Portrait of Cuba: A Photographic Journey
Alongside a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and a Cuban photography teacher, practice your photography and immerse yourself in the history, culture and vibrant streets of Cuba.
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Some info on your website about this tour or comparing various tours was somewhat confusing or ambiguous.


The Road Scholar photography trip to Cuba was an interesting view into a place not many Americans are fortunate enough to see. The pace was not as strenuous as I’d thought...The photography guides were excellent...the tour guide both sensitive and knowledgeable...I’m looking forward to traveling with Roads Scholar on another photography trip.


If you love photography, you will love this trip! Essdras, Joel and Karina are exceptional guides.


Great trip - Many photo opportunities. Great food, activities, transportation, and tour guides. Cuban people were very friendly and welcoming.


The program provided a wonderful mix of the opportunity to improve photographic skills & interact with Cubans in various artistic / community groups. I can not say enough about the skill, knowledge, warmth and charm of all of our instructors, guides & hosts. Would highly recommend the program to anyone wanting to improve their understanding of both photography & Cuba. It was a unique & highly enjoyable time with a great group of people.


The Photography-based programs are awesome and not to be missed. Makes the whole immersion experience so much more meaningful.


Visiting Cuba was a lifetime dream for me, as I lived my childhood in Havana and had not returned in 57 years! The sights and sounds of Cuba were like returning to a beautiful, happy dream. I recommend this trip to anyone who wants to capture the color and beauty of Cuba and its culture on film. The team of leaders worked very well together and delivered an experience that was truly unforgettable.


Road Scholar is outstanding. The people who guide us are the best!


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If photography is your thing or just a blossoming new passion, this program is for you. Going beyond the specifics of learning and executing higher level photography you are experiencing Cuba. Cuba is like a time place left alone (those old 1950's cars for example) as well as architecture that encompasses Colonial, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. So beautiful. Just as important are the Cuban people. Industrious, gentle, passionate and compassionate. They will have you at Cuban mojito.


Not only will you learn much to improve your photography skills and have the opportunity to take great pictures, this tour spends little time at "tourist sites" and takes you "off the beaten path" to see things most tourists do not. It also makes the interaction with the Cuban people more genuine. The professional photographers and tour guide were absolutely the best!


I enjoyed this trip so much I would like to do it again! Cyrus was a wonderful guide and provided great photography tips, as did Joel and the street photography man. Although I was nervous about staying in a house with Cubans (I speak no Spanish), I couldn't have enjoyed the experience more. My hostesses were wonderfully kind. I could have skipped the visit to the fine art photography studio and the photography school, but all the other activities were wonderful. I learned a lot during this trip, and I have put some of the photography techniques into practice since returning home. And being driven around Havana in a hot pink 1951 Chevy convertible was a blast! This was my first Road Scholar trip, and I already have signed up for four more trips!


This was my first trip with Road Scholar and it was wonderful. The local and international guides were fantastic. It was a great first trip with this company.


Our first experience on a tour and it was fantastic. Cuba was on my bucket list and it didn't disappoint! We would certainly consider another RS trip in the future.


What a fabulous trip! The Road Scholar team has certainly got its act together. Everything was perfectly coordinated to maximize our experience in our short time in Cuba. We packed in the sights and the insights. It was a pleasure to work with experts like Rudy, Joel and Julio who have the flexibility to provide the right dose of new information at the right time for photographers and cameras of varying degrees of sophistication. Karina was always cheerful and charming and equally skilled at imparting the right amount of information.

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