DETAILS: Columbia Public Researchers Trip to Cuba 2011

From: Wanda Kowalski EMPH ’11

Who: Columbia Public Health Researchers

When: May 22- 29, 2011

Notes: Based on minimum of 15 participants

COSTS

AIR FARE

From NYC

  • $945* per person roundtrip New York (JFK) /Havana/ New York (JFK) including US Departure Taxes and Cuban Medical Insurance for the length of time in Cuba

From Miami

  • $389* per person roundtrip Miami/Havana/Miami including US Departure Taxes and Cuban Medical Insurance for the length of time in Cuba.

SPECIAL NOTEThese fares are both guestimates (based on the current rates) and subject to change,  We will not know the cost of the airfares to Cuba in May 2011 until February. The times of the flights are also subject to change but will likely be similar to what they are now.

From NYC:

  • Depart – Sunday, June 19
    • Time – Check-in in JFK at 12Noon / Depart at 3PM / Arrive Havana at 6PM
  • Return – Sunday, June 26
    • Time – Depart Havana at 10:30AM/ Arrive JFK at 1:30PM

Or

From Miami:

  • Depart – Sunday, May 22nd
    • Time – Check-in in Miami at 6AM / Depart at 9AM / Arrive Havana at 10AM
  • Return – Sunday, May 29th
    • Time: Depart Havana at 11AM/ Arrive Miami 12Noon

Documents needed:

CUBAN VISA

  • $50 per person – not applicable to any participant born in Cuba

LAND ARRANGEMENTS

  • $1,110 per person in a double room
  • $1,345 per person in a single room
  • 7 nights accommodations at the Hotel Telegrafo in Old Havana with breakfast daily

NOTES:

  • Welcome dinner in Havana
  • Lunch at Casa de la Amistad
  • Lunch at Frank Pais Hospital
  • Transfers and bus transportation for the program
  • Bi-lingual Cuban guide
  • NOT INCLUDED — Other lunches and dinners not specified, personal transportation, calls, tips, drinks are not included. Cuban departure tax is also not included

Total Costs (AIR + VISA + LAND ARRANGEMENTS):

From NEW YORK

  • $2,105 per person in a double room
  • $2,340 per person in a single room

From MIAMI

  • $1,549 per person in a double room
  • $1,784 per person in a single room

Application forms can be sent via email. If you need an application, please contact Wanda, Debra or Jason:

Wanda Kowalski –

wk2218@columbia.edu

Debra Moss –

dm2732@columbia.edu

Jason Friesen

jaf2190@columbia.edu

Bob Guild

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2 Responses to DETAILS: Columbia Public Researchers Trip to Cuba 2011

  1. Adefunke Faly says:

    I am interested in participating in the trip, are there still openings? Will I be responsible for obtaining the visa myself or will it be arranged through Marazul Charters? Thank you.

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