Havana, and Beyond January 20-27, 2018
$3,750 per person double occupancy.

Havana, and Beyond January 20-27, 2018
$3,750 per person double occupancy.

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Cuba is one of Camera Voyages’ favorite places. It’s in a remarkable state of transition, and offers unprecedented photographic opportunities. Because we know Cuba well, we can assure you the richest shooting in Cuba’s diverse environments and settings. William and Jaime are veteran documentary and portrait photographers who are careful to build in time during the trip to stop and take advantage of both scheduled and unscheduled opportunities. They’re constantly seeking out new and spontaneous situations, along with planned visits with local trades-people, farmers, artists, restaurants and events. And they make the trip more enjoyable by constantly offering advice and points of technique, but never turning the experience into a group lesson. 

Deposit

Artist guide

Carlos Rene Aguilera

Workshop leaders

William Vazquez

Jaime Permuth

Cuba is one of Camera Voyages’ favorite places. It’s in a remarkable state of transition, and offers unprecedented photographic opportunities. Because we know Cuba well, we can assure you the richest shooting in Cuba’s diverse environments and settings. William and Jaime are veteran documentary and portrait photographers who are careful to build in time during the trip to stop and take advantage of both scheduled and unscheduled opportunities. They’re constantly seeking out new and spontaneous situations, along with planned visits with local trades-people, farmers, artists, restaurants and events. And they make the trip more enjoyable by constantly offering advice and points of technique, but never turning the experience into a group lesson. 

Itinerary

Subject to change according to on the ground conditions.

Day 1: 12/8 (Friday)

Welcome to Havana! 

After checking in and getting settled at our casas we will enjoy a leisurely walk in Old Havana and get to know our surroundings. Followed by a festive Welcome Dinner.

Day 2: 12/9 (Saturday)  Getting to know the city

Getting to know the city.

Our day includes a daybreak shoot at El Malecon; bus tour of the city; lunch at a hip downtown eatery and photographing more of the classic landmarks of Old Havana. After dinner, there’s an (optional) night photography walk.

Day 3: 12/10 Head to Trinidad (Sunday)

Heading out to Trinidad!

Road trip to the beautiful colonial city of Trinidad. We will stop along the way to photograph farmers and the landscape. Arrival in Trinidad will be followed by a walk in the town, dinner and an evening of live music performances!

Day 4: 12/11 (Monday)

Walkabout and Artist Studio Visits.

During the morning we explore the town of Trinidad, followed by an afternoon of Artist Studio Visits. On our return trip to Havana we will take time to photograph landscapes.


Day 5: 12/12 (Tuesday)

Boxing Day!

Opt in for an early morning shoot as Havana wakes up to a new day. Followed by a visit to one of our favorite destinations in Havana: Gimnasio de Boxeo Trejo, where the finest Cuban boxing prospects train for international competition. After lunch we head out in a caravan of classic cars to catch the sunset at Morro Castle.

After dinner, there’s an (optional) night photography walk.

Day 6: 12/13 (Wednesday)

Flamenco Dancers and Stone Restoration School.

We have a full day planned for you which includes photographing flamenco dancers in Cathedral Square, a visit to the Stone Restoration School and the Camera Obscura. Sunset walk before we head out for an evening of live music and mojitos!

Day 7: 12/14 (Thursday)

Time to take it all in.

Participants have a day off to revisit favorite places in Havana or branch out on their own. We gather for a festive farewell dinner later that night.

Day 8 12/15 (Friday)

Heading back home.

Alas, time flies. And so do we. Early AM flight back to the USA.

Most days depending on weather there will be optional sunrise/sunset and night walks through Old Havana.

Whats Included

  • Some Meals (listed on itinerary)
  • All ground transport in Cuba
  • Accommodations DOUBLE OCCUPANCY in Casas (bed and breakfast) including breakfast. Singles is a $350 supplement.
  • Visa to Cuba
  • Medical insurance in Cuba (Note this is not travel cancellation insurance)
  • Entrance fees to attractions listed on itinerary

Whats NOT included

  • Round trip airfare to Havana
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodations at starting off point in US
  • Travel insurance
  • Some meals (refer to itinerary)
  • Ground transport at starting off point in US
  • Internet or communications costs in Cuba

Note: Final schedule may deviate from plan due to conditions on the ground.