documents may 2019

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION –– All participants must complete these two documents and return to Ashé Cultural Tours, LLC, 204 Crossgate Drive, Church Hill, MD, 21623


  • Welcome Letter – Mainstay May This letter has some important details about our trip. It discusses:
    • People-to-People Tours and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC licensing)
    • Info about Accessibility in Cuba and the nature of our Homestays
    • Flight (outbound and inbound)
      • Bus from Washington College to Newark, NJ on May 9th at 4:30AM
      • Flight from Newark to Havana – 9:59AM on United Flight #3742
      • Flight from Santa Clara (SNU) to Ft. Lauderdale 2:00PM May 18 on Jet Blue #388
      • Change planes in Fort Lauderdale. 7:37PM on Jet Blue flight #2080 to  Washington Reagan National (DCA). Arrive at 10:04PM
    • Travel Risks
    • Health Insurance Information
    • Overview of Included Costs
    • Overview of not Included Costs
  • Contact & Emergency Contact info
    • This document contains info about the best ways to stay in touch with family and friends while in CUBA. Please share this with your loved ones!
  • Packing Health Gifts
    • First checked bag on UNITED $30 | Second Bag $40 | Up to 62.0 linear inches (157cm) L + W + H and 50.0 lbs (23 kg) per bag. (United Website for Checked Bags)
    • United Airlines allows a free carry-on item. (9in. x14in. x 22in.). Please check the United website for other restrictions or guidance. (United Website for Carry-On Bags)
    • Clients are responsible for the checking their own baggage and paying the appropriate fees.
    • Weather in May (Havana/Trinidad) Average lows of 72, highs of 87/88.
  • Currency Costs Tipping
    • How Much Money Should I Bring?
    • What kind of currency should we use?
    • Do credit/debit card work? (NO!!)
  • Travel Insurance Information. To protect your investment, consider Travel Insurance, which can be purchased at any time. Be aware, however, that Travel Insurance is most effective when purchased with a few days of making your initial deposit.