Cuba Photo Tour
Nov 28 – Dec 9 2016
Havana – Vinales – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Camagüey – Santiago
I first visited Cuba in 2003 to see the country before it changed forever. Now, it is showing the first signs of change but still remains authentic. I think this is a perfect time to visit and document the old cars, simple rural life and fading architecture before it’s too late.
The itinerary has been carefully designed to include some of the best photo locations on the island. We start our journey in Havana, a city alive with music and dance with a backdrop of fading colonial architecture. You could spend a week in Havana alone but we will head West to the Finales where time has stood still. Farmers still work the fields using traditional methods, pulling the ploughs with oxen and transporting the crops on old wooden carts.
Leaving the karst mountains and the fertile valley of Pinar del Rio behind, we venture East to Cienfuegos known as the pearl of the South. We will photograph the bustling market, 19th Century architecture and impressive boulevard.
Then to Trinidad, Cuba’s best preserved colonial town, now a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site. The buildings have been beautifully renovated and the narrow cobbled streets are largely free of traffic. The photo opportunities are endless from men in wicker hats riding donkeys, women in colourful costumes and, of course, the iconic chevrolets.
We stop at Camaguey, Cuba’s most recently named World Heritage Site, to photograph the local farmer’s market before heading to Santiago. Known as the ‘city of Heros’, Santiago is the birthplace of Cuban Contemporary Music and we will capture the energy and colour of this lively town.
Price per person sharing £2995 Single supplement £495
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