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China Photo Tour with the Southern Tribes

CHINA, MAY. 26 - JUN. 07, 2018  5400 US$DEPARTURE DATES
This exceptional 13 days (including optional extension) Nomad Photo tour of China takes a road less traveled by occidental tourists; come along and see a special, secret part of China, in the hands of a seasoned and internationally awarded travel photographer: Harry Fisch. The design of this trip, each leg and region selected, has been […]

HIGHLIGHTS

 

- Beijin, the Great Wall and the Forbidden city

 

- Guyang and the ethnical Chinese minorities Miao, Dong, Shui, Buyi tribes

 

- We will be sharing festivities and activities with locals while doing our photo sessions in each village

 

- Photo sessions in different villages along the itinerary

 

- Longshen incredible rice terraces at sunrise and sunset

 

- Photographic modeling session at a Ming dinasty house and spontaneous photo sessions

 

- (Optional Extension) Photographic sessions with the cormorant fishermen at Li river

 

- (Optional Extension) Photographic sessions with a cormorant fishermen at his home

 

- (Optional Extension) Our photographic adventure on our boats through Yulong river

 

- The most extraordinary photographic locations

 

This exceptional 13 days (including optional extension) Nomad Photo tour of China takes a road less traveled by occidental tourists; come along and see a special, secret part of China, in the hands of a seasoned and internationally awarded travel photographer: Harry Fisch.

The design of this trip, each leg and region selected, has been a labor of love over several months, taking advantage of the accumulated experience of professionals travel photographers to create the perfect photographic journey.

Based around contact with and the photography of people, we will chart a course through the most exceptional landscapes of China, ending in Guilin photographing  the cormorant fishermen. We will alternate between spontaneous photography and designated sessions, capturing landscapes at dawn, rafting down foggy rivers, and looking out at the karst mountains that rise up from the horizon.

We will begin taking in the essence of Beijing and the Great Wall, as well as the Forbidden City, then we will head onwards towards some of the least known and traveled areas of China. Here we will have direct contact with some of the most characteristic ethnic groups of the country.

As an Optional Extension, for the grand finale to this memorable journey, we head towards the region of Guilin, where we have plotted a tailor made photographic route through one of the most breath-taking landscapes in the universe. We will have a plethora of photographic opportunities, review sessions, and photo discussions, all in extraordinary locations at incredible moments with an experienced travel photography expert.

This opportunity, difficult to replicate, puts at your disposal one of the best expert for this type of photography, on what is, perhaps, the most unforgettable trip for a photographer and traveler.

Initially I was drawn to Harry”s stunning photographs. While the website was very informative on all aspects, my recent trip to Ethiopia exceeded my expectations.
Harry is an amazing host, generously sharing his passion for travel and photography. His spirit and understanding of people, places and cultures truly made this not just a trip,
but an adventure and a memory. I look forward to many more.

Maxine Helfman (USA)



ITINERARY

 

DAY 1: BEIJING

 

After pick up and transfer from the airport, we will head to the hotel. In the afternoon, we will go photograph the magnificent and singular Temple of the Sky, which is where the Ming and Qing Dynasty Emperors worshipped and prayed for good harvests. In the surrounding park, we can find many local denizens doing all kinds of exercise, playing, or spontaneously singing. Later, we will move on to photograph the Night Market of Dong Hua Men, where many strange foods are sold, such as starfish, silk buds, scorpions, etc.

Overnight in Hotel in Beijing.

 

DAY 2: BEIJING

 

Today we will dedicate to visiting and photographing two things; first, the most important area of the city, Tiananmen Square. It is the biggest plaza in the world, and very significant for the city’s history. Then, we will move on to the fabled Forbidden City, an ancient imperial palace that was home to the 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

 

Overnight in Hotel in Beijing.

 

DAY 3: BEIJING/FLIGHT TO GUIYANG (GUIZHOU PROVINCE)

 

Early in the morning, we will head to the Great Wall, which is considered one of the most impressive manmade structures on earth and one of the Wonders of the Medieval World. Then we will visit Mutianyu which is a less touristy stretch, but very beautiful.

We will continue and transfer to the airport to catch our plane to Guiyang, capital of the Guizhou province and home to many minority ethnic groups, including the Miao, Dong, Shui, Buyi, Ge, and Yi peoples.

 

Upon arrival, transfer and overnight at the hotel in Guiyang.

 

DAY 4: GUIYANG – KAILI

 

Today starts the journey across the province towards Kaili, the capital of the Miao and Dong peoples. It will take us through some truly magnificent land where we will wander amid the rolling green hills and cultivated fields.

 

Our first stop will be the village of Qingman, home of the Miao people, who have perfectly preserved their cobbled streets and traditional wood houses that have been there for generations. The Miao are divided into different subgroups depending on which area they live in, and their clothing reflects this. We can find them in long, medium, short skirts, black Miao or floral, etc. Their clothing is characterized by having wonderful colors and embroidery that have been passed down from generation to generation, and though they don’t have their own specific writing system, this embroidery has served as a sort of registry and repository of their ethnic history and their legends. For their originality and creativity, cloth works are prized by artists and aficionados of the fine arts, and many of these weavings are included in various museum exhibitions, both Chinese and foreign.

 

Another important facet that characterizes this group is the women. In celebrations, they wear rather impressive silver headdresses with horns, honoring the water buffalo, the animal which has over centuries been their companion through thick and thin.

 

Today we will have quite a bit of time to photograph the people of Qingman and their unique bright colored clothing, in several set, posed photo sessions.

We will continue on later and visit the village of Matang, where the Gejia people live. It is a little visited village and because of this, little is known of it. It is said that they are a subgroup of the Miao, but with their own customs, language, and clothing. The women of the Gejia are renown for their fantastic batiks.

Arrival and overnight in Hotel in Kaili.

 

DAY 5: KAILI

 

Early in the morning we will head to the villages around Kaili. We will spend a complete day taking advantage of the myriad of photographic opportunities here.

Overnight and hotel in Xijang or Kaili.

 

DAY 6: KAILI-BASHA

 

The area itself is an incredible photo opportunity just for the unique architecture that it offers, but we will of course also have time to interact with and photograph the people as well.

 

Today will be a travel day heading through one of the greatest landscape zones of the most beautiful Guizhou Province, the Leigongshan Nature Reserve. The sacred mountain for the Miao people, where they say the god of Thunder, Leigong, still dwells is in this park. We will have a half day to photograph the park and all of its natural splendor, taking time to capture the landscapes and work with the natural light. While en route we will visit the town of Basha which boasts the largest settlement of the oldest and most primitive of the Miao peoples, who are still practicing centuries old customs today, and are known as being the last ethnic group in the country that uses pistols legally. They remain mostly isolated from the outside world, with a strong sense of caution inherited from those who came before them in regards to foreign influence.

 

Overnight in Basha.

 

DAY 7:  BASHA – XHAOXING

Today we head off towards Zhaoxing, the greatest settlement of the Dong people, and the oldest to boot, situated right smack in the middle of a fertile, green valley. There are about 5,000 people and 800 families there – so we will be spending ample time learning about them and also working with portraits.

 

Overnight and hotel in Zhaoxing.

 

DAY 8: ZHAOXING – SANJIANG (GUANGXI PROVINCE)

 

After breakfast we will continue on our way to Sanjiang, located in the neighboring province of Guangxi. En route, we will visit the fascinating town of Chenyang, which is famous for its impressive Dong architecture, but above all, for its Bridge of the Wind and Rain, constructed in 1920. Though many places have these bridges, each is unique and this is most spectacular, so worth the time to stop and having a photo shoot at, as it is one of the best preserved of its kind in the world.

 

In the afternoon we have the chance to attend a small Dong folklore show normally put on by the town for any visitors.

 

Overnight in Sanjiang.

 

Day 9: SANJIANG - AIRPORT

 

We will head towards Guilin airport for our International Flights

(Those of us that have chosen the extension to the Rice Fields and the Cormorant Fishermen continue to Longjii)

 



EXTENSIONS

Day 9: SANJIANG -LONGJI

 

Day 10: LONGJI

Summary:

• Mountain top sunrise in Ping An

• Daxu Ancient Town

• Sunset overlooking fields and mountains

 

We climb about 15-30mins for the sunrise location, return to the hotel for breakfast and check out. Then we shoot the fields, and people we come across in the morning light. We will then take the transfer bus back and drive on to Guilin (2-3hours), have lunch there and change to our bus. We will then drive to Daxu and visit an old gentleman (a local friend of ours), where he still lives in the Ming Dynasty house.

We’ll have lunch overlooking the terraces before heading down to Yangshuo (2 hours drive), stopping on the way (a short 10 minute detour) in a location where the setting sun over fields and karst mountains stretching to the distance. This is a location without any public transport, and no tourists see, only photographers would know it. No trekking required. We wait until after the sunset and continue to the hotel for late dinner.

ACCOM: YANGSHUO

 

Day 11: LI RIVER SUNRISE AND YULONG RIVER

Summary:

• Mountain top sunrise or sleep in

• Yulong River punted rafting

• Visit to a local mudbrick house

 

Get up early (leave hotel at 5am) to catch the sunrise on a mountain peak that very few foreign people ever visit, overlooking the most dramatic scenery of the Li River. There are about 500 stone steps, so the climb is not very strenuous. We can hire sherpas for this ascent. Those not wanting to get up can have a sleep in.

Here we take landscape shots over Li River and karst scenery at sunrise or during the earlier part of the morning, depending on the weather forecast in terms of cloud. At this time of year you might be lucky to capture mists between the mountains, this location gives you the best chance.

We then drive back to the hotel for breakfast, before heading to the famous Yulong Bridge and take a raft on Yulong River, where we can take a punted raft along (2h); this time of the year the mist adds to the mysterious feeling. Yulong River has amazing reflections due to much calmer surface than the bigger Li River. Then we’ll take you back to your hotel for a rest. In the afternoon we’ll continue to see the mudbrick house of a local family, where generations have lived in the same village.

ACCOM: Yangshuo

 

Day 12: CORMORANT FISHERMEN

Summary:

•Sunrise over the Li River (very early rise)

•Meeting Cormorant Fisherman in their home

•Li River landscapes with cormorant fishermen at the sunset and blue hour
(We ask the fishermen to prepare nets, lamps and the ancient straw rain coat)

This morning we will leave our hotel at around 5am and drive 45 minutes upstream, on a section that requires no hiking. We have included a session with 2 fishermen, so you can achieve this type of shots.

After the shoot we return by raft to have breakfast in the nearby small town of Xingping. Afterwards we take a raft ride in the morning light along Li River (2hours). Then we’ll have lunch back in XIngping and then process/discuss photographs. In the afternoon we meet some cormorant fishermen in their home.

In the late afternoon we use rafts to get to a location to shoot the fishermen throwing nets, fishing with their birds and finally the sunset and blue hour as they light their oil lamps with the river scenery as a backdrop. Then we’ll drive to the hotel in Yangshuo.

ACCOM: Yangshuo

 

Day 13: REED FLUTE CAVE, DEPART GUILIN

Summary:

• Reed Flute Cave

• Depart from Guilin Airport

After breakfast we may have time to visit Reed Flute Cave in Guilin before heading to the airport, depending on your flight time.

 

Important Notes

 

Our tour plan may change due to weather, water levels or unforeseen factors that can arise in China. We will do our best to follow the design but please understand a photography tour in China needs to be adaptable and requires understanding of local culture.



Prices per person
9-10 Participants 5400 US$


Supplements
Single Room Surcharge Main Itinerary 1000 US$
Single Room Surcharge Optional Extension 530 US$
5-7 participants surcharge 300 US$


Extensions
Li River and Cormorant Fishermen Optional Extension 1930 US$


TERMS

INCLUDED

 

- 1st class and boutique Hotels

- All Meals

- Internal flights and transportation

- Travel Photographer Expert

- Local guide

- Private air conditioned bus

-(Optional Extension) Fishermen and all related production costs, lamps, boats, nets, etc..

-(Optional Extension) Familly visits at Daxau

-(Optional Extension)Motor boats at the Li river

-(Optional Extension) Boats at Yulong river

-(Optional Extension) Boats at Xinping

 

NON INCLUDED

 

- International flights

- Tips

- Anything not specified at "Included"

 

SPECIAL MOBILITY WARNINGS

Please read carefully the itinerary description. Some part of the trip, specially the Optional Extension when reaching the Guilin Cormonat fishermen area involves walking and soft climbing up to three miles to get to the photographic location very early on the morning, climbing stairs, and walking. Participants should be physically fit. Limited mobility could be an issue on this part of the trip.

 

PRICE / EXCHANGE RATE VARIATION

Price may vary following the YUan/US$ fluctuation



BOOKING

All terms are valid for all destinations. Exceptionally, the BOOKING AND CANCELATION TERMS DIFFER FOR THE CUBA TRIP. Please refer to the specific Cuba booking and cancelation policy.

1) Bookings should be made by email to the following address:

photography@trekkingyaventura.com

The personal information to be supplied is detailed below:

- Full name of the person who is traveling (according to the passport) and ID number.
- Postal address, telephone number, mobile phone and email address.
- Passport details (passport number, date and place of birth, date and place of issue and date of expiry). We advise sending us a scanned image, as it is required at most destinations.

2) A deposit 1.000 US$ per person shall be made. Bookings shall not be considered as firm until evidence of this payment has been provided.

Wire transfers, Visa and / or Master Card, direct deposits, checks and cash are accepted.
The name/s of the person/s who is/are travelling is/are required to appear in all transactions/communications.

Full insurance of initial deposit

All passengers booking with Trekking & Adventure Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid, including repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of the travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Trekking & Adventure Ltd.

Terms

Voluntary Participation

By registering for a Nomad Photo Expedition trip , you acknowledge that you have voluntarily applied to participate on this trip and that you have read the description of the trip as it appears in the current catalog or website.

Subject to change

In the event that for any reason whatsoever, such as but not limited to a medical emergency, the originally assigned photographer is unable to accompany the trip, he will be replaced by another photographer with experience in the same destination. Such a change will not be deemed sufficient grounds for a refund other than stated in the cancellation policy.

Prices and itineraries may vary without prior notice until the moment of booking. Itineraries may be altered during the trip depending on photographic interest upon decision of the accompanying photographer.

Fitness and Health

The majority of trips are not strenuous (see exceptions for particular destinations) and anyone who is reasonably fit should be able to take part in most of the activities. You may experience general fatigue due to the long flights and the change in time zones. You will need to be sufficiently agile to climb in and out of the tour van and be able to carry and manage your own equipment. We will frequently hike trails ranging from easy to moderate. Some hotels do not have elevators or air conditioners.

If you have any special needs or any physical condition that you feel might prevent you from fully participating, please contact Nomad Photo Expedition .

You should also be aware that medical services or facilities might not be readily available during all or part of your trip. This could include emergency medical care, presence of physicians, or adequate medication.

You are expected to be in reasonable shape and fitness and being able to walk for several hours at a normal pace as well as to take care of your own equipment. You could have to transport your own luggage and bags in airports and hotels. By registering in our workshops you attest that you have no physical limitation or incapacity that could create risk to or impact in the rhythm of the rest of the group.

We reserve the right to refuse the participation of any participant not considered suitable due to his fitness level.

The Agent

The pace of each journey, the dedication to one or another theme and/or region, are designed and determined by Harry Fisch based on his experience in the region, research and/or accounts of other travelers, as well as relationships established over the years at various destinations. Harry Fisch or Nomad Photo Expeditions does not own or operate any entity, which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip including, for example, lodging facilities, airline, vessel, minibus, or other transportation companies, guides or guide services, local ground operators, providers or organizers of optional excursions, food service providers, etc. All such persons and entities are independent contractors. As a result, Harry Fisch or Nomad Photo Expeditions is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such person or entity or of any third party.

Travel arrangements, logistics, bookings, support, insurance, and everything related to the activity of a Travel Agent are organized by a licensed Travel Agent , in accordance with the laws in force.

Any airline tickets issued are subject to the carrier’s refund policy. Leaving an expedition in progress, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of an expedition. No refunds will be given for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips, or trek arrangements.

Itinerary Modification & liabilities

We reserve the right to cancel any trip because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate or because of our concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of the participants. If an expedition is canceled by us prior to departure, The Travel Agent will provide the participant with a full refund of monies paid to them; except in the event cancellation is due to a significant event that makes it infeasible to operate the expedition as planned, in which case T&A will provide the participant with a refund and/or credit toward a future Nomad Photo Expedition trip equivalent to monies paid to them.

The applicant acknowledges that travel on a Nomad PhotoTexpedition trip requires a degree of flexibility, and understands that the trip’s route, accommodation and modes of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to local circumstances. Should Nomad PhotoTexpedition deem it advisable to amend an itinerary for any reason, it may do so by shortening, varying or rerouting any trip. These changes are binding and additional expenses will be charged to the applicant if the reason for any major alteration is outside Nomad PhotoTexpedition control.

If we cancel the trip in progress, the participant will receive a prorated refund and/or a credit based on the number of days not completed on the expedition. We will not be responsible for any additional expenses incurred by participant in his/her preparation for the trip (e.g., nonrefundable airline tickets visa fees, if applicable clothing, equipment and medical expenses, etc.).

The itineraries and staff presented in this catalog are subject to modification and change by Nomad Photo Expedition. We reserve the right, without penalty, to make changes in the published itinerary whenever, in our judgment, conditions warrant, or if we deem it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of participants.

The maximum number of participants are listed under the workshop/trip details section of each individual workshop. However, we reserve the right to add by up to one, the maximum number of participants per workshop, at any time as well as to include, within the maximum participant´s limits, up to three non-photographer travelers on each trip. These extra people, usually those accompanying their photographer spouse, friend or partner, will not be entitled to any private photography tutoring time.

The participant further acknowledges that weather conditions may be severe, adverse and/or unpleasant and that medical services or facilities may not be readily available or accessible during some or all of the time during which he/she is participating on the trip. Nomad Photo Expedition reserves the right to request a medical certificate from a participant at any time before departure or during the photo tour. Nomad Photo Expedition will ultimately determine an individual’s ability to embark upon the photo tour. Once a booking has been accepted, medical circumstances will not be considered as exceptions to the cancellation policy.

While travelling with Nomad Photo Expedition the applicant agrees to accept the authority of the leader or local operator at all times. The applicant is aware that travel within a group may involve compromise to accommodate the diverse desires and physical abilities of group members. The applicant understands that Nomad Photo Expedition reserves the right to decline, accept, or retain any person as a member of the group at any time.

Itineraries have been carefully constructed to assure participants the best each destination has to offer; however, should events arise that are beyond our control, activities and hotel arrangements are subject to change without notice. The itineraries summarize typical areas you will explore. Since there is no possible way to visit all of them, your guides will plan each day considering the interests of the group and the weather at hand. Be assured that we will make substitutions that are as similar in quality and interest as possible.

The participant acknowledges that he/she is aware that such a the trip he/she is undertaking in remote areas of the world implies a risk of illness, injury or death which may be caused by forces of nature, illness, or by willful or criminal conduct of third parties or by terrorism. You acknowledge that travel to foreign countries entails unanticipated risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis, death, or damage to yourself, to property, or to third parties. You understand that such risks simply cannot be eliminated without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. The risks include, among other things: the hazards of walking on uneven terrain (cobblestones) and slips and falls, street muggings, hijacking, your own physical condition.

Insurance

Each participant must be covered by medical insurance that is valid overseas. The applicant’s travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability.

We strongly recommend insurance coverage for cancellation be taken at the same time as payment is made, as no exception to the cancellation provisions that can be made. We also recommend provisions for curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. We recommend the purchase of a supplemental travel insurance package to protect oneself in case of an unexpected medical emergency.

We strongly urge you to evaluate your risk and to take out insurance on your trip. It is vital for you to realize that if you experience a delay or find it necessary to cancel or cut short your trip for any reason, you will lose part or the entire sum you’ve invested in it.

Booking (All photo tours excepted Cuba. Scroll down for the special Cuba terms).

1) Bookings should be made by email to the following address:

photography@trekkingyaventura.com

The personal information to be supplied is detailed below:

- Full name of the person who is traveling (according to the passport) and ID number.

- Postal address, telephone number, mobile phone and email address.

- Passport details (passport number, date and place of birth, date and place of issue and date of expiry). We advise sending us a scanned image, as it is required at most destinations.

2) A deposit 1.000 US$ per person shall be made. Bookings shall not be considered as firm until evidence of this payment has been provided.

Wire transfers, Visa and / or Master Card, direct deposits, checks and cash are accepted.

The name/s of the person/s who is/are travelling is/are required to appear in all transactions/communications.

Full insurance of initial deposit (All photo tours excepted Cuba. Scroll down for the special Cuba terms.)

In accordance with the EEC directive. 90/314 all passengers booking with Trekking & Adventure Ltd are fully insured for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid, including repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of the travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Trekking y Aventura Ltd. A certificate detailing this cover will be given to each and every passenger as evidence of cover. Please ensure that you have been given the appropriate certificate(s) at the time of booking.

 

Cancelation policy.- (All photo tours excepted Cuba. Scroll down for the special Cuba terms.)

Unless otherwise stated the following cancellation policy applies:

A 1.000 USD deposit is required to book your spot.

Full payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure unless indicated otherwise in the description of the tour or workshop.

All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark.

Trekking & Adventure Ltd. reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 90 days prior to departure. All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark.

- If you cancel 121 days or more prior to departure we’ll give you back your deposit less 300 $.

- Between 91 and 121 days before the departure date, T&A will retain your full deposit and/or partial payment as well as fees that are charged by the suppliers providing the services included in your tour, and/or the airlines providing the air transportation . Fees may range from 25% to 100% of tour costs.

- Less than 91 days before the departure date, 50% of the price of the tour as well as fees that are charged by the suppliers providing the services included in your tour, and/or the airlines providing the air transportation . Fees may range from 25% to 100% of tour costs.

- Less than 60 days before the departure date, 100 % of the price of the tour .

Any airline tickets issued are subject to the carrier’s refund policy. Leaving an expedition in progress, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of an expedition. No refunds will be given for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips, or trek arrangements.

The land cost does not include:

Domestic or International air fare unless specifically stated on the itinerary ; other airfare if noted in exceptions; air fare tax; airport departure tax; airport transfers; additional transfers or accommodations that may be required by those not travelling with the group; excess baggage charges; meals not included in itinerary; activities taken on your own; passport/visa expenses; personal medical or travel insurance; any expenses of a personal nature, such as room service, laundry, beverages not included with meals, medical expenses, photographic equipment, any activities not specified in tour itinerary or listed as optional, or any items not listed in what is included; fuel surcharges; exchange rate surcharges; upon the completion of your trip, modest gratuities to the local guides and the drivers are customary; tips for meals not included in itinerary.

Passport and Visa

The applicant must carry a valid passport and have obtained the appropriate visas when travelling . Applicants must ensure their passport is valid for 6 months beyond the duration of the trip. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they are in possession of the correct visas for the trip they are undertaking. We cannot accept responsibility if the applicant is refused entry to a country due to incorrect visa documentation.

The client acknowledges that it is solely his/her responsibility to ensure that he/she is in possession of the necessary travel documents that may be required in respect of the proposed tour and itinerary as well as all health and other certificates that may be required from time to time. The client acknowledges that Nomad Photo Expedition is not assuming any obligation or liability .

Accommodation

The accommodation can not always be a high standard when travelling in developing countries so sometimes things will not always run as smoothly as they would in a western country. The further you venture from the beaten track the more basic the standard of accommodation and levels of service. This is all part of your adventure travel experience.

Single Travelers

Accommodations (hotels, tents, and cruise cabins) are based on double occupancy. If the participant prefers single accommodations, he/she must pay a single supplement fee, which is listed in the Trip Itinerary. If the participant is traveling alone and wishes to share accommodations, we will assign him/her a roommate of the same gender. If there is no one with whom the participant can share, he/she is required to pay the single supplement fee

Travel insurance helps to minimize the risk of monetary losses you would incur in the event of a delay of your departure due to weather, airline strike, missed connection, etc., your inability to travel for reasons such as illness, injury, unforeseen financial complications and other personal circumstances, or if you were required to cut your trip short for medical or any other reasons.

Photo Release

Nomad Photo Expedition reserves the right and permission to use photographs of individuals on tour for use in promotional and publicity purposes. We also reserve the right to use clients photographs for promotional and publicity purposes, when submitted to Nomad Photo Expedition

 

CUBA PHOTO TOUR.    SPECIFIC BOOKING & CANCELATION POLICY

 

Please read carefully all the terms and conditions that have been stated above (Terms and Conditions) . All are valid for the Cuba Photo Tour except the following Booking and Cancelation Policy.

On the Cuba People to People Photo Tour, all payments are made directly to the licensed travel agent. All travel arrangements and services for the Cuba People to People trip are provided by a licensed Agent under the guidelines outlined by the United States Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

A deposit of $700 per person is required to guarantee your reservation, which will be applied towards the cost of your tour. Deposits are generally non-refundable, except in rare cases when we cannot confirm all components of a booking at the purchase price.

We strongly suggest to buy a "Cancel for any reason" Trip Cancellation Insurance, i.e: Travelex, Travelguard , or any other reliable insurance.

FINAL PAYMENT:

Any pending balance must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to departure.

CANCELATION POLICY CUBA

All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark.

We strongly recommend buying a "Cancel for any reason" Trip Cancellation Insurance that can protect you against unforeseen circumstances that might prevent your attendance , and trip cancellation should you unexpectedly need to cancel. We recommend the purchase of the optional supplemental travel insurance package to protect oneself in case of an unexpected medical emergency.

 

The Travel Agent reserves the right to cancel a reservation if full payment has not been received by 90 days prior to departure. All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark.

- If you cancel 121 days or more prior to departure The Travel Agent will give you back your deposit less 500 $.

- Between 120 and 91 days before the departure date, The Travel Agent will retain your full deposit and/or partial payment as well as fees that are charged by the suppliers providing the services included in your tour, and/or the airlines providing the air transportation . Fees may range from 25% to 100% of tour costs.

- Less than 91 days before the departure date, The Travel Agent will retain 50% of the price of the tour as well as fees that are charged by the suppliers providing the services included in your tour, and/or the airlines providing the air transportation . Fees may range from 25% to 100% of tour costs.

- Less than 60 days before the departure date, The Travel Agent will retain 100 % of the price of the tour .

Any airline tickets issued are subject to the carrier’s refund policy. Leaving an expedition in progress, for any reason whatsoever, will not result in a refund, and no refunds will be made for any unused portions of an expedition. No refunds will be given for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips, or trek arrangements.

We reserve the right to cancel any trip because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate or because of our concerns with respect to the safety, health, or welfare of the participants. If an expedition is canceled by us prior to departure, the Travel Agent will provide the participant with a full refund of monies paid to them; except in the event cancellation is due to a significant event that makes it infeasible to operate the expedition as planned, in which case he will provide the participant with a refund and/or credit toward a future Nomad Photo Expedition trip equivalent to monies paid to them.

IMPORTANT: The information provided herein is a brief summary, but not a comprehensive description of payment policy by our partner People to People Licensed Travel Agency. It is very important that all travelers understand the cancellation policy. If it is not clear, please contact us for clarification and a complete description.


All itineraries provide a full time schedule of educational activities that will result in meaningful interactions between you and individuals in Cuba. U.S. law requires that all persons who participate in this program adhere to this full time schedule, and imposes on The Travel Agent the obligation to ensure such adherence.