Take your time discovering the true Cuba and saving it in photographs for later. Historic fortresses frame the edges of Old Havana. Mountains rise above the red-tiled rooftops of the colonial town of Trinidad. Tobacco farmers puff on thick hand-rolled cigars while oxen plow the fields. Indigo water laps at white sand beaches. Plantations tell tales of barons and slaves. Classic American cars make the cities look frozen in time. Friendly locals smile and wave at the camera. Capture the country...
Havana – Capturing Cuba in Film
Your first view of Cuba is from the plane. You look out the window to find the breeze blowing through the tall, lush grass. Palm trees border the plain. The Sierra del Rosario Mountains roll across the western horizon. The Atlantic Ocean frames the northern edges of the city. The plane lands at Jose Marti International Airport, where your private transfer greets you at baggage claim. Cuba, encapsulated in the city of Havana, takes you on an alluring tour filled with a remarkable history and vibrant spirit. You want to capture the local energy in film before you have even stepped through the doors into the city. Once on the road in the suburbs of Havana, you find murals the colors of the Cuban flag draping walls and edged by untamed grass.
Classic American cars speed down the wide streets near the border of the city center. In Havana Vieja, Old Havana, the asphalt turns to cobblestone. Crumbling building facades line one street while around the corner, renovated colonial structures create a strikingly different image, one that accentuates the former grandeur of the city. After a brief orientation tour of the city streets, your guides lead you to the enchanting restaurant Bodeguita del Medio. A live band plays music in the downstairs bar. Locals and visitors sip sweet and herbaceous mojitos, the restaurant’s specialty. Ernest Hemingway and Nat King Cole enjoyed the succulent dishes and stiff drinks. The flavor of Havana is unmistakable.
Havana – A Walk Amongst the Cobblestones
Trinidad – A Farmer’s Life
Trinidad – Captivating Colors of Trinidad
Havana – Havana in the Light
Havana – Taking in the Sights and Sites
Havana – Your Eye on the City
Cojimar – A Picture of Goodbye
- Travel between Havana and Trinidad with professional photographer guides instructing you on how to take the best photos of the landscape and people
- Enjoy a quiet morning on the Malecón with your camera at the ready to capture the sunrise
- Experience the colonial charms of Trinidad and the former grandeur of the nearby sugarcane plantations
- Discover the grace and focus of boxers during a private viewing of Havana’s oldest boxing training gym
- Photograph the beauty in the contrasting images of classic American cars set against antique Spanish fortresses
- Relish an aerial view of Old Havana from the Camera Obscura tower
- Revel in a private flamenco dance performance in the heart of Cathedral Square
Cuba offers diverse environments and inspiring landscapes during your 8-day photography tour. Document the rural lifestyle and urban spirit with timeless photogenic moments. Havana is known for spontaneous and passionate culture. Trinidad encompasses historical and contemporary Afro-Cuban spirit. Turn technique into experience and experience into an adventure. Your flight lands at Jose Marti International Airport, where your private transfer awaits your arrival. Venture into the heart of Old Havana and enjoy a brief introductory walking tour before dinner.
The following day, you wake up early to photograph the sunrise along the Malecón. Enjoy an encompassing tour of the city before strolling along the old historic plazas of in search of perfect photo opportunities. Next, you venture to Trinidad with a stop at a small farm along the way. Visit the remarkable former plantations near the city, offering a glimpse of sugar baron grandeur. Tour the streets of Trinidad, photographing the beautiful architecture and landscape. In the evening, you indulge in the vibrant musical lifestyle of the community.
Afterward, you continue your search for the perfect photo of the city before meeting with a local artist in her studio. Return to Havana and enjoy the evening at your leisure. The next day takes you to the historic boxing gym of Havana to witness the balletic movements and focus of the boxers, ranging in all ages. Tour the grounds of Morro Castle and take in the sunset on the Malecón. Enjoy an opportunity to witness an early morning private flamenco dance performance in Cathedral Square at sunrise.
Witness the stone restoration of the city’s seasoned landmarks and walk to the top of Camera Obscura for a distinctive view of the city. The next day is at your leisure to explore Havana at your preferred pace. You can linger in café or visit Ernest Hemingway’s home. Colon Cemetery offers a unique experience and elegant mausoleums that shape unforgettable images. On your final day, you compile your photos and meet your private transfer in the hotel lobby. He escorts you to Jose Marti International Airport for your flight home.
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$2,595 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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