Come improve your photography and be inspired by the island of Cuba with accomplished photographer Julia Cumes The allure of Cuba beckons with old world architecture, timeless vistas, smiling faces and a very colorful history. We will travel from Havana to Zapata National Park to the winding streets of Trinidad. There will be rare opportunities to shoot behind the scenes in dance studios and immerse yourself in local life while having in-the-field instruction with Julia Cumes.

We stay at small, family run Casas Particulares, with excellent comfort, service and style. Click here to view itinerary. We will eat at privately run restaurants through out the trip. Learn more here.

DATE: March 24th-30th, 2019

PRICE: $3875 per person based on double occupancy ($200 for single supplement)

LOCATION: Havana, Zapata National Park, Trinidad, Santa Clara


Trip Highlights:

  1. Receive private photography instruction from Julia Cumes focusing on technique, composition, lighting and new suggestions on how to get the best images.

  2. Explore the culture of Havana through opportunities to photograph people, dance, architecture and art.

  3. Discover the incredibly colorful and photogenic town of Trinidad; a UNESCO world heritage site!

Julia Cumes

Your Photography Instructor!


Day 5: Transfer to Trinidad

Trinidad is incredibly photogenic and colorful and is also a UNESCO heritage site. We will arrive in the afternoon just in time to explore the streets, stores, artisans, markets, and locals with Julia.

Day 6: Final Edits, Critiques & Slideshow

Morning photography with Julia. Today will be spent wrapping up the photographic journey of Cuba.

Day 7: Departures from Santa Clara

Check out your Accommodations and depart for Santa Clara. Arrive to Santa Clara to explore the city and have lunch. Head to airport in the late afternoon

Day 1: Arrival to Havana

After airport pickup and settling into our Casa Particulares, we will meet for introductory dinner and initial photo presentation by workshop leader, Julia Cumes.

Day 2: Exploring Old Havana, Vedado & Malecon

We will be up early catching the best light to photograph Old Havana on foot. Later, we will take a tour of the city in classic 1950’s vehicles of the main Havana historical sites.

Day 3: Ballet and Salsa

After an early for breakfast we depart to photograph a Dance Company rehearsal. In the afternoon we head to a salsa class! Dinner will be inside Fabrica de Arte.

Day 4: Zapata National Park & Playa Larga

rolling cigars

An hour and a half from Havana we will enter Zapata National Park. In the afternoon there will be opportunity for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear Caribbean waters. In the afternoon each person will have one-on-one time with Julia to discuss their work as well.

Whats Included:


6 nights in private Casas Particulares. (privately run bed and breakfasts)


6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

  • Cuban Tourist Visa

  • Bilingual guide

  • Private transportation

  • Driver

  • Airport transfers

  • Private Photography instructor

  • One-on-one critiques

  • Entrance fees to parks and museums

  • Excusions

Gallery of images from our last tour!


MARCH 24th-30th, 2019 double & single rooms w/ shared bath.