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Date: 

December 21 - 28, 2018

Our 8 day photo adventure workshop roundtrip starts with an 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. 

The next destination after Havana will the the city of Santa Clara, Cuba's 5th largest city which is located in the most central region of the country.  It’s known for its revolutionary landmarks. In the city's west, the Che Guevara Mausoleum is the resting place of Che Guevara and other fighters. It’s crowned by a massive bronze statue of the revolutionary leader.

From Santa Clara we will visit the village of Remedios, one of the oldest villages, founded in 1513 by the Spaniards where a carnival-like festival known as Las Parrandas de Remedios will be held. 

After visiting Las Parrandas in Remedios we will travel to the colonial, perfectly preserved Spanish settlement of Trinidad. Trinidad is a town in central Cuba, known for its colonial old town and cobblestone streets. Its neo-baroque main square, Plaza Mayor, is surrounded by grand colonial buildings. From Trinidad we will travel back to Havana to complete our roundtrip.

Both, the stay in beautiful Cuban Casa particular's 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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Price

Havana, Las Parrandas de Remedios, Trinidad, Havana

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

10% discount when combined with other December 2018 Cuba workshops - Full Package Price USD 2925,- for each workshop.

10% Discount for returning Workshop photographers.

Deposit:  USD 1000,-

All Cuba workshops in December 2018:

8 days | Cuba | Eastern Cuba, Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, Baracoa | Dec. 02-09 | $3250 

8 days | Cuba | Havana & Valle de Viñales & Rincon | Dec. 11-18 | $3250

8 days | Cuba | Havana - Santa Clara - Las Parrandas de Remedios - Trinidad | Dec. 20-28 | $3250

 

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 also 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.

Includes

  • All Accommodations in beautiful Casa particulars (Cuban family houses), Single occupancy
  • All breakfasts
  • All local transportation, Taxi, Car, Minibus, Vintage American cars
  • Cuban guide and translator
  • 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. CT-2016-327909 / C.F.R. 515.567. 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.


Options

Extend your travel and join other December Adventure Photo workshops in Cuba.

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