Cuba Photo Tour March 21-April 4, 2015 with Ron Herman

Immerse yourself in Cuban culture through activities and events that get you up close and personal to all that this country has to offer.  This island nation, with its Spanish colonial architecture and cobblestone streets filled with classic American cars, appears to have been frozen in time. 

The relationships I have developed in Cuba over the years will allow you to go beyond the traditional tourist destinations, and  into the homes and studios of Cuba’s leading artists. Experience Cuba through the eyes of a local as you go on photo walks with Cuban photographers.  

We will be based in Old Havana (UNESCO World Heritage Site), where the splendors of the city are right outside your doorstep.  We will also travel outside of Havana to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Trinidad and Sancti Spiritus.

Highlights
  • Meet with the country’s leading artists
  • Photo walks with Cuban photographers
  • Special photo shoot with a “horse whisperer” and photographer who works with National Geographic
  • Tour of the National Art School and ballet school
  • Visit to an elementary school 
  • Visit to an organic farm
  • Visit to Cuba’s photography museum, the Fototeca de Cuba
  • Presentation by architect and former city planner on the history and development of Havana 
  • Architectural tours
  • Guided tour of the Fine Arts Museum 
  • Guided tour of the Experimental Printmaking Workshop
  • Private rooftop latin jazz concert
  • Presentation on the Afro Cuban religion Santeria
  • Opportunities to enjoy the Cuban culture, food, music, and rum!

Included 

  • All of the above 
  • Stay in Havana’s historic center
  • Excursion to Trinidad/Sancti Spiritus
  • Round trip flight: Miami/Havana/Miami
  • 4 and 5 star double room accommodations (single supplement available)
  • 2 meals per day (excluding arrival and departure days)
  • Travel visa and related documents required for legal travel to Cuba
  • Health insurance (mandated by the Cuban government)
  • Preparatory reading and orientation materials
  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure days
  • English speaking guide/translator
  • Private air-conditioned motor coach 
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome cocktail and one bottle of water daily
  • Admissions, honoraria and fees to all program activities
Not Included
  • Flights to and from Miami
  • Expenses of a purely personal nature.
  • Room service charges.
  • Gratuities to the bellboys and waiters, and your guide and driver
  • Transportation of luggage in excess of weight allowance.
  • Cuban airport tax $25 CUCs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Baggage handling fees of $20 by the Charter company in Miami.
  • Extra Beverages or snacks and one meal a day