inside or outside the continental U.S.

Valid passports are necessary to enter Cuba, and, obviously, to return to the United States. The Workshops recommends that your passport does not expire within six (6) months of our travel date because you could be turned back at Customs. You will also need a special visa to enter Cuba, which will be secured by The Workshops.