5 Days $2,999 INCLUDING FREE airfare!
Join American Forests Artist-in-Residence Chuck Fazio for 5 amazing days in Cuba experiencing it like a local and shooting it like a pro!
PARTY LIKE IT'S 1959! CUBA FOR NEW YEARS! DETAILS
June 23-27, 3 slots, $2,999
September 7-11, 3 slots, $2,999
October 12-16, 3 slots, $2,999
Plaza de le Revolution during the 9 day mourning period for Fidel
Join Chuck Fazio, the first-ever Artist-in-Residence to American Forests, the nation's oldest conservation organization for 5 fabulous days of fun and photography in Cuba! Chuck's tours are 'photo vacations' where you'll have as much fun as you will learn how to be a better photographer!
We'll walk the backstreets of Havana, seeing things few American ever have. We'll photograph the people, the culture, the architecture and the food of Cuba from its capital to its beautiful countryside.
You will get to shoot side-by-side and learn from one of America's renown travel, landscape and nature photographers.
It'll be fun and at the end, you'll be shooting like a pro!
RESERVE NOW! Space is VERY limited to three people per trip for a truly intimate learning experience.
FRIDAY: Washington DC (or your location) to Havana!
Fly from Washington DC into Havana where we will travel by classic car to our authentic Cuban accommodations, casa particulars. No hotels for us! We'll eat local in the center of Habana and then do a night time walking tour. Bring your tripod!
Saturday: Havana and Old Havana!
We'll spend the day in Old Havana exploring the wonder of this beautiful city. We'll head back to our house in the afternoon to work on our pictures. And then it's back out for dinner and a show at the famed Tropicana!
We'll travel by classic car to Vinelas, a charming country town. You'll experience rural Cuba and the wonderful people who live there. We'll make a stop at a tobacco farm where we'll have lunch and then off to an underground river.
MONDAY: Jibacoa About an hour east of Havana, Jibacoa is made up of several beaches and a small town backed by cliffs and caves that are incredibly scenic.
or Las Terrazas and Soroa Heading for the hills has been an effective tactic in these parts since Fidel Castro and a ragtag guerilla band waged their against-all-odds revolution from the Sierra Maestra mountain range. Not much has changed in the intervening 50 years, and a drive into the heart of the undulating and verdant Sierra del Rosario range (Cuba’s first Unesco Biosphere Reserve), 45 minutes west of Havana, is a sure tonic for fatigue and woe. Las Terrazas is an artist colony cum eco-tourism experiment with open studios, ziplines, hiking, birding and swimming in river cascades. Nearby Soroa is famed for its Orquideario – an orchid garden and research station with more than 700 species that bloom between December and March.
TUESDAY: After breakfast, we'll visit the Plaza De Le Revolucion on our way to the airport.
RT air from DC (up to $500 ), visa, accommodations at casa particulars, taxis, breakfast and photo instruction.
Lunch, dinner and entertainment are not included.
You'lI feel incredibly safe the entire trip. In fact, people have said the feel safer in Havana than any other major city. On previous trips, there were no hassles with the authorities who did nothing but help when needed. The Cuban people and the authorities are friendly towards Americans.
The joy of this trip is that is it an authentic Cuban experience. You'll enjoy sitting in the park in the downtown area, people watching and using a wifi hotspot.
Yes, tons to see but the joy of the trip is to do the mundane and just experience life as its lived in Cuba. We will visit most every place you see in the slide show above.
One caution is there isn’t a hospital on every corner and services can be remote. Get a heart attack and help isn’t 5 minutes away. You agree to take on all the responsibility of the trip because you will be in CUBA, not DC. Be prepared for contingencies. Get travel health insurance the event you need to be evacuated back to the states.
If you have done any research on Cuba and there is something you think would be cool to see, let me know Let me know ASAP if you want to go by emailing me.
Is it legal to visit Cuba? Yes! Your visit must fit into one of 12 categories. Ours falls into the "People-to-People" category where we will experience Cuban cultural activities such as the "Buena Vista Social Club" and Tropicana Cabaret.
What about money?
Your USD will be converted to the Cuban CUC. Although it's 1CUC/1USD, there are significant conversion fees. You should bring at least $500 in cash.
Where do we stay?
We will stay in what are called casa particulars, essentially what we in the states know as AirBnB's. Depending upon he size of the group, these can range form Cuban mansions, to apartments downtown.
What does my fee cover?
Airfare and your visa, accommodations, breakfast, taxis and photo instruction.
Please call Chuck directly if you have any questions. (703) 801-0700