David Blecman Cuba Trip
Just some of the highlights of this exciting photographic and cultural adventure include,but is certainly not limited to:
*Stay and Photograph in Havana, Cuba’s capitol city, and historic Old Havana, with a walking tour of Havana’s four historic plazas
*Stay and Photograph Viñales, whose main street is lined with colorful colonial-era wooden houses, also beautiful mogotes (limestone hills), vibrant natural colors and endless rows of meticulously groomed tobacco fields
*A visit to Palacio del Valle, the most famous building in Cienfuegos built in 1930
*A trip to Playa Girón, a beach and village on the east bank of the Bahia de Cochinos
*We’ll Explore Trinidad and interact with the local Cubans
*A mountain expedition to the incredibly scenic and breathtaking destination of Topes de Collantes, with spectacular mountains, rivers, and waterfalls
*An incredible lunch perched 25 stories above Havana with incredible views of the city
*A stop at San Jose market to purchase Cuban arts, clothing and paintings
*A trip to “Fusterlandia”, home and neighborhood of Jose Fuster, known as the “Picasso of the Caribbean” for his amazing and world famous ceramic artistry. You will have an opportunity to have your personal tile placed in this neighborhood to mark your spot for perpetuity. This will be unforgettable!
*We’ll visit one of the famous tobacco farms (Finka de Tobaco). Learn how this mainstay crop of Cuba is planted, harvested and prepared for shipping to tobacco factories to bring to final product, with a personal guided tour, after which we’ll visit an authentic tobacco factory in Pinar del Rio, and see how the leaves are transformed into the final product of Cohiba cigars
*A special lunch at the only Cuban Organic farm on the island, Finka de Organico, and take a tour of the farm
*A full day excursion to the beautiful mountainous province of Pinar del Rio. This western most region is known for its amazing valleys, landscapes and mountains
*A visit to an elementary school to see how a Cuban student spends a normal day.
Itinerary subject to change for an even better experience!!