Havana to Vinales Photographic Adventure
Feb
2
to Feb 10

Havana to Vinales Photographic Adventure

SOLD OUT Join us in Havana, Cuba, where you’ll have 15th century backdrops, the stone streets of the past, colorful cars, music, art and dance. Then travel to Vinales, away from the busy city of Havana, to a private tobacco farm. Cuba will inspire you to create! And, Lightroom Guy will be joining Camera Odysseys on this Cuba trip. 

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Havana to Vinales Photographic Adventure
Feb
16
to Feb 23

Havana to Vinales Photographic Adventure

The light of Cuba is enticing.  The colors are all engulfing.  As we travel to the countryside and into the historic cities you get that feeling that time has stood still for many years.  Our connections with the people is one of questioning and the need for engagement.  Beside the famous three words,' This is Cuba", we have coined another saying, "Hey, I can sleep at home". because you just can't get enough. This is a once in a lifetime experience to learn, grow in a unique location that you do not want to miss.

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Bhutan and Nepal Photographic Workshop
Nov
2
to Nov 16

Bhutan and Nepal Photographic Workshop

This beautiful tour around Nepal and Bhutan’s most scenic places takes us to the country’s finest locations with an unparalleled diversity. Camera Odysseys lead by Bruce Byers will take you far past the tourist stops getting you as close to the culture of Nepal and Bhutan as you can.

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Havana to Trinidad Photographic Adventure
Nov
29
to Dec 6

Havana to Trinidad Photographic Adventure

Join us on a trip to Cuba where you will have a 15th century backdrops to most of your photographs.  The colors of Cuba will inspire you to create.  The people and culture will engulf you with its kindness and music.  We will travel a part of the island that will take you from the busy city, to the private farm and back to the stone streets of the past.

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Havana to Trinidad Photographic Adventure
Jan
15
to Jan 22

Havana to Trinidad Photographic Adventure

Join us on a trip to Cuba where you will have a 15th century backdrops to most of your photographs.  The colors of Cuba will inspire you to create.  The people and culture will engulf you with its kindness and music.  We will travel a part of the island that will take you from the busy city, to the private farm and back to the stone streets of the past.

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Santiago to the Tobacco of CUBA
Feb
14
to Feb 24

Santiago to the Tobacco of CUBA

When we visit some of my favorite less remote places, like Cuba and Italy, we’ll be sure to give you a trip with a twist that no ordinary group would offer. For instance in Cuba, we’re going to not just visit magnificent urban and rural areas, we’ll be following the tobacco harvest with some of the most famous growers and cigar makers in the world, across the country, a trip equivalent to being on the ground for the great wine harvests of Bordeaux and Burgundy.

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The Annapurna Basecamp Trek
Mar
25
to Mar 31

The Annapurna Basecamp Trek

We customize trips for you, making your trip the most memorable possible.  Camera Odysseys is offering great trekking into Nepal and Bhutan.   We have great guides located in Nepal and Bhutan. 

The Annapurna Region...

is the most diverse; culturally and geographically in the central region of Nepal with a total area of 7629 sq. km and a population of around 100,000. Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri are the massif of the range. This is one of the finest examples of Sustainable Tourism Development managed by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Nepal Trust for Nature and Conservation. World’s deepest Gorge, Kali Gandaki Gorge, diverse culture, dense forest, flora and fauna are the major highlights of the region. The starting and ending points of the trek is any one of Nayapul, Kande and Phedi.

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Havana to Trinidad Photographic Adventure
Nov
30
to Dec 7

Havana to Trinidad Photographic Adventure

Sold Out The light of Cuba is enticing.  The colors are all engulfing.  As we travel to the countryside and into the historic cities you get that feeling that time has stood still for many years.  Our connections with the people is one of questioning and the need for engagement.  Beside the famous three words,' This is Cuba", we have coined another saying, "Hey, I can sleep at home". because you just can't get enough. This is a once in a lifetime experience to learn, grow and use the #HasselbladX1D in a unique location that you do not want to miss.

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Sri Lanka Medical Mission
Nov
10
to Nov 21

Sri Lanka Medical Mission

In November the team of doctors of Smile Bangladesh are going to do a medical mission to Sri Lanka for Cleft Lip Repair.  I plan to be on that mission to document their work and I invite you to join me. Part of the time we’ll be part of the medical mission, part of the time we’ll be exploring.  If you have ever had the desire to get behind the scenes of a medical mission this is the trip.  It has been my way of giving back.  The team of Smile Bangladesh will be on it's 20th mission to help to neediest children to repair clefts and help correct the damage of burns from the war. 

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Sep
17
5:30 PM17:30

Start Trinidad

January 18th 2018  (Thursday)

We will meet in either Tampa or Miami ( depending on the flights into Havana ) Seeing how people are coming from many different cities.

Day 1: January 19th 2018 (Friday)  Fly to Havana

Havana to Trinidad

  • Arrival at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport . Private transfer from the airport for a 3 hour journey to the Trinidad, a water front city on Cuba’s south coast known for its beauty and an historical importance.
  • Stop along the way to visit the Playa Giron for lunch and the Bay of Pigs museum.  
  • Check into local casas,
  • Dinner in the main square with local music.

Day 2: January 20th 2018 (Saturday)  

Sunrise photowalk before the town wakes up.

8:30 am Breakfast served in Casas

Walk the streets to create images 

 Local lunch provided

 -Drive for a mountain expedition to the incredibly scenic and breathtaking destination of Topes de Collantes, replete mountain rivers and waterfalls. Enjoy swimming in the El Cubano pools and nature hiking. Bring your bathing suits.

 Dinner will be with a night of music and art at the now famous Fabrica de Arte Cubano.

Day 3: January 21st 2018 (Sunday)

7:30 am Breakfast served in Casas

8:30 am board bust to travel to one of the most historic cities in Cuba for walking city tour Trinidad

- Time to explore Trinidad and interact with the local Cubans

Local lunch provided

 -Drive for a mountain expedition to the incredibly scenic and breathtaking destination of Topes de Collantes, replete mountain rivers and waterfalls. Enjoy swimming in the El Cubano pools and nature hiking. Bring your bathing suits.

Day 4: January 22nd 2018 (Monday)

Early morning departure for Havana 

Breakfast at casa.

Stop at the Bay of Pigs

Lunch on the road

Stop a local farm for people to people and portraits.  

Day 5: January 23rd 2018 (Tuesday)

Lets go Boxing  ( photographing the boxers )

Sunrise on The Malecon of Havana always has an interesting sunrise with the fishermen and great light, if you up for it. 

After breakfast and by 10:30 we will arrive at : Gimnasio de Boxeo Trejo, boxing gym. The best of Cuba will show off their skills and create photos with you.

Lunch at an Artist studio. (CO)

Early afternoon ride the old cars to visit El Cristo de La Habana (The Havana’s statue of Christ)  ending up at Moro Castle to photograph it's 15th to 18th century walls and canons.  Great skyline of Havana and the Malecon.

Return to the Malecon for sunset and music.

Dinner at local cafe' (on your own)

Night photo walks. (optional)

Day 6: January 24th 2018 (Wednesday)

Early Morning

Flamenco Dancers in the Havana Cathedral Square.  These great dancers will make it easy for you to create images with them with a once in a life time backdrops of 15th century buildings.

Breakfast in a local cafe'

We will be joined by one of the teachers from Old Havana Restoration School and Workshop of to take a tour of the school that is putting Havana back together. We will be allowed to photograph the students and their work.

Lunch (on your own)

The Old Square has one of just 7 commercial Camera Obscura in the world.  It is a great way to step inside a camera and see Havana live.  After which we will photograph the other great square of old Havana.

Sunset we will be at the Malecon with dinner near by. (on your own)

There are many evening music and club options that you can choose for the evening.

Day 7: January 25th 2018 (Thursday)

Havana/ Vinales  (B,L) 

7:00 am Breakfast served in Casas. Day begins at 7:30 am

 -Full day excursion to the beautiful mountainous province of Pinar del Rio, approximately 180 kms. This western most region is known for its amazing valleys, landscapes and mountains. 

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.  A personal guided tour by the owner Montisino will highlight.

Lunch provided at the only Cuban Organic farm on the island, Finka de Organico. Take a tour of the farm.

Visit an authentic tobacco factory in Pinar del Rio. See how the leaves are transformed into the final product of Cohiba cigars

Photograph the Sunset in the valley.

 Return to Havana casas, 

Day 8: January 26th 2018 (Friday)

Your final day in havana

Day 9:  January 27th 2018  (Saturday)

Time to head home.

Whats Included:

  • Some Meals (listed on itinerary)  (CO) Camera Odysseys pays
  • All ground transport in Cuba
  • Accommodations DOUBLE OCCUPANCY in Casas (bed and breakfast) including breakfast. Singles is a $350 supplement.
  • Visa to Cuba
  • Medical insurance in Cuba (Note this is not travel cancellation insurance)
  • Entrance fees to attractions listed on itinerary
  • Flight from Miami to Havana.

Whats NOT included

  • Round trip airfare to Miami or Tampa for starting point
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodations at starting off point in US
  • Travel insurance
  • Some meals (refer to itinerary)
  • Ground transport at starting off point in US
  • Internet or communications costs in Cuba

Note: Final schedule may deviate from plan due to conditions on the ground.

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