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February TBA, 2019

Our 8 day photo adventure workshop provides and in-depth exploration of the backstreets of it's exotic neighbourhoods including Havana Centro, Old Havana and Vedado.

We will visit a famous boxing gym, the oceanside promenade Malecón, and the Prado. During day trips we will visit the communities of Regla and the fishing village Cojimar where Ernest Hemingway found the inspiration to write "The Old Man and the Sea". We will also visit a beach town close to Havana, Playa del Este.

We will then stay 2 days in Valle of Viñales, a picturesque tobacco growing region where we visit welcoming farmer families before returning to Havana.

Both, the home stay in a beautiful Cuban casa particular with gorgeous architecture, and all aspects of the daily itinerary are designed to offer photographers access to the vibrant and authentic daily life of the amazing Cuban people. 

We’re passionate about teaching the different aspects of photography. A good amount of time will be spent on reviewing your work during the travel with a detailed feedback and assistance from our side. Our aim is to help you to become comfortable photographing strangers in unfamiliar environment, recognise favourable photography situations, judge the quality of natural light and adjust to low light situations. The Ebook will be provided to you to help with your learning and we’ll make sure you return home with a beautiful photo essay

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Havana | Cojimar | Valle de Viñales | 

8 days  | Photo Travel Adventure | Full Package price USD 3250,-

10% Discount for returning Workshop photographers.

Deposit:  USD 1000,-


Group Size

Small group size - Maximum 6 participants

Minimum participants 2

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Experience | Difficulty

Open to all levels (non-photographers and adventure seekers are welcome)

Moderate schedule

Travel by car or minibus

Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking


Photographer | Host

Harald Claessen  

Born in the Netherlands, Harald is a Social Documentary and Portrait Photographer who has been exploring Cuba since 2008.


  • All Accommodations in beautiful Casa particulars (Cuban family houses), Single occupancy, Air-conditioner and warm water

  • All breakfasts

  • All local transportation, Taxi, Car, Minibus, Vintage American cars

  • 2 dinners - Welcome and Farewell dinner

  • Professional photographer | host | tuition

  • People-to-People

  • Small group size

  • Ebook "For the Right Reasons" - Becoming comfortable photographing strangers

  • Social Documentary, Travel Photography, Street Photography, Landscape Photography, Environmental Portraits, low light photography


Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Havana (HAV) 

Our adventure begins at 8 AM during breakfast on the first day and ends at 12 PM on the last day (Departure day)

International travellers who require a Cuban visa can get their visa through the Cuban Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries.

US Travellers:

Creative Adventure Photography provides 100% legal Cuba trip under US Treasury Department’s OFAC People-to-People Travel Program. This allows individuals to travel to Cuba for educational and cultural purposes.

True to the requirements of a people-to-people General License with U.S. Treasury Department, our tours focus on educational exchanges with the Cuban people and recording their amazing lives with our cameras.


Custom options are available on request. Mail us with your questions.