General Information: Cuba

Registration Policies

We encourage you to register early and we recommend calling to check availability before registering online. 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 $1,000 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.

We offer a 48-hour grace period on new registrations. If you have second thoughts about participating in your workshop within 48 hours of your registration, we will refund your deposit less a $60 processing fee.

Valid passports are necessary to enter Cuba and 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 visa to enter Cuba which can be secured through your airline when booking your travel directly.

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

Space in our Cuba programs is limited and our participants are important to us. We rely on your attendance to make important arrangements and logistical preparations. If for any reason you need to withdraw from a program in Cuba, please notify us in writing (email to is acceptable) as soon as possible. We do our best to accommodate transfers that follow terms listed below, however we reserve the right to approve or reject any transfer request. All approved transfers are subject to a $60 transfer fee. You must register and complete a new workshop or international program within 12 months of the withdrawal.

We strongly recommend that all participants purchase Trip Cancellation/Travel Insurance that covers workshop expenses and non-refundable travel costs. Please check on your workshop status before making travel arrangements.

We provide the following refund policies for our Cuba programs:

Balances for these workshops are due 60 days before the start date. If for any reason you need to withdraw from a Cuba program please notify us 60 days or more before the start date of your program.
• At that time we will refund your deposit, less a $500 cancellation fee.
• Withdrawal less that 60 prior to the start date of the workshop will result in no refund.
• No refund of any fees will be made for withdrawal after the workshop begins.
• Transfers will be considered if received more than 75 days before the start date of your workshop.
• The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops reserves the right to cancel a reservation for a Cuba program if full payment has not been received by 60 days before the workshop begins.

There are NO exceptions to our Cancellation and Transfer Policies.