PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR • HAVANA, VIÑALES AND TRINIDAD - 9 Days / 8 Nights

June 1, August 31







DAY 1 - We will meet at Miami International Airport in Terminal G at the Havana Air Counter at 7:00 am three hours before our flight departs at 10:00 am. A member of our team will meet the group with a sign and guide you through the check-in process.

After a 45 minute fly we will arrival in Cuba’s José Martí International Airport. After clearing Cuban Customs, our Cuban guide will greet us outside the terminal.

Once in Havana we will start with lunch at a traditional Cuban restaurant El Aljibe that features a 62-year-old secret recipe for roast chicken that has drawn the likes of Hollywood star. After lunch we will check into our accommodations. In the evening you will be picked up by a fleet of convertible Classic Cars for an unforgettable tour of Havana on our way to drinks at Hotel Nacional for mojitos in the gardens overlooking the Malecon. Then, we will have dinner in one of the Paladares in Vedado. (L,D)









DAY 2 - After breakfast early morning photo opportunity in Old Havana then we will meet for a guided Walking Tour of old Havana. After visiting all four squares we will visit the famous La Bodeguita del Medio, where Hemingway went to have his mojitos and conclude our walking tour at the end of Calle Obispo at El Floridita Bar were you are free to enjoy a traditional daiquiri.

Then you are free for lunch and explore. In the afternoon interested can visit Fototeca de Cuba. Founded in 1986 to preserve and promote Cuba’s photographic heritage, Fototeca de Cuba is home to the nation’s largest collection of Cuban photography. Learn about the organization’s role in nurturing young talent, explore current exhibitions, and enjoy an interactive presentation on renowned Cuban photographers. Rest of the afternoon you’re free to explore Old Havana on your own.

In the evening we will have dinner at the famous paladar El Cocinero, one of Havana’s newest and most avant-garde restaurants; and conclude the night next door at Fabrica del Arte (The Art Factory), an art venue that is the home to everything art: theater, jazz, contemporary dance, exhibitions, etc. (B,D)
DAY 3 - Morning tour of Modern Havana including El Vedado, University of Havana, Plaza de la Revolucion, and Cementerio Colon. Then a visit of the Instituto Superior de Arte, for a photo-shoot opportunity. our tour leaders will show us the “conservatory-like institution, offering courses in music, dance, and studio arts.” This school was featured in the documentary at the Loft, “Unfinished Spaces.” Evening you Free (B)



DAY 4 - After an early breakfasts we will drive 70 kilometers west to Soroa and La Terrazas, a site of a breathtaking natural beauty designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4gufBgyaiA

We will have a traditional Cuban lunch with roasted pig, white rice, and black beans.

After lunch we will visit Viñales Valley called "the garden of Cuba ", place of the best tobacco in the world. We will visit the Indian Cave with a boat ride along the cave, Los Jazmines lookout point, and the Prehistorical Mural. (B,L)
DAY 5 - After breakfast visit Jaimanitas, a small fishing village where we will be delighted by Fusterlandia, painter and sculpture Jose Fuster’s vibrant arts complex. http://www.cuba-modern-art.com/en/

At noon you will be dropped of at Callejo de Hamel to enjoy and afternoon of Afro-Cuban culture, art and music- (Sabado de la Rumba). Then you are for lunch and to walk around Centro Habana and take pictures. The Evening is free (B)
DAY 6 - Early morning departure to Trinidad - We will stop for Lunch and Photo opportunity along the way arrive in Trinidad at dinner time (B,L)
DAY 7 - City Tour of Trinidad then free to explore Trinidad (B)
DAY 8 - After breakfast, we will visit the magical region, El Valle de Los Ingenios. We will have lunch in a restaurant or a Paladar in the area. Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D)
DAY 9 - After an early breakfast we depart to Havana Airport for our 6:30 pm flight to Miami. We will stop for quick lunch along the way. (B,L)

$4,250 per person. Includes Air and Land.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Single room supplement is $400.
Price can change without notice.

To make a reservation, we only require an $800, non-refundable booking deposit payment. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure, or within 72 hours of booking, whichever is later. We will send a Reservation formed once we receive it with a copy of your passport we will send you a Pay Pal Invoice and you can pay with credit card.

• Non-stop round trip flights from Miami to Havana via U.S. Government-licensed charter service
• Cuba Entrance Visa
• All land transportation, transfers in Cuba
• 8 nights superior accommodations in Cuba
• 16 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
• Professional, English-speaking local guide
• 4 nights in Havana:
Old Havana Walking Tour / Modern Havana Bus Tour / Convertible Classic Cars Tour / Callejon de Hamel / Art Tour: Fusterlandia / Visit to Cojimar / Visit Alamar Organic Farm
• Day Trip Viñales:
Las Terrazas / Soroa / Vinale Valley
• 3 night in Trinidad:
City Tour /El Valle los Ingenios / El Salto
• Mandatory Health insurance in Cuba

Private Homes / Bed & Breakfas.
We have secure a group of homes in the best area of Havana that have been completely renovated into Bed & Breakfast that have between 5 to 7 private guess rooms. Each room has their own private bathroom and many have safes and mini-bars.

We have contract with the major US Government Authorized Charter Companies. We utilize different airlines: American Airlines, Easter Airline and Jet Blue that have planes ranging from B737-800 to their B777 jumbo jets.

• Gratuities for tour guide, bus driver, restaurant staff
• Cuban airport departure tax of US $30 paid in Miami Airport to the Charter Company
• Optional travel interruption and cancellation insurance
• Airline baggage fee $20 per piece and excess baggage fee of $2.00 a lb. after 44 lb.

To Arrive in Miami the night before since departures and check-in times are early in the morning.

Participants should know that Cuba is a special destination, and activities and accommodations are subject to change. The tour leader reserves the right to make changes to the published itinerary whenever, in his sole discretion, conditions warrant, or if he deems it necessary for the comfort or safety of the program.  Be assured that all efforts will be made to provide a comparable alternative should an item on the itinerary need to be changed or cancelled.