Complete Cuba Spring 2018 Eastern Cuba

In Partnership with Tamarkin Camera

 
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Our March program is your chance to travel to eastern Cuba with a focus on photography and provinces that travelers typically don't get to experience.  Join Dan Tamarkin of Tamarkin Camera, along with Keith and Amy for a well-researched and truly unique travel experience.  

And if photography is of interest to you, the eastern island cities offer truly unique photographic experiences and fewer "touristy" distractions.

Complete Cuba trips are fully-licensed people-to-people programs sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Treasury. 

Dan, Amy, and Keith with our host family in Havana.  -2017

Dan, Amy, and Keith with our host family in Havana.  -2017

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For our spring 2018 trip, we will again partner with Tamarkin Camera for an in-depth adventure in eastern Cuba that will allow you to have experiences you simply can't have on your own.  (Many of which we don't advertise so as to keep them exclusive and ensure your trip is as vibrant and exciting as Cuba itself!)  

Included are airfare from Miami to and from Cuba; airport transfers; eight nights of hotel/casa accommodations; the services of an English-speaking Cuban guide; two American guides; private, air-conditioned transportation to included activities within Cuba; special photography opportunities; nearly all meals (including tips); your visa; necessary documentation; health insurance while in Cuba; and much more.  Please note that travelers should plan on arriving in Miami on Friday, March 16 for what is expected to be an early morning flight.  We will provide our recommended hotel to registered travelers.  We will fly back from Cuba as late as possible on the 25th to maximize our time.  

Solo travelers are always welcome in our group trips.  Approximately half of our guests are solo travelers.  (For the few meals not included, we arrange group reservations so solo travelers only dine alone if they want!)  100% of our past travelers -- both solo and not -- say they would recommend travel with Complete Cuba.  (Check out our testimonial page.)

In addition to the boutique travel experience offered by Complete Cuba, this trip will offer specific amenities not available elsewhere.

Dan Tamarkin of Tamarkin Camera will provide Leica gear available for loan during the trip, guidance on using the gear as well as photography in Cuba, guide specific photo opportunities and people-to-people interactions, and offer one-on-one portfolio review (if the participant is interested) during the trip.

Additionally, this trip will qualify you for an exhibit that will be presented by Tamarkin Camera and The Rangefinder Gallery (tamarkin.com/leicagallery), and Complete Cuba.  This exhibit will be presented in the April/May 2018 gallery exhibition entitled Complete Cuba: Travelers’ Stories from the Caribbean’s Most Enigmatic Island,.  Don't worry: Dan will provide direction on how to prepare for the exhibit and you're welcome to participate or not as you prefer.

 

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Spring 2018: Eastern Cuba -- Reserve Now!
Depart Miami – March 17, 2018
Return to Miami – March 25, 2018

Spring 2018 Trip Facts:

Depart – March 17, 2018
Return – March 25, 2018
Included – Transportation from Miami to and from Cuba, Cuban Visa, medical insurance, local transportation, flight within Cuba, group activities, accommodation in Cuba (8 nights at Casa Particulares or Hotels), and almost all meals
Leaders – Two, plus an English speaking, local Cuban guide
Limit – 12 Participants Maximum (Small Group Tour)
Price – $4150 double occupancy, with single rooms available for an additional $450

Sites Visited:

Holguin (1 night)
Santiago de Cuba (2 nights)
Baracoa (2 nights)
Havana (3 nights)

Key Experiences:

A great photographic experience!

Experience the natural beauty of Holguin; 

In Santiago, visit the Morro, Castro's tomb, the Gran Piedra (which you can climb, if you'd like) and other local sites; 

Visit the virtually untouristed town of Baracoa (in the Guantanamo Province), where Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba in 1492;

Visit with famed professional photographer Roberto Salas in his home in Havana;

UNESCO World Heritage sites, including San Pedro de la Rosa Castle in Santiago, Old Havana, and others;

Cuban food off the usual tourist trail, including at paladares (small, privately run restaurants) and the Havana Culinary School (foodies will love this tour);

Cuban music;

Cuban art, including at the studio and home of Jose Fuster; Hamel's Alley, a community art project in an Afro Cuban neighborhood; a meeting with a famed Cuban painter in his gallery; and, most of all, 

Exchanges with the Cuban people.