Cuba Photography Tour - Highlights
Discover the vibrant heart of Cuba through our meticulously crafted tour, designed especially for photography enthusiasts and amateurs alike. Immerse yourself in a journey that seamlessly blends street photography, iconic sites, and unique opportunities to engage with Cuban impromptu models all set to the captivating rhythms of Cuban music. Enjoy ample free time to explore the streets at your own pace, capturing the essence of Cuban life through your lens.
Embrace the flexibility of our Remote Expedition tour, which allows you to dive into the spontaneous spirit of Cuban culture and connect with the welcoming locals. This adventure is not just about capturing moments; it’s about becoming part of them.
Our commitment to ethical travel ensures that this tour is 100% compliant with the “Support for Cuban People” category. Experience authentic Cuban hospitality by staying in guest houses, traveling in comfortable private transportation, and dining in charming local restaurants. We also encourage you to bring gifts for the Cuban people, a gesture of goodwill that fosters deeper connections and enriches your travel experience.
Well-preserved Spanish colonial city
Colonial heart of Havana
Scenic rural area
Mar 12th, 2025
Mar 15th, 2026
Your Tour Guide
Tristan has been to over 40 countries in his quest for the perfect adventure. He has biked all Guatemala, trekked alone across the Triglav in Slovenia, travelled through all the Amazon by boat. He also has worked and leaded tours in Senegal, Morroco, Croatia, Greece, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil and many more. Remote Expeditions is the fruit of his love for people and travel.Learn More
DAY 1 - Mar 12th, 2025
Bienvenidos a Cuba!
DAY 2 - Mar 13th, 2025
Havana Old Town
DAY 3 - Mar 14th, 2025
Havana Centro & Surroundings
DAY 4 - Mar 15th, 2025
Havana to Viñales
DAY 5 - Mar 16th, 2025
DAY 6 - Mar 17th, 2025
Viñales – Cienfuegos – Trinidad
DAY 7 - Mar 18th, 2025
DAY 8 - Mar 19th, 2025
DAY 9 - Mar 20th, 2025
Trinidad - Havana
DAY 10 - Mar 21st, 2025
Hotel Parque Central
Iberostar Parque Central offers an outdoor pool and a spa center in downtown Havana, in a Spanish colonial building. Guests can enjoy 3 restaurants and 2 bars.Some rooms have a terrace or balcony. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and slippers. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is provided. The front desk is open 24 hours a day. There are business and fitness facilities at the property. José Martí International Airport is 16 km away. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from popular destinations such as Bar Floridita and La Bodeguita del Medio.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad
Do you aim to discover the real soul of the places you visit? Iberostar Grand Trinidad offers unbeatable cultural heritage in the heart of one of Cuba’s most extraordinary cities. This iconic building, restored and refurbished by Iberostar, is the first 5-star hotel that features a 5-fork restaurant in Trinidad. Its interior design has kept the natural elegance of the building, but also provides modern services and spacious rooms. Our distinguished offer here is comprehensive, with personalised services and special features like the Fumoir, where you can discover the different aromas of Cuban cigars.
Hotel Los Jazmines
The hotel Los Jazmines rests on the top of a hill with the most beautiful setting overlooking the Viñales Valley thanks to the natural beauty of its surroundings. It has a restaurant with a panoramic view of the Viñales Valley, barbecue, safety box, shop, events room, bureau of sale of excursions, massage, daytime entertainment, night club. It counts with 70 air-conditioned rooms with balcony, safety box, satellite TV, shop, Internet and wifi service, parking lot, nurse’s office, terrace, swimming pool.
Cuba, the largest Caribbean island, is known for its cultural richness, breathtaking beaches, and vibrant nightlife. Its capital, Havana, enchants with its vintage charm, manifested in classic cars and colonial architecture.
Official Name: Republic of Cuba
Time Zone: Cuba Standard Time (GMT-4)
Population: Approx. 11.2 million
Official Language: Spanish
Government: Socialist Republic
Economy: Centralized planning, state enterprise system
Regions at a Glance
The major regions in Cuba include Havana, its bustling capital filled with vintage charm, Santiago de Cuba with its rich musical tradition, the verdant valley of Viñales, and Varadero known for its picturesque beaches.
Havana's old town, UNESCO World Heritage Site
The pristine beaches of Varadero
The tobacco fields and limestone hills of Viñales Valley
Trinidad, a beautifully preserved Spanish colonial town
Cuban Peso (CUP) for locals and Convertible Peso (CUC) for tourists. Major credit cards (except those tied to US banks) are accepted in larger cities, though cash is king in rural areas.
Lightweight, breathable clothing. Comfortable footwear for city walking. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for sun protection. Waterproof gear for rainy season.
Cuba's rich culture is influenced by its indigenous, African, and Spanish roots. It is known for its music (particularly salsa), cigars, rum, and baseball.
Options range from budget "casas particulares" (private homes) to luxury resorts. Safety is generally good, but solo female travelers should take usual precautions.
Passport valid for six months after your departure. Tourist Card (visa) which can be purchased from Cuban embassies or authorized airlines. Visit the Cuban Foreign Affairs Ministry website for more information.
Emergency Contact Numbers
Cuban laws are strict, particularly with respect to drug offenses. It's essential to respect local customs, especially not photographing military or police installations or personnel.
Electricity, Plugs, and Voltage
110V, American-style flat two-pin plugs. An adapter is needed for other plug types.
Tropical climate year-round with a rainy season from May to October. Lightweight, breathable clothing recommended. Raincoat or umbrella useful in rainy season.
Public transportation includes buses and trains, but they're often crowded and unreliable. Private taxis and car hire are available but can be expensive.
Primary language: Spanish
English is understood in tourist areas, less so in rural areas.
Avoid littering, respect local customs and cultures, support local businesses. Avoid supporting businesses linked to human rights violations.
Useful Apps & Websites
Cuba, with its unique charm and rich culture, promises an unforgettable travel experience. Remember to respect local customs, enjoy the local cuisine and music, and above all, take the time to interact with the warm and welcoming Cuban people.
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