Cuba Comprehensive Birding: Cuban and Caribbean Endemics Tour Pricing

 

2020 to 2022 Pricing: $4,290 US Dollars, or £3,320 GBP*

for 11 Days and 10 Nights

*Prices with a group of 8 participants

 

Inclusions: 

 

  • Tour package includes all lodging, meals* and access fees to reserves, parks and other birding sites. 

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. In Cuba, Arturo Kirkconnell (senior or junior). Arturo Kirkconnell (senior) is the author of the Field Guide to the Birds of Cuba and widely recognized as the premier bird guide of Cuba. His son, Arturo junior, has birded and guided with his father over the last decade. Arturo (junior) is about to publish a photographic field guide to the birds of Cuba.  We are developing relationships with new Cuban bird guides, due to the high demand for Cuban birding.

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details and more), information on entry into Cuba and information on travel health issues, packing information and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen. 

  • Transport and Airport Transfers: 

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van for most of the trip.

    • We arrange transport to the hotel at the airport upon arrival, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not really cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small Group Pricing:

    • We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer than four participants. 

    • Our least expensive trip of 10 days and 9 nights does assume a group size of eight persons, though we would likely also run this tour with seven persons.

 

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

  • US Dollar Pricing: The price is fixed in USD. There is intense demand for service related to tourism in Cuba. Once booked, we will honor our prices as invoiced. If you book late, there is a risk of price increases due to inflation in the Cuban tourism sector (lodges and fuel primarily).  

  • British Pound Pricing: The GBP price indicated above is based on the April 9, 2018 exchange rate of 0.71 GBP per US Dollar. The trip price is fixed in US Dollars, and the final charges for the trip will be based upon the actual exchange rates we pay. Though we work to minimize bank charges with banking in Canada and in the United Kingdom, banks do often charge about 1.5% to for making the exchange. 

  • Bank Fees: We do not charge bank fees for wire transfers for clients paying into our accounts in the United States, the United Kingdom and/or Canada.

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals. Supper is included on the arrival day of the tour.  Breakfast is the only meal served on the departure day of the tour. Beverages at breakfast and lunch are included.  Supper includes water at the table and a soft drink. You must pay for any alcoholic beverages on the tour. 

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: Each day, we provide water for refilling your personal bottles during the birding day. 

  • Group Size:

  • We anticipate a group of 4 to 8 participants, and pricing is based upon this group size.

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

 

Single Room Supplement: 

  • The single supplement for our 11 Day/10 Night tour is $340 (or £245 GBP*).

  • This is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

    o    This will include flights your flights to Cuba.

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

  • The tour price does not include the price of any alcoholic beverages.

  • Tips for birding guides, trip drivers, restaurant servers or hotel staff are not included in the tour price. Tipping is much like that in the United States.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

 

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 755 214 2976, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife actually seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

Like to Book these Trips:

 

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: Call Jennifer at the Partnership for International Birding’s UK office at 44 755 214-2976, in Suffolk)

 

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated July 9, 2018 for all 2019 tour dates.                                             

 

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More details about this Trip:

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

Toll Free: (from USA or Canada): 

888-203-7464

Telephone: 720-320-1974

Email: charles@pibird.com

Address:

2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210

 

Partnership For International Birding

Address:

PO Box 219

Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976

Address:

The Roost, Leiston Road

Middleton

Saxmundham

Suffolk

IP17 3NS

UK