Photography Tour

DAY 1 • Photography in Havana from the cultural and architectural point of view

If you are passionate about photography and want to take with you the immortalized reality of Havana, book this Photography Tour exploring through the lens of your camera the architecturalwonders of the capital, its culture and its people. Discover hidden and unique places treasured in the corners of the city.

9.00 am

Pick up at Villa Royal-Departure for Havana.

9.30 am

Arrival at the Center of Old Havana accompanied by a professional photographer who will share his knowledge to make the most of this experience, your camera and your creativity. Tour of the city’s main architectural landmarks to capture the variety of architectural styles in Havana’s urbanization. (Capitolio, Neoclassical, Gran Teatro de La Habana, Neo-Baroque, Bacardi Building, Art Deco, Palace of Ursulines, Mudejar, Havana Cathedral, Baroque, Lonja del Comercio, Renaissance-eclectic, Cueto Palace, Art Nouveau, among others) (Duration 2 hours 30min).

12.30 pm

Lunch (Mac chooses the restaurant, not included in the Tour, but we suggest the best restaurants in Havana: Doña Eutimia / La Vitrola / O’Relly 304 / Donde Lis).

2.00 pm

Visit to the Fototeca de Cuba (CalleMercaderes, Plaza Vieja). It houses photographic exhibitions in Cuba. This center, withtwo exhibition galleries, treasures the work of Cuban most important authors.

3.00 pm

Visit to the house and workshop of a renowned photographer where you can share directly with the artist and see his/her work. (Cirenaica Moreira, Adonis Flores, Ernesto Javier Fernandez, Roberto Salas (son of Osvaldo Salas, coordinate the talk).

4.00 pm

Departure from Old Havana.

4.30 pm

Arrival at Villa Royal

DAY 2 • Landscape and Nature

In this photographic circuit we will visit one of the most popular Cuban natural attractionsjust a few kilometers from the capital. Designed for the nature photographer, La Moka, Las Terrazas and the Viñales Valleyshow their outstanding attractiveness in front of the lens of your camera, through themogotes, steep limestone hills, orchids, waterfalls and exuberant endemic vegetation, with more than 60 species.

7:30 am

Departure from Villa Royal.

9.00 am

Arrival at the hotel La Moka, Las Terrazas natural park. Informative meeting about the specificities and charms of nature photography.

9.30 am

Start of the practical workshop on taking photos of plants, animals, waterfalls (San Juan River) and other natural details of the landscape. Sightings of autochthonous plants and birds.

12.00 m

Lunchat La Casa del Campesino (the Peasant’s House) (lunch included).

1.00 pm

Departure to the Viñales Valley. Located in the Sierra de losÓrganos. It is one of the most visited natural areas in Cuba, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

2.30 pm

Arrival at the Mirador de losJazmines, the best place to appreciate and take panoramic photos of theViñales Valley with its fascinating mogotes. Descent to the town of Viñales. Visit to the Mural de la Prehistoriaand Palenque de losCimarrones. The tour ends with a visit to the Cueva del Indio, a wonderful site located on the banks of the San Vicente River. This cave provided shelterto the first inhabitants of these lands. You can see cave drawings and enjoy the local nature and beauty of the landscape with the formation of stalactites and stalagmites.

5.00 pm

Departure to Havana.

7.00 pm

Arrival at Villa Royal.

DAY 2 • Cuban people and faces

Entering the world of fashion and advertising, this Tour will uncover the most useful tools and techniques in a Professional Photography Studio. Both indoor and outdoor locations you can have professional models and high quality materials (flashes, spotlights, diffusers, reflectors, among others) that will make you enjoy photography at the highest level.

10.00 am

Departure from Villa Royal to Havana.

10.30 am

Arrival at the photo studio. Introducing the work team and models. Brief talk and description of the photography to professionals of fashion and advertising.

11.00 am

Practical session: indoor and outdoor photography.

12.30 pm

Selection of the best photographs for the album design.

2.00 pm

End of work.

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