Just 90 miles away from the continental US, Cuba is an amazing place with a rich and interesting culture to explore. Camera Voyages has been traveling to Cuba since 2013, and has deep connections to the communities as well as the art and music scenes.
This immersive and interactive workshop will truly be a once-in-a lifetime experience for you to capture the essence and beauty of the Cuban culture through the lens of the latest Phase One Medium Format camera systems. This workshop is not like many of the regular workshop/tours that are out there – not only do we provide high-end gear and training for the attendees, but Camera Voyages’ impeccable reputation and experience in Cuban travel and photography enables us to provide access to places not normally available to regular tours.
The workshop is led by William Vazquez of Camera Voyages, Lance Schad of Digital Transitions, and Scott Neidermier of Phase One. During the trip you will spend time in Havana shooting its wonderful architecture and people, as well as other unique subjects such as flamenco dancers, boxers training in open-air gyms, and fishermen along the Malecón to name a few. You will also travel outside Havana on an overnight road trip to experience the beautiful city of Trinidad. Along the way we will visit Cuba’s verdant farmlands to meet and photograph the daily lives of the people that work and live there.
Subject to change according to on the ground conditions.
Cost $4,250 per person
Final payment due April 1, 2019
Welcome to Havana!
Day 1: 5/11
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: 5/12
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: 5/13 Head to Trinidad
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: 5/14
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: 5/15
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. Walk the streets of Old Havana. After dinner, there’s an (optional) night photography walk.
Day 6: 5/16
We have a full day planned for you which includes photographing flamenco dancers in Cathedral Square. Visit an artists studio A classic car ride and Sunset walk on the Malecon. Before we head out for an evening of live music and mojitos!
Day 7: 5/17
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: 5/18
Heading back home.
Alas, time flies. And so do we. Early AM flight back to the USA.
- 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
- Travel insurance
- Some meals (refer to itinerary)
- Internet or communications costs in Cuba
Note: Final schedule may deviate from plan due to conditions on the ground.