Have you ever wanted to travel to Cuba to capture the character of Havana, or have you been to Cuba on a resort vacation , but never got the chance to see the real Cuba? This will be the first of what hopefully become an annual Street Photography trip to Havana, Cuba. We have partnered with a local tour company and photographer based in Havana to arrange for a unique street photography trip to see Cuba and Havana from the local perspective. The schedule for the trip will be as follows;
Day 1 ( Saturday)
9:30am to 11:30am - Two hours in convertibles to see Plaza de la Revolución , the Havana Forest , and a general overview/orientation of Havana
Lunch on our own at Hotel
2:00 - 5pm - Pickup at the hotel and drive to Old Havana -Off the beaten path
Callejón de los artistas ( Arte Corte)
5pm to 7pm Morro and Cristo statue and sunset shoot over Havana from Castillo Del Los Tres Reyes Del Morro
( afternoon in ACed 4 door vintage sedans)
Day 2 ( Sunday )
7:30 am to 10:30 am
Centro Havana (off the beaten path
Parque de la Fraternidad
The streets behind the Capitol building and northward.
Lunch on your own
2pm to 4pm - walk from hotel to Avenida de los Presidentes, and surrounding area
4pm to 8pm
Callejón de Hamel for Afro-Cuban graffiti art
Prado Boulevard to shoot youngsters skating and rollerblading
7ish rooftop of the Kempinski for the sunset
( you must buy yourself a drink there)
Day 3 ( Monday)
8am drive to Viñales (van for transport)
Check out the tobacco fields while riding a horse, meet the tobacco farmers and they will show you how they roll the cigars and taste it.
Walk around the rural but colourful town of Viñales.
Lunch included (Cuban feast)
Depart Vinales at 6:30 pm to head back to Havana
Day 4 ( Tuesday)
8:30 am pickup ( ACed 4 door vintage sedans )
Fusterlandia and Miramar ( embassy row)
Lunch on your own
2:00pm to 5pm - Muraleando
Day 5 ( Wednesday) - Hemingway day
Finca Vigía (entrance fees included)
Lunch at La Terraza in Cojimar town, followed by walking tour of Cojimar harbour, and Hemmingway statue
Drive back to Havana and stop at the Hemmingways favourite bar in Havana, the Floridita for a drink and a cigar.
Day 6 (Thursday )
10:30 am pickup
Shoot at the Rafael Trejo boxing gym
Lunch at the beer micro- brewery by the souvenirs market
2pm - 6pm - Walk in Centro Havana and the Malecón
Photo Tour will include photographing, boxing, farmers market, a rustic gym, the famous Malecon seawall, rides in beautiful restored vintage American cars, arts & crafts markets, wood of Havana, Prado, Old Havana neighborhood, Centro Havana, Hemmingways house, “Playa del Este“ , 3 lunches and 2 dinners. Transportation will be in 3 ACed 4 door sedans except for two hours in the morning of the first day ( in convertibles) and the Viñales day trip ( by van).
The cost of the trip $2,650 CAD ( $2,000 USD ) includes return air fare from Toronto with Air Canada Vacations, 7 nights accommodation at a 4 Star hotel in Havana ( based on double occupancy) , all breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, all tours and ground transportation for 6 days. If you compare the cost of this street photography trip to other tours of Cuba , you will find this trip is half the price. By partnering with a local Havana tour company and photographer, we have been able to put together a very cost effective/affordable trip to Havana, Cuba. **Note: Price above was 2020 dollars, the price may vary in 2021.